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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 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

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

Herne Early Music Days Festival20190930
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.