Barbara Strozzi Dolcissimo, Silenzio nocivo
Barbara Strozzi Bella Madre, le tre grazie a Venere
Barbara Strozzi Lagrime Mie
Barbara Strozzi Come Puo, non come suolo, Pace Arrabbiata, op 1
Barbara Strozzi Che dolce udire, Canto di belle bocca
Claudio Monteverdi concertante madrigals
Claudio Monteverdi Il ballo delle ingrate
Christian Curnyn conductor
Barbara Strozzi was famed throughout 17th century Venice for her glorious voice and artistry, ‘la virtuosissima cantatrice’ of the city state.
With its very long neck and large size, the theorbo is easy to spot in any ensemble.Read More
His times: Monteverdi set in motion the development of what we’ve come to know as opera.Read More
Spitalfields! If it was an actual field you wouldn’t visit it, but it’s not, it’s a hive of cultural activity that we love, and this year we’re all over it.Read More
Today is not only St. George’s Day but also World Book Day, so we thought we’d mix some British music with some literature-related music and the result is a new Spotify playlist, including Purcell’s works on Shakespeare, Monteverdi’s on Petrarca, Strauss on Cervantes…
Add some Dowland, Britten, Tallis, Sullivan and of course the most well-known versions of Romeo and Juliet (Berlioz, Prokofiev and Bernstein’s West Side Story) and you’ll have a wonderful soundtrack for your day. Enjoy it!Read More
No, really, we are.
It’s also joyous, intense, life enhancing and dance-like. Sounds like pretty good stuff eh?
In this, one of our latest videos, Alison Bury (violinist and OAE Leader) and Nicholas Mulroy (tenor from the Choir of the Enlightenment) talk about this extraordinary piece, which as you will know, as just been released by us on our new label. Enjoy the video, and remember you can order it direct through us for the knockdown price of £15 for the two CD set. Plus first 100 orders get a FREE OAE book. Also on that link are directions to various places you can download the recording.Read More
The first reviews for the premiere recording on our new label OAE Released are in, and we were thrilled to be awarded a full 5 stars in The Independent, with the reviewer stating “Not all orchestras are the same, runs the message on the cover, and it’s true.”
Read this review and another online one below, and don’t forget you can purchase the CD direct through us on our website. Also click through for details of download sites and other suppliers.
Classical CD ReviewsRead More