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East is East

East is East is a transcultural collaboration that draws on both ancient and contemporary inspiration from the East and the West. This fourth album from Montreal-based Infusion Baroque (Sallynee Amawat, violin, Alexa Raine-Wright, flute and recorder, Andrea Stewart, ‘cello and Rona Nadler, harpsichord) is a fusion of Western Baroque, Persian and Indian music traditions. Featuring collaborators Amir Amiri, santur Hank Knox, harpsirchord, Thibault Bertin-Maghit, double-bass, Hamin Honari, tombak and daf, Vidita Kanniks,, vocals and Shawn Mativetsky, tabla, the thirteen tracks see Western and Eastern musical traditions find common ground in transcultural music.
Released March 2024. Purchase & Sample

Les Soupers du Roy

This recording by Arion Orchestre Baroque, under the direction of Mathieu Lussier, features works in the French spirit of the “Grand Siècle aux Lumières” by André Cardinal Destouches, François Colin de Blamont, Jean-Philippe Rameau, and François Francœur; the scores used for this recording come from the Centre de musique baroque de Versailles (CMBV), thanks to an exceptional partnership between Arion Orchestre Baroque and the CMBV.”
Released September 2023. Purchase & Sample

Lovers and Mourners

A collaboration with Dorian Bandy (baroque violin), Elinor Frey (viola da gamba) and Hank Knox (harpsichord), Lovers and Mourners features variation sets and sonatas from 17th-century Germany by Johann Jakob Walther, Heinrich Biber, Johannes Schenck, Dietrich Becker and Johann Georg Pisendel. As Dorian Bandy says in the notes, “These composers created a body of work that is by turns quirky, beguiling, heartfelt, and brazenly virtuosic.  It deserves far wider appreciation than it has so far received.”
Released August 2023. Purchase & Sample

Basta Parlare!

This album, from Montreal ensemble, Les Barocudas (Marie Nadeau-Tremblay, baroque violin, Nathan Mondry, organ and harpsichord and Tristan Best, viola da gamba,, with guests Vincent Lauzer, recorder, Antoine Malette-Chénier, harp, Mathias Soly-Letarte, percussion and Hank Knox, harpsichord), is an exploration of some of the most extravagant instrumental music to come out of Italy at the beginning of the seventeenth century. Basta parlare! was released on the ATMA Classique label and was nominated for a 2024 Juno Award.
Released April, 2023. Purchase & Sample

Scarlatti Essercizi per gravicembalo

Essercizi Per Gravicembalo, or “Exercises for Harpsichord,” is Domenico Scarlatti’s only authorized publication, a virtuosic collection of harpsichord music that has been in uninterrupted print since its publication 275 years ago. This recording offers the listener a deep dive into Scarlatti’s richly inventive and imaginative musical world.
Leaf Music LM 248.
Released October, 2021. Purchase & Sample


Vivaldi Manchester Sonatas

This collection of exciting but little-known works for violin and harpsichord is thought to have been first penned by Antonio Vivaldi in 1726. The works were unknown until a manuscript was found in Manchester’s Central Library in 1976 and to date, few recordings of the complete collection exist. This is the first recording of the works by Canadian artists.
Mark Fewer, violin, Hank Knox, harpsichord
Leaf Music LM 229.
Released January, 2020. Purchase & Sample

Bach Violin sonatas

J. S. Bach: Sonatas for Violin and Harpsichord, BWV 1014-1019

Mark Fewer, violin, Hank Knox, harpsichord
Leaf Music LM 216
Released September, 2017. Purchase & Sample


J.S. BACH: Keyboard Works / Oeuvres pour clavecin

Hank Knox, harpsichord EMCCD 7775
Released September, 2013 Purchase & Sample


GEMINIANI: Pièces de clavecin

Eighteenth-century harpsichord transcriptions of violin and cello sonatas by Francesco Geminiani. Recorded on the 1772 Kirkman harpsichord at the Chapelle Historique du Bon Pasteur, May 26-28, 2010. EMCCD 7772
Released January, 2011. Purchase & Sample


HANDEL: Domestic Opera

Eighteenth-century keyboard transcriptions of opera overtures and arias by G.F. Handel, Wm. Babell and anonymous arrangers. Recorded on three harpsichords from the Benton Fletcher Collection at Fenton House, Hampstead, London, February 7-9, 2007. EMCCD 7770
Released spring, 2009. Purchase & Sample


FRESCOBALDI: Affetti cantabile

Harpsichord works of Girolamo Frescobaldi. Recorded on the 1677 ‘F.A.’ Italian harpsichord from the Kenneth Gilbert Collection at McGill University, June 11-13, 2007. EMCCD 7767
Released fall, 2008. Purchase & Sample


D’ANGLEBERT: Pièces de clavecin (1689)., EMC CD 7759.
Released October, 2003. Purchase & sample


FRESCOBALDI: Oeuvres pour clavier

Hank Knox, harpsichord. Recorded on a 1677 Italian harpsichord from the collection of Kenneth Gilbert.
ATMA, ACD 2 2184.
Released January, 2001.

