Baroque Music

This week on Well-Tempered Baroque, Dr. Lewis Baratz introduces the music of Portugal during the 17th century.  Locked into a dual monarch with Spain, Portugal's music establishment was conservative owing in part to an absentee monarch so the focus was on sacred music.  Selections by native-born composers Pedro de Cristo, Manuel Cardoso,and Filipe de Magalhães.

Join Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra Tempesta di Mare as The Classical Network in Concert broadcasts the first concert in the ensemble's Telemann 360 Project, marking the 250th anniversary of Georg Philipp Telemann's death.

In this episode, Dr. Lewis Baratz continues to explore the German Francophiles, the German-speaking composers of th 17th and early 18th centuries who dabbled and often mastered the musical style of the court of Versailles.  Music of Johann Joseph Fux, Johan Schenk, Philipp Heinrich Erlebach, and Christian Herwich. 

This week Dr. Lewis Baratz concludes his discussion of the early Baroque madrigal with an works of Giaches de Wert, Sigismondo d'India, and a close look at the 8 books of madrigal of Claudio Monteverdi.

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.

 

Last week in NYC the third International Historic Brass Symposium took place.  It is a symposium primarily for scholars, with peer reviewed papers presented. BUT, there were also wonderful performances by internationally acclaimed soloists This week we will hear some of those performers:   Bruce Dickey, cornetto; Michael Collver, cornetto; Patrick Wibart, ophecleide and serpent; Adrien Ramon, cornet; John Foster, Baroque Trumpet; and the Opus 333 Saxhorn Quartet.

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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.

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