Tag: Sunday Baroque

Playlist 2017-01-15

This Week’s Links

American Foundation for the Blind

Louis Braille

Handel and Bach blinded by quackery

Francois Couperin portrait

First Hour

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Cantata BWV124: Coro (Choral): Meinen Jesum lass ich nicht & Choral: Jesum lass ich micht vor mir, Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, Soli Deo Gloria SDG 174, JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH CANTATAS VOL. 18: WEIMAR/LEIPZIG/HAMBURG

Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713), Ciacona, Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca, Erato 85775, FOLLIE ALL’ITALIANA (ITALIAN FOLLIES)

Giovanni Gabrieli (1554/7-1612), Canzon Seconda
Lodovico Grossi da Viadana (c.1560-1627), Sinfonia LA BERGAMASCA
Biagio Marini (1594-1663), Canzon #3, London Brass, Philip Pickett, Teldec 90856, GABRIELI IN VENICE

Giuseppe Valentini (c.1680-c.1759), Concerto Grosso in a op.7 #11, European Union Baroque Orchestra, Ricardo Minasi, Dominika Feher, Claudia Norz, Jacek Kurzydlo & Anna Curzon – violins, Ricardo Cuende Isuskiza – viola, Petr Hamouz – cello, K&K Verlasanstalt, CORELLI’S LEGACY

Johann Schickhardt (c.1682-1762), Concerto in g for flute & 2 oboes, Musica Ad Rhenum (Music on the Rhine), Jed Wentz – flutist & conductor, Jed Wentz – flute, oboe, oboe, NM Classics 92037, BAROQUE CONCERTI FROM THE NETHERLANDS

Second Hour

Antonio de Cabezon (1510-1566), Diferencias sobre el canto de La Dama le demanda & Pur un plaisir, Doulce Memoire (Sweet Memory), Denis Raisin Dadre, Ricercar RIC 335, OBRAS DE MUSICA

Christoph Graupner (1683-1760), Recorder Concerto in F, Hesperus, Scott Reiss – recorder, Koch 7454, BAROQUE RECORDER CONCERTI

Antonio Valente (fl.1565-1580), Gagliarde napolitane (arr. Olivier Fourés), soloists from the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Daniel Hope – violin, Deutsche Grammophon B0013993-02, AIR – A BAROQUE JOURNEY

John Stanley (1712-1786), Concerto in b op.2 #2, Parley of Instruments, Roy Goodman, Hyperion Helios 55361, JOHN STANLEY 6 CONCERTOS IN 7 PARTS, OP. 2

Turlough O’Carolan (1670-1738), O’Carolan’s Draft, Tina Chancey – viola da gamba, Scott Reiss – recorder, Zan McLeod – guitar, Golden Apple, THE VERSATILE VIOL: SCOTTISH & IRISH MUSIC

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Art of Fugue: Contrapunctus XI & Contrapunctus XII, Les Violons du Roy (King’s Violins), Bernard Labadie, Dorian 90297, ART OF THE FUGUE

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), Samson: Act I: Sinfonia, English Concert, Trevor Pinnock, Anthony Halstead – horn, Christian Rutherford – horn, Deutsche Grammophon 419219, HANDEL OVERTURES

Third Hour

Francois Couperin (1668-1733), Book I: 2nd Ordre: Les Idees heureuses, Angela Hewitt – piano, Hyperion 67520, FRANCOIS COUPERIN KEYBOARD MUSIC VOL.3

Jacques Martin Hotteterre “le Romain” (1673-1763), Suite #1 in D, Philippe Allain-Dupre – flute, Yasuko Uyama- Bouvard – harpsichord, Philippe Pierlot – viola da gamba, Naxos, 553707, FIRST BOOK OF PIECES FOR TRANSVERSE FLUTE, OP.2, 1708

Giuseppe Sammartini (1695-1750), Trio Sonata in b op.1 #6, Musica Pacifica, Judith Linsenberg – recorder, Navona Records NV6056, MI PALPITA IL COR : BAROQUE PASSIONS

Pietro Baldassare (c.1683-after 1768), Sonata #1 in F for trumpet & strings, Chamber Ensemble, Stephen Burns – trumpet, ASV 6081, TRUMPET VOLUNTARY

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), Organ Concerto #1 in g op.4, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Bob van Asperen, Bob van Asperen – organ, Virgin 45174, HANDEL – ORGAN CONCERTOS OP. 4

Fourth Hour

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), Dixit Dominus RV807: choruses, La Nuova Musica, David Bates, Harmonia Mundi 807587, VIVALDI / HANDEL DIXIT DOMINUS

Jean Japart (FL.1474-1481), Questa se chiama a4, De tous biens playne a4, Amours amours amours a4 & Fortuna dun gran tempo a4, Les Flamboyants, Michael Form, Christophorus, CHR 77353, LE MAITRE DE >>FRICASEE<< SECULAR MUSIC OF JEAN JAPART

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767), Overture in c for violin, 2 oboes & bassoon, Berlin Baroque Soloists, Rainer Kussmaul, Albrecht Mayer – oboe, Viola Orlovsky – oboe, Stefan Schweigert – bassoon, Deutsche Grammophon/Archiv 4775923, SINFONIA MELODICA

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), Concerto in d RV235, Venice Baroque Orchestra, Andrea Marcon, Giuliano Carmignola – violin, Sony 87733, LATE VIVALDI CONCERTOS RV 386, 235, 296, 258, 389, 251

