A concerto program from the Irish Baroque Orchestra features instruments less often on exhibit in solo roles, as well as instruments in unusual combinations.
"I wrote like the devil in those days, and chiefly for the oboe, which was my favorite instrument."
The last in a series featuring music Bach wrote for the violin.The Freiburg Baroque Orchestra performs concertos for one, two and three violins.
Sonatas and concertos for violin by the French baroque composer, Jean-Marie Leclair, performed by violinists Adrian Butterfield and Luis Otavio Santos.
La Serenissima plays concertos for flute, oboe, violin, bassoon and strings
Ensemble Caprice offers music of Vivaldi, the New London Consort explores Tylman Susato’s “Dansereye,” and Bonporti inventions performed by Chiara Banchini.
Some of the best early music heard in the past year.
Musicologist Andrew Woolley discovers a flute concerto by Antonio Vivaldi at the National Archives of Scotland.
Francesco Geminiani's concertos after Corelli with the English Concert (Harmonia Mundi) and Ensemble 415 (Zig-Zag Territories).
Tina Chancey performs on the pardessus de viole, Opera Lafayette explores "Zelindor," and Les Inventions discovers little-known symphonies and concertos.