Record Labels Archives: Harmonia Mundi

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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...
Charpentier

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...
HaydnCtatas

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...
MonteverdiVespers

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...
vivaldireb

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...
clareluxdecaelo

A Curious Christmas From Clare College

This is a strange program. It's interesting, for sure, and very well sung by one of the world's finest English choirs (ah, those s...
gliincogniti

Couperin’s Ethereal Apothéoses

Sometime in the 1980s an ensemble called Fretwork released a recording that captured the sound and style of viol consort music as ...