radically hip

radically hip

Inspired by the intensely dramatic performing styles of the 16th to 19th centuries, radically hip artists connect modern audiences to the impassioned eloquence of the past. Like earlier musicians,

the performers liberate themselves from the written page to re-create the score,

audaciously embracing a powerful form of expression rooted in historical principles.

Songs and cantatas by Caccini, Monteverdi, Campion, Dowland, Purcell, Merula, Albinoni, Conti, and Giordani.

Mozart           Fantasie K.397, Sonatas K.331 & K.332

Beethoven     Sonata Op. 2, No. 1.

I'M AN ORIGINAL CATCHPHRASE

“of the utmost importance ...

this disc is the result of much research ...

and deserves the attention of every performer ...

it could change the way vocal music is performed quite drastically”

Johan van Veen, MusicWeb International (02.2019)

“clever in concept ...

each [track] exhibits a real sense of character ...

these are musicians of such high calibre ...

I have been overwhelmingly satisfied ...

I cannot recommend this album enough”

Alexandra Burns, Classicalexburns (16.03.2018)

“a stellar cast ...

Thomson ... his muscular voice is pure joy ...

McKenna ... a commanding performance ...

Leininger ... a German master of the harpsichord”

Robert Tomas, The WholeNote (03.2018)

I'M AN ORIGINAL CATCHPHRASE

“daring and exciting ...

an incredible wealth of colour ...

Leininger plays the music freely

and with great imagination ...

if you want to experience this music in a completely new way,

then this exciting CD is definitely something for you!”

Remy Franck, Pizzicato (20.04.2019)

“well informed ... intelligently and beautifully played ...

Leininger knows [the fortepiano] extremely well [and]

shapes the tone of his notes with great effect”

Alex Baran, The WholeNote (05.2019)

“The performance of the Sonata [K.331] is certainly a

revelation and I found it very refreshing ...

There’s no doubting Leininger’s prowess ...

[he is] a fine advocate for this ‘period’ approach

David R Dunsmore, MusicWeb International (04.2020)