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).


16th January

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  • Fete de Baroque Francaise
  • Royer, Pancrace: Overture "Le pouvoir de l'amour". Orfeo Orchestra/ Gyorgy Vashegyi, cond.
  • Royer, Pancrace: Chorus from Le Pouvoir de l'Amour, "Quelle vengeance! quelle horreur". Purcell Choir/ Orfeo Orchestra/ Gyorgy Vashegyi, cond.
  • Couperin, Francois: Concert No. 7 from Les Gouts Reunis. Barthold Kuijken, flute. Bruce Haynes, oboe. Sigiswald Kuijken, vln. Wieland Kuijken, bass viol. Robert Kohnen, h'chord.
  • Rameau, Jean-Philippe: Anacreon: L'amour est le dieu de la paix. Sandrine Piau, sop. Les Paladins/Jerome Correas.
  • Rameau, Jean-Philippe: Les fetes de Ramire: Three dances. Les Paladins/Jerome Correas.
  • Forqueray, (le fils), ean-Baptiste: Chaconne. Lucile Boulanger, v da g. Pierre Gallon, h'chord. Romain Falik, theorbo.
  • Lambert, Michel & Lully, Jean-Baptiste:Airs de Cour. Musica Favola. Stephan van Dyck, tenor/dir.
  • Campra, Andre: L'Europe galante Suite. English CO/Raymond Leppard.
  • Masse, Jean Baptiste: Sonata Sexta in C Major for 2 Cellos and B.C. Brandywine Baroque
  • Gilles, Jean: Velum templi scissum est. Jean Lombard, alto., Jean-Francois Novelli, ten., Rene Linnenbank, bass Orpheus Festival Choir, Orpheus Festival Ensemble/Guy Laurent.

  • 9th January

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  • "Barocco Italiano"
  • Veracini, Francesco Maria: Sonata Accademica in G, Op.2/3. Locatelli Trio .
  • Veracini, Francesco Maria: Adriano in Siria: Amor, dover, rispetto. Vivica Genaux, m-sop. Armonia Atenea/George Petrou.
  • Veracini, Francesco Maria: Violin Concerto in D, a otto strumenti. Alberto Martini, vln. Accademia I Filarmonici .
  • Vivaldi, Antonio: Alla caccia dell'alme e de'cori, RV670. Philippe Jaroussky, alto. Ensemble Artaserse .
  • Vivaldi, Antonio: Cello sonata in B Flat, RV46. Heinrich Schiff, vlc., Jaap ter Linden, vlc., Ton Koopman, hpschd.
  • Vivaldi, Antonio: Oboe concerto in D, RV453. Stefan Schilli, oboe Failoni CO .
  • Legrenzi,Giovanni: Hodie collentatur Coeli from Harmonia d'affetti devoti. Roberto Rilievi, ten. Ensemble Zenit.
  • Legrenzi, Giovanni: Sonata Quinta a quattro. Concerto de Viole .
  • Durante, Francesco: Organ Concerto in B flat major. Clive Driskill-Smith org. Oxford Baroque/ Stephen Darlington, cond.
  • Durante: Laudate, pueri 'Breve'-'Detto il Grottesco'. Monica Piccinini, Christina Kuhne, sops. Ursula Eittinger, alt. Alberto ter Doest, ten. Thilo Dahlmann, bass. Die Kolner Akademie/ Michael Alexander Willens, cond.

  • 2nd January

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  • A Happy Baroque New Year!
  • Telemann: Concerto for 3 Trumpets, Timpani, 2 Oboes, Bassoon, Strings & Continuo in D. TWV54 D3. La Serenissima/ Adrian Chandler, dir.
  • Krieger, Johann: Neu Jahrs-Andacht. Jan Kobow, ten. United Continuo Ensemble.
  • Buchner, Philipp Friedrich: Sonata for Violin & Bassoon. United Continuo Ensemble
  • Brentner, Jan Josef Ignac: Concerto in G major. Aria No. 5 in G major, "Cor meun tibi dedo". Hana Blazikova, sop. Collegium Marianum/ Jana Semeradova, dir.
  • Schieferdecker, Johann Christian: Concert No. IX in G for 2 Violins, Viola and Bassoon continuo. Hamburger Ratsmusik/ Simone Eckert, dir.
  • Hacquart, Carolus: 'De Triomfeerende Min', (The triumph of love). Heike Meppelink, Mariet Kaasschieter, Susan Jonker, Renate Arends, sops. Talitha van der Spek, m-sop. Syste Buwalda, alto. Nico van der Meel, Bernard Loonen, tenors. Camerata Trajectina./ Louis Peter Grijp, dir.
  • Krause, Christian Gottfried: Trio Sonata in D minor for Oboe, Violin and b.c. Notturna/ Christopher Palameta, oboe & dir.
  • Brescianello, Giuseppe Antonio: Sinfonia No. VI in E flat Major. Banchetto Musicale.