Johannes Schenck (1660-c.1720), Sonata Settima (#7) in F op.3, La Suave Melodia (The Suave Melody), Etcetera KTC1356, IL GIARDINO ARMONICO (WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING)

Johann Friedrich Fasch (1688-1758), Concerto in G FWV L:G13, Tempesta di Mare (Sea Tempest), Chandos 0783, JOHANN FRIEDRICH FASCH ORCHESTRAL WORKS VOL. 2

Playlist 2017-01-08

First Hour

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767), Cantata: Lobet den Herrn, alle seine Heerscharen: opening chorus & final chorale, Hanover Court Capella, Friedemann Immer Trumpet Consort, Ulrich Stotzel, Hanssler, 98.179, FESTLICHE KANTATEN (FESTIVE CANTATAS)

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), Serse: Ombra Mai Fu, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Harry Bicket, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson – mezzo soprano, AVI, AV0030, LORRAINE HUNT LIEBERSON – HANDEL ARIAS

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

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767), Quatuor #3 in G from Nouveaux Quatuors (1738), Musica Pacifica, Judith Linsenberg – recorder, Navona Records NV6056, MI PALPITA IL COR : BAROQUE PASSIONS

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), Concerto in e RV277 IL FAVORITO, Il Giardino Armonico (Harmonic Garden), Giovanni Antonini, Viktoria Mullova – violin (1723 “Jules Falk” Stradivarius), Onyx Classics 4001, ANTONIO VIVALDI 5 VIOLIN CONCERTOS

Second Hour

Francois Chauvon (fl.1710-1740), Suite #11: courante LA DUCHE, La Samaritaine & Chaconne end rondeau LA LISTENAY, 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

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), Water Music Suite #3 in G HWV350, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, Philips 434122, HANDEL: WATER MUSIC

Francois Couperin (1668-1733), Les Baricades misterieuses, rondeau, Igor Kipnis – harpsichord, Sony 45524, GREATEST HITS OF THE HARPSICHORD

Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745), Capriccio in D #1 ZWV182 (c.1717), The Bach Sinfonia, Daniel Abraham, Sono Luminus DSL-92163, ZELENKA: THE CAPRICCIOS

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767), Ich hatte viel Bekümmernisse TWV 1:843 – choruses, Rheinische Kantorei, Das Kleine Konzert, Hermann Max, cpo 777195-2, DREI SIND, DIE DA ZEUGEN IM HIMMEL

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Sonata #5 in f BWV1018, Michelle Makarski – violin, Keith Jarrett – piano, ECM New Series 2230/31, SIX SONATAS FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO

Third Hour

Dario Castello (c.1590-c.1658), Sonata quarta for violin 1 and violetta, Academy of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr, Academy of Ancient Music AAM005, DARIO CASTELLO SONATE CONCERTATE IN STIL MODERNO, LIBRO PRIMO

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643), Suite from l’Orfeo, Canadian Brass, Opening Day ODR7380, ECHO – GLORY OF GABRIELI

Biagio Marini (1594-1663), L’Aguzzona, Quicksilver, Acis Productions APL72546, STILE MODERNO NEW MUSIC FROM THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY

Henry Purcell (1659-1695), Suite from THE VIRTUOUS WIFE, Adrian Butterfield & Helene Plouffe – violins, Margaret Little – viola, Susie Napper – cello, Christopher Jackson – harpsichord, Nigel North – lute, ATMA ACD2 2300, LOST IS MY QUIET

Johann Bernhard Bach (1676-1749), Suite in g, Arion Baroque Orchestra, Barthold Kuijken, ATMA ACD2 2257, SUITES CONCERTANTES

Fourth Hour

Bernardo Pasquini (1637-1710), Sinfonia a quattro, Accademia Bizantina, Ottavio Dantone – directing from the harpsichord, Decca 1808-02, ARCADIA

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767), Concerto #2 in g for harpsichord & flute TWV.42:g2, Wilbert Hazelzet – flute, Jacques Ogg – harpsichord, Jaap ter Linden – cello, Konrad Junghanel – lute, Glossa 920803, CONCERTO DA CAMERA

Christoph Graupner (1683-1760), Concerto in Bb for bassoon and 2 violins, L’Ensemble des Idees heureuses (Ensemble for Happy Ideas), Genevieve Soly, Mathieu Lussier – baroque bassoon, Analekta FL 23162, GRAUPNER INSTRUMENTAL AND VOCAL MUSIC VOL.1

Johann David Heinichen (1683-1729), Concerto in D S.224 violin, strings & b.c., Il Fondamento, Paul Dombrecht, Dirk Vandaele – violin, Passacaille 921, GALANT COURT MUSIC

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Christmas Oratorio BWV248: Cantata #6: opening chorus, Choral (coro) Ich steh’ an deiner Krippen hier, closing chorus, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne, Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne, Michel Corboz, Erato Apex, 2564 68621-7, WEIHNACHTS-ORATORIUM

Johann Friedrich Fasch (1688-1758), Violin Concerto in A, La Stravaganza Koln, cpo 777015, JOHANN FRIEDRICH FASCH: CONCERTOS

Playlist 2017-01-01

This Week’s Links

The Beatles ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE

Bach Christmas Oratorio

First Hour

John Dowland (1563-1626), Come Away (Come again) & Fancy #1, David Russell – guitar, Telarc 80659, RENAISSANCE FAVORITES FOR GUITAR

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), Oboe Concerto #3 in g, English Chamber Orchestra, Raymond Leppard, Heinz Holliger – oboe, Philips 454030, THE BEST OF HANDEL

