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And in the last of Hyperion's releases this month, the sublime voices of Cinquecento breathe new life into Heinrich Isaac's Missa Wohlauff gut Gsell von hinnen & other works. The composer was a near contemporary of Josquin, with whom he was considered an equal in the early years of the sixteenth century, and this album clearly demonstrates why he was in such demand from the influential European courts of the age.
Julian Bliss has made a new recording for Signum which features the two wonderful Brahms Clarinet Sonatas. These late works are jewels in the instrument's repertoire and are here sympathetically performed with pianist James Baillieu. Completing the album is Bliss's own instrumental arrangement of the Vier ernste Gesänge, works also from the last years of Brahms's composing life.
In 2009 Ian Page and Classical Opera made an acclaimed recording of Thomas Arne's Artaxerxes for Linn Records. These days called The Mozartists, the group now sees the set reissued on Signum Classics, giving a second airing for this remarkable work of which Haydn is reputed to have exclaimed that he ‘had no idea we had such an opera in the English language’.