Classical Reviews/Early Music

13 interviews, and over 500 reviews of classical CDs, SACDs, DVDs, Blu-rays, and downloads in this 608-page issue!

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These four discs were first issued as Balades a III chans ( Fanfare 19:2), Fleurs de vertus, Chansons à la cour des Visconti (21:6), and

As noted in the previous issue, we have come to the end of the line with Schola Hungarica, a choral group of men, women, and children...


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Some time back I reviewed the first release by Paul Leenhouts and his Royal Wind Music (Lindoro 712; Fanfare 30:5). It featured an ensemble of 14...

So what does the title of this disc mean? A glance at the liner notes reveals a literal misreading of the phrase, “went insane with.” And...

The general focus on this disc of 32 pieces is Manuscript 975 in Granada’s Manuel de Falla Library. It’s an anthology of more than 100 vocal...

We always assume that somewhere in the vast catalog of Baroque music there are a few musical alchemists. Amongst the gigantic Bachs and Vivaldis, though, they...


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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...

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...

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