ArkivMusic Newsletter

Dear ArkivMusic Customer,

Éditions de l'Oiseau-Lyre has a scholarly history that goes back to 1932 and Australian Louise Dyer, whose passion was to research and produce distinguished printed editions of music from the 14th to the 19th centuries. Recordings were an outgrowth of this project, and it is no surprise that with such a background, the L'Oiseau-Lyre record label earned a reputation for exquisite recordings rooted in historically informed performance practice.

Christopher Hogwood was, of course, a mainstay and guiding force of the label, which also attracted Philip Pickett, Emma Kirkby, Davitt Moroney, Christophe Rousset, Richard Egarr, Andrew Manze, Monica Huggett, and many other shining lights of Early, Baroque, and Classical music.

Now the rich history of L'Oiseau Lyre's Baroque recordings is gathered together in a new box:

Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Kozena, Padmore, Rattle
Live from Berlin's Philharmonie comes this enormously moving (NPR) concert led by Sir Simon Rattle of one of Bach's greatest sacred works, staged by Peter Sellars and featuring a starry cast that includes Magdalena Kozená, Mark Padmore, and Thomas Quasthoff.
$54.99 – 2 DVDs + Blu-ray + Digital Concert Pass!

In addition to best-selling albums of key Baroque works such as Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Handel’s Messiah, and Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos, this set also offers a fascinating historical and geographic tour of the era, with Scarlatti and Vivaldi (Italy), Rameau and Couperin (France), Telemann and the Bach family (Germany), Arne and Purcell (England), and many, many more. If you love Baroque music, you already know that this is a set not to be missed!

As always, I thank you for your support and love of classical music.

The Arkiv Team