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.

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13th October

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  • Danish Baroque
  • Annon: The Princess's Suite in D minor for Recorder, Strings & Cont. Bolette Roed, rec. Arte dei Suonatori.
  • Telemann, Georg Philipp: Ode to King Frederick V, "Nunc auspicato sidere". Barockwerk Hamburg/ Ira Hochman, dir.
  • Scheibe, Johann Adolph: Concerto a Quatro in B flat major. Bolette Roed, rec. Arte dei Suonatori.
  • Geist, Christian: Motet,"Wie schon leuchtet der Morgenstern", for Sop, Strings & Cont. Ruth Ziesak, sop. Berlin Barock-Company.
  • Graupner, Christoph: Concerto for Recorder, 2 Violins, Viola & Cont. in F major GWV323. Olivier Braut, Helene Plouffe, vlns. Margaret Little, vla. Natalie Milhaud,rec. L'Ensemble des Idees heureuses/ Genevieve Soly, dir.
  • Telemann: Festmusik fur die Stadt Altona. Cantata, "Die dicken Wolken scheiden sich". Hanna Zumsande, Santa Bulatova, sops. Alon Harari, Genvieve Tschumi, altos Mirko Ludwig, Julian Rohde, tenors Ralf Grobe, Rainer Mesecke, basses. Barockwerk Berlin/ Ira Hochman, dir.
  • Scheibe: Homage Cantata - Sinfonia in D. Concerto Copenhagen/Andrew Manze.

  • 6th October

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  • More Roman Baroque !
  • Mancini, Francesco: Sonata No. 14. London Baroque
  • Mossi, Giovanni: Concerto op. 4 No. 12 Musica Antiqua Koln/Reinhard Goebel, cond.
  • Lonati, Carlo Ambrogio: Sonata XII ciaccona. Christoph Tempe,vln. Accademia per Musica
  • Stradella, Alessandro: Sinfonia in d minor. Alte Musik Koln.
  • Stradella: Chare Jesu suavissime. Gerard Lesne, alto, Sandrine Piau, sop., Il Seminario Musicale.
  • Frescobaldi: Toccata nona (1637). Knut Johannessen, org.
  • Mannelli, Carlo: Sonata Nona op.2 'La Panuzzi' in G minor. Alte Musik Koln
  • Tessarini, Carlo: Allettamento Terzo. Harmonia Sacra/Peter Leech, dir.
  • Colista, Lelio: Sonata IV in D. London Baroque
  • Corelli: Sonata in G minor Op. 1 No. 9. Members of The English Concert/ Trevor Pinnock, cond.

  • 29th September

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  • Johann Mattheson, "The Perfect Kapellmeister"
  • Mattheson: Aria from Cleopatra. 'Mein leben ist hin". Regula Muhlemann, sop. La Folia Barockorchester/ Robin Peter Muller, dir.
  • Mattheson: Trio Sonata No.2 in G major. Trio Corelli.
  • Mattheson: Magnificat e due cori. Nicki Kennedy & Anna Markland-Crooks, sops. Ursula Eittinger, alt. Andreas Post, ten. Stephen MacLeod, bass. Die Kolner Akademie/ Michael Alexander Willens, dir.
  • Mattheson: Trio Sonata No. 7 in A major.. Trio Corelli
  • Mattheson: "Der liebreiche und geduldige David". Nicki Kennedy, sop. Ursula Eittinger, alt. Max Ciolek, ten. Christian Hilz, Raimonds Spogis, basses. Chor der Kolner Akademie, Die Kolner Akademie/ Michael Alexander Willens, dir.

  • 22nd September

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  • Jean Philippe Rameau 335th Birthday
  • Rameau: Les Indes galantes: Orchestral Suite. Le Concert des Nations/Jordi Savall.
  • Rameau: Les Indes galantes, excerpts. Carolyn Sampson, sop., Ex Cathedra Chamber Choir, Ex Cathedra Baroque Ensemble/Jeffrey Skidmore.
  • Rameau: Pieces for Harpsichord: Les cyclopes. Trevor Pinnock, hpschd.
  • Rameau: Le temple de la gloire: Suite No.1. English CO/Raymond Leppard.
  • Rameau: Prologue: Castor et Pollux. Jeanette Scovetti. Marta Schele. Zeger Vandersteene. Rolf Leanderson. Stockholm Cham.Choir. Concentus Musicus Wien/ Nikolaus Harnoncourt, dir.

