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


19th May

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  • Includes works from the vast Baroque catalogue by Handel, Vivaldi, Telemann, Purcell, Dal'Abaco, Monteverdi, Couperin and more. All performed by Australian Musicians.
  • Mell: Divisions on 'John Come Kiss Me Now'. Simon Martyn-Ellis, theorbo, Latitude 37.
  • Molter: Concerto in B flat for 4 recorders & continuo. Sally Melhuish, rec., Hans-Dieter Michatz, rec., Melissa Farrow, fte., Mikaela Oberg, fte.
  • Handel: Aria from, Rodelinda: Morrai si, l'empia tua testa''. Valda Wilson, sop., Sydney Lyric Orch/Richard Bonynge.
  • Purcell: The Fairy Queen, Z629. 1st & 2nd Music & Overture. Orch of the Antipodes/Antony Walker.
  • Vivaldi: Cello concerto in A minor, RV421. Jamie Hey, vlc., Brandenburg Orch/Paul Dyer.
  • Telemann: Fantasia in D, TWV33:1. Lars Ulrik Mortensen, hpschd.
  • Bononcini: The Lament of Olympia. Musica da Camera Tessa Miller, sop. Adelaide Baroque.
  • Rameau: Dardanus. Overture. Orch of the Antipodes/Antony Walker.
  • Palestrina: 'O beata et benedicta'. Trinity College Choir, Melbourne/ Michael Leighton Jones.
  • Handel: Jephtha - Waft her Angels. Kirsten Barry, oboe, Australian Brandenburg Orch/Paul Dyer.
  • Monteverdi: I gaze upon you, from I'Incoronazione di Poppea. Sally-Anne Russell, m-sop. Sara Macliver,sop Orch. of the Antipodes/Antony Walker.
  • Purcell: Chacony in G minor, Z730. Risa Browder, vla., Purcell Quartet.
  • Bach: Keyboard Concerto in F minor, BWV1056. Angela Hewitt, pno., Australian CO/Richard Tognetti.
  • Dall'Abaco: Concerto in D, Op.5/6. Australian Brandenburg Orch/Paul Dyer.
  • Vivaldi: Vestro Principi Divino in F, RV633. Andreas Scholl, alto., Australian Brandenburg Orch/Paul Dyer.
  • Hellendaal: Rondo in D. Locatelli Trio.
  • Couperin: Musete de Choisi: Musete de Taverni. Elysium Ensemble.

  • 12th May

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  • Monteverdi: Vespers of the Blessed Virgin, 1610. Excerpts. Nigel Robson, ten., Michael Chance, alto., Alastair Miles, bass, Ann Monoyios, sop., Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone, Mark Tucker, ten., Marinella Pennicchi, sop., Sandro Naglia, ten., Monteverdi Choir, EBS, London Oratory Junior Choir, His Majesty's Sagbutts and Cornetts/Sir John Eliot Gardiner.
  • Rosenmuller, Johann: Sinfonia in D major for 2 violins & cont. Musica Antiqua Koln/ Reinhard Goebel, vln/cond.
  • Pla, Joan & Josep: Sonata for 2 oboes & Cont. in E flat major. Rossi Piceno
  • de Torrejon y Velasco, Tomas: Part 2 of La purpura de la Rosa. Judith Mala Fronte, Ellen Hargis, Maria del Mar, Fernandez Doval. The Harp Consort/ Andrew Lawrence-King, dir.
  • Abel, Clamor Heinrich: Bataille in D major. Musica Antiqua Koln/ Reinhard Goebel, cond.

  • 5th May

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  • Sweelinck: Psalm 150. Netherlands Chamber Choir/Peter Phillips.
  • Scarlatti, Alessandro: Sinfonia to 'Clori, Dorino & amore'. Van Dieman's Band, julia Fredersdorf, dir.
  • DuMont: Super Flumina Babylonis. Ensemble Pierre Robert/Frederic Desenclos.
  • Forster: Sonata a 7. Musica Fiata/Roland Wilson.
  • Dowland, John: 'I saw my lady weep' ,' My Lord Willobye's welcome home' Peter Pears, ten. Robert Spencer, lute.
  • Sweelinck: Te Deum Laudamus SWWV187. Gesualdo Consort Amsterdam/ Harry van der Kamp, dir.
  • Fux, Johann Joseph: Sonata da Chiesa K379. Capella Agostino Steffani/ Lajos Rovatkay, dir.
  • Sweelinck: Praeludium toccata. Charivari Agreable.
  • Bull: The King's hunt. Charivari Agreable.
  • Telemann: Sonata in B flat for recorder, obbligato harpsichord & basso continuo, TWV42:B4. Amarillis.
  • DuMont: Ecce iste venit. Ensemble Pierre Robert/Frederic Desenclos.
  • Gibbons, Orlando: f Fantasia, 'For great double-bass' no.1. The Parley of Instruments/ Peter Holman, dir.
  • Sweelinck: Mein Junges Leben Hat Ein End. Robert Woolley, hpschd.
  • Scarlatti A: Salve Regina. Gerard Lesne, alto, Veronique Gens, sop., Il Seminario Musicale.

