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).


15th June

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  • Tomaso Albinoni Birthday 14 June 1671
  • Albinoni (arr. Giazotto): Adagio in G minor. Simon Standage, vln., Alistair Ross, org., Richard Hickox Orch/Richard Hickox.
  • Albinoni: Sonata in G minor, Op.2/6. Ensemble 415/Chiara Banchini.
  • Albinoni: Concerto in C for 2 oboes, Op.7/11. Anthony Camden, oboe, Alison Alty, oboe, London Virtuosi/John Georgiadis.
  • Albinoni: Astarto: Thankless stars. Andreas Scholl, alto., Accademia Bizantina/Ottavio Dantone.
  • Albinoni: Engelberta: The troubled soul. Andreas Scholl, alto., Accademia Bizantina/Ottavio Dantone.
  • Albinoni: Concerto for trumpet, 3 oboes, bassoon & continuo in C. Crispian Steele-Perkins, tpt., Tafelmusik/Jeanne Lamon.
  • Albinoni: Cantata Op.4: Lontananza crudel. Barbara Schlick, sop., Roderick Shaw, hpschd., Nicolas Selo, vlc.
  • Albinoni: Violin Concerto in D, Op.9/7. Tanja Becker-Bender, vln., European Chamber Soloists/Nicol Matt.
  • Albinoni: Concerto in C for trumpet, oboes and bassoon. John Wallace, tpt., Philharmonia Orch/Christopher Warren-Green.
  • Albinoni (arr. Smedvig): Suite in G. Empire Brass.
  • Albinoni: Vien con Nuova Orrobil Guerra. Helen Field, sop., John Wallace, tpt., Philharmonia Orch/Simon Wright.
  • Albinoni: Concerto in G minor, Op.9/8. Heinz Holliger, oboe, I Musici.
  • Albinoni: Il nascimento dell'Aurora: Aure, andate e baciate. Cecilia Bartoli, m-sop., Sol Gabetta, vlc., Capella Gabetta/Andres Gabetta.

  • 8th June

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  • "The Field of Cloth of Gold"
  • A celebration in Music of the meeting in 1520 of Henry VIII of England and Francois I of France. (Various composers) Musica Antiqua of London/ Philip Thotby, dir.
  • Taverner, Jophn: Missa Corona Spinea, (Crown of Thorns Mass) The Sixteen/ Harry Christophers, dir.

  • 1st June

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  • "Tafel Musik"
  • Delalande: Concert de Trompettes. Marais SO/Hugo Reyne.
  • Pez, Johann Christoph: Pieces pour la Musique de Table. Les Muffatti/ Peter van Heyghen, dir.
  • Telemann: Tafelmusik. Production II. Overture et Suite--Quatuor-Concert-Trio-Solo-Conclusion.

  • 25th May

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  • " A Baroque Spring"'
  • Jean-Marie Leclair Birthday 10 May 1697
  • Leclair: Overture No.2 in D, Op.13. Musica Antiqua Cologne/Reinhard Goebel.
  • All in a Garden Green- "Spring" (various composers: Playford, Byrd, Matteis, Lanier, Finger, Lawes & Anon) Ensemble Le Tendre Amour
  • Leclair: Flute concerto in C, Op.7/3. Rachel Brown, fte., Collegium Musicum 90/Simon Standage.
  • Fischer: Journal du Printemps, Op.1, Suite No 1 in C. Handel's Co./Rainer Johannesz Homburg, dir.
  • Josquin: Robin et Marion Musica Antiqua of London.
  • Leclair: Sonata in D, Op.2/8. Irena Grafenauer, fte., Brigitte Engelhard, hpschd., Berlin Philharmonic Duo.
  • Handel: Organ Concerto in B flat, Op.4/6. Ton Koopman, org., Amsterdam Baroque Orch/Ton Koopman.
  • Leclair: Violin Concerto in F, Op.7/4. Simon Standage, vln., Collegium Musicum 90/Simon Standage.
  • Lully: Les plaisirs de l'ile enchantee: Deuxieme Journee. Isabelle Poulenard, sop., Michel Verschaeve, bass, Bernard Deletre, bass, Gilles Ragon, ten., Michel Laplenie, ten., Musiciens du Louvre/Marc Minkowski.
  • Leclair: Overture, Prologue & Act 1 from, "Scylla et Glaucus", Emoke Barath. Nders Dahlin. Caroline Mutel. Virginie Pochon. Marie Lenormond. Frederic Caton. Les Nouveaux Caracteres, Sebastion d'Herin cond.
  • Vivaldi: Concerto in D major RV95, "La Pastorella" L'Astree/ Paolo Faldo, dir.
  • Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D, BWV1050. Orch of the Antipodes/Erin Helyard.
  • Telemann, Georg Philipp: Der May TWV20:4 (a musical idyl). Ingrid Schmithusen, sop. Klaus Mertens, bass. Das Kleine Kopnzert/ Herman Max, dir.
  • De Monte, Philipp: Le premier jour du mois de mai. Ensemble Clement Janequin/ Dominique Visse, dir.

