Archive | September, 2013


Handel: Alessandro

DECCA has released a magnificent new recording of Handel’s three act opera Alessandro.  Conducted by George Petrou with the Armonia Atenea orchestra (all on period instruments) this mostly Greek production is dazzling!  From the beginning French overture to the hymn of rejoicing at the end, this is Baroque performance that sizzles.  No, it’s not a REFINERSFIRE […]

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Music — and in particular, great music — does matter! Return here daily to keep track of monthly releases of new music by Chris McMurtry and Michael Linton (and other composers), heads-up about wonderful releases on other labels, and short blogs about music and culture and why excellence isn’t just nice, it’s essential. —  Mike Linton

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