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William Young (1610-1662). An Englishman Abroad: Works for Viola da Gamba Consort - Sonatas, Suites, Fantasias & Dances. cpo 777 569-2 (1 CD, February 2012). Simone Eckert, Hamburger Ratsmusik. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Archivo Della Sinfonia Milanese. Vanni Moretto, Atalanta Fugiens. Facebook.
Vol. 5: dhm 886979015623 (1 CD, November 2012). Francesco Zappa (1717-1803). Six Symphonies. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Vol. 4: dhm 886979010826 (1 CD, November 2012). Antonio Brioschi (c.1725-c.1750). Vol II. Six Symphonies. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Vol. 3: dhm 8869976287726 (1 CD, March 2010). Niccolò Zingarelli (1752-1837). The Milanese Symphonies Vol. 1. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Vol. 2
: dhm 886972945729 (1 CD, June 2008). Fortunato Chelleri (1690-1757). Six Simphonies Nouvelles. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Vol. 1
: dhm 8869970311625 (1 CD, February 2007). Antonio Brioschi. Sei Sinfonie. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Purcell. Fantazias & In Nomines. agOgique AGO 007 (1 CD, September 2012). Bruno Cocset, alto & tenor violins; Sophie Gent & Stéphanie Paulet, violins; Emmanuel Jacques, tenor violin; Mathurin Matharel, tenor & bass violins; Steinunn Stefansdottir, bass violin; Richard Myron, double bass; Betrand Cuiller, harpsichord. Les Basses Réunies. While these works usually are performed on instruments of the viol family, Cocset performs them here on 17th Century consort violins, which borrow from both the viol and violin families. Some pieces are accompanied by a gut-strung harpsichord. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Alessandro Scarlatti, G.B. Bononcini, Porpora, Vivaldi. Passo di Pena in Pena - Italian Cantatas. Cantus C 9636 (1 CD, September 2012). Details. Reviews. Audio Excerpts: Scarlatti, Porpora, Vivaldi. Flavio Ferri-Benedetti, countertenor. Ensemble Il Profondo. Exceptional debut album by Flavio, who is well known for his excellent early music websites. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Jean-Philippe Rameau. Naïs. Opéra pour la Paix, 1749. Musique à la Chabotterie. (Apparently download only, November 2012). Details. Booklet (pdf). Hugo Reyne, La Simphonie du Marais. Naïs: Mireille Delunsch, soprano; Flore (prologue) / Une Bergère: Dorothée Leclair, soprano; Neptune: Jean-Paul Fouchéchourt, haute-contre; Astérion: Matthias Vidal, haute-contre; Télénus: Arnaud Marzorati, baritone; Jupiter (prologue) / Tirésie: Alain Buet, bass; Pluton (prologue) / Palémon: Matthieu Helm, bass. A CD-quality download is available from Gobuz.com. At this time, no studio quality download is available, although at least one of the earlier Simphonie du Marais recordings is available in studio quality. All that is available from Amazon is the inferior MP3 download. US | UK | FR | DE | JP

Leonardo Leo. Musica per la Real Cappella di Napoli. Galant Master Project GMP-CD2 (1 CD, December 2012). Details. Thomas J. Tropp, Chicago Galant Consort. US | UK | DE | CA | JP

Joseph Mysliveček (1737-1781). Medonte (Rome 1780). dhm 88697861242 (2 CDs, November 2012). About the opera. Werner Ehrhardt, L'Arte del Mondo. Selene: Juanita Lascarro, soprano; Arsace: Susanne Bernhard, soprano; Evandro: Siphiwe McKenzie Edelmann, soprano (Stephanie Elliott in the radio broadcast); Zelinda: Loriana Castellano, mezzo-soprano; Talete: Ulrike Andersen, contralto; Medonte: Thomas Michael Allen, tenor. The librettist of Medonte was Giovanni de Gamerra. The best known setting was by Sarti (1777), whose opera was later performed as a pasticcio in London. Since women were banned from the Roman stage throughout the 18th Century, the cast of Mysliveček's opera included 5 castrati. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Pergolesi. Il Prigionier Superbo & La Serva Padrona (Naples 1733). Arthaus Musik (2 DVDs or 1 Blu-ray, October 2012). Video excerpts. Corrado Rovaris, Accademia Barocca de I Virtuosi Italiani. Viridate: Marina Comparato, soprano; Ericlea: Ruth Rosique, soprano; Micisda: Giacinta Nicotra, soprano; Metalce: Marina De Liso, contralto; Rosmene: Marina Rodríguez Cusí, contralto; Sostrate: Antonio Lozano, tenor. La Serva Padrona: Uberto: Carlo Lepore, bass; Serpina: Alessandra Marianelli, soprano. A typical modern production, except the roles are mimed with historically-clad puppets. DVDs (101654): US | UK | DE | CA | JP
Blu-ray (108068): US | UK | DE | CA | JP

Maurice Greene. Spenser's Amoretti (London 1739). Naxos 8.572891 (1 CDs, December 2012). Benjamin Hulett, tenor; Luke Green, harpsichord; Giangiacomo Pinardi, theorbo. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Jean Nicholas Geoffroy (1633-1694). Pièces de clavessin. Dux 0137 (1 CD, December 2012). Details. Ewa Mrowca, harpsichord. US | UK | DE

J.S. Bach. Complete Organ Works played on Silbermann Organs. Aeolus AE 10761 (19 CDs, October 2012). Details. Ewald Kooiman (Video), Ute Gremmel-Geuchen (Video), Gerhard Gnann (Video) & Bernhard Klapport (Video), organ. US | UK | FR | DE | CA

Francesco Durante. Neapolitan Christmas II. cpo (1 CD, November 2012). Michael Alexander Willens, Kölner Akademie. Monica Piccinini, soprano; Christina Kühne, soprano; Ursula Eittinger, mezzo-soprano; Alberto ter Doest, tenor; Thilo Dahlmann, bass. Even better than the first installment. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Abel, Marais, Telemann, Caix d'Hervelois, Forqueray, Demachy, J.S. Bach. Voyages - Reisen from Germany to France. TYXart TXA 12016 (1 CD, November 2012). Jakob David Rattinger, viola da gamba. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Francisco António de Almeida (1702-1755). La Spinalba ovvero il Vecchio Matto (Dramma comico, Lisbon 1739). Naxos 8.66031921 (2 CDs, November 2012). Italian / Portuguese libretto (pdf) / Video / Video / Details. Marcos Magalhães, Os Músicos do Tejo. Spinalba: Ana Quintans, soprano; Togno: João Fernades, bass; Arsenio: Luís Rodrigues, baritone; Vespina: Joana Seara, soprano; Dianora: Cátia Moreso, mezzo-soprano; Elisa: Inês Madeira, mezzo-soprano; Ippolito: Fernando Guimarães, tenor; Leandro: Mário Alves, tenor. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

J.C. Bach. Zanaida. Zig-Zag Territoires (2 CDs, October 2012). Booklet (pdf). David Stern Opera Fuoco. Zanaida: Sara Hershkowitz, soprano; Roselane: Chantal Santon, soprano; Mustafa: Pierrick Boisseau, baritone; Tamasse: Marina de Liso, mezzo-soprano; Osira: Vannina Santoni, soprano; Cisseo: Daphné Touchais, mezzo-soprano; Aglatida: Majdouline Zerari, mezzo-soprano; Silvera: Julie Fioretti, soprano; Gianguir: Jeffrey Thompson, tenor. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

J.C. Bach. Amadis de Gaule (Paris 1779). Ediciones Singulares ES 1007 (2 CDs, October 2012.) Details. Didier Talpain, Solamente Naturali, Musica Florea. Amadis: Philippe Do, tenor; Oriane: Katia Velletaz, soprano; Arcalaüs: Pierre-Yves Pruvot, baritone; Arcabonne: Hjördis Thébault, soprano; Urgande / Une Coryphée: Liliana Faraon, soprano. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Antoine Dauvergne (1713-1797). Hercule Mourant (Tragédie lyrique, Paris 1761). Aparté (2 CDs, October 2012). ReviewLivret. Booklet (pdf). Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques. Hercule: Andrew Foster-Williams, bass; Déjanire: Véronique Gens, soprano; Hilus: Emiliano Gonzalez-Toro, tenor; Philoctète: Edwin Crossley-Mercer, bass; Dircé: Jaël Azzaretti, soprano; Iole: Julie Fuchs, soprano; Juno: Jennifer Borghi, mezzo-soprano; La Jalousie: Alain Buet, bass; Le Grand-Prêtre de Jupiter: Romain Champion, tenor. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Antoine Dauvergne (1713-1797). La Vénitienne (Comédie lyrique, Paris 1768). Ricercar (2 CDs, September 2012). Details / Video / Video. Booklet (pdf). Guy van Waas, Les Agrémens, Choeur de Chambre de Namur. Léonore: Katia Vellétaz, soprano; Isabelle: Chantal Santon, soprano; Spinette: Kareen Durand, soprano; Isménide: Isabelle Cals, mezzo-soprano; Octave: Mathias Vidal, tenor; Zerbin: Alain Buet, baritone. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Zelenka. Missa Nativitatis Domini ZWV 8, Magnificat ZWV 107, O Magnum Mysterium ZWV 171, Chvalte Boha Silného ZWV 165. Supraphon SU 4111 (1 CD, October 2012). Details. Marek Štryncl, Musica Florea. Barbora Sojková, soprano; Sylva Cmugrová, contralto; Jan Ondrejka, tenor; Tomás Král, baritone. On this recording, ZWV 8 is performed in the alternate scoring with 2 horns. On the excellent Genuin recording of 2011, it was performed in the version with 2 trumpets. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Handel. Messiah. Tafelmusik (2 CDs, October 2012). Ivars Taurins, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra & Chamber Choir. Karina Gauvin, soprano; Robin Blaze, countertenor; Rufus Müller, tenor; Brett Polegato, bass. US | UK | FR | DE | CA

