Record Labels Archives: Harmonia Mundi

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Period Instrument Schubert Trios From Harmonia Mundi

Nearly everything about these scrupulously prepared performances goes right in regard to tempo, balance, and ensemble calibration....
brahmsgoerne

Singular Voice, Exemplary Brahms

In sports there are awards for MVP or best player in this or that position, or there are world rankings to confirm greater or less...
partkanon

Pärt’s Canon of Repentance

It's rarely a positive sign when a review begins--or ends--with, "if you like this sort of thing you'll enjoy this program..."; bu...

Bach: Leipzig Christmas Cantatas; Magnificat

The reason to buy this set is for the Magnificat, the original but rarely recorded E-flat version from 1723, which certainly gets ...
stileanticochristmas

Stile Antico’s Jubilant Renaissance Christmas

In the first couple of decades after the advent of the CD, new and reissued Christmas releases were as plentiful as the stars in a...
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Daniel Harding’s (not-so-fantastic) Symphonie Fantastique

One wouldn’t ordinarily link Rameau and Berlioz, yet these disparate composers prove compatible disc mates. Indeed, the energy, ...
dmitri

The Dmitri Ensemble Does Dmitri Proud

Rudolf Barshai's chamber orchestra arrangements of Shostakovich's quartets have become very popular, both in concert and on disc. ...
bachmullejans

Reference Recording: Bach for All Time(s)

Is there ever a wrong time to listen to the Bach violin concertos? There are no more immediately ingratiating works in Bach's oeuv...
solomon

Reference Recording: Handel’s Solomon from Daniel Reuss

Well, it's happened again--another reference-recording shake-up. This new Solomon from Daniel Reuss, the RIAS Kammerchor, and Akad...
GershwinRich

Richman and Mayorga Could Do Gershwin Better

It's easy to feel sympathy for artists today, trying to justify new recordings of repertoire chestnuts by finding ways to claim th...