Author: Julie Freddino

Playlist 2017-11-19

Bach Trios

This Week’s Playlist

Sunday Baroque Holiday Gift List

The Story Behind Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Thile and Edgar Meyer’s BACH TRIOS

Angela Hewitt – Scarlatti sonatas Vol.2

Telemann Concerti per molti stromenti

First Hour

Johan Joachim Agrell (1701-1765), Sinfonia in D op.1/1, Helsinki Baroque Orchestra, Aapo Hakkinen, Aeolus 10047, JOHAN JOACHIM AGRELL: ORCHESTRAL WORKS

Signor (Luis) Detri (18th c.), Sonata for recorder & continuo in c, Ensemble Caprice, Matthias Maute, ATMA ACD2 2344, LES SEPT SAUTS (translation: The Seven Jumps): BAROQUE CHAMBER MUSIC AT THE STUTTGART COURT

Agostino Steffani (1654-1728), Stabat Mater Dolorosa – 2. Cuius animam gementem, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers, CORO 16076, Handel, Dixit Dominus HWV232 – Steffani, Stabat Mater

Count Ludovico Roncalli (1654-1713), Sonata #5 in a, Richard Savino – baroque guitar, Dorian Sono Luminus 90804, SONATAS FOR BAROQUE GUITAR

Francois Chauvon (fl.1710-1740), Suite #1, Alison Melville – recorder, Washington McClain – baroque oboe, Michael McCraw – baroque bassoon, Julia Wedman – baroque violin, Charlotte Nediger – harpsichord, Early Music EMCCD-7773, CHAUVON LES NOUVEAUX BIJOUX

Felice Giardini (1716-1796), Quartet in Bb op.21 #2, L’Astree, Opus 111 30163, FIVE QUARTETS DEDICATED TO THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF DEVONSHIRE


Second Hour

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Contrapunctus XIII rectus & inversus, Yo-Yo Ma – cello, Chris Thile – mandolin, Edgar Meyer – bass, Nonesuch 558933, BACH TRIOS

Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757), Sonata in Eb K.474, Sonata in c K.58, & Sonata in G “Capriccio” K.63, Angela Hewitt – piano, Hyperion CDA68184, DOMENICO SCARLATTI

John Blow (1649-1708), Begin The Song! – 1. Overture, 2. Begin The Song! & 3. Bring Gentlest Thoughts, 4. Hark How The Waken’d Strings, & 9. Come Then, With Tuneful Breath, Arcangelo, Jonathan Cohen, Hyperion, CDA68149, JOHN BLOW: AN ODE ON THE DEATH OF MR. HENRY PURCELL

Giaches de Wert (1535-1596), Peccavi super numerum a 6, Stile Antico, Harmonia Mundi HMM 807620, DIVINE THEATRE

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767), Concerto for Mandolin, Hammered Dulcimer, Harp and Continuo in F TWV53;F1, Akademie Fur Alte Musik Berlin, Harmonia Mundi HMM902261, TELEMANN: CONCERTI PER MOLTI STROMENTI


Third Hour

John Christopher Smith (1712-1795), Suite from THE FAIRIES: Overture & March, Capella Savaria Baroque Orchestra, Mary Terey-Smith, Dorian 93251, SYRENS, ENCHANTERS AND FAIRIES * CAPELLA SAVARIA/M. TEREY-SMITH

Charles Avison (1709-1770), Concerto Grosso #9 in C, English Concert, Trevor Pinnock, Deutsche Grammophon 415518, PACHELBEL*CANON&GIGUE HANDEL*THE ARRIVAL OF THE QUEEN OF SHEBA

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), Alexander’s Feast: Overture, Die krieger sie jauchzen voll trunk’ner Wut, & Von Himmel kam, Handel & Haydn Society Chorus & Orchestra, Christopher Hogwood, Arabesque 6762, HANDEL ARRANGED BY MOZART

Willem de Fesch (1687-1760), Concerto #2 in Bb for 2 violins, Musica Ad Rhenum (Music on the Rhine), NM Classics 92037, BAROQUE CONCERTI FROM THE NETHERLANDS

Nicola Sabatino (c 1705-1796), Cello Concerto in G, L’Ensemble 415, Chiara Banchini, Gaetano Nasillo – cello, Zig Zag 50302, CONCERTI NAPOLETANI PER VIOLONCELLO


Fourth Hour

Francois Couperin, but attrib. to Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Rondeau in Bb (Francois Couperin) BWV Anh.183, Nicholas McGegan – harpsichord, Harmonia Mundi 907042, J.S. BACH. ANNA MAGDALENA NOTEBOOK

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Concerto after Alessandro Marcello BWV974, Alison Balsom – trumpet(s), Colm Carey – organ, EMI 58047, JS BACH WORKS FOR TRUMPET

Gaspar Sanz (1640-1710), Marizapolos, Waverly Consort, Michael Jaffee, WAV 14002, IBERIA! SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE MUSIC OF THE GOLDEN AGE

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), Concerto for violin in Eb RV254, La Serenissima, Adrian Chandler – violin & director, Adrian Chandler – violin, AVIE 2128, ANTONIO VIVALDI VIRTUOSO IMPRESARIO

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Brandenburg Concerto #5 in D BWV1050, European Brandenburg Ensemble, Trevor Pinnock, AVIE 2119, BACH SIX CONCERTOS FOR THE MARGRAVE OF BRANDENBURG

2017 Holiday Gift List

Sunday Baroque gift list


Every year at this time, I create a list of suggestions for holiday gift giving. Starting November 19th and continuing through December, you can audition some of my recommendations from the annual Sunday Baroque Holiday Gift List.  All of us at Sunday Baroque wish you and yours a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season filled with laughter, peace and an abundance of good music!




