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Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin20160522

Elin Manahan Thomas presents a performance of Handel's Water Music performed by the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw earlier this year.

Handel: Water Music, HWV 348-350

Akademie für Alter Musik Berlin

Georg Kallweit (director/violin).

Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin20160522

Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin20160522

Elin Manahan Thomas presents a performance of Handel's Water Music performed by the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw earlier this year.

Handel: Water Music, HWV 348-350

Akademie für Alter Musik Berlin

Georg Kallweit (director/violin).

Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin20160522

Anna Prohaska sings Dido and Cleopatra20160515

Elin Manahan Thomas presents a concert given by soprano Anna Prohaska and Il Giardino Armonico inspired by the characters of Dido and Cleopatra in operatic settings. From the familiar Purcell Dido and Aeneas to less well known arias from Christoph Graupner's Dido Queen of Carthage and Antonio Sartorio's Giulio Cesare in Egitto.

Purcell: Overture to 'Dido and Aeneas'

Purcell: Ah Belinda from 'Dido and Aeneas'

Christoph Graupner: Holdestes Lispeln der spielenden Fluten from 'Dido Queen of Carthage'

Antonio Sartorio: Non voglio amar, from 'Giulio Cesare in Egitto'

Matthew Locke: The Tempest: excerpts

Daniele da Castrovillari: A Dio regi, a Sio scettri, from 'La Cleopatra'

Sartorio: Quando voglio, from 'Giulio Cesare in Egitto'

Purcell: Chaconne - Dance for the Chinese Man and Woman, from 'The Fairy Queen'

Graupner: Der Himmel ist von Donner..Indio Cupido from 'Dido, Queen of Carthage'

Graupner: Agitato da tempeste, from 'Dido, Queen of Carthage'

Dario Castello: Sonata decimaquinta a4, from 'Sonate concertante, Book II

Francesco Cavalli: Re de Getuli altero, from 'La Didone'

Johann Adolf Hasse: Morte col fiero aspetto, from 'Marc Antonio e Cleopatra'

Luigi Rossi: Passacaglia

Purcell: Oft she visits, from 'Dido and Aeneas'

Purcell:Thy hand, Belinda, from 'Dido and Aeneas'

Anna Prohaska (soprano)

Il Giardino Armonico

Giovanni Antonini (director).

Anna Prohaska sings Dido and Cleopatra20160515

Anna Prohaska sings Dido and Cleopatra20160515

Elin Manahan Thomas presents a concert given by soprano Anna Prohaska and Il Giardino Armonico inspired by the characters of Dido and Cleopatra in operatic settings. From the familiar Purcell Dido and Aeneas to less well known arias from Christoph Graupner's Dido Queen of Carthage and Antonio Sartorio's Giulio Cesare in Egitto.

Purcell: Overture to 'Dido and Aeneas'

Purcell: Ah Belinda from 'Dido and Aeneas'

Christoph Graupner: Holdestes Lispeln der spielenden Fluten from 'Dido Queen of Carthage'

Antonio Sartorio: Non voglio amar, from 'Giulio Cesare in Egitto'

Matthew Locke: The Tempest: excerpts

Daniele da Castrovillari: A Dio regi, a Sio scettri, from 'La Cleopatra'

Sartorio: Quando voglio, from 'Giulio Cesare in Egitto'

Purcell: Chaconne - Dance for the Chinese Man and Woman, from 'The Fairy Queen'

Graupner: Der Himmel ist von Donner..Indio Cupido from 'Dido, Queen of Carthage'

Graupner: Agitato da tempeste, from 'Dido, Queen of Carthage'

Dario Castello: Sonata decimaquinta a4, from 'Sonate concertante, Book II

Francesco Cavalli: Re de Getuli altero, from 'La Didone'

Johann Adolf Hasse: Morte col fiero aspetto, from 'Marc Antonio e Cleopatra'

Luigi Rossi: Passacaglia

Purcell: Oft she visits, from 'Dido and Aeneas'

Purcell:Thy hand, Belinda, from 'Dido and Aeneas'

Anna Prohaska (soprano)

Il Giardino Armonico

Giovanni Antonini (director).

Anna Prohaska sings Dido and Cleopatra20160515

Ascona Music Weeks Festival 201520160131

Music for recorder and ensemble by Vivaldi and Veracini, recorded at last year's Ascona Music Weeks festival.

