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).

Liz O’Keefe


18th September

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  • Bach, Carl Philipp Emanuel: Magnificat. Elly Ameling, sop., Maureen Lehane, alto, Theo Altmeyer, ten., Roland Hermann, bass. Tolzer Knabenchor, Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden, Director. Collegium Aureum, Franzjosef Maier, Concertmaster,
  • Rameau, Jean-Philippe: Pieces for Piano. Vikingur Olafsson, piano
  • Bononcini, Giovanni: Divertimento da Camera 1 in F major. La Stagione Armomica
  • Bononcini, Giovanni: Cantate da Camera: Care luci del mio bene. Gloria Banditelli, cont., Christina Miatello, sop., Ensemble Aurora
  • Scheidt, Samuel: Ludi Musici (extracts). Hesperion XX/Jordi Savall

  • 11th September

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  • Locatelli, Pietro Antonio: Concerto in D major, Op 1, No 5; Sinfonia in F minor; Concerto in E flat major, "Il Pianto d'Arianna". Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi
  • Lully, Jean-Baptiste: Petites Motets. Les Arts Florissants/William Christie
  • Pez, Johann Christoph: Concert Sonata in F major. Les Muffatti/Peter Van Heyghen
  • Leclair, Jean-Marie: Scylla et Glaucus (Overture & Act 1). Donna Brown, sop., Howard Crook, ten., Rachel Yakar, sop. Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists/John Eliot Gardiner
  • Pez, Johann Christoph: Overture in B flat major

  • 4th September

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  • Jomelli, Niccolo: Didone Abbandonata. Overture & Act 1, Scenes 1-5. Dorothea Roschmann, sop., Martina Borst, mezzo., William Kendall, counter-ten., Mechthild Bach, mezzo., Daniel Taylor, counter-ten., Arno Raunig, ten. Stuttgarter Kammerorchester/ Frieder Bernius
  • de Cabazon, Antonio: Spanish Instrumental Music from the Time of Charles V; Hesperion XX/Jordi Savall
  • de Cabazon, Antonio: Diferencias Sobre "La Dama Le Demanda"; Diferencias Sobre "La Galliarda Milanese". Christopher Wilson, lute
  • Pachelbel, Johann: Suites, Songs, Canon. Partie IV in E minor, P373; Guter Walther unser Raths, P180; Partie I in F major, P370a; O Grosses Musenliecht, P391; Canon & Gigue P37. Hans Jorg Mammel, ten., Gli Incogniti/Amandine Beyer
  • Frescobaldi, Girolamo: Dove, dove sparir; Toccata per l'arpa' Canzon; A pie della gran Croce. Maria Cristina Kiehr, sop., Concerto Soave/Jean-Marc Aymes
  • Frescobaldi, Girolamo: 5 Galliards. Bob van Asperen, harpsichord.
  • Frescobaldi, Girolamo: Aria di Romanesca; Sonnetto spirituale; Se l'aura spira. Catherine Bott, sop., New London Consort/ Philip Pickett

  • 28th August

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  • Frescobaldi, Girolamo: Toccata Ottava (Book 1). Canzon Quinta a 4; Canzon La Supurba. His Majesty's Sagbutts and Cornetts .
  • Lawes, William: Royal Consort in D Minor. Royal Consort in D Major. David Miller, theorbo, Jacob Heringman, theorbo Rose Consort of Viols .
  • Locke, Matthew: The Tempest - Incidental Music. Parley Of Instruments/Peter Holman.
  • Lawes, William: Drink tonight of the moonshine bright. Hilliard Ensemble .
  • Purcell, Henry: The Fairy Queen, Z629: Act IV, excerpts. Orch of the Antipodes/Antony Walker.
  • Jenkins, John: Fantasia Suite: Fantasia. Air. Corant. Simon Martyn-Ellis, theorbo Latitude 37 .
  • Veracini, Francesco Maria: Sonata Accademica in D minor, Op.2/7. Locatelli Trio .
  • Go From My Window: Music for Virginal Colin Tilney, Virginal

  • 21st August

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  • Priuli, Giovanni: Frais et gaillard. His Majesty's Sagbutts and Cornetts .
  • Valentini, Giovanni Vanne, o carta amorosa. Emma Kirkby, Judith Nelson, sops., The Consort of Musicke/Anthony Rooley
  • Froberger, Johann Jakob: Suite XX. Concert Brise/William Dongois.
  • Bertali, Antonio: Sonata a 4 in D minor. Echo du Danube/Christian Zincke.
  • Bertali, Antonio: Ciaconna. Romanesca
  • Biber, Heinrich Ignaz Franz von: Fanfare No.4. English Concert/Andrew Manze.
  • Valentini, Giovanni: Sonata a 4. Musica Fiata/Roland Wilson.
  • Schmelzer, Johan Heinrich: Sonata - The Victory of the Christians over the Turks. Romanesca .
  • Schmelzer, Johan Heinrich: Sonata in A minor, 'Il Cucu'. Genevieve Lacey, rec., Linda Kent, hpschd.

