Classical Reviews/Early Music

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

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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...

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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Where the music of the troubadours is concerned, there are a series of concerns that performers are faced with. Was the music meant to be accompanied...

Captain Tobias Hume (c. 1569–1645) has drawn a fair amount of attention lately from gambists, ensembles, and record companies. This is in part because of his...

The theme on the last release I reviewed of Cinquecento ( Fanfare 36:3) was the death of Josquin, with deplorations set in his honor, and a...

The five men of Amarcord and three instrumental players (gamba, lute, and percussion) went to the Veneto to record a video of madrigal performances, also shown...


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The idea behind Sounds Baroque’s Conversazioni series is to present a mix of secular cantatas and non-vocal chamber music, such as would have been heard at...

The program for this album places it in Easter in 1043, when Edward Wessex, son of Æthelred the Unready, was crowned king at Winchester Cathedral. By...

I have to confess that when I first laid eyes upon this disc, I was immediately expecting a series of viola concertos, but almost immediately realized...

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