Harmonia Mundi 902296

Le Caravanésrail, Rachel Redmond – soprano

Period instrument ensemble Le Caravansérail plays a lovely collection of English baroque music by composers including Matthew Locke, Christopher Gibbons, Louis Grabu, John Blow and Henry Purcell. It’s an appealing collection of charming instrumentals as well as sassy theatre songs, sung by soprano Rachel Redmond.




Nonesuch 558933

Yo-Yo Ma – cello, Chris Thile – mandolin, Edgar Meyer – bass

Three extraordinary musicians join forces to play music by Johann Sebastian Bach in an unusual combination of instruments. Many (but not all) of the selections are familiar favorites, and the result is satisfying and beautiful. This is one of my personal favorite recordings of 2017!



BACH SUITES FOR CELLOThomas Demenga - Bach Suites for Cello

ECM New Series 2530/31

Thomas Demenga – cello

The renowned cellist tackles the “Holy Grail” of the cello repertory for the second time. This is a lovely recording by a skilled and thoughtful musician. You can even hear my recent conversation with Thomas Demenga about this recording of Bach’s Suites, the cello he used to play them, and his approach to music making in general. It’s archived at in the “interviews” section.



CONCERTOS OF JOSEF GURETZKYConcertos of Josef Guretzky

Chaconne CHAN 0816

The Harmonious Society of Tickle-Fiddle Gentlemen

The whimsical name of this ensemble alone should make you want to buy this CD! But if that’s not enough, it’s well worth it for these joyful, expert performances of appealing music by a not-very-well-known 18th century Czech composer. It’s a perfect CD for anyone looking to broaden their horizons!




Deutsche Grammophon 4796922

Daniel Hope – violin, Zurich Chamber Orchestra

Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Concertos are the cornerstone of this fine recording, which also includes music Daniel Hope considers seasonal in its own ways. Other composers on this imaginative, thematic cd include Johann Sebastian Bach, Jean-Philippe Rameau, Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann, and Kurt Weill. The violinist’s signature is his polished artistry, imaginative programming and sophisticated collaborations with other top musicians.



GRANDISSIMA GRAVITARachel Podger - Grandissima Gravita

Channel Classics CCSSA39217

Rachel Podger – violin, Brecon Baroque

Four world-class musicians collaborate on violin sonatas by Antonio Vivaldi, Francesco Maria Veracini, Giuseppe Tartini and Johann Georg Pisendel. Violinist Rachel Podger, cellist Alison McGillivray, theorbo player Daniele Caminiti, and harpsichordist Marcin Świątkiewicz give a joyful performance of some lovely chamber music.



REBELLES BAROQUESArion - Rebelles Baroque

Early Music EMCCD7777

Claire Guimond – flute, Alexa Raine-Wright – flute, Jean-Louis Blouin – viola, Arion Baroque Orchestra

The period instrument group Arion plays spirited music by two composers from the later years of the baroque era – Georg Philipp Telemann and Johann Joaquim Quantz. Both men pursued music against their parents’ wishes for them, and both proved their families wrong by becoming accomplished musical innovators.



DOMENICO SCARLATTIAngela Hewitt - Domenico Scarlatti Sonatas

Hyperion CDA68184

Angela Hewitt – piano

This is the second of pianist Angela Hewitt’s two (so far) volumes of Sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti. I am impressed that she is not merely plowing through Scarlatti’s Sonatas in order, like some monumental task to be completed. Instead she chose Sonatas she personally loves – it is evident in her playing, and makes for a delightful listening experience.



TELEMANN: CONCERTI PER MOLTI STROMENTIAngela Hewitt - Domenico Scarlatti Sonatas

Harmonia Mundi HMM902261

Akademie Fur Alte Musik Berlin

One of the world’s top period instrument ensembles takes on Concertos for multiple instruments by one of the most prolific composers of all time, Georg Philipp Telemann. What makes this recording extra special is that some of the featured instruments are off the beaten path, such as calchedon (a type of lute), hammer dulcimer and mandolin, in addition to more familiar instruments including oboes, horns and violins.


Upcoming Show

November 19th – New recordings of baroque music are released all the time. Some feature newly discovered music and composers, while others focus on fresh interpretations of familiar music and musicians. Sunday Baroque will offer a little of each, including a first peek at this year’s Sunday Baroque Holiday Gift List.


Playlist 2017-11-12

Mount Olympus

This Week’s Links

Veteran’s Day

Bassoon in Literature

Henricus Albicastro

Christopher Simpson

Tobias Hume

Andre Cardinal Destouches

King Frederick the Great

Rene de Galard de Bearn

First Hour

Jane Pickeringe Lute Book (1616), drawe neare me and lowe me, The Scottish Huntsupe, & A Scots Tune, Ronn McFarlane – lute, Dorian 90129, THE SCOTTISH LUTE

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643), Madrigal “Ah, dolente partita” & “Quel augellin che canta”, American Brass Quintet, Summit 181, FYRE & LIGHTNING CONSORT MUSIC OF 1600

Salomone Rossi (c.1570-1630), Eftach shir bistfatai ul’shon libi, & Lemi echpots, New York Baroque, Eric Milnes, Dorian 93220, SONGS OF SOLOMON: VOL. 2 HOLIDAY & FESTIVAL MUSIC

