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).


24th October

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17th October

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  • Jan Dismas Zelenka
  • Zelenka, Jan Dismas: Fanfare in D. Trumpet-Consort Innsbruck .
  • Zelenka, Jan Dismas: Overture a 7 in F, ZWV188. Collegium 1704/Vaclav Luks.
  • Zelenka: Italian aria, 'Son da piu venti', ZWV176. Tomas Selc, bass. Ensemble Tourbillon/ Petr Wagner, dir.
  • Zelenka, Jan Dismas: Symphony a 8 in A. Collegium 1704/Vaclav Luks.
  • Zelenka, Jan Dismas: Capriccio No.2 in G, ZWV183. Virtuosi Saxoniae/Ludwig Guttler.
  • Zelenka: Missa Omnium Sanctorum. Carlotta Colombo,sop. Filippo Mineccia, alto. Cyril Auvity, ten. Lukas Zeman, bass. La Barocca/ Ruben Jais, dir.

  • 10th October

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  • From the Baroque Archives
  • Janitsch, Johann Gottlieb: Sonata da Camera for traverse flute, 2 oboe d'amore & b.c. Op.3 No. 3. Mika Putterman, flute. Christopher Palameta, Washington McClain, oboe d'amore. Erin Helyard, h'chord.
  • Janitsch, Johann Gottlieb: Sinfonia for strings. Ioana Tache, vln., Kristian Winther, vln. Melbourne CO/William Hennessy.
  • Janitsch, Johann Gottlieb: Sonata da Camera in E minor, Op.5B for Oboe d'amore, 2 violas & b.c. Christopher Palameta, oboe d'amore. Helene Plouffe, Kathleen Kajioka, violas, Erin Helyard, h'chord.
  • Janitsch, Johann Gottlieb: Quintett in D major for Traverse flute, Violin, Oboe, Cello and B.C. Barthold Kuijken, flute. Janneke v.d.Meer, vln. Paul Dombrecht, oboe. Richte v.d.Meer, cello. Johan Huys, h'chord.
  • Stamitz JW: Orchestral Trio in C, Op.1/1. New Zealand CO/Donald Armstrong.
  • Stamitz JW: Motet: O salutaris hostia. Monika Frimmer, sop. Alsfelder Vocal Ensemble, Bremen Baroque Orch/Wolfgang Helbich.
  • Stamitz, J.W: Violin Sonata No. 6, Op. 6 in B flat major. Stephan Schardt, violin. Michael Behringer, h'chord
  • Stamitz JW: Loreto Litany. Harry van Berne, ten., Monika Frimmer, sop., Sylvia Schluter, alto, Tom Sol, bass Alsfelder Vocal Ensemble, Bremen Baroque Orch/Wolfgang Helbich.

  • 3rd October

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  • "Baroque Unlocked"
  • Barsanti, Francesco: Concerto Grosso in D major Op. 3 No. 4 Ensemble Marsyas/ Peter Whelan, dir.
  • Zani, Andrea: Cello Concerto No. 10 in F major WD794 Martin Rummel, cello. Die Kolner Akademie/ Michael Alexander Willens, cond.
  • Prinz von Sachsen-Weimar, Johann Ernst: Concerto No. 2 inA Op.1. Anne Schumann, vln. Sebastian Knebel, h'chord. Ensemble,"Fursten-Musik".
  • Anon: Magnificat for soli, coro, violini & b.c.. Laura Antonaz, sop. Marco Piretta, bass. Gabriella Martellacci, alto. Capella Musicale di San Grato. Ensemble Vocale strumentale/ Teresio Colombotto, dir.
  • Veracini, Francseco Maria: Sonata VII in A major. L'Arte del'Arco/ Federico Guglielmo, solo vln & dir.
  • Caldara: Sonata V in A minor. Ensemble La Fidelissima.
  • Agnesi, Maria Teresa: Aria for Soprano, Strings & Continuo. "Son confusa pastorella". Elena De Simone, sop. Ensemble Il Mosaico.
  • Porta, Giovanni: Sinfonia for Trumpet, strings & B.C. in D. Simon Munday, trumpet. La Serenissima/ Adrian Sherpherd, dir.
  • Carissimi: Vittoria, mio core. Nathalie Stutzmann, contr & dir. Orfeo 55.
  • Parisotti, Alessandro: Se tu m'ami. Nathalie Stutzmann, contr. & dir. Orfeo 55.
  • Cavalli,Francesco: Delizie, contenti che l'alma beate. Nathalie Stutzmann, contr. & dir. Orfeo 55.
  • Pollarollo, Carlo Francesco: Sinfonia to,'La vendetta d'amore' for trumpet & strings in C. Simon Munday, trumpet. La Serenissima/ Adrian Chandler, dir.
  • Ristori, Giovanni Alberto: Missa in C major. Heidi Maria Taubert, sop. David Erier, alto. Andreas Post, ten. Cornelius Uhle, bass. Sachsches Vocalensemble. Batzdorfer Hofkapelle/ Matthias Jung, dir.

