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« Reply #80 on: September 08, 2012, 02:39:44 PM »
I used to be a member of the MHS back in the good old vinyl days.  It is headquartered somewhere in NJ ...
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« Reply #82 on: April 22, 2013, 10:27:15 AM »
I don't see any info here for Novalis Records. Does anyone have an idea about that? Even Google wasn't a lot of help...  :-\

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« Reply #83 on: May 02, 2013, 05:28:39 PM »
I don't see any info here for Novalis Records. Does anyone have an idea about that? Even Google wasn't a lot of help...  :-\

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The link is perhaps not of much help, but at least we know they still exist... :)

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« Reply #84 on: May 15, 2013, 06:44:14 PM »
Carpe Diem Records:

http://www.carpediem-records.de/

Early Music and Baroque specialists.

Looks like some fine offerings!

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« Reply #85 on: December 20, 2013, 06:41:10 PM »
Is Klassic Haus Restorations a legit label?
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Re: The Record Labels Resources Thread
« Reply #86 on: December 21, 2013, 01:20:54 AM »
Another interesting Spanish label is Lauda Musica, specialized in Spanish Early and Baroque music.



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« Reply #87 on: December 22, 2013, 08:16:31 PM »
Another interesting Spanish label is Lauda Musica, specialized in Spanish Early and Baroque music.



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« Reply #88 on: December 22, 2013, 11:12:33 PM »
Motherlode? My mom certainly isn't loaded one way or the other.
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« Reply #89 on: December 23, 2013, 12:56:07 PM »
Motherlode? My mom certainly isn't loaded one way or the other.

Naw...what I meant was that there is just not very much in the way of early Spanish music on disc.  Here is a thread I started some time back.  Only two pages long, but you've been there :):

http://www.good-music-guide.com/community/index.php/topic,19403.msg607087.html#msg607087
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« Reply #90 on: December 23, 2013, 01:36:58 PM »
The motherload!  Thanks for the linkage my friend as you know my fondness for early Spanish music.

You're welcome! :)

It is really an excellent label - beautiful recordings and stylish presentation.

I could personally recommend thew recordings by music by José de Nebra and Mateo Romero.
I also have my eye on two other items, with music by Antonio Rodríguez de Hita and Francisco Javier García Fajer (he sounds like a Spaniard in Haydn-style..…).

I believe our member Chen Tao had more favorites… I guess it is a small catalogue with many pickings. 8)

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« Reply #91 on: February 21, 2014, 08:24:23 PM »
You're welcome! :)

It is really an excellent label - beautiful recordings and stylish presentation.

I could personally recommend thew recordings by music by José de Nebra and Mateo Romero.
I also have my eye on two other items, with music by Antonio Rodríguez de Hita and Francisco Javier García Fajer (he sounds like a Spaniard in Haydn-style..…).

I believe our member Chen Tao had more favorites… I guess it is a small catalogue with many pickings. 8)

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« Reply #92 on: April 05, 2014, 08:30:20 PM »
Does Col Legno provide full length audio clips for all the tracks of all the albums? For example, this page contains audio clips of Lachenmann Piano Music by Marino Formenti, and all the clips seem full length. I checked some tracks of different albums, and they are also full length. It is remarkable, for me. Is this well known fact? Is any of other labels doing the same thing?

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« Reply #93 on: June 03, 2014, 02:31:42 AM »
Okay, hope I needn't write Spanish here ... mine's alittle bit rusty. A few that popped to mind immediately upon reading the opening post where Zig-Zag Territoires and naïve, both of which where thrown into the lists on the previous page of posts ... two others I'm most fond of are Glossa and Mirare.


Glossa

Very fond of the Monteverdi madrigals series by Claudio Cavina & La Venexiana, and also a fan of the "Cabinet" releases I've heard so far (more Cavina/Venexiana madrigals by d'India and Marenzio, two discs each, but one of the Marenzios is OOP by now). Also the Gesualso madrigals ... the sixth book, no longer by La Venexiana but by La Compagnia del Madrigale, was one of my favourite discs of last year. I've not spent much time with their latest release, Gesualdo's Responsoria, but what bits and pieces I've heard far sounded very good as well! Finally also got Monteverdi's "L'Orfeo" by La Venexiana - but in that, nothing surpasses the Gardiner recording to my ears (third recent one I know is Alessandrini, furthermore the fascinating Hindemith recording that's out on Music & Art).
Another Glossa disc I enjoy is Mitzi Meyerson's Couperin disc.


Mirare

Again, I have far from exhaustive knowledge of this label's catalogue, but the one-voice-per-part Bach cantata releases by Ricercar Consort/Pierlot are glorious, and so is the "Magnificat" ... only gave the St John Passion one spin, but judged on that, it fits in neatly with the others.
The Bach/Händel disc with Nuria Rial doing "Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten" BWV 202 is pretty good as well ... I found their take on Pergolesi's "Stabat mater" somewhat less impressive than other recordings of the pice (Nuria Rial and Carlos Mena notwihtstanding), but I've got to dig it out and give it another spin soon.
Very good are the discs I've heard so far by Pierre Hantaï (three volumes of Scarlatti sonatas, Bach's Goldberg Variations and Book 1 of the WTC ... got his Couperin disc as well, but there Meyerson - and Violaine Cochard - left more of an impression than him and Blandine Rannou).
Another fine recent acquisition was the Purcell disc by La Rêveuse ... and now I'm waiting for their disc of music by Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre.
These, btw, are very nicely done digipacks, glossier than the Glossa ones, which are also pretty nice but often prone to slight damage during shipping (the Glossa Cabinets are a bit oversized ... they look gorgeous, but the format is somewhat silly.)



