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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16th February

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  • "Echos in the Baroque"
  • Scheidt, Samuel: Echo. Canadian Brass.
  • Handel: Water Music Suite in D, HWV349: alla hornpipe. Tasmanian SO/Graham Abbott.
  • Scarlatti, A: From Serenata Endimione e Cintia, "Se geloso e il mio core". Elizabeth Watts, sop. The English Concert/ Laurence Cummings,cond.
  • Vivaldi: Concerto in A minor No. 8 RV522 Monica Huggett, John Holloway, vns. Academy of Ancient Music/ Christopher Hogwood, cond.
  • Scarlatti, A: "Esci omai" from Mitridate Eupature. Elizabeth Watts, sop. Huw Daniel, Vln. The English Concert/ Laurence Cummings, cond.
  • Bach, J.S.: Echo from the French Overture BWV831 Jan-Pieter Belder, h/chord.
  • Bach: Christmas Oratorio, Cantata No. 4, BWV248. Leipzig Radio Choir, Staatskapelle Dresden, Trompetenensemble Ludwig Guettler/Peter Schreier.
  • Bach: Christmas Oratorio, Cantata No. 4, BWV248. "Flosst, mein Heiland" Helen Donath, Andrea Ihle, sops., Leipzig Staatskapelle Dresden, Trompetenensemble Ludwig Guettler/Peter Schreier.
  • Telemann: Alster Overture TWV55.F11 Rundfunk Sinfonie Orch. Leipzig/ Wolf-Dieter Hauschild,cond.
  • Purcell: Dido and Aeneas, Z626. Chorus, In a deep vaulted cell & Echo dance of the Furies. North German Radio CO, Hamburg Monteverdi Choir/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Purcell: The Fairy Queen, Z629. Act I Echo. & Symphony Act VI & Hark! The echoing Air. Cantillation, Orch of the Antipodes/Antony Walker.
  • Lotti, Antonio: Echo in F major for 2 Oboes, Bassoon & Cont. Zefiro/ Alfredo Bernadini, cond.
  • Bach: From Cantata BWV213, 'Treues echo'. Elisabeth von Magnus, alto, ,Amsterdam Baroque Orch, /Ton Koopman.
  • Marini: Sonata con tre violini in eco. Gabrieli Consort and Players/Paul McCreesh.
  • Scarlatti A: Ecco negl'orti tuoi...Che dolce simpatia. Cecilia Bartoli, m-sop., Musiciens du Louvre/Marc Minkowski.
  • Gabrielli, G.: Canzona in Double echo. Canadian Brass.

  • 9th February

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  • Baroque Chamber Music
  • Meister, Johann Friedrich: From 'Il Giardino del piacere', La Musica Settima in F major.. Ensemble Diderot.
  • Eyck, Jan van: 'Onder te Linde groene'. Senfl, Ludwig: 'Was wird es doch des wunders noch'. Nancy Hadden & Janet See, flutes.
  • Ferrari, Benedetto: Musiche e poesie varie," Che non sa come amour'. Philippe Jaroussky, c/ten. Ensemble Artaserse.
  • Purcell: Sonata No. 7 in E minor, Z.796. Purcell Quartet.
  • Caldara, Antonio: Chiacona Op.2 No.12 in B flat major. Parnassi Musici
  • Handel: Trio sonata in B minor, Op.2/1. Pavlo Beznosiuk, vln., Richard Egarr, hpschd., Rachel Brown, fte., Joseph Crouch, vlc.
  • Buxtehude: Sonata No.2 in G, BuxWV253. Jaap ter Linden, viola da gamba, John Holloway, vln., Lars Ulrik Mortensen, hpschd.
  • Hotteterre: Suite in G, Op. 2/2. P Allain-Dupre, fte., Y Uyama-Bouvard, hpschd., P Pierlot, viola da gamba, Vincent Dumestre, theorbo, Jean-Francois Bouges, fte.
  • Bach, J.S.: Sonata from the Musical Offering BWV1079 Candy Thompson,vln. Marieke Schneemann, flute. Floris Mijnders, cello. David Jansen, h'chord.
  • Steffani, Agostino: 'Placidissime catene'. Carolyn Watkinson,m.sop. Paul Esswood, c/ten. Wouter Moller, cello. Alan Curtis, h'chord and directing.
  • Telemann: Quartet No.2 in A minor. Quadro Amsterdam.