Jean Joseph Mouret (1682-1738), Rondeau (Masterpiece Theater Theme), Millar Brass Ensemble, Vincent Cichowicz, Delos 3171, BRASS SURROUND

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Cello Suite #3: prelude & allemande, Yo Yo Ma – cello, Sony 63203, INSPIRED BY BACH

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), Water Music Suite #1 in F HWV348, Boston Baroque, Martin Pearlman, Telarc 80594, HANDEL MUSIC FOR THE ROYAL FIREWORKS & WATER MUSIC

Second Hour

Thomas Morley (c.1557-1602), My Bonny Lass She Smileth & Fyer, fyer, Cambridge Singers, John Rutter, Collegium 105, FLORA GAVE ME FAIREST FLOWERS

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Brandenburg Concerto #2 in F BWV1047, Scottish Ensemble, Jonathan Rees – violin, Graham Ashton – trumpet, Giles Lewin – recorder, Nicholas Daniel – oboe, Virgin 59688, THE BRANDENBURG CONCERTOS

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Invention #8 in F BWV779, Invention #1 in C, BWV772, Invention #10 in G BWV781, Invention #3 in D BWV774, Invention #12 in A BWV783 & Invention #6 in E BWV777, Peter Serkin – piano, RCA 68594, 2-PART INVENTIONS/3-PART SINFONIAS

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), Concerto in c for 2 trumpets, strings and continuo, Philharmonia Orchestra, Claudio Scimone, Bibi Black – trumpet, Jeffrey Kaye – trumpet, EMI 54620, TRUMPET CONCERTOS

Marin Marais (1656-1728), Sonneri de Sainte Genevieve du Mont de Paris, Music of the Spheres, Music of the Spheres 2013, TOUJOURS L’AMOUR

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), Suite from Music for Royal Fireworks, Canadian Brass, RCA 68257, FIREWORKS! BAROQUE BRASS FAVORITES

Third Hour

Henry Purcell (1659-1695), Three Parts upon a Ground, Hesperion XXI, Jordi Savall, Alia Vox 9820, OSTINATO

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Suite in G (Anna Magdalena Book), Michael Parloff – flute, Gerald Ranck – harpsichord, ESS.A.Y 1027, THE FLUTE ALBUM

Jacques-Alexandre de Saint-Luc (1663-1710), Rigadon and Passepied, Rolf Smedvig – trumpet, Michael Murray – organ, Telarc 80341, CEREMONIAL MUSIC FOR TRUMPET AND ORGAN

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767), Recorder Suite in a TWV55:a2, Akademie Fur Alte Musik Berlin (Academy for Ancient Music), Stephan Mai – violin & director, Maurice Steger – alto recorder, Harmonia Mundi 901917, TELEMANN BLOCKFLOTEN-WERKE

Michael Praetorius (1571-1621), Dances from Terpsichore, Parley of Instruments, David Hill, Hyperion 66200, CHRISTMAS MUSIC BY PRAETORIUS

Fourth Hour

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), MESSIAH: Hallelujah Chorus, Concentus Musicus Vienna & Arnold Schoenberg Chorus, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 72039, MESSIAH

Henry Purcell (1659-1695), Abdelazer – Moor’s Revenge: Suite, Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, Thomas Hengelbrock, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77231, H.PURCELL  INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), Concerto #1 in F op. 8 SPRING RV269, English Chamber Orchestra, David Lockington, Anne Akiko Meyers – violin, e-one EOM-CD-7790, THE FOUR SEASONS

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Christmas Oratorio: Cantata #5: opening chorus, Bach Choir of Bethlehem & Bach Festival Orchestra, Greg Funfgeld, Dorian 93183 I/II, CHRISTMAS ORATORIO BWV 248

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Prelude, Fugue & Allegro in Eb BWV998, David Russell – guitar, Telarc 80584, DAVID RUSSELL PLAYS JS BACH

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), Zadok the Priest Coronation Anthem, Academy & Chorus of St Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner, Philips 454030, THE BEST OF HANDEL

Playlist 2016-12-25

This Week’s Links

Sunday Baroque Holiday Gift List

History of Christmas

Christmas Traditions

Hanukkah

Latkes Recipes

Winter Solstice

Handel JUDAS MACCABAEUS oratorio

First Hour

James Oswald (1711-1769), The Laurel (Winter), Mindy Rosenfeld – flute, Ronn McFarlane – lute, Dorian Sono Luminus DSL-92169, NINE NOTES THAT SHOOK THE WORLD

English traditional, (arr. H. Walford Davies), The Holly and the Ivy, Choir of Westminster Abbey, Simon Preston, Christopher Herrick – organ, Deutsche Grammophon 445572, CHRISTMAS CAROLS

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), Concerto in f op.8 #4 RV297 WINTER, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble, Joshua Bell – violin, Sony 8869711013, VIVALDI: THE FOUR SEASONS

John Playford (1623-1686), Drive the cold winter away (jig), Les Witches, Alpha 502, NOBODY’S JIG: MR PLAYFORD’S ENGLISH DANCING MASTER

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Christmas Oratorio BWV248 – Part 1 – Chorus: Jauchzet, frohlocket!, Aria (alto): Nun wird mein liebster Brautigam, Chorale: Ach, mein herzliebes Jesulein, Chorale: Wie soll ich dichempfangen,  Part 1 – Aria (bass): Großer Herr, o starker König, Wiebke Lehmkuhl – alto, Konstantin Wolff – bass, Decca 478227, BACH WEIHNACHTS-ORATORIUM

