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. Joseph had first volunteered at 3MBS in 2013 and returned after a break in early 2018. Joseph had been a listener from the station's inception and enjoyed not only the music we play, but the information that the introductions and the programs provided on the lives of the composers. It has expanded his musical knowledge so much over the years.

The Marriage of Figaro was the first opera J...learn more


15th September

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8th September

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1st September

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  • Roman Baroque
  • Pasquini, Bernardo: Overture, La Sete di Cristo. Nereydas/ Javier Ulises Illan, dir.
  • Pasquini: Navicella, ove ten vai. Andreas Scholl, alto., Accademia Bizantina/Ottavio Dantone.
  • Stradella, Alessandro: Reggetemi- Prologo. Cristiana Arcari, sop. Roberto Staccioli, ten. Il Concerto Dárianna/ Maria Palumbo, dir.
  • Scarlatti, Alessandro: Sonata in A minor. London Baroque/ Conrad Steinmann, dir & rec.
  • Lonati, Carl Ambrogio: Sonata No. 8 Alte Musik Koln
  • Cavalli, Francesco: Siface's aria from Scipione Africano. Filippo Mineccia, c/ten. Nereydas/ Javier Ulises Illan, dir.
  • Caldara, Antonio: Cello concerto in D minor. Klaus-Dieter Brandt,cello. Alte Musik Koln.
  • Manelli, Carlo: Sonata Prima "La Foggia" Op.2 No.1. Il Concerto Dárianna./Maria Palumbo, dir.
  • Corelli, Arcangelo: Sonata a tre, WoO8. London Baroque
  • Bolis, Sebastiano: Cinque Assoluzzione, Nos. 1,2 & 5. Cappella Fede/ Peter Leech, dir.
  • Lulier, Giovanni Lorenzo: Cello Concerto in F. Klaus-Dieter Brandt, cello & cond. Alte Musik Koln.
  • Stradella, Alessandro: Aria from, San Giovanni Battista. Filippo Mineccia, c/ten. Nereydas/ Javier Ulises Illan, dir.
  • Corelli, Arcangelo: Sonata for Violin and Bass Continuo in D major. Valerio Losito, vln. Il Concerto Dárianna/ Maria Palumbo, dir.
  • Handel: Pensieri Notturni di Filli, HWV134. Emily Atkinson, sop., Concentus VII.

  • 25th August

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  • Into the unknown Baroque !
  • Clemens, non Papa: Erravi sicut ovis, 5VV The Brabant Ensemble/ Stephen Rice, dir.
  • Baron, Ernst Gottlieb: Concerto in D minor for Lute & Recorder. Dorothee Oberlinger, rec. Axel Wolf, lute.
  • Seixas: Sonata No.32 in E flat. Ketil Haugsand, hpschd.
  • Selle, thomas: Chorale Concerto, "Wir glauben all an einen Gott". Veronika Winter & Stephanie Petitlaurent, sops. Hamburg Ratsmusik/ Simone Eckert, dir.
  • Marini: Passacaglia a 4. La Cetra Baroque Orch Basel/Andrea Marcon.
  • Bononcini, Giovanni: Serenata: La Nemica d'Amore fatta amante. (The enemy of Love) . Adriana Fernandez. Martin Oro. Furio Zanasi. Ensemble 415/ Chiari Banchini, vln & dir.

  • 18th August

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  • Nicola Porpora 332nd Birthday 19 Aug. 1686
  • Porpora, Nicola: Overture to, " Carlo il calvo". Concerto Koln/ Pablo Heras-Casado, cond.
  • Porpora: Aria from Polifemo, "Alto Giove". Bejun Mehta, c/ten. Concerto Koln/ Pablo Heras-Casado, cond.
  • Porpora: 'Alto Giove' arranged for Cello. La Folia Barockorchester/ Jan Vogler, cello & dir.
  • Porpora: Sinfonia in C major for Cello, violin, cont. Josetxu Obregon, cello. Hiro Kurosaki, vln. La Ritirata/ Josetxu Obregon, dir.
  • Porpora: Aria from Gli orti Esperidi, 'Giusto amor, tu che m'accendi'. Cecilia Bartoli,m-sop. Sol Gabetta, cello. Cappella Gabetta/ Andres Gabetta, dir.
  • Porpora: Cello Sonata No.1 in C Adriano Maria Fazio, cello. Katarzyna Solecka, vln. Pedro Alcacer, theorb. Lorenzo Profita, h'chord.
  • Porpora; Duet from Mitridate,. "La gioia ch'io sento" Philippe Jarpoussky,c/ten. Cecilia Bartoli, m-sop. Venice Baroque Orch./Andrea Marcon, dir.
  • Porpora: Sinfonia in G major. Europa Galante/ Fabio Biondi, dir.
  • Porpora: Aria from Ifigenia in Aulide. "Le limpid'onde". Simone Kermes, sop. La Magnifica Comunita.
  • Porpora: Cello Concerto in G major. La Folia Barockorchester/ Jan Vogler, cello & dir.
  • Porpora: De Profundis. Emanuela Galli, sop., Maria Grazia Schiavo, sop., Jose Maria Lo Monaco, sop., Dresdner Instrumental-Concert, Vocal Concert Dresden/Peter Kopp.