  • 26th December

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  • 'Yuletide Felicitations"
  • Lampe, John Frederick (arr. Holman, Peter): Pyramus and Thisbe. Andrew Knight, bass, Arwel Treharne, ten., Colin Baldy, bass, Mark Padmore, ten., Michael Sanderson, enor, Philippa Hyde, sop., Susan Bisatt, sop. Opera Restor'd/Peter Holman.
  • Selected Elizabethan Street Songs. Tarleton's Jig.
  • Anon: Greensleeves song and Divisions. Alexandra Oomens, sop. Latitude 37
  • Boyce, William: Tell me, lovely shepherd. Bronwen Mills, sop. Parley Of Instruments/Roy Goodman.
  • Dibdin, Charles: The Ephesian Matron: So there she lies upon the floor. Bronwen Mills, sop., Jane Streeton, sop. Opera Restor'd/Peter Holman.
  • Jackson, William: Where the bee sucks, Op.11/6. Ana-Maria Rincon, sop., Christopher Purves, bass, Frances Kelly, harp, Julia Gooding, sop., Rufus Muller, ten./Timothy Roberts.
  • Holborne, Anthony: 3 Ayres. Isabella d'Este Ensemble.
  • Anon: The Parsons Farewell. Tarleton's Jig.

  • 19th December

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  • Baroque Christmas wishes
  • Schutz, Heinrich: HodieChristus natus est, SWV456 Dresdner Kammerchor, Dresdner Barockortchester/ Hans-Christoph Rademann, dir.
  • Reichenauer, Antonin: Quartet in G minor for Violin, Cello, Bassoon and b.c. Sergio Azzolini, bassoon. Lenka Torgersen, vln.Ilze Grudule, cello.Collegium Marianum./ Jana Semeradova, dir.
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Cantata BWV 40, For this there was sent to us Christ. Bas Ramselaar, bass-baritone, Marcel Beekman, ten., Sytse Buwalda, alto, Holland Boys' Choir, Netherlands Bach Collegium/Pieter Jan Leusink.
  • Orschler, Johann Georg: Trio in F minor for two violins & b.c. Lenka Torgensen, Helena Zemanova, vlns. Collegium Marianum
  • Buxtehude: Jubilate Domino, BuxWV64. Iestyn Davies, c'ten. Ensemble Guadagni.
  • Fasch, Johann Friedrich: Concerto in D major for two flutes, strings and b.c. Collegium Marianum/ Jane Semeradova, dir.
  • Telemann: Christmas Oratorio: 'Die Hirten an der Krippe zu Bethlehem", TWV1:797 Constanze Backes, sop. Mechtild Georg, alto. Andreas Post, ten. Klaus Mertens, bass. Kammerchor Michaelstein. Telemann-Kammerorchester Michaelstein/ Ludger Remy, dir.

