Lewis Baratz

Program Host

Dr. Lewis Baratz is host of Well-Tempered Baroque, which airs Fridays at 11 pm.

Ph.D in musicology Case Western Reserve University.  Performances on recorder and/or harpsichord with Abendmusik, Ars Musica, Bethlehem Baroque, Biber Baroque, Brandywine Baroque, Ensemble Impromptu, Le Triomphe de l’amour, MidAtlantic Opera Company, Queens Consort, VOICES Chorale, Vox Ama Deus, & VOYCES.  More than 20 publications on a wide range of music history topics, including performance of 15th-century dance music, 17th-century Roman keyboard music, biographical, archival, and manuscript studies, basso continuo, and the choirboys of the Brussels Collegiate Church of SS Michael and Gudula, ca. 1550 to 1793.  Baratz was a Fulbright Scholar, a Fellow of the Belgian American Educational Foundation, and a Board member for Early Music America. Lewis was interim director of the Marquis Consort Early Music Ensemble of Lafayette College, visiting Professor at Seton Hall University, and Adjunct Associate Professor at Mercer County Community College. He currently teaches harpsichord at Lafayette College.

This week on Well-Tempered Baroque (6/9 at 11 pm) Dr. Lewis Baratz explores the music of the Kantors of the Thomaskirche before Johann Sebastian Bach.  Learn about this glorious music tradition beginning with the appointment of Sethus Calvisius in 1594 up to Johann Kuhnau,whose tenure was from 1701 until 1722.

This week on Well-Tempered Baroque, Dr. Lewis Baratz continues his discussion of musical depictions of the Orpheus Legend.  Excerpts of works by 17th-century Italian composers Antonio Sartorio, Stefano Landi, and Luigi Rossi.

Historical keyboards

The operas of Cavalli (Part 2).

Join Dr. Lewis Baratz and his guests cornettist, Nathaniel Cox and early bassoonist, Allen Hamrick, both considered rising stars of the early music world, as they discuss their journey into the realm of historical performance.  

The Stylus Phantasticus or the fantasy style of the mid-17th-century.  Rhetorical and virtuoso music of Fontana, Uccellini, Kerll, Bertali, and Schmelzer.