Record Labels Archives: Harmonia Mundi

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Vivacious Vivaldi

Among the catalog’s many scintillating period-instrument recordings of Vivaldi concertos, this release gets the “shock and awe...
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A C.P.E. Bach Classic on Harmonia Mundi Returns

The reissue of Harmonia Mundi's well-packed, well-recorded C.P.E. Bach CD of symphonies and concertos certainly whets the appetite...
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A Minimalist Masterpiece Revisited

Today’s ensembles handle minimalist repertoire cornerstones with unprecedented rhythmic exactitude and precision, as borne out i...
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Excellent Charpentier From Ensemble Correspondances

After a couple of years studying in Rome, in 1669 at age 26 Marc-Antoine Charpentier returned to Paris and was immediately recruit...
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Javier Perianes’ Marvelous Mendelssohn

Those who approach this disc expecting pleasant, genial Mendelssohn playing will be pleasantly surprised by Javier Perianes’ ful...
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Andreas Staier’s Schumann: Old Instrument, New Perspectives

Like its predecessors, Andreas Staier’s third Schumann release for Harmonia Mundi features a colorful 1837 Erard model. The pian...
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Filling In The Gaps: Haydn–Cantatas for the House of Esterházy

Composed around 1763-64, these gala cantatas were written for the sole purpose of glorifying Prince Nicholas Esterházy, and two o...
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Paul Lewis’ Mussorgsky and Schumann: Serious Mastery

Paul Lewis’ recording of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition has many outstanding characteristics. He takes the opening Pro...
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Reference Recording: Herreweghe’s Sensual Monteverdi Vespers

Return with me, if you will, to the exciting days of 1987. A new generation of artists trained in p...
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CD From Hell: Tasteless, Crude Vivaldi and Rebel

Wow, this is both tasteless and trashy. It never ceases to amaze me how period-instrument groups su...