  • 18th May

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  • " A Baroque Spring"'
  • All in a Garden Green- "Spring" (various composers: Playford, Byrd, Matteis, Lanier, Finger, Lawes & Anon) Ensemble Le Tendre Amour
  • Fischer, Johann Casper: Suite No.1 from Le Journal du Printemps. Handel's Company/ Rainer Johannesz Homburg, dir.
  • Josquin: 'Robin et Marion'. Musica Antiqua of London/ Philip Thorby, dir.
  • Handel: Organ Concerto in B flat, Op.4/6. Ton Koopman, org., Amsterdam Baroque Orch/Ton Koopman.
  • Lully: Les plaisirs d'ile enchante/ La Princesse d'Elide. Isabelle Poulenard, sop. Gilles Ragon, c/ten. Michel Verschaeve, & Michel Laplenie ten. Bernard Deletre, bass. Les Musiciens du Louvre/ Marc Minkowski, dir.
  • Vivaldi: Concerto in D major RV95, 'La Pastorella'. L'Astree/ Paolo Faldo, dir.
  • Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D, BWV1050. Orch of the Antipodes/Erin Helyard.
  • Telemann, Georg Philipp: Der May TWV20:4 (a musical idyl). Ingrid Schmithusen, sop. Klaus Mertens, bass. Das Kleine Kopnzert/ Herman Max, dir.
  • De Monte, Philipp: Le premier jour du mois de mai. Ensemble Clement Janequin/ Dominique Visse, dir.

  • 11th May

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  • 'Baroque Pops"
  • Bach: From Cantata BWV140, Chorus,' Wachet auf, ruft und die Stimme'. Holland Boys Choir, Netherlands Bach Collegium/ Pieter-Jan Leusink, dir.
  • Pachelbel: Canon & Gigue in D. TSO/Geoffrey Lancaster, cond.
  • Allegri: Miserere. The Tallis Scholars/ Peter Philips, dir.
  • Vivaldi: Mandolin Concerto in C. RV425. Paul O'dette, mand. The Parley of Instruments/ Roy Goodman, cond.
  • Purcell: From Queen Mary's birthday Ode. Come ye sons of art-Sound the trumpet. Charles Brett & John Williams c/ten. Monteverdi Choir & Orch./John Eliot Gardiner, cond.
  • Corelli: Concerto da Camera in B flat Op.6 No. 11. New Dutch Academy/ Simon Murphy, dir.
  • Handel: From Theodora, Duet: Streams of pleasure ever flowing. Rosemary Joshua, sop. Sarah Connolly, m/sop. The English Concert/ Harry Bicket, cond.
  • Lully: Symphonie-Te Deum. Jennifer Smith, Francine Bessac, sops. Zeger Vandersteene, c/ten. Louis Devlos, ten. Philippe Huttenloch, bass. Ensemble Vocal de Valence/ Jean-Francois Paillard C.O./ Jean- Francois Paillard, cond.
  • Vivaldi: Winter from the four seasons. Europa Galante/ Fabio Biondi/ dir.
  • Purcell: Bell Anthem. James Bowman, c/ten. The King's Consert/ Robert King, dir>
  • Albinoni: Adagio. The Richard Hickox Orch./ Richard Hickox, cond.