  • 2nd February

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  • Caldara, Antonio: Coriolanus, Overture. John Wallace, tpt., Philharmonia Orch/Simon Wright.
  • Caldara: Cantata. 'Non v'e pena'. Max Emanuel Cencic, c/tenor. Ornamente 99/ Karsten Erik Ose, cond.
  • Caldara: Sonata for Cello in A major No.15. Jonathan Pesek, clo. Daniela Dolci, h'chord.
  • Caldara: The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ (Parts I & 2). Patricia Petibon, sop., Laura Polverelli, contr., Francesca Pedaci, sop., Sergio Foresti, bass, Europa Galante, Athestis Chorus/Fabio Biondi.
  • Caldara: Sinfonia in E minor. Aura Musicale, Budapest/ Renee Clemencic, cond.

  • 26th January

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  • Australian Made Baroque!
  • Vivaldi: Chamber Concerto in G minor RV103 Salut Baroque
  • Purcell: Chaconne Bateson, Thomas: The nightingale in Silent Night. 18th C. air. The Early Music Consort of Melb.
  • Heinichen, David: Aria: Mira le mio pupille. Tobias Cole, c/ten. Salut Baroque
  • Telemann: Fantasia No.7 in E flat major TWV40.20. Lucinda Moon, vln.
  • Marini: Three arias, Invitation to Joy, Invitation to Restful Love and Birth of Christ. Jane Edwards, sop., Sally Melhuish, rec., Tim Blomfield, vlc., Luke Green, hpschd.
  • Handel: Harpsichord Suite No.4 in E minor, HWV429. Erin Helyard, hpschd.
  • Handel: Rinaldo: Lascia ch'io pianga. Yvonne Kenny, sop., Australian Brandenburg Orch/Paul Dyer.
  • Bach: Cello suite No.3 in C, BWV1009. Michael Goldschlager, vlc.
  • Bach: We hasten with faint but eager steps, from Cantata 78. Sally-Anne Russell, m-sop., Sara Macliver, sop., Orch of the Antipodes/Antony Walker.
  • Merulo: Toccata terza. Latitude 37.
  • Telemann: Sonata for Flute & Violin No.1 in G major. TWV40.118 Greg Dikmans, flt. Lucinda Moon, vln.
  • Palestrina: Io son ferito, ahi lasso. Siobhan Stagg, sop. Latitude 37.

  • 19th January

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  • "Austrian Baroque"
  • Schmelzer: Fencing School in G - Ballet. Musica Antiqua Cologne.
  • Fux: Sonata a 4. Concentus Musicus Vienna/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
  • Hugl, Franz Anton: Fugue ex 8 and Prelude secundi Toni. Erich Traxler, org.
  • Biber, Heinrich Ignaz Franz: Pastorella in A major for solo violin 7 cont. Gunar Letzbor, vln. Hubert Hoffmann,theorbo. Eric Traxler,org. Jan Krigovsky, violone.
  • Aufschneiter, Benedikt Anton: Magnificat. Josef Pascal Auer, Simon Paul Bernhard, Daniel Mandl,boy sops. Markus Forster, Alois Mühlbacher, altos. Markus Miesenberger, Bernd Lambauer, ten. Gerhard Kenda, Ulfried Staber, bass. St Florianner Sängerknaben, Ars Antiqua Austria/ Gunar Letzbor, dir.
  • Vivaldi: Concerto RV501, 'La notte' in B flat for bassoon,strings and cont. Sergio Azzolini,bassoon. Sonatori de la Gioisa Marca.
  • Ariosti, Attilio: a.'Sa il crudel' Aria from Marte placato. Hana Blazikova, sop. b. Sinfonia, Ensemble Tourbillon/ Petr Wagner, dir.
  • Biber: Alleluja Messe. Markus Forster, Josef Pascal Auer, Simon Paul Bernhard, Daniel Mandl, boy sops. Alois Mühlbacher, Markus Forster, altos. Markus Miesenberger, Bernd Lambauer, ten. Gerhard Kenda, Ulfried Staber, bass. St Florianner Sängerknaben, Ars Antiqua Austria/ Gunar Letzbor, dir.

