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. Joseph had first volunteered at 3MBS in 2013 and returned after a break in early 2018. Joseph had been a listener from the station's inception and enjoyed not only the music we play, but the information that the introductions and the programs provided on the lives of the composers. It has expanded his musical knowledge so much over the years.

The Marriage of Figaro was the first opera J...learn more


8th December

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  • De Lalande, Michel Richard: Symphonies des noels. Les Violons du Roy/ Bernard Labadie, dir.
  • Binchois, Gilles: A solis ortus cardine. Pro Cantione Antiqua,London/ Bruno Turner, dir.
  • Costanzi, Giovanni Battista: Sonata in C major for 2 Cellos. Giovanni Sollima & Monika Leskoval, cellos.
  • Monteverdi: Magnificat Primo. King's Consort, King's Consort Choir/Robert King.
  • Charpentier: Carols for instruments, H531, 534. English Concert/Trevor Pinnock.
  • Schutz: Christmas Story, SWV 435. Rachel Yakar, sop., Harald Stamm, bass, Heiner Hopfner, ten., Jose Luis Wagner, contr., Munich Residenzorchester, Munich Motet Choir.
  • Purcell: Two Christmas Interludes. Northwest Chamber Orch of seattle/ Alun Francis, cond.
  • Bach, J.S.: Christmas Oratorio: Schlafe mein Liebster, BWV248. Aafje Heynis, contr., Vienna Symphony/Hans Gillesberger.
  • Corelli: Sonata for flute and bass cont. Op.5/VII.Frederic de Roos, flute & dir.
  • Reichard, Joh.Georg: Weihnachts-Weissagung. Susanne Ryden,sop. Bell'Arte Salzburg/ Annegret Siedel, dir.

  • 1st December

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  • Victoria, Tomas Luis de: Ave Regina caelorum for 8 voices. Choir Westminster Cathedral/ Martin Baker, dir.
  • Pez, Johann Christoph: Concerto Pastorale in F major. Colegium Aureum/ Franz Josef Maier, dir.
  • Schelle, Johann: Actus-musicus auf Weihnachten. Leipziger Universitatschor. Pauliner Barockensemble/ Wolfgang Unger, dir.
  • Stradella: Sonata in D for Trumpet and Strings. Jurgen Schuster, tpt., Cologne CO/Helmut Muller-Bruhl.
  • Gilles: Laudate nomen Domini. Jean Lombard, alto., Jean-Francois Novelli, ten., Vincent Deliau, bar., Rene Linnenbank, bass, Orpheus Festival Choir, Orpheus Festival Ensemble/Guy Laurent.
  • Corelli: Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op.6/8, Christmas Concerto. La Pastorella/Frederic de Roos,dir.
  • Buxtedude: Cantata: Nun Danket all Gott. BuxWv79. Barabara Schlick, Monica Frimmer, sops. Michael Chance, alto.Christoph Pregardien, ten. Peter Kooy, bass.Hannover Knabenchor, Amsterdam Baroque Orch./on Koopman, dir.

  • 24th November

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  • Wlihelm Friedemann Bach. Birthday 21st Nov. 1710
  • Bach W.F.: Duet No.4 in F. Hansjoerg Schellenberger, oboe, Wolfgang Schulz, fte.
  • Bach, Wilhelm Friedemann: Cantata for Advent,"Lasset uns ablegen die Werke der Finsternis". Barbara Schlick,sop. Claudia Schubert,alt. Wilfried jochens,ten. Stephan Schreckenberger,bass. Rheinische Kantorei, Das Kleine Konzert/ Herman Max,cond.
  • Bach, W.F.: Sonata in F, for 2 harspichords. Andreas Staier, hpschd., Robert Hill, hpschd.
  • Bach, W.F.: Concerto in E flat for 2 harpsichords. Andreas Staier, hpschd., Robert Hill, hpschd., Musica Antiqua Cologne/Reinhard Goebel.
  • Bach,W.F.; Suite in G minor (BWV1070) Kammerorchester Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach/ Hartmut Haenchen/cond.
  • Bach CPE: Symphony in G, Wq.183/4. Salzburg Chamber PO/Yoon K Lee.

  • 17th November

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  • Portuguese Baroque
  • de Oliviera, Mauel Botelho: 'Ameagas o morrir'. Mercedes Hernandes, sop. dos Santos, frei Manuel: 'Mas no ay que admirar'. Mercedes Hernandez, Agniezska Kowalzyk, sops. Javier Robledano,alt. Daniel Issa, ten. A Corte Musical/Rogerio Goncalves, dir.
  • Seixas: Harpsichord Concerto in A. Ketil Haugsand, hpschd., Norwegian Baroque Orch/Ketil Haugsand.
  • de Cristo: Magnificat a 8. Iain Simcock, org., Westminster Cathedral Choir/James O'Donnell.
  • Portugal: La Donna di Genio Volubile: Per Amar Abbiamo il Core. Deborah Riedel, sop., Arcadia Lane Orch/Richard Bonynge.
  • Teixeira, Antonio: Te Deum. The Sixteen, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention/ Harry Christophers, dir.
  • Anon. Jaca Cathedral. Toccata on Corelli themes. Manuel Vilas, Spanish Baroque Harp.

