Le Poème Harmonique is celebrating its twentieth birthday! Two decades of musical discoveries in many different repertoires, musical partnerships, broadcasts, concerts worldwide in every conceivable format, large or small – and many recordings as well. To mark this important anniversary of Vincent Dumestre’s highly-prized ensemble, Alpha has selected twenty CDs in a handsomely-produced box-set. Pieces from the Renaissance and Baroque periods, ‘airs de cours’, Italian and English music, make for a musical voyage through 16th- and 17th-century Europe. Here are twenty iconic CDs for music-lovers to discover – or rediscover!