Record Labels Archives: Harmonia Mundi

Mozart’s Bach Arrangements, Sort Of

Make no mistake, this is a lovely disc. It would be both interesting and enjoyable to hear arrangements of Bach fugues dating from...

Jon Nakamatsu’s So-So Schumann

In the 17 years since his 1997 Van Cliburn International Competition victory, Jon Nakamatsu’s Harmonia Mundi releases have range...

Egarr’s Handel For Harpsichord

Richard Egarr's brand new harpsichord performances of eight Handel keyboard suites make an interesting companion to the collection...

Pure Gold from the 2013 Cliburn Competition Silver Medalist

Usually the most interesting International Van Cliburn Competition finalists are not first place winners but the runners-up. That ...

Excellent Schmelzer From The Freiburger BarockConsort

Since their first meeting, Leopold I's professional as well personal admiration of Johann Schmelzer grew exponentially. Schmelzer ...

14th Cliburn Competition Crystal Award: Sean Chen

Exceptionally talented young pianists seem to be popping up everywhere, like Sean Chen, who is the 2013 DeHaan Classical Fellow of...

Christmas! Noël! Weihnachten!

There is no musical genre more blissfully bound by tradition than that of Christmas music. The reasons for this are many and debat...

Heras-Casado’s Slightly Anonymous Schubert

Some of my colleagues have professed themselves dazzled by these performances, and in many respects they are impressive. There is ...

Filling In The Gaps: Fine Janácek Choral Music From Amsterdam

This is an important release, not just because Janácek was a major choral composer and the music is wonderful, but also because i...

Faust and Harding Excel In Bartók

Bartók's music seems to be less popular than it was a few decades ago; at least it has been a while since major new recordings of...