Giuseppe Sammartini (1695-1750), Concerto Grosso #6 in g op.5 CHRISTMAS, Ensemble 415, Chiara Banchini, Harmonia Mundi 901245, GIOVANNI BATTISTA & GIUSEPPE SAMMARTINI: CONCERTI & SINFONIE

Traditional English, I saw three ships, Anonymous 4, Harmonia Mundi 907325, WOLCUM YULE CELTIC AND BRITISH SONGS AND CAROLS

Second Hour

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), Air with Variations from Suite in E HARMONIOUS BLACKSMITH, London Brass, Teldec 18665, LONDON BRASS BAROQUE

Anonymous (ca.1640), Greensleeves to a Ground, Hesperion XXI, Jordi Savall – viola da gamba, Arianna Savall – harp, Xavier Diaz-Latorre – guitar, Alia Vox 9811, LA BARCHA D’AMORE 1563-1685

Traditional (Henry VIII poem), Green Grow’th the Holly, Theatre of Voices, Paul Hillier, Harmonia Mundi 907079, CAROLS FROM THE OLD & NEW WORLDS

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), Judas Maccabaeus: Overture, O Father, Whose Almighty Power, Fall’n is the foe, See, the conqu’ring hero comes! & March, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Nicholas McGegan, Harmonia Mundi 907077.78, HANDEL: JUDAS MACCABAEUS

Traditional Irish, Air:La fuar geimhreadh (instrument), Andrew Lawrence-King – Irish harp, Harmonia Mundi 907325, WOLCUM YULE CELTIC AND BRITISH SONGS AND CAROLS

Salomone Rossi (c.1570-1630), Adon Olam, New York Baroque, Eric Milnes, Dorian 93210, THE SONGS OF SOLOMON VOL.1: MUSIC FOR THE SABBATH

Giovanni Antonio Guido (c.1675-after 1728), Concerto #4 WINTER, The Band of Instruments, Roger Hamilton – harpsichord, Caroline Balding – violin, Divine Art, dda 25072, GIOVANNI ANTONIO GUIDO * THE FOUR SEASONS

Third Hour

Traditional, Coventry Carol (lully, lulla …)
15th c. English carol, Lullay, lullow, I saw a swete semly syght, New York Polyphony, Geoffrey Dunstan Williams – countertenor, Geoffrey Silver – tenor, Craig Philips – bass-baritone, Scott Dispensa – baritone, AVIE, 2141, I SING THE BIRTH

Giuseppe Torelli (1658-1709), Concert a Quatro in Forma di Pastorale op.8 #6 CHRISTMAS, La Pieta, Angele Dubeau – violin, Analekta AN2 8730, NOEL

Heinrich Franz Ignaz von Biber (1644-1704), Rosary Sonata No.3. – The Nativity, Leah Gale Nelson – violin, Daniel Swenberg – theorbo, Dongsok Shin – organ, Lyrichord, LEMS 8079, THE SACRED MYSTERIES THE ROSARY SONATAS FOR VIOLIN & CONTINUO

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), MESSIAH: chorus – FOR UNTO US A CHILD IS BORN, Pastoral Symphony (Pifa), accompagnato (soprano) & chorus – AND SUDDENLY THERE WAS WITH THE ANGEL & GLORY TO GOD IN THE HIGHEST, air (alto & soprano) – HE SHALL FEED HIS FLOCK LIKE A SHEPHERD, Handel and Haydn Society, Harry Christophers, Daniel Taylor – countertenor, GIllian Keith – soprano, CORO 16125, HANDEL MESSIAH

Traditional (English), Wassail Song & Good King Wenceslas
Traditional, God Rest You Merry Gentleman
Traditional (16th c. French), Bring a Torch Jeanette Isabella, Philadelphia Brass Ensemble, Sony 7033, FESTIVAL OF CAROLS IN BRASS

Johann Christoph Pez (1664-1716), Concerto Pastorale, Les Violons du Roy (King’s Violins), Bernard Labadie, Dorian 90180, A TREASURY OF BAROQUE CHRISTMAS CONCERTI

Fourth Hour

Traditional Irish, Wexford Carol (Good People All), The Sixteen, Harry Christophers, CORO 16085, A TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS CAROL COLLECTION VOL.II

Gaetano Maria Schiassi, Christmas Symphony in D,, Schwerin Blechblaser-Collegium, Sunday Baroque MG2, SUNDAY BAROQUE – MUSICAL GIFTS 2

English 15th c., Qui creavit celum (Nuns of Chester), Taverner Choir, Andrew Parrott, EMI 54902, CAROL ALBUM 2

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), Concerto in E RV270 Per il Santissimo Natale, La Pieta, Angele Dubeau – violin, Analekta AN2 8730, NOEL

Louis-Claude Daquin (1694-1772), Noel provencal, Rene Saorgin – organ, Harmonia Mundi HMX2978223, NOEL – CHRISTMAS – WEIHNACHTEN

Giovanni Gabrieli (1554/7-1612), O Magnum Mysterium
16th c. French melody, Ding Dong! Merrily on High, Musica Sacra, Richard Westenburg, Deutsche Grammophon 429732, CHRISTMAS CAROLS: MUSICA SACRA

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), Concerto a Due Cori #3 in F HWV 334, Tafelmusik, Jeanne Lamon, Sony 63073, HANDEL

John Bullard

Banjo is one of those ubiquitous musical instruments we see and hear in movies and bluegrass concerts, but without really knowing much about it. John Bullard is a banjo virtuoso, and his musical tastes and expertise include playing music from the classical tradition. He and Suzanne had a conversation about the history of the instrument, its unique qualities, and his path to playing a wide repertory, including baroque music, on the banjo.

