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20200120

Featuring music making from the Herne Early Music Days.

Early Music from around Europe

20200323

The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir performs traditional English music and Arvo Part.

Early Music from around Europe

4 Times Baroque20191223

Music by Telemann, Merula, Bach and Vivaldi from Cologne and Stockholm.

Early Music from around Europe

Music by Telemann, Merula, Bach and Vivaldi from Cologne and Stockholm.

Early Music from around Europe

4 Times Baroque20200113

Music by Telemann, Corelli and Prowo from the 4 Times Baroque Ensemble in Cologne.

Early Music from around Europe

4 Times Baroque20200504

Early music from around the world, featuring ensemble 4 Times Baroque.

Early Music from around Europe

Alexandre Tharaud20200511

Pianist Alexandre Tharaud explores the glories of the French Baroque keyboard tradition.

Early Music from around Europe

The celebrated pianist explores the glories of the French Baroque keyboard tradition.

Early Music from around Europe

Arianna Savall And Her Group Hirundo Maris20200330

The harpist and singer Arianna Savall and her group Hirundo Maris perform Cantigas de Santa Maria by Alfonso the Wise, the antiphon O virtus sapientie by Hildegard of Bingen, and other early music repertoire, recorded at the RheinVokal Festival 2019, in the Middle Rhine Valley, Germany.

Presented by Hannah French.

Alfonso X, The Wise: Cantiga de Santa Maria 166 - Como poden per sas culpas
Alfonso X, The Wise: Cantiga de Santa Maria 127 - Non pod' ome pela Virgen tanta coita endurar
Alfonso X, The Wise: Cantiga de Santa Maria 100 - Santa Maria, Strela do Dia
Giraut de Bornelh: Virgen Madre Gloriosa
Hildegard of Bingen: Antiphon O virtus sapientie
Anonymus (Troubadour): Quant ay lo mont consirat

Hirundo Maris
Arianna Savall - vocals, Baroque harp, lyra, Tibetan singing bowls
Petter Udland Johansen - vocals, hardingfele, lyra, fiddle monochord
Gesinde Bänffer - flutes, shawm, psalterium
Ian Harrison - flutes, shawm, bag pipes, gaita
David Mayoral - glockenspiel, santur, percussion

Music by Alfonso the Wise and Hildegard of Bingen from the 2019 RheinVokal Festival.

Early Music from around Europe

Bach At The Actus Humanus Festival20200203

Highlights from the 2019 Actus Humanus Festival in Poland

Early Music from around Europe

Charpentier And Lalande20200406

Tom McKinney introduces performances of music by Charpentier and Lalande from the 2019 Actus Humanus Festival in Gdańsk.

Marc-Antoine Charpentier – Septième repons après la première leçon du troisième nocturne, H.117
Marc-Antoine Charpentier – Cinquième repons après la seconde leçon du second nocturne, H.115
Marc-Antoine Charpentier – Second repons après la seconde leçon du premier nocturne, H.112
Les Talens Lyriques
Directed by Christophe Rousset (harpsichord / organ)

Marc-Antoine Charpentier – Ave regina coelorum, H.19
Michel-Richard DeLalande – Cantique Quatrième sur le Bonheur des Justes
Sophie Karthäuser (soprano)
Ensemble Correspondances
Directed by Sebastien Daucé (organ)

A performance of Charpentier and Lalande from the 2019 Actus Humanus Festival in Gda\u0144sk.

Early Music from around Europe

Christine De Pizan20191202

Music celebrating the life and work of the western world's first professional woman writer. Born in Venice in 1364, Christine de Pizan rose to advise kings and queens of France. She called out misogyny, championed women, and wrote the first French poem celebrating Joan of Arc. Soprano Margaret Hunter and the German ensemble Capella de la Torre perform fifteenth-century music associated with Christine, including Gilles Binchois's setting of her moving lament on the death of her husband, Deuil angoisseus (Anguished grief).

Early Music from around Europe

Music celebrating the life and work of the western world's first professional woman writer. Born in Venice in 1364, Christine de Pizan rose to advise kings and queens of France. She called out misogyny, championed women, and wrote the first French poem celebrating Joan of Arc. Soprano Margaret Hunter and the German ensemble Capella de la Torre perform fifteenth-century music associated with Christine, including Gilles Binchois's setting of her moving lament on the death of her husband, Deuil angoisseus (Anguished grief).

Early Music from around Europe

Come Ye Sons Of Art20200413

Presented by Georgia Mann

Purcell: Come, ye sons of art

Salome Kammer, soprano
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment
Laurence Cummings, conductor

Purcell wrote Come Ye Sons of Art, Z.323, as an Ode for Queen Mary's birthday, in 1694. The text of the ode is often attributed to Nahum Tate, who was poet laureate at the time. With its splendid vocal writing and instrumental interludes, it is an exuberant celebration of the Queen's virtues.

Purcell from Laurence Cummings and the Choir and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

Early Music from around Europe

Concerto K\u00f6ln Plays Vivaldi And Bach20190916

Concerto Köln performs concertos by the Baroque masters from Amsterdam's legendary Royal Concertgebouw.