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), Oboe concerto in g Op.11 #6 RV460, Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood, Frank de Bruine – oboe, L’Oiseau Lyre 436172, VIVALDI 6 CONCERTI OP.11

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), LOTARIO: gavotte & duet: Si, bel sembiante, Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Basel, Paul Goodwin, Nuria Ral – soprano (Adelaide), Lawrence Zazzo – alto (Lotario), OEHMS Classics OC902, LOTARIO HIGHLIGHTS

Elisabeth-Claude Jacquet de La Guerre (1665-1729), Sonata #3 in D for violin, flute, obligato gamba and b.c., Musica Fiorita, Daniela Dolci – harpsichord & leader, PanClassic 510121, ELISABETH-CLAUDE JACQUET DE LA GUERRE PORTRAIT

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Toccata in G BWV916, Angela Hewitt – piano, Hyperion 67310, BACH: THE TOCCATAS / ANGELA HEWITT


Second Hour

Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687), Phaeton (opera) LWV61 – Overture, Le printemps, & Entree des furies, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Jeanne Lamon, Tafelmusik Media TMK1001, THE GALILEO PROJECT

John Playford (1623-1686), Daphne, Les Witches, Alpha 502, NOBODY’S JIG: MR PLAYFORD’S ENGLISH DANCING MASTER

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764), Les Fetes d’Hebe: musette tendre en rondeau, La Victoire, Air gracieux pour Zephire et les Graces, & Rigaudons, The Aulos Ensemble, Christopher Krueger – traverso, Marc Schachman – bar. oboe, Linda Quan – baroque violin, Myron Lutzke – baroque cello, Arthur Haas – harpsichord, Centaur 2970, JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU SUITES LES FETES D’HEBE,LES INDES GALANTES

Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787), ORFEO: Dance of the Blessed Spirits, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Deutsche Grammophon 437782, CLASSICAL HITS

Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687), THESEE: Les Hautbois, Liberte, liberte (Choeur), & Act4:Deux Bergeres, Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra & Chorus, Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, cpo 777240, THESEE: TRAGEDIE EN MUSIQUE

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764), Hippolyte & Aricie, Les Arts Florissants (Flourishing Arts), William Christie, Erato 3984-26129, MUSIQUE DE BALLET LES ARTS FLORISSANTS WILLIAM CHRISTIE

Johann Christoph Pepusch (1667-1752), Overture to Venus and Adonis in F, The Harmonious Society of Tickle-Fiddle Gentlemen, Ramee RAM1109, JOHANN CHRISTOPH PEPUSCH CONCERTOS AND OVERTURES FOR LONDON


Third Hour

Paul Peuerl (1570-after1625), Ballet & Courante, Doulce Memoire (Sweet Memory), Dorian 90262, FOLIE DOUCE (SWEET FOLLY)

Gottfried Heinrich Stolzel (1690-1749), Concerto Grosso in D, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris (Paris Orchestral Ensemble), Jean-Pierre Wallez, Maurice Andre – trumpet, Jean-Paul Leroy – trumpet, Thierry Caens – trumpet, (teery caw[n]s), EMI 64100, THE ART OF MAURICE ANDRE

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767), Concerto in F for alto recorder, bassoon, strings and basso continuo TWV52:F1, Ensemble Cordevento, Erik Bosgraaf – recorder, Marije van der Ende – bassoon, Brilliant Classics 95249, G. PH. TELEMANN – THE DOUBLE CONCERTOS WITH RECORDER

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Lute Suite in e, BWV996, Yolanda Kondonassis – harp, Telarc 80403, A NEW BAROQUE

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621), Psalm 90, Voices of Ascension, Dennis Keene, Delos 3165, BEYOND CHANT: MYSTERIES OF THE RENAISSANCE


Fourth Hour

Christopher Simpson (c.1605-1669), Divisions on a Ground, Trio Sonnerie, Teldec 90841, A GIFT OF NATURE

Tobias Hume (c.1569-1645), A Souldiers resolution, Nima Ben David – basse de viole & director, Aiane Maurette & Andreas Linos – violes, Pascale Boquet – tenor & basse de luth & theorbe, Pascal Gallon – basse de luth, Alpha 61, THE PASSION OF MUSICK

Rene de Bearn, Marquis de Brassac (1699-1771), The Empire of Love, Chatham Baroque, Dorian 90272, DANSE ROYALE

King Frederick the Great (171201786), Sonata, per il Flauto traverso solo e Basso ‘pour Potsdam’, #190 in c, Akademie fur Alte Musik, Berlin, Christoph Huntgeburth – flute, Antje Schurrock – flute, Raphael Alpermann – pianoforte, Harmonia Mundi HMX 2908556.57, MUSIQUE A SANSSOUCI

Henrico Albicastro (1661-c1730), Concerto in A op.7 #11, Collegium Marianum, Vaclav Luks, Pan Classics PC10124, G.H. ALBICASTRO OP.7

Andre Cardinal Destouches (1672-1749), The Elements – opera-ballet (1721): overture & dances, Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood, L’Oiseau Lyre 4759100, LES ELEMENS

Playlist 2017-11-05

pocket watch

It’s time to “FALL BACK” … remember to set your clocks back one hour!