Cantar Di Pietre Festival20160508

Elin Manahan Thomas presents a concert given by Ensemble Peregrina in St Ambrose's Church, Cademario, as part of last year's Cantar di Pietre Festival. The music comprises motets and tropes from the 12th to the 14th century across Europe, including names such as Fulbert of Chartres, Philippe de Vitry and Guillaume Dufay.

Charpentier20150927

with Simon Heighes, featuring sacred music by Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704) performed by ensembles La Fenice and Vox Luminis recorded in June at the Stockholm Early Music Festival

Charpentier: Messe pour les trepasses a 8 (excs); Miserere des Jesuites a 6

Vox Luminis

La Fenice

Jean Tubéry (director).

Charpentier20150927

with Simon Heighes, featuring sacred music by Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704) performed by ensembles La Fenice and Vox Luminis recorded in June at the Stockholm Early Music Festival

Charpentier: Messe pour les trepasses a 8 (excs); Miserere des Jesuites a 6

Vox Luminis

La Fenice

Jean Tubéry (director).

Claire Lefilliatre and Vincent Dumestre20160424

A programme of songs and guitar pieces given by Claire Lefilliâtre (soprano) and Vincent Dumestre (baroque guitar and theorbo), introduced by Simon Heighes.

Claire Lefilliatre and Vincent Dumestre20160424

Concerto Copenhagen20160501

Elin Manahan Thomas present highlights of a concert given by Concerto Copenhagen in Garrison Church, Copenhagen last year. The theme was dreams, nightmares and madness, and includes music by Fux, Telemann, Zelenka, and a contemporary setting of the Folia dance.

Fux: Concerto in D minor/major, Le dolcezze, e l'amerezze della notte

Telemann: Oboe concerto in C minor, TWV 51:c1

Zelenka: Hipocondrie a 7

Reinhard Keiser: Sinfonia from 'Der Lächerliche Printz Jodelet' (The laughable Prince Jodelet)

Karl Aage Rasmussen: Follia, follia (premiere)

Geminiani: Concerto grosso no.12 in D minor, after A Corelli's 'La Folia'

Concerto Copenhagen

Alfredo Bernardini (director/oboe).

Concerto Romano20160605

Simon Heighes presents music by Pinto, Vivaldi and Scarlatti performed by Concerto Romano and the soprano Francesca Aspromonte in the Palestrina Hall of the Pamphilj Palace in Rome:

Luis ?lvares Pinto: Lições de Solfejo XXII, XXIII, XXIV

Vivaldi: Laudate Pueri, RV 600

Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in A minor, RV 356

Alessandro Scarlatti: Cantata - O di Betlemme altera

Francesca Aspromonte (soprano)

Concerto Romano

Alessandro Quarta (director).

Concerto Romano20160605

Daniel Hope, Berlin Baroque Soloists - Vivaldi, Telemann, Bach20160221

Concertos and sonatas by Vivaldi, Telemann and Bach recorded last summer at Germany's Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival

Vivaldi: Concerto for two violins in A minor, RV.522

Telemann: Concerto for two violins in A minor, TWV.51:a1

Vivaldi: Trio Sonata in D minor, RV.63 'La Follia'

Bach: Concerto for two violins in D minor, BWV.1043

Vivaldi: Concerto in G minor, RV.315 'Summer' from 'The Four Seasons'

Bernhard Forck (violin)

Berlin Baroque Soloists

Daniel Hope (violin/director).

Ensemble 170020151206

Ensemble 1700 and guests including recorder player Dorothee Oberlinger and soprano Dorothee Mields perform 'nature music' by Van Eyck, Telemann, Biber, Vivaldi and others, in a concert recorded at the 2015 Potsdam Sanssouci Music Festival. Presented by Simon Heighes.

Ensemble Clement Janequin20160313

Ensemble Clément Janequin (director Dominique Visse) perform chansons from 16th-century France by Compère, Sermisy, Janequin, Lassus and others in the Knights' Hall of Moravsky Krumlov Castle, as part of the 2015 Concentus Moraviae Festival in the Czech Republic.