Presented by Fiona Talkington

Founded in 1989, Concerto Köln has become one of the world’s most exciting and dynamic early music ensembles. In this programme, recorded in April in the glorious acoustic of Amsterdam's Royal Concertgebouw, its players contrast a concise yet dazzling concerto written by Vivaldi for the orphan girls of Venice's Ospedale della Pieta with the fifth of Bach's inventive "Brandenburg" concertos with solo parts for harpsichord, violin and flute.

Vivaldi: Concerto for Strings in A, RV.158
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D, BWV.1050
Evgeny Sviridov, violin
Cordula Breuer, traverse flute
Wiebke Weidanz, harpsichord
Concerto Köln

Concertos by the Baroque masters from Amsterdam's legendary Royal Concertgebouw.

Early Music from around Europe

Concerto Köln performs concertos by the Baroque masters from Amsterdam's legendary Royal Concertgebouw.

Presented by Fiona Talkington

Founded in 1989, Concerto Köln has become one of the world’s most exciting and dynamic early music ensembles. In this programme, recorded in April in the glorious acoustic of Amsterdam's Royal Concertgebouw, its players contrast a concise yet dazzling concerto written by Vivaldi for the orphan girls of Venice's Ospedale della Pieta with the fifth of Bach's inventive "Brandenburg" concertos with solo parts for harpsichord, violin and flute.

Vivaldi: Concerto for Strings in A, RV.158
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D, BWV.1050
Evgeny Sviridov, violin
Cordula Breuer, traverse flute
Wiebke Weidanz, harpsichord
Concerto Köln

Concertos by the Baroque masters from Amsterdam's legendary Royal Concertgebouw.

Early Music from around Europe

Concerto Köln performs concertos by the Baroque masters from Amsterdam's legendary Royal Concertgebouw.

Presented by Fiona Talkington

Founded in 1989, Concerto Köln has become one of the world’s most exciting and dynamic early music ensembles. In this programme, recorded in April in the glorious acoustic of Amsterdam's Royal Concertgebouw, its players contrast a concise yet dazzling concerto written by Vivaldi for the orphan girls of Venice's Ospedale della Pieta with the fifth of Bach's inventive "Brandenburg" concertos with solo parts for harpsichord, violin and flute.

Vivaldi: Concerto for Strings in A, RV.158
Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D, BWV.1050
Evgeny Sviridov, violin
Cordula Breuer, traverse flute
Wiebke Weidanz, harpsichord
Concerto Köln

Concertos by the Baroque masters from Amsterdam's legendary Royal Concertgebouw.

Early Music from around Europe

Early Music From Vienna20191230

As part of his celebration of music making from Vienna for the New Year, Tom McKinney introduces a recital of lute music recorded in the Mozart Hall of the Konzerthaus by lutenist Paul O’Dette.

Adrian Le Roy:
Petite fantasie dessus l'accord du Leut
Vray Dieu disoit une fillette (Lassus)
Branle simple – Le branle precedent plus diminué
Branle gay
Branles de Bourgongne (Premier, Quatryesme & Neufiesme Branles)

Francesco Canova da Milano:
O bone Jesu (Antonio de Ribera)
Fantasia (3)
Fantasia (64)
Tu discois que je mourroye (Claudin de Sermisy)
Fantasia (33)

Paul O’Dette (lute)

Adrian Le Roy and Francesco Canova da Milano

Early Music from around Europe

As part of his celebration of music making from Vienna for the New Year, Tom McKinney introduces a recital of lute music recorded in the Mozart Hall of the Konzerthaus by lutenist Paul O’Dette.

Adrian Le Roy:
Petite fantasie dessus l'accord du Leut
Vray Dieu disoit une fillette (Lassus)
Branle simple – Le branle precedent plus diminué
Branle gay
Branles de Bourgongne (Premier, Quatryesme & Neufiesme Branles)

Francesco Canova da Milano:
O bone Jesu (Antonio de Ribera)
Fantasia (3)
Fantasia (64)
Tu discois que je mourroye (Claudin de Sermisy)
Fantasia (33)

Paul O’Dette (lute)

Adrian Le Roy and Francesco Canova da Milano

Early Music from around Europe

From Schwetzingen Festival'1920191014

From the Schwetzingen Festival '19, the Camerata Villa Musica under the direction of Werner Ehrhardt with two operatic numbers based on the same story, that of Zemira and Azore. One is a duet by Niccolò Jommelli, with sopranos Yuliya Poleshchuk and Ekaterina Korotkova in the title roles, while the other is an aria by André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry, sung by Yuliya Poleshchuk as Zemira. In between them, the Oboe Concerto in F by Ludwig August Lebrun, with soloist Shaghayegh Shahrabi Farahani.

Presented by Penny Gore.

Niccolò Jommelli: Ferma!... Senti, from 'Zemira e Azore'
Ludwig August Lebrun: Oboe Concerto in F
André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry: L'usignuolo che al nido, from 'Zemira e Azor'

Yuliya Poleshchuk, soprano
Ekaterina Korotkova, soprano
Shaghayegh Shahrabi Farahani, oboe
Camerata Villa Musica
Werner Ehrhardt, conductor

Music by Jommelli, Lebrun and Gretry with the Camerata Villa Musica under Werner Ehrhardt.

