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).


30th May

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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.

  • 23rd May

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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.

  • 16th May

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  • "Blowing in the Wind"
  • Scheidt: In Dulci Jubilo. Winds of the Berlin Philharmonic Orch.
  • Viviani: Sonata No.2. Niklas Eklund, tpt., Knut Johannessen, org., Mats Klingfors, bsn., Tormod Dalen, vlc.
  • Praetorius, Michael: 4 Dances from Terpsicore. Datura Trombone Quartet.
  • Marcello: Sonata in F for Tuba (Cello) and Piano. Michael Lind, tuba, Steven Harlos, pno.
  • Graupner: Suite for Three Chalumeaux. Keith Puddy, cl., Gary Brodie, cl., Paul Price, cl.
  • Handel: Oboe Concerto #3 in G minor. Malcolm Meissiter, oboe. Guildhall String Ensemble
  • Bach: Flute sonata in B minor, BWV1030. Vernon Hill, fte., Roger Heagney, hpschd., Jacqueline Johnson, vlc.
  • Wagenseil: Concerto for Trombone with Organ. Hans Fagius, org., Christer Torge, tbn.
  • Scheidt, Samuel: Magnificat. Ricercar Consort. La Fenice/ Philippe Pierlot, cond.
  • Bach: Fuga super Jesu Christ, unser Heiland BWV689 Hans Fagius, organ

  • 9th May

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  • Handel in Italy 1706-1709
  • Handel: Dixit Dominus HWV232. Annick Massis & Magdalena Kozena, sops. Sara Fulgoni ,alt. Patrick Henckens & Kevin McLean-Mair, tens. Marcos Pujol, bass. Choeur deas Musiciens du Louvre, Les Musiciens du Louvre/ Marc Minkowsky, dir.
  • Handel: Trio sonata in B minor, Op.2/1. David Plantier & Agnieszka Rychlik,vln. Atsushi Sakai,clo. Nicola Dal Maso,b/bass. Thomas Dunford,lute.
  • Handel: Violin Sonata in G minor, HWV364a. Elizabeth Wallfisch, vln., Locatelli Trio.
  • Handel: Aminta e Fillide HWV83. Sabine Devieihle, sop. Lea Desandre, m.sop. Le Concert D'Astree/ Emmanuelle Haim, dir.

  • 2nd May

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  • Radiothon 2
  • Johann Krieger: Welcome. Jan Kobow, ten. United Continuo Ensemble
  • Brentner, Jan Josef Ignac: Aria V in G major, "Cor meum tibi Deo" Hana Blazikova, sop. Collegium Marianun/ Jana Semeradova, cond.
  • Pisendel, Johann Georg: Concerto movement for 2 Oboes, Bassoon, Strings & Cont. in e flat. La Seremnissima/ Adrian Chandler, dir.
  • Hasse, Johann Adolph, Aria from Orfeo,' Sempre a si vaghi rai". Jakub Josef Orlinski, c/ten. Il Pomo D'Oro/ Maxin Emelyanychev, cond.
  • Prinz Johann Ernst von Sachsen-Weimar: Violin Concerto No. 1 in B flat major. Gernot Sussmuth, vln/dir.
  • Bonporti, Francesco Antonio: Sonata No. 1 in Dfor 2 Vlns and cont. Labirinti Armonici
  • Leo, Leonardo: On the troubled sea. Anthea Pichanick, cont. Les Accents/ Thibault Noally, cond.
  • Baston, John: Recorder Concerto No. 2 in D major. Michala Petri, rec. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/ Kenneth Silito, dir.
  • Schieferdecker, Johann Christian: Auf, Auf, mein Herz, Sinn und Gemute. Klaus Mertens, bass. Hamburger Ratsmusik/ Simone Eckert, cond
  • Brescianello, Giuseppe Antonio: Sinphonia VI in e flat Major. Banchetto Musicale
  • Brossmann, Antonin: Magnificat. Czech Ensemble Baroque/ Roman Valek, dir.
  • Krause, Christian Gottfried: Trio Sonata in D minor for Oboe, Vln, b.c. Christopher Palmeta, oboe. Catherine Martin, vln. Notturna./ Christopher Palmeta, dir.
  • Parson's Farewell from Elizabethan Street Songs. Tarleton's Jig.