  • 28th April

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  • Fasch: Overture in D minor, FWV K:g5. Capella Savaria/Mary Terey-Smith.
  • Platti, Giovanni Benedetto. Cello Concerto in c major WD646 Sol Gabetta, cello. Cappella Gabetta/ Andres Gabetta, dir.
  • Bonporti: Serenata lV in A. Luigi Mangiocavallo, vln., Claudio Ronco, vlc., Marco Mencoboni, hpschd.
  • Fasch, Johann Friedrich. Hohe Messe FWV E3 for Soloists, double choir, and 2 orchestras. University Choir Halle, Academy Orch. Of Martin Luther Univ. Halle-Wittemburg. Jens Lorenz, cond.
  • Fasch: Concerto a 8 in D, FWV L:D1. English Concert/Trevor Pinnock.

  • 21st April

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  • Vecchi: L'Amfiparnaso (Madrigal Comedy). Ensemble Clement Janequin/Dominique Visse.
  • Pergolesi: L'Olimpiade: Overture. St Cecilia CO/Alessio Vlad.
  • Bach: French Suite No.1 in D minor, BWV812. Richard Egarr, hpschd.
  • Graun: Rodelinda: Sinfonia Allegro. Concerto Cologne/Mikhail Antonenko.
  • Graun: Silla: No, no, di Libia fra l'arene. Julia Lezhneva, sop., Concerto Cologne/Mikhail Antonenko.
  • Graun: Silla: Parmi .. ah no!. Julia Lezhneva, sop., Concerto Cologne/Mikhail Antonenko.
  • Rebel: The Elements. Musica Antiqua Cologne/Reinhard Goebel.
  • Cavalli: Credo from Messa Concertata. Parley Of Instruments, Seicento/Peter Holman.

  • 14th April

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  • Telemann: Cantata, O be joyful in the Lord, Psalm 100. Guy Touvron, tpt., Ernst Gerold Schramm, bar., RIAS Sinfonietta Berlin/ Lajovic Uros.
  • Telemann: Sonata in D from "Der getreue Music-Meister". Wieland Kuijken, viola da gamba.
  • Telemann: Cantate No.44, Kein Vogel Kann im weiten Fliegen.Geread Lesne, c/ten. Royal Music Academy of Paris.
  • Telemann: Concerto in B flat for three oboes. Hans-Peter Westermann, oboe, Michael Niesemann, oboe, Piet Dhont, oboe, Musica Antiqua Cologne/Reinhard Goebel.
  • Telemann: The Times of the Day. Hans-Peter Blochwitz, ten., Mechthild Bach, sop., Johannes Mannov, bass, Mechthild Georg, m-sop., Freiburg Vocal Ensemble, Collegium Musicum Freiburg/Wolfgang Schafer.
  • Telemann: Concerto in F (Tafelmusik Part 2). Orch of the Golden Age.

  • 7th April

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  • Purcell: The Fairy Queen, Z629. Charles Daniels, ten., Nancy Argenta, sop., Francois Bazola, bass, Jerome Correas, bass, Les Arts Florissants/William Christie.
  • Keiser: The ridiculous Prince Jodelet Sinfonia. Academy for Ancient Music Berlin/Georg Kallweit.
  • Castello: Sonata terza. Richard Egarr, hpschd., AAM/Richard Egarr.
  • Castello: Sonata settima. Richard Egarr, hpschd., AAM/Richard Egarr.
  • Charpentier: Vespers of the Blessed Virgin. Le Concert Motet: Laudate pueri, H149 Spirituel/Herve Niquet.
  • Uccellini, Marco. 3 Dances. Pamela Thorby, rec.Rachel Podger, vln. Joanna Levine, cel. William Carter, gtr.
  • Rostori, Giovanni Alberto: Oboe Concerto in E flat major. Albrecht Mayer, oboe 7 dir.
  • Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli. Westminster Cathedral Choir/David Hill.
  • Schieferdecker: Musikalische Concerte No.1. Academy for Ancient Music Berlin/Georg Kallweit.

  • 31st March

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  • Johann Sebastian Bach Birthday 31 March 1685
  • Bach, J.S. Italian Concerto in f major BWV 971 Pieter-Jan Belder, h'chord.
  • Bach GC: Cantata: Siehe wie fein und lieblich ist. Florilegium.
  • Bach, Wilhelm Friedmann. Sinfonia in D. Fk64 Kammerorchester C.P.E. Bach. Hartmut Haenchen, cond.
  • Bach, Johann Ernst. 'Sei lieber Tag, willkom,men'. Bach Ensemble, Helmut Rilling, cond.
  • Bach, C.P.E. Duet in E minor for Flute and Violin Wq140 Laura Pontecorvo, flt E;lisa Citterio, vln.
  • Bach JCF: Quartet No.6 in B for Flute & Strings. Concilium Musicum.
  • Bach, J.C. Sonata No.1 in B flat. Bart van Oort, f/pno.
  • Bach CPE: Oboe Concerto in E flat, Wq.165. Paul Goodwin, oboe, English Concert/Trevor Pinnock.
  • Bach, J.S. Gloria from Mass in B minor, BWV 232. Ursula Buckel, sop. Marga Hoffgen, alt. Ernst Haefliger, ten. Ernst-Gerold Schramm, bass. Munich Bach Choir & Orchestra, Karl Richter, cond.