Bach: Magnificat, BWV 243

J.S. Bach: Magnificat, BWV 243
Johann Kuhnau: Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern.
Arion Orchestre Baroque, Alexander Weimann, dir.
ATMA Classique ACD22727.
Released November, 2016. Purchase & Sample

Les Trésors cachés de l’Italie

Violinist Stefano Montanari with Arion Orchestre Baroque. EMCCD 7776
Released 2014.  Purchase & Sample

J. S. BACH: St. John Passion

Arion Orchestre Baroque with Les Voix Baroques, Alexander Weimann, dir. Recorded November 30-December 3, 2010.
Atma Classique, ACD22611
Released January, 2012.

Canticum Canticorum

Works by Schutz, Purcell, Thomkins, et al. Matthew White, Les Voix Baroques, Stephen Stubbs, direction.
ATMA Classique ACD2 2503
Released February, 2008.

VIVALDI: L’estro armonico

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Jeanne Lamon, direction, with Elizabeth Wallfisch, violin.
Analekta AN 2 9835.
Released October, 2007.

REBEL: Les Plaisirs Champêtres

Works by J-F Rebel (Les Éléments, Les plaisirs champêtres, et al). Arion Baroque Orchestre, Daniel Cuiller, direction.
Recorded March 28-31 at l’Église St Augustin de Mirabel. EMCCD7765.
Released 2007.

VIVALDI: Chiaroscuro

Claire Guimond, Mathieu Lussier & Arion., EMCCD7764.
Released October, 2006.

TELEMANN: Tutti Frutti

Concertos for recorders, flutes, violin, bassoon by G.P. Telemann, Arion, Jaap ter Linden, direction. EMCCD7763
Released 2005.

HANDEL: Love Duets

Arion Orchestre Baroque with Stephen Stubbs, direction, Suzie LeBlanc, soprano and Daniel Taylor, alto.
ATMA Classiques ACD 2 2260.
Released November, 2002.


Daniel Taylor and the Theatre of Early Music; German cantatas.
ATMA Classique, ACD2 2261.
Released March, 2002

BACH: Suite and concertos

Arion Orchestre Baroque, with Jaap ter Linden, direction. Includes Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, Triple Concerto in A minor. EMCCD7753.
Released 2001.

HANDEL: Sacred Arias

Arion Orchestre Baroque with Monika Huggett, direction, Daniel Taylor, male alto.
ATMA Classiques, ACD2 2222.
Released October, 2001.

Suites concertantes

Arion Orchestre Baroque with Barthold Kuijken, direction. Orchestral suites by Telemann, J.S. Bach, J.B Bach, and Handel.
ATMA Classiques, ACD2 2257.
Released August, 2001.


Francis Colpron, recorders, Susie Napper, viola da gamba, Hank Knox, organ. Works by 17th century Dutch composers.
ATMA classique, ACD22160
Released March, 2000.

Corrette, Symphonies des noëls + Concertos comiques

Ensemble Arion . 1999.
ATMA‑ ACD2 2192 .
Released October, 1999

Concertos of Jean-Marie Leclair

Ensemble Arion, with Monica Huggett, baroque violin, and Claire Guimond, baroque flute.
ATMA. Released November, 1998.

TELEMANN: Tafelmusik (Première production)

Ensemble Arion, Tafelmusik (Book I) of Georg Philip Telemann.
1997, Analekta ‑ FL 2 3118

Les Quatres Saisons de Boismortier

Ensemble Arion, with Isabelle Desrochers, soprano, Hervé Lamy, tenor, and Max van Egmond, bass.
Disques SRC/CBC – MVCD 1098 (CD).
Released 1997.

J.S. BACH: Trio Sonatas

Ensemble Arion; arrangements of the six organ trios of Johann Sebastian Bach.
1996, Analekta – FL 2 3086 (CD).

J.S. BACH: A Musical Offering

Ensemble Arion; JS Bach’s Musical Offering.
1995, Analekta – AN 2 8052 (CD).

Un concert en Nouvelle-France

Ensemble Arion, with Richard Duguay, tenor; works by Renier, Mion, Chambonnières. The program includes works known to have been played in Quebec during the French regime.
1995, SRC – MVCD 1081 (CD).

Entre Paris et Versailles

Ensemble Arion; works by Leclair, Hotteterre et Guillemain 1987, Collegium Records, (LP); re-released
1995, Analekta – AN 2 8051 (CD).

Mythologie, Cantates Françaises

Ensemble Arion, with Danièle Forget, soprano; works by Clérambault and Campra.
1994, Analekta – AN 8050 (CD).

Conversations en musique

Ensemble Arion, works by Telemann, Marais, Mondonville, Villeneuve, Quentin.
1993, Disques ATMA/Analekta – DD 71722 (CD).

Paris Quartets, Book II

Ensemble Arion; Paris Quartets 4-6 of Georg-Philipp Telemann.
1991, CBC Classics – MVCD 1040/MVC 1040 (CD/cassette).

Baroque Chamber Music with recorder

Ensemble Arion, with Marion Verbruggen, recorder; works by Castello, Cima, Couperin, Dornel, Graun, Quantz and Turini. 1990, Titanic Records – Ti 177 (CD).

Cantatas for Lent and Easter

McGill Chamber Singers and Collegium Musicum; works by Dietrich Buxtehude. 1983, McGill University Records – 84021 (LP).