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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.

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16th March

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  • Telemann: Violin Concerto In F major. TWV51:F2 Elizabeth Wallfisch, vln & dir. L'Orfeo Baroque Orch.
  • Telemann, Georg Philip: Lukas-Passion 1744. Uta Spreckelsen,sop. Theo Altmeyer, ten. Adalbert Kraus, ten. Gerhard Faulstich,bar. Gerd Beusker, ten. Frankfurter Madrigalensemble. Hessisches Kammerorchester/ Siegfried Heinrich, cond.

  • 9th March

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  • C.P.E Bach Birthday 9 March 1714
  • Bach CPE: Sonata in D, Wq.83. Genevieve Lacey, rec., Daniel Yeadon, vlc., Neal Peres da Costa, hpschd.
  • Bach CPE: Easter Cantata Wq243. 'Anbetung dem Erbarmer'. Barbara Schlick, sop. Hilke Helling, alto. Wifried Jochens, ten. Gotthold Schwarz, bass. Reinische Kantorei. Das Kleine Konzert/ Herman Max, dir.
  • Bach CPE: Cello Concerto in B flat, Wq.171. Tim Hugh, vlc., Bournemouth Sinfonietta/Richard Studt.
  • Bach CPE: Die Menschenliebe Jesu, Wq.208/4. Gesualdo Consort Amsterdam/Harry Van der Kamp.
  • Bach CPE: Concerto for Organ,strings and cont. in B flat Wq35. Roland Munch, org. CPE Bach Kammerorchester/ Hartmut Haenchen, cond.
  • Bach CPE: Easter Cantata - God has awakened the Lord. Wq244. Paul Elliot, ten., Martina Lins, sop., Gotthold Schwarz, bass, Das Kleine Konzert, Rhenish Church Choir/Hermann Max.

  • 2nd March

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  • Antonio Vivaldi, birthday 4th March
  • Vivaldi: Stabat Mater. Helen Watts, contr. John Toll, org. Enblish Bach Festival Orch. & Choir/ Jean-Claude Malgoir, cond.
  • Vivaldi: Concerto for violin & oboe in B flat, RV79. Piero Toso, vln., Alessandro Bonelli, oboe, I Solisti Veneti/Claudio Scimone.
  • Vivaldi: Filiae maestae Jerusalem RV638. James Bowman, c/ten. King's Consort/Robert King, dir.
  • Vivaldi: Sinfonia in E flat, RV130, 'Sonata al Santo Sepolcro'. Il Giardino Armonico/Giovanni Antonini.
  • Vivaldi: Ostro picta in D, RV642. Emma Kirkby, sop., Collegium Musicum 90/Richard Hickox.
  • Vivaldi: Sinfonia in B minor "al Santo Sepolcro", RV169. Il Giardino Armonico/Giovanni Antonini.
  • Vivaldi: Credo in E minor, RV591. English CO, John Alldis Choir/Vittorio Negri.
  • Vivaldi: Viola d'amore concerto in F, RV97. Fabio Biondi, viola d'amore, Europa Galante/Fabio Biondi.
  • Vivaldi: Dixit Dominus in D, RV594. Anthony Rolfe Johnson, ten., Robert Holl, bass, Margaret Marshall, sop., Anne Collins, contr., Ann Murray, m-sop., English CO, John Alldis Choir/Vittorio Negri.

