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).

Liz O’Keefe


15th January

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  • Gluck: Trio Sonatas: No 1 in C; No 3 in A; No 5 in E flat. Musica Antiqua Cologne/Reinhard Goebel
  • Monteverdi: Vespers for the Blessed Virgin 1610: Magnificat. Jill Gomez, sop., Felicity Palmer, sop., James Bowman, counter-ten., Robert Tear, ten., Philip Langridge, ten., John Shirley-Quirk, bar., Michael Rippon, bass. Monteverdi Orchestra, David Munrow Recorder Ensemble, Salisbury Boys Choir/John Eliot Gardiner
  • Biber, Heinrich Ignaz Franz von: Mensa sonora: Pars 1 D major; Pars 2 F major; Pars 3 A minor. Musica Antiqua Cologne/Reinhard Goebel.
  • Gluck, Christoph Willibald von: La clemenza di Tito: Ah taci barbaro; Se mai senti spirarti sul volto; Tremo fra' dubbi miei. Cecilia Bartoli, m-sop. Academy for Ancient Music Berlin/Bernhard Forck.
  • de Rossi, Camilla: Il Sacrifizio di Abramo: Sinfonia. Bay Area Women's Philharmonic.

  • 8th January

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  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Christmas Oratorio, BWV248, Part 6. Lisa Larsson, sop., Elisabeth von Magnus, m-sop., Christoph Pregardien, ten., Klaus Martens, bass. Amsterdam Baroqoe Choir and Orchestra/Ton Koopman
  • Weiss, Sylvius Leopold: Sonata No. 32 in F. Robert Barto, lute .
  • Graupner, Johann Christoph: Symphony for 2 horns, timpani, 2 violins, viola, and continuo. Dresden Philharmonic CO/Alexander Peter.
  • Handel, Georg Frideric: Va col canto; Barbro! Amo Tirsi. Lorraine Hunt, sop., Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra/Nicholas McGegan
  • Jacquet de la Guerre, Elisabeth: Suite in D minor. Carole Cerasi, hpschd
  • Schein, Johann: Banchetto Musicale: No.2 Suite a 5 in D minor. No.20 Suite a 5 in E. Hesperion XX/Jordi Savall.

  • 1st January

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  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Christmas Oratorio BWV248 Part 5. Lisa Larsson, sop., Elisabeth von Magnus, m-sop., Christoph Pregardien, ten., Klaus Martens, bass. Amsterdam Baroque Choir and Orchestra/Ton Koopman
  • Albinoni, Tomaso: Oboe concerto in D Minor, Op.9/2. Kirsten Barry, oboe Australian Brandenburg Orch/Paul Dyer.
  • Albinoni, Tomaso: Concerto in F for 2 oboes, Op.9/3. Jacques Chambon, oboe, Pierre Pierlot, oboe I Solisti Veneti/Claudio Scimone.
  • Strozzi, Barbara: Ardo in tacito foco; Appresso ai molli argenti. Catherine Bott, sop.,Paula Chateauneuf, chittarone & baroque guitar; Timothy Roberts, harpsichord; Frances Kelly, double harp
  • Vivaldi, Antonio: Concerto for Violin in C minor, RV761; Concerto for Strings in D minor "madrigalesco" RV129; Concerto for Violin and Cello in B flat major, RV547. Fabio Biondi, Adrian Chamorro, violins; Maurizio Naddeo, cello. Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi
  • Cavalli, Francesco: La Bellezza e un don fugace; Lamento di Clori: "Amor, che ti die l'ali; Numi ciechi piu di me; Non e, non e crudel. Frederica von Stade, mezzo-sop., Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Raymond Leppard

  • 25th December

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  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Christmas Oratorio BWV248 Part 4. Lisa Larsson, sop., Elisabeth von Magnus, m-sop., Christoph Pregardien, tenor, Klaus Martens, bass. Amsterdam Baroque Choir and Orchestra/Ton Koopman
  • Praetorius, Michael: Christmas Mass. Gabrieli Consort and Players, Roskilde Cathedral Boys Choir, Roskilde Cathedral Congregational Choir/Paul McCreesh.
  • Cererols, Joan: Serafin, que con dulce harmonia. Taverner Consort, Choir & Players/Andrew Parrott
  • Manfredini, Francesco: Concerto duodecimo in C 'Pastorale per il Santissimo Natale'. Les Amis de Philippe/Ludger Remy
  • Cozzolani, Chiara Margarita: Ecce annuntio vobis. Cappella Artemisia/Candace Smith
  • Perucona, Maria Xaveria: Ad gaudia, ad iubila. Cappella Artemisia/Candace Smith
  • Stradella, Alessandro: Cantata per il Santissimo Natale. Capriccio Basel.
  • Charpentier, Marc-Antoine: Carols for instruments, H531, 534. English Concert/Trevor Pinnock.
  • Purcell, Henry: Behold, I bring you glad tidings. London String Players; Philip Jones Brass Ensemble; Camden Wind Ensemble; Charles Spinks, organ; Heinrich Schutz Choir/Roger Norrington
  • Schiassi, Gaetano Maria: Sinfonia pastorale in D, for Christmas. Northwest CO of Seattle/Alun Francis.
  • Pascha, Edmund: Christmas Mass: Gloria. Taverner Consort, Choir & Players/Andrew Parrott

