Early Music, Renaissance & Baroque

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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).

"It's time to get involved, give back, do more" Joseph Barake said to himself a year or so ago. Back to 3MBS, that is. Joseph had been a listener from the station's inception and enjoyed not only the music we play, but the information that our introductions provided and the programs on the lives of the composers. It had expanded his musical knowledge so much over the years.

Joseph is not a man to avoid the big decision. He has a tendency to reach the top of tree in one field he re...learn more


21st July

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  • English Baroque
  • Byrd: The Great Service: Magnificat. Tallis Scholars/Peter Phillips.
  • Purcell, Henry: a. Pavan in G minor Z751 b. Hark how wild the musicians sing Z542 c. Pavane in A minor. John Patter & Angus Smith, tenors. The Parley of Instruments/ Peter Instruments, dir.
  • Tallis: Tunes for Archbishop Parker's Psalter. Tallis Scholars.
  • Abel: Sonata in G, WKO147. Charivari Agreable.
  • Blow: The Glorious Day Is Come. Michael Chance, alto., Joseph Cornwell, ten., Suzie Le Blanc, sop., Jozic Koc, bass, Parley Of Instruments, Playford Consort/Peter Holman.
  • Arne: Organ Concerto No.2 in G. Roger Bevan Williams, org., Cantilena/Adrian Shepherd.
  • Boyce: Symphony No.7 in B flat, Op.2/7. AAM/Christopher Hogwood.
  • Croft, William: Jubilate in D. Wilfred Swansborough & Christopher Royall, c/tenors. Robert Johnson & Andrew Burton, ten. Francis Steele & Timothy Jones, bar. The Parley of Instruments, The Choir of St. Paul's London./ John Scott, cond.

  • 14th July

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  • "A French Celebration"
  • Rameau: Platee: Overture. Les Talens Lyriques/Christophe Rousset.
  • Rameau: Platee, excerpts. Carolyn Sampson, sop., Ex Cathedra Chamber Choir, Ex Cathedra Baroque Ensemble/Jeffrey Skidmore.
  • Couperin: Preludes from The Art of Harpsichord Touch. Skip Sempe, hpschd.
  • Leclair: Sonata in D, Op.2/8. Irena Grafenauer, fte., Brigitte Engelhard, hpschd., Berlin Philharmonic Duo.
  • Lully: Exaudiat te Dominus (Psalm 19). Le Concert Spirituel/Herve Niquet.
  • Lully, Jean Baptiste: Alceste 3rd Suite 1674. Le Concert des Nations/ Jordi Savall.
  • Corrette, Michel: Organ Concerto No.5 in E, Op.26/5 Renee Saorgin, org. Ensemble Baroque de Nice/ Gilbert Bezzina, cond.
  • Hotteterre, Jaques-Martin: Suite No.2 for Oboe, Cello and Harpsichord. Heloise Gaillard, oboe. Ophelie Gaillard, cello. Violaine Cochard, h'chord.
  • Charpentier, Marc-Antoine: Salut de la veille des 'O'. Ex Cathedra/ Jeffrey Skidmore, dir.

  • 7th July

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  • Birds in the World of Baroque!
  • Van Eyck, Jakob: Engels Nachtegaeltje. Haffner, Jacobus: Der Nachtigael. Sweelinck, Jan Pieterzoon: The Nightingale Ardalus Ensemble
  • Linley (arr. Borutzki): The lark sings high in the cornfield. Simon Borutzki, rec., Julia von Landsberg, sop., Hofkapelle Schloss Seehaus.
  • Couperin (arr. Borutzki): Le dodo, ou l'amour au berceau. Simon Borutzki, rec., Hofkapelle Schloss Seehaus.
  • Handel (arr. Borutzki): Rinaldo: Angeletti che cantate. Simon Borutzki, rec., Julia von Landsberg, sop., Hofkapelle Schloss Seehaus.
  • Handel: Chorus from Solomon - HWV67. "May no rash intruder …" Gabrieli Consort and Players/Paul McCreesh.
  • Handel: Organ Concerto No.13 in F, The Cuckoo and the Nightingale. Daniel Chorzempa, org., Concerto Amsterdam/Jaap Schroder.
  • Handel: L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato - Sweet Bird. Kathleen Battle, sop., Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Vivaldi: Violin concerto in A, RV335, The cuckoo. Elizabeth Wallfisch, vln., Australian Brandenburg Orch/Paul Dyer.
  • Telemann: 'Kanarienvogel-Kantate' , TWV20:37 Reiner Suss, bass. Peter Mirring, Wolffran Just, vlns. Peter Schikora, vla. Achim Beyer,h'chord. Gerhards Pluskwik,clo.
  • Schmelzer: Sonata in A minor - Il Cucu.. Romanesca.
  • Hasse (arr. Borutzki): Didone abbandonata: L'augeletto in lacci stretto. Simon Borutzki, rec., Julia von Landsberg, sop., Hofkapelle Schloss Seehaus.
  • Vivaldi: Flute concerto in D, RV428, Il Gardellino. Emmanuel Pahud, fte., Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Hook: The Nightingale. Deborah Riedel, sop., Arcadia Lane Orch/Richard Bonynge.
  • D'Hervelois: La tourterelle. Simon Borutzki, rec., Hofkapelle Schloss Seehaus.

