CD/DVD– Week of May. 21: Harmonia Mundi Releases Three CDs

By Francisco Salazar

Harmonia Mundi dominates this week’s releases with three rarely performed pieces and all-star casts. Here is a look.

Schubert Mass

Harmonia Mundi will release Schubert’s Mass in A Flat featuring Anke Vondung, Anna Korondi, Andreas Karasiak, and Kay Stiefermann. The recording features the Orchestre des Champs-Elysse and conductor Herreweghe.

Dido and Aeneas

Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas” stars Lynne Dawson, Rosemary Joshua, and Gerald Finley. Rene Jacobs conducts the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in a CD which Harmonia Mundi will release.

Rossini Petite Messe

Marcus Creed conducts Rossini’s “Petite Messe Solennelle” with Krassimira Stoyanova, Birgit Remmert, Steve Davislim, and Hanno Muller-Brachmann. Harmonia Mundi releases.

The Passenger

Mieczyslaw Wajnberg’s modern masterpiece “The Passenger” gets a DVD from the Ekaterinberg State Opera. Dux recording will release the opera which stars  Natalia Karlova, Dmitri Staodubov, and Olga Tenyakova.


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