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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17th November

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  • Portuguese Baroque
  • de Oliviera, Mauel Botelho: 'Ameagas o morrir'. Mercedes Hernandes, sop. dos Santos, frei Manuel: 'Mas no ay que admirar'. Mercedes Hernandez, Agniezska Kowalzyk, sops. Javier Robledano,alt. Daniel Issa, ten. A Corte Musical/Rogerio Goncalves, dir.
  • Seixas: Harpsichord Concerto in A. Ketil Haugsand, hpschd., Norwegian Baroque Orch/Ketil Haugsand.
  • de Cristo: Magnificat a 8. Iain Simcock, org., Westminster Cathedral Choir/James O'Donnell.
  • Portugal: La Donna di Genio Volubile: Per Amar Abbiamo il Core. Deborah Riedel, sop., Arcadia Lane Orch/Richard Bonynge.
  • Teixeira, Antonio: Te Deum. The Sixteen, The Symphony of Harmony and Invention/ Harry Christophers, dir.
  • Anon. Jaca Cathedral. Toccata on Corelli themes. Manuel Vilas, Spanish Baroque Harp.

  • 10th November

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  • Couperin, Francois, Birthday 19 Nov.1668
  • Couperin: Second book of pieces for harpsichord, 2nd order in B flat. Christophe Rousset, hpschd.
  • Couperin: Laudate Pueri Dominum. Les Talens Lyriques/Christophe Rousset.
  • Couperin: Les gouts-reunis ou nouveaux concerts. Heinz Holliger, oboe, Aurele Nicolet, fte., Thomas Brandis, vln., Christiane Nicolet, fte., Josef Ulsamer, viola da gamba, Manfred Sax, bsn., Marie Lise Schupbach, oboe, Laurenzius Strehl, vla., Chiara Banchini, vln.
  • Couperin: Laetentur coeli et exultet terra. Gregory Reinhart, bass, Jill Feldman, sop., Isabelle Poulenard, sop., Davitt Moroney, hpschd., Jaap ter Linden, viola da gamba.
  • Couperin: Tenth concert dans le Gout Theatral. Charivari Agreable.
  • Couperin: Concert Royal No.2 in D: Air Tendre. Glenys March, hpschd., Graham Strahle, viola da gamba, Emily Dollman, vln., Tim Nott, fte.

  • 3rd November

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  • Baroque for all Souls
  • Gabrieli, Andrea: De Profundis. The Sixteen/ Harry Christophers, dir.
  • Telemann: Sonata in F minor, TWV41:f1. Matthew Wilkie, bsn., Neal Peres da Costa, hpschd., Kees Boersma, db.
  • Capuana, Mario: Messa di defonti (1650) Chour de Chambre de Namur/ Leonarda Garcia Alarcon, dir.
  • Buxtehude: Sonata in G, BuxWV273. Musica Antiqua Cologne/Reinhard Goebel.
  • Schelle, Johann: Cantata, "Lobe den Hernn meine Seele". The King's Consort/ Robert King.
  • Quantz, Johann Joachim: Duetto III in B minor. Elysium Ensemble. Greg Dikmans, flute. Lucinda Moon, vln.
  • Scarlatti: Stabat Mater. Lars Baunkilde, vln., Leif Meyer, org., Immortal Bach Ensemble/Morten Schuldt-Jensen.

  • 27th October

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  • The Reformation with Buxtehude, Telemann and Bach
  • Buxtehude, Dietrich: Cantata,"Mein Gemut erfreuet sich". Bux WV72. Barbara Schlick,sop. Michael Chance,alt. Peter Kooy,bass. Hannover knabenchor. Amsterdam Baroque Orch./Ton Koopman, dir.
  • Buxtehude: Organ Chorale Prelude in G major. Lobr Gott, ihr Christen allzugleich. Rene Saorgin, org.
  • Telemann,Georg Philipp: Sonata or String Quintet in E minor TWV44.5. Freiburg Barockorchester.
  • Telemann: Luther Cantata TWV1.781 "Herr, wir liegen fur dir mit unserm Gebet". Siri Karoline Thornhill,sop. Susanne Krumbiegel, Stefan Kahle, altos. Tobias Hunger,ten. Gotthold Schwarz,bass. Sachsisches Barockensemble/ Gotthold Schwarz, dir.
  • Telemann: Sonata or String Sextet in G minor TWV44.33 Freiburger Barockorchester.
  • Telemann: Luther Cantata TWV 1.1601, "Wertes Zion, sei getrost". Siri Karoline Thornhill,sop. Susanne Krumbiegel, Stefan Kahle, altos. Tobias Hunger,ten. Gotthold Schwarz,bass. Sachsisches Barockensemble/ Gotthold Schwarz, dir.
  • Bach: 4 Chorales from Das Orgelbuchlein, BWV603-6. Hans Fagius, org.
  • Bach: Trio sonata in G, BWV1039. Florilegium.
  • Bach: Cantata BWV 80, A stronghold sure our God is still. Barbara Schlick, sop., Peter Kooy, bass, Howard Crook, ten., Gerard Lesne, alto, La Chapelle Royale, Collegium Vocale Ghent/Philippe Herreweghe.