This Week’s Links

Music from the Age of Guy Fawkes

Gunpowder Plot

Who’s Afraid of Goldberg Variations

Women Conductors

First Hour

Antonio Bertali (1605-1669), Sonata in e a 6, Acronym, Olde Focus Recordings FCR901, PARADISE – INSTRUMENTAL SONATAS OF ANTONIO BERTALI

Francois (Charles) Dieupart (1667-1740), Recorder Suite #4 in e, Simphonie du Marais, Hugo Reyne – recorder, Alain Viau – violin, Pascal Montheilhet – archlute, Virgin Veritas 561937, PURCELL * DIEUPART SUITES FOR RECORDER

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Goldberg Variations: aria & var.1-4, Simone Dinnerstein – piano, Telarc 80692, J.S. BACH GOLDBERG VARIATIONS

Thomas Augustine Arne (1710-1778), Organ Concerto #2 in G, Parley of Instruments Baroque Orchestra, Paul Nicholson, Paul Nicholson – organ, Hyperion 66509, ENGLISH ORPHEUS VOL.7: THOMAS ARNE SIX FAVOURITE CONCERTOS

William Byrd (c.1540-1623), Mass for 4 voices: kyrie, Sanctus/Benedictus, & Agnus Dei, Concordia & King’s Singers, Signum 61 1605: TREASON & DISCHORD – WILLIAM BYRD AND THE GUNPOWDER PLOT


Second Hour

Charles Dolle (fl.1735-1755), Troisieme Suite in A: carillon, Petr Wagner – viol, Jacques Ogg – harpsichord, Dorian 93246, CHARLES DOLLE:PIECES DE VIOLE AVEC LA BASSE CONTINUE,OP.2 (1737)

Francois Couperin (1668-1733), 14th Ordre: Le Carillon de Cithere, Alexandre Tharaud – piano, Harmonia Mundi 901956, TIC, TOC, CHOC

Marin Marais (1656-1728), Bells of St. Genevieve, Trio Sonnerie, Harmonia Mundi 907081, A PORTRAIT OF LOVE

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), Organ Concerto #13 in F THE CUCKOO AND THE NIGHTINGALE, Concerto Amsterdam, Jaap Schroder, Daniel Chorzempa – organ, Philips 454030, THE BEST OF HANDEL

John Jenkins (1592-1678), Lyra consort in C THE SIX BELLS, Parley of Instruments Renaissance Violin Consort, Peter Holman, Hyperion 66604, ENGLISH ORPHEUS VOL.11:LATE CONSORT MUSIC BY JOHN JENKINS

William Byrd (c.1540-1623), The Bells, Canadian Brass, Sony, 45792, CANADIAN BRASS – ENGLISH RENAISSANCE MUSIC

Antoine Forqueray (1671-1745), Quatrieme suite in g: La Carillon de Passy, La Latour & La Carillon de Passy, Vittorio Ghielmi – viola da gamba, Rodney Prada – viola da gamba, Luca Pianca – archlute, Lorenzo Ghielmi – harpsichord, Passacaille 995, FORQUERAY LE DIABLE


Third Hour

Cesare Negri (pub.1602), Fabritio Caroso da Sermoneta (pub.1600), Brando di Cales & Passo e mezzo, Mindy Rosenfeld – flute, Ronn McFarlane – lute, Dorian Sono Luminus DSL-92169, NINE NOTES THAT SHOOK THE WORLD

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), Sinfonia per archi in G RV 149 ‘Il Coro delle muse’, Europa Galante, Fabio Biondi, Glossa GCD 923401, IL DIARIO DE CHIARA

Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745), Te Deum Laudamus: opening chorus, Dresden Chamber Chorus & Dresden Baroque Orchestra, Hans-Christoph Rademann, Carus 83.148, HEINICHEN & ZELENKA: MASS AND TE DEUM

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767), Sonata in Bb from Musical Exercises, American Baroque, Gonzalo X. Ruiz – baroque oboe, Dorian 93205, AMERICAN BAROQUE PLAYS TELEMANN

Jacques Aubert (1689-1753), Concert of Symphonies in F – Suite #5, Collegium Musicum 90, Simon Standage, Chandos 0577, LE CARILLON


Fourth Hour

Thomas Tallis (c.1505-1585), Blessed be thy name & Arise, O Lord, and hear, Chapelle du Roi, Alistair Dixon, Signum SIGCD 036, THOMAS TALLIS THE COMPLETE WORKS VOLUME 8 LAMENTATIONS AND CONTRAFACTA

Pierre Attaignant (c.1494-c.1551), Pavane 3/Anonyme, 1547
Anonymous 1550, Pavane (La Monina), Galliarde 7
Claude Gervaise (fl.1540-1560), Galliarde “Qui Souhaitez”, Doulce Memoire (Sweet Memory), Astree 8545, CHANSONS NOUVELLES & DANCERIES

Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer (1656-1746), Orchestral Suite #6 in F SPRING JOURNAL, L’Orfeo Baroque Orchestra, Michi Gaigg, cpo 777 150, LE JOURNAL DU PRINTEMPS OP.1 SPRING DIARY

Johann Friedrich Fasch (1688-1758), Overture Grosso in D FWV K:D8, Tempesta di Mare (Sea Tempest), Emlyn Ngai – violin (concertmaster), Chandos 0751, JOHANN FRIEDRICH FASCH (1688-1758) ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

Thomas Demenga

Thomas Demengasm

Cellist Thomas Demenga is a renowned soloist, composer and teacher, whose own teachers and mentors include acclaimed musicians such as Leonard Rose and Mstislav Rostropovich. His repertory includes a full range of historical eras and styles of interpretation and composition, and he is an advocate for New Music. He is also passionate about historical performance practice of baroque music, and a virtuoso performer of the classical and romantic repertory for cello. Suzanne speaks with him about his broad ranging career.