J.S. Bach. Cantatas for the complete liturgical year, volume 15 (of 20) "Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme". Accent 25315 (1 CD, October 2012). BWV 52, 60, 116 & 140. Sigiswald Kuijken, La Petite Bande. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Leonardo Vinci. Artaserse (Rome, 1730). Virgin (3 CDs, September 2012). Video. Diego Fasolis, Concerto Köln. Artaserse: Philippe Jaroussky, countertenor; Mandane: Max Emanuel Cencic, countertenor; Arbace: Franco Fagioli, countertenor; Semira: Valer Barna-Sabadus, countertenor; Megabise: Yurly Mynenko, countertenor; Artabano: Daniel Behle, tenor. The production will go on tour to Nancy, Vienna, Lausanne, Luxembourg, Bilbao, Paris & Cologne in November-December 2012. Details. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Handel. Giulio Cesare in Egitto. (HWV 17, London 1724). Naïve (3 CDs, November 2012). Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco. Giulio Cesare: Marie-Nicole Lemieux, mezzo-soprano; Cleopatra: Karina Gauvin, soprano; Sesto: Julia Leznheva, mezzo-soprano; Cornelia: Romina Basso, mezzo-soprano; Tolomeo: Mary Ellen Nesi, mezzo-soprano; Achilla: Johannes Meisser, baritone; Curio: Gianluca Buratto, bass; Nireno: Milena Storti, mezzo-soprano. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Ristori with additions by Vivaldi. Orlando furioso. (Venice 1714, RV 819, one act missing and restored with Vivaldi arias from other operas). Naïve (3 CDs, November 2012). Federico Maria Sardelli, Modo Antiquo. Vivaldi's earliest Orlando fursioso has long been considered to be a revision of Ristori's 1713 opera with some music by Vivaldi, but an article in the Observer claims that it is in fact a different opera, by Vivaldi, citing as one source a record company executive with an obvious conflict of interest. Carlo Vitali has written that the claimed "rediscovery" is hype and that it is questionable whether Vivaldi is responsible for movements other than those in his own hand and those that appear in other works by Vivaldi. (Musical America, subscriber-only). One act is lost and apparently has been replaced with a pasticcio of Vivaldi arias. Libretto similar to Vivaldi's 1738 version, but music largely different. Carli, who performed Claudio in Handel's Agrippina in 1709, was Orlando in both Orlando finto pazzo and the 1714 Orlando furioso. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Vivaldi. L'Oracolo in Messenia. (RV 726, Venice 1737). Virgin Classics 6025472 (2 CDs, September 2012). Video / List of movements with origins. Recreated by Frédéric Delaméa as a pasticcio including arias by Giacomelli, Broschi and Hasse based on a printed libretto of the 1742 Vienna performance recently discovered in the Library of Congress. Fabio Biondi, Europa Galante. Polifonte: Magnus Staveland, tenor; Merope: Ann Hallenberg, mezzo-soprano; Epitide: Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano; Emira: Romina Basso, contralto; Trasimede: Julia Lezhneva, mezzo-soprano; Licisco: Franzisca Gottwald, soprano; Anassandro: Xavier Sabata, countertenor. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Vivaldi. La Senna Festeggiante (RV 693, Venice 1726). Glossa GCD 921513 (1 CD, September 2012). Fabio Bonizzoni, La Rizonanza. Yetzabel Arias Fernández, soprano; Martín Oro, countertenor; Sergio Foresti, bass. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Handel. Alessandro. (HWV 21, London 1726). Pan Classics PC 10273 (3 CDs, August 2012). Booklet (pdf). Michael Form, Deutsche Händel-Solisten. Alessandro: Lawrence Zazzo, countertenor; Rossane: Yetzabel Arias Fernández, soprano; Lisaura: Raffaella Milanesi, soprano; Tassile: Martín Oro, countertenor; Clito: Andrew Finden, baritone; Leonato: Sebastian Kohlhepp, tenor; Cleone: Rebecca Raffell, contralto. Live recording from the Händel-Festspiele Karlsruhe, February 2012. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Handel. Alessandro. (HWV 21, London 1726). Decca 4784699 (3 CDs, August 2012). Video. Booklet (pdf). George Petrou, Armonia Atenea. Alessandro: Max Emanuel Cencic, countertenor; Rossane: Julia Lezhneva, soprano; Lisaura: Karina Gauvin, soprano; Tassile: Xavier Sabata, countertenor; Leonato: Juan Sancho, tenor; Clito: In-Sung Sim, bass; Cleone: Vasily Khoroshev, countertenor. Studio recording. The first recordings of Alessandro in 26 years will be released simlutaneously. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Mozart. La Finta Giardiniera K196 (posthumous version, 1796). Harmonia Mundi HMC 902126/28 (3 CDs, October 2012). Score. René Jacobs, Freiburger Barockorchester. Arminda: Alexandrina Pendatchanska (Penda), soprano; Sandrina: Sophie Karthäuser, soprano; Serpetta: Sunahe Im, soprano; Ramiro: Marie-Claude Chappuis, mezzo-soprano; Podestà: Nicolas Rivenq, tenor; Belfiore: Jeremy Ovenden, tenor; Nardo: Michael Nagy, bass. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry. Le Magnifique (Opéra-comique 1773). Naxos 8.660305 (1 CD, November 2012). Ryan Brown, Opera Lafayette. Le Magnifique: Emiliano González Toro, tenor; Clémentine: Elizabeth Calleo, soprano; Alix: Marguerite Krull, soprano; Aldobrandin: Jeffrey Thompson, tenor; Fabio: Karim Sulayman, tenor; Laurence: Douglas Williams, tenor; Horace & Narrator: Randall Scarlata, tenor. Details. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Sammartini. Organ Concertos Op. 9. La Bottega Discantica (1 CD, October 2012). Enrico Zanovello, Archicembalo Ensemble. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Telemann, Bernhard, Schmelzer. Uns ist ein Kind Gebornen. Carus (1 CD, November 2012). Han-Georg Mammel, tenor. L'Arpa Festante. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Michael Praetorius. In Dulci Jubilo. dhm (1 CD, November 2012). Klaus Eichhorn, Capella Cantorum Berlin. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Handel, Monteverdi, Gluck, Orlandini, Cesti, Giacomelli, Hasse, Porta & Haydn. Drama Queens. Virgin Classics (1 CD, October 2012). Details / Video / Excerpt - Porta, "Madre diletta". Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano. Alan Curtis, Il Complesso Barocco. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

François Dufaut, Jacques Gallot, Jean Mercure, Germain Pinel. Relic - Music for the French Lute. Daphne 1042 (1 CD, January 2012). Details. Anders Ericson, lute. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Du Mont, Brossard, Michel, Couperin, Bernier. Tenebris - Leçons de ténèbres. Cypres (1 CD, November 2012). Jérôme Correas, Les Paladins. Isabelle Poulenard, soprano; Jean-François Lombard, tenor. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Gottfried Finger (c.1660-1730). The Complete Music for Viola da Gamba Solo. Accent ACC 24267 (1 CD, November 2012). Petr Wagner, viola da gamba & direction, Ensemble Tourbillon. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

De Sermisy, Arcadelt, Da Milano, Susato, Palestrina, Van Wilder, Bassano, Caccini, Frescobaldi, De Courville, Guédron, Huygens, de Visée, Hotteterre. Au July Bois. Ramée RAM 1201 (1 CD, August 2012). Kate Clark, flutes. Nigel North, lute & theorbo. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Dowland, Morley, Purcell, Van Eyck, Caccini, Monteverdi, Arcadelt, et al. Renaissance & Danses Baroques. Loreley 049 (1 CD, October 2012). Luanda Siqueira, soprano & percussions, Barok Ensemble. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Nicolai, Bertali, Schmelzer. Ciccaonas, Canzonas & Sonatas - Violin music from the collection Partiturbuch Ludwig (1662). Accent ACC 24274 (1 CD, October 2012). Florian Deuter, Harmonie Universelle. US | UK | FR | DE | CA    JP

