Record Labels Archives: Harmonia Mundi

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...
BrahmsTriosHM

Brahms by Trio Wanderer, Reissued

Excellence abounds when it comes to the Brahms Piano Trios on disc, now reissued in Harmonia Mundi's "Gold" series, especially con...
HaydnStaier

Staier’s Great Haydn Keyboard Concertos Reissued

This is one terrific disc, back in classy "Harmonia Mundi Gold" packaging. Haydn's piano concertos are all early-to-middle-period ...
De-LaLande

King’s Supper Symphonies Reissued

This is a reissue of a long out-of-print, extremely rare set originally released by Harmonia Mundi France in 1990. At the time, I ...
ProkKholod

Kholodenko’s Fast and Facile Prokofiev Concertos

There's nothing particularly wrong with this release; it's just not very interesting. These two concertos make great disc mates. T...

Reference Recording: Poulenc’s Breath-taking Choral Music

What a beautiful disc! If you're a Poulenc choral music fan, read no further--just be assured that you'll love these idiomatic, se...
HandelWaterHM

CD From Hell: Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin Botches Handel

This is a distressing release, a performance of genuine ugliness, bereft of style and taste. It raises serious questions about "Hi...
haecdies

Easter Music From Clare

The last time we checked in on this series from the very fine Clare College Choir, it was a review of the somewhat bizarrely progr...
51-LAOvX-5L

Harmonia Mundi’s HIP Schumann: The Saga Continues

In 2015 pianist Alexander Melnikov, violinist Isabelle Faust, and cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras launched a cycle devoted to Schumann...

Monteverdi: Feisty Madrigals Of Love and War

Now here is music that easily can benefit (as can its listeners) from multiple recordings and varied interpretive styles. Montever...