Performances by Musica Antiqua Cologne (Archiv) and flutist Pauliina Fred with harpsichordist Aapo Häkkinen (Naxos).
Two recordings of music by Johann Georg Pisendel and Heinrich Biber (CPO).
A continuation of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra’s New Brandenburgs series, The Cardinall’s Musick, and Jordi Savall.
Renaissance and Baroque music from Spain with organists Jan Willem Jansen and Poul Pock-Steen.
Marking the 25th anniversary of Early Music America with a look at its past competition winners: Ensemble La Rota, Asteria, and the Catacoustic Consort.
Baroque flutist Benedek Csalog appears with Aura Musicale (Hungaroton) and Monica Huggett directs the European Union Baroque Orchestra (Channel Classics).
Henry Purcell's complete odes & welcome songs (Hyperion), and a debut recording of music for viola da gamba consort (Lunaris).
Ensemble Caprice offers music of Vivaldi, the New London Consort explores Tylman Susato’s “Dansereye,” and Bonporti inventions performed by Chiara Banchini.
Some of the best early music heard in the past year.
Songs by John Blow and Henry Purcell (Mirare) and music of 17th-century Italian women composers (Ambronay).