Just because I mentioned them ... the Couperin by Violaine Cochard is on Amroisie (part of naïve, it seems, as are a few other labels mentioned in this thread, I believe, at least Montaigne seems to be). There are two double sets of complete "ordres" (and Hantaï is added for a second, I think on the second release). That Ambroisie disc with Patricia Petibon is pretty fine, too, "Amour et Mascarade".

Blandine Rannou is great, too - but her Couperin didn't strike me nearly as much as her Rameau, which is desert island music for me! Her discs can be found on Zig-Zag Territoires, a label that's been name-dropped before in this thread. The Rameau was boxed (three discs solo, one chamber music), as has been some of her Bach (English & French Suite + Toccatas - recommended as well, I guess ... though I'm not really familiar yet with these works). Her Goldberg Variations are weird, very slow ... not sure what to think of them yet (slow isn't a problem per se, I love the Tureck 2CD set in EMI's GRoC series, but I guess nothing ultimately beats Gould for me there).
Other Zig-Zag releases I've checked out include the box of Beethoven's violin sonatas and a 2CD set of Mozart sonatas both by Midori Seiler and Jos van Immerseel ... I love Seiler but almost loathe van Immerseel's plodding harpsichord, I'm afraid. Could be so good, but in the end it's merely good (the Mozart disc by Müllejans/Bezuidenhout on US Harmonia Mundi on the hand is terrific!)
I also recently got the cheapo anniversary set by Zig-Zag (alas minimal booklet only) which includes Amandine Beyer's Rebel disc and the Bononcini disc by Ensemble 415/Chiara Banchini - I enjoyed both of these tremendously. Also the disc of Beyer's w/Edna Stern doing CPE Bach sonatas. And Monteverdi's "Selva morale" by Akademia/Lasserre, too ... definitely a label to check out!
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« Reply #94 on: November 15, 2014, 03:02:58 PM »
What is the general GMG view on recordings issued by the Andromeda label?

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« Reply #95 on: November 15, 2014, 03:33:23 PM »
What is the general GMG view on recordings issued by the Andromeda label?

It depends what you want. If you want a state-of-the-art remastering from well-chosen sources, if you want a nice packaging, clearly, avoid Andromeda. But if you seek (a) recordings that are either very expensive on other labels or completely unavailable, and/or (b) a nice bunch of historical recordings in a fine sound quality, then Andromeda is one of the best way to get them.
Also, even if they don't really restore the recordings, the sound quality of their releases are rarely bad and sometimes really good, for the simple reason that it seems they simply rip CDs from other labels, including EMI, Music & Arts, etc.
Now, of course, after getting an Andromeda recording there are two attitudes. Either you find it fine and you will be happy with it, or you'll appreciate having them but decide that it won't stop you getting better remasterings when you can find them (and still listen to them in the meantime) from labels like Music & Arts, Tahra (as long as we can find them...), or majors of course. But I don't see how one could really be unhappy in the end.

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« Reply #96 on: November 15, 2014, 04:29:56 PM »
It depends what you want. If you want a state-of-the-art remastering from well-chosen sources, if you want a nice packaging, clearly, avoid Andromeda. But if you seek (a) recordings that are either very expensive on other labels or completely unavailable, and/or (b) a nice bunch of historical recordings in a fine sound quality, then Andromeda is one of the best way to get them.
Also, even if they don't really restore the recordings, the sound quality of their releases are rarely bad and sometimes really good, for the simple reason that it seems they simply rip CDs from other labels, including EMI, Music & Arts, etc.
Now, of course, after getting an Andromeda recording there are two attitudes. Either you find it fine and you will be happy with it, or you'll appreciate having them but decide that it won't stop you getting better remasterings when you can find them (and still listen to them in the meantime) from labels like Music & Arts, Tahra (as long as we can find them...), or majors of course. But I don't see how one could really be unhappy in the end.

Thanks for the succinct answer, Discobolus. Would Andromeda fall into the same tier as the German Membran/Document label or are they considered a step above?
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« Reply #97 on: November 15, 2014, 05:38:57 PM »
I'd say they basically work the same way (except Membran prefers really larger boxes with a little less artistic coherence). Membran did the worst things regarding sound quality, Andromeda a little less, but both labels actually do better now anyway. You might want to check sound quality (the main issue being if it is too filtered) by hearing samples (on JPC for instance). I'd say almost everything of what Andromeda released since around 2010 has really fine sound quality, whereas you should be more careful with more ancient releases (but most of them are still good too).

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« Reply #98 on: November 16, 2014, 02:10:01 AM »
Andromeda is an imprint of Gebhardt Medien:

http://www.gebhardtmedien.de/index.html

Since ripping CDs would be illegal, I assume they retrieve recorded material through licensing or by transfering material that has ran out of copyright from LPs.

Same for Membran, though I believe there are is some suspicion whether they prey on the work that other labels have done on historical recordings by ripping their transfers. I don't know, I see mainly recordings from the LP era, and it cannot be that expensive to lincense transfers of historical recordings that are usually out of print anyway....
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« Reply #99 on: December 21, 2014, 11:00:48 AM »
Baroque lovers should have a look at this Italian label (logo is linked)! :)



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