Record Labels Archives: Harmonia Mundi

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...
819BXEpdxTL._SL1200

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...
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...