Unitas Ensemble

Lina Gonzalez-Granados, conductor

Dedicated to the work of 20th- and 21st-century Hispanic composers, this disc features the 2003 work Las Dos Estaciones by Paul Desenne for string orchestra and harpsichord. Quoting from Vivaldi's Four Seasons, the piece reimagines the familiar gestures in an intensely cross-rhythmic language, amazingly virtuosic, yet delightfully folkloric.

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Haydn Volume 2
Handel and Haydn Society

Harry Christophers, conductor
Aisslinn Nosky, violin

The second in H&H's Haydn series, this disc features two excellent and contrasting symphonies as well as a rarely-heard violin concerto. 

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Stricturae Viola-di Gambicae by David Funck

Rebekah Arendt, viola da gamba
Kivie Kahn-Lipman, viola da gamba
Zoe Weiss, viola da gamba
Jane Leggiero, viola da gamba
Dylan Sauerwald, harpsichord, organ and lautenwerck

This is the first recording devoted to the music of David Funck. All that survives is a single collection of four suites for four bass viols, here with keyboard continuo on three different instruments and complemented by solo works for keyboard by Johann Jakob Froberger.

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Ah! Sun-flower: music for oboe and soprano

Judith Dansker, oboe
Alicia DePaolo, soprano
Sarah Freiberg, cello
Dylan Sauerwald, harpsichord and organ

This album features sacred arias by Johann Sebastian Bach, Georg Friedrich Händel’s Italian cantata Mi palpita il cor, and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Ten Blake Songs.

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Don Quijote y el Titiritero
Unitas Ensemble

An IOS/Android app centered around Manuel de Falla's 1923 puppet opera El Retablo del Maese Pedro. Performed by master puppeteers in collaboration with the Unitas Ensemble under Benjamin Juarez Echenique, this app features a gorgeous audio/visual recording of the opera, as well as interviews with musicians and academics discussing various topics related to this magical work. The harpsichord part, composed for Wanda Landowksa, is a rare and beautiful example of impressionist music featuring that instrument.
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Twelve Cotillions by Giovanni Gallini, 1770
Ensemble Musica Humana

Lidia Chang, classical flute
Go Yamamoto, violin
Dylan Sauerwald, harpsichord

This is the first of a planned series of albums of regency-era dance music called "The Dance Master's Companion." The project is supported by, where one can find notation for the dances as well as animations and illustrations of the steps.

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Country Dances by Thomas Skillern, 1781
Ensemble Musica Humana

Lidia Chang, classical flute
Go Yamamoto, violin
Dylan Sauerwald, virginal

This is the second in the "Dance Master's Companion" series by Tracks from this recording were used in the ball scenes of the BBC series Poldark, a historical drama set in Yorkshire, England during this period.

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