Baroque Music

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.

The Capella Cordina under the direction of Alejandro Planchart was one of the most exceptional and prodigious early music vocal ensembles of the 1970's. Hear a performance of Spanish composer  Cristobal de Morales' beautiful 16th century  Missa "L'homme arme"  on this week's Distant Mirror, Friday night (6/9) at 10.

Monday's Bach at One comes your way from the Princeton Festival. Enjoy the festival chorus and Baroque Orchestra from the Princeton Festival in a program of Bach Cantatas. Glenn Smith is your host.

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.

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