Playlist 2017-10-29


This Week’s Links

History of Halloween

Musical Heritage of the Lutheran Church

Rachel Podger – Interview

Carlo Gesualdo – musicians and murderer

Robert Parsons

Alessandro Stradella

Jean-Marie Leclair

Jean-Baptiste Lully

13 Strangest Composer Deaths in Classical Music

First Hour

Samuel Scheidt (1587-1654), Ludi Musici: Courant XXXII, Galliard VII, & Galliard XXIV, Les Sacqueboutiers, Ambroisie 9996, SAMUEL SCHEIDT LUDI MUSICI BOOK 1

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Cantata BWV80:Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, Und wenn die Welt voll Teufel war, & Das Wort sie sollen lassen stahn, English Baroque Soloists & Monteverdi Choir, John Eliot Gardiner, Soli Deo Gloria 110, BACH CANTATAS VOL.10: POTSDAM/WITTENBERG

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Meine Seele erhebet …BWV648, Amsterdam Baroque, Ton Koopman, Yo Yo Ma – cello, Sony 60681, SIMPLY BAROQUE 2

Johann Hermann Schein (1586-1630), Canzon from Venuskranzlein, Brisk Recorder Quartet Amsterdam, Globe 5214, GERMAN CONSORT MUSIC OF THE 17TH CENTURY

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767), Concerto in D for horn TWV51:D8, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Iona Brown, Hermann Baumann – horn 1, Philips 412226, TELEMANN HORN CONCERTOS

Michael Praetorius (1571-1621), Suite from Terpsichore, Doulce Memoire (Sweet Memory), Dorian 90262, FOLIE DOUCE (SWEET FOLLY)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Mass in g BWV 235: Kyrie & Gloria, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers, CORO COR16115, JS BACH: LUTHERAN MASSES VOL.1


Second Hour

Carlo Gesualdo (c.1566-1613), Alma d’amore rubelle & O Vos Omnes (O all ye that pass by the way), Concerto Soave, Jean-Marc Aymes, zig zag ZZT319, TRIBULATIONEM

Robert Parsons (c.1530-?1572), Ut re mi fa sol la, Phantasm, Laurence Dreyfus – treble viol & director, Wendy Gillespie – treble & tenor viols, Jonathan Manson – tenor viol, Markku Luolajan-Mikkola – bass viol, AVIE 2054, FOUR TEMPERAMENTS

Alessandro Stradella (1639-1682), Sinfonia in d, Trio Settecento, Rachel Barton Pine – violin, John Mark Rozendaal – cello, David Schrader – harpsichord, Cedille 099, AN ITALIAN SOJOURN

Jean-Marie Leclair (1697-1764), Sonata #2 in e Book 4, Convivium, Elizabeth Wallfisch – violin, Richard Tunnicliffe – cello, Paul Nicholson – harpsichord, Hyperion 67068, LECLAIR SONATAS FROM QUATRIEME LIVRE DE SONATAS

Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687), Ballet de Xerxes: suite, Aradia Baroque Ensemble, Kevin Mallon, Naxos 554003, BALLET MUSIC FOR THE SUN KING


Third Hour

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Cantata BWV51: Aria (Soprano): Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen!, (Bethlehem) Bach Festival Orchestra, Greg Funfgeld, Ann Monoyios – soprano, Dorian 90306, THE ASCENSION ORATORIO AND TWO FESTIVE CANTATAS

William Croft (1678-1727), The Funeral,or Grief-a-la-Mode 1702, London Oboe Band, Paul Goodwin, Harmonia Mundi 907181, PLAYHOUSE AIRS: 18TH C. ENGLISH THEATRE MUSIC

Francois Couperin (1668-1733), Troisieme Ordre: L’Imperiale: Sonade, Rondeau, Sarabande, & Allemande, Juilliard Baroque, Naxos 573347/48, FRANCOIS COUPERIN LES NATIONS

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767), Suite in G THE NATIONS TWV55:G4 “Nations anciens et modernes”, Collegium Musicum 90, Simon Standage, Chandos 0593, TELEMANN MUSIC OF THE NATIONS


Fourth Hour

Jean-Joseph Cassanea de Mondonville (1711-1772), Grand Motet: DOMINUS REGNAVIT: chorus: Dominus regnavit (The Lord Reigns), Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir, Ivars Taurins, Tafelmusik Media TMK1029, BEST OF FRENCH BAROQUE

John Jenkins (1592-1678), Lyra consort in G, Parley of Instruments Renaissance Violin Consort, Peter Holman, Hyperion 66604, ENGLISH ORPHEUS VOL.11: LATE CONSORT MUSIC BY JOHN JENKINS

Francesco Maria Veracini (1690-1768), Sonata in d op.2 #12 for violin and continuo, Brecon Baroque, Rachel Podger – violin, Rachel Podger – violin, Channel Classics CCS SA 39217, GRANDISSIMA GRAVITA

Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757), Sonata in in d “Gavota” K.64 & Sonata in A K.429, Angela Hewitt – piano, Hyperion CDA68184, DOMENICO SCARLATTI

Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770), Devil’s Trill Sonata, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Christian Curnyn, Nicola Benedetti, Decca B0016412-02, ITALIA

