Classical Reviews/Early Music

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

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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...

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...


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The origins of instrumental musical genres seem to lie mainly around the beginning of the 17th century, when pieces such as sonatas, canzonas, and toccatas emerged...

I do not know if this disc rerelease qualifies as a historical recording, having first appeared back in 1983 at what was practically the dawn of...

This is a release I’d ordinarily welcome, as it gives us entry to a musical aspect of the Austrian courts of three successive Holy Roman Emperors...

The main premise of this collection of songs and instrumental pieces is to provide a concert of works that might have happened in polite society of...


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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...