Classical Reviews/Early Music

26 interviews, and over 500 reviews of classical CDs, SACDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, and downloads in this 704-page issue!

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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...

Not to throw cold water on this program’s theme—the Council of Constance (1414–1418) that ended the Three Popes Controversy, executed Jan Hus (after first requesting his...


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The subtitle refers to “the end of the 1500s,” the time we know as the transition from Renaissance to Baroque, when madrigals (and similar songs bearing...

Reliquie di Roma is very much a play on words. “Relics of Rome” summons up images of the architecture of the Roman Republic and subsequent Empire,...

The sound is frankly too problematic on this album to justify much space. Suffice to say that the eight instruments, mostly plucked and bowed, are very...

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...


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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...

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...