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      Marc-Antoine Charpentier and friends

      Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Cantiques pour un Prince

      Cantiques pour un Prince unifies the French baroque genius Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s expressive, beautiful, and sorrowful double choir mass with motets from the 1670s for a program displaying to the full the emotional power of music. Taking its name from the phoenix, the fabulous bird risen from the ashes, the instrumental ensemble La Fenice is one […]

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      Keyboardist Andreas Staier / photo: Joseph Molina

      Pour passer la mélancolie: Andreas Staier in Concert

      The renowned keyboardist Andreas Staier presents a survey of early French baroque music for the harpsichord and its adaptation by Johann Sebastian Bach. Mr. Staier’s program, entitled Pour passer la mélancolie takes its name from his Gramophone award-winning recording of 2013. Tonight’s Baroque&Before was recorded live in concert May 26, 2014 in London’s Wigmore Hall. […]

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      Recent Programs

      Freiburg Baroque Orchestra / Photo: Marco Borggreve

      Freiburg Baroque Orchestra / Photo: Marco Borggreve

      Bach Under the Influence

      Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach once wrote that his father, Johann Sebastian, could play the violin “loud and in tune” even in his old age and that, “with a violin, he could keep an orchestra together better than with a harpsichord.” So why we have 14 concertos for harpsichord and only 3 for violin (although Bach […]

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      Exaudi Vocal Ensemble

      Exaudi Vocal Ensemble

      500 Years of Choral Polyphony with Exaudi and The Sixteen

      The first part of tonight’s program presents the vocal ensemble Exaudi under the direction of James Weeks, recorded live in concert February 3, 2015 in London’s Wigmore Hall. The second part presents Harry Christophers leading The Sixteen in four 17th-century settings of “When David Heard.” Recorded live in concert February 8, 2015 in Manchester, England’s […]

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      Schola Pietatis Antonio Vivaldi Choir

      Schola Pietatis Antonio Vivaldi Choir

      London Baroque Festival II: Vivaldi’s Women II

      Journey into a lost sound-world: Vivaldi’s Gloria is one of the most popular of choral works, yet no-one knows for certain exactly how it sounded to the ears of its composer, written as it was for female performers of a Venetian orphanage. Tonight, the Oxford-based all-female choir Schola Pietatis Antonio Vivaldi, which specializes in recreating […]

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      Members of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

      Members of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

      London Baroque Festival I: Vivaldi’s Women

      The Schola Pietatis Antonio Vivaldi (aka Vivaldi’s Women) and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, directed from the violin by Kati Debretzeni, present an all-Vivaldi program. The music was written for the orphanage Ospedale della Pietà in Venice. Boys were trained for a job in the wider world, but girls either married or stayed […]

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