The Affetto Classical Sampler, featuring nine tracks from our nine album releases, is out and it’s Free on Amazon.

The Affetto Classical Sampler, featuring nine tracks from our nine album releases, is out and it’s Free on Amazon.

Listen to the spellbinding work of Grammy-nominated violinist Elmira Darvarova teamed with Indian sarod masters the Ali Khans, from “Amalgam” and “Soul Strings” albums.

Hear baritone Elem Eley, one of the world’s expert song cycle artists, interpret new works from “Lenoriana.”

Cellist Kate Dillingham and harpsichordist Jory Vinikour, play a movement from J.S. Bach’s De Gamba Sonatas from a new Schirmer edition edited by Ms. Dillingham.

Listen to a track from “Masterpieces by Beethoven / Franck / Clara Schumann” by Elmira Darvarova on violin and Shoko Inoue on piano.

Rutgers University’s exquisite early music ensemble Musica Raritana, led by Dr. Andrew Kirkman, performs Mendelssohn’s earliest work for piano and strings.

The outstanding early music vocal ensemble The Thirteen, led by founder Matthew Robertson, harmonizes on  a piece by King Henry VIII from “Voice Eternal.”

Elmira Darvarova (on her fourth Affetto album!) and the late Octavio Brunetti perform tangos by Piazzolla from “Adios Nonino” with incomparable spirit and passion.

 
 
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Masterpieces By Beethoven, Franck, and Clara Schumann by Elmira Darvarova, Violin & Shoko Inoue, Piano

Fantastic renditions of timeless masterpieces, presented by Grammy-nominated violinist (and former MET Opera concertmaster) Elmira Darvarova and internationally-acclaimed pianist Shoko Inoue. Clara Schumann’s magnificent Three Romances Op. 22,  Beethoven’s immortal “Spring” Sonata,  and César Franck’s universally beloved Violin Sonata in A Major  are interpreted here with breathtaking excitement, immense passion and marvelous poetry. An unusually intense and deep artistic connection between the two instrumentalists brings out the multifaceted dimensions and sparkling brilliance of these eternally beautiful gems.

Available at Amazon and iTunes.

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Just Released: Voice Eternal – The Thirteen

Coming on October 28th a new Affetto Records release.

The Thirteen is an all-star professional choir best described by National Public Radio commentator M.D. Ridge: “to talk about the remarkable abilities and sound of the individual singers would… be like trying to say which whitecaps on the ocean reflect the sun most beautifully, or which leaves on a tree dance most gracefully with the wind… I stand in awe.” Described as having “a tight and attractive vocal blend and excellent choral discipline” (American Record Guide), The Thirteen draws its artists from among the finest ensembles in the world, including Chanticleer, Seraphic Fire, Apollo’s Fire, Conspirare, I Fagiolini, Opera Philadelphia, Boston Early Music Festival and Trinity Wall Street. “Voice Eternal” presents a virtuosic program of music by Tudor-era composers that explores musical upheaval during the English Reformation through music that is at times epic, intimate, majestic and joyful. With works by Thomas Tallis, King Henry VIII, John Farmer, Thomas Weelkes, Robert Fayrfax, Walter Lambe, and William Cornysh Jr., this album by The Thirteen makes this powerful music come alive for 21st century audiences. Affetto Records introduces an album which presents surprising contrasts and spell-binding harmonies by one of the nation’s most-compelling up and coming ensembles, The Thirteen.

Listen to  “Helas Madame – King Henry VIII (1491-1547)” on Soundcloud (as well as seven other tracks from our releases on our page there).

Enjoy!

Available now at iTunes and Amazon

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