Early Music from around Europe

From the Schwetzingen Festival '19, the Camerata Villa Musica under the direction of Werner Ehrhardt with two operatic numbers based on the same story, that of Zemira and Azore. One is a duet by Niccolò Jommelli, with sopranos Yuliya Poleshchuk and Ekaterina Korotkova in the title roles, while the other is an aria by André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry, sung by Yuliya Poleshchuk as Zemira. In between them, the Oboe Concerto in F by Ludwig August Lebrun, with soloist Shaghayegh Shahrabi Farahani.

Presented by Penny Gore.

Niccolò Jommelli: Ferma!... Senti, from 'Zemira e Azore'
Ludwig August Lebrun: Oboe Concerto in F
André-Ernest-Modeste Grétry: L'usignuolo che al nido, from 'Zemira e Azor'

Yuliya Poleshchuk, soprano
Ekaterina Korotkova, soprano
Shaghayegh Shahrabi Farahani, oboe
Camerata Villa Musica
Werner Ehrhardt, conductor

Music by Jommelli, Lebrun and Gretry with the Camerata Villa Musica under Werner Ehrhardt.

Early Music from around Europe

Grand Choral Music From Northern Italy And Germany20191125

A concert from the Prague Early Music Festival featuring lavish music for voices and instruments from early baroque Germany and northern Italy. Praetorius's setting of Psalm 31 from his exuberantly titled 'Polyhymnia Caduceatrix et Panegyrica (1619)' is followed by movements from a mass setting by Alessandro Grandi, a one-time assistant to Monteverdi at St Mark's in Venice. He died young but he was once one of the most popular composers of his day and his works were published throughout Italy, Germany and the Low Countries and continued to be reprinted long after his death.
Presented by Fiona Talkington.

Michael Praetorius: Motet 'In dich hab ich gehoffet, Herr'
Giovanni Gabrieli: Canzona a 7
Alessandro Grandi: Kyrie and Gloria, from 'Messa concertante a 8'

Cappella Mariana, Vojtěch Semerád (conductor)
Instrumenta Musica, Ercole Nisini (director)

Lavish choral music from northern Italy and Germany by Praetorius, Gabrieli and Grandi.

Early Music from around Europe

A concert from the Prague Early Music Festival featuring lavish music for voices and instruments from early baroque Germany and northern Italy. Praetorius's setting of Psalm 31 from his exuberantly titled 'Polyhymnia Caduceatrix et Panegyrica (1619)' is followed by movements from a mass setting by Alessandro Grandi, a one-time assistant to Monteverdi at St Mark's in Venice. He died young but he was once one of the most popular composers of his day and his works were published throughout Italy, Germany and the Low Countries and continued to be reprinted long after his death.
Presented by Fiona Talkington.

Michael Praetorius: Motet 'In dich hab ich gehoffet, Herr'
Giovanni Gabrieli: Canzona a 7
Alessandro Grandi: Kyrie and Gloria, from 'Messa concertante a 8'

Cappella Mariana, Vojtěch Semerád (conductor)
Instrumenta Musica, Ercole Nisini (director)

Lavish choral music from northern Italy and Germany by Praetorius, Gabrieli and Grandi.

Early Music from around Europe

Herne Early Music Days20200224
Herne Early Music Days Festival20190930

Music by Francesco Cavalli and Biagio Marini recorded at the Herne Early Music Days Festival in Germany. The Festival's theme was the Seven Deadly Sins and today's music comes from a concert exploring Wrath.

Presented by Tom McKinney

Francesco Cavalli: Dixit Dominus
Ensemble Polyharmonique
Orkiestra Historyczna
Alexander Schneider, conductor

Biagio Marini: Sonata terza variata per il violino
Orkiestra Historyczna

Music by Cavalli and Marini from Herne Early Music Days Festival.

Early Music from around Europe

Music by Francesco Cavalli and Biagio Marini recorded at the Herne Early Music Days Festival in Germany. The Festival's theme was the Seven Deadly Sins and today's music comes from a concert exploring Wrath.

Presented by Tom McKinney

Francesco Cavalli: Dixit Dominus
Ensemble Polyharmonique
Orkiestra Historyczna
Alexander Schneider, conductor

Biagio Marini: Sonata terza variata per il violino
Orkiestra Historyczna

Music by Cavalli and Marini from Herne Early Music Days Festival.

Early Music from around Europe

Kate Molleson20200316

Cantatas by Buxtehude from the ensemble Vox Luminis conducted by Lionel Meunier.

Recorded live last year at Barcelona's Casals Hall, the award-winning Belgian ensemble explore vocal works by the prolific and fascinating composer German-Danish composer Dietrich Buxtehude, a musician considered so great by his contemporaries that none other than a young Bach made a 400km pilgrimage to hear him play.

Presented by Kate Molleson

4.30pm
Dietrich Buxtehude
Gott hilf mir, BuxWV.34 for chorus, strings and continuo
Jesu, meine Freude, BuxWV.60 for chorus, strings, bassoon and continuo
Vox Luminis
Lionel Meunier, conductor

Buxtehude from Vox Luminis

Early Music from around Europe

La Scintilla20191216

Elizabeth Alker presents recent highlights from the world of Early Music. Today we'll hear a Sinfonia by Giuseppe Brescianello and a Concerto for 4 Violins by Vivaldi played by the Swiss ensemble La Scintilla at a concert given at the Zurich Opera House. There's also a chance to hear a Sonata by Giuseppe Sammartini played by the young German group 4 Times Baroque in a concert given last month in Cologne.

