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).


22nd February

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  • "Handel's 335th Birthday "
  • Handel, George Frederic: Israel in Egypt (1st. disc). Alexander Young, ten., Christopher Keyte, bass, Heather Harper, sop., Michael Rippon, bass, Patricia Clark, sop., Paul Esswood, alto English CO, Leeds Festival Chorus/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Handel, George Frederic: Israel in Egypt (2nd. disc). Alexander Young, ten., Christopher Keyte, bass, Heather Harper, sop., Michael Rippon, bass, Patricia Clark, sop., Paul Esswood, alto English CO, Leeds Festival Chorus/Sir Charles Mackerras.

  • 15th February

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  • "Baroque Birthday Boys"
  • Avison, Charles: Concerto Grosso No. 2 in G. Brandenburg Consort/Roy Goodman.
  • Avison, Charles: Concerto in B flat, Op.6/2. Avison Ensemble/Pavlo Beznosiuk.
  • Avison, Charles: Concerto Grosso No.12 in D. Ioana Tache, vln., Kristian Winther, vln. Melbourne CO/William Hennessy.
  • Avison, Charles: Concerto in G, Op.3/6. Pavlo Beznosiuk, vln. Avison Ensemble/Pavlo Beznosiuk.
  • Corelli, Arcangelo: Violin Sonata in A, Op.5/9. Locatelli Trio .
  • Corelli, Arcangelo: String sonata in E, Op.2/10. Davide Monti, vln., Jacqueline Ogeil, hpschd., Josephine Vains, vlc., Lucinda Moon, vln.
  • Corelli, Arcangelo: The Praise of Bacchus. Emma Curtis, contr. The Frolick .
  • Corelli, Arcangelo: Recorder Concerto in F, Op.5/10. Maurice Steger, rec. English Concert/Laurence Cummings.
  • Corelli: Trumpet Sonata in D. Haken Hardenberger, trumpet. I Musici.
  • Corelli, Arcangelo (arr. Barbirolli, John): Oboe Concerto in A. Anthony Camden, oboe City of London Sinfonia/Nicholas Ward.

  • 8th February

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  • "Il Complesso Barocco - Alan Curtis"
  • Vivaldi, Antonio: Montezuma. Overture & Aria, 'Gl'oltraggi della sorte'. from Act 1 Vito Priante, bass. Complesso Barocco/Alan Curtis, cond.
  • Monteverdi, Claudio: Amor, dicea - chamber duets and madrigals. Il Complesso Barocco/Alan Curtis.
  • Orlandini, Giuseppe Maria: Berenice: Da torbida procella. Joyce DiDonato, m-sop. Il Complesso Barocco/Alan Curtis, cond.
  • Gluck, Christoph Willibald von: Ezio.Sinfonia .Aria from Acxt 1, 'Pensa a serbarmi". Sonia Prina, contralto. Il Complesso Barocco/Alan Curtis, cond.
  • Porta, Giovanni: Ifigenia in Aulide: Madre diletta, abbracciami. Joyce DiDonato, m-sop. Il Complesso Barocco/Alan Curtis, cond.
  • Conti, Francesco Bartolomeo: Excerpts from ,"David" Il Complesso Barocco, /Alan Curtis, cond.
  • Hasse, Johann Adolph: Antonio e Cleopatra: aria, "Morte col fiero aspetto". Joyce DiDonato, m-sop. Il Complesso Barocco/Alan Curtis, cond.
  • Handel, George Frederic: Alcina, HWV34. Overture, Alcina's aria,'Si, son quella, non piu bella'. Joyce DiDonato, m-sop., Il Complesso Barocco/Alan Curtis, cond.
  • Handel: Exerpts from Cantata ,'Echeggiate, festeggiate numi ererni'. Christiane Karg, sop. Romina Basso, m-sop. Il Complesso Barocco/ Alan Curtis, cond.
  • Handel: Deidamia: excerpts from Act 3. Simone Kermes, sop. Anna Bonitatibus, m-sop. Il Complesso Barocco/ Alan Curtis, cond.
  • Vivaldi: Catone in Utica RV705, Act 2 aria. 'Come in vano'. Ann Hallenberg,m-sop. Il Complesso Barocco/ Alan Curtis, cond.

