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L’Orfeo Baroque Orchestra and La Symphonie du Marais

Baroque orchestral dance music by J.C.F. Fischer (CPO) and Michel-Richard Delalande (Harmonia Mundi).

The L’Orfeo Baroque Orchestra specializes in some of the lesser-known German composers from the first half of the 18th Century, having spent years bringing to life a terrific if obscure repertoire.

Directed by Michi Gaigg, the orchestra’s 2007 CPO label recording of J.C.F. Fischer’s complete Journal du Printemps, or “Journal of Spring,” is an ideal marriage between fine music and an exceptional ensemble.

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La Simphonie du Marais has been exploring French Baroque music for over two decades. Their 1990 Harmonia Mundi recording of Michel-Richard Delalande’s complete orchestral suites known as the “Symphonies for the King’s Supper,” was originally released as a four-CD set, now only available as a single CD of selections.

No matter, the performance is filled with beautiful melodies and vibrant rhythms.

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Bernard Gordillo

Bernard Gordillo was born in Managua, Nicaragua, and raised in New Orleans. He holds degrees from Centenary College of Louisiana, the Early Music Institute at Indiana University, and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London). Bernard also writes and hosts the Harmonia Early Music Podcast.

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