Record Labels Archives: Harmonia Mundi

Reference Recording: Martin’s Marvelous Mass

Frank Martin's Mass, completed in 1926, premiered in 1963, and now perhaps his most frequently performed work, usually is describe...

Padmore’s Proximate Serenade

Tenor Mark Padmore is a world-class singer who has made some very fine recordings, earning our highest praise (and rating) for his...

Anomalous Anonymous 4

The names have changed, and they've stayed the same--Anonymous 4 founding member Ruth Cunningham left a number of years ago and wa...

CD From Hell: Scherchen Butchers The Suite From Mahler’s Fifth

This legendary release captures a 1965 live performance of Mahler's Fifth, or rather a version so cut that it amounts to an extend...

Stile Antico Rising

Here's one that somehow slipped out of last year's review lineup, but deserves not to be missed by anyone who loves what's known a...

Bernarda Fink’s Puzzling Mahler Songs

Bernarda Fink is a wonderful Lieder singer, and Harmonia Mundi is an excellent label. So what's wrong with this recital? Why do I ...

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 ...