Playlist 2016-12-18

This Week’s Links

Sunday Baroque Holiday Gift List

First Hour

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764), Les Indes galantes, Air pour les esclaves affricains & Les Sauvages, Luc Beausejour – piano, Analekta AN 2 9128, BAROQUE SESSION ON PIANO

William Byrd (c.1540-1623), Rorate caeli desuper (Gradualia 1, 1605), Stile Antico, Harmonia Mundi 807517, PUER NATUS EST: TUDOR MUSIC FOR ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS

Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (c.1620/23-1680), Balletto: LA PASTORELLA, Stuttgart Caprice Ensemble, Antes 319149, ARLECCHINO: JOHANN HEINRICH SCHMELZER SONATE E BALLETTI

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764), Les Fetes de Polymnie (1745): suite, Tempesta di Mare, Chaconne CHAN 0810, COMEDIE ET TRAGEDIE VOLUME TWO

Anonymous (S.German mid-16th c.), Praeter rerum seriem (Christmas), Jacob Heringman – lute, DGlobMobil 0006, JOSQUIN DES PREZ (16TH C. LUTE SETTINGS)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), English Suite #3 in g BWV808, Anne-Marie McDermott – piano, Global Music Network 112, BACH

Second Hour

Traditional (English), The Boar’s Head Carol
Jacob Gallus aka Jakob Handl (1550-1591), Resonet in Laudibus (Joseph Lieber)
Traditional, Gaudete!, The Sixteen, Harry Christophers, Hyperion 66263, CHRISTMAS MUSIC FROM MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE EUROPE

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1526-1594), Giovanni Bassano (c.1558-1617), Pulchra es amica mea
Giovanni Bassano (1561-1617), Fantasia
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck (1562-1621), Yeux qui guidez mon ame
John Dowland (1563-1626), Galliard (sleep wayward thoughts)
Charles Tessier (1550-c.1610), Si le penser de mon ame, The Attaingnant Consort, Ramee 1206, LE PARLER ET LE SILENCE

Anonymous 16th c. Czech, Poslan jest od Boha andel (Sent Down by God is an Angel), The Rose Ensemble, Rose 00003, SLAVIC HOLIDAY – LEGENDS FROM ANCIENT CZECHOSLOVAKIA AND POLAND

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Concerto in c for oboe and violin BWV1060, National Arts Center Orchestra of Canada, Charles Hamann – oboe, Pinchas Zukerman – violin, Analekta AN2 8783, BAROQUE TREASURY

Chant, Veni, veni Emmanuel (O Come Emanuel), Taverner Choir (women’s voices), Andrew Parrott, EMI 490809, THE CAROL ALBUM: SEVEN CENTURIES OF CHRISTMAS MUSIC

Adam Falckenhagen (1697-1754), Concerto I in E, John Schneiderman – baroque lute, Jeffrey Cohan – baroque flute, William Skeen – baroque cello, Hanssler Classic HC15048, AN EVENING WITH WILHEMINE

Third Hour

Anonymous, There is no rose, The Hilliard Ensemble, ECM New Series 2408, TRANSEAMUS: ENGLISH CAROLS AND MOTETS

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643), Pur ti Miro “I behold You …”, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Michael Stern, Joshua Bell – violin, Sony 87894, JOSHUA BELL ROMANCE OF THE VIOLIN

Richard Pygott (1485-1549), Quid petis, O fili? (What seekest thou, O my son?), The Sixteen, Harry Christophers, CORO 16027, CHRISTUS NATUS EST: AN EARLY ENGLISH CHRISTMAS

Georg Muffat (1653-1704), Suite in d, Noble Youth (Nobilis Juventus), Armonico Tributo Austria, Lorenz Duftschmid, cpo 999635, GEORG MUFFAT NOBILIS JUVENTUS SUITES & CONCERTOS

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland BWV659, Murray Perahia – piano, Sony 66511, SONGS WITHOUT WORDS

Anonymous, Lully Lulle, Ayreheart, Brian Kay – voice, Sono Luminus DSL-92203, BARLEY MOON

Francesco Saverio Geminiani (1687-1762), Sonata 1 in A Op.5, The Four Nations Ensemble, Loretta O’Sullivan – cello, Andrew Appel – harpsichord, Beiliang Zhu – continuo cello, Orchid Classics 100049, GEMINIANI SONATAS FOR CELLO OP.5

Fourth Hour

Francisco Guerrero (1528-1599), Canite tuba (Sound the trumpet), His Majestie’s Clerkes, Anne Heider, Centaur 2168, NEWS OF GREAT JOY

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), Concerto in Bb for 2 violins RV527, Gli Incogniti, Giuliano Carmignola – violin, Amandine Beyer – violin, Harmonia Mundi HMC 902249, ANTONIO VIVALDI CONCERTI PER DUE VIOLINI

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring, John Bullard – banjo, Bullard Music JB100, THE PERFECT SOUTHERN ART

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750),, Cantata #36: Swing joyfully aloft.., Monteverdi Choir & English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, Deutsche Grammophon 463588, CANTATAS FOR THE 1st SUNDAY IN ADVENT

Johann Pachelbel (1653-1706), Canon and Gigue in D, Voices of Music, Katherine Kyme – baroque violin, Carla Moore – baroque violin, Cynthia Freivogel – baroque violin, Voices of Music, CONCERTO BAROCCO