Presented by Elin Manahan Thomas

Compère: Nous sommes de l'ordre de Saint Babouyn

Anon: Frapes petit coup, Jehan mon amy

Anon: Fricasée (Aupres de vous)

Sermisy: Hau, hau je boiys

Costeley: Elle craint l'esperon

Le Roy: Allemande 'Le pied de cheval'; Bransles de Champagne

Lassus: Un jeune moine est sorti du couvent

Ninot Le Petit: Mon amy m'avoit promis

Janequin: Blason du beau tétin

Sermisy: La, la, maistre Pierre

Janequin: Or vien ça mamye Parrette

Attaingnant: Basses danses

Lassus: Lucescit jam, o socii

Janequin: Ung jour Robin vint Margot empoigner

Mittantier: Laissons amour qui nous fait tant souffrir

Lejeune: Je bois à toy mon compagnon

Janequin: La chasse

Anon: Tourdion

Ensemble Clément Janequin

Dominique Visse (director).

Ensemble Plus Ultra20160403

Ensemble Plus Ultra perform sacred music by Victoria and Palestrina in Girona Cathedral, as part of the Classic Nights in Girona Festival. Introduced by Simon Heighes.

Ensemble Plus Ultra20160403

Freiburg Baroque Orchestra20151115

Simon Heighes presents highlights from a concert given by the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra at the Palau de la Musica Catalana in Barcelona. Gottfried von de Goltz conducts the orchestra in music by Corelli and Bach, and Juan de la Rubia is soloist in organ works by Handel.

Handel: Organ Concerto in G minor, HWV.289

Corelli: Concerto Grosso in F major, Op.6'2

Bach: Orchestral Suite no.1 in C major, BWV.1066

Handel: Allegro from Organ Concerto No.13 in F major, HWV.295

Juan de la Rubia (organ)

Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

Gottfried von der Goltz (conductor).

Freiburg Baroque Orchestra20151122

Simon Heighes presents a concert given by the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra at the Concert Hall in Freiburg, featuring works by composers who were all born in the year 1714. Christine Schornsheim joins the orchestra for a harpsichord concerto by Gottfried August Homilius before Gaelle Arquez takes centre stage with arias by Gluck and Jommelli.

Homilius: Harpsichord Concerto in F major

Gluck: Ballet music and arias from Alceste

Jommelli: Arias from Fetonte and L'Olimpiade

Christine Schornsheim (harpsichord)

Gaelle Arquez (mezzo-soprano)

Freiburg Baroque Orchestra

Gottfried von der Goltz (conductor).

Friederike Heumann20151011

with Simon Heighes, featuring works for viola da gamba by father and son JS and CPE Bach performed by Friederike Heumann with harpsichordist Dirk Borner. Recorded at last year's Poznan Baroque Festival in Poland

JS Bach (1685-1750): Sonata in G, BWV 1027

CPE Bach (1714-1788): Sonata in D, Wq 137; Trio Sonata in G minor, Wq 88

Friederike Heumann (viola da gamba)

Dirk Borner (harpsichord).

Gemma Bertagnolli, Dorothee Oberlinger, Ensemble 170020160207

Cantatas and short works by Porpora, Geminiani and Handel performed by soprano Gemma Bertagnolli, recorder player Dorothee Oberlinger and Ensemble 1700 in a concert recorded at last year's RheinVokal Festival in Germany

Porpora: Cantata 'Gia la notte si avvicina'

Geminiani: Cello Sonata no.2 in D minor

Handel: Cantata 'Mi palpita il cor', HWV.132b

Gemma Bertagnolli (soprano)

Dorothee Oberlinger (recorder)

Ensemble 1700.

Gesualdo Madrigals20151101

Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa, is known for the striking harmonies of his music, as well as being notorious for the violence of his personal life. He wrote seven books of madrigals of which six survive, and it is the sixth book that forms the basis of this concert given at the Stockholm Early Music Festival in June 2015, performed by Collegium Vocale, Gent, with lutenist Thomas Dunford, directed by Philippe Herreweghe.

The themes are of life and death, darkness and light, brought to life with extreme harmonies and dynamic contrasts. Centuries later this collection of madrigals was dubbed "canapes of caviar" by Igor Stravinsky.

Presented by Elin Manahan Thomas.