  • 4th May

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  • Lully: Les airs de Trompettes, Timbales et Hautbois. Ensemble de Cuivres de Paris/ Jean-Francois Paillard,cond.
  • Teixeira, Antonio: 'Tibi omnes angel'. The Sixteen/Harry Christophers, cond.
  • Harp arrangements of music by Handel/Purcel/Bach. Marshal McGuire, harp.
  • Delalande: Symphonies for the King's Supper. Jean-Francois Paillard Cham.Orch./ Jean-Francois Paillard, cond.
  • Bach: Preludio/ Gavotte & Rondeau from Violin Partita #3. BWV1006. Hilary Hahn, vln.
  • Hasse: Aria: Per questo dolce amplesso. Vivica Genaux, mezzo. Academie fur alte musik, Berlin/ Rene Jacobs, dir.
  • Platti, Giovanni: Cello Concerto in C major. Sol Gabetta, cello. Capella Gabetta/ Andres Gabetta, dir.
  • Zelenka: Laudate pueri Dominum. Le Concert Royal de Nancy/ Rene Depoutet, dir.
  • Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 Trumpets in D major RV781. The King's Consort/ Robert King, dir.
  • Telemann: Der Morgen from Die Tageszeiten. Mechtild Bach, sop. Freiburger Vokalensemble, Collegium Musicum Freiburg/ Wolfgang Schaefer/ dir.
  • Rameau: Les surprises de l'Amour. Les Talens Lyriques/ Christophe Rousset, dir.
  • Bach: Oboe Concerto. BWV1056. Malcolm Meister, oboe. Guildhall String Ensemble// Robert Salter, dir.
  • Torelli: Concerto for 4 Violins. Musica Antiqua Koln/ Reinhard Goebel, dir.
  • Charpentier: Te Deum, prelude. Musica Polyphonica/ Louis Devos. Cond.

  • 27th April

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  • Dr. Arne and Mr. Handel at Vauxhall Gardens
  • Dr. Arne at Vauxhall Gardens: Emma Kirkby, sop. Richard Morton, ten. The Parley of Instruments/ Roy Goodman, cond.
  • Arne: Act 2 Aria from the Opera,'Alfred'. 'Vengeance, O come inspire me!'. Iestyn Davies, c/ten. Arcangelo/ Jonathan Cohen, cond.
  • Handel: Excerpts from Act 1. Acis and Galatea, HWV49 Sophie Daneman, sop., Les Arts Florissants/William Christie.
  • Handel: Organ Concerto in B flat, Op.4/2. Simon Preston, org., English Concert/Trevor Pinnock.
  • Handel: Royal Fireworks Music, HWV 351. Tasmanian SO/Graham Abbott.
  • Handel: Duet from L'allegro, il penseroso. "As steals the morn upon the night". Sandrina Piau, sop. Topi Lehtipuu, ten. Accademia Bizantina/ Stefano Montanari, dir.

  • 20th April

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  • Allegri: Miserere. Cantillation/Antony Walker.
  • Fasch, Johann Friedrich: Concerto for 2 Oboes da caccia,2 violas, 2 bassoons and continuo in G major, FaWV L;G11 Irish Baroque Orch./ Monica Huggett, dir.
  • Zelenka: Confitebor tibi Domine in C minor, ZWV71. Olaf Baer, bar., Virtuosi Saxoniae/Ludwig Guttler.
  • Zelenka: Sonata No.4 in G minor for 2 Oboes, Bassoon, D/bass & H'chord. Heinz Holliger & Maurice Bourgue,oboes. Klaus Thunemann,bassoon. Lucio Buccarella, d/bass. Christine Jaccotted, H'chord.
  • Keiser, Reinhard: Passion Music- 'Blessed thoughts of Redemption'. Eeva Tenkanen, Doerthe Maria Sandmann, sops. Olivia Vermeulen, mezzo. Knut Schoch, ten. Raimond Spogis, Matthias Jahrmaerker, bass. Capella Orlandi Bremen/ Thomas Ihlenfeldt, cond.
  • Bach, J.C.: Sinfonia Concertanta in E flat major for 2 oboes, 2 horns, 2 vlns, 2 vla, cello & orch. Budapest Strings/ Karoly Botvay, dir.
  • Handel: La Resurrezione, excerpts from Part II. Toby Spence, ten. Kate Royal, sop. Sonia Prina, alt. Le Concert D'Astre/ Emmanuelle Haim, dir.