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April 29, 2011

 

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Oratorios, London, And Winchester College

This week, necessity is the mother of a new vocal genre.

March 7, 2011

 

Queen Christina

Queen Christina of Sweden

One of the 17th Century’s most famous women—her life, arts patronage, and historic accomplishments are explored as well as music associated with her court.

December 10, 2010

 

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Netherlands Bach Society and La Nouvelle Menestrandie

J.S. Bach's "Magnificat" (Channel Classics) and Purcell's "Dido & Aeneas" (Ambronay).

September 22, 2010

 

Vivica Genaux

Arias for Farinelli and Favorites from Farnace

Mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux sings baroque arias composed for castrato Farinelli and Le Concert de Nations performs excerpts from Vivaldi's opera 'Farnace.'

September 20, 2010

 

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Handel’s Harp with Maxine Eilander

Handel’s harp music with Maxine Eilander, the Toronto Consort and Elizabethan England, and More Hispano explores Spanish and Italian Renaissance improvisation.

March 10, 2010

 

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Handel’s Acis and Galatea: Arrangements by Mozart and Mendelssohn

Performances by Les Arts Florissants (Erato), The English Concert (Archiv), and the Goettingen Festival Orchestra (Carus).

March 3, 2010

 

Les Iventions - Touchemoulin

Music of 18th-Century France: Leclair, Rebel, and Touchemoulin

Tina Chancey performs on the pardessus de viole, Opera Lafayette explores "Zelindor," and Les Inventions discovers little-known symphonies and concertos.

January 25, 2010

 

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Music of John Eccles and Gottlieb Muffat

The Early Opera Company performs Eccles' "The Judgement of Paris" and harpsichordist Mitzi Meyerson plays Muffat's complete "Componimenti Musicali" of 1736.

October 1, 2009

 

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Sting: First Dowland, Now Schumann

Not long after his commercial success with the music of John Dowland, Sting explores Robert Schumann's music for a good cause.

September 7, 2009

 

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A Purcell Celebration, pt. 2

Henry Purcell’s large-scale works for church, court, and theater, as well as a new release of J.S. Bach’s harpsichord concertos on the Plectra label.

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