Giuseppe Brescianello - Sinfonia in F, Op.1 No.5
Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto for 4 violins in F, RV.567
La Scintilla

Giuseppe Sammartini - Sonata in F
4 Times Baroque

La Scintilla with music by Brescianello and Vivaldi and 4 Times Baroque plays Sammartini.

Early Music from around Europe

Elizabeth Alker presents recent highlights from the world of Early Music. Today we'll hear a Sinfonia by Giuseppe Brescianello and a Concerto for 4 Violins by Vivaldi played by the Swiss ensemble La Scintilla at a concert given at the Zurich Opera House. There's also a chance to hear a Sonata by Giuseppe Sammartini played by the young German group 4 Times Baroque in a concert given last month in Cologne.

Giuseppe Brescianello - Sinfonia in F, Op.1 No.5
Antonio Vivaldi - Concerto for 4 violins in F, RV.567
La Scintilla

Giuseppe Sammartini - Sonata in F
4 Times Baroque

La Scintilla with music by Brescianello and Vivaldi and 4 Times Baroque plays Sammartini.

Early Music from around Europe

Laurence Cummings Conducts The Oae20191209

Laurence Cummings conducts the Choir and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in Purcell's so-called welcome song 'Why, why are all the Muses mute?'.

Presented by Kate Molleson

This delightful, rich work was written as an extravagant welcome for James II's return to Whitehall from Windsor in 1685, referencing political events such as the Monmouth Rebellion, discord at home and even the country's relationship with Europe. While such a text might invite dryness, Purcell's score is sumptuous and endlessly inventive

Purcell
Why, why are all the Muses mute?
Choir & Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Laurence Cummings, conductor

Purcell from Laurence Cummings and the Choir and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

Early Music from around Europe

Laurence Cummings conducts the Choir and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in Purcell's so-called welcome song 'Why, why are all the Muses mute?'.

Presented by Kate Molleson

This delightful, rich work was written as an extravagant welcome for James II's return to Whitehall from Windsor in 1685, referencing political events such as the Monmouth Rebellion, discord at home and even the country's relationship with Europe. While such a text might invite dryness, Purcell's score is sumptuous and endlessly inventive

Purcell
Why, why are all the Muses mute?
Choir & Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Laurence Cummings, conductor

Purcell from Laurence Cummings and the Choir and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

Early Music from around Europe

Marguerite Of Navarre20200217

Music celebrating the life and work of a remarkable 16th-century French princess, the writer and artistic patron Marguerite de Navarre, who's been called "the first modern woman". Having narrowly escaped a mooted marriage to the young Henry VIII, Marguerite ended up married to another King Henry - Henri IV of Navarre. She wrote poems and plays, supported virtually every leading artist in Europe - from Rabelais to Leonardo da Vinci - and pioneered public works to alleviate poverty. Featuring the ensemble Capella de la Torre and soprano Margaret Hunter.

Music celebrating the life and work of a remarkable 16th-century French princess.

Early Music from around Europe

Music by Bach and Buxtehude20200525

Music by Bach and Buxtehude

Early Music from around Europe

Music By Handel And Cpe Bach20200302

Czech period instrument group, Ensemble 18+, under the direction of Blanka Karnetová, with Handel's overture to his oratorio Messiah, then his Harp Concerto in B flat, Op. 4/6, with soloist Kateřina Englichová, finishing with the Sinfonia in C Wq. 182/3, by Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach.
Presented by Penny Gore.

4.30pm
Handel: Messiah HWV 56, overture
Handel: Harp Concerto in B flat major, op. 4/6, HWV 294
CPE Bach: Sinfonia in C Wq. 182/3

Kateřina Englichová, harp
Ensemble 18+
Blanka Karnetová, director

With Czech period instrument group, Ensemble 18+, under the direction of Blanka Karnetov\u00e1.

Early Music from around Europe

Music To Celebrate A Medici Wedding In 158920200210

A Medici Wedding in 1589:
On 2 May 1589 in Florence, the wedding of Duke Ferdinando I de Medici and Princess Christina of Lorraine was celebrated with one of the most spectacular stage performances in history. Special effects like advanced stage machinery, enormous backdrops and a fire-breathing dragon entertained the wedding guests. Just as spectacular was the music, written by the most famous composers of the time.
Here Mariangiola Martello directs Camerata La Pellegrina in two of these Intermedi in which the story of Florence's supposedly Greek origin is used as an an allegory to celebrate the wedding couple. These Intermedi became so successful that Duke Ferdinando demanded more performances and published the scores.
Presented by Penny Gore.