  • 26th September

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  • "The Birth of Opera at the Medici Court" Stravaganza D'Amore!
  • All'imperio d'Amore & La Favolla d'Apollo
  • Le Lagrime d'Orfeo & Il Ballo degli reali amanti. Renato Dolcini. Luciana Mancini. Sophie Junker. Mailys de Villoutreys. Zachary Wilder, Lucile Richardot. Virgile Anceley. Deborah Cachet. Davy Cornillot. Safir Behloul. Renaud Bres. Nicolasooymans. Chorus and Orch of Pygmalion/ Raphael Pichon, dir.

  • 19th September

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  • "300 years at the Medici Court"
  • Medici,' Il Magnifico' Lorenzo de: 2 Carnival songs: 'Canto Do Lanzi'. 'Visin Visin'. Doulce Memoire/ Denis Raisin-Dadre,dir.
  • Dufay, Guillaume: Salve Flos Tusce Gentis/Vos Nunc, Etrusce Lubar. Huelgas Ensemble/Paul van Nevel.
  • Dufay, Guillaume: Nuper Rosarum Flores. Huelgas Ensemble/Paul van Nevel.
  • de Macque, Giovanni: Capriccio stravagante. Private Musicke/Pierre Pitzi.
  • Merula, Tarquinio: Now it's time to slumber. Magdalena Kozena, m-sop. Private Musicke/Pierre Pitzi.
  • Medici, Fernando de: Aria alla Francese. Aapo Hakkinen, h'chord
  • Isaac, Heinrich: 4 part motet: Quis dabit pacem poulo timenti. Hilliard Ensemble
  • Isaac, Heinrich: 4 part madrigal: Ne piu bella di queste Hilliard Ensemble
  • Caccini, Giulio: Belle Rose Porporine. Anthony Bailes, chitaronne, Colin Tilney, hpschd., Jordi Savall, viola da gamba, Nigel Rogers, ten., Pere Ros, violine .
  • Caccini, Francesca: Romanesca. Capella di Santa Maria degli Angiolini/ Gian Luca Lastraioli, dir.
  • Caccini, Francesca: O vie rose. Elena Cecchi Fedi, sop. Cappella di Santa Maria degli Angiolini/ Gian Luca Lastraioli, dir.
  • Gagliano, Marci da: Excerpts from Gli Amori di Apollo e Daphne Pygmalion Ensemble/ Raphael Pichon, dir.
  • Handel: Exc. from Act 2 'Rodrigo'. Gloria Banditelli. Sandrine Piau. Il Complesso Barocco/ Alan Curtis, dir
  • Vivaldi, Antonio: Violin Concerto in G, RV265, Op.3/12. Catherine Mackintosh, vln., Elizabeth Wilcock, vln., John Holloway, vln., Monica Huggett, vln. Academy of Ancient Music/Christopher Hogwood.
  • Medici,'Il Magnifico',Lorenzo de: Calendimaggio,'Spring Festival'. Doulce Memoire/ Denis Raisin-Dadre, dir.

