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).


13th July

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  • Those Viol Viols!
  • Schenk, Johannes: Sonata No. 9 Lixsania Fernandez, v.da gamba. Recondita Armonia Ensemble
  • Ziani, Marc Antonio: Alma redemptor Mater. Carlos Mena, alto. Ricercar Consort/ Philippe Pierlot, dir. & v.da gamba.
  • Bach: Sonata in G minor, BWV1029. Daniel Yeadon, viola da gamba, Neal Peres da Costa, hpschd.
  • Leopold I of Austria: Regina Coeli. Carlos Mena, alto. Ricercar Consort/ Philippe Pierlot, dir. And v.da gamba.
  • Schmelzer, Johann Heinrich: Sonata No.4 a 6 Ricercar Consort/ Philippe Pierlot, v.da gamba.
  • Schaffrath: Duet for two violas da gamba in D minor. Martin Zeller, viola da gamba, Guido Balestracci, viola da gamba.
  • Ariosti, Attilio: Aria from La Placidia & Aria from oratorio The prophesies of Elisia. Hana Blazikova, sop. Ensemble Tourbillon/ Petr Wagner, v.da gamba & dir.
  • Telemann: Fantasie in D major. Siegfried Pank, v.da gamba.
  • Byrd, William: Fantasy a 5: Browning & Lullaby. Caroline revor, alto. Red Byrd & The Rose Consort of Viols.
  • Marais: Sonnerie de Sainte-Genevieve du Mont de Paris. Trio Sonnerie.

  • 6th July

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  • "Une Fete Baroque Francais"
  • Lully: Laudate pueri Dominum (Psalm 112). Le Concert Spirituel/Herve Niquet.
  • Various: 'Les Musiques de la Petite Bande'. Le Concert des Nations/ Jordi Savall, dir.
  • Clerambault, Louis- Nicolas: Cantata, Medee. Stephanie d'Oustrac, m-sop. Amarilis.
  • de la Guerre, Elisabeth Jacquet: Sarabande in G major- 2nd Gigue in D minor. Laurence Boulay, h'chord.
  • Gilles: Laetatus sum. Jean Lombard, alto., Jean-Francois Novelli, ten., Vincent Deliau, bar., Rene Linnenbank, bass, Orpheus Festival Choir, Orpheus Festival Ensemble/Guy Laurent.
  • Rameau: Suite en Concert. Les Musiciens du Louvre/ Marc Minkowski, dir.

  • 29th June

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  • Saints Peter,Paul and Giovanni Battiste
  • Palestrina: Tu es Petrus. Ormond College Choir/Douglas Lawrence.
  • Padbrue, C.T.: Voor Jesus Naem en Ceasars Rijck (1641). Camerata Trajectina.
  • de Wert, Giaches: "Saule, Saule, quid me persequeris". Stile Antiquo
  • Schutz: Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me, SWV415. Australian Chamber Choir/Douglas Lawrence.
  • Hasse, Johann Adolph: Oratorio, Sanctus Petrus et Sancta Maria Magdalena. Kirsten Blaise, Heidrun Kordes, Jacek Laszckowski, sops. Vivica Genaux, m/sop. Terry Wey, alto. Chor & Orchester der Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele/ Michael Hofstetter, cond.
  • Stradella: San Giovanni Battista. , Gerard Lesne, alto, Musiciens du Louvre/Marc Minkowski.

  • 22nd June

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  • Bach JCF: Quartet No.3 in C for Flute & Strings. Concilium Musicum.
  • Bach JCF: Keyboard Concerto in E flat, YC90. Susan Alexander-Max, fortepiano, The Music Collection/Susan Alexander-Max.
  • Handel: Aria from Tamerlano arr. For Cello, Recorder & Organ. Genevieve Lacey, rec. Neal Peres Da Costa, org. David Yeadon, cello.
  • Handel: Aria fromn Tamerlano, 'Par che mi nasca in seno'..Isabelle Populard, sop. La Grand Ecurie et la Chambre du Roy/ Jean-Claude Malgoire, cond.
  • Telemann: 'Klingende Geography'. Musica Fiata/ Daniela Dolci, h'chord & dir.
  • Latilla, Gaetano: Sinfonia in G minor. Europa Galante/ Fabio Biondi, dir.

  • 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.