Cristofano Malvezzi: Sinfonia
Antonio Archilei: Dalle più alte sfere
Cristofano Malvezzi (1547-1599): Noi che cantando;
Cristofano Malvezzi: Sinfonia
Cristofano Malvezzi: Dolcissime sirene
Cristofano Malvezzi:A voi reali amanti
Cristofano Malvezzi: Coppia gentil
Luca Marenzio (1553/4-1599): Sinfonia
Luca Marenzio: Belle ne fa natura
Luca Marenzio : Chi dal delfino
Luca Marenzio: Se nelle voci nostre
Luca Marenzio: O figlie di Piero

Christina Larsson Malmberg (soprano), Sofia Niklasson (soprano), Anna Zander (contralto), Håkan Ekenäs (baritone)
Camerata La Pellegrina
Vokalharmonin
Mariagiola Martello (organ, virginal and musical direction)

The marriage of Duke Ferdinando de Medici and Princess Christina of Lorraine.

Early Music from around Europe

A Medici Wedding in 1589:
On 2 May 1589 in Florence, the wedding of Duke Ferdinando I de Medici and Princess Christina of Lorraine was celebrated with one of the most spectacular stage performances in history. Special effects like advanced stage machinery, enormous backdrops and a fire-breathing dragon entertained the wedding guests. Just as spectacular was the music, written by the most famous composers of the time.
Here Mariangiola Martello directs Camerata La Pellegrina in two of these Intermedi in which the story of Florence's supposedly Greek origin is used as an an allegory to celebrate the wedding couple. These Intermedi became so successful that Duke Ferdinando demanded more performances and published the scores.
Presented by Penny Gore.

Cristofano Malvezzi: Sinfonia
Antonio Archilei: Dalle più alte sfere
Cristofano Malvezzi (1547-1599): Noi che cantando;
Cristofano Malvezzi: Sinfonia
Cristofano Malvezzi: Dolcissime sirene
Cristofano Malvezzi:A voi reali amanti
Cristofano Malvezzi: Coppia gentil
Luca Marenzio (1553/4-1599): Sinfonia
Luca Marenzio: Belle ne fa natura
Luca Marenzio : Chi dal delfino
Luca Marenzio: Se nelle voci nostre
Luca Marenzio: O figlie di Piero

Christina Larsson Malmberg (soprano), Sofia Niklasson (soprano), Anna Zander (contralto), Håkan Ekenäs (baritone)
Camerata La Pellegrina
Vokalharmonin
Mariagiola Martello (organ, virginal and musical direction)

The marriage of Duke Ferdinando de Medici and Princess Christina of Lorraine.

Early Music from around Europe

New Generation Bach20200127

New Generation Artists at 20. Cellist Andrei Ionit plays Bach.

Early Music from around Europe

Early Music from around Europe

Polyhymnia Ensemble20200427

The Polyhymnia ensemble performs music by Cl\u00e9rambault and Dornel in Switzerland.

Early Music from around Europe

The Polyhymnia ensemble performs motets by Louis-Nicolas Clérambault and a recorder suite by Louis-Antoin Dornel Dornel in a concert given at Romainmôtier Abbey in Switzerland.

Clérambault: Motet pour le jour de Noel;
Clérambault: Motet pour les trois jours qui precedent le Caresme

Louis-Antoin Dornel: Suite No.2

Clérambault: De profundis

Polyhymnia ensemble
Charles-Edouard Fantin (lute)
Florence Boeuf-Albert (recorder / viola da gamba)
Franck Marcon (organ / director)

Polyhymnia Ensemble At Romainm\u00f4tier Abbey20200309

Franck Marcon conducts the women's voices of the Polyhymnia Ensemble in a performance of early 18th-century composer Louis-Nicolas Clerambault's Miserere at a concert they gave at Romainmôtier Abbey in Switzerland last May.

The abbey, one of the oldest Romanesque churches in Switzerland, was built between 990 and 1028 according to the plans of Cluny church. It nestles in beautiful verdant surroundings, and is one of the jewels of the Yverdon-les-Bains region. Its resonant acoustics and impressive contemporary organ make it a popular venue for concerts.

Polyhymnia Ensemble performs Clerambault's Miserere at Romainm\u00f4tier Abbey in Switzerland.

Early Music from around Europe

Recorder rarities20200601

Highlights of the 2019 Arolsen Baroque Music Festival.

Early Music from around Europe

Scarlatti's Stabat Mater20200420

Scarlatti's Stabat mater led by Jordi Savall at the Monastery of Santa Maria de Poblet

Early Music from around Europe

Songs Of Hope20200106

ORA Singers with conductor Suzi Digby perform settings of the Miserere - Songs of Hope - by Allegri, Byrd and Tallis. Psalm 51 is one of the seven penitential psalms, whose plaintive call for forgiveness and salvation has been set to music by countless composers. Recorded at St Peter's Cathedral, Regensburg as part of the 2019 Regensburg Early Music Days Festival. Presented by Georgia Mann.

Allegri: Miserere mei, Deus

Byrd: Vigilate, from 'Cantiones Sacrae' (1589); Miserere mihi, Domine, from 'Cantiones Sacrae' (1589); Civitas sancti tui, from 'Cantiones Sacrae' (1589)

Tallis: Miserere nostri, Domine

ORA Singers
Suzi Digby, conductor

Georgia Mann presents ORA Singers performing settings of the Miserere in C20 arrangements.