  • 15th September

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  • Castello: Sonata prima. Richard Egarr, hpschd., AAM/Richard Egarr.
  • Monteverdi: Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda. Victor Torres, bar., Kobie van Rensburg, ten., Salome Haller, sop., Concerto Vocale/Rene Jacobs.
  • Tartini, Giuseppe: Violin Sonata in G minor,"Devil's Trill". Pierre Amoyal, vln. Eduardo Farina, H'chord.
  • Ristori, Giovanni Alberto: Cantata for Soprano, Oboe, Strings and Cont. "Nisi a Tirsi". Maria Savastano, sop. Jon Olaberria, oboe. Ensemble Diderot/ Johannes Pramsohler, dir.
  • Mainerio, Don Giorgio: 4 Italian Dances. Datura Posaunenquartett/ Anton Scharinger, dir.
  • Rossi, Luigi: "Rugge quasi leon" for Alto and Chorus. Rene Jacobs,alto. Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.
  • Vivaldi: Concerto for Oboe, Cello, Strings and Continuo. Paolo Pollastri, oboe. Enrico Caszza, violin. Bettina Hoffmann, cello. Modo Antiquo/ Federico Maria Sardelli, dir.
  • Vivaldi: Motett,"Vos invito", for alto, strings and continuo. Romina Basso, m/sop. Modo Antiquo/ Federico Maria Sardelli, dir.

  • 8th September

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  • Bach, Johann Christian: Sonata No.3 in G Bart van Oort, fortepiano.
  • Bach, J.C: Concert aria, "Sentimi, non partir". Hjordis Thebault, sop. Solamenti Naturali/ Didier Talpain, dir.
  • Bach, J.C: Symphonie Concertante in B flat major for Oboe, Violin, Cello and Fortepiano. The Hanover Band/ Anthony Halstead, dir.
  • Bach, J.C: Concert Aria,"Eben si vada". Philippe Jaroussky,c/ten. Markus Deuter, oboe. Frederic Rivoal, f/piano. La Cercle de L'Harmonie/ Jeremie Rhorer, dir.
  • Abel: Symphony No.6 in E flat. Cantilena/Adrian Shepherd.
  • Arne: Symphony No.4 in C minor. Cantilena/Adrian Shepherd.
  • Avison: Concerto in C minor, Op.4/8. Avison Ensemble/Pavlo Beznosiuk.
  • Stanley, John: Harpsichord Concerto Op.10 No.4 in C minor. London Baroque/ John Toll, dir & h'chord.
  • Bach JC: Cefalo e Procri: Privo del Mio Tesoro. Deborah Riedel, sop., Arcadia Lane Orch/Richard Bonynge.
  • Bach,JC: Aria from Orfeo ed Euridice,'La legge accetto' Philippe Jaroussky,c/ten. La Cercle de L'Harmonie/ Jeremie Rhorer, dir.
  • Arne: Love in a Village: Gentle Youth. Deborah Riedel, sop., Arcadia Lane Orch/Richard Bonynge.