Porpora. Cantatas for Soprano. Brilliant Classics 94311 (1 CD, November 2012). Laura Maria Martorana, soprano. Alberto Martini, I Virtuosi Italiani. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Handel (& Mancini?). Italian Cantatas. Brilliant Classics 94426 (1 CD, November 2012). Video. Valentina Varriale, soprano. Renato Criscuolo, Mvsica Perdvta. Mira Lilla gentile (Handel?), La caduta di Icaro (Mancini?), Tra la fiamme, HWV 170. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Handel, Hasse. Tribute to Faustina Bordoni. dhm 88691944592 (1 CD, October 2012). Vivica Genaux, mezzo-soprano. Andrès Gabetta, Cappella Gabetta. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Handel. Dixit Dominus, Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne, Zadok the Priest. Avie (1 CD, October 2012). Jeannette Sorrell, Apollo's Fire. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Handel, Vinci, Vivaldi. Prima Donna. Atma (1 CD, September 2012). Karina Gauvin, soprano. Alexander Weimann, Arion Orchestre Baroque. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Gregor Werner (1695-1766). Pro Adventu. Challenge Classics CC 72513 (1 CD, October 2012). Gunar Letzbor, Ars Antiqua Austria. Alois Mühlbacher, boy soprano; Markus Miesenberger, tenor. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Domenico Sarri. Dixit Dominus, Missa. cpo (1 CD, September 2012). Matthias Jung, Sächsisches Vocalensemble, Batzdorfer Hofkapelle. UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Domenico Scarlatti. La Dirindina (Intermezzo, 1715). cpo (1 CD, September 2012). Federico Guglielmo, L'Arte dell'Arco. Don Carissimo: Giulio Mastrotaro, bass; Dirindina: Marina Bartoli, soprano; Liscione: Makoko Sakurada, tenor. In La Dirinidina, the old music teacher, Don Carissimo, spies on Dirindina and the castrato Liscione (transposed down an octave on this recording) as they rehearse a scene from Didone abbandonata and misapprehends the situation, leading to the closing trio in which he sings "Give me your hand, Liscione, give me yours Dirindina, for your little child will be legitimate", and they respond "Stop -- I'm a capon! Stop -- I'm a hen! A pair like that doesn't get together and never lays an egg." La Dirindina was performed at the 2012 Innsbrucker Festwochen by Alessandro De Marchi with David Hansen, countertenor as Liscione. Details. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Domenico Scarlatti. La Dirindina (Intermezzo, 1715), Cantata Pur nel sonno & sonatas. Sono Luminus DSL-92159 (1 CD & Blu-ray disc, August 2012). Ars Lyrica Houston. Don Carissimo: Brian Shircliffe, baritone; Dirindina: Jamie Barton, mezzo-soprano; Liscione (also transposed down an octave on this recording): Joseph Gaines, tenor. Céline Ricci, soprano in Pur nel sonno. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Handel. Duetti italiani. Brilliant Classics (1 CD, September 2012). Susanne Rydén, soprano; Gemma Bertagnolli, soprano. Claudio Astronio, Harmonices Mundi. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Handel. Song (Ode) for St. Cecilia's Day (HWV 76) & Look Down, Harmonious Saint (HWV 124), Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 7. Delphian DCD 34110 (1 CD, July 2012). Details. Richard Neville-Towle, Ludus Baroque. Mary Bevan, soprano; Ed Lyon, tenor. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Steffani. Mission - Opera arias & duets. Decca 4784721 (1 CD, September 2012). Details / Track Listing. Cecilia Bartoli, soprano; Philippe Jaroussky, countertenor. Diego Fasolis, I Barrochisti. Edition 1: US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Edition 2: US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Johann Georg Reutter (1708-1772). Arie et Sinfonie. Accent ACC 24275 (1 CD, September 2012). Olivia Vermeulen, mezzo-soprano. Nuovo Aspetto. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Jean Gilles. Te Deum & Messe. Ligia Digital (1 CD, September 2012). Jean-Marc Andrieu, Les Passions, les éléments. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Zelenka. Solo Motets. Pan Classics PC 10274 (1 CD, October 2012). Alex Potter, countertenor. Dominik Kiefer, Capriccio Barockorchester. There will be performances at Peterskirche, Basel on 16 September and at Kirche St. Peter, Zürich on 17 September. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

J.S. Bach. Bach Contextueel - Bach & Luther. Etcetera (1 CD, September 2012). Details. Harry van der Kamp, bass & director, Gesualdo Consort Amsterdam. Pieter-Jan Belder, Musica Amphion. Dorothee Mields, soprano; Nele Gramss, soprano (motet); Terry Wey, countertenor; Marnix De Cat, countertenor (motet); Charles Daniels, tenor; Harry van Berne, tenor (motet); Jelle Draijer, bass (motet). Cantatas BWV 80 & 4, organ works; Johann Christoph Bach, Motet. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

J.S. Bach. Secular Cantatas vol. 2. BIS SACD-1971 (1 CD, June 2012). Masaaki Suzuki, Bach Collegium Japan. Hunt Cantata, BWV 208: Diana: Sophie Junker, soprano; Pales: Joanne Lunn, soprano; Endymion: Makoto Sakurada, tenor; Pan: Roderick Williams, baritone. Die Zeit, Die Tag und Jahre Macht, BWV 134a: Damien Guillion, countertenor; Makoto Sakurada, tenor. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Nebra, Bailly, Purcell, Rameau, Handel, Charpentier. Nouveau Monde - Baroque Arias & Songs. DGG (1 CD, November 2012). Patricia Petibon, soprano. Andrea Marcon, La Cetra. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Telemann. Complete Violin Concertos. Elizabeth Wallfisch, violin. Vol. 5. cpo. (1 CD, November 2012). The Wallfisch Band. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Vol. 4. cpo. (1 CD, May 2012). The Wallfisch Band. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Vol. 3. cpo 999 900-2. (1 CD, August 2010). The Wallfisch Band. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Vol. 2. cpo 777 089-2 (1 CD, January 2007). L'Orfeo Barockorchester. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Vol. 1. cpo 999 900-2. (1 CD 2004). L'Orfeo Barockorchester. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Telemann. Wind Concertos Vol. 8. cpo (1 CD, October 2012). Michael Schneider, La Stagione Frankfurt. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Zelenka. The Capriccios ZWV 182-5 & 190. Sono Luminus DSL-92163 (1 CD & 1 Blu-ray audio disk, October 2012). Details. David Abraham, The Bach Sinfonia. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Vivaldi. Concerti per fagotto III. Naïve Vivaldi Edition (1 CD, November 2012). Sergio Azzolini, bassoon. Diego Cantalupi, L'aura Soave Cremona. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Telemann. Oeuvres pour Clavier - Ouverture, Concerto, Fantaisies, Chorals. Loreley 052 (1 CD, November 2012). Cover. Olivier Baumont, harpsichord. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Jacques Duphly. Oeuvres pour Clavecin. Aparté (2 CDs, October 2012). Christophe Rousset, harpsichord. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Frescobaldi. Toccatas & Partitas. Glossa GCD 921514 (2 CDs, September 2012). Fabio Bonizzoni, harpsichord & organ. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Handel. Handel with Care - Opera and Oratorio Arias in Instrumental Arrangemets. dhm 886975269525 (1 CD, September 2012). Details. Wolfgang Katschner, Lautten Compagney. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Zelenka. Sonatas. Linn CKD 415 (1 CD, September 2012). Details. Ensemble Marsyas with Monica Huggett, violin. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Buxtehude. Complete Organ Works. Brilliant Classics (6 CDs, September 2012). Details. Simone Stella, organ. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Telemann, Pfeiffer, Graun. Concertos for Viola da Gamba. dhm (1 CD, October 2012). Hille Perl, viola da gamba. Freiburger Barockorchester. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