Playlist 2017-10-22

Johann Georg Pisendel


First Hour

Giovanni Battista Fontana (1571-1630), Sonata XV, Il Giardino Armonico (Harmonic Garden), Teldec 82536, VIAGGIO MUSICALE: ITALIAN MUSIC OF THE 17TH CENTURY

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), Concerto in d RV 540, Ars Antigua, Rachel Barton Pine – viola d’amore, Hopkinson Smith – lute, Cedille 90000 159, VIVALDI THE COMPLETE VIOLA D’AMORE CONCERTOS

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), Rodrigo: Overture in Bb, HWV5, Parley of Instruments, Peter Holman, Hyperion CDA67053, HANDEL IN HAMBURG THE PARLEY OF INSTRUMENTS/PETER HOLMAN

Francesco Maria Veracini (1690-1768), Overture #2 in F, Musica Antiqua Koln, Reinhard Goebel, Deutsche Grammophon 439937, FRANCESCO MARIA VERACINI 5 OUVERTURES


Second Hour

Henry Purcell, Canzona Z.860 & Hear my prayer, Les Trompettes des Plaisirs, Jean-Francois Madeuf, Lionel Meunier, Ricercar RIC 332, ENGLISH ROYAL FUNERAL MUSIC

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764), Third Concert, Frans Bruggen – flute, Sigiswald Kuijken – violin, Wieland Kuijken – cello, Gustav Leonhardt – harpsichord, Teldec 77618, JEAN-PHILIPPE RAMEAU PIECES DE CLAVECIN EN CONCERTS

Johann Georg Pisendel (1687-1755), Sonata in c for violin and harpsichord, Brecon Baroque, Rachel Podger – violin, Rachel Podger – violin, Channel Classics CCS SA 39217, GRANDISSIMA GRAVITA

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), Concerto in g per violino solo, 2 oboi, fagotto ed archi ‘dedicato a S. Pisendel’ RV 319, Europa Galante, Fabio Biondi – violin, Virgin 45527, VIVALDI CONCERTI PER MANDOLINI – CONCERTI CON MOLTI STRUMENTI

Robert de Visee (1650-1725), Suite #11 in b (5 parts), Manuel Barrueco – guitar, EMI 66575, MANUEL BARRUECO BACH AND DE VISEE


Third Hour

Mikolaj Zielenski (c.1550-c.1615), Salve festa Dies, La Traversees Baroques, Etienne Meyer, K617 K617248, ORTUS DE POLONIA

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621), Mein junges Leben hat ein End, David Greilsammer – piano, Sony 86979 29692, DAVID GREILSAMMER BAROQUE CONVERSATIONS

William Boyce (1711-1779), Symphony #3 in C, Aradia Baroque Ensemble, Kevin Mallon, Naxos 8.557278, WILLIAM BOYCE EIGHT SYMPHONIES, OP.2

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767), Suite in Bb FOLK OVERTURE TWV55:B5, Collegium Musicum 90, Simon Standage, Chandos 0593, TELEMANN MUSIC OF THE NATIONS

Romanus Weichlein (1652-1706, Sonata II in g, Masques, Olivier Fortin, Alpha 212, ROMANUS WEICHLEIN OPUS 1, 1695

Marin Marais (1656-1728), Alcyone (1706): Acte V: Chaconne pour les Tritons et les Nereides, Tempesta di Mare, Chandos CHAN 0805, COMEDIE ET TRAGEDIE VOL.1


Fourth Hour

Joseph Bodin de Boismortier (1689-1755), Melodic Fragments: Courante, Tambourins 1 & 2, Gavotte, Concert Spirituel, Herve Niquet, Naxos 554456, BOISMORTIER FRENCH SERENADES

Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643), Bernardo Gianoncelli (d. before 1650), Bernardo Pasquini, Salamone Rossi, Giovanni Salvatore, Giovanni Battista Vitali, Bergamasca Mosaica, Charivari Agreable (Pleasant Tumult), Signum 49, HARMONIA CAELESTIS A RAY OF SUNSHINE PIERCING THE SHADOWS

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) à la Bruce Haynes (1942-2011), Concerto “Brandenburg” #9 in D, Bande Montreal Baroque, Eric Milnes, ATMA Classique ACD2 2565, NOUVEAUX BANDEBOURGEOIS

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), Occasional Suite in D, English Concert, Trevor Pinnock, Deutsche Grammophon 453451, HANDEL * MUSIC FOR THE ROYAL FIREWORKS ORIGINAL VERSION

after Alessandro Piccinini (1566-c.1638), Variations on La Folia, members of the King’s Consort, David Miller – chitarrone, Lynda Sayce – chitarrone, William Carter – guitar, Hyperion 67048, LO SPOSALIZIO (WEDDING OF VENICE TO THE SEA)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Suite in a for violin & strings after BWV1067, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Jeanne Lamon – violin, Analekta AN 2 9878, BACH

Playlist 2017-10-15


This Week’s Links

Hispanic Heritage Month


LeStrange Viols

First Hour

John Dowland (1563-1626), M. John Langton’s Pavan, Fretwork, Virgin 91117,

Biagio Marini (1594-1663), Sonata a due in d, Trio Settecento, Rachel Barton Pine – violin, John Mark Rozendaal – cello, David Schrader – harpsichord, Cedille 099, AN ITALIAN SOJOURN