Ghislieri Chorus And Consort20151227

Sacred works by Durante, d'Astorga and Handel given by the Ghislieri Chorus and Consort, recorded at this year's Göttingen International Handel Festival

Francesco Durante: Magnificat in B flat

Handel: O del ciel Maria Regina, HWV.230

Emanuele d'Astorga: Stabat Mater

Marta Redealli (soprano)

Ghislieri Chorus and Consort, Giulio Prandi (director).

Hesperion Xxi20160529

Hesperion XXI directed by Jordi Savall performs music recounting the life of the 13th century writer, philosopher, logician and Franciscan tertiary Ramon Llull who is credited with writing the first major work of Catalan literature.

Anonymous: Fanfare

Raimon de Miraval (1191-1229): Ductia

Anonymous: Veri dulcis in tempore (codex from 1010)

Lluís Vilamajó, tenor

Alphonse The Wise: Cantiga de Santa Maria, 100: Santa Maria, strela do dia

La Capella Reial de Catalunya

Anonymous: Ya Mariam el bekr, Arabic hymn to the Virgin

Waed Bouhassoun, vocals, ud

Anonymous: Mater Dei plena gratia / Mater, virgo pia / Eius

Anonymous: Lauda di Cortona: Ave, donna santissima

María Cristina Kiehr, soprano

Anonymous: Complaint of Jerusalem against Rome: Jerusalem se plaint et li païs

Anonymous: Mowachah Billadi Askara Mon abdi Llama

Anonymous: Conductus: Roma gaudins jubila

Teobaldo I de Navarra (1201-1253): Deus est ainsi comme li pelicans

Anonymous: Quant ai lo mont consirat, spiritual chant

Anonymous: Wind Dance

Moslem Rahal, ney (Syria)

Anonymous: Piangeti christiani

Philippe de Vitry (1291-1361): Motet: Tribum / Quoniam secta / Merito hec patimur

Anonymous: Taksim (duduk) and Ghazali

Waed Bouhassoun, ud

Moslem Rahal, ney

Hakan Güngör, kanun

Yurdal Tokcan, ud

Haïg Sarikouyoumdjia, duduk, ney

Dimitri Psonis, santur, moresca

Guillaume Dufay (1397-1474): Veni Sancte Spiritus

Pascal Bertin, countertenor

David Sagastume, countertenor

Anonymous: Propiñan de Melyor - Der Makam 'Uzzäl usules Darb-i feth'

Guillaume Dufay (1397-1474): Gloria Patri et Filio (Magnificat)

Anonymous: Dindirindin

Hesperion XXI

Jordi Savall (director).

Hortus Musicus20160214

Sequences of vocal and instrumental music from Italy and England by composers including Monteverdi and Purcell performed by Estonian ensemble Hortus Musicus, recorded at last year's RheinVokal Festival in Germany

Gabrielli: Canzona quarta

Monteverdi: Salve Regina; Si dolce e'l tormento; Chiome d'oro; Seventh Book of Madrigals (excerpts)

Frescobaldi: Toccata nono

Holborne: Pavaan; Heigh ho holiday; The Honeysuckle

Purcell: I spy Celia; Sound the trumpet; Music for a while

Hortus Musicus

Andres Mustonen (director).

Il Gardellino - Colours Of The Winds20151108

"Colours of the Winds" is the title given to this concert of baroque music for wind instruments and orchestra given by the ensemble Il Gardellino at this year's Stockholm Early Music Festival.

Elin Manahan Thomas presents a programme which includes :

Handel: Concerto in G minor for strings and continuo, HWV 287

Marcello: Concerto in D minor for oboe, strings and continuo. Soloist Marcel Ponseele (oboe)

CPE Bach: Flute Concerto in D minor, Wq 22. Soloist Jan De Winne (flute)

Vivaldi: Sinfonia in B minor for strings and continuo, RV 169 ("Al Santo Sepolcro")

Fasch: Concerto in B minor for oboe, flute, strings and continuo, FaWV L:h1.

Il Giardino Armonico20160103

Works by Biber, Locke, Vivaldi and Bach performed by Il Giardino Armonico directed by Giovanni Antonini, recorded at this year's Potsdam Sanssouci Music Festival

Biber: Battaglia

Locke: Suite - The Tempest

Vivaldi: Concerto in C, RV.443

Bach: Brandenburg Concerto n.4 in G, BWV.1049

Il Giardino Armonico

Giovanni Antonini (director).

