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      Coloratura soprano/mezzo-soprano Julia Lezhneva

      Julia Lezhneva and 18th-Century All-Stars

      Young Russian vocal sensation Julia Lezhneva sings coloratura repertory in both the soprano and mezzo-soprano vocal ranges. She’s joined by Oliver Gooch conducting the Tasmanian Symhony Orchestra in virtuosic operatic repertory by Vivaldi, Handel, and Broschi. Recorded live in concert 30 March 2014 in Federation Concert Hall in Hobart, Australia. PROGRAM Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) Concerto […]

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      Psallentes Vocal Ensemble

      Music of the Beguines: Gregorian Chant of the Low Countries

      The phenomenon of the beguines is unique to the Low Countries. From the first communities founded in the thirteenth century to the death of the last beguine in April 2013, these devout laywomen left an extraordinary collection of songs — sacred and profane — not only for almost every occasion of the liturgical year but […]

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      Recent Programs

      Nuevo Sarao

      Nuevo Sarao

      Joan Araniés: Un Sarao de la Chacona

      From the Second Early Music Festival of the Pyrenees, held in the Catalan city of Lleida Spain, Ensemble Nuevo Sarao presents Un Sarao de la chacona, vocal works by Joan Araniés (Juan Arañés), including selections from Libro Segundo de tonos y villancicos (Rome 1624) interspersed with 17-century instrumental pieces from Spain and Italy. Recorded live […]

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      Vittorio Ghielmi and Luca Pianca

      Vittorio Ghielmi and Luca Pianca

      Works for Lute and Viola da gamba from the Second Pyrenees Festival of Early Music

      From the Second Early Music Festival of the Pyrenees, held in the Catalan city of Lleida, Spain. Baroque lutanist and co-founder of Il Giardino Armonico Luca Pianca and viola da gambist Vittorio Ghielmi present works by Marin Marais, Jacques Gallot, Robert de Visée, Antoine Forqueray, and others. Recorded live in concert August 11, 2012 at […]

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      Vox Luminis Baroque Vocal Ensemble

      Vox Luminis Baroque Vocal Ensemble

      Carlo Gesualdo: Tortured Devotion

      Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa and Count of Conza, could indulge