  • 12th January

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  • " Coronation 1559"
  • A Musical Recreation of the Original State Occasion of the Coronation of the First Queen Elizabeth. Magnificat/ Philip Cave, dir. Forbury Consort/ Alan Crumpler.dir. King's Trumperters/ Crispian Steele Perkins.dir
  • Byrd: O Lord, make thy servant Elizabeth. Tallis Scholars/Peter Phillips.
  • Bevin, Elway: "Browning" Fretwork
  • Parsons, Robert: "Pour down, you pow'rs devine". "No grief is like to mine". Michael Chance, c/ten. Fretwork.
  • Byrd: "The Carman's Whistle". Paul Nicholson, h.chord
  • Byrd, William: "Rejoice unto the Lord". Michael Chance, c/ten. Fretwork
  • White, Robert: Fantasia a 4 Fretwork

  • 5th January

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  • Four Seasons and More!
  • Vivaldi: Four Seasons, Op.8/1-4. Elizabeth Wallfisch, vln., Australian Brandenburg Orch/Paul Dyer.
  • Valentini: Concerto for four violins in A minor. Ensemble 415/Chiara Banchini.
  • Legrenzi, Giovanni: 3 Balletti e Correnti a 5 from Op. 16. La Serenisima/ Adrian Chandler, dir.
  • Albinoni: Concerto IV a 6 in G, Op.2/8 La Serenisima? Adrian Chandler, dir.
  • Pergolesi, Giovanni: Missa Romana. Concerto Italiano/Rinaldo Alessandrini, cond.

  • 29th December

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  • Naudot, Jaques Christophe: Ouvre XIV,Sonates en Trio IV. Riccardo Delfino, Mattias Loibner, hurdy-gurdies.Laurent Le Chenadecm bassoon. Thomas Wimmer,v.da gamba. Norbert Zeilberger,h'chord.
  • Martin y Coll: Diferencias sobre las Folias. Jordi Savall, viola da gamba, Arianna Savall, harp, Rolf Lislevand, gtr., Adela Gonzalez, casabeles.
  • Biber: Battalia in D. Il Giardino Armonico/Giovanni Antonini.
  • Moratelli, Sebastiano: La Faretra Smarrita,(The lost Quiver). Herman Oswald,te. Verena Krause, sop. Thomas Ruf, bass. Gunther Schmid, alt. Salzburg Hofmusik/ Wolfgang Brunner,cond.
  • Tye, Christopher: In Nomine, selected works for Recorder Consort. Borea Quartet Bremen & Han Tol.
  • Dupiuts, Jean-Baptiste: Oevre III, Sonate I.Riccardo Delfino, Mattias Loibner, hurdy-gurdies.Laurent Le Chenadecm bassoon. Thomas Wimmer,v.da gamba. Norbert Zeilberger,h'chord.

  • 22nd December

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  • Tartini: Pastorale in A. Locatelli Trio.
  • Stradella,: Cantata per Il santissimo Natale, "Ah,ah, troppo e ver".Mechtild Bach, Ruth Ziesak,sops. Kai Wessel,alt. Christoph Pregardien,ten. Michael Schopper,bass. La stagione Frankfurt/Michael Schneider, cond.
  • Hertel: Concerto a 6 for Trumpet, Oboe, Strings & BC in E flat. Erik Schulze, tpt., Ian Franklin, oboe, South-West German CO/Vladislav Czarnecki.
  • Charpentier: On the Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ - Pastorale for vocal & instrumental. Les Arts Florissants/William Christie.
  • Tuma, Frantisek Ignac: Trio Sonata in C minor. Ensemble Diderot.
  • Fiocco, Joseph-Hector: Ave Maria. Greta De Reyghere, sop. Collegium Instrumentale Brugense/ Patrick peire, cond.