Il Pomo D'oro20160410

Concertos by Vivaldi played by Il Pomo d'Oro directed by Zefira Valova with recorder player Maurice Steger, recorded at last summer's Menuhin Festival in Gstaad. Introduced by Simon Heighes.

Jordi Savall20151129

Presented by Simon Heighes. Catalan viola da gamba virtuoso Jordi Savall plays works by Marais, Sainte-Colombe and Bach, in a concert recorded at the Fundacion Juan March in Madrid.

Jos van Immerseel20160306

Jos van Immerseel20160306

Jos van Immerseel performs organ works by Valente, Gibbons, Purcell, Mozart, Bach and others at the Church of the Elevation of the Holy Cross, Doubravnik in the Czech Republic, as part of the 2015 Concentus Moraviae Festival. Introduced by Elin Manahan Thomas.

Valente: Gagliarda napoletana

Bull: In nomine IX

Bruna: Letania de la Virgen

Gibbons: Fantazia of four parts

Kerckhoven: Prelude and Fugue in D minor

Purcell: Voluntary in D minor, Z719

Mozart: Andante in F, K618

JS Bach: Pastorale in F, BWV790

Jos van Immerseel (organ).

Jos van Immerseel20160306

Jos van Immerseel performs organ works by Valente, Gibbons, Purcell, Mozart, Bach and others at the Church of the Elevation of the Holy Cross, Doubravnik in the Czech Republic, as part of the 2015 Concentus Moraviae Festival. Introduced by Elin Manahan Thomas.

Valente: Gagliarda napoletana

Bull: In nomine IX

Bruna: Letania de la Virgen

Gibbons: Fantazia of four parts

Kerckhoven: Prelude and Fugue in D minor

Purcell: Voluntary in D minor, Z719

Mozart: Andante in F, K618

JS Bach: Pastorale in F, BWV790

Jos van Immerseel (organ).

La Risonanza with Yetzabel Arias Fernandez20160117

La Risonanza with Yetzabel Arias Fernandez20160117

La Risonanza (director Fabio Bonizzoni) and soprano Yetzabel Arias Fernandez perform chamber music by Handel and Vivaldi and arias by Duron and Torres at the 54th Cuenca Sacred Music Week in Spain.

Presented by Elin Manahan Thomas.

Handel: Trio Sonata in G minor, HWV 399 (Op 5 No 4)

La Risonanza

Fabio Bonizzoni (director)

Sebastián Durón: Atiendan, escuchen

Yetzabel Arias Fernandez (soprano)

La Risonanza

Fabio Bonizzoni (director)

Vivaldi: Trio Sonata in D minor, RV64 (Op 1 No 8)

La Risonanza

Fabio Bonizzoni (organ/director)

José de Torres: Ego vir videns

Yetzabel Arias Fernandez (soprano)

Fabio Bonizzoni (organ)

Sebastián Durón: Ay, que me abraso de amor en la llama

Yetzabel Arias Fernandez (soprano)

La Risonanza

Fabio Bonizzoni (director)

Sebastián Durón: Corazón que suspiras atento

Yetzabel Arias Fernandez (soprano)

La Risonanza

Fabio Bonizzoni (director).

La Risonanza with Yetzabel Arias Fernandez20160117

La Risonanza (director Fabio Bonizzoni) and soprano Yetzabel Arias Fernandez perform chamber music by Handel and Vivaldi and arias by Duron and Torres at the 54th Cuenca Sacred Music Week in Spain.

Presented by Elin Manahan Thomas.

Handel: Trio Sonata in G minor, HWV 399 (Op 5 No 4)

La Risonanza

Fabio Bonizzoni (director)

Sebastián Durón: Atiendan, escuchen

Yetzabel Arias Fernandez (soprano)

La Risonanza

Fabio Bonizzoni (director)

Vivaldi: Trio Sonata in D minor, RV64 (Op 1 No 8)

La Risonanza

Fabio Bonizzoni (organ/director)

José de Torres: Ego vir videns

Yetzabel Arias Fernandez (soprano)

Fabio Bonizzoni (organ)

Sebastián Durón: Ay, que me abraso de amor en la llama

Yetzabel Arias Fernandez (soprano)

La Risonanza

Fabio Bonizzoni (director)

Sebastián Durón: Corazón que suspiras atento

Yetzabel Arias Fernandez (soprano)

La Risonanza

Fabio Bonizzoni (director).

