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      Claudio Monteverdi: Sacred and Secular

      On this final concert of three from the 2013 Basel Early Music Festival, we continue with Monteverdi’s sacred Vespers of 1610, as well as present secular madrigals written by Monteverdi between 1587 and 1614. PROGRAM Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) Filli cara e amata, from ‘Madrigali, libro primo’ (1587) Rimanti in pace, from ‘Il terzo libro de […]

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      Il Giardino Armonico

      Il Giardino Armonico

      Il Giardino Armonico: Baroque Trio Sonatas

      Il Giardino Armonico’s many fine studio recordings of Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, and other Baroque masters are well-known to WFMT listeners. On this edition of Baroque&Before, we have the rare opportunity to hear Il Giardino Armonico in a concert of trio sonatas, recorded live in concert March 17, 2013, in Ruse, Bulgaria’s Theatre Hall during 2013 […]

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      Botticelli / Annunciazione di Cestello

      Botticelli / Annunciazione di Cestello

      Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610

      In this second of three programs from the 2013 Basel Early Music Festival, Ensemble Oltremontano and the Ricercar Consort present the first ten parts of Monteverdi’s Marian Vespers of 1610, joined by soloists reknowned in the early music world. Next week, we’ll complete the Vespers, as well as hear a selection of Monteverdi’s madrigals, sung […]

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      Profeti della Quinta / Photo: Susanna Drescher

      Profeti della Quinta / Photo: Susanna Drescher

      The Art of the Madrigal

      In this first of three programs from the 2013 Basel Early Music Festival, Ensemble Profeti della Quinta presents a program of madrigals from the sixteenth and early seventeeth centuries by Cirpriano de Rore, Luca Marenzio, Carlo Gesualdo, and Scipione Lacorcia, interspersed with works for lute by Giovanni Antonio Terzi and Francesco da Milano. Recorded live […]

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      Ensemble Accordone / photo: Stefan Schweiger

      Ensemble Accordone / photo: Stefan Schweiger

      Ensemble Accordone and Marco Beasley

      Tenor Marco Beasley and the period instrument Ensemble Accordone present a program of early 17th-century madrigals along with frottole and tarantelle in the Neopolitan and Apulian traditions. Recorded live in concert June 18, 2014 as part of the Bad Arolsen Baroque Festival. PROGRAM Giulio Caccini (~1545-1618) Le Seconde Nuove Musiche (Florence, 1614) Amor ch’attendi Le […]

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      Baroque&Before: In Memoriam

      As the New Year of 2015 begins, Baroque&Before remembers the life and work of Christopher Hogwood, Frans Br├╝ggen, and Dirk Snellings: three musician/scholars who changed the way we think about and enjoy early music. We laud them tonight with this modest appreciation of their original work and contributions to music. Recordings used on tonight’s program […]

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