Giuseppe Torelli (1658-1709), Sinfonia in D & Sinfonia con tromba in D, T.V.8, English Chamber Orchestra, Anthony Newman, Wynton Marsalis – trumpet, Sony 66244, WYNTON MARSALIS – IN GABRIEL’S GARDEN

Anonymous 14th c. England, Estampie & Saltarello, Hesperus, Dorian 80155, NEO-MEDIEVAL: MEDIEVAL IMPROVISATIONS FOR A POSTMODERN AGE

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), Suite in Bb #7 HWV440, Keith Jarrett – piano, ECM New Series 1530, HANDEL: SUITES FOR KEYBOARD * KEITH JARRETT

Girolamo Dalla Casa (b.?-1601), Petit Jacquet, Richard Harvey – recorder, Timothy Roberts – organ, Sarah Cunningham – viola da gamba, ASV 117, THE GENTEEL COMPANION: A RECORDER RECITAL BY RICHARD HARVEY

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Sonata for viola da gamba #3 in g BWV1029, Yo-Yo Ma – cello, Chris Thile – mandolin, Edgar Meyer – bass, Nonesuch 558933, BACH TRIOS


Second Hour

William Cranford (fl.1630), Fantasia a6 #2, LeStrange Viols, Loren Ludwig & John Mark Rozendaal – treble viol, Kivie Cahn-Lipman and James Waldo – tenor viol, Zoe Weiss – tenor & bass viols, Douglas Kelley – bass viol, Olde Focus Recordings 905, WILLIAM CRANFORD CONSORT MUSIC FOR 4,5, AND 6 VIOLS

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), Concerto in C for 2 trumpets, strings and b.c. RV537, Les Violons du Roy (The King’s Violins), Mathieu Lussier, Benjamin Raymond – trumpet, Marianne Boies – trumpet, ATMA ACD2 2602, VIVALDI

John Marchant (fl.1588-1611) / Francis Pilkington (c.1570-1638), Eccho or Allmane for 2 lutes
Thomas Robinson (c.1560-1610), Twenty Ways Upon the Bells & A Fantasie, Ronn McFarlane – lute, William Simms – lute, Sono Luminus DSL-92155, TWO LUTES – LUTE DUETS FROM ENGLAND’S GOLDEN AGE

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Concerto in d for 2 violins BWV1043, English Chamber Orchestra, Steven Mercurio, Anne Akiko Meyers – violin, Anne Akiko Meyers – violin, e one EOM-CD-7785, AIR

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767), Concerto for 2 violins, 2 horns, strings and b.c. in D TWV52:D4, Berliner Barock Solisten (Berlin Baroque Soloists), Rainer Kussmaul – violin, Rainer Kussmaul & Bernhard Forck – violins, Stefan Dohr & Georg Schreckenberger – horns, EMI 57232, TELEMANN: CONCERTOS * UNKNOWN WORKS

Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745), Sonata #3 in Bb for violin, oboes & bassoon, Heinz Holliger & Maurice Bourgue – oboes, Thomas Zehetmair – violin; Klaus Stoll – bass, Jonathan Rubin lute, Klaus Thunemann – bassoon, Christiane Jaccottet – harpsichord, ECM 1671/72, ZELENKA TRIO SONATAS


Third Hour

Francisco Jose de Castro (fl.1695-1708), Sonata Nona, Chatham Baroque, Dorian 90284, ESPANOLETA

Johann David Heinichen (1683-1729), Concerto a 7 in G S.214 oboes & violins, Il Fondamento, Paul Dombrecht, Passacaille 921, GALANT COURT MUSIC

Ignacio de Jerusalem (c.1710-1769), Polychoral Mass: Kyrie & Gloria in Excelsis Deo, Chanticleer, Teldec 96353, MEXICAN BAROQUE

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764), Platée: suite, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan, Conifer 51313, SUITES FROM PLATEE & DARDANUS

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Cantata #21: Sinfonia & 2 choruses, Bach Collegium Japan, Masaaki Suzuki, Bis 1031, CANTATAS FROM LEIPZIG 1723 / V


Fourth Hour

Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger (1580-1651), Toccata VII, Scott Pauley – theorbo, Chatham Baroque CB-01, ALLA LUCE

Graun (Carl or Johann Gottlieb), Horn Concerto in D, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Iona Brown, Barry Tuckwell – horn, London 417406, BAROQUE HORN CONCERTOS

Santiago de Murcia (1673-1739), Gallardas, Paul O’Dette – baroque guitar, Harmonia Mundi 907212, JACARAS! 18TH C. SPANISH BAROQUE GUITAR MUSIC OF MURCIA

Antoine Bruhier (c1460/70- after 1521) (fl.c.1500), Latura tu
Heinrich Isaac (1450-1517), La morra & E qui le dira
Philippe Caron (fl 2nd half 15thc), Helas que poura devenir, Piffaro Renaissance Band, Dorian 90301, MUSIC FROM THE ODHECATON:CELEBRATING 500 ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1ST PRINTED MUSIC

Giaches de Wert (1535-1596), Hoc enim sentite in vobis a 5, Stile Antico, Harmonia Mundi HMM 807620, DIVINE THEATRE

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767), Suite for Flute Pastourelle, Strings & BC in Eb TWV 55 Es 2, Rebel, Jorg-Michael Schwarz – violin, Matthias Maute – flute pastourelle, Dorian 90302, TELEMANN ALLA POLACCA: CONCERTI & SUITES BY GP TELEMANN

