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Carl Heinrich Graun: Easter Oratorio / Kölner Akademie, Willens

Carl Heinrich Graun (1703-1759) is another enormously gifted composer whose music has been thoroughly eclipsed by that of great and like-sounding contemporaries. In Graun's...

English Royal Funeral Music: Purcell, Morley, Tomkins / Vox Luminis

Henry Purcell (1659-1695) was the last great English composer before the twentieth century. The program on this Ricercar CD performed by Lionel Meunier and...

Gottfried August Homilius: St. Mark Passion / Fritz Näf

It's striking how much this Passion by Homilius sounds like the passions and oratorios of J.S. Bach at times, especially in the choruses, but also in...

P. Royer (c.1705-1755): Complete Music for Harpsichord / Yago Mahugo

Entire programs of the harpsichord music of Joseph-Nicolas-Pancrace Royer have been recorded by such illustrious harpsichordists as Christophe Rousset and William Christie on the...

Buxtehude: Membra Jesu Nostri – Passions & Trauermusiken

On this beautiful Rondeau CD, we hear Dietrich Buxtehude's exquisite cantata cycle Membra Jesu Nosti. Under the direction of Jörg Breiding, the performances are by the...

Johann Rosenmüller: 12 Sonatas for 2, 3, 4 & 5 instruments / Ensemble Masques

German baroque composer Johann Rosenmüller (1617-1684) spent the first half of his adult life in Leipzig. He spent the rest of his life in...

Strike the Viol – Ayres & Divisions by Jenkins, Lawes, Locke…

This is the second recommendation in a row for a title from Flora Records, a tiny Belgium label specializing in music from the first...

Lord Gallaway’s Delight: Dances & Gaelic Laments from the 16th & 17th centuries

Lord Gallaway's Delight from Alpha Productions is, as the album's subtitle states "An Excellent Collection of Dances & Gaelic Laments" as performed by the...

Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel: Quadri di Dresda e Bruxelles

Like so many fine composers who are starting to receive their just due in recent times, Gottfried Heinrich Stölzel (1690-1749) was highly respected in...

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