  • 25th April

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  • "Baroque Italian Strings"
  • Merula, Tarquinio: Excerpts from Book 3 Op.12 Sonatori de Gioiosa Marca
  • Somis: Sonate da Camera for violin and cello, No.8 Alexandre Benderski, vln., Boris Baraz, vlc.
  • Lonati, Carl'Ambrogio: Partite in G major for Violin and Continuo. Ludovico Takeshi Minasi, vln. Il Concerto D'Arianna/ Maria Palumbo, dir.
  • Ucellini, Mario: Sonatas from Book 3 & 4 Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca.
  • Manfredini, Francesco: Concerto No.4 in D. Les Amis de Philippe/ Ludger Remy, dir.
  • Marini, Biagio: Church Sonatas Sonata sopra 'La Monica' & Passacaglio a 4. Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca
  • Locatelli, Aristo Antonio: Concerto Grosso in F major Op. 7 No. 4. Concerto Koln.
  • Farina, Carlos: Capriccio Stravagante a 4. Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca
  • Dall'Abaco, Evaristo Felice: Concerto XI. Il Tempio Armonico/ Alberto Rasi, dir.
  • Torelli, Giuseppe: Concerto a quatro Op. 6 No. 11. Concerto Italiano/ Rinaldo Alessandrini, dir.

  • 18th April

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  • "A Rameau Celebration"
  • Rameau: Zoroastre. Le Concert des Nations/Jordi Savall.
  • Rameau: Nelee & Myrthis. Agnes Mellon, sop., Jerome Correas, bass, Donatienne Michel-Dansac, sop., Caroline Pelon, sop., Francoise Semellaz, m-sop., Les Arts Florissants/William Christie.
  • Rameau: Nais Suite. Le Concert des Nations/Jordi Savall.
  • Rameau, Jean-Philippe: Cantate pour le jour de la Saint Louis. Rachel Elliott, sop. New Chamber Opera Ensemble/Gary Cooper.

  • 11th April

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  • 'From the Dutch Golden Age to Late Baroque'
  • Hooft, Pieter Cirnelisz: 'Granida', (1605) Maarten Engeltjes & Syste Buwalda, c/ten. Nico v.d.Meel, ten. Coen de Haas & Dirk Verloop, boy sops. Camerata Trajectina
  • Hooft: 'Geeraerdt van Velsen', (1613) Coen de Haas & Dirk Verloop, boy sops. Daniel Elgersma & Maarten Engeltjes c/tens. Nico v.d.Meel, & Bernard Loonen, tens. Marcel Moester,bar. Camerata Trajectina.
  • Vondel, Joost v.d.: 'O Christmas night & Where will truer trust.. Hieke Meppelink & Caroline Stam, sops. Syste Buwalda, c/ten. Nico v.d. Meel & Bernard Loonen,tens. Marcel Moester, bar. Camerata Trajectina
  • Krul, Jan Harmensz: Pastorale, musical play,-'Juliana & Claudiaen'.(1634) Maarten Engeltjes, c/ten. Nico v.d. Meel & Bernard Loonen, tens. Marcel Moester, bar. Camerata Trajectina
  • Starter, Jan Janz: 'The sung farce of Lijsje Flepkous'. (1621). Camerata Trajectina
  • Schyt, Cornelis: Pavans and Galliards. Camerata Trajectina.
  • Boetzelaer: Le Cinesi: 'Prenditi il figlio'. Nicola Wemyss, m-sop., Combattimento Consort Amsterdam/Jan Willem de Vriend.
  • Boetzelaer: Achille in Sciro: 'Tornate sereni'. Nicola Wemyss, m-sop., Combattimento Consort Amsterdam/Jan Willem de Vriend.
  • Fesch: Concerto in C for Trumpet, strings & continuo. Maurice Andre,trpt. Les Solistes de Liege/ Gery Lemaire,cond.
  • Krul, J.H.: 'Trompetter blaest het daghet in den..' 'Vliedt heen, droeve suchjes'. Nico v.d.Meel, ten. Marcel Moolbroek, trmpt. Camerata Trajectina

  • 4th April

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  • "Baroque Easter offerings"
  • Bach, J. S.: Easter Oratorio BWv249. Joanne Lunn, sop. Elisabeth Jansson, alt. Jan Kpbow, ten. Gotthold Schwarz, bass. Kammerchor Stuttgart. Barockorchester Stuttgart/ Frieder Bernius, cond.
  • Stanley, John: Organ Concerto No.1 in E. Gerald Gifford, org. Northern Sinfonia/Gerald Gifford.
  • Telemann: Quartet Sonata in G major TWV43:G13. Concerto Melante.
  • Handel: Suite from Judas Maccabaeus. Collegium Musicum 90/ Simon Standage, dir.
  • Schmelzer, Johan Heinrich: Sonata IV. Ricercar Consort
  • Fux, Johann Joseph: Trio Sonata in A major, K340. Ensemble Diderot
  • Albinoni, Tomaso: Sonata in G, Op.2/1. Ensemble 415/Chiara Banchini.
  • Bach, C.P.E.: exc. from "Heilig" Wq217 Kammerchor Stuttgart. Barochorcester Stuttgart/ Frieder Bernius, cond.


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