  • 14th August

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  • Marcello, Alessandro: "La Cetra" Violin Concertos Nos 3 and 4. Collegium Musicum 90/Simon Standage
  • Gabrieli, Giovanni: Music for San Rocco. Gabrieli Consort and Players/ Paul McCreesh
  • Vivaldi, Antonio: Cello Concerto in D, RV403; Cello Concerto in A minor, RV422. Ofra Harnoy, Cello; Toronto Chamber Orchestra/Paul Robinson
  • Monteverdi, Claudio: L'Incoronazione di Poppea, excerpts. Sylvia McNair, sop; Anne-Sofie von Otter, mezzo-sop; English Baroque Orchestra/John Eliot Gardiner
  • Bon, Anna: Flute Sonatas, Op 1; Sonata I in C major; Sonata IV in D major. Sabine Dreier, Flute; Irene Hegen, Square piano

  • 7th August

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  • Fontana, Giovanni Battista: Sonata XVI. Accordone/Guido Morini.
  • Rossi, Salamone: Sonata for two treble instruments and basso continuo. Lucinda Moon, vln., Luke Green, hpschd., Sally Melhuish, rec., Tim Blomfield, vlc.
  • Rossi, Salamone: Hashkivenu. Jeremy Avis, voc. Fretwork .
  • Castello, Dario: Sonata seconda. Latitude 37 .
  • Farina, Carlo: Sonata detta La Desperata a 2 (Libro V). Ensemble Clematis (Stephanie de Failly, violin; Andrea de Carlo, viola da gamba; Thomas Dunford, theobo; Leonardo Garcia-Alarcon, organ)
  • Rossi, Michelangelo: Toccata Settima. Knut Johannessen, org.
  • Schmelzer, Johann Heinrich: Sonatae Unarum fidium: Terza, Quarta, Quinta, Sesta. John Holloway, violin; Aloysia Assenbaum, organ; Lars Ulrik Mortensen, harpsichord, orgn
  • Charpentier, Marc-Antoine: Pestis Medolanensis. Ensemble Correspondances/Sebastien Dauce
  • Pandolfi-Mealli, Giovanni: Violin Sonata, Op.4/1 - La Bernabea. Op4/2 - La Viviana. Op4/3 - La Monelle Romane. Andrew Manze, vln., Richard Egarr, hpschd.
  • Schmelzer, Johann Heinrich: Sonatae Unarum Fidium: Sonata Seconda. John Holloway, violin, Aolysia Assenbaum, organ; Lars Ulrik Mortensen, harpsichord & organ

  • 31st July

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  • Telemann, Georg Philipp: Overture-Suite in E minor, TWV55:e1. Le Concert des Nations/Jordi Savall.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Cantata BWV212, Peasant Cantata. Angela Maria Blasi, sop., Kurt Equiluz, ten., Robert Holl, bass, Yvonne Kenny, sop. Arnold Schoenberg Choir, Concentus Musicus Vienna/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
  • Heinichen, Johann David: Concerto grosso in G, Seibel 213. Musica Antiqua Cologne/Reinhard Goebel.
  • Heinichen, Johann David: Alma mater redemptoris. Axel Kohler, alto Musica Antiqua Cologne/Reinhard Goebel.
  • Pisendel: Violin Sonata in A minor. Vaughan Jones, violin
  • Graupner, Johann Christoph: Suite for Three Chalumeaux. Gary Brodie, cl., Keith Puddy, cl., Paul Price, cl.

  • 24th July

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  • Telemann, Georg Philip: Polish Dances, TWV 45 (excerpts); Overture-Suite in D Major, TWV 55:D13 "La Galliarde"; Qurtrt in B Flat Major, TWV43:B3 "Concerto Polonoise". Holland Baroque/Aisslinn Nosky
  • Graun, Carl Heinrich: Cantata "Lavinia a Turno". Hannah Morrison, sop., Main-Barokorchester
  • Madonis, Luigi Ludovico: Sonatas for violin and basso continuo. No 4 in E Minor; No 8 in B flat Major. Maria Krestinskaya, violin; Pavel Serbin, cello; Imbi Tarum, harpsichord
  • Scarlatti, Alessandro: Sonata for Recorder, 2 Violiins & Continuo in C Minor; Vandini, Antonio: Sonata for Cello & Continuo in A Minor Mancini, Francesco: Sonata for Recorder, 2 Violins & Continuo in G Minor La Serenissima/Adrian Chandler
  • Telemann, Georg Philip: Partie polonaise in B Flat Major. Holland Baroque/Aisslinn Nosky


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