  • 20th October

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  • Zipoli (arr. Giovannini): Adagio for oboe, cello, organ and strings. Pierre Pierlot, oboe, Bernard Fonteny, vlc., Anne-Marie Beckensteiner, org., Jean-Francois Paillard CO/Jean-Francois Paillard.
  • Zipoli: Vespers of San Ignatius. Fidelis Servus & Beatus Vir. Adriana Fernandez, sop., Silvia Perez, sop., Claudio Cavina, alto., Tu Shi-Chiao, alto., Josep Benet, ten., Victor Torres, bar., Ensemble Elyma, Cordoba Children's Choir/Gabriel Garrido.
  • Galuppi: Concerto in G for harpsichord, strings & continuo. Edoardo Farina, hpschd., I Solisti Italiani.
  • Galuppi: La caduta di Adamo. Mara Zampieri, Susanna Rigacci, sops. Marilyn Schmiege,m-sop. Ernesto Palacio,ten. I Solisti Veniti/Cladio Scimone,cond.
  • Galuppi: Concerto a Quattro No.4 in C Minor. Academy for Ancient Music Berlin/Rene Jacobs.

  • 13th October

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  • Danish Baroque
  • Annon: The Princess's Suite in D minor for Recorder, Strings & Cont. Bolette Roed, rec. Arte dei Suonatori.
  • Telemann, Georg Philipp: Ode to King Frederick V, "Nunc auspicato sidere". Barockwerk Hamburg/ Ira Hochman, dir.
  • Scheibe, Johann Adolph: Concerto a Quatro in B flat major. Bolette Roed, rec. Arte dei Suonatori.
  • Geist, Christian: Motet,"Wie schon leuchtet der Morgenstern", for Sop, Strings & Cont. Ruth Ziesak, sop. Berlin Barock-Company.
  • Graupner, Christoph: Concerto for Recorder, 2 Violins, Viola & Cont. in F major GWV323. Olivier Braut, Helene Plouffe, vlns. Margaret Little, vla. Natalie Milhaud,rec. L'Ensemble des Idees heureuses/ Genevieve Soly, dir.
  • Telemann: Festmusik fur die Stadt Altona. Cantata, "Die dicken Wolken scheiden sich". Hanna Zumsande, Santa Bulatova, sops. Alon Harari, Genvieve Tschumi, altos Mirko Ludwig, Julian Rohde, tenors Ralf Grobe, Rainer Mesecke, basses. Barockwerk Berlin/ Ira Hochman, dir.
  • Scheibe: Homage Cantata - Sinfonia in D. Concerto Copenhagen/Andrew Manze.

  • 6th October

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  • More Roman Baroque !
  • Mancini, Francesco: Sonata No. 14. London Baroque
  • Mossi, Giovanni: Concerto op. 4 No. 12 Musica Antiqua Koln/Reinhard Goebel, cond.
  • Lonati, Carlo Ambrogio: Sonata XII ciaccona. Christoph Tempe,vln. Accademia per Musica
  • Stradella, Alessandro: Sinfonia in d minor. Alte Musik Koln.
  • Stradella: Chare Jesu suavissime. Gerard Lesne, alto, Sandrine Piau, sop., Il Seminario Musicale.
  • Frescobaldi: Toccata nona (1637). Knut Johannessen, org.
  • Mannelli, Carlo: Sonata Nona op.2 'La Panuzzi' in G minor. Alte Musik Koln
  • Tessarini, Carlo: Allettamento Terzo. Harmonia Sacra/Peter Leech, dir.
  • Colista, Lelio: Sonata IV in D. London Baroque
  • Corelli: Sonata in G minor Op. 1 No. 9. Members of The English Concert/ Trevor Pinnock, cond.

  • 29th September

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  • Johann Mattheson, "The Perfect Kapellmeister"
  • Mattheson: Aria from Cleopatra. 'Mein leben ist hin". Regula Muhlemann, sop. La Folia Barockorchester/ Robin Peter Muller, dir.
  • Mattheson: Trio Sonata No.2 in G major. Trio Corelli.
  • Mattheson: Magnificat e due cori. Nicki Kennedy & Anna Markland-Crooks, sops. Ursula Eittinger, alt. Andreas Post, ten. Stephen MacLeod, bass. Die Kolner Akademie/ Michael Alexander Willens, dir.
  • Mattheson: Trio Sonata No. 7 in A major.. Trio Corelli
  • Mattheson: "Der liebreiche und geduldige David". Nicki Kennedy, sop. Ursula Eittinger, alt. Max Ciolek, ten. Christian Hilz, Raimonds Spogis, basses. Chor der Kolner Akademie, Die Kolner Akademie/ Michael Alexander Willens, dir.

  • 22nd September

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  • Jean Philippe Rameau 335th Birthday
  • Rameau: Les Indes galantes: Orchestral Suite. Le Concert des Nations/Jordi Savall.
  • Rameau: Les Indes galantes, excerpts. Carolyn Sampson, sop., Ex Cathedra Chamber Choir, Ex Cathedra Baroque Ensemble/Jeffrey Skidmore.
  • Rameau: Pieces for Harpsichord: Les cyclopes. Trevor Pinnock, hpschd.
  • Rameau: Le temple de la gloire: Suite No.1. English CO/Raymond Leppard.
  • Rameau: Prologue: Castor et Pollux. Jeanette Scovetti. Marta Schele. Zeger Vandersteene. Rolf Leanderson. Stockholm Cham.Choir. Concentus Musicus Wien/ Nikolaus Harnoncourt, dir.