Classical Reviews/Early Music

21 interviews, and over 525 reviews of classical CDs, SACDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, and downloads in this 640-page issue!

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“Music by Early Renaissance Composers Who Remain Anonymous” would probably present the widest scope for an early music program. Barring that, a likely candidate would a...

Founded in 1973, the Hilliard Ensemble was soon regarded as the foremost English vocal ensemble in a crowded field. While they have recorded for several labels...


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The first disc in this series, More Divine than Human ( Fanfare 33:2), offered five works drawn from the Eton Choirbook, the sole remaining witness to...

The largest and most important surviving musical compilation of the Trecento is the Squarcialupi Codex. An illuminated manuscript from the workshop of San Maria degli Angeli...

Anyone who is interested in Medieval vocal music will find this disc fascinating. It collects the earliest versions of the Grail legend, the quest for the...

After seven CDs of sacred music by mostly obscure composers of the 16th century, this vocal ensemble based in Vienna has turned to secular pieces by...


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Music from the 11th-century Winchester Troper has been recorded before, but this program focuses on Easter Sunday in April 1043, when King Edward (St. Edward the...

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