  • 30th June

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  • Bach: W.F Sinfonia & Cantata, 'Dies ist der Tag'. Barbara Schlick,sop. Claudia Schubert, alt. Wilfried Jochens, ten. Stephan Schreckenberger, bas. Rheinische Kantorei. Das Kleine Konzert/ Herman Max, dir.
  • Bach W.F.: Concerto for Two Keyboards, F10. Christopher Hogwood, hpschd., Christophe Rousset, hpschd.
  • Marais: La Sonnerie de Sainte-Genevieve du Mont de Paris. Musica Antiqua Cologne/Reinhard Goebel.
  • Lotti: Ti sento, O Dio bendato. Emily Atkinson, sop., Concentus VII.
  • De la Barre, Michel: Suite #9 in G major for sop., recorder, bassoon & h'chord. Ensemble La Dada/ Han Tol, dir.
  • Dall'Oglio, Domenico: Violin Concerto in C major. Giuliano Carmignola, vln & dir. Venice Baroque Orch.
  • Handel: Rodrigo: Per dar pregio all'amor mio. Julia Lezhneva, sop., Il Giardino Armonico/Giovanni Antonini.

  • 23rd June

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  • A Baroque Celebration for St. John's day
  • Telemann: Cantata, 'Die Kinder des Hochsten sind rufende Stimmen'. Charles Bressler, ten. Gerald Tarack, vln. Members N.Y.Chamb.Soloists.
  • Bach JCF: Concerto for Fortepiano and Viola in E flat. Robert Hill, fortepiano, Reinhard Goebel, vla., Musica Antiqua Cologne/Reinhard Goebel.
  • Bach: Cantata BWV 30, Joyous all , ye ransomed souls. Ruth Holton, sop., Bas Ramselaar, bass-baritone, Sytse Buwalda, alto, Nico van der Meel, ten., Holland Boys' Choir, Netherlands Bach Collegium/Pieter Jan Leusnik.
  • Tessarini, Carlo: Concerto no. 9 in A minor. Marco Pedrona,vln & dir. Ensemble Guidantus
  • Bach, W.F.: Cantata, 'The voice of Him that crieth in the wilderness'. Barbara Schlick,sop. Claudia Schubert, alt. Wilfred Jochens, ten. Stephen Schreckenberger, bass. Rheinische Kantorei/ Das Kleine Konzert/ Hermann Max, dir.

  • 16th June

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  • Polish Baroque
  • Mielczewski, Marcin: Canzona prima a 2 Ensemble alla Polacca
  • Pekiel, Bartlomiej: Missa Concertata,'La Lombardesca'. The Sixteen/ Eamon Dougan, dir.
  • Forster: Sonata a 3. Musica Fiata Roland Wilson.
  • Forster: Congregantes Philistei. Musica Fiata, La Capella Ducale/Roland Wilson.
  • Jarzebski: Susanna Videns. Musicae Antiquae Collegium Varsoviense.
  • Luparini, Giovanni Battista: Ín Martirio crudele'. Iwona Lesniowska-Lubowicz, sop. Ensemble alla Polacca.
  • Zebroski, Marcin Jozef: Magnificat. Soloists with Musica Antiqua Collegium Varsovienne/ Jerzy Dobrzanski, dir.