François Couperin. Les Nations. Ambronay (2 CDs, October 2012). Details / Video. Margaux Blanchard & Sylvain Sartre, Les Ombres. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Vivaldi. Violin Concertos vol. 5. Naïve Vivaldi Edition (1 CD, November 2012). Dmitry Sinkovski, Il Pomo d'Oro. UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Haydn. Die Tageszeiten - Symphonies 6, 7, 8. Accent (1 CD, September 2012). Sigiswald Kuijken, La Petite Bande. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Telemann. Johannes-Passion 1733 (TWV 5:18). Amati 2601/2 (2 CDs, July 2012). Michael Scholl, Cammermusik Potsdam, Kammerchor der Biederitzer Kantorei. Evangelist: Michael Zabanoff, tenor; Jesus: Matthias Vieweg, baritone; Grit Wagner, soprano; Cornelia Dibschlag, mezzo-soprano; Ulrike Mayer, mezzo-soprano; Thomas Fröb, tenor; Florian Götz, bass. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Telemann. Gott Zebaoth in deinem Namen - Cantatas vol. 2. cpo (1 CD, September 2012). Hermann Max, Rheinische Kantorei, Das Kleine Konzert. Veronika Winter, soprano; Lena Susanne Norin, contralto; Jan Kobow, tenor; Ekkehard Abele, bass. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Handel. Saul. (HWV 53, London 1739). Coro COR 16103 (3 CDs, September 2012). Details. Harry Christophers, The Sixteen. Michal: Joélle Harvey, soprano; Merab: Elizabeth Atherton, soprano; Jonathan: Robert Murray, tenor; David: Sarah Connolly, mezzo-soprano; Saul: Christopher Purves, bass; High Priest: Mark Dobell, tenor; Witch of Endor: Jeremy Budd, tenor; Ghost of Samuel: Stuart Young, bass; Abner: Eammonn Dougan, baritone; Doeg: Ben Davies, bass; Amalekite: Tom Raskin, tenor. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Campra, Dandrieu. Jesu Amantissime. Cyprès CYP 1665 (1 CDs, June 2012). Details. Jean-François Lombard, haute-contre; Jean-François Novelli, tenor; Marc Labonnette, baritone. Patrick Cohën-Akenine, Les Folies Françoises. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Telemann. Hoffnung des Widersehens. dhm (1 CD, September 2012). Dorothee Mields, soprano. Michi Gaigg, L'Orfeo Barockorchester. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Leonardo Vinci. Partenope (Rosmira fedele). (Venice 1725). Dynamic CDS 686 (2 CDs, June 2012; also to be released on DVD, apparently in an historically-inspired staging). Details (pdf) / Italian/English libretto (pdf). Antonio Florio, I Turchini. Partenope: Sonia Prina, contralto; Arsace: Maria Ercolano, soprano; Rosmira: Maria Grazia Schiavo, soprano; Emilio: Eufemia Tufamo, mezzo-soprano; Armindo: Stefano Ferrari, tenor; Ormonte: Charles Dos Santos, baritone; Beltramme: Quiza Borja, baritone; Eurilla: Giuseppe de Vittorio, tenor. Videos include a "making of" documentary for Spanish TV. Both Brian Robins (in Early Music Review) and Maurizio Frigeni compare the Dynamic recording unfavorably with the available 2004 radio broadcast from Beaune, an outstanding performance and recording. Most sources, including Opera Today, incorrectly assert that Roberta Invernizzi sang Arsace at Beaune. As on the recording, Arsace was sung by Maria Ercolano. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Reliquie di Roma II: Caro Sposo. Marazzoli. Oratorio di Santa Catarina. Pasquini. Lamento di Cain from Cain e Abel. Nimbus Alliance NI 6185 (1 CD, June 2012). Details. Erin Headley, Atalante. Santa Caterina: Katherine Watson, soprano; Testo: Nadine Balbeisi, soprano; Fede: Emily Van Evera, soprano; Soldato II / Speranza: Steve Dugardin, countertenor; Soldato I: Juan Sancho, tenor. Cain: Emily Van Evera. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Reliquie di Roma I: Lamentarium. Luigi Rossi, Marco Marazzola, Domenico Mazzocchi, Marc'Antonio Pasqualini. Tears of Artemesia, Helen of Troy, Mary Magdalene, The Blessed Virgin. Nimbus Alliance NI 6152 (1 CD, July 2011). Details. Erin Headley, Atalante. Nadine Balbeisi, soprano; Theodora Baka, mezzo-soprano. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Antonio Maria Bononcini (1677-1726). Stabat Mater / Messa a cinque concertata. Naïve (1 CD, October 2012). Details / Radio broadcast. Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano. Silvia Frigato, soprano; Raffaela Milanesi, soprano; Sara Mingardo, contralto; Valerio Contaldo, tenor; Salvo Vitale, bass. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Stradella. Ester. Brilliant Classics (1 CD, July 2012). Luca Franco Ferrari, Il Concento. Silvia Piccollo, soprano; Elisa Franzetti, soprano; Riccardo Ristori, bass; Matteo Armanio, bass. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Handel. Atalanta. (HWV 35, London 1736). Magnatune (2 CDs, June 2006), reissued on Philharmonia Baroque (2 CDs, April 2012). Details. Booklet (pdf). Nicholas McGegan, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. Atalanta: Dominique Labelle, soprano; Meleagro: Susanne Rydén, soprano; Irene: Cécile van de Sant, mezzo-soprano; Aminta: Michael Slattery, tenor; Nicandro: Philip Cutlip, bass; Mercurio: Corey McKern, bass. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Handel. Theodora (HWV 68, 1750). Glyndebourne GFOCD 014-96 (3 CDs, May 2012, live recording from 1996). William Christie, OAE. Theodora: Dawn Upshaw, soprano; Irene: Lorraine Hunt, mezzo-soprano; Didymus: David Daniels, countertenor; Septimius: Richard Croft, tenor; Valens: Frode Osen, bass. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Caldara, Vivaldi, Pergolesi, Leo, Galuppi, Perez, Hasse, Traetta, Jommelli, Piccinni, Gassman, Mysliveček, Sarti, Cherubini, Cimarosa & Paisiello. L'Olimpiade (pasticcio). Naïve V 5295 (2 CDs, May 2012). Details with list of arias (pdf) / Video from the recording sessions. Markellos Chryssicos, Venice Baroque Orchestra. Argene: Karina Gauvin, soprano; Aristea: Ruth Rosique, soprano; Megacle: Romina Basso, mezzo-soprano; Licida: Franziska Gottwald, mezzo-soprano; Aminta: Nicholas Spanos, countertenor; Clistene: Nicholas Phan, tenor. Compiled from the respective composers' operas on Metastasio's great Olimpiade libretto. No recitative. Upcoming performances: London, 28 May; Dijon, 30 May; Brussels, 4 June; Parigi, 6 June; Siena, 14 July; Rome, 19 October. Collegium 1704 will perform and hopefully record Mysliveček's L'Olimpiade in 2013. Details. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Telemann. Flavius Bertaridus, König der Langobarden TWV 21:27 (Hamburg 1729). dhm 0886919260526 (3 CDs, August 2012). Booklet (pdf). I: 73:13; II: 67:39; III: 64:33. Alessandro De Marchi, Academia Montis Regalis. Flavius Bertaridus: Maîte Beaumont, mezzo-soprano; Rodelinda: Nina Bernsteiner, soprano; Onulfus: David D.Q. Lee, countertenor; Flavia: Ann-Beth Solvang, mezzo-soprano; Grimoaldus: Antonio Abete, bass; Orontes: Jürgen Sacher, tenor; Cunibert: Katerina Tretyakova, soprano; Regimbert / Schutzgeist: Mélissa Petit, soprano. Appalling audio quality, especially the overloaded orchestra, unacceptable for a commercial release. It sounds worse than many contemporary radio broadcasts. Sony should recall this horrible CD and re-record it. Here are the culprits (are they deaf?): Executive Producer: Anselm Cybinski. Sound Engineer/Mastering: Peter Ghirardini for realsound.it. Recording Producer/Digital Editing: Julian Schwenkner for realsound.it (should be reallybadsound.it). US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Monteverdi. Il ritorno di Ulisse in patria (Venice 1640). Glossa GCD 920920 (3 CDs, May 2012). Claudio Cavina, director & L'Umana Fragilità, La Venexiana. Ulisse: Anicio Zorzi Giustiniani, tenor; Penelope: Josè Maria Lo Monaco, contralto; Minerva: Roberta Mameli, soprano; Telemaco / Eurimaco: Makoto Sakurada, tenor; Guinone / La Fortuna: Giorgia Milanesi, soprano; Nettuno / Il Tempo: Salvo Vitale, bass; Giove: Vincenzo Di Donato, tenor; Melanto: Francesca Lombardi, soprano; Iro: Luca Dordolo, tenor; Eumete: Paolo Antognetti, tenor; Ericlea: Marta Fumagalli, mezzo-soprano; Amore: Fracesca Cassinari, soprano; Anfinomo / Feacio I: Roberto Balconi, countertenor; Pisandro / Feacio II: Alessio Tosi, tenor; Antinoo / Feacio III: Marco Bussi, bass. This is an exceptional performance and recording ranking with Cavina's Orfeo as the best Monteverdi CDs to date. Highly recommended! With his extensive knowledge of Monteverdi's music and performing experience, Cavina has corrected "many notes" and "numerous harmonies" and arranged some parts. "Additionally, we have reworked and introduced sinfonias, ritornelli and accompagnati with the purpose of completing a score which seems to us too lean and spare. If Monteverdi had already written harmonized arias and accompagnati in Orfeo and Arianna, he would not have forgotten these forms and limited himself to simple recitativo when composing an opera of three hours of music. Orchestration is typical of mid-17th Century Venetian opera houses -- one string instrument per part, no added winds, harpsichord, 2 theorbos, archlute, lirone and harp. $19.11 from Amazon.com marketplace: US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Gluck. Il Trionfo di Clelia (Bologna 1763). MDG 609 1733-2 (3 CDs, March 2012). Video. Giuseppe Sigismondi de Risio, Armonia Atenea. Clelia: Hélène Le Corre, soprano; Orazio: Mary-Ellen Nesi, mezzo-soprano; Tarquinio: Irini Karaianni, mezzo-soprano; Larissa: Burçu Uyar, soprano; Porsenna: Vassilis Kavayias, tenor; Mannio: Florin Cesar Ouatou, countertenor. Overall a nice recording of a great opera, but I would have preferred harpsichord rather than fortepiano continuo. Libretto in Italian only, and there's no historical English translation of this Metastasio libretto. When the greedy record companies charge full price for an opera but fail to provide an English libretto translation when none is available elsewhere, who can blame consumers for copying? US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Handel. Esther. (Cannons version, HWV 50a, London 1720). Linn CKD 397 (2 CDs, April 2012). Video / Details. John Butt, Dunedin Consort. Esther: Susan Hamilton, soprano; Robin Blaze, countertenor; Thomas Hobbs, tenor; James Gilchrist, tenor; Nicholas Mulroy, tenor; Haman: Matthew Brook, bass. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Handel. Alceste. (HWV 45, London 1750). Chandos CHAN 0788 (1 CD, May 2012). Booklet (pdf). Christian Curnyn, Early Opera Company. Lucy Crowe, soprano; Benjamin Hulett, tenor; Andrew Foster Williams, bass. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Handel. Il Pastor Fido - First version, HWV 8a, London 1712. Harmonia Mundi HMU 907585/86 (2 CDs, March 2012). Video of recording session in the historic Temple Church, London. David Bates, La Nuova Musica. Amarilli: Lucy Crowe, soprano; Mirtillo: Anna Dennis, soprano; Eurilla: Katherine Manley, soprano; Silvio: Clint Van Der Linde, countertenor; Dorinda: Madeleine Shaw, mezzo-soprano; Tireno: Lisandro Abadie, baritone. Handel's Italian pastoral was a flop in London as a followup to his herioc and bombastic Rinaldo. A critic wrote: "The Scene represented only ye Country of Arcadia. ye Habits were old. -- ye Opera Short." The first version of Il Pastor Fido has little in common musically with the elaborate 1734 third version, an opera-ballet, the only version recorded previously. This recording is a failure. It's unpleasant to listen to more than a brief excerpt at a time because of the overly reverberent accoustic and the painfully slow tempos necessitated by the unsatisfactory recording venue. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Alessandro Stradella. La Susanna (1681). Brilliant Classics 94345 (2 CDs, April 2012). Italian / English libretto (pdf) / Details. Claudio Astronico, Harmonices Mundi. Susanna: Gemma Bertagnoli, soprano; Daniele: Isabel Álvarez, soprano; Testo: Martín Oro, countertenor; Secondo Giudice: Mirko Guadagnini, tenor; Primo Giudice: Sergio Foresti, bass. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

