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Lawrence Power has joined regular collaborator Simon Crawford-Phillips to record the mellifluous Violin Sonatina & Viola Sonata by Arthur Benjamin—an album of significant interest, and not just for being Lawrence's first recorded outing on the violin rather than his more usual viola.
The enthralling all-male Cinquecento has recorded an unusual programme of secular works: Amorosi pensieri – Songs for the Habsburg Court features music by the contrasting characters of Philippe de Monte, Jean Guyot, Jacobus Vaet and Jacob Regnart. Just how close secular and sacred could be is dazzlingly on show in Carolyn Sampson's A French Baroque Diva – Arias for Marie Fel. Psalms and Hymns of praise (Lalande, Rousseau, Fiocco, Mondonville) seamlessly intertwine with outrageously florid operatic fancies (Lacoste, Rameau, Mondonville), the singers and players of Ex Cathedra being steered faultlessly through all by Jeffrey Skidmore.
From Linn this month we have The Tudors at Prayer, an opulent programme of Taverner, Mundy, Byrd and White performed by masters of this repertoire Magnificat and Philip Cave. Re-issued this month are the Corydon Singers' enterprising Villa-Lobos Missa São Sebastião, and a compelling album of Warlock Songs recorded by John Mark Ainsley in 1994. A Matthay Miscellany: Rare and unissued recordings is the final volume in APR's mini Matthay series, and revelatory.
|Schumann: Kinderszenen & Waldszenen; Janáček: On the overgrown path I|
A new album from Marc-André Hamelin is always a cause for celebration. Here he presents three sets of miniatures (all masterpieces in which their emotional impact is quite out of proportion to their dimensions); a fascinating juxtaposition of two ...» More
|A French Baroque Diva|
A welcome return of Carolyn Sampson and Ex Cathedra to Hyperion, performing the rich, fulsome music of the French Baroque. Their recording of love songs from Rameau’s operas was hugely acclaimed for Sampson’s stylish, fluid, seductive performances ...» More
A new departure for the wonderful all-male vocal ensemble Cinquecento. They turn to the secular music—generally much less well known—of the Renaissance masters Philippe de Monte, Jacobus Vaet and Jacob Regnart whose sacred music they have explored ...» More
|Benjamin: Violin Sonatina & Viola Sonata|
Lawrence Power is Britain’s greatest living viola player, the true successor to Lionel Tertis and William Primrose. Part of his mission is to perform and record music premiered by those masters of the previous century—among which are the works of ...» More
|Tchaikovsky: The seasons|
Russian pianist Pavel Kolesnikov became Laureate of the Honens Prize for Piano in 2012 and gave his Wigmore Hall debut at the beginning of 2013, where the critics delighted in his outstanding pianism and intelligent programming. Hyperion is deligh ...» More
|Villa-Lobos: Missa São Sebastião & other sacred music|
Sacred choral music by Brazil’s most famous composer, Heitor Villa-Lobos, performed by one of Hyperion’s best-loved recording groups.» More
Rarely can Peter Warlock’s haunting songs have been so beautifully and movingly performed on record as in this celebrated album, featuring John Mark Ainsley at the peak of his considerable powers, perfectly accompanied by Roger Vignoles.» More
|Hyperion monthly sampler – June 2014|
|The Tudors at Prayer|
Celebrated choir Magnificat continue their much-lauded exploration of Tudor Latin sacred music with ‘The Tudors at Prayer’, which includes music by Taverner, Tallis, Mundy, White and Byrd. The highlight is Mundy’s towering 'Vox Patris caelestis', ...» More
|James Rhodes 5|
Five years on from his debut recording, James Rhodes has firmly established himself in the classical world as a pioneering figure—reaching out through concerts, recordings and television documentaries to create new classical music fans whilst rema ...» More
|A Matthay Miscellany – Rare and unissued recordings by Tobias Matthay and his pupils|
This final volume of 'The Matthay Pupils' presents most of his remaining students who left recordings, as well as the few discs Matthay himself made. Of particular interest is a selection from the almost unknown AFMC label which was affiliated to ...» More