  • 9th June

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  • Baroque Masters at the Dresden Court
  • Zelenka: Overture a 7 in F, ZWV188. Collegium 1704/Vaclav Luks.
  • Hasse: Ah Dio, ritornate (Aria). Erin Headley, viola da gamba, Malcolm Proud, hpschd.
  • Quantz: Sonata in E flat for flute and obbligato harpsichord. Mark Caudle, vlc., Rachel Brown, fte., James Johnstone, hpschd.
  • Heinichen: Alma mater redemptoris. Axel Kohler, alto, Musica Antiqua Cologne/Reinhard Goebel.
  • Lotti: Oboe Concerto in A. Heinz Holliger, oboe, I Musici.
  • Zelenka: Italian Aria: Non si trova, ne sida. Hana Blazokova,sop. Ensemble Tourbillon/ Peter Wagner, dir.
  • Weiss: Prelude & fugue in C minor. Konrad Junghanel,lute
  • Bach W.F.: Adagio and Fugue in D minor, F 65. Florilegium.
  • Homilius: Pater Noster. Niederrheinische Chorgemeinschaft/Hartmut Schmidt.
  • Homilius: Motet:'Die elenden sollen essen" Vocal Concert Dresden/ Peter Kopp
  • Hasse: Asteria - Overture: Sinfonia in F, Op. 3/5. Musica Antiqua Cologne/Reinhard Goebel.
  • Zelenka: Laudate pueri in D, ZWV81. Peter Schreier, ten., Virtuosi Saxoniae/Ludwig Guttler.

  • 2nd June

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  • Muffat: Concerto Grosso in E minor - Delirium Amoris. Musica Aeterna Bratislava/Peter Zajicek.
  • Rameau: La Princess De Navarre. Eiddwen Harrhy, sop., Ian Caddy, bass, Peter Savidge, bar., Marilyn Hill Smith, sop., Judith Rees, sop., Frances Chambers, sop., Michael Goldthorpe, ten., Richard Wigmore, bass, English Bach Festival Baroque Orch, English Bach Festival Chorus/Nicholas McGegan.
  • de la Guerre, Elisabeth Jacquet: Sonata for vln & bas cont. in D. Isabelle Desrocheres, sop. Les voix Humaines.
  • Destouches: The Elements, 1721 - Ballet. AAM/Christopher Hogwood.
  • Muffat: Concerto,'Lucky Stars''. Armonico Tributo/ lorenz Duftschmid

  • 26th May

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  • Includes works by Major and less familiar Baroque composers. Molter. Bononcini.Handel. Purcell.Hellendael. Monteverdi. Bach. Vivaldi and more.
  • Leclair: Violin Concerto in F, Op.7/4. Allegro moderato. Simon Standage, vln., Collegium Musicum 90/Simon Standage.
  • Froberger: Allemande for Harpsichord from Suite No. 14. Gustav Leonhardt, hpschd.
  • Handel: From Ode for St Cecilia: 'What passion cannot music raise and quell'' Cecilia Bartolli, m-sop. Sol Gabetta, cello. Capella Gabetta/ Anders Gabetta, dir.
  • Corelli, Arcangelo: Ciaccona op. 2 No. 12. Musica Antiqua Latina/ Giordano Antonelli, dir.
  • Porpora, Nicola: Álto Giove' aria from Polifemo. Bejun Mehta, c/ten. Concerto Koln/ Pablo Heras-Casado, dir.
  • Melani: Sinfonia a 5. Dennis Ferry, tpt.
  • Gretry: L'amant jaloux: Je romps la chaine qui m'engage. Sandrine Piau, sop., Les Paladins/Jerome Correas.
  • Gibbons: Fantasia-Suite No.2. Latitude 37.
  • Steffani: Niobe, regina di Tebe: incidental music. I Barocchisti/Diego Fasolis.
  • Des Prez, Josquin: Ave Maria. Cantillation/ Bret Weymark, dir.
  • Biber, Heinrich Ignaz: Rosary Sonata No. 3. Elisabeth Wallfisch,vln. Rosanne Hunt, clo. Linda Kent,h/chord.
  • Boetzelaer: Achille in Sciro: 'Tornate sereni'. Nicola Wemyss, m-sop., Combattimento Consort Amsterdam/Jan Willem de Vriend.
  • Muller, Johann Michael: Sonata in G minor. Lingua Franca/ Benoit Laurent, dir.
  • Leonarda, Isabella: Ave Regina Coelorum. Capella Artemisia/ Candice Smith, dir.
  • Pez, Johann Christoph: Sonata ottavio in G. Stylus Phantasticus.
  • Bassani, Giovanni Battista: Credo from Missa Encarnacion. Florilegium & Arakaendar Bolivia Choir. Ashley solomon, dir.