  • 18th December

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  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Christmas Oratorio BWV248 Part 3. Lisa Larsson, sop., Elisabeth von Magnus, m-sop., Christoph Pregardien, ten., Klaus Martens, bass. Amsterdam Baroque Choir and Orchestra/Ton Koopman
  • Buxtehude, Dietrich: Trio Sonatas: No 1 in B flat major, BuxWV259; No 2 in D major, BuxWV260. John Holloway, vin; Jaap ter Linden, vla da gamba; Lars Ulrick Mortensen, harpschd
  • Fux, Johann Joseph: Serenade, K352. Otto Sauer, trumpet, Cappella Istropolitana/Nicol Matt
  • Monteverdi, Claudio: Madrigali Erotici. The Consort of Musicke/Anthony Rooley.
  • Buchner, Philipp Friedrich: Plectrum Musicum, Op 4: Sonata 15 in A minor; Sonata 19 in D minor; Sonata 1 in A minor; Sonata 5 in D minor. Parnassi Musici (Members of the Bavarian Chamber Orchestra)
  • Duval, Mademoiselle: Suite from the Ballet "Les Genies". Bay Area Women's Philharmonic/JoAnn Falletta

  • 11th December

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  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Christmas Oratorio BWV 248 Part 2. Lisa Larsson, sop., Elisabeth van Magnus, m-sop., Christoph Pregardien, ten., Klaus Martens, bass. Amsterdam Baroque Choir and Orchestra/Ton Koopman
  • Muffat, Georg: Sonata No 2 in G minor. Freiburger Barockorchester Consort.
  • Molter, Johann Melchior: Concerto Pastorale in G major. The English Concert/ Trevor Pinnock
  • de Almeida, Francisco Antonio: Oratorio: La Giuditta, Part 1 (excerpts). Lena Lootens, sop., Martyn Hill, ten., Axel Kohlet, alto. Concerto Koln/Rene Jacobs
  • Muffat, Georg: Sonata No 5 in G major. Freiburger Barockorchester Consort.
  • Vivaldi, Antonio: Concerto for 2 Trumpets in C major, RV537. The English Concert/Trevor Pinnock
  • Soderini, Agostino: Sacrarum cantionum Book 1: O Maria "In Nativitate Iesu Christi Dialogismus". Cappella Artemisia.

  • 4th December

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  • Bach, Johann Sebastian: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 Part 1. Lisa Larsson, sop., Elisabeth von Magnus, m-sop., Christoph Pregardien, ten., Klaus Martens, bass. Amsterdam Baroque Choir and Orchestra/Ton Koopman
  • Pergolesi, Giovanni Battista: Sinfonias: Olimpiade; Sinfonia in F major; Sinfonia in B flat major. Orchestra da Damera di Santa Cecilia/Alessio Vlad
  • Telemann, Georg Philipp: Ino. Barbara Schlick, sop., Musica Antiqua Koln/Reinhard Goebel
  • Stamitz, Johann: Trio in A major, Op 1 No 2; Trio Sonata in G Major. Der Musikalische Garten.
  • Caccini, Francesca: Lasciatemi Qui Solo. La Villanella Basel

  • 27th November

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  • Bull, John: Fantasia; Fantastic Pavan; Fantastic Galliard; Les Buffons; Queen Elizabeth's Pavan; Fantasia on a Fugue of Sweelinck; Telluris ingens conditor. Kit Armstrong, pno
  • Rosenmuller, Johann: Concerto "Nun gibest du, Gott, einen gnadigen Regen"; Concerto "Laudate Dominum omnes gentes". Ensemble 1684/Gregor Meyer
  • Giuseppe Valentini: Allettamento da camera in D minor, Op 8 No 1. Quartetto Vanvitelli
  • Caldara, Antonio: Vicino a un rivoletto. Giuseppina Bridelli, Mezzo-sop., Quartetto Vanvitelli.
  • Haydn, Franz Joseph: Symphony No 6 "Le Matin". Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra/Adam Fischer
  • de Boismortier, Joseph Bodin: Trio Sonata in D, Op 37 No 3. Cappella Musicale Enrico Stuart/Romeo Ciuffa


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