Classical Reviews/Early Music

21 interviews, and over 450 reviews of classical CDs, SACDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, and downloads in this 576-page issue!

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This is a well-conceived reissue of three related recordings of music of the Ars Subtilior, that mannerist period between the Medieval (the death of Machaut) and...

Denis Raisin Dadre decided to celebrate Doulce Mémoire’s 25th anniversary with lighthearted fare drawn from 16th-century French sources. The results are similar to their album excerpting...


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This is the third disc on as many labels that we have heard from Paolo Da Col in the last couple of years. There were half...

This is the second collection of motets from the Montpellier Codex ( Mo ), H196, that these ladies have offered ( Fanfare 18:2). This program includes...

Cappella de la Torre is a performing group that favors elaborate, at times some might say fanciful, programs. For this one, built around the reasonable assumption...

These are the first two of three records of conductus that are part of a project at the University of Southampton. Subtitled Music and Poetry from...


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Fires of Love is a Scottish quartet of performers that focuses its efforts on the late Renaissance and early Baroque. Its musicians supply two vocalists—soprano and...

This anthology of 20 Renaissance dance pieces from the early 17th century draws (with once exception, Samuel Scheidt) upon various composers, now mostly quite obscure, who...

This is a perfectly delightful potpourri disc of music for the Advent and Christmas seasons. (The booklet makes a nod toward diversity by also claiming to...