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).


10th April

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  • Jommelli, Niccolo: Tito Manlio: Spezza lo stral piagato. Valer Sabadus, alto. Armonia Atenea/George Petrou.
  • Corelli, Arcangelo: Flute sonata in E minor Op.1/1, la follia. Chiyoko Arita, hpschd., Masahiro Arita, fte., Tetsuya Nakano, viola da gamba .
  • Fux, Johann Joseph: Serenada a 8. Concentus Musicus Vienna/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
  • Bonporti, Francesco: Concertino Vll in B flat. Claudio Ronco, vlc., Luigi Mangiocavallo, vln., Marco Mencoboni, hpschd.
  • Handel, George Frederic: Serse: Crude furie degl' orridi abissi. Yuriy Mynenko, ten. Armonia Atenea/George Petrou.
  • Abel, Carl Friedrich: Sonata No.1 in G. Charivari Agreable .
  • Rossi, Luigi: Rugge quasi leon. Schola Cantorum Basiliensis .
  • Telemann, Georg Philipp: Overture in F, TWV44:7. Syrinx .

  • 3rd April

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  • Croft, William (arr. Holman, Peter): Suite from 'The Twin Rivals'. Parley Of Instruments/Roy Goodman.
  • Handel, George Frederic: Trio sonata in G minor. London Baroque .
  • Couperin, Francois: Lecons de tenebres. Concerto Vocale/Rene Jacobs.
  • Biber, Heinrich Ignaz Franz von: Partita No.1 in D minor. Purcell Quartet .
  • Telemann, Georg Philipp: Cantate No. 7, Ersheine, Gott, in deinem Tempel. Royal Music Academy of Paris .
  • Vivaldi, Antonio: Cello concerto in A minor, RV418. Christophe Coin, vlc. Academy of Ancient Music/Christopher Hogwood.
  • Purcell, Henry: The Night is come. Concerto Vocale/Rene Jacobs.

  • 27th March

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  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Concerto in D minor, BWV974 (after A. Marcello). Vladimir Ashkenazy, pno.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Cantata BWV167, Ye mortals, praise ye God's affection. Dietrich Henschel, bar., Joanne Lunn, sop., Paul Agnew, ten., Wilke te Brummelstroete, alto English Baroque Soloists, Monteverdi Choir/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Cello suite No.1 in G, BWV1007. Michael Goldschlager, vlc.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Violin Sonata in E, BWV1016. Celiny Richez Chailley, pno., Christian Ferras, vln.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Cantata BWV 36, Up joyous raise your song. Bas Ramselaar, bass-baritone, Knut Schoch, ten., Ruth Holton, sop., Sytse Buwalda, alto Holland Boys' Choir, Netherlands Bach Collegium/Pieter Jan Leusnik.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Partita in A minor for solo flute, BWV1013. John Wion, fte.

  • 20th March

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  • Scarlatti A: Bella madre de' fiori. Alice Evans, vln., Catherine Jones, vlc., Fiona Campbell, contr., Giulia Panzeri, vln., Kirsty McCahon, db., Michael Leopold, gtr., Michael Leopold, theorbo, Neal Peres da Costa, hpschd./Neal Peres da Costa.
  • Locatelli, Pietro Antonio: Violin Concerto in D, Op.3/12. Elizabeth Wallfisch, vln. Raglan Baroque Players/Nicholas Kraemer.
  • Purcell, Henry: The Libertine, Z600. David Thomas, bass, James Bowman, alto., Judith Nelson, sop., Martyn Hill, ten. Academy of Ancient Music/Christopher Hogwood.
  • Stamitz JW: Trumpet Concerto in D. Hakan Hardenberger, tpt. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Sammartini, Giovanni Battista: Quintet No.3 in G Major. Ensemble 415/Chiara Banchini.
  • Marais, Marin: Suite in G, for three bass viols. The Marais Project/Jennifer Eriksson.

