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Brian Corcoran
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Lost Stereophile Recommended Baroque Music CD

Help! I accidently threw out old Stereophile Recommended CD that I had gotten about 15 years ago. It was a female solo artist perfoming Baroque music. Does anybody remember the name & if it is still available? If think it was a Telarc recording. Thank you.

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Re: Lost Stereophile Recommended Baroque Music CD

Not a lot to go on here. A process of elimination produces one candidate, but it doesn't feel right to me.

Telarc have never had particularly many female solo artists on their roster (shame on them!) and the baroque theme narrows it down even further. So based on that information I come down to A New Baroque by Yolanda Kondonassis. The only problem is I don't recall it ever figuring prominently in 'phile (or any other audiophile publicatiion for that matter). The Telarc website cites an enthusiastic review from The Harp Column. I rest my case!

Anything other details you can remember would help. For instance was the artist a solo vocalist or solo instrumentalist and if so which instrument?

Some of the regulars on this board are remarkably adroit at these guessing games so I'm sure someone will get it.

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Re: Lost Stereophile Recommended Baroque Music CD

I'm pretty sure it wasn't Kondonassis, since she's a harpist -- and to paraphrase Buddy Rich, "there's no sound in harps." Was the woman in question a singer or an instrumentalist? Can you remember any of the repertory at all?

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Re: Lost Stereophile Recommended Baroque Music CD

Thanks for responding. Here's what I know. The female artist is a vocalist singer with no instrument. What I remember is the front of the CD had art work of a byzantine stain glass church window with a saintly womans face posied in front of it. The CD background was tan in color.
The recording was done in a church. This is all I remember.
Thanks for any help.

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