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).


12th June

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  • Porpora, Nicola Antonio: Cello Concerto in G. Giovanni Sollima, vlc. European Community CO/Eivind Aadland.
  • Rameau, Jean-Philippe: Suite in G minor. Angela Hewitt, pno.
  • Purcell, Henry: The Comical History of Don Quixote. David Thomas, bass, Emma Kirkby, sop., James Bowman, alto., Judith Nelson, sop. Academy of Ancient Music, Taverner Choir/Christopher Hogwood.
  • Corelli, Arcangelo: Concerto Grosso in F, Op.6/6. Ensemble 415/Chiara Banchini.
  • Quantz, Johann Joachim: Horn concerto No.3 in E flat. Barry Tuckwell, horn Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Iona Brown.

  • 5th June

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  • Vivaldi, Antonio: Viola d'amore concerto in D minor, RV395. C Mackintosh, viola d'amore Orch of Age of Enlightenment/Catherine Mackintosh.
  • Handel, George Frederic: Julius Caesar, excerpts. Ruth Ann Swenson, sop. Orch of Age of Enlightenment/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Bach CPE: Cello Concerto in A minor, Wq.170. Anner Bylsma, vlc. Orch of Age of Enlightenment/Gustav Leonhardt.
  • Scarlatti A: Cantata - Correa nel sento amato. Lynne Dawson, sop. Purcell Quartet .
  • Avison, Charles: Concerto Grosso No.12 in D. Ioana Tache, vln., Kristian Winther, vln. Melbourne CO/William Hennessy.
  • Telemann, Georg Philipp: Quartet in G minor for violin, oboe, viola da gamba & continuo.. Chandos Baroque Players .

  • 29th May

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  • Handel, George Frederic: Ode for St. Cecilia's Day. Heather Harper, sop., Peter Pears, ten. East Anglian Choirs, English CO/Benjamin Britten.
  • Lawes, William: Royal Consort in D Minor. David Miller, theorbo, Jacob Heringman, theorbo Rose Consort of Viols .
  • Mazzocchi, Domenico: Lagrime Amare. Maria Cristina Kiehr, sop. Concerto Soave/Jean-Marc Aymes.
  • Galuppi, Baldassare: Harpsichord Concerto in F. Jorg Ewald Dahler, hpschd. English CO/Paul Angerer.
  • Du Mont, Henri: Litanies a la Vierge. Les Talens Lyriques/Christophe Rousset.
  • Agrell, Johan Joachim: Flute Concerto in D. Maria Bania, fte. Concerto Copenhagen/Andrew Manze.
  • Purcell, Henry: They That Go Down to the Sea in Ships. James Bowman, alto., Michael George, bass King's Consort, King's Consort Choir/Robert King.

  • 22nd May

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  • Blavet, Michel: Flute Concerto in A minor. Wilbert Hazelzet, fte. Musica Antiqua Cologne/Reinhard Goebel.
  • Charpentier, Marc-Antoine: Acteon, H.481. Agnes Mellon, sop., Dominique Visse, alto., Francoise Paut, sop., Guillemette Laurens, m-sop., Jill Feldman, sop. Les Arts Florissants/William Christie.
  • Graun, Carl Heinrich: Viola da Gamba Concerto in A Minor. Jan Feiheit, viola da gamba Academy for Ancient Music Berlin .
  • Rossi, Luigi: Rugge quasi leon. Schola Cantorum Basiliensis .
  • Handel, George Frederic: Acis and Galatea, HWV49: Love in her eyes sits playing. Kenneth McKellar, ten. Royal Opera House Orch. Covent Garden/Sir Adrian Boult.

  • 15th May

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  • Monteverdi, Claudio: Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda. Anna Caterina Antonacci, sop. Modo Antiquo/Federico Maria Sardelli.
  • Lotti, Antonio: Oboe Concerto in A. Heinz Holliger, oboe I Musici .
  • Telemann, Georg Philipp: Motet: Deus judicum tuum. Catherine Denley, m-sop., Mark Tucker, ten., Michael George, bass, Patrizia Kwella, sop. Collegium Musicum 90/Richard Hickox.
  • Tartini, Giuseppe: Cello concerto in D. Roel Dieltiens, vlc. Ensemble 415/Chiara Banchini.
  • Visee, Robert de: Suite in E minor. Eric Bellocq, theorbo, Massimo Moscardo, theorbo .
  • Couperin A-L: Symphony for Harpsichords. David Fuller, hpschd., William Christie, hpschd.

