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Since the birth of the orchestra in 1973, our recordings have been the benchmark for interpretative integrity and technical excellence. Featuring renowned artists, and shedding light on unexplored musical treasures, we are immensely proud of our award-winning discography.

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The radiant soprano Rosemary Joshua and luminous mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly have starred in many appearances with The English Concert; in one of their recent touring Handel operas Theodora, and headlining their 2011 recording of Handel duets dubbed 'sixty glorious minutes' by the Independent. Now they return in our latest Wigmore Hall Live recording with some of Purcell's most beloved arias alongside...

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Celebrated oboeist Albrecht Mayer shares his lifelong passion for the music of J.S Bach, with new interpretations of many of Bach's most beautiful vocal melodies.

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In these 15 arias, Ian Bostridge inhabits the strikingly diverse musical personalities of three tenors who in the Baroque era challenged castrato supremacy.

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Festive music with royal connections capped by the gleaming ring of the trumpet: Alison Balsom takes us back to Baroque London and its vibrant musical culture with suites and arias composed by the two local geniuses of their age for the royal chapel, the concert hall and theatre.

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Exploring England's 'Corelli' mania of the 1700's

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"A performance which mixes sumptuousness and refinement with impeccable poise and style" - Marc Rochester, International Record Review, February 2011

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Soprano Lucy Crowe joins The English Concert & Harry Bicket in this dazzling programme of Handel arias and cantatas

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This new Handel collection features two great Handelian singers, Sarah Connolly and Rosemary Joshua, accompanied by the English Concert conducted by Harry Bicket.

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All of Trevor Pinnock’s unmissable Handel orchestral recordings with the English Concert on period instruments, collected for the first time in a single release: Classic recordings of Op. 3 and Op. 6 (MusicWeb International); A must-have for anyone remotely interested in Handel.

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Hyperion presents a tour de force from the supreme mezzo-soprano of today, Alice Coote, accompanied by The English Concert and Harry Bicket, making their Hyperion debut. Coote performs a selection of Handel’s greatest arias from opera and oratorio, employing an extraordinary range of vocal and dramatic colour, tone and emotion to produce triumphant and moving interpretations of these masterpieces.Handel’s...

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The four symphonies recorded here display the eternal youth of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach’s musical spirit, although he was, by eighteenth- century reckoning, already an old man (sixty-one!) when he wrote them.

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David Daniels returns to sacred works of the Baroque era with this programme of sacred arias and cantatas by Bach. He lends his beautiful countertenor voice and immense musicianship to this programme of famous cantatas, namely “Ich habe genug”, and arias from Bach’s Mass in B minor and the Saint Matthew’s and Saint John’s Passions. The programme was recorded in London in September 2007.Buy...

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In the early phase of the movement for authentic period practice, Trevor Pinnock and the English Concert were practically household names

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A dramitic collection of solo arias and scenes for tenor drawn from oratoria and opera - some of Handel's most lovely music.

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With a voice described as one of the most beautiful Britain has seen in a generation (International Record Review), Elizabeth Watts has established herself among the brightest talents performing today. In this selection of rarely heard Alessandro Scarlatti arias from his cantatas, oratorios and operas, she is joined by the The English Concert led by Laurence Cummings. Buy on Amazon Buy on Itunes Kindly...

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Wed 25th Oct 2017

The virtuosity of this all-Mozart programme makes the perfect dramatic pairing with Lucy Crowe and our...

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The virtuosity of this all-Mozart programme makes the perfect dramatic pairing with Lucy Crowe and our...

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‘The greatest musical work of art of all times and nations’ (Hans Nägeli), heralds our return to...

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Quick on the heels of our Shakespeare celebration in East Asia last season, we return with a summer...

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