J.S. Bach. Missa 1733. Alpha (1 CD, September 2012). Raphaël Pichon & Benajmin Alard, Ensemble Pygmalion. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Porpora, Giuseppe de Majo, Pergolesi, Hasse, Leo, Handel. Dramma - Opera Arias. Sony (1 CD, August 2012). Per trionfar pugnando, de Majo's great trumpet aria for Caffarelli from Arianna e Teseo. Simone Kermes, soprano. Isabella Longo, La Magnifica Comunità. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Cavalli, Monteverdi, Provenzale, Rossi. Sogno Barocco - Opera Arias. Naïve (1 CD, September 2012). Sandrine Piau, soprano. Leonardo García-Alarcón. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Pergolesi. Opera Arias. dhm (1 CD, August 2012). Daniela Barcellona, mezzo-soprano. Marcello Di Lisa, Concerto de' Cavalieri. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Giovanni Legrenzi (1626-1690). Il Sedecia. Dynamic (1 CD, July 2012). Details. Riccardo Favero, Oficina Musicum. Sedecia: Raffaele Giordani, tenor; Figlio Primo: Lia Serafini, soprano; Figlio Secondo: Francesca Lombardi Mazzuli, soprano; Nabucco: Walter Testolin, bass; Testo: Andrea Arrvabene, contralto. UK | FR | DE

Giovanni Legrenzi (1626-1690). Testamentum. Dynamic (1 CD, April 2012). Details. Riccardo Favero, Oficina Musicum. Riccardo Favero, Oficina Musicum. Lia Serafini, soprano; Roberta Giua, soprano. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Alessandro Scarlatti. Ardo è ver - Cantate e Sonate con il Flauto. Stradivarius STR 33922 (1 CD, July 2012). Details. Valentina Varriale, soprano; Tommaso Rossi, recorder. Ensemble Barocco di Napoli. US | UK | FR | DE | CA

Alessandro Scarlatti. Vespro della Beata Vergine. Rondeau ROP 6062 (1 CD, June 2012). Booklet (pdf). Frank Markowitsch, Vokalakademie Berlin. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Benedetto Marcello. Duetti. ORF (1 CD, May 2012). Silvia Frigato, soprano; Sara Mingardo, contralto. Game di Legno Consort. UK | FR | DE

Domenico Gabrielli (1651/9?-1690). Cantate. Stradivarius STR 33878 (1 CD, June 2012). Details. Emanuela Galli, soprano. Sistite Sidera. Davide Pozzi, harpsichord & organ; Gabriele Palomba, theorbo; Marco Testori, cello. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Johann Christian Schieferdecker (1679-1732). Geistliche Konzerte. Carus 83.398 (1 CD, May 2012). Booklet (pdf). Carus's new player cycles through excerpts of all the tracks of this fine recording. Klaus Mertens, baritone; Jan Kobow, tenor. Simone Eckert, Hamburger Ratsmusik. Schieferdecker succeeded Buxtehude in Lübeck, marrying his daughter as a condition of employment. Unfortunately, the music of Schieferdecker's operas for Leipzig, Weissenfels and Hamburg and his oratorios for Lübeck has been lost. This is an outstanding recording that I highly recommend! US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Andrzej Siewiński (c.1725). Requiem. Dux 0859 (1 CD, April 2012). Details. Anna Szostak, Parnassos, Camerata Silesia. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Christopher Gibbons (1615-1676). Motets, Anthems, Fantasias & Voluntaries. Harmonia Mundi (1 CD, August 2012). Richard Egarr, Academy of Ancient Music. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Handel, Hasse, Smith, Arne, Gluck, Guadagni. Arias for Guadagni - The First Modern Castrato. Hyperion CDA 67924 (1 CD, May 2012). Details. Booklet (pdf). Iestyn Davies, countertenor. Jonathan Cohen, Arcangelo. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Vivaldi. New Discoveries II. Naïve Vivaldi Edition (1 CD, June 2012). Booklet (pdf). Ann Hallenberg, mezzo-soprano. Federico Maria Sardelli, Modo Antiquo. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Vivaldi. Opera Arias. Glossa (1 CD, May 2012). Booklet (pdf). Roberta Invernizzi, soprano. Fabio Bonizzoni, La Risonanza. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Alessandro Scarlatti. L'Olimpia, L'Arianna, Su le sponde del Tebro. cpo (1 CD, May 2012). Booklet (pdf). Adriana Fernández, soprano. Marcello Di Lisa, Concerto de' Cavalieri. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

M.-A. Charpentier. Leçons de Ténèbres. Alpha 185 (1 CD, June 2012). Booklet (pdf). Stephan Macleod, baritone. Alexis Kossenko, Arte dei Suonatori. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Schütz. Psaumes de David. K.617 (1 CD, May 2012). Benoît Haller, La Chapelle Rhename. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Telemann. Cantatas. Hänssler (1 CD, February 2012). Ulrich Stölzel, Collegium vocale Siegen, Hannoversche Hofkapelle. Stefanie Wüst, soprano; Angela Froemer, contralto; Georg Poplutz, tenor; Jens Hamann, bass. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

J.S. Bach, J. Christoph Bach, Georg Böhm. Mein Freund ist Mein - Cantatas & Motets. Challenge Classics (1 CD, May 2012). Video. Leonardo García Alarcón, Ensemble Clematis. Mariana Flores, soprano; Capucine Keller, soprano; Paulin Bündgen, countertenor; Fernando Guimarães, tenor; Christian Immler, baritone. US | UK | FR | DE

Thomas-Louis Bourgeois (1676-1751). Les Sirènes - Cantates. Carus 83.374 (1 CD, April 2012). Details. Carolyn Sampson, soprano. Anne-Catherine Bucher, Le Concert Lorrain. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Handel & Caldara. Carmelite Vespers 1709. dhm 88691926042 (2 CDs, March 2012). Alessandro de Marchi, Accademia Montis Regalis. Roberta Invernizzi, soprano; Robin Johannsen, soprano; Martín Oro, countertenor; Markus Brutscher, tenor; Antonio Abete, bass. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Leonardo Vinci (1690-1730). Fileno - Soprano Cantatas. Pan Classics PC 10266 (1 CD, April 2012). Booklet (pdf). Emanuela Galli, soprano; Francesca Cassinari, soprano. Stefano Aresi, Stile Galante. Includes "Fille, tu parti", a cantata by Alessandro Scarlatti formerly attributed to Vinci. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Fux. Kaiser Requiem. dhm 88697959972 (1 CD, April 2012). Details (pdf). Booklet (pdf). Roland Wilson, Musica Fiata. Monika Mauch, soprano; Constanze Backes, soprano; Alexander Schneider, countertenor; Markus Brutscher, tenor; Harry van der Kamp, bass. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

J.S. Bach. Johannes-Passion BWV 245. Challenge Classics CC 72545 (2 CDs, March 2012). Details. Sigiswald Kuijken, La Petite Bande. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Pergolesi. Stabat Mater, Laudate Pueri. Oehms Classics (1 CD, March 2012). Valer Barna-Sabadus, sopranist; Terry Wey, countertenor. Michael Hofstetter, Neumeyer Consort, Ensemble Barock Vokal der HfM Mainz. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

J.S. Bach. Cantatas BWV 46 & 102; Zelenka. Lamentationes pro die Mercurii sancto. Passacaille (1 CD, April 2012). Marcel Ponseele, Il Gardellino. Damien Guillon, countertenor; Marcus Ullmann, tenor; Lieven Termont, bass. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Giovanni Gabrieli, Viadana, Barbarino, Palestrina. Italian Vespers 1612. Decca 28947835066 (1 CD, May 2012). Video. Robert Hollingworth, I Fagiolini, De Profundis. Includes a reconstruction by Hugh Keyte of Gabrieli's 7-choir Magnificat. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow (1663-1712). Complete Organ Works. Fagott F-3908-8 (2 CDs, June 2012). Details (pdf). Irénée Peyrot, organ. Reichel Organ (1663/64) of the Marktkirche in Halle/Saale & Scholtze Organ (1759) of St. Catherine's Church in Lenzen. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

C.P.E. Bach. Prussian Sonatas Wq. 48 Nos. 1-6. Naxos 8.572674 (1 CD, July 2012). Details. Susan Alexander-Max. Grand Piano by Ferdinand Hofmann (1756–1829), Vienna, c.1790. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Albinoni, Lotti, Pollarolo, Porta, Veracini, Vivaldi. Venice by Night. Avie (1 CD, June 2012). Adrian Chandler, La Serinissima. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

The Manchester Gamba Book. Naxos 8.572863-64 (2 CDs, July 2012). Dietmar Berger, viola da gamba. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Vivaldi. Complete Chamber Concertos. Brilliant Classics 94332 (3 CDs, August 2012). Collegium Pro Musica. Stefano Bagliano, recorder; Pierluigi Fabretti, oboe; Federico Guglielmo, violin; Andrea Bressan, bassoon. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Bernhard Joachim Hagen (1720-1787). The Augsburg Manuscript - Music for Lute. Pan Classics PC 10267 (1 CD, April 2012). Details. Booklet (pdf). Robert Barto, lute. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Antonio de Cabezón (1510-1566). Complete Tientos and Variations. Naxos 8.572475-76 (2 CDs, May 2012). Glen Wilson, harpsichord. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Graupner. Chalumeaux Concertos, Ouvertures & Sonatas. Challenge Classics (1 CD, May 2012). Gunar Letzbor, Ars Antiqua Austria. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Rameau. Symphonies à Deux Clavecins. Mirare MIR 164 (1 CD, August 2012). Booklet (pdf). Pierre Hantaï & Skip Sempé, harpsichords. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Quantz. Flute Concertos. Accent (1 CD, June 2012). Frank Theuns, traverso. Les Buffardins. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Vivaldi. La Cetra (Op. 9) - 12 violin concertos. Channel Classics CCS SA 33412 (2 CDs, May 2012). Rachel Podger, Holland Baroque Society. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Domenico Scarlatti. Clavecin Migliai 1763. Intégral (1 CD, March 2012). Details. Aline D'Ambricourt, harpsichord. UK | FR | DE