  • 12th December

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  • "Christmas with the Shepherds"
  • Stabile, Annibale: Quaeramus cum pastoribus. The Marian Consort./ Rory McCleery, dir.
  • Leclair: Sonata No.V in G major Op. 1. The Spohr Collection/ Ashley Solomon, dir.
  • Mouton, Jean: Puer natus est nobis. The Marian Consort/ Rory McCleery, dir.
  • Reichenauer, Antonin: Overture in B flat major. Collegium 1704/ Vaclav Luks, dir.
  • Schutz, Heinrich: Alleluja lobet den Herren, SWV38. Academy of Ancient Music, Academy of Ancient Music Chorus/Paul Goodwin.
  • Telemann: Sinfonia Melodica in C major, TWV50:2 Indianapolis Baroque Orch./ Barthold Kuijken, dir.
  • Mattheson, Johann: Christmas Oratorio. Nicki Kennedy, Anna Crookes, sops. Ursula Eittinger, Dorothee Merkel, altos. Andreas Post, Sven Hansen, tenors. Stephan MacLeod, Johannes Gsanger, bass. Die Kolner Akademie/ Michael Alexander Willens, dir.
  • Corelli: Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 8. Genesis Baroque

  • 5th December

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  • 'Baroque Christmases'
  • Bruhns, Nicolaus: Cantata,'Jauchzet den Herren alle Welt'. Guy de Mey, tenor. Ricercar Consort
  • Bach, J. S.: Trio super, 'Allein Gott in der Hoh sei Ehr'. Lucas Pohle, organ.
  • Scarlatti, A.: Salve Regina in C minor. Mary-Ellen Nesi, m-sop. Il Complesso Barocco/ Alan Curtis, dir.
  • Schmelzer, Johann Heinrich: Sonata con arie zu der kaiserlichen Serenada. Sonata a 7 flauti. Balletto di spritelli. Sonata I a 8 New London Consort/ Philip Pickett
  • Du Mont, Henry: Motet, 'Christus natus est nobis'. Concert Royal de Nancy,/ Rene Depoutot, dir.
  • Leo, Leonardo: Concerto for Cello, Strings & b.c. in D minor. Catherine Jones, cello. Il Complesso Barocco/ Alan Curtis, dir.
  • Holborne, Anthony: Pavan, 'The Cradle' & Galliard, 'Lullabie'. The Rose Consort of Viols.
  • Sehling, Josef Antonin: 4 Pastorellas,. Hana Blazikova, sop. Marketa Cukrova, alto. Tomas Kral, ten. Collegium Marianum/ Jana Semeradova, dir.
  • Morel, Jacques: Chaconne and trio in G. Brigitte Engelhard, hpschd., Irena Grafenauer, fte. Berlin Philharmonic Duo .

  • 28th November

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  • 'Vespro della Beata Vergine"
  • Zipoli, Domenico: Pastorale. Rene Soargin, org.
  • Handel, George Frederic: Concerto No. 1 in B-flat, HWV332. Tafelmusik/Jeanne Lamon.
  • Geminiani, Francesco: Cello Sonata in D minor, Op.5/2. Anthony Pleeth, vlc., Christopher Hogwood, hpschd., Richard Webb, cello continuo .
  • Von Sachsen-Weimar, Prince Johann Ernst: Concerto No. 3 in E minor. Gernot Sussmuth, vln.& dir/ Thuringer Bach Collegium.
  • Bonporti, Francesco Antonio: Sonata Op. 1 in D for 2 Violins and B.C. Labirinti Armonici
  • Boddecker, Philipp Friedrich: Sonata sopra,'La Monica' , No.14 I Sonatori
  • Grandi, Alessandro: Vespro della Beata Virgine. Deborah York, sop. Daniel Taylor, alto. Ed Lyon, ten. Peter Harvey, bass. Gaerchinger Kantorei Stuttgart. Bach Collegium Stuttgart/ Matthew Halls, dir.

  • 21st November

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  • "Il Giardino d'Amore - In the Garden of Love"
  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Orchestral suite No.1 in C, BWV1066. Amsterdam Baroque Orch/Ton Koopman.
  • Vivaldi: Cantata for Alto RV676. 'Pianti, sospiri e dimandar mercede'. Sara Mingardo, alto. Concerto Italiano/ Rinaldo Alessandrini, dir.
  • Matteis, Nicola: Ayres in Gamut proper Theatrum Affectum
  • Scarlatti, Alessandro: Il Giardino d'Amore. Rosita Frisani,sop.(Adone) Amor Lilia Perez, alto.(Venere). Alessandro Stradella Consort/ Estevan Velardi, dir.
  • Rameau: Exc. from Les Surprises de L'Amour. Les Musiciens du Louvre/ Marc Minkowski, dir


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