Label : Harmonia Mundi
Format : Ape
Cover : Yes

The harmonia mundi label was founded in 1958. Sixty years and several thousand recordings later, the company continues to affirm its unique identity with unflagging vitality. Anniversaries offer an opportunity to reflect on the distance traveled. This 16- disc set (volume one of two) invites listeners to re-live highlights of the label’s first thirty years. It also pays tribute to the now legendary artists who built harmonia mundi in a passionate quest for excellence that caused a genuine revolution in the world of early music.

CD 1-2 – A passion for the organ
Historic organs from Trujillo, Malaucène, Brescia & Trebel

CD 3 – The discovery of the Read more
Ancient Greek music / Gauls / Roman chants

CD 4 – From Renaissance to Baroque
Madrigals by Marenzio, Caccini, Bottrigari, Gesualdo, Monteverdi

CD 5-11 – The Baroque revolution
Purcell: King Arthur/ Songs : O Solitude, Music for a while
Schütz: Motets / Kleine geistliche Konzerte & Symphoniae Sacrae
J. S. Bach: Magnificat BWV 243, Aria: Erbarme dich from (St. Matthew Passion)
Pergolesi: Stabat Mater / Cesti: Orontea (extraits/excerpts)
Lully: Atys (extraits/excerpts) / Le Bourgeois gentilhomme
Charpentier: Te Deum H.146 / Rameau: Les Indes galantes
De Lalande: Symphonies pour les Soupers du Roy 12eSuite

CD 12-14 – A fresh look at the score
Mozart: Church Sonatas
Beethoven: Symphony “Eroica” transcribed by Franz Liszt
Johann Schobert: Piano Quartet op. VII n° 2
Chausson: Concert op. 21
Fauré: Requiem op. 48 (version 1893)
Brahms: Motets Op. 29 & Op. 74
Mélodies sur des poèmes de Victor Hugo

CD 15 – The twentieth century
Schoenberg: Piano Pieces Opp. 11, 19, 23 & 25
Berio: Laborintus – 2 CD

CD 16 – A window on the world of Iranian music, Arabo-Andalusian music, Byzantine chant, Corsica, La Folia de la Spagna