  • 10th November

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  • Couperin, Francois, Birthday 19 Nov.1668
  • Couperin: Second book of pieces for harpsichord, 2nd order in B flat. Christophe Rousset, hpschd.
  • Couperin: Laudate Pueri Dominum. Les Talens Lyriques/Christophe Rousset.
  • Couperin: Les gouts-reunis ou nouveaux concerts. Heinz Holliger, oboe, Aurele Nicolet, fte., Thomas Brandis, vln., Christiane Nicolet, fte., Josef Ulsamer, viola da gamba, Manfred Sax, bsn., Marie Lise Schupbach, oboe, Laurenzius Strehl, vla., Chiara Banchini, vln.
  • Couperin: Laetentur coeli et exultet terra. Gregory Reinhart, bass, Jill Feldman, sop., Isabelle Poulenard, sop., Davitt Moroney, hpschd., Jaap ter Linden, viola da gamba.
  • Couperin: Tenth concert dans le Gout Theatral. Charivari Agreable.
  • Couperin: Concert Royal No.2 in D: Air Tendre. Glenys March, hpschd., Graham Strahle, viola da gamba, Emily Dollman, vln., Tim Nott, fte.

  • 3rd November

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  • Baroque for all Souls
  • Gabrieli, Andrea: De Profundis. The Sixteen/ Harry Christophers, dir.
  • Telemann: Sonata in F minor, TWV41:f1. Matthew Wilkie, bsn., Neal Peres da Costa, hpschd., Kees Boersma, db.
  • Capuana, Mario: Messa di defonti (1650) Chour de Chambre de Namur/ Leonarda Garcia Alarcon, dir.
  • Buxtehude: Sonata in G, BuxWV273. Musica Antiqua Cologne/Reinhard Goebel.
  • Schelle, Johann: Cantata, "Lobe den Hernn meine Seele". The King's Consort/ Robert King.
  • Quantz, Johann Joachim: Duetto III in B minor. Elysium Ensemble. Greg Dikmans, flute. Lucinda Moon, vln.
  • Scarlatti: Stabat Mater. Lars Baunkilde, vln., Leif Meyer, org., Immortal Bach Ensemble/Morten Schuldt-Jensen.

  • 27th October

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  • The Reformation with Buxtehude, Telemann and Bach
  • Buxtehude, Dietrich: Cantata,"Mein Gemut erfreuet sich". Bux WV72. Barbara Schlick,sop. Michael Chance,alt. Peter Kooy,bass. Hannover knabenchor. Amsterdam Baroque Orch./Ton Koopman, dir.
  • Buxtehude: Organ Chorale Prelude in G major. Lobr Gott, ihr Christen allzugleich. Rene Saorgin, org.
  • Telemann,Georg Philipp: Sonata or String Quintet in E minor TWV44.5. Freiburg Barockorchester.
  • Telemann: Luther Cantata TWV1.781 "Herr, wir liegen fur dir mit unserm Gebet". Siri Karoline Thornhill,sop. Susanne Krumbiegel, Stefan Kahle, altos. Tobias Hunger,ten. Gotthold Schwarz,bass. Sachsisches Barockensemble/ Gotthold Schwarz, dir.
  • Telemann: Sonata or String Sextet in G minor TWV44.33 Freiburger Barockorchester.
  • Telemann: Luther Cantata TWV 1.1601, "Wertes Zion, sei getrost". Siri Karoline Thornhill,sop. Susanne Krumbiegel, Stefan Kahle, altos. Tobias Hunger,ten. Gotthold Schwarz,bass. Sachsisches Barockensemble/ Gotthold Schwarz, dir.
  • Bach: 4 Chorales from Das Orgelbuchlein, BWV603-6. Hans Fagius, org.
  • Bach: Trio sonata in G, BWV1039. Florilegium.
  • Bach: Cantata BWV 80, A stronghold sure our God is still. Barbara Schlick, sop., Peter Kooy, bass, Howard Crook, ten., Gerard Lesne, alto, La Chapelle Royale, Collegium Vocale Ghent/Philippe Herreweghe.

  • 20th October

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  • Zipoli (arr. Giovannini): Adagio for oboe, cello, organ and strings. Pierre Pierlot, oboe, Bernard Fonteny, vlc., Anne-Marie Beckensteiner, org., Jean-Francois Paillard CO/Jean-Francois Paillard.
  • Zipoli: Vespers of San Ignatius. Fidelis Servus & Beatus Vir. Adriana Fernandez, sop., Silvia Perez, sop., Claudio Cavina, alto., Tu Shi-Chiao, alto., Josep Benet, ten., Victor Torres, bar., Ensemble Elyma, Cordoba Children's Choir/Gabriel Garrido.
  • Galuppi: Concerto in G for harpsichord, strings & continuo. Edoardo Farina, hpschd., I Solisti Italiani.
  • Galuppi: La caduta di Adamo. Mara Zampieri, Susanna Rigacci, sops. Marilyn Schmiege,m-sop. Ernesto Palacio,ten. I Solisti Veniti/Cladio Scimone,cond.
  • Galuppi: Concerto a Quattro No.4 in C Minor. Academy for Ancient Music Berlin/Rene Jacobs.