  • 1st February

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  • ""French High Baroque"
  • Lully, Jean Baptiste Fils: Concert Given for the King's Supper. Musica Florea/Marek Stryncl.
  • De LaLande, Michel-Richard: Excerpts,"Les Folies de Cardenio". Ensemble Baroque de Limoges/ Christophe Coin, dir.
  • Charpentier, Marc-Antoine: Judicium Salomonis, H.422 Les Arts Florissants/ Willian Christie, dir.

  • 25th January

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  • "Australians performing Baroque"
  • Quantz: Concerto for Flute, strings and continuo in A minor(QV 5:236). Elysium Ensemble. Greg Dikmans, flute.
  • Festing, Michael Christian: Concerto in A, Op.9/5. Opera Down Under Orch/Richard Divall.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Concerto for oboe and violin in C minor, BWV1060. Diana Doherty, oboe, Richard Tognetti, vln. Australian CO .
  • Vivaldi, Antonio (arr. Malipiero, Gian Francesco): Concerto for 2 guitars in G, RV532. Leonard Grigoryan, gtr., Slava Grigoryan, gtr. Tasmanian SO/Benjamin Northey.
  • Graun, Carl Heinrich: Horn concerto in D. Barry Tuckwell, horn Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Iona Brown.
  • Fasch, Johann Friedrich: Concerto for flute, oboe and strings in E minor. Anne Gilby, oboe, Mardi McSullea, fte. Melbourne Musicians/Frank Pam.
  • Bach, J.S.: 'Ich habe genug', Cantata BWV82. David Greco, bar. Emma Black, oboe. Lucinda Moon, vln. Calvin Bowman, org. Genesis Baroque.
  • Gretry, Andre Ernest Modeste: Zemire et Azor: Pantomime. Australian Youth Orch/John Hopkins.

  • 18th January

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  • "Australians Performing Baroque"
  • Quantz, Johann Joachim: Duetto in C, Op.2/4. Elysium Ensemble .
  • Stuck, Jean-Baptiste: L'amant reconcilie (The Reconciled Lover). Taryn Fiebig, sop. Ensemble Battistin .
  • Soler, Antonio: Concerto No.6 in D. Douglas Lawrence, org., Elizabeth Anderson, hpschd.
  • Pergolesi, Giovanni: Magnificat. Louisa Hunter-Bradley, sop., Nick Dinopoulos, bass-baritone, Robert McFarlane, ten., Siobhan Stagg, sop. Melbourne University Choral Society, Royal Melbourne PO/Andrew Wailes.
  • Molter, Johann Melchior: Trumpet Concerto in D. Jenny Ingram, vla., Julie Hewison, vln., Linda Kent, org., Lucinda Moon, vln., Miriam Morris, vlc., Paul Plunkett, tpt.
  • Bach JC: Cefalo e Procri: Privo del Mio Tesoro. Deborah Riedel, sop. Arcadia Lane Orch/Richard Bonynge.
  • Schmelzer, Johan Heinrich: Suite No.2 in D. Elizabeth Wallfisch, vln., Linda Kent, hpschd., Rosanne Hunt, vlc.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Cantata BWV140, Sleepers Wake: My Beloved is Mine. Sara Macliver, sop., Teddy Tahu Rhodes, bar. Orch of the Antipodes/Brett Weymark.
  • Campion, Thomas: Oft Have I Sighed for Him. Handel: Largo (Xerxes) Purcell: Rondo (Abdelazar) Marshall McGuire, harp .
  • Hildegard von Bingen: O Ecclesia. Australian Brandenburg Orch, Brandenburg Choir/Paul Dyer.
  • Handel, George Frederic: Julius Caesar, excerpts. Graham Pushee, alto. Australian Brandenburg Orch/Paul Dyer.