  • 11th August

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  • Legrenzi, Giovanni: Magnificat. Dina Mukhambet, sop. Giovanna Bragadin Disserra, alt. Davide Siega, ten. Alessio Ruffatti, bass. Complesso Vocale e Strumentale Antonio Lotto/ Paolo Cammozzo, dir.
  • Biber: Partita No.3 in A, Ariosa. Maria Lindal, vln., Ensemble Saga.
  • Biber: Dixit Dominus.. Simon Davies, ten., Kai Wessel, alto., Anne Grimm, sop., Els Bongers, sop., Rene Steur, bass, Kees-Jan de Koning, bass, Peter de Groot, alto, Marcel Reyans, ten., Amsterdam Baroque Orch, Amsterdam Baroque Choir/Ton Koopman.
  • Biber: Rosary Sonata No. 5 in A - Finding in the Temple. Linda Kent, org., Elizabeth Wallfisch, vln., Rosanne Hunt, vlc.
  • Legrenzi: Laudate Dominum. Dina Mukhambet, sop. Giovanna Bragadin Disserra, alt. Davide Siega, ten. Alessio Ruffatti, bass. Complesso Vocale e Strumentale Antonio Lotto/ Paolo Cammozzo, dir.
  • Biber: Sonatae tam aris quam aulis servientes V & XII Gabrielli Concort & Players with Musica Antiqua Koln/ Paul McCreesh & Reinhard Goebel, dir.
  • Biber: Missa Bruxellensis XXIII vocum. La Capella Reial de Catalunya. Le Concert des Nations/ Jordi Savall, dir.

  • 4th August

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  • Latin Baroque Adventures
  • Anon: 'Hanan pachap kusikuynin' Ex Cathedra/ Jeffrey Skidmore, dir.
  • de Padilla, Juan Gutierrez: Missa Ego flos campi. Kyrie & gloria. Ex Cathedra/ Jeffrey Skidmore, dir.
  • Anon: Sonata Chiquitana No. IV. Florilegium/ Ashley Solomon, dir.
  • da Silva, Gomes: Missa a 8 vozes e instrumentos. Ex Cathedra/ Jeffrey Skidmore, dir.
  • Anon: La Folia for 2 Violins. Florilegium.
  • de Salazar, Diego Jose: Salga el torillo hosquillo! Ex Cathedra/ Jeffrey Skidmore, dir.
  • Anon: Pastoreta Ychepe Flauta. Florilegium.
  • De Araujo, Juan: Dixit Dominus for triple chorus. Ex Cathedra Consort & Baroque Ensemble/ Jeffrey Skidmore, cond.
  • de Padilla, Juan Gutierrez: Credo, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei. From Missa Ego flos campi. Ex Cathedra/ Jeffrey Skidmore, dir.
  • Zipoli, Domenici: Canzona in G minor. James Johnstone, org.
  • Zipoli, Domenico: 'Ave maris stella' Nathalie Clifton-Griffith, sop. Ex Cathedra Chorus and Baroque Ensemble/ Jeffrey Skidmore, dir.
  • De Araujo, Juan: Fuego de amor. Ex Cathedra Consort & Baroque Ensemble/ Jeffrey Skidmore, cond.
  • Zipoli, Domenico: A'Offertorio James Johnstone, org.
  • Capillas, Francisco Franco: audate Dominum Ex Cathedra/ Jeffrey Skidmore, cond.

  • 28th July

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  • "Splendour & Magnificence of the Baroque Trumpet"
  • Purcell: Sound the Trumpet from Come ye Sons of Art. Charles Brett & John Williams, c/tenors. Monteverdi Orch./ Sir John Eliot Gardiner, cond.
  • Gervaise, Claude: Danceries de la Renaissance. Guy Touvron, trumpet. Wolfgang Karius, organ
  • Greene: Suite of Trumpet Voluntaries in D. Gabriele Cassone, tpt., Antonio Frige, org.
  • Biber: Trumpet sonata for 8 in C. Gerard Schwarz, tpt., New York Trumpet Ensemble, Y Chamber Symphony of New York/Gerard Schwarz.
  • Telemann: Concerto in D for Trumpet and 2 Oboes. Celia Nicklin, oboe, Tess Miller, oboe, Maurice Andre, tpt., Academy of St Martin in the Fields/Sir Neville Marriner.
  • Scarlatti A: Mio tesoro, per te moro. Judith Nelson, sop., Dennis Ferry, tpt.
  • Handel: Atalanta, Overture. Robert Farley, tpt., Brandenburg Consort/Roy Goodman.
  • Galuppi, Baldasare: Aria from,"Scipione in Cartagine". "Di madre ai cari amplessi". Catherine King, sop. Il Canto di Orfeo/ Gainluca Capuano, dir.
  • Altenburg: Concerto in D for 7 trumpets. Gerard Schwarz, tpt., New York Trumpet Ensemble, Y Chamber Symphony of New York/Gerard Schwarz.
  • Torelli: Sonata in D, G1. Paul Plunkett, tpt., Julie Hewison, vln., Lucinda Moon, vln., Jenny Ingram, vla., Miriam Morris, vlc., Linda Kent, org.
  • Bach, J.S: From Christmas Oratorio, Opening Chorus 'Jauchzet, frohlocket' and Bass aria, 'Grosser Herr und starker Konig'. Michael George, bass. The Sixteen Choir & Orch./ Harry Christophers, dir.
  • Delalande: Concert de Trompettes. Marais SO/Hugo Reyne.
  • Handel: Disserratevi, o porte d'Averno. Julia Lezhneva, sop., Il Giardino Armonico/Giovanni Antonini.
  • Handel: From Messiah, "The Trumpet shall sound"' Robert Hale, bass. English Baroque Soloists. Crispian Steele Perkins, trumpet. Sir John Eliot Gardiner, dir.

  • 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.