Early Music from around Europe

Georgia Mann presents ORA Singers performing settings of the Miserere - Songs of Hope

ORA Singers with conductor Suzi Digby perform settings of the Miserere - Songs of Hope - Renaissance masterpieces in twentieth-century arrangements. Psalm 51 is one of the seven penitential psalms, whose plaintive call for forgiveness and salvation has been set to music by countless composers. Recorded at St Peter's Cathedral, Regensburg as part of the 2019 Regensburg Early Music Days Festival. Presented by Georgia Mann.

Allegri arr. Ben Byram-Wigfield: Miserere mei, Deus

Byrd arr. Sally Dunkley: Vigilate, from 'Cantiones Sacrae' (1589)
Miserere mihi, Domine, from 'Cantiones Sacrae' (1589)
Civitas sancti tui, from 'Cantiones Sacrae' (1589)

Tallis arr. Paul R. Marchesano: Miserere nostri, Domine

ORA Singers
Suzi Digby, conductor

Georgia Mann presents ORA Singers performing settings of the Miserere in C20 arrangements.

Early Music from around Europe

ORA Singers with conductor Suzi Digby perform settings of the Miserere - Songs of Hope - by Allegri, Byrd and Tallis. Psalm 51 is one of the seven penitential psalms, whose plaintive call for forgiveness and salvation has been set to music by countless composers. Recorded at St Peter's Cathedral, Regensburg as part of the 2019 Regensburg Early Music Days Festival. Presented by Georgia Mann.

Allegri: Miserere mei, Deus

Byrd: Vigilate, from 'Cantiones Sacrae' (1589); Miserere mihi, Domine, from 'Cantiones Sacrae' (1589); Civitas sancti tui, from 'Cantiones Sacrae' (1589)

Tallis: Miserere nostri, Domine

Georgia Mann presents ORA Singers performing settings of the Miserere - Songs of Hope

Spectacular Baroque Music For Multiple Choirs20191007

Early Music Now: spectacular music for multiple choirs from early Baroque Venice and Saxony.
Penny Gore introduces performances from the opening concert of the Prague Early Music Festival with music by Giovanni Gabrieli and his pupil, Heinrich Schütz who brought the colourful polychoral sounds of Venice back to Germany.

Heinrich Schütz: Herr, unser Herrscher, SWV 449
Samuel Scheidt: Paduan a 4, SSWV 43
Samuel Scheidt: Galliard battaglia a 5 SSWV 59
Heinrich Schütz: Fili mi Absalon, SWV 269
Giovanni Gabrieli: Intonazione, C248, for organ
Giovanni Gabrieli: In Ecclesii, C78

Cappella Mariana, Vojtěch Semerád (conductor)
Instrumenta Musica, Ercole Nisini (director)
Recorded at the Church of St. Simon and St. Jude, Prague

Penny Gore introduces early music from around Europe, including Schutz and Gabrieli.

Early Music from around Europe

Early Music Now: spectacular music for multiple choirs from early Baroque Venice and Saxony.
Penny Gore introduces performances from the opening concert of the Prague Early Music Festival with music by Giovanni Gabrieli and his pupil, Heinrich Schütz who brought the colourful polychoral sounds of Venice back to Germany.

Heinrich Schütz: Herr, unser Herrscher, SWV 449
Samuel Scheidt: Paduan a 4, SSWV 43
Samuel Scheidt: Galliard battaglia a 5 SSWV 59
Heinrich Schütz: Fili mi Absalon, SWV 269
Giovanni Gabrieli: Intonazione, C248, for organ
Giovanni Gabrieli: In Ecclesii, C78

Cappella Mariana, Vojtěch Semerád (conductor)
Instrumenta Musica, Ercole Nisini (director)
Recorded at the Church of St. Simon and St. Jude, Prague

Penny Gore introduces early music from around Europe, including Schutz and Gabrieli.

Early Music from around Europe

Steffani's Stabat Mater20191028

Tom McKinney introduces a performance of Agostino Steffani’s Stabat Mater recorded By Vox Luminis at the Concertgebouw, Bruges as part of the International KlaraFestival in Belgium.

Agostino Steffani: Stabat Mater for 6 voices, 6 strings and organ

L’Achéron
Vox Luminis
François Joubert-Caillet Conductor L’Achéron
Lionel Meunier Conductor Vox Luminis

Early Music from around Europe

Tom McKinney introduces a performance of Agostino Steffani’s Stabat Mater recorded By Vox Luminis at the Concertgebouw, Bruges as part of the International KlaraFestival in Belgium.

Agostino Steffani: Stabat Mater for 6 voices, 6 strings and organ

L’Achéron
Vox Luminis
François Joubert-Caillet Conductor L’Achéron
Lionel Meunier Conductor Vox Luminis

Early Music from around Europe

The Basel Chamber Orchestra At Sommets Musicaux 201920200518

Operatic overtures and arias by Torelli, Porpora, Hasse and Leo with soprano Sandrine Piau

Early Music from around Europe

Ton Koopman In Recital20190923

Organ masterpieces by CPE Bach, Buxtehude and François Couperin performed by Ton Koopman in Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall, Japan.