Henry Purcell (1659-1695), Rejoice in the Lord alway BELL ANTHEM, Chanticleer & Capriccio Stravagante, Joseph Jennings & Skip Sempe, Teldec Classics 60290, CHANTICLEER EVENING PRAYER PURCELL

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767), Concerto in a for alto recorder, viola da gamba, strings and basso continuo TWV52:a1, Ensemble Cordevento, Erik Bosgraaf – recorder, Robert Smith – viola da gamba, Brilliant Classics 95249, G. PH. TELEMANN – THE DOUBLE CONCERTOS WITH RECORDER

Ronn McFarlane

The lute enjoyed its greatest popularity from the late 15th through late 17th centuries, when many people played the instrument and composed music for it. But thanks to a handful of masterful contemporary lutenists, such as Ronn McFarlane, the instrument continues to thrive in the 21st century. Suzanne spoke with the versatile musician about the lute’s history, and his passion for the instrument and its varied repertory.

Playlist 2016-12-11

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First Hour

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Cello Suite No.4, BWV1010 in Eb (trans. C) – Bourrees 1 & 2, Paul Galbraith – guitar, Mashulka Productions 2010, PAUL GALBRAITH PERFORMS MOZART, BACH & BRTTEN

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767), Concerto in Bb for 2 alto recorders, strings and basso continuo TWV52:B1, Ensemble Cordevento, Erik Bosgraaf – recorder, Yi-Chang Liang – recorder, Brilliant Classics 95249, G. PH. TELEMANN – THE DOUBLE CONCERTOS WITH RECORDER

Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643), Laudate Dominum (Praise the Lord), Boston Camerata, Joel Cohen, Nonesuch 79265, A BAROQUE CHRISTMAS

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Brandenburg Concerto #5 in D BWV1050, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Daniel Hope – violin, Jaime Martin – flute, Kristian Bezuidenhour – harpsichord, Warner 62545, JS BACH CONCERTOS

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), Concerto for Oboe, Bassoon & Harpsichord, Sinfonia Varsovia, Albrecht Mayer – oboe, Guilhaume Santana – bassoon, Monika Razynska – harpsichord, Deutsche Grammophon 4765681, ALBRECHT MAYER: NEW SEASONS * HANDEL FOR OBOE & ORCHESTRA

Second Hour

Gregor Joseph Werner (1693-1766), Christmas Pastorella, Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood, L’Oiseau Lyre 410179, CHRISTMAS CONCERTOS

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), Concerto for 2 Mandolins in G RV532, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner, James Tyler – mandolin, Douglas Wootton – mandolin, Philips 412892, VIVALDI 6 DOUBLE CONCERTOS

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767), Concerto in G for viola, National Arts Center Orchestra of Canada, Pinchas Zukerman – viola, Analekta AN2 8783, BAROQUE TREASURY

Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757), Sonata in e Allegro  K 233 L 467, Orion Weiss – piano, Naxos 573222, SCARLATTI COMPLETE KEYBOARD SONATAS VOL.15

Jean-Marie Leclair (1697-1764), Violin Concerto Op.10 #6 in g, Collegium Musicum 90, Simon Standage – violin, Chandos 0589, TELEMANN CONCERTO IN D;LA BOUFFONE SUITE;GRILLEN-SYMPHONIE;ALSTE

Third Hour

John Dowland (1563-1626), Mr. Dowland’s Midnight
Anonymous, Twa Corbies, Ayreheart, Brian Kay – voice, Sono Luminus DSL-92203, BARLEY MOON

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Concerto in d BWV 974, Luc Beausejour – piano, Analekta AN 2 9128, BAROQUE SESSION ON PIANO

Christoph Graupner (1683-1760), Cantata for the 1st Sun. of Advent, Les Idees Heureuses (Happy Ideas), Genevieve Soly, Analekta AN2 9115, CHRISTMAS IN DARMSTADT INSTRUMENTAL AND VOCAL MUSIC, VOL.3

Christoph Forster (1693-1745), Concerto in Eb for Horn & Strings, Franz Liszt Chamber Orchestra, Janos Rolla, Adam Friedrich – horn, Hungaroton 12802, MUSIC FOR HORN BY FORSTER,HAYDN,CHERUBINI,MOZART,MENDELSSOHN

Jean-Marie Leclair (1697-1764), Scylla et Glaucus OP.II (1746): Suite, Tempesta di Mare, Chaconne CHAN 0810, COMEDIE ET TRAGEDIE VOLUME TWO

Fourth Hour

Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725), Sinfonia Il Giardino di rose, Accademia Bizantina, Ottavio Dantone, Decca 470650, IL GIARDINO DI ROSE SINFONIE & HARPSICHORD CONCERTOS

Nicholas Chedeville (1705-1782), once attributed to Vivaldi, Sonata in G RV59 PASTOR FIDO, Michala Petri – recorder, Lars Hannibal – archlute, OUR Recordings 6.220604, VIRTUOSO BAROQUE

John Playford (1623-1686), Shepherd’s Holiday (Labor in Vain), Les Witches, Alpha 502, NOBODY’S JIG: MR PLAYFORD’S ENGLISH DANCING MASTER

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), Organ Concerto #4 in F op.4, Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra, Joshua Rifkin, Peter Hurford – organ, London 414604, HANDEL ORGAN CONCERTOS OP.4