Les Muffatti20150920

with Simon Heighes, featuring works by Vivaldi, Jiranek and Zelenka in a concert given by early music ensemble Les Muffatti during last year's Liege Festival in Belgium

Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto grosso in F, op. 8/3 ('Autumn' from 'The Four Seasons')

Frantisek Jiranek; Oboe Concerto in B flat; Flute Concerto in G

Jan Dismas Zelenka: Simphonie in A

Benoit Laurent (oboe)

Stefanie Troffaes (flute)

Les Muffatti

Peter van Heyghen (director).

Les Talens Lyriques20160417

French baroque music by Couperin, Marais, Rebel and Jacquet de la Guerre, played by Les Talens Lyriques directed by Christophe Rousset. Introduced by Simon Heighes.

Les Talens Lyriques20160417

L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra20160110

L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra20160110

Telemann's late dramatic cantata Ino performed by Nuria Rial and L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra, recorded at last year's Bad Arolsen Baroque Festival. Written at the age of 84, the culmination of this prolific composer's lifetime of experience, it is preceded by his vibrant Overture 'Les Nations anciennes et modernes'

Telemann: Overture (Suite) - Les Nations, TWV.55:B5

Telemann: Cantata: Ino, TWV.20:41

Nuria Rial (soprano)

L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra.

L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra20160110

Telemann's late dramatic cantata Ino performed by Nuria Rial and L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra, recorded at last year's Bad Arolsen Baroque Festival. Written at the age of 84, the culmination of this prolific composer's lifetime of experience, it is preceded by his vibrant Overture 'Les Nations anciennes et modernes'

Telemann: Overture (Suite) - Les Nations, TWV.55:B5

Telemann: Cantata: Ino, TWV.20:41

Nuria Rial (soprano)

L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra.

Marian Consort20160228

Elin Manahan Thomas introduces sacred music by William Byrd (including movements from his Mass for 4 voices), plus works by Strogers, Gerarde, Mundy and Peerson, performed by the Marian Consort in the Pfarrkirche St Severus in Boppard, as part of the 2015 RheinVokal Festival.

Byrd: Miserere mei Deus

Byrd: Gaudeamus omnis in Domino

Byrd: Kyrie (Mass for 4 voices)

Strogers: Non me vincat, Deus meus

Byrd: Gloria (Mass for 4 voices)

Byrd: Timete Dominum

Mundy: Adhaesit pavimento

Byrd: Justorum animae

Byrd: Sanctus and Benedictus (Mass for 4 voices)

Peerson: Laboravi in gemitu meo

Byrd: Agnus Dei (Mass for 4 voices)

Byrd: Ave verum corpus

The Marian Consort

Rory McCleery (director).

Northern Lights: Hans-ola Ericsson20151213

Hans-Ola Ericsson plays works by Bach, Frescobaldi, Rameau and Böhm on the organ of the German Church, Stockholm, as part of the 2015 Stockholm Early Music Festival.

Ericsson's programme, entitled The Golden Queen, was recorded on the renowned Düben Organ.

Patricia Petibon And La Cetra20160124

Soprano Patricia Petibon and orchestra La Cetra perform works by Merula, Purcell, Rameau, Charpentier, Nebra and Lambert in concert in Copenhagen.

Introduced by Elin Manahan Thomas.

Merula: Ballo detta il Pollicio

(from Canzoni, overo sonate concertante per chiesa e camera, Venice 1637)

La Cetra

Henri le Bailly: Yo soy la locura

(from Airs de cours mis en tablature, Paris, 1614)

Patricia Petibon (soprano)

Purcell: Suite from The Fairy Queen

segue

Purcell: Thy hand Belinda - When I am laid in earth (Dido and Aeneas)

Rameau: La nuit couvre les cieux (Les Indes galantes);

Air pour les fous gais; Air d'Emilie (Les Indes galantes)

Air pour les fous tristes; Tambourin (Platée)

Aux langueurs d'Apollon (Platée); Air de la folie (Platée)

Charpentier: Quel prix de mon amour (Médée)

Handel: Sarabande; Gigue

José de Nebra: El bajel que no recela

(from Vendado es amor, no es ciego)

Lambert: Vos mespris chaque jour

José de Nebra: En amor, pastorcillos

Philippe Jaroussky20151025

Philippe Jaroussky20151025

Elin Manahan Thomas presents a concert given at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona by the great French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky.