Playlist 2017-10-08

Canadian Flag

This Week’s Links

Thanksgiving in Canada

Columbus Day

Angela Hewitt Talks Bach

Angela Hewitt – slow practice

Johan Helmich Roman

First Hour

John Dowland (1563-1626), Mr Henry Nowell His Galliard & Captain Candishe his Galliard, Paul O’Dette – lute, Harmonia Mundi 907161, COMPLETE LUTE WORKS VOL.2

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), Chandos Anthem #11: Let God arise HWV256b, Choir of the Chapel Royal & Musicians Extra-ordinary, Andrew Gant, Andrew Ashwin – bass (tk 2), Maciek O’Shea – bass (tk 3), James Bowman – alto (tracks 2 & 3), Naxos 557935, MUSIC FOR THE CHAPEL ROYAL

Johan Helmich Roman (1694-1758), Flute Sonata #8 in A, Verena Fischer – transverse flute, Klaus-Dieter Brandt – baroque cello, Leon Berben – harpsichord, Naxos 8570492/93, TWELVE FLUTE SONATAS

Gabriel Diaz (1590-1638), Lauda Jerusalem, Empire Brass, Telarc 80204, MUSIC BY GABRIELI & HIS CONTEMPORARIES

Giuseppe Tartini (1692-1770), Concerto in Bb D117 for violin, La Serenissima, Adrian Chandler – violin & director, Adrian Chandler – violin, AVIE 2154, RISE OF THE NORTHERN ITALIAN VIOLIN CONCERTO 1690-1740 VOL.3 GOLDEN AGE


Second Hour

Francois Couperin (1668-1733), Book 1:3rd Ordre: La Favorite, Angela Hewitt – piano, Hyperion 67520, FRANCOIS COUPERIN KEYBOARD MUSIC VOL.3

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Motet BWV230: Lobet den Herrn, Tafelmusik Chamber Choir & Baroque Orchestra, Ivars Taurins, CBC 1136, JS BACH MOTETS

Anonymous (18th century), Balletti di Venezia, Ensemble Caprice, Matthias Maute, ATMA ACD2 2344, LES SEPT SAUTS: BAROQUE CHAMBER MUSIC AT THE STUTTGART COURT

Jean-Marie Leclair (1697-1764), Concerto in D op.7 #2 for violin, Arion Ensemble (Montreal, Canada), Monica Huggett, Monica Huggett – violin, ATMA ACD2 2143, JEAN-MARIE LECLAIR CONCERTOS

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), String Concerto in G RV151 rustic, Les Violons du Roy (King’s Violins), Bernard Labadie, Dorian 90255, CONCERTI FOR STRINGS

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Violin Sonata in G #6 BWV1019 appen, James Ehnes – violin, Luc Beausejour – harpsichord, Analekta AN2 9830, SONATAS FOR VIOLIN AND HARPSICHORD VOL.2

Third Hour

Anonymous Italian, Long Live the Great King Ferdinand & Villancico:Cross Over the Water, Waverly Consort, Michael Jaffee, EMI 54506, 1492:MUSIC FROM AGE OF DISCOVERY

Lorenzo Gaetano Zavateri (1690-1764), Concerto #12 in G Tempesta di Mare, Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, Gottfried von der Goltz, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77352, ZAVATERI CONCERTI DA CHIESA E DA CAMERA

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), Concerto in F RV98 Sea Tempest, Il Giardino Armonico (Harmonic Garden), Teldec 91852, CONCERTI DA CAMERA

Francisco de la Torre (fl.1483-1504), La Spagna: Danza alta (instrumental)
Juan del Encina (1468-c.1529), Pavana (Pues que jamas olvidaros)
Johannes Cornago (c1400 – after 1475), Bassa & Alta Danza MAPPAMundi
Guillaume Dufay (c.1400-1474), Je ne vis oncques (harp solo), Hesperion XXI La Capella Reial de Catalunya (Royal Capella of Catalonia), Jordi Savall, Alia Vox 9838, ISABEL I, REINA DE CASTILLA

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), Water Music Suite #2 in D HWV349 & Water Music Suite #3 in G HWV350, Boston Baroque, Martin Pearlman, Telarc 80594, HANDEL MUSIC FOR THE ROYAL FIREWORKS & WATER MUSIC


Fourth Hour

Subrandt van Noordt (1660-1705), Sonata in F for flauto solo & b.c., Saskia Coolen – recorder, Pieter-Jan Belder – harpsichord, David van Ooijen – archlute, Globe 5209, RECORDERS RECORDED

Matthew Locke (1621/2-1677), Music for his Majesty’s Sagbutts & Cornetts, Fine Arts Brass Ensemble, Nimbus 5546, MUSIC FROM THE ENGLISH COURTS

Diego Ortiz (c.1510-1570), Recercada La Spagna, Baltimore Consort, Dorian Sono Luminus 90901, ADIO ESPANA

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), Organ Concerto #6 in Bb op.4, Academy of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr, Richard Egarr – organ, Harmonia Mundi 807446, HANDEL ORGAN CONCERTOS OP.4

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764), Anacreon Suite, Capella Savaria, Mary Terey-Smith, Naxos 553746, RAMEAU ORCHESTRAL SUITES

Nicholas Chedeville, (attr. to Antonio Vivaldi), Sonata in A for Oboe from IL PASTOR FIDO, Paul Goodwin – baroque oboe, John Toll – organ, Nigel North – lute, Susan Sheppard – cello, Harmonia Mundi 907104, VIVALDI:OBOE SONATAS