Francesco Saverio Geminiani (1687-1762), Sonata 2 in d Op.5, The Four Nations Ensemble, Loretta O’Sullivan – cello, Andrew Appel – harpsichord, Beiliang Zhu – continuo cello (Bay Lang Chou), Orchid Classics 100049, GEMINIANI SONATAS FOR CELLO OP.5

Charles Avison (1709-1770), Concerto in g #1 op.2, Atlanta Baroque Orchestra, Julie Andrijeski, Sunday Baroque 001, HAND PICKED SUNDAY BAROQUE

Playlist 2016-12-04

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First Hour

William Byrd (c.1540-1623), Gradualia 1: Ecce virgo concipiet (Behold, a virgin shall conceive) & Tollite portas principes vestras (Lift up your heads, O ye gate), Stile Antico, Harmonia Mundi 807517, PUER NATUS EST: TUDOR MUSIC FOR ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS

Dietrich Becker (c.1623-c.1679), Sonata a 5 in F major, Musica Antiqua Koln, Reinhard Goebel, Deutsche Grammophon 459619, MUSICA BALTICA

Michael Praetorius (1571-1621), In Dulci Jubilo, Gabrieli Consort & Players, Paul McCreesh, Boys’ Choir and Congregational Choir of Roskilde Cathedral, Deutsche Grammophon 4775762, THE BAROQUE CHRISTMAS ALBUM

Henry Purcell (1659-1695), Musick in Distressed Innocence or The Princess of Persia, Chatham Baroque, Dorian 90309, HENRY PURCELL SONATAS AND THEATRE MUSIC

John Dowland (1563-1626), My Lord Chamberlaine’s Galliard & My Lord Willoughby’s Welcome Home, Ronn McFarlane – lute, William Simms – lute, Sono Luminus DSL-92155, TWO LUTES – LUTE DUETS FROM ENGLAND’S GOLDEN AGE

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), Harp Concerto #6 in Bb op.4, Paul Kuentz Chamber Orchestra, Paul Kuentz, Nicanor Zabaleta – harp, Deutsche Grammophon 439693, GREAT WORKS FOR HARP NICANOR ZABALETA

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), Concerto in c for 2 violins RV510, Gli Incogniti, Giuliano Carmignola – violin, Amandine Beyer – violin, Harmonia Mundi HMC 902249, ANTONIO VIVALDI CONCERTI PER DUE VIOLINI

Second Hour

Alessandro Marcello (1669-1747), Concerto in d: adagio, John Bullard – banjo, Bullard Music JB100, THE PERFECT SOUTHERN ART

Michael Praetorius (1571-1621), Nun komm der Heiden Heiland (Now Come Saviour) & Quem pastores laudavere (Shepherds Sang Their Praises o’er Him), Schwerin Blechblaser-Collegium, Sunday Baroque X2011, SUNDAY BAROQUE – MUSICAL GIFTS

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767), Concerto in G for 2 violas (violettas), strings & b.c. TWV52:G3, Berliner Barock Solisten (Berlin Baroque Soloists), Rainer Kussmaul – violin, Wolfram Christ – viola, Tanja Christ – viola, EMI 57232, TELEMANN: CONCERTOS * UNKNOWN WORKS

Adam Falckenhagen (1697-1754), Concerto II in A, John Schneiderman – baroque lute, Jeffrey Cohan – baroque flute, William Skeen – baroque cello, Hanssler Classic HC15048, AN EVENING WITH WILHEMINE

Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583-1643), Corrente prima, Corrente seconda, & Corrente terza, Luc Beausejour – piano, Analekta AN 2 9128, BAROQUE SESSION ON PIANO

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

Third Hour

Heinrich Franz Ignaz von Biber (1644-1704), Sonata La Pastorella in A, Musica Antiqua Koln, Reinhard Goebel, Deutsche Grammophon 429230, SCHERZI MUSICALI / MUSICA ANQITUA KOLN

Peter Philips (c.1560-c.1633), Gabriel Angelus apparuit (The Angel Gabriel Appeared), The Sarum Consort, Naxos 8.572832, CANTIONES SACRAE QUINIS ET OCTONIBUS VOCIBUS (ANTWERP 1612 & 1613)

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), Concerto in D RV 95 LA PASTORELLA, Il Giardino Armonico (Harmonic Garden), Giovanni Antonini, Teldec 73268, VIVALDI: CONCERTI DA CAMERA VOL.2

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), Water Music Suite #1 in F HWV348, New York Kammermusiker, Ilonna Pederson, Dorian 90189, A BAROQUE CELEBRATION MUSIC BY BACH,HANDEL,LULLY,PURCELL & OTHER

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Keyboard Concerto #1 in d BWV1052, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Murray Perahia – piano and conductor, Sony 89245, MURRAY PERAHIA BACH

Fourth Hour

Martin Luther & Lucas Osiander(1534-1604), Christum wir sollen loben schon (We should praise Christ beautifully), Taverner Consort, Choir & Players, Andrew Parrott, EMI 490809, THE CAROL ALBUM: SEVEN CENTURIES OF CHRISTMAS MUSIC

Traditional French, Il est ne, le divin Enfant (instrumental), Taverner Players, Andrew Parrott, EMI 490809, THE CAROL ALBUM: SEVEN CENTURIES OF CHRISTMAS MUSIC

Domenico Gabrielli (c.1650s-1690), Ricercar 7 (1689), Matt Haimovitz – cello, Oxingale OX2018, MATTEO 300 YEARS OF AN ITALIAN CELLO

Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751), Sonata 6 in b, Jaime Gonzalez – oboe, Asa Akerberg – cello, Thomas C. Boysen – lute, Martin Muller – harpsichord, Genuin 10184, TOMASO ALBINONI SONATE DA CHIESA. OPERA QUARTA