He sings virtuoso operatic arias by the eighteenth century Neapolitan composer Nicola Porpora, who also taught the famous singer Farinelli.

Jaroussky is accompanied by the Venice Baroque Orchestra, conducted by Andrea Marcon.

Philippe Jaroussky20151025

Elin Manahan Thomas presents a concert given at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona by the great French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky.

He sings virtuoso operatic arias by the eighteenth century Neapolitan composer Nicola Porpora, who also taught the famous singer Farinelli.

Jaroussky is accompanied by the Venice Baroque Orchestra, conducted by Andrea Marcon.

Pieter Wispelwey Plays Bach20160327

Cellist Pieter Wispelwey plays Bach's Solo Cello Suites Nos 5 and 6 in the Vienna Konzerthaus. Introduced by Elin Manahan Thomas.

JS Bach: Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV1011

JS Bach: Cello Suite No. 6 in D major, BWV1012

Pieter Wispelwey (cello)

(Recorded last March at the Konzerthaus, Vienna).

Sarah Connolly and the Gottingen Festival Orchestra20151018

Sarah Connolly and the Gottingen Festival Orchestra20151018

Elin Manahan Thomas introduces highlights of a gala concert from this year's Göttingen International Handel Festival, including arias by Handel and Charpentier sung by mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly, and orchestral excerpts from Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre's opera Céphale et Procris. Laurence Cummings directs the Göttingen Festival Orchestra.

Handel: Excerpts from Serse: Overture; Frondi tenere ... Ombra mai fu; Più che penso

Jacquet de La Guerre: Excerpts from Céphale et Procris: Ouverture; Passepied pour les violons - Passepied pour les hautbois; Air pour les Athéniens; Second Air pour les Athéniens; Air des Démons

Passacaille

Charpentier: Quel prix de mon amour (from Médée)

Handel: Overture 'Alceste'

Handel: Excerpts from Ariodante: E vivo ancora ... Scherza infida; Dopo notte, altra e funesta

Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano)

Göttingen Festival Orchestra

Laurence Cummings (director).

Sarah Connolly and the Gottingen Festival Orchestra20151018

Elin Manahan Thomas introduces highlights of a gala concert from this year's Göttingen International Handel Festival, including arias by Handel and Charpentier sung by mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly, and orchestral excerpts from Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre's opera Céphale et Procris. Laurence Cummings directs the Göttingen Festival Orchestra.

Handel: Excerpts from Serse: Overture; Frondi tenere ... Ombra mai fu; Più che penso

Jacquet de La Guerre: Excerpts from Céphale et Procris: Ouverture; Passepied pour les violons - Passepied pour les hautbois; Air pour les Athéniens; Second Air pour les Athéniens; Air des Démons

Passacaille

Charpentier: Quel prix de mon amour (from Médée)

Handel: Overture 'Alceste'

Handel: Excerpts from Ariodante: E vivo ancora ... Scherza infida; Dopo notte, altra e funesta

Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano)

Göttingen Festival Orchestra

Laurence Cummings (director).

Sarah Connolly and the Gottingen Festival Orchestra20151018

Sarah Connolly and the Gottingen Festival Orchestra20151018

Elin Manahan Thomas introduces highlights of a gala concert from this year's Göttingen International Handel Festival, including arias by Handel and Charpentier sung by mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly, and orchestral excerpts from Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre's opera Céphale et Procris. Laurence Cummings directs the Göttingen Festival Orchestra.