  • 23rd February

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  • "Handel Recycling Handel ", Birthday tribute. (music from original Handel works recycled by Handel)
  • From Messiah: Hallelujah Chorus. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/ Sir Neville Marriner, cond.
  • Irael in Babylon-Excerpts. Julia Gooding, Sabine von Blohn,sops. Jonathan Peter Kenny,c.ten. Joseph Cornwell,ten. Adolph Seidel, Ekkehard Abele, basses. Kantorei Saarlouis, Ensemble UnaVolta/ Joachim Fontaine, dir.
  • Messiah: Pastoral Symphony. Academy of St Martin in the Fields/ Sir Neville Marriner, cond.
  • Israel in Babylon: Duetto, (Zorobabel, Pharez) 'On our paternal mead' Joseph Cornwell, ten.Julia Gooding, sop.
  • From Giulio Cesare: 'Da tempesta il lego infrante'. Emma Matthews,sop. NZ Chamber Orch./Donald Armstrong, cond.
  • Israel in Babylon: Aria, (Zorobabel) 'See her awfull Domes ascending' Joseph Cornwell.ten.
  • From Giustino: Giustino's aria,'Puo ben nascere tra li Boschi'. Michael Chance, c.ten. Freiburger Barockorchester/Nicholas McGegan, cond.
  • Israel in Babylon: Pharez aria: 'No more shall Edom's Sons'. Julia Gooding, sop.
  • From Royal Fireworks Suite HWV351 La Rejouissance The English Concert/ Trevor Pinnock, dir.
  • Israel in Babylon: Chorus/ March: 'The Glorious field is won'. Kantorei Saarlouis, Ensemble UnaVolta.
  • From Concerto Grosso Op.6 No.5 6th movement, Menuet. Un poco larghetto. Aust.Baroque Orch./Paul Dyer, dir.
  • Israel in Babylon: Chorus,'Great and Glorious is the King'. Kantorei Saarlouis/ Ensemble UnaVolta.
  • From Serse: 'Ombra mai fu'. Bryn Terfel, bar. Scottish Cham.Orch./Sir Charles Mackerras, cond.
  • Israel in Babylon: Aria,(Zorobabel),'Ere the orbs'. Joseph Cornwell, ten.
  • From Te Deum in D. 'Final chorus,'O Lord in thee have I trusted' Choir New College Oxford. The King's Consort/ Robert King, dir.
  • Israel in Babylon: Chorus,'O God, 'tis thou art Truth'. Kantorei Saarlouis/ Ensemble UnaVolta.
  • From Alcina: Ruggiero's Aria: 'Verdi prati'. Susan Graham, m/sop. Les Arts Florissants/William Christie, dir.
  • Israel in Babylon: Air/Semichorus/chorus(Zorobabel), 'Hear a nation's deep distress'. Joseph Cornwell, ten. Kantorei Saarlouis. Ensemble UnaVolta.
  • From Agrippina: Agrippina's aria:'Ho un non so che nel cor'. Della Jones, sop. English Baroque Soloists/ Sir John Eliot Gardiner, cond.
  • From La Resurrezione: Maddelena's aria:'Ho non so che nel cor'. Patrizia Kwella, sop. Academy of Ancient Music/ Christopher Hogwood, dir.
  • From Il Trionfo del Tempo: Disillusion's aria,'Crede l'uom che'egli riposo'. Peer Abilgaard, alto. Frankfurt Barockorchester/ Joachim Carlos Martini, cond.
  • From Agrippina: Ottone's aria; 'Vaghe fonti'. Michael Chance, c/ten. English Baroque Solists/Sir John Eliot Gardiner, cond.
  • Handel: From Oboe Concerto No.2 in F major, 3rd movement, A tempo giusto. HWV332. Roger Lord, oboe. Academy of St Martin in the Field/ Sir Neville Marriner, cond.
  • From Messiah: Chorus, 'Lift up your heads'. Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chorus and Orch./ Sir Neville Marriner
  • Handel: Foundling Hospital Anthem, HWV268. John Elwes, ten., Charles Brett, alto., Gillian Fisher, sop., Libby Crabtree, sop., Winchester Cathedral Choir, Brandenburg Consort/David Hill.

