Record Labels Archives: Harmonia Mundi

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...

Reference Recording: Poulenc’s Breath-taking Choral Music

What a beautiful disc! If you're a Poulenc choral music fan, read no further--just be assured that you'll love these idiomatic, se...
HandelWaterHM

CD From Hell: Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin Botches Handel

This is a distressing release, a performance of genuine ugliness, bereft of style and taste. It raises serious questions about "Hi...
haecdies

Easter Music From Clare

The last time we checked in on this series from the very fine Clare College Choir, it was a review of the somewhat bizarrely progr...
51-LAOvX-5L

Harmonia Mundi’s HIP Schumann: The Saga Continues

In 2015 pianist Alexander Melnikov, violinist Isabelle Faust, and cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras launched a cycle devoted to Schumann...

Monteverdi: Feisty Madrigals Of Love and War

Now here is music that easily can benefit (as can its listeners) from multiple recordings and varied interpretive styles. Montever...

Reference Recording: Trio Wanderer in Shostakovich

Holy cow! This is some terrific chamber music playing! In fact, there is no finer version available of Shostakovich's epic and tra...

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...