Handel: Excerpts from Serse: Overture; Frondi tenere ... Ombra mai fu; Più che penso

Jacquet de La Guerre: Excerpts from Céphale et Procris: Ouverture; Passepied pour les violons - Passepied pour les hautbois; Air pour les Athéniens; Second Air pour les Athéniens; Air des Démons

Passacaille

Charpentier: Quel prix de mon amour (from Médée)

Handel: Overture 'Alceste'

Handel: Excerpts from Ariodante: E vivo ancora ... Scherza infida; Dopo notte, altra e funesta

Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano)

Göttingen Festival Orchestra

Laurence Cummings (director).

Sarah Connolly and the Gottingen Festival Orchestra20151018

Elin Manahan Thomas introduces highlights of a gala concert from this year's Göttingen International Handel Festival, including arias by Handel and Charpentier sung by mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly, and orchestral excerpts from Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre's opera Céphale et Procris. Laurence Cummings directs the Göttingen Festival Orchestra.

Handel: Excerpts from Serse: Overture; Frondi tenere ... Ombra mai fu; Più che penso

Jacquet de La Guerre: Excerpts from Céphale et Procris: Ouverture; Passepied pour les violons - Passepied pour les hautbois; Air pour les Athéniens; Second Air pour les Athéniens; Air des Démons

Passacaille

Charpentier: Quel prix de mon amour (from Médée)

Handel: Overture 'Alceste'

Handel: Excerpts from Ariodante: E vivo ancora ... Scherza infida; Dopo notte, altra e funesta

Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano)

Göttingen Festival Orchestra

Laurence Cummings (director).

Sarah Connolly and the Gottingen Festival Orchestra20151018

Sarah Connolly and the Gottingen Festival Orchestra20151018

Elin Manahan Thomas introduces highlights of a gala concert from this year's Göttingen International Handel Festival, including arias by Handel and Charpentier sung by mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly, and orchestral excerpts from Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre's opera Céphale et Procris. Laurence Cummings directs the Göttingen Festival Orchestra.

Handel: Excerpts from Serse: Overture; Frondi tenere ... Ombra mai fu; Più che penso

Jacquet de La Guerre: Excerpts from Céphale et Procris: Ouverture; Passepied pour les violons - Passepied pour les hautbois; Air pour les Athéniens; Second Air pour les Athéniens; Air des Démons

Passacaille

Charpentier: Quel prix de mon amour (from Médée)

Handel: Overture 'Alceste'

Handel: Excerpts from Ariodante: E vivo ancora ... Scherza infida; Dopo notte, altra e funesta

Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano)

Göttingen Festival Orchestra

Laurence Cummings (director).

Sarah Connolly and the Gottingen Festival Orchestra20151018

Elin Manahan Thomas introduces highlights of a gala concert from this year's Göttingen International Handel Festival, including arias by Handel and Charpentier sung by mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly, and orchestral excerpts from Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre's opera Céphale et Procris. Laurence Cummings directs the Göttingen Festival Orchestra.

Handel: Excerpts from Serse: Overture; Frondi tenere ... Ombra mai fu; Più che penso

Jacquet de La Guerre: Excerpts from Céphale et Procris: Ouverture; Passepied pour les violons - Passepied pour les hautbois; Air pour les Athéniens; Second Air pour les Athéniens; Air des Démons

Passacaille

Charpentier: Quel prix de mon amour (from Médée)

Handel: Overture 'Alceste'

Handel: Excerpts from Ariodante: E vivo ancora ... Scherza infida; Dopo notte, altra e funesta

Sarah Connolly (mezzo-soprano)

Göttingen Festival Orchestra

Laurence Cummings (director).

Stylus Phantasticus20151004
Stylus Phantasticus20151004

with Simon Heighes. Featuring works by Monteverdi, Landi, d'India and other Italian composers performed by Stylus Phantasticus, recorded at last year's Poznan Baroque Festival in Poland

works include:

Stefano Landi: Bevi, bevi sicura l'onda; Volge Orfeo gli occhi; Narrerò s'il dolore lascia

Claudio Monteverdi: Rosa del ciel; Possente spirto

Sigismondo d'India: Cara mia cetra

Luigi Rossi: Lasciate Averno o pene

Stylus Phantasticus:

Marc Mauillon (baritone)

William Dongois (cornett)

Pablo Valetti (violin)

Friederike Heumann (viola da gamba, lirone)

Angelique Mauillon (baroque harp)

Eduardo Eguez (theorbo, guitar)

Dirk Borner (organ, harpsichord).