Bach/Mendelssohn: Matthäus Passion (1841)

Though entirely recognizable as the Matthew Passion, and giving us an insight into the important role Mendelssohn played in the transmission of the performing tradition, there are some surprises in this live performance, captured on CD. [...]

C. P. E. Bach: Hommage!

Not infrequently in these pages one reads how Bach's music will pretty much work in any medium, and – while few modern musicians have (to my knowledge) gone down that route with the music of his sons, [...]

Handel: Joshua

I’m not sure if the Handel operas performed at the Göttingen International Handel Festival (by the FestspielOrchester Göttingen under Lawrence Cummings) are recorded live as a matter of course each year, but I seem to have heard several such offerings and they are, without exception, a true joy from start to finish. [...]

Bach on Fire

All the pieces on this CD are arranged by Lily Afshar for the classical guitar, and are published in her collection, Essential Bach Arranged for the Guitar (Pacific, Missouri: Mel Bay, 2013). [...]
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