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), The Faithful Shepherd: Overture (1712), English Concert, Trevor Pinnock, David Reichenberg – oboe, Alastair Mitchell – bassoon, Amanda McNamara – double bass; Nigel North – theorbo, Deutsche Grammophon 419219, HANDEL OVERTURES

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Brandenburg Concerto #3 in G BWV1048, Akademie Fur Alte Musik Berlin (Academy for Ancient Music), Harmonia Mundi 901634, BACH:BRANDENBURG CONCERTOS 1-6/AKADEMIE FUR ALTE MUSIK,BERLIN

Playlist 2016-11-20

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Saint Cecilia – patron saint of music and musicians

John Dryden – A SONG FOR SAINT CECILIA

First Hour

Antonio Bertali (1605-1669), Sonata a 8 in C, Freiburg Baroque Consort, Carus 83.303, TAUSEND GULDEN: SONATAS FROM THE HABSBURG COURT

Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704), Le Malade Imaginaire H.495 (1673): suite, Tempesta di Mare, Chaconne CHAN 0810, COMEDIE ET TRAGEDIE VOLUME TWO

Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745), Hipocondrie a 7 Concertanti in A, Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, Gottfried von der Goltz, Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 77339, ZELENKA, PISENDEL CONCERTI ET AL.

Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687), Chaconne L’AMOUR MEDECIN (Love Docto), Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall, Alia Vox 9811, LA BARCHA D’AMORE 1563-1685

Adam Falckenhagen (1697-1754), Concerto IV in G, John Schneiderman – baroque lute, Jeffrey Cohan – baroque flute, William Skeen – baroque cello, Hanssler Classic HC15048, AN EVENING WITH WILHEMINE

Second Hour

Henry Purcell (1659-1695), Hail Bright Cecilia: CHORUS, Les Musiciens du Louvre, Marc Minkowski, Naive 5183, TO SAINT CECILIA

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Lute Suite in e, BWV996: prelude, sarabande, courante, bourree, & gigue, Yolanda Kondonassis – harp, Telarc 80403, A NEW BAROQUE

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), Song for St. Cecilia’s Day: overture,  The Trumpet’s loud clangour (tenor air & chorus), & La Marche, Ludus Baroque, Richard Neville-Towle, Delphian, DCD34110, HANDEL SONG FOR SAINT CECILIA’S DAY

Maurice Greene (1696-1755), Overture to ST. CECILIA, Baroque Band, Garry Clarke, David Schrader – harpsichord, Cedille 90000 152, MAURICE GREENE OVERTURES

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), Concerto Grosso in C Alexander’s Feast, English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, Philips 454030, THE BEST OF HANDEL

Giovanni Pierluigi Da Palestrina (c.1525-1594), Cantantibus Organis (for St. Cecilia), Choir of Westminster Cathedral, James O’Donnell, Hyperion 67099, PALESTRINA

Third Hour

Johann Christian Schieferdecker (1679-1732), Musical Concert #9 in g: II. Courante, III. Sarabande, & IV. Aria, Hamburger Ratsmusik, Carus 83.398, GEISTLICHE KONZERTE

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), Cello Sonata #5 in e RV40, Anthony Pleeth – cello, Suki Towb – cello, Robert Woolley – organ, ASV 201, ANTONIO VIVALDI (1678-1741) THE COMPLETE CELLO SONATAS

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), Organ Concerto #3 in g HWV291, Sonnerie, Monica Huggett – dir & violin, Matthew Halls – organ, AVIE 2055, HANDEL SIX ORGAN CONCERTOS OP.4

Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707), Sonata #3 in g BuxWV261 op.2, John Holloway – violin, Jaap ter Linden – viola da gamba, Lars Ulrik Mortensen – harpsichord, Naxos 557249, DIETRICH BUXTEHUDE COMPLETE CHAMBER MUSIC- 7 TRIO SONATAS OP.2

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767), Concerto in d for Oboe TWV51:d2 (incomplete), Berlin Baroque Soloists, Rainer Kussmaul, Albrecht Mayer – oboe, Deutsche Grammophon/Archiv 4775923, SINFONIA MELODICA

Fourth Hour

Giovanni Paolo Cima (c.1570-1630), Sonata in D, Frans Bruggen – recorder, Anner Bylsma – cello, Gustav Leonhardt – organ, Teldec / Warner Classics 65836, FRANS BRUGGEN EDITION

Anonymous (arr. Piffaro), Goddesses
Thomas Weelkes (c.1575-1623), Cease sorrowes now
Robert Jones (fl.1597-1615), I come, sweet birds
Anonymous early 17th c., Rossignol
Thomas Bateson (c.1570/75-1630), The nightingale, Piffaro Renaissance Band, Navona Records NV5823, WAYTES: ENGLISH MUSIC FOR A RENAISSANCE BAND

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767), Overture (Suite) in D TWV 55 D15, Cologne Chamber Orchestra, Helmut Muller-Bruhl, Naxos 554244, DARMSTADT OVERTURES

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), SUSANNA: Righteous Heaven beholds their guile, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, U.C. Berkeley Chamber Chorus, Nicholas McGegan, Harmonia Mundi 907701, “SIGNATURE”

Giovanni Antonio Terzi (fl.1580-1600) & Diego Ortiz (c.1510-c.1570), Susanne un jour (Terzi)-Ricercada settima (Ortiz), Rolf Lislevand, ECM New Series 2088, DIMINUITO