Performances by Musica Antiqua Cologne (Archiv) and flutist Pauliina Fred with harpsichordist Aapo Häkkinen (Naxos).
Some of the best early music heard in the past year.
Marian music by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (Harmonia Mundi) and George Frideric Handel (Archiv Produktion).
The beginning of an exploration of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra’s commissions inspired by the Brandenburg Concertos of J.S. Bach.
Two excellent recordings of music by H.I.F. Biber with the Baroque Band (Cedille) and Musica Antiqua Cologne (Archiv).
A look at three Archiv label recordings by Musica Antiqua Köln, including music by Telemann, Heinichen, and five Italian composers.
A recording of Handel's cantatas on Marian themes with mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter and Reinhard Goebel directing Musica Antiqua Cologne.