Presented by Penny Gore

Celebrated organist, harpsichordist and conductor Ton Koopman is celebrated as one of the foremost authorities on early music worldwide. As founder of the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir, Koopman is a leading figure in the "authentic performance" movement. As a soloist, he has recorded the complete works of Dietrich Buxtehude and is renowned for his interpretations of repertoire ranging from the early Baroque to the late Classics. He stops, he says, "at Mozart's death".

Johann Kaspar Kerll: Battaglia
Dietrich Buxtehude: Fugue in C, BuxWV 174
François Couperin: Offertoire sur les grands jeux; Elevation, Tierce en Taille
CPE Bach: Organ Sonata in D, Wq. 70/5
Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in G (encore)

Ton Koopman, organ

Organ masterpieces by CPE Bach, Buxtehude and Couperin performed in Kawasaki, Japan.

Early Music from around Europe

Organ masterpieces by CPE Bach, Buxtehude and François Couperin performed by Ton Koopman in Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall, Japan.

Presented by Penny Gore

Celebrated organist, harpsichordist and conductor Ton Koopman is celebrated as one of the foremost authorities on early music worldwide. As founder of the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir, Koopman is a leading figure in the "authentic performance" movement. As a soloist, he has recorded the complete works of Dietrich Buxtehude and is renowned for his interpretations of repertoire ranging from the early Baroque to the late Classics. He stops, he says, "at Mozart's death".

Johann Kaspar Kerll: Battaglia
Dietrich Buxtehude: Fugue in C, BuxWV 174
François Couperin: Offertoire sur les grands jeux; Elevation, Tierce en Taille
CPE Bach: Organ Sonata in D, Wq. 70/5
Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in G (encore)

Ton Koopman, organ

Organ masterpieces by CPE Bach, Buxtehude and Couperin performed in Kawasaki, Japan.

Early Music from around Europe

Organ masterpieces by CPE Bach, Buxtehude and François Couperin performed by Ton Koopman in Muza Kawasaki Symphony Hall, Japan.

Presented by Penny Gore

Celebrated organist, harpsichordist and conductor Ton Koopman is celebrated as one of the foremost authorities on early music worldwide. As founder of the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir, Koopman is a leading figure in the "authentic performance" movement. As a soloist, he has recorded the complete works of Dietrich Buxtehude and is renowned for his interpretations of repertoire ranging from the early Baroque to the late Classics. He stops, he says, "at Mozart's death".

Johann Kaspar Kerll: Battaglia
Dietrich Buxtehude: Fugue in C, BuxWV 174
François Couperin: Offertoire sur les grands jeux; Elevation, Tierce en Taille
CPE Bach: Organ Sonata in D, Wq. 70/5
Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in G (encore)

Ton Koopman, organ

Organ masterpieces by CPE Bach, Buxtehude and Couperin performed in Kawasaki, Japan.

Early Music from around Europe

Treasures From Swedish Court20191118

The Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble, directed from the violin by Nils-Erik Sparf and performing on period instruments, with music by Dall'Oglio, Agrell and Szarzynski, repertoire played at the Swedish Court of King Gustav III, reflecting the artistic trends of 18th-Century Europe.

Presented by Fiona Talkington.

Domenico Dall’Oglio: Sinfonia for Strings in F
Johan Joachim Agrell: Double Concerto in A, op. 4/1, for flute and harpsichord
Stanislaw Sylwester Szarzynski: Sonata a 3 in D

The Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble
Nils-Erik Sparf - violin and director

The Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble with music by Dall'Oglio, Agrell and Szarzynski.

Early Music from around Europe

Treasures From The Swedish Court20191118

The Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble, directed from the violin by Nils-Erik Sparf and performing on period instruments, with music by Dall'Oglio, Agrell and Szarzynski - repertoire played at the Swedish Court of King Gustav III, reflecting the artistic trends of 18th-century Europe.

Presented by Fiona Talkington.

Domenico Dall`Oglio: Sinfonia for Strings in F
Johan Joachim Agrell: Double Concerto in A, Op. 4 No. 1, for flute and harpsichord
Stanislaw Sylwester Szarzynski: Sonata a 3 in D

Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble
Nils-Erik Sparf - violin and director

The Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble with music by Dall'Oglio, Agrell and Szarzynski.

Early Music from around Europe

The Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble, directed from the violin by Nils-Erik Sparf and performing on period instruments, with music by Dall'Oglio, Agrell and Szarzynski - repertoire played at the Swedish Court of King Gustav III, reflecting the artistic trends of 18th-century Europe.

Presented by Fiona Talkington.

Domenico Dall`Oglio: Sinfonia for Strings in F
Johan Joachim Agrell: Double Concerto in A, Op. 4 No. 1, for flute and harpsichord
Stanislaw Sylwester Szarzynski: Sonata a 3 in D

Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble
Nils-Erik Sparf - violin and director

The Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble with music by Dall'Oglio, Agrell and Szarzynski.

Early Music from around Europe

Voces Suaves At The Rheinvokal Festival20191111

Giacomo Carissimi pioneered the genre of sacred music drama that became known as 'oratorio'. Jephte is his best-known work, based on the story in the Old Testament Book of Judges. Interestingly, Carissimi remains faithful to the story as told whereas Handel a century later provides a happy ending. The world-renowned Renaissance vocal group Voces Suaves, trained and formed at the Schola Cantorum in Basel, performs this masterpiece of 17th-century music recorded during the 2019 RheinVokal Festival at the spectacular church of St Severus, Boppard in Germany, which lies in the Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. To open the concert, a harpsichord miniature by Carissimi's contemporary Luigi Rossi, performed by Jörg-Andreas Bötticher.

