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).


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.

  • 21st December

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  • "A German Baroque Christmas"
  • Buxtehude, Dietrich: 'In dulci jubilo' BuxWV52. Barbara Schlick & Monika Frimmer, sops. Michael Chance, alto. Christoph Pregardien, ten. Peter Kooy, bass. Hanover Knabenchor, The Amsterdam Baroque Orch./ Ton Koopman, dir.
  • German Chorales (M. Pretorius) a. 'Es ist ein Ros'entsprungen'. b. 'Joseph liber, Joseph mein'. c. 'In dulci jubilo'. d. 'Wachet auf'. Tallis Scholars/ Peter Philips, dir.
  • Fasch, Johann Friedrich: Cantata, 'Gehet zu seinen Toren ein'. Adelheid Vogel. Friederieke Urban. Susanne & Martin Krumbiegel. Dirk Schmidt. Leipzig Universirt Choir, Pauliner Baroque Ens./ Wolfgang Unger, cond.
  • Schmelzer, Johann Heinrich: Sonata Natalis in D. Virtuosi Saxsoniae/ Ludwig Guttler, dir.
  • Agricola, Johann Friedrich: Cantata, 'Die Hirten bei der Krippe'. Berit Solset, sop. Myriam Arbouz, alt. Nicolas Mulroy, ten. Matthias Vieweg, bass. Kolner Akademie/ Michael Alexander Willens, cond.
  • Pezel, Johann: From Sonata No. 13, 'Hora Decima'. Trumpet Consort Friedemann Immer & Blaser Collegium Leipzig/ Wolfgang Unger, dir.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Cantata BWV 63, Christians, mark ye all this day. Bas Ramselaar, bass-baritone, Marjon Strijk, sop., Nico van der Meel, ten., Sytse Buwalda, alto Holland Boys' Choir, Netherlands Bach Collegium/Pieter Jan Leusnik.

  • 14th December

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  • "An Italian Baroque Christmas"
  • Palestrina: Motet:" Hodie Christus natus est:. Gabrieli Consort & Players/ Paul McCreesh, dir.
  • a. Anon. 17thc. Italian Pastorale - Piva, La Montagnura, La Bergamasca. b. da Vidians, Ludovico: 'Jubilate Deo'. c. Finetti, Giacomo: 'Verbum caro factum es'. d. Anon. 'La Lumbarda'. e. Finetti: 'Cantate Domino'. Clemencic Consort & soloists. Rene Clemencic, cond.
  • Torelli, Giuseppe: Concerto in D for two trumpets. St James's Baroque Players/Ivor Bolton.
  • Porpora, Nicola: Christmas Motet - 'Stelle lucide'. Ruth Ziesak, sop. L'Art del Mondo/ Werner Ehrhardt, cond.
  • Carissimi, Giacomo: Magnificat. Basler Madrigalisten, Orchester der Schola Cantorum Basiliensis/ Fritz Naef, cond.
  • Tartini, Giuseppe: Pastorale in A. Locatelli Trio .
  • Viadana, Lodovico: a. Quem visidistis, Pastores. b. O gloriosa domina. c. Decantabat populus Israel. Rene Jacobs,c-ten. Gottfried Bach, org. Konrad Junghaenel, lute. Roel Dieltiens, cello.
  • Caldara, Antonio: Christmas Cantata. Gertraut Stoklassa & Marlee Sabo, sops. Ingeborg Russ, alto. Georg Jelden, ten. Wurttemberg Cham. Orch. Heilbronn/ Rudolf Ewerhart cond.

  • 7th December

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  • "A French Baroque Christmas"
  • Daquin, Louis Claude: Noel Provencal in G major. Rene Saorgin, org.
  • Du Mont, Henry: Christus natus est nascitur. Concert Royal de Nancy/ Rene Depoutot, cond.
  • Christmas Music from Aquitanian Monasteries (12th Century) The Sequentia vocal & instrumental ensemble/ Elizabeth Gaver, dir.
  • Charpentier, Marc-Antoine: Prelude pour le Magnificat a qautre voix, H.533 (Magnificat) H.80. Le Concert des Nations/Jordi Savall.
  • Charpentier, Marc A.: Noels pour les instruments. Les violons du Roy/ Bernard Labadie, cond.
  • Couperin, Francois: Salve Regina. Anne-Marie Lasla, viola da gamba, Paul Agnew, alto. Les Arts Florissants/William Christie.
  • Marchand, Louis: Livre d'orgue- Tierce en taille & Dialogue. Marie-Claire Alain, org.
  • Charpentier, Marc-Antoine: Dialogue between the Angels and the Shepherds, H.420. Christine Stelmacovitch, m-sop., Curtis Streetman, bass, David Nortman, ten., Tracy Smith Bessette, sop. Aradia Ensemble/Kevin Mallon.
  • Corette, Michel: Suite: La belle vielluese. Capella Savaria/ Pal Nemeth, cond.
  • Dandrieu, Pierre: Puer nobis nascitur./ Christian Lambour, org.
  • Balbastre,C laude: Joseph est bien Marie Rene Saorgin, org.

  • 30th November

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  • Jean-Baptiste Lully 387th Birthday 28th Nov. 1632
  • Lully: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme: La ceremonie des Turcs. Musiciens du Louvre/Marc Minkowski.
  • Lully: Le Temple de la Paix, LWV69. Marais SO/Hugo Reyne.
  • Lully: Les Amants Magnifiques. Musiciens du Louvre/Marc Minkowski.
  • Lully: Ballets des Plaisirs. Aradia Ensemble/Kevin Mallon.
  • Lully: Te Deum, Grand Motet Jennifer Smith, Francine Bessac, sop. Zeger Vandersteene, c/ten. Philippe Huttenlocher, bass. Ensemble Vocal 'A Coeur Joie' de Valence. Orchestre de Chambre Jean-Francois Paillard/ Jean-Francois Paillard, cond.

  • 23rd November

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  • "La Pellagrina", The Florentine Musical Entertainment for the 1589 Wedding of Fernando de Medici & Christine of Lorraine. Dorothee Leclair, Monika Mauch, sops. Pascal Bertin, alto. Stephan van Dyck, jean-Francois Novelli, tenors. Capriccio Stravagante Renaissance Orch. Collegium Vocale Gent/ Skip Sempe, dir.
  • Scarlatti, Domenico: Sonata in B minor, K87. Jacqueline Ogeil, hpschd.
  • Caccini, Francesca: 'O che nuovo stupor'. Elena Cecchi Fedi, sop. Capella di Santa Maria degli Angiolini/ Gian Luca Lastraioli, cond.
  • Legrenzi, Giovanni: 3 Balletti e Correnti from Op.16. La serenissima/ Adrian Chandler, dir.
  • Handel: Duet from Arminio, "Il fuggir, cara mia vita". Vivica Genaux,m.sop. Geraldine McGreevy, sop. Il Complesso Barocco/ Alan Curtis, cond.
  • Cavalli, Francesco: Salve Regina. Gloriana/Andrew Raiskums.


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