Early Music, Renaissance & Baroque

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A spotlight on music of the Baroque period, from mid-16th to late18th centuries, including instrumental and vocal works both sacred and secular (tavern as well as court).

"It's time to get involved, give back, do more" Joseph Barake said to himself a year or so ago. Back to 3MBS, that is. Joseph had been a listener from the station's inception and enjoyed not only the music we play, but the information that our introductions provided and the programs on the lives of the composers. It had expanded his musical knowledge so much over the years.

Joseph is not a man to avoid the big decision. He has a tendency to reach the top of tree in one field he re...learn more


17th February

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  • Telemann: Concerto in F (Tafelmusik Part 2). Musica Antiqua Cologne/Reinhard Goebel.
  • Galuppi: La Diavolessa. Bettina Pahn, sop., Egbert Junghanns, bar., Kremena Dilcheva, alto, Matthias Vieweg, bar., Tom Allen, ten., Johnny Maldonado, alto, Doerthe Maria Sandmann, sop., Lautten Company, Berlin/Wolfgang Katschner.
  • Bach: Chaconne from partita No.2 in D minor, BWV1004. Ray Chen, vln.

  • 10th February

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  • Bach (arr. North): Sonata in G minor, BWV1001. Nigel North, lute.
  • Bach W.F.: Flute Concerto in D. Verena Fischer, fte., Musica Antiqua Cologne/Reinhard Goebel.
  • Galuppi: La Diavolessa. Bettina Pahn, sop., Egbert Junghanns, bar., Kremena Dilcheva, alto, Matthias Vieweg, bar., Tom Allen, ten., Johnny Maldonado, alto, Doerthe Maria Sandmann, sop., Lautten Company, Berlin/Wolfgang Katschner.
  • Vivaldi (arr. Hornung): Concerto for 2 cellos in G minor, RV531/Adagio (arr. 2 Cellos). Alfred Hornung, vlc., Niall Brown, vlc.
  • Grandi: O Intemerata and Antiphon. Gabrieli Consort and Players/Paul McCreesh.

  • 3rd February

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  • Albinoni: Violin Concerto in D, Op.9/7. Tanja Becker-Bender, vln., European Chamber Soloists/Nicol Matt.
  • Bach CPE St Matthew Passion the Academy of song in Berlin Thomas Dewald (tenor, jochen Kupfer baritone Daniel Jordan Baritone
  • Somis: Sonata No 2 in Si bem Maggiore Op.2. Alexander Benderski violin Boris Baraz cello
  • Bach JC: Piano Quartet in G, Andre Op.2. Florilegium.
  • Rigatti: Salve regina. Gabrieli Consort and Players/Paul McCreesh.

  • 27th January

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  • Galuppi: La Diavolessa. Bettina Pahn, sop., Egbert Junghanns, bar., Kremena Dilcheva, alto, Matthias Vieweg, bar., Tom Allen, ten., Johnny Maldonado, alto, Doerthe Maria Sandmann, sop., Lautten Company, Berlin/Wolfgang Katschner.
  • Albinoni: Violin Concerto in D, Op.9/7. Tanja Becker-Bender, vln., European Chamber Soloists/Nicol Matt.
  • Caldara: Medea In Corinto. Gerard Lesne, alto, Il Seminario Musicale.
  • Veracini: Flute Sonata in G minor, Op.1/1. Alan Curtis, hpschd., Giorgio Bernabo, fte.
  • Vivaldi: Concerto for strings in F, RV141. Australian Brandenburg Orch/Paul Dyer.

  • 20th January

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  • Castello: Sonata duodecima. Richard Egarr, hpschd., AAM/Richard Egarr.
  • Cavalli: The Loves of Apollo and Daphne: O treasure most precious. Anna Prohaska, sop., Arcangelo/Jonathan Cohen.
  • Ferrari della Tiorba: Cantata - These sharp thorns. Concerto Vocale.
  • Tartini: Violin sonata in B Flat, BB.5 (Op.5/6). Locatelli Trio.
  • Monteverdi: Messa a quattro voci da cappella. Royal Chapel European Vocal Ensemble/Philippe Herreweghe.
  • Vivaldi: Laudate pueri, RV601. Ashley Solomon, fte., Elin Manahan Thomas, sop., Florilegium.
  • Castello: Sonata undecima. Richard Egarr, hpschd., AAM/Richard Egarr.

  • 13th January

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  • Bach CPE: Cello Concerto in A minor, Wq.170. Peter Bruns, vlc., Academy for Ancient Music Berlin/Rene Jacobs.
  • Ribayaz: Tarantella. Ludovico's Band.
  • Telemann: Paris Quartet in B minor. Ann Murphy, hpschd., Alison Catanach, baroque flute, Laura Vaughan, viola da gamba, Julia Fredersdorff, vln.
  • de Murcia: Gaitas. Ludovico's Band.
  • Bach CPE: Magnificat in D minor, Wq.215: Et misericordia. Academy of St Martin in the Fields, King's College Choir Cambridge/Philip Ledger.
  • Rameau: Les fetes d'Hebe. Orch of the 18th Century/Frans Bruggen.
  • Morley (arr. Tennant): Four Dances. Los Angeles Guitar Quartet.
  • Morley: The Sacred End Pavane and Galliard. Julian Bream Consort.

  • 6th January

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    30th December

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  • Biber: Partita No.7 in C minor. Purcell Quartet.
  • Charpentier: Dialogue between the Angels and the Shepherds, H.420. Tracy Smith Bessette, sop., Christine Stelmacovitch, m-sop., David Nortman, ten., Curtis Streetman, bass, Aradia Ensemble/Kevin Mallon.
  • Bach: Sonata in A minor, BWV1003. Nathan Milstein, vln.
  • Rameau: Pygmalion. Agnes Mellon, sop., Sandrine Piau, sop., Howard Crook, alto., Donatienne Michel-Dansac, sop., Les Arts Florissants/William Christie.