NEW FROM ARS LYRICA RECORDS


Heart & Soul

Devotional works from the German Baroque for voice, strings, and organ. With a renowned British counter-tenor Ryland Angel, Matthew Dirst on the Fritts organ at St Philip Presbyterian Church, and Ars Lyrica core

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The German Virtuoso

Featuring chamber works by Johann Jacob Walther, Johann Paul von Westhoff, and Johann Georg Pisendel. 

The complete Hortulus Chelicus by Walther, on a four-disc set from Centaur Records, with violinist Sean Yung-Hsiang Wang, cellist Barrett Sills, and harpsichordist Matthew Dirst.  RELEASE DATE: APRIL 2016


La Sposa dei Cantici

The modern world première of Alessandro Scarlatti’s oratorio La Sposa dei Cantici, made possible by an edition created by Artistic Director Matthew Dirst from original sources.

Featuring Canadian soprano and Baroque specialist Meghan Lindsay in her Ars Lyrica début plus three of the world’s leading countertenors: John Holiday, Jay Carter, and Ryland Angel.   RELEASE DATE: FALL 2016


Ars Lyrica's Recordings

Johann Adolf Hasse:
Marc’Antonio e Cleopatra

“Dirst leads a disciplined, well-balanced performance…fluent and poised.”
Fanfare
“a thrilling performance that glows in its quieter moments and sparkles with vitality.”
Early Music America
“exquisite.”
American Record Guide 

Domenico Scarlatti:
La Dirindina

“This release should bring joy to any fan of Domenico Scarlatti.  The three vocalists… are perfectly cast [and] the orchestra plays with engaging energy and dynamic contrast.”
Early Music America
“The first note of Richard Savino’s mandolin blooming above the dulcet chords of the lute-stop of Dirst’s harpsichord brought a smile not just to my face, but also to my soul.”
David Yearsley, CounterPunch

Alessandro Scarlatti:
Euridice dall’Inferno / La Concettione della Beata Vergine

“sensitive…excellent, impressive.” 
— Early Music America

“The continuo group plays with sensitivity and Melissa Givens gives an impassioned performance of strongly characterized and eloquent music.”
— Gramophone

 

 
 
 

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Recordings of Ars Lyrica performances:
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ARMAND-LOUIS COUPERIN 
Chéron from Pièces de Clavecin
Recorded in 2010

JOHANN ADOLF HASSE 
Duetto: Bella etade avventurosa from Marc’ Antonio e Cleopatra
Recorded in 2010

J.S. BACH
Variatio 1 - Canone all' ottava from Canonic Variations on Vom Himmel hoch da komm’ ich her BWV 769

ALESSANDRO SCARLATTI Piano from Cello Sonata in C minor
Barrett Sills (Baroque cello)
Recorded Sept. 20, 2006

ALESSANDRO SCARLATTI Presto and Allegro from Cello Sonata in C minor
Barrett Sills (Baroque cello)
Recorded Sept. 20, 2006

ALESSANDRO SCARLATTI Giga from Toccata in A Major
Matthew Dirst (harpsichord)
Recorded Sept. 20, 2006

ALESSANDRO SCARLATTI Sinfonia to La Concettione della Beata Vergine
Recorded Sept. 20, 2006


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