Domenico Scarlatti. Sonatas. Metronome METCD 1087 (1 CD, March 2012). Details. Carole Cerasi, harpsichord. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Domenico Scarlatti. Vivi felice. Pan Classics PC 10258 (1 CD, January 2012). Diego Ares, harpsichord by Joel Katzman after Francisco Pérez Mirabel, Seville 1734. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Telemann. Paris Quartets. dhm (1 CD, June 2012). The Age of Passions. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Vivaldi. Violin Concertos Vol. 4. Naïve Vivaldi Edition (1 CD, April 2012). Riccardo Minasi, Il Pomo d'Oro. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Wolff Jacob Lauffensteiner (1676-1754) & Johann Georg Weichenberger (1676-1740). Austria 1676. Brilliant Classics 94331 (1 CD, April 2012). Details. Miguel Yisrael, baroque lute. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

G.B. Bassani (c.1650-1716). Sinfonie Op. 5 - Sonatas for two or three instruments with basso continuo. Brilliant Classics 94259 (2 CDs, April 2012). Ensemble StilModerno. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Graupner. Die Sieben Wörte Jesu am Kreuz. (Cycle of seven cantatas, 1743). Analekta (2 CDs, March 2012). Booklet (pdf). Geneviève Soly, Les Idées Heureuses. Isabelle Desrochers, soprano; Dorothéa Ventura, soprano; Jacques-André Houle, countertenor; Normand Richard, bass; Frédéric Antoun, tenor; Claudine Ledoux, contralto. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Haydn. Haydn à l'anglaise. Nimbus NI 6174 (1 CD, March 2012). Details. Derek McCulloch, Caf€ Mozart. Emma Kirkby, soprano; Rogers Covey-Crump, tenor; Jenny Thomas, traverso; Ian Gammie, guitar; Alastair Ross, square piano. Haydn's songs as edited by William Shield; 'Ballads' adapted from his istrumental music by Samuel Arnold; Rondos on his Canzonettas by Thomas Haigh. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Monteverdi. Selva morale e spirituale, Vol. II. Coro 16101 (1 CD, April 2012). Details. Harry Christophers, The Sixteen. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

J.S. Bach. Secular Cantatas BWV 201, 205, 213. Ambronay (2 CDs + DVD, April 2012). Leonardo García Alarcón, Les Agrémens, Choeur de Chambre de Namur. Céline Scheen, soprano; Clint Van der Linde, countertenor; Fabio Trümpy, tenor; Makoto Sakurada, tenor; Christian Immler, bass; Alejandro Meerapfel, baritone. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Buxtehude. Membra Jesu Nostri BuxWV 75; Cantata "Fried- und freudenreiche Himmelfahrt" BuxWV 76. Accent (1 CD, February 2012). Sigiswald Kuijken, La Petite Bande. Anne-Katrin Schenck, soprano; Marie Kuijken, soprano; Gunther Vandeven, countertenor; Giuseppe Maletto, tenor; Knut Schoch, tenor; Jens Weber, tenor; Fulvio Bettini, bass; Jens Hamann, bass. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Buxtehude. Opera Omnia 16: Vocal Works 6 - Membra Jesu Nostri. Challenge Classics (1 CD, May 2012). Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Chorus. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Buxtehude. Opera Omnia 15: Chamber Music 3. Challenge Classics (1 CD, April 2012). Ton Koopman, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Zelenka. Responsoria pro Hebdomada Sancta ZWV 55 (1723); Lamentatio Ieremiae Prophetae ZWV 53 (1722). Accent ACC 24259 (2 CDs, February 2012). Václav Luks, Collegium 1704, Collegium Vocale 1704. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Zelenka. Missa Omnium Sanctorum ZWV 21; Christe eleison ZWV 29; Barbara dira effera! ZWV 164. Nibiru (1 CD, February 2012). Details / Video. Adam Viktora, Ensemble Inégal, Prague Baroque Soloists. Gabriela Elbenová, soprano; Kai Wessel, countertenor; Jan Kobow, tenor; Marlán Krejcík, bass; Tomás Král, bass. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Manuel Pla (c.1725-1766) & Joseph Pla (1728-1762). Música Religiosa a Solo - Stabat Mater & Salve Regina. La Mà de Guido 2106 (1 CD, March 2012). Booklet (pdf). Olivia Centurioni, Orquestra Barroca Catalana. Raquel Andueza, soprano; Pau Bordas, bass. UK | FR | DE

Porpora. Vespro per la Festività dell'assunta. Ambronay AMY 030 (1 CD, March 2012). Video. Booklet (pdf). Martin Gester, Le Parlement de Musique, La Maîtrise de Bretagne. Marilia Vargas, soprano; Delphine Galou, contralto; Michiko Takahashi, soprano. Maîtrise de Bretagne. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Purcell, Johnson, Pepusch, Locke, Ravenscroft & Traditional. Love's Madness. Carus 83.371 (1 CD, March 2012). Dorothee Mields, soprano. Wolfgang Katschner, Lautten Compangney Berlin. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Aus Meines Herzens Grunde - Die Schönsten Alten Kirchenlieder. Carus 83.015 (3 CDs, March 2012). Details. Kay Johannsen, organ; Götz Payer, piano; Ruth Sandhoff & Sarah Wegener, sopranos; Marion Eckstein, mezzo-soprano; Andreas Weller, tenor; Klaus Mertens & Thilo Dahlmann, bass. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

J.S. Bach. Cantatas BWV 35 & 170, Trio Sonata BWV 527. Zig-Zag Territoires (1 CD, April 2012). Damien Guillon, countertenor & director. Le Banquet Céleste. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

J.S. Bach. Alto Cantatas BWV 170, 54 & 35. Quintone (1 CD, February 2012). Maarten Engeltjes, countertenor. Klaas Stok, Concerto d'Amsterdam. Vincent van Laar, organ. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Bernhard, Pachelbel, Buxtehude, Tunder, Becker, Bruhns, Strungk, Förtsch. Sacred Arias. dhm 88697901812 (1 CD, March 2012). Details. Dorothee Mields, soprano. Concerto Melante. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Vivaldi, Scarlatti, Lotti, Steffani, D. Scarlatti, Mancini, A.M. Bononcini. Italian Love Cantatas. cpo 777 583-2 (1 CD, January 2012). Silvia Vajente, Epoca Barocca. The cover lists "Agostino" as one of the composers, which must be garbled reference to Agostino Steffani. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778). Consolations des Miseres de Ma Vie. Quantum (1 CD, Feburary 2012). Alba Ensemble. Marie-Bénédicte Souquet, soprano; Georges Wanis, tenor. UK | FR | DE

Telemann. Harmonischer Gottes-Dienst (Hamburg, 1725-26). Complete recording of all 72 cantatas by Bergen Barokk in progress:
Volume 4: The cantatas for middle voice, transverse flute & basso continuo I
. Toccata Classics TOCC 0084 (1 CD, February 2012). Details. Franz Vitzthum, countertenor; Peter Holtslag, traverso; Hans Knut Sveen, harpsichord & organ; Markku Luolajan-Mikkola, cello & viol. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Volume 3: The cantatas for high voice, recorder and basso continuo II. Toccata Classics TOCC 0074 (1 CD, March 2011). Details. Mona Julsrud, soprano; Frode Thorsen, recorder; Thomas Boysen, theorbo; Hans Knut Sveen, harpsichord & organ; Markku Luolajan-Mikkola, cello. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Volume 2: The cantatas for middle voice, violin and basso continuo I
. Toccata Classics TOCC 0057 (1 CD, July 2009). Details. Franz Vitzthum, countertenor; Bjarte Eike, violin; Hans Knut Svenn, harpsichord & organ; Markku Luolajan-Mikkola, cello. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Volume 1: The cantatas for high voice, recorder & basso continuo I. Toccata Classics TOCC 0037 (1 CD, August 2006). Details. Mona Julsrud, soprano; Frode Thorsen, recorder; Hans Knut Sveen, harpsichord; Markku Luolajan-Mikkola, cello. This is a superb performance and recording. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

attr: J.S. Bach. Apocryphal Bach Masses II. cpo (1 CD, January 2012). Wolfgang Helbich, Gesualdo Consort Amsterdam, Solisten der Musikhochschule Bremen, Alsfelder Vokalensemble, Hannoversche Hofkapelle. Missa in G Major BWV Anh., Missa in A Minor BWV Anh. 24, Magnificat in C Major BWV Anh. 30, Sancti BWV 237, 239, 240, Cantata BWV 150. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Handel. Theodora (HWV 68, London 1750). Naxos 8.572700-02 (3 CDs, March 2012). Details / Libretto (pdf). Joachim Carlos Martini, Frankfurt Baroque Orchestra, Junge Kantorei. Theodora: Christina Wieland, soprano; Irene: Diana Schmid, mezzo-soprano; Didymus: Franz Vitzthum, countertenor; Septimius: Knut Schoch, tenor; Valens: Klaus Mertens, baritone. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Purcell. The Fairy Queen. Brilliant Classics 94221 (2 CDs, March 2012). Ottavio Dantone, Accademia Bizantina, New English Voices. Carolyn Sampson, soprano; Andrew Carwood, tenor; Michael Bundy, bass. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Frescobaldi, Ortiz, De'Cavalieri, Michi, Animuccia, Kapsberger. Intorno all'oratorio di San Filippo Neri. Urania (1 CD, March 2012). Video. Renato Criscuolo, Musica Perduta. UK | FR | DE | JP

