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). [...]

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. [...]

Telemann: Music for Wind Band

This fabulous recording is devoted to one of the less well-known repositories of baroque music. As well as maintaining "Kapelle" (ensembles made up of singers and instrumentalists who were as capable of performing sacred as secular music), many German courts - in imitation of Louis XIV - maintained an "hautboistenband", a separate group of musicians who served a different purpose. [...]
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