  • 11th January

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  • "Australians performing Baroque"
  • Vivaldi, Antonio: Violin concerto in D, RV208. Elizabeth Wallfisch, vln. Australian Brandenburg Orch/Paul Dyer.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D, BWV1050. Orch of the Antipodes/Erin Helyard.
  • Handel, George Frederic: Alcina: Ah! mia cor!. Yvonne Kenny, sop. Australian Brandenburg Orch/Paul Dyer.
  • Purcell, Henry: The Fairy Queen, Z629. 1st & 2nd Music & Overture. Cantillation, Orch of the Antipodes/Antony Walker.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV1041. Richard Tognetti, vln. Australian CO .
  • Vinci, Leonardo: Semiramide Riconosciuta: In braccio a mille furie. David Hansen, alto. Academia Montis Regalis/Alessandro De Marchi.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian (arr. Bowman, Calvin): Seht was die Liebe tut, from Cantata BWV 85. Flinders Quartet .
  • Zipoli, Domenico: Adagio. Alexandre Oguey, cor ang., Sally Maer, vlc. Sinfonia Australis/William Motzing.
  • Bach, J.S.: Organ Trio III, BWV527. Austral Harmony. Jane Downer, oboe. Simon Desbruslais, trumpet. Peter Hagen, org.
  • Rameau, Jean-Philippe: Dardanus, excerpts. Orch of the Antipodes/Antony Walker.

  • 4th January

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  • "Australians performing Baroque"
  • Vivaldi: Concerto for 2 violins in D minor, arr.for recorder, organ, harpsichord and cello. Genevieve Lacey, rec. Neal Peres Da Costa, org/h'chord. David Yeadon, cello.
  • Purcell, Henry: Overture, Ode on St. Cecilia's Day,, English CO/ Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Geminiani, Francesco: Concerto Grosso No.4 in B Minor. Tasmanian Symphony Chamber Players/ Geoffrey Lancaster, h'chord.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Christmas Oratorio, BWV248: Flosst mein Heiland, flosst dein Namen. Sally-Anne Russell, m-sop., Sara Macliver, sop. Orch of the Antipodes/Antony Walker.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: St. Matthew Passion, BWV244: Erbarme dich. Sally-Anne Russell, m-sop. Orch of the Antipodes/Antony Walker.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: My believing heart, from Cantata 68. Sara Macliver, sop. Orch of the Antipodes/Antony Walker.
  • Simpson, Christopher: The Little Consort. Simon Martyn-Ellis, theorbo Latitude 37 .
  • Fiorenza, Nicola: Cello Concerto in B-flat major. Catherine Jones, cello. Van Dieman's Band/ Julia Fredersdorf, violin & Dir.
  • Handel, George Frederic: Samson: With plaintive notes. Dame Joan Sutherland, sop. New SO/Richard Bonynge.
  • Handel, George Frederic: Samson: Let the Bright Seraphim. Dame Joan Sutherland, sop., Harry Dilley, tpt. Royal Opera House Orch. Covent Garden/Franc. Molinari-Pradelli.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Anna Magdalena Notebook, excerpts. Roger Woodward, pno.
  • Corelli: Concerto da Camera in B-flat, op.6 no. 11. New Dutch Academy/ Simon Murphy, dir.

  • 28th December

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  • "Anonymous Baroque"
  • Anonymous (arr. James, Ifor): An Elizabethan Suite. London Gabrieli Brass Ensemble .
  • Anonymous: Anonymous Flemish Melodies. Piffaro .
  • Anonymous: Branles de Champagne couppez. The Broadside Band/Jeremy Barlow.
  • Anonymous: Sinfonia in D for 2 trumpets & organ. Friedemann Immer Trumpet Consort .
  • Anonymous (arr. Holman, Peter): Sonata in D 'con concertino' for 4 violins, cello violone & organ. Parley Of Instruments/Roy Goodman.
  • Anonymous: Prosa: Alleluia: Gratulemur et letemur. Anonymous 4 .
  • Anonymous: Ave maris stella. Oxford Camerata/Jeremy Summerly.
  • Anon: A Song for Francesca. 'Constantia' 'Amor mi fa cantar a la Francesca' 'Confort d'amours'. Gothic Voices/ Andrew Lawrence-King, harp. Christopher Page, dir.
  • Anonymous: Sonata Chiquitanas XVIII. Florilegium .
  • Anonymous: Sonate a due. Concert Brise/William Dongois.
  • Anon: The Princess's Suite in D minor for recorder, strings and cont. Arte dei Suonatori/ Bolette Roed, dir.
  • Anon: Itallianas ou estrageiras for organ and harp. Manuel Vilas, baroque harp.
  • Anon: Six pieces from a collection of "Boere Danssen". Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble.


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