Lully, Purcell, Rameau, Handel. Une Fête Baroque. Virgin (2 CDs, February 2012). Details / Listen to the radio broadcast / Video excerpt from the arte TV broadcast. Grand concert on the 10th Anniversary of Le Concert d'Astrée on 19 December 2011. Emmanuelle Haïm, director. Jaël Azzaretti, Laura Claycomb, Natalie Dessay, Aurélia Legay, Magali Léger, Françoise Masset, Patricia Petibon, Sandrine Piau & Sonya Yoncheva, sopranos; Karine Deshayes, Delphine Haidan, Ann Hallenberg, Renata Pokupić & Ann Sofie Von Otter, mezzo-sopranos; Marijana Mijanović & Sara Mingardo, contraltos; Pascal Bertin & Philippe Jaroussky, countertenors; Topi Lehtipuu & Rolando Villazón, tenors; Stéphane Degout, Robert Gleadow & Christopher Purves, bass-baritones; Lorenzo Regazzo, bass. Deluxe edition (50999 7307992 7): US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Standard edition (50999 9565022 7): US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

William Corkine. Each Lovely Grace - The Second Book of Ayres (1612). Nimbus NI 6173 (1 CD, January 2012). Details. Nadine Balbeisi, soprano; Fernando Marín, viola da gamba, lyra-viol. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Michael Praetorius (1571-1621). Ostermesse. cpo (1 CD, March 2012). Manfred Cordes, Weiser-Renaissance. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Telemann. Paris Quartets. dhm (1 CD, June 2012). The Age of Passions. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Richard Jones. Chamber Airs and Sonatas. Glossa (1 CD, June 2012). Kreeta Maria Kentala, violin; Mitzi Meyerson, harpsichord; Lauri Pulakka, cello. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Leo, Fiorenza, de Majo, Sollima. Neapolitan Cello Concertos. Glossa (1 CD, April 2012). Giovanni Sollima, cello. Antonio Florio, I Turchini. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

J.C. Pepusch (1667-1752). Concertos & Ouvertures for London. Ramée (1 CD, April 2012). The Harmonious Society of Tickle-Fiddle Gentlemen. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

De Machy. Pièces de Violle - Suites de danse (Paris, 1685). Glossa (1 CD, April 2012). Paolo Pandolfo, viola da gamba. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

J.S. Bach. Goldberg Variations. La Dolce Volta (1 CD, April 2012). Frédérick Haas, harpsichord. Upcoming performances in Norwich, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Sweden & France. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Haydn. Complete Keyboard Sonatas. Tall Poppies Records (Australia). Geoffrey Lancaster, fortepiano.
Vol. 3: TP216 (1 CD, March 2012). Details. Prelude in E-flat major / Sonata No. 59 in E-flat major; Prelude in G major / Sonata No. 54 in G major; Prelude in B minor / Sonata No. 47 in B minor; Prelude in E-flat major / Sonata No. 40 in E-flat major. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Vol. 2: TP208 (1 CD, 2010). Details. Prelude in D major / Sonata No. 30 in D major (Hob. XVI:19) - 1767; Prelude in E minor / Sonata in No. 53 in E minor (Hob. XVI:34) - c.1780-83; Prelude in F major / Sonata No. 38 in F major (Hob. XVI:23) - 1773; Prelude in D major / Sonata No. 16 in D major (Hob. XVI:14) - ca. 1761/62 - c.1767. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP
Vol. 1: TP201 (1 CD, 2009). Details. Prelude in G minor / Sonata No. 32 in G minor (Hob. XVI:44) - c.1770; Prelude in A-flat major / Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major (Hob. XVI:46) - c.1767/68; Prelude in C minor / Sonata No. 33 in C minor (Hob. XVI:20) - 1771/78. Fortepiano by Paul McNulty after Stein (1788), Vallotti temperament. Highly recommended! Fine performance and recording and truly outstanding liner notes (40 pages). Lancaster introduces each sonata with an improvised prelude. On this disk, two are by Clementi. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Telemann. The Autograph Scores. Chandos CHAN 0787 (1 CD, April 2012). Simon Standage, Collegium Musicum 90. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Purcell, Blow, Greene, Hart, Pepusch, Roseingrave, Arne. Verses & Voluntaries - The 1723 Abraham Jordan Organ of St. George's, Southall. Regent 366 (1 CD, March 2012). William Whitehead, organ. The organ was restored to its original specification by Mander Organs in 2009. Details. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

J.S. Bach, Handel, Monteverdi, Purcell, Rameau, Telemann, Vivaldi. The Galileo Project. Tafelmusik (1 CD & 1 DVD, March 2012). Details. Jeanne Lamon, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

William Lawes. Royall Consorts. Atma (2 CDs, March 2012). Les Voix Humaines. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Dowland, Daniel Bacheler, Philip Rosseter, Danyel, John Sturt, Johnson. The Jacobean Lutenists. Db Productions (1 CD, March 2012). Karl Nyhlin, renaissance lute. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Pisendel, Handel, Telemann, Fasch, Heinichen. Violinkonzerte aus Dresden. Raumklang RK 3105 (1 CD, March 2012). Johannes Pramsohler, International Baroque Players. UK | FR | DE

Thysius Lute Book (1595-1646), Gregorio Huwet (before 1550-c.1616); Nicolas Vallet (c.1583-after 1644); Joachim van den Hove (1567-1620); Emanuel Adriaenssen (c. 1554-1604). Lute Music of the Netherlands. Carpe Diem CD-16289 (1 CD, March 2012). Details. Anthony Bailes, lute. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

d'Anglebert, Dollé, Forqueray, Marais. Hommages. Ramée (1 CD, March 2012). Mieneke van der Velden, viola da gamba; Glen Wilson, harpsichord. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

J.S. Bach. Cello Suites. Linn CKD 396 (2 CDs, March 2012). Details. Richard Tunnicliffe, cello. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

C.P.E. Bach. Preussische und Württembergische Sonaten. Brilliant Classics 94320 (3 CDs, March 2012). Pieter-Jan Belder, harpsichord & clavichord. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Purcell. Abdelazer - Suites by Henry Purcell after the tragedy by Aphra Behn. Coviello (2 CDs (English & German versions), February 2012). Linard Bardill, Orchester le Phénix. John Holloway, narrator. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Heinichen, Kirnberger. German Baroque Oboe Sonatas. Ricercar (1 CD, February 2012). Benoît Laurent, Lingua Franca. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Striggio. Mass for 40 and 60 voices. Glossa (1 CD, March 2012). Hervé Niquet, Le Concert Spirituel. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Rameau & Marchand. Pièces de clavecin. Ambronay AMY 032 (1 CD, March 2012). Booklet (pdf). Christophe Rousset, harpsichord. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

J.S. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, J.C. Bach. Three Keyboard Concertos - harpsichord (J.S.), organ (C.P.E.) & fortepiano (J.C.). Quintone (1 CD, February 2012). Details. Pieter-Jan Belder, Musica Amphion. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Purcell. Music for a While - Solo Songs. Quintone (1 CD, February 2012). Maarten Koningsberger, baritone; Fred Jacobs, theorbo. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Johann Kuhnau (1627-1693). Biblisiche Sonaten. Concerto (1 CD, February 2012). Federico Caldara, harpsichord. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Johann Caspar Kerll (1627-1693). Complete Free Organ Works. NCA (1 CD, February 2012). Wolfgang Kogert, 1642 Wöckherl organ in the Franziskanerkirche, Vienna, recently restored by Kuhn Organ Builders. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Bernardo Pasquini (1637-1710). Passion Cantatas. Brilliant Classics 94225 (1 CD, February 2012). Details. Giovanni Caruso, Capella Tiberina. Sharon Rostorf-Zamir, soprano; Furio Zanasi, bass. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Charpentier. Musiques pour les Comédies de Molière. Musiques à la Chabotterie (1 CD, January 2012). Details. Hugo Reyne, La Simphonie du Marais. Romain Champion, tenor; Vincent Bouchot, baritone. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Pedro António Avondano (1714-1782), Pietro Georgio Avondano, Francisco António de Almeida (c.1702-1755?). 1700 - The Century of the Portuguese. Dynamic CDS 709 (1 CD, January 2012). Details. Enrico Onofri, Divino Sospiro. Gemma Bertagnoli, soprano. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Chevalier de Saint-George. Romances & Sonates. Loreley Productions (1 CD, February 2012). Luanda Sigueira, soprano; Florence Malgoire, violin; Olivier Baumont, harpsichord. UK | FR | DE