Luigi Rossi: Durezze e legature
Jörg-Andreas Bötticher, harpsichord

Giacomo Carissimi: Jephte,
Voces Suaves
Jörg-Andreas Bötticher, conductor & organ

Luigi Rossi and Giacomo Carissimi recorded at the church of St Severus, Boppard in Germany

Early Music from around Europe

Giacomo Carissimi pioneered the genre of sacred music drama that became known as 'oratorio'. Jephte is his best-known work, based on the story in the Old Testament Book of Judges. Interestingly, Carissimi remains faithful to the story as told whereas Handel a century later provides a happy ending. The world-renowned Renaissance vocal group Voces Suaves, trained and formed at the Schola Cantorum in Basel, performs this masterpiece of 17th-century music recorded during the 2019 RheinVokal Festival at the spectacular church of St Severus, Boppard in Germany, which lies in the Rhine Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. To open the concert, a harpsichord miniature by Carissimi's contemporary Luigi Rossi, performed by Jörg-Andreas Bötticher.

Luigi Rossi: Durezze e legature
Jörg-Andreas Bötticher, harpsichord

Giacomo Carissimi: Jephte,
Voces Suaves
Jörg-Andreas Bötticher, conductor & organ

Luigi Rossi and Giacomo Carissimi recorded at the church of St Severus, Boppard in Germany

Early Music from around Europe

Vox Luminis20191104

Vox Luminis performs vocal music by Domenico Scarlatti recorded at the closing concert of this year's Utrecht Early Music Festival.

Perhaps best known for his 500+ keyboard sonatas, Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) left a substantial corpus of vocal music, much of it inventive and sensuously beautiful. The three works this afternoon range from the dramatic Te Deum to the devotional, relative simplicity of the Miserere

D Scarlatti
Te Deum; Salve Regina; Miserere
Vox Luminis
Lionel Meunier, conductor

Vox Luminis performs vocal music by Domenico Scarlatti.

Early Music from around Europe

Vox Luminis performs vocal music by Domenico Scarlatti recorded at the closing concert of this year's Utrecht Early Music Festival.

Perhaps best known for his 500+ keyboard sonatas, Domenico Scarlatti (1685-1757) left a substantial corpus of vocal music, much of it inventive and sensuously beautiful. The three works this afternoon range from the dramatic Te Deum to the devotional, relative simplicity of the Miserere

D Scarlatti
Te Deum; Salve Regina; Miserere
Vox Luminis
Lionel Meunier, conductor

Vox Luminis performs vocal music by Domenico Scarlatti.

Early Music from around Europe

York Early Music Festival Young Artists Competition20191021

Early Music from around Europe: Highlights from the 2019 York Early Music Festival Young Artists Competition, featuring three young ensembles in performances of music by Carl Stamitz, Telemann, Haydn and Marin Marais.

Kate Molleson introduces performances from the three prize-winning ensembles at this year’s York Early Music Festival Young Artists Competition. The Swiss group El Gran Teatro del Mundo, The Butter Quartet from The Netherlands and the Spanish ensemble L’Apotheose were the winning finalists back in July and impressed the judges and the YEMF audience with their performances of Marais, Haydn, Stamitz & Telemann.

Marin Marais: Tremblement de terre (from Sémélé)
Têmpete (from Alcyone)
El Gran Teatro del Mundo (Switzerland)

Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in C major, Op.20 No.2 (2nd & 3rd movements)
The Butter Quartet (The Netherlands)

Carl Stamitz: Trio Sonata in G minor, Op.14 No.4 (1st movement)
Georg Phillip Telemann: Quatuor No.6 in E minor, TWV.43:e4 (5th movement)
L’Apotheose (Spain)

Highlights from the 2019 York Early Music Festival Young Artists Competition.

Early Music from around Europe: Highlights from the 2019 York Early Music Festival Young Artists Competition, featuring three young ensembles in performances of music by Carl Stamitz, Telemann, Haydn and Marin Marais.

Kate Molleson introduces performances from the three prize-winning ensembles at this year’s York Early Music Festival Young Artists Competition. The Swiss group El Gran Teatro del Mundo, The Butter Quartet from The Netherlands and the Spanish ensemble L’Apotheose were the winning finalists back in July and impressed the judges and the YEMF audience with their performances of Marais, Haydn, Stamitz & Telemann.

Marin Marais: Tremblement de terre (from Sémélé)
Têmpete (from Alcyone)
El Gran Teatro del Mundo (Switzerland)

Joseph Haydn: String Quartet in C major, Op.20 No.2 (2nd & 3rd movements)
The Butter Quartet (The Netherlands)

Carl Stamitz: Trio Sonata in G minor, Op.14 No.4 (1st movement)
Georg Phillip Telemann: Quatuor No.6 in E minor, TWV.43:e4 (5th movement)
L’Apotheose (Spain)

Highlights from the 2019 York Early Music Festival Young Artists Competition.