  • 16th February

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  • "Echos in the Baroque"
  • Scheidt, Samuel: Echo. Canadian Brass.
  • Handel: Water Music Suite in D, HWV349: alla hornpipe. Tasmanian SO/Graham Abbott.
  • Scarlatti, A: From Serenata Endimione e Cintia, "Se geloso e il mio core". Elizabeth Watts, sop. The English Concert/ Laurence Cummings,cond.
  • Vivaldi: Concerto in A minor No. 8 RV522 Monica Huggett, John Holloway, vns. Academy of Ancient Music/ Christopher Hogwood, cond.
  • Scarlatti, A: "Esci omai" from Mitridate Eupature. Elizabeth Watts, sop. Huw Daniel, Vln. The English Concert/ Laurence Cummings, cond.
  • Bach, J.S.: Echo from the French Overture BWV831 Jan-Pieter Belder, h/chord.
  • Bach: Christmas Oratorio, Cantata No. 4, BWV248. Leipzig Radio Choir, Staatskapelle Dresden, Trompetenensemble Ludwig Guettler/Peter Schreier.
  • Bach: Christmas Oratorio, Cantata No. 4, BWV248. "Flosst, mein Heiland" Helen Donath, Andrea Ihle, sops., Leipzig Staatskapelle Dresden, Trompetenensemble Ludwig Guettler/Peter Schreier.
  • Telemann: Alster Overture TWV55.F11 Rundfunk Sinfonie Orch. Leipzig/ Wolf-Dieter Hauschild,cond.
  • Purcell: Dido and Aeneas, Z626. Chorus, In a deep vaulted cell & Echo dance of the Furies. North German Radio CO, Hamburg Monteverdi Choir/Sir Charles Mackerras.
  • Purcell: The Fairy Queen, Z629. Act I Echo. & Symphony Act VI & Hark! The echoing Air. Cantillation, Orch of the Antipodes/Antony Walker.
  • Lotti, Antonio: Echo in F major for 2 Oboes, Bassoon & Cont. Zefiro/ Alfredo Bernadini, cond.
  • Bach: From Cantata BWV213, 'Treues echo'. Elisabeth von Magnus, alto, ,Amsterdam Baroque Orch, /Ton Koopman.
  • Marini: Sonata con tre violini in eco. Gabrieli Consort and Players/Paul McCreesh.
  • Scarlatti A: Ecco negl'orti tuoi...Che dolce simpatia. Cecilia Bartoli, m-sop., Musiciens du Louvre/Marc Minkowski.
  • Gabrielli, G.: Canzona in Double echo. Canadian Brass.

  • 9th February

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  • Baroque Chamber Music
  • Meister, Johann Friedrich: From 'Il Giardino del piacere', La Musica Settima in F major.. Ensemble Diderot.
  • Eyck, Jan van: 'Onder te Linde groene'. Senfl, Ludwig: 'Was wird es doch des wunders noch'. Nancy Hadden & Janet See, flutes.
  • Ferrari, Benedetto: Musiche e poesie varie," Che non sa come amour'. Philippe Jaroussky, c/ten. Ensemble Artaserse.
  • Purcell: Sonata No. 7 in E minor, Z.796. Purcell Quartet.
  • Caldara, Antonio: Chiacona Op.2 No.12 in B flat major. Parnassi Musici
  • Handel: Trio sonata in B minor, Op.2/1. Pavlo Beznosiuk, vln., Richard Egarr, hpschd., Rachel Brown, fte., Joseph Crouch, vlc.
  • Buxtehude: Sonata No.2 in G, BuxWV253. Jaap ter Linden, viola da gamba, John Holloway, vln., Lars Ulrik Mortensen, hpschd.
  • Hotteterre: Suite in G, Op. 2/2. P Allain-Dupre, fte., Y Uyama-Bouvard, hpschd., P Pierlot, viola da gamba, Vincent Dumestre, theorbo, Jean-Francois Bouges, fte.
  • Bach, J.S.: Sonata from the Musical Offering BWV1079 Candy Thompson,vln. Marieke Schneemann, flute. Floris Mijnders, cello. David Jansen, h'chord.
  • Steffani, Agostino: 'Placidissime catene'. Carolyn Watkinson,m.sop. Paul Esswood, c/ten. Wouter Moller, cello. Alan Curtis, h'chord and directing.
  • Telemann: Quartet No.2 in A minor. Quadro Amsterdam.