  • 12th September

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  • Baroque Discoveries!
  • Baron, Ernst Gottlieb: Concerto for Recorder & Lute in D minor. Dorothee Oberlinger, rec. Axel Wolf, lute. Ensemble 1700/ Dorothee Oberlinger, dir.
  • Geist, Christian: Vater unser, der du bist in Himmel. Carlos Mena, c-ten. Ricercar Consort/ Philippe Pierlot, dir.
  • Schmierer, Johann Abraham: Orchestral Suite No.1 in F major, from Zodiaci Musici (1698) Ensemble Tourbillon/ Peter Wagner, dir.
  • Werdt, Giaches de: Sacred Motet:Peccavi super numerum a 6. Stile Antico.
  • Raupach, Hermann: Altsesta: March. I Barocchisti/Diego Fasolis.
  • Raupach, Hermann: Altsesta: I go to my death and am not afraid. Cecilia Bartoli, m-sop. I Barocchisti/Diego Fasolis.
  • Naudot, Jacques-Christoph: Recorder Concerto in G major, op.17 no.5. Michale Petri, rec. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/ Iona Brown, dir.
  • Aufschneiter, Benedikt Anton: Confitebor (Psalm 1110. St Florian Boys Choir. Ars Antiqua Austria/ Gunar Letzbor, dirr.
  • Bruhns, Nicolaus: Praeludium in E. Ton Koopman, org.
  • Blamont, Francois Colin de: Prologue to 'Egine'. Virgine Pochon. Caroline Mutel. Jean Sebatien Bou. Arnaud Marzorati. Les Nouveaux Caracteres/ Sebastien d;Herin, h'chord & dir.

  • 5th September

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  • Buxtehude, Dietrich:
  • Buxtehude, Dietrich: Sonata (with Suite) in B flat for Violin, Viola da Gamba & continuo. BuxWV273. Catherine Manson, vln. Jonathan Manson, vdg. Ton Koopman, cont.
  • Buxtehude, Dietrich: Dixit Dominus. BuxWV17 Amaryllis Dieltiens, sop. Amsterdam Baroque Orch & Choir/ Ton Koopman, dir.
  • Buxtehude, Dietrich: Toccata in D. BuxWV155. Ton Koopman, organ
  • Buxtehude, Dietrich: Cantata,'O froliche Stunden, O froliche Zeit. BuxWV84 Verena Gropper, sop. Amsterdam Baroque Orch./Ton Koopman, dir.
  • Buxtehude, Dietrich: Trio Sonata in F, op.2 No. 5 BuxWV263. Catherine Manson, vln. Paolo Pandolfo, viola da gamba. Mike Fentross, lute. Ton Koopman, org.
  • Buxtehude, Dietrich: Benedicam Dominum, BuxWV113. Bettina Pahn, Johannette Zomer, sops. Bogna Bartosz, alt. Jorg Durmuller, ten. Donald Bentvelsen, bass.
  • Buxtehude, Dietrich: Trio Sonata in C, Op.1 No. 5 BuxWV256. Catherine Manson,vln. Paolo Pandolfo, vdag. Mike Fentross, lute. Ton Koopman, h'chord.
  • Buxtehude, Dietrich: 'Heut triumphieret Gottes Sohn. BuxWV43. Bettina Pahn, Johannette Zomer, sops. Bogna Bartosz, alt. Jorg Durmuller, ten. Donald Bentvelsen, bass. Amsterdam Baroque Orch & Choir/ Ton Koopman, dir.
  • Buxtehude, Dietrich: Canzona in C BuxWV166. Ton Koopman harpsichord.
  • Buxtehude, Dietrich: 'Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme'. BuxWV101. Maarten Engeltjes,alto. Tilman Lichdi, ten. Klaus Mertens, bass. Amsterdam Baroque Orch./Ton Koopman, dir.


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