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 November

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  • Loeillet, Jean-Baptiste: Sonata in C for trumpet and organ. Hedwig Bilgram, org., Maurice Andre, tpt.
  • Pandolfi-Mealli, Giovanni: Violin Sonata, Op.3/2 - La Cesta. Andrew Manze, vln., Richard Egarr, hpschd.
  • Castello, Dario: Sonata nona. Richard Egarr, hpschd. Academy of Ancient Music/Richard Egarr.
  • Bach, W.F. Harpsichord Concerto in F . F44 Harmonices Mundi/ Claudio Astronio, h'chord & dir.
  • Selle, Thomas: 'Jesus Christus unser Heiland'. Veronika Winter, Stewphanie Petitlaurent, sops. Hamburger Ratsmusik/ Simone Eckert, cond.
  • Schmelzer, Johan Heinrich: Sonata V, from Sonatae unarum fidium. Romanesca .
  • Mazzocchi, Virgilio: Magnificat. Cantus Cologne, Concerto Palatino/Konrad Junghanel.
  • Bach, W.F.: Sinfonia in F, "Dissonance". C.P.E. Bach Chamber Orch./ Hartmut Haenchen, cond.
  • Loeillet, Jean-Baptiste: Sonata in D, Op. 3/9. Hakan Hardenberger, tpt., Simon Preston, org.

  • 9th November

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  • Francois Couperin Birthday 10 Nov. 1668
  • Couperin, Francois: Mass for Parishes. Michel Chapuis, org.
  • Couperin, Francois: Le parnasse ou l'apotheose de Corelli. Hesperion XX/Jordi Savall.
  • Couperin, Francois: Concert Royal No.1 in G. Barthold Kuijken, fte., Robert Kohnen, hpschd., Wieland Kuijken, viola da gamba .
  • Couperin, Francois: St. Suzanne's Motet. Les Talens Lyriques/Christophe Rousset.
  • Couperin, Francois: L'Apotheose de Lully. Hesperion XX/Jordi Savall.
  • Couperin, Francois: Audite Omnes et Expavescite. Anne-Marie Lasla, viola da gamba, Paul Agnew, alto. Les Arts Florissants/William Christie.
  • Couperin, Francois: Lecons de Tenebres du Mercredy, Troisieme lecon. Rene Jacobs, alto, Vincent Darras, alto. Concerto Vocale/William Christie.
  • Couperin, Francois (arr. Ades, Thomas): Les baricades misterieuses. Composers Ensemble/Thomas Ades.

  • 2nd November

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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 No.3 in G minor. Bart Schneemann, oboe, Musica Amphion.
  • 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.
  • Scheidt: Sonata in D minor. Triton Trombone Quartet.

  • 26th October

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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.

  • 19th October

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  • Zelenka: Sonata No.3 in B flat. Collegium 1704/Vaclav Luks.
  • Zelenka: Italian Aria, for alto, 2vlns,vla & d/bass. "Non so se piu vi rivedro". Marketa Cukrova, alt. Ensemble Tourbillon/ Petr Wagner, dir.
  • Zelenka: Symphony a 8 in A. Collegium 1704/Vaclav Luks.
  • Zelenka: Sinfonia and Concertanti in A minor. Heinz Holliger, oboe, Hans Elhorst, oboe, Manfred Sax, bsn., Christiane Jaccottet, hpschd., Dieter Leicht, vlc., Camerata Bern/Alexander van Wijnkoop.
  • Zelenka: Missa Divi Xaverii ZWV 12. Stephan MacLeod, bass, Hana Blazikova, sop., Lucile Richardot, alto, Kamila Mazalova, alto, Vaclav Cizek, ten., Collegium 1704, Collegium Vocale/Vaclav Luks.

  • 12th October

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  • Baroque Masters at the Saxon Court
  • Weiss (arr. Grigoryan): Concerto in D minor for guitar and string orchestra. Slava Grigoryan, gtr., Tasmanian SO/Benjamin Northey.
  • Lotti: You were dear to my eyes. Andreas Scholl, alto., Accademia Bizantina/Ottavio Dantone.
  • Heinichen: Concerto Grosso in F, Seibel 233. Musica Antiqua Cologne/Reinhard Goebel.
  • Pisendel, Johann Georg: Concerto in D. Members of Freiburg Baroque Orc./ Gottfried von der Goltz, vln &cond.
  • Vivaldi: Concerto RV328, "Per Pisendel". Il Pomo D'Oro/ Dmitry Sinkovsky, vln & cond.
  • Quantz: Duetto in E minor, Op.2/6. Elysium Ensemble.
  • Bach: Cantata BWV213, Hercules at the Crossroads. Christoph Pregardien, ten., Klaus Mertens, bass, Elisabeth von Magnus, alto, Anne Grimm, sop., Amsterdam Baroque Orch, Amsterdam Baroque Choir/Ton Koopman.

  • 5th October

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  • The three S's identifyng the Early German Baroque
  • Scheidt: Canzon Cornetto. Hannelore Muller, viola da gamba, August Wenzinger, viola da gamba, Jorg Ewald Dahler, org., Hansjurg Wahlich, perc., Slokar Trombone Quartet.
  • Scheidt: Allemande. Klaus Eichhorn, org.
  • Schein: Banchetto Musicale: No.16 Suite a 5 in A minor. Hesperion XX/Jordi Savall.
  • Schutz, Heinrich: Symphoniae Sacrae part II Cantus Koln/ Konrad Junghaenel, dir.
  • Schein: Selections from,Venus Krantzlein Hesperion XX/Jordi Savall.

  • 28th September

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  • Stradella, Alessandro: Sinfonia 22 in D minor. Alte Musik Koln/ Klaus-Dieter Brandt, vln & dir.
  • Stradella: Serenata for 2 voices, vln & b.c. "Lasciate ch'io respiri". Rosita Frisani, sop. Riccardo Ristori, bass. Alessandro Stradella Consort/ Estevan Velari, dir.
  • Stradella: O vos omnes qui transitis. Gerard Lesne, alto, Sandrine Piau, sop., Il Seminario Musicale.
  • Stradella: Sonata in D for Trumpet and Strings. Jurgen Schuster, tpt., Cologne CO/Helmut Muller-Bruhl.
  • Ferrari, Benedetto: Oratorio,"Il Sansone". Roberta Invernizzi, sop. Roberto Balconi,alt. Carlo Lepore, bass. Gian Paolo Fagotto, ten. Furio Zanasi, bar. Il Complesso Barocco/ Alan Curtis, dir.

  • 21st September

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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.


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