Arthur-Vincent Lourié, born Naum Izrailevich Luria (Russian: Наум Израилевич Лурья), later changed his name to Artur Sergeyevich Luriye (Russian: Артур Сергеевич Лурье, 14 May 1892 in Propoysk - 12 October 1966 in Princeton, New Jersey) was a significant Russian composer. Lourié played an important role in the earliest stages of the organization of Soviet music after the 1917 Revolution but later went into exile. His music reflects his close connections with contemporary writers and artists, and also his close relationship with Igor Stravinsky.From Wikipedia
The real prize in this jam packed nine-CD set is of course the incandescent recording of Giulio Cesare with some of the most phenomenal singing on record by Larmore, Schlick, and Fink. When this came out it created quite a stir, given it is about as complete as it ever has been, and filled with Jacob’s searching and trend-setting conducting. While it won’t displace favorites of yesteryear, those recordings are of a different era and style altogether, and here the opera comes together in a manner fully redolent of what Handel must have envisioned.
In 1991, under the auspices of the Institute for the Musical Heritage in Piedmont and the Piedmont Region was founded in Turin the ensemble Astrée, specializing in training instrumental repertoire six eighteenth-century historians and criteria with the use of original instruments.
Though regulated by no Grand Plan, the recording of Vivaldi's with-wind chamber works on Compact Disc progresses apace so let us take stock. Twenty-two works (RV87–108) are listed by Ryom as ''concertos for several different instruments with basso continuo'', one (RV93), with no wind instrument, is unsuited to the above ensembles. Seventeen of the remaining 21 are contained within the recordings by Petri/Holliger et al (PH) on Philips, and the London Harpsichord Ensemble (LHE) on Unicorn-Kanchana, with a few overlaps easily identified by consulting the earlier reviews. Ryom also lists five ''sonatas for two different instruments'' (RV82–86), two of which (RV84 and 86) are apt to all three groups and PH include the latter in their two-disc set.
(b S Maria, 1663-4; d Paris, 24 April 1760). Italian composer. After travelling through Europe as a violinist, he won great popularity in Paris. A figurehead of Italian instrumental music there, he published 100 violin sonatas and 16 other works, 1704-38, in a Corellian style modified with French features.