Well-Tempered Baroque with Dr. Lewis Baratz

Fridays at 11 pm

Enjoy a survey of music from the Baroque era. 

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Well-Tempered Baroque 8-18-2017: The Madrigal

Aug 17, 2017

This week on Well-Tempered Baroque Dr. Lewis Baratz explores the madrigal in Italy and England during the transition period of the late Renaissance to the early Baroque.  Music of Thomas Morley, John Mundy, Girolamo Dalla Casa, Benedetto Pallavinco, Carl Gesauldo, and Michelangelo Rossi.

This week on Well-Tempered Baroque, Dr. Lewis Baratz discusses new releases of Baroque music on the Brilliant Classics label.  Selections from the new 16-CD set of the complete keyboard music of Johann Jacob Froberger, chamber music of Alessandro Stradella, motets of Giovanni Paolo Colonna, music of John Ravenscroft, and sacred music of Antonio Caldara.

Well-Tempered Baroque: July 28 - French Baroque

Jul 28, 2017

This week on Well-Tempered Baroque, French Baroque music on the Brilliant Classics label.  Harpsichord music of Jacques Champion de Chambonnières, a suite for recorder of Robert de Visée, works of François Couperin, and flute music of Michel Blavet.

Dr. Lewis Baratz continues his discussion of Baroque music on the Brilliant Classics label this Friday at 11 pm.  This week's playlist includes exerpts from the Messa sopra l'aria della Monica of Girolamo Frescobaldi, Trio Sonata Opus 2, No. 5 in B-flat Major of Arcangelo Corelli, music from the time of Rembrandt, and selects by Telemann and Handel. Featured artists include Musica Amphion (Pieter-Jan Belder, director) and harpsichordist Michael Borgstede.

This week on Well-Tempered Baroque, sample Baroque music on the Brilliant Classics label.  Founded in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands in 1995, Brilliant Classics' goal was to produce high-quality recordings at budget prices.  After its acquisition by the German firm Edel A.G. Brilliant Classics CDs are now available throughout the world.  With more than 1470 titles, there's much fine music avaiable to keep music lovers engaged for years.  This week's line up includes music of Thomas Tallis, Peter Phillips, Alessandro Grandi, Salomone Rossi, and Peter Bustijn.

This week on Well-Tempered Baroque (Friday 11 pm), the music of Johann Kuhnau.  Johann Kuhnau (1660-1722) was a celebrated polymath,  A practicing lawyer, translator, writer, organist, singer, and above all, cantor of the St. Thomaskirche in Leipzig, where he presided over the city's music from 1701 until his death.  It was Kuhnau's high standards as a composer and director that set the bar against which Johann Sebastian Bach would be judged.  Johann Kuhnau, this week on Well-Tempered Baroque.  

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.

Join Dr. Lewis Baratz this week as he discusses "Saints, Sinners, and Shepherds" this Friday (6/2) at 11 pm.  Works by Draghi, Drouard de Bousset (featuring soprano Laura Heimes), Handel (featuring Roberta Invernizzi), and Vivaldi (countertenor Daniel Moody with local period instrument ensemble La Fiocco).  

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.

This week on Well-Tempered Baroque, Dr. Lewis Baratz explores the Orpheus Legend as expressed in three French cantatas of the high and late baroque era by Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Louis-Nicolas Clérambault, and Jean-Philippe Rameau.

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