  • 13th March

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  • Telemann, Georg Philipp: Viola concerto in G, TWV51:G9. Stephen Shingles, vla. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Lully, Jean Baptiste: Idyll on Peace, LWV68. Arnaud Marzorati, bass, Francoise Masset, sop., Jean Lombard, alto., Julie Hassler, sop., Patrick Aubailly, ten. Marais SO/Hugo Reyne.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Violin Concerto in E, BWV1042. Nigel Kennedy, vln. Berlin PO/Nigel Kennedy.
  • Zipoli, Domenico: In hoc mundo. Florilegium .
  • Telemann, Georg Philipp: Recorder Suite in A minor. Jiri Stivin, rec. Capella Istropolitana/Richard Edlinger.

  • 6th March

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  • "Vivaldi's Angels at the Ospedali"
  • Vivaldi: Extr.from Juditha triumphans RV644. Shannon Mercer & Gabriele Hierdeis, sops. Laura Pudwell, alto. Ensemble Caprice/ Matthias Maute, dir.
  • Vivaldi: Violin Concerto 'per la Signora Chiara' in B flat majot, RV372. Amandine Beyer violin/dir. Gli Incogniti.
  • Vivaldi: Magnificat RV601A Le Concert Sprituel/ Herve Niquet, dir.
  • Vivaldi: Concerto in C major for Oboe, strings and continuo, RV450. Xenia Loffler, oboe. Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin/ Georg Kallweit, dir.
  • Vivaldi: Motet, Ostro picta, for sop. strings and cont. RV642. Shannon Mercer, sop. Ensemble Caprice/ Matthias Maute, dir.
  • Vivaldi, Antonio: Violin Sonata in D minor, RV14, Op.2/3. Elizabeth Wallfisch, vln., Malcolm Proud, hpschd., Richard Tunnicliffe, vlc.
  • Vivaldi: Sinfonia in G major, RV149. The academy of Ancient Music/ Andrew Manze, dir.
  • Vivaldi: Gloria RV589. Le Concert Spirituel/ Herve Niquet, dir.

  • 27th February

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  • "Living in Handel's shadow'.
  • Arne, Thomas: Rosamund: Rise, Glory, Rise. Emma Kirkby, sop. Academy of Ancient Music/Christopher Hogwood.
  • Arne, Thomas: Trio sonata in B Minor, Op.3/6. Le Nouveau Quatuor .
  • Arne, Thomas: Piano concerto No.6 in B flat. Paul Nicholson, pno. Parley Of Instruments/Paul Nicholson.
  • Arne, Thomas: Symphony No.1 in C. Cantilena/Adrian Shepherd.
  • Arne: The Judgement of Paris. Mary Bevan, Susanna Fairbairn, Gillian Ramm, sops. Ed Lyon, Anthony Gregory, tenors. Andrew Mahon, bass. Chorus and the Brook Street Band/ John Andrews, cond.

  • 20th February

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  • "Baroque Cello Masters'
  • Caldara, Antonio: Concerto per camera a violoncello con due violini e basso in D minor. Jan Vogler, Cello./ La Folia Barockorchester.
  • Ruhe, Johann Friedrich: Viola da Gamba Solo in A minor. Sandor Szaszvarosi, v.d.g. Angelika Csizmadia, h'chord.
  • Fiorenza, Nicola: Cello Concerto in D major. Catherine Jones, cello. Van Dieman's Band/ Julia Fredersdorff, dir & vln.
  • Costanzi, Giovanni Battista: Sonata in C major for 2 cellos. Giovanni Sollima, Monika Leskovar, cellos. Arianna Art Ensemble
  • Caldara: Cantata, 'Porgete per pieta'. Eugenia Boix, sop. Josetxu Obregon clo & dir. La Ritirata.
  • Leo, Leonardo: Cello Concerto No. 4 in A major. Anner Bylsma, clo. Tafelmusik Baroque Orch./ Jeanne Lamon, dir.
  • Geminiani, Francesco: Cello Sonata in C, Op.5/3. Heinrich Schiff, vlc., Jaap ter Linden, vlc., Ton Koopman, hpschd.
  • Porpora: Sinfonia in C major for cello, and strings. Josetxu Obregon, clo. & dir. La Ritirata.
  • Caldara: Aria from Cantata, 'Vicino a un rivoletto' for Alto, cello, violin and bass continuo. Luciana Mancini, alto.La Riterata/ Josetxu Obregon, clo & dir.


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