  • 8th May

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  • Stradella, Alessandro: Those Who Resist the Blindfold God. Anna Chierichetti, sop., Riccardo Ristori, bass, Rosita Frisani, sop. Alessandro Stradella Consort/Estevan Velardi.
  • Byrd, William: Six Elizabethan Lute Settings. Paul O'Dette, lute .
  • Moulinie, Etienne (arr. Christie, William): Cantique de Moyse. Les Arts Florissants/William Christie.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Brandenburg Concerto No.2 in F, BWV1047. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Lawes, William: Suite in G minor. Charivari Agreable .
  • Quantz, Johann Joachim: Flute Concerto in D, 'For Potsdam'. James Galway, fte. Wurttemberg CO/Jorg Faerber.

  • 1st May

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  • Stamitz, Carl: Clarinet concerto No. 7 in E flat. Andreas Ottensamer, cl. Potsdam Chamber Academy .
  • Campra, Andre: L'Europe galante. Marianne Kweksilber, sop., Rachel Yakar, sop., Rene Jacobs, alto La Petite Bande/Gustav Leonhardt.
  • Janitsch, Johann Gottlieb: Sinfonia for strings. Ioana Tache, vln., Kristian Winther, vln. Melbourne CO/William Hennessy.
  • Porpora, Nicola Antonio: Cantata No.12, Dal povero mio cor. Iestyn Davies, alto. Arcangelo/Jonathan Cohen.
  • Bach CPE: Symphony in E flat, Wq.179. Academy for Ancient Music Berlin/Rene Jacobs.
  • Telemann, Georg Philipp: Canary Cantata: So gehet's mit der Vogelfreude…..Ihr lieblichen Kanarienvogel. Julia von Landsberg, sop., Simon Borutzki, rec. Hofkapelle Schloss Seehaus .

  • 24th April

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  • Tallis, Thomas: Gaude gloriosa. Tallis Scholars .
  • Scheibe, Johann Adolph: Flute Concerto in A. Maria Bania, fte. Concerto Copenhagen/Andrew Manze.
  • Caccini, Francesca: Lasciatemi qui solo. Jonas Nordberg, theorbo, Mime Yamahiro Brinkmann, vlc., Ruby Hughes, sop.
  • Vizzana, Lucrezia Orsina: O magnum mysterium. Jonas Nordberg, theorbo, Mime Yamahiro Brinkmann, vlc., Ruby Hughes, sop.
  • Marais, Marin: Les Folies d'Espagne. Brigitte Engelhard, hpschd., Irena Grafenauer, fte. Berlin Philharmonic Duo .
  • Fasch, Johann Friedrich: Trio in E minor for two oboes and b.c. Cologne Camerata .
  • Muffat, Georg: Suite in E: Indissolubilis amicitia. Concentus Musicus Vienna/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
  • Vivaldi, Antonio: Nisi Dominus in G minor, RV608. Andreas Scholl, alto. Australian Brandenburg Orch/Paul Dyer.

  • 17th April

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  • Albinoni, Tomaso: Concerto in F for 2 oboes, Op.9/3. Heinz Holliger, oboe, Maurice Bourgue, oboe I Musici .
  • Stanley, John: Concerto in B minor, Op.2/2. Parley Of Instruments/Roy Goodman.
  • Fasch, Johann Friedrich (arr. Chiesa, Ruggero): Lute Concerto in D minor (arr. Guitar). Slava Grigoryan, gtr. Tasmanian SO/Benjamin Northey.
  • Charpentier, Marc-Antoine: Missa 'Assumpta est Maria', H.11. Les Arts Florissants/William Christie.
  • Handel, George Frederic: Harp Concerto in B flat, Op. 4/6. Andrew Lawrence-King, harp Taverner Players/Andrew Parrott.
  • Albinoni, Tomaso: Adagio in G minor. David Loew, vlc. National Art Orch of Australia/Peter Casey.
  • Telemann, Georg Philipp: Oboe concerto in G. Christiane Jaccottet, hpschd., Heinz Holliger, oboe Dresden State Orch/Vittorio Negri.


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