  • 2nd February

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  • Caldara, Antonio: Coriolanus, Overture. John Wallace, tpt., Philharmonia Orch/Simon Wright.
  • Caldara: Cantata. 'Non v'e pena'. Max Emanuel Cencic, c/tenor. Ornamente 99/ Karsten Erik Ose, cond.
  • Caldara: Sonata for Cello in A major No.15. Jonathan Pesek, clo. Daniela Dolci, h'chord.
  • Caldara: The Passion of our Lord Jesus Christ (Parts I & 2). Patricia Petibon, sop., Laura Polverelli, contr., Francesca Pedaci, sop., Sergio Foresti, bass, Europa Galante, Athestis Chorus/Fabio Biondi.
  • Caldara: Sinfonia in E minor. Aura Musicale, Budapest/ Renee Clemencic, cond.

  • 26th January

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  • Australian Made Baroque!
  • Vivaldi: Chamber Concerto in G minor RV103 Salut Baroque
  • Purcell: Chaconne Bateson, Thomas: The nightingale in Silent Night. 18th C. air. The Early Music Consort of Melb.
  • Heinichen, David: Aria: Mira le mio pupille. Tobias Cole, c/ten. Salut Baroque
  • Telemann: Fantasia No.7 in E flat major TWV40.20. Lucinda Moon, vln.
  • Marini: Three arias, Invitation to Joy, Invitation to Restful Love and Birth of Christ. Jane Edwards, sop., Sally Melhuish, rec., Tim Blomfield, vlc., Luke Green, hpschd.
  • Handel: Harpsichord Suite No.4 in E minor, HWV429. Erin Helyard, hpschd.
  • Handel: Rinaldo: Lascia ch'io pianga. Yvonne Kenny, sop., Australian Brandenburg Orch/Paul Dyer.
  • Bach: Cello suite No.3 in C, BWV1009. Michael Goldschlager, vlc.
  • Bach: We hasten with faint but eager steps, from Cantata 78. Sally-Anne Russell, m-sop., Sara Macliver, sop., Orch of the Antipodes/Antony Walker.
  • Merulo: Toccata terza. Latitude 37.
  • Telemann: Sonata for Flute & Violin No.1 in G major. TWV40.118 Greg Dikmans, flt. Lucinda Moon, vln.
  • Palestrina: Io son ferito, ahi lasso. Siobhan Stagg, sop. Latitude 37.

  • 19th January

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  • "Austrian Baroque"
  • Schmelzer: Fencing School in G - Ballet. Musica Antiqua Cologne.
  • Fux: Sonata a 4. Concentus Musicus Vienna/Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
  • Hugl, Franz Anton: Fugue ex 8 and Prelude secundi Toni. Erich Traxler, org.
  • Biber, Heinrich Ignaz Franz: Pastorella in A major for solo violin 7 cont. Gunar Letzbor, vln. Hubert Hoffmann,theorbo. Eric Traxler,org. Jan Krigovsky, violone.
  • Aufschneiter, Benedikt Anton: Magnificat. Josef Pascal Auer, Simon Paul Bernhard, Daniel Mandl,boy sops. Markus Forster, Alois Mühlbacher, altos. Markus Miesenberger, Bernd Lambauer, ten. Gerhard Kenda, Ulfried Staber, bass. St Florianner Sängerknaben, Ars Antiqua Austria/ Gunar Letzbor, dir.
  • Vivaldi: Concerto RV501, 'La notte' in B flat for bassoon,strings and cont. Sergio Azzolini,bassoon. Sonatori de la Gioisa Marca.
  • Ariosti, Attilio: a.'Sa il crudel' Aria from Marte placato. Hana Blazikova, sop. b. Sinfonia, Ensemble Tourbillon/ Petr Wagner, dir.
  • Biber: Alleluja Messe. Markus Forster, Josef Pascal Auer, Simon Paul Bernhard, Daniel Mandl, boy sops. Alois Mühlbacher, Markus Forster, altos. Markus Miesenberger, Bernd Lambauer, ten. Gerhard Kenda, Ulfried Staber, bass. St Florianner Sängerknaben, Ars Antiqua Austria/ Gunar Letzbor, dir.