  • 1st September

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  • Roman Baroque
  • Pasquini, Bernardo: Overture, La Sete di Cristo. Nereydas/ Javier Ulises Illan, dir.
  • Pasquini: Navicella, ove ten vai. Andreas Scholl, alto., Accademia Bizantina/Ottavio Dantone.
  • Stradella, Alessandro: Reggetemi- Prologo. Cristiana Arcari, sop. Roberto Staccioli, ten. Il Concerto Dárianna/ Maria Palumbo, dir.
  • Scarlatti, Alessandro: Sonata in A minor. London Baroque/ Conrad Steinmann, dir & rec.
  • Lonati, Carl Ambrogio: Sonata No. 8 Alte Musik Koln
  • Cavalli, Francesco: Siface's aria from Scipione Africano. Filippo Mineccia, c/ten. Nereydas/ Javier Ulises Illan, dir.
  • Caldara, Antonio: Cello concerto in D minor. Klaus-Dieter Brandt,cello. Alte Musik Koln.
  • Manelli, Carlo: Sonata Prima "La Foggia" Op.2 No.1. Il Concerto Dárianna./Maria Palumbo, dir.
  • Corelli, Arcangelo: Sonata a tre, WoO8. London Baroque
  • Bolis, Sebastiano: Cinque Assoluzzione, Nos. 1,2 & 5. Cappella Fede/ Peter Leech, dir.
  • Lulier, Giovanni Lorenzo: Cello Concerto in F. Klaus-Dieter Brandt, cello & cond. Alte Musik Koln.
  • Stradella, Alessandro: Aria from, San Giovanni Battista. Filippo Mineccia, c/ten. Nereydas/ Javier Ulises Illan, dir.
  • Corelli, Arcangelo: Sonata for Violin and Bass Continuo in D major. Valerio Losito, vln. Il Concerto Dárianna/ Maria Palumbo, dir.
  • Handel: Pensieri Notturni di Filli, HWV134. Emily Atkinson, sop., Concentus VII.

  • 25th August

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  • Into the unknown Baroque !
  • Clemens, non Papa: Erravi sicut ovis, 5VV The Brabant Ensemble/ Stephen Rice, dir.
  • Baron, Ernst Gottlieb: Concerto in D minor for Lute & Recorder. Dorothee Oberlinger, rec. Axel Wolf, lute.
  • Seixas: Sonata No.32 in E flat. Ketil Haugsand, hpschd.
  • Selle, thomas: Chorale Concerto, "Wir glauben all an einen Gott". Veronika Winter & Stephanie Petitlaurent, sops. Hamburg Ratsmusik/ Simone Eckert, dir.
  • Marini: Passacaglia a 4. La Cetra Baroque Orch Basel/Andrea Marcon.
  • Bononcini, Giovanni: Serenata: La Nemica d'Amore fatta amante. (The enemy of Love) . Adriana Fernandez. Martin Oro. Furio Zanasi. Ensemble 415/ Chiari Banchini, vln & dir.

  • 18th August

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  • Nicola Porpora 332nd Birthday 19 Aug. 1686
  • Porpora, Nicola: Overture to, " Carlo il calvo". Concerto Koln/ Pablo Heras-Casado, cond.
  • Porpora: Aria from Polifemo, "Alto Giove". Bejun Mehta, c/ten. Concerto Koln/ Pablo Heras-Casado, cond.
  • Porpora: 'Alto Giove' arranged for Cello. La Folia Barockorchester/ Jan Vogler, cello & dir.
  • Porpora: Sinfonia in C major for Cello, violin, cont. Josetxu Obregon, cello. Hiro Kurosaki, vln. La Ritirata/ Josetxu Obregon, dir.
  • Porpora: Aria from Gli orti Esperidi, 'Giusto amor, tu che m'accendi'. Cecilia Bartoli,m-sop. Sol Gabetta, cello. Cappella Gabetta/ Andres Gabetta, dir.
  • Porpora: Cello Sonata No.1 in C Adriano Maria Fazio, cello. Katarzyna Solecka, vln. Pedro Alcacer, theorb. Lorenzo Profita, h'chord.
  • Porpora; Duet from Mitridate,. "La gioia ch'io sento" Philippe Jarpoussky,c/ten. Cecilia Bartoli, m-sop. Venice Baroque Orch./Andrea Marcon, dir.
  • Porpora: Sinfonia in G major. Europa Galante/ Fabio Biondi, dir.
  • Porpora: Aria from Ifigenia in Aulide. "Le limpid'onde". Simone Kermes, sop. La Magnifica Comunita.
  • Porpora: Cello Concerto in G major. La Folia Barockorchester/ Jan Vogler, cello & dir.
  • Porpora: De Profundis. Emanuela Galli, sop., Maria Grazia Schiavo, sop., Jose Maria Lo Monaco, sop., Dresdner Instrumental-Concert, Vocal Concert Dresden/Peter Kopp.