CPE Bach. Erwacht zum neuen Leben - Oden / Sacred Songs. Brilliant Classics 94309 (1 CD, February 2012). Julian Redlin, bass. Jörn Boysen, harpsichord. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Vivaldi. Sacred Works for Soprano & Orchestra. Channel Classics CCS SA 32311 (1 CD, January 2012). Details. Elin Manahan Thomas, soprano. Ashley Solomon, Florilegium. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Domenico Mazzocchi (1592-1665). La catena d'Adone (Rome 1626). Alpha 184 (2 CDs, January 2012). Video. Booklet (pdf). Nicholas Achten, baritone, archlute, harp, harpsichord, director, Scherzi Musicali. Merel Elishevah Kreigsman, soprano; Catherine Lybaert, soprano; Marie de Roy, soprano; Luciana Mancini, mezzo-soprano; Reinoud Van Mechelen, tenor; Dávid Szigetvári, tenor; Olivier Berten, baritone. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Handel. Italian Cantatas for Bass. Accent (1 CD, February 2012). Raimund Nolte, bass. Batzdorfer Hofkapelle. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Hasse. Hasse Reloaded -- Arias from Didone abbandonata, La Gelosia & Artaserse. Oehms Classics OC 830 (1 CD, January 2012). Details. Valer Barna-Sabadus, countertenor. Michael Hofstetter, Hofkapelle München. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Kobelius, Erlebach, Hildebrand, Schop, Böhm, Franck, Sweelinck, Krieger, Young, Casati, Bertali. Himmels-Lieder - Sacred songs & cantatas. Christophorus (1 CD, January 2012). Franz Vitzthum, countertenor. Capricomus Consort Band. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Purcell. Harmonia Sacra. Aparté (1 CD, February 2012). Video. Christophe Rousset, Les Talens Lyriques. Rosemary Joshua, soprano. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Christoph Graupner (1683-1760). Wo gehet Jesus hin - Passionskantaten. Carus 83.457 (1 CD, January 2012). Hans Michael Beurle, Ensemble Concerto Grosso, Anton-Webern-Chor Freiburg. Sonja Bühler, soprano. These fine cantatas are reminiscent of Telemann. This is one of the best available recordings of Graupner's music. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

J.S. Bach. Johannes-Passion BWV 245. Avie (2 CDs, January 2012). Monica Huggett, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Les Voix Baroques, Cappella Romana. Evangelist: Charles Daniels, tenor; Shannon Mercer, soprano; Matthew White, countertenor; Jacques-Olivier Chartier, tenor; Joshua Hopkins, baritone; Tyler Duncan, baritone. Ripienists: Catherine van der Salm, soprano; Melanie Downie Zupan, soprano; Kerry McCarthy, bass; Stephanie Kramer, soprano; Cahen Taylor, tenor; David Stutz, bass. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

J.S. Bach. Johannes Passion BWV 245. ATMA (2 CDs, January 2012). Alexander Weimann, Arion Baroque Orchestra, Les Voix Baroques: Evangelist: Jan Kobow, tenor; Jesus: Stephan Macleod, bass; Petrus: Joshua Hopkins, bass; Pilatus: Nathaniel Watson, bass; Shannon Mercer, soprano; Matthew White, countertenor; Lawrence Wiliford, tenor. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Schütz, J.S. Bach, Praetorius, Hassler, Eccard, Walter, Rosenmüller, Fabricus, Osiander. Davon ich singen und sagen will. Gerth Medien (1 CD, February 2012). Details. Compositions by and about Martin Luther. Ulrich Stötzel, Collegium Vocale, Johann-Rosenmüller-Ensemble. Monika Mauch, soprano; Ina Siedlaczek, soprano; Franz Vitzthum, countertenor; Georg Poplutz, tenor; Nils Geibelhausen, tenor; Markus Flaig, bass; Jens Hamann, baritone. UK | FR | DE

Brewer, Ramsey, Locke, Morley, Campion, Bartlet, Pilkington, Lawes, Webb, Johnson, Robinson, Hume, Ravenscroft, Dowland. Tears of Joy - English Lute Songs & Secular Music. Klara (2 CDs, January 2012). Zefiro Torna. Cécile Kempenaers, soprano. Includes a bonus CD - 15 Years Zefiro Torna. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Monteverdi. Missa in Illo Tempore. Ricercar RIC 322 (1 CD, February 2012). Details. Paolo da Col, Odhecaton. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Tomkins, Amner, Taverner, Ramsey, Tallis, Parsons, Browne, Croce, Dowland, Campion, Byrd, Gibbons. Tune thy Musicke to thy Hart - Tudor & Jacobean music for private devotion. Harmonia Mundi HM 807554 (1 CD, February 2012). Stile Antico, Fretwork. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Jean-Baptiste Notre (1732-1807). Le Livre d'Orgue. Quantum (1 CD, Feburary 2012). Details. Pascal Vigneron, organ. UK | FR | DE

Marianna Martines (1744-1812). Il Primo Amore. dhm 88697885792 (1 CD, February 2012). Details. Núria Rial, soprano. Nicoleta Paraschivescu, L'Arcadia. Highly recommended! US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Luigi Cherubini (1760-1842). Arias & Overtures from Florence to Paris. Hyperion CDA 67893 (1 CD, January 2012). Details. Maria Grazia Schiavo, soprano. Carlo Ipata, Auser Musici. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Gabrieli, Merula, de Macque, Frescobaldi, Salvatore, Castello. 1600. Naïve (1 CD, January 2012). Monique Zanetti, soprano. Rinaldo Alessandrini, Concerto Italiano. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Clérambault, Campra, Dornel. Amour viens animer ma voix! Ramée (1 CD, January 2012). Hugo Oliveira, baritone. Ludovice Ensemble. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Lully. Phaëton, Atys, Armide - Ouvertures avec tous les airs. Tudor 7185 (1 CD, February 2012). Details. Dominik Kiefer, Capriccio Barock Orchester. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Vivaldi, Mainerio, Spadi, Riccio, Castello, Neri, Bassano, B. & A. Marcello, Caldara, Verdelot. Il Flauto Veneziano. dhm 88697988632 (1 CD, March 2012). Dorothee Oberlinger, recorder. Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

CPE Bach, Frederick the Great, J.G. Graun, Nichelmann. Sinfonias & overtures on the 300th anniversary of the birth of Frederick the Great. Harmonia Mundi (1 CD, February 2012). Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

J.S. Bach. Sonatas for Viola da Gamba & Harpsichord. Alpha (1 CD, February 2012). Lucile Boulanger, bass viol; Arnaud de Pasquale, harpsichord. Lucile Boulanger won first prize in the 2009 Bach-Abel viola da gamba competition chaired by Wieland Kuijken. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Buxtehude. VII Suonate, op. 2. Chandos Chaconne (1 CD, February 2012). The Purcell Quartet. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Francisco Correa de Arauxo, Marchand, Buxtehude, Bach, Mendelssohn, Florentz, J. Alain, Alabau. Les Grandes Orgues restaurées de Saint Séverin à Paris. Aeolus (1 CD, February 2012). Michel Alabau, Nicolas Bucher, Fraçois Espinasse & Christophe Mantoux, organists. Recorded live on 25 November 2011. Organ details. UK | FR | DE

Handel. Violin Sonatas. dhm (1 CD, February 2012). Riccardo Minasi, Musica Antiqua Roma. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Alessandro Piccinini (1566–1639). Works for Archlute. Carpe Diem (1 CD, January 2012). Rosario Conte, archlute. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Fux. Triopartiten. Querstand (1 CD, January 2012). La Gioconda. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Fux. Johann Joseph Fux und die Wiener Hofkapelle - Instrumentalmusik für Hof, Kirche, Oper un Kammer. Querstand (1 CD, January 2012). Excerpts. Lucia Froihofer, Michael Hell, Neue Hofkapelle Graz. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Buxtehude, Tunder, Dandrieu, Bach, Alain. Die Orgeln der Marienkirche zu Lübeck. Querstand (1 CD, January 2012). Johannes Unger, organ. UK | FR | DE | JP

CPE Bach. The Solo Keyboard Music vol. 23. BIS (1 CD, January 2012). Miklós Spányi, clavichord. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Bull, Byrd, Farnaby, Gibbons, Morley, Philips, Tomkins. The Fitzwilliam Virginal Book vol. 1. Brilliant Classics 94303 (2 CDs, February 2012). Pieter-Jan Belder, harpsichord. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Franz Benda. Violin Sonatas - Ornamented versions from a Berlin manuscript. Glossa (1 CD, January 2012). Leila Schayegh, violin; Václav Luks, harsichord & fortepiano; Felix Knecht, cello. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Handel (& Telemann?). Concerti Grossi Op. 3, Concerto Doppio per oboe, fagotto e archi (attributed to Handel & Telemann). dhm 886979874220 (1 CD, January 2012). Video of the Concerto Doppio performed by Orchestra L'Aura Soave Cremona. Corrado Rovaris, Ensemble Silete Venti. Simone Toni, oboe; Laurent Le Chenadec, bassoon. The concerto doppio was discovered in Russia. After watching the video, I consider the attribution to Telemann to be considerably more plausible than the attribution to Handel, which seems almost as remote as the misattribution of Germanico to Handel by the same record company. But who would buy another set of Op. 3 simply to get a concerto by Telemann? US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Frescobaldi. Stylus Fantasticus & the Art of Variation. Accent (1 CD, January 2012). Luca Guglielmi, harpsichord & organ. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Vivaldi. La Porta delle Muse - Concertos & Sinfonias. Accent ACC 24266 (1 CD, January 2012). Florian Deuter, Mónica Waisman, Harmonie Universelle. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Telemann, Quantz, Philidor, Braun, Stamitz, J.S. Bach. Solo Traverso. Fidelio (1 CD, January 2012). Grégoire Jeay, traverso; Sylvain Bergeron, lute. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Mozart, Schobert, Soler, Vivaldi, Telemann, Haydn, Planayavsky. A Due Cembali - Caprices. K617 (1 CD, January 2012). Excerpts. Aline Zylberajch & Martin Gester, harpsichords & organ. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

Corelli, Schenk, Handel. Il Vero Orfeo - Sonatas for Viola da Gamba by and inspired by Arcangelo Corelli. Accent ACC 24233 (1 CD, January 2012). Friederike Heumann, viola da gamba; Patrick Sepec, cello; Eduardo Egüez, theorbo; Dirk Börner, harpsichord. US | UK | FR | DE | CA | JP

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