Record Labels Archives: Harmonia Mundi

Reference Recording: Pellucid Grieg Violin Sonatas from Amoyal and Chiu

The neglect of these pieces is simply unaccountable. Along with the Brahms violin sonatas, the three of Grieg comprise the largest...
entfu

Overly Precise Entführung From Jacobs

Well, nobody can accuse René Jacobs of following the status quo. Here, in this new recording, he treats Entführung not just as a...
scarlatti

Soprano Watts Shines Light On Scarlatti

Most of Alessandro Scarlatti's “more than 100” operas lie dormant, an aria or two showing up rarely on Baroque recital CDs. Hi...
StravNocesReuss

A New Classic Coupling of Stravinsky’s Les Noces, Mass, and Cantata

This exceptional program exactly reproduces one of Karel Ancerl's most impressive Supraphon recordings, but does so in state-of-th...

Who Is That Soprano? Lucy Crowe’s Dynamite Handel Recital

Who is that soprano?; Oh! it's Lucy Crowe! That little dialogue with myself must have occurred four or five times over the past ye...

Under the Radar: Herreweghe’s First St. Matthew Passion

On its initial release in 1985, this recording of Bach's St. Matthew Passion made a huge impression, for a number of reasons. One ...

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...
HandelDixit

Handel’s Huge Expressive Range On One Disc

This is an amazing production. No one especially knows (or seems to care about) Handel's Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, and y...
HandelSaul

Handel’s Saul: Jacobs Lives The Drama

Saul is one of Handel's largest oratorios; its rich orchestration includes trumpets, trombones, timpani, harp, and carillon. René...

Egarr’s Handel Op. 4: Good, But A Bit Monochrome

Popular as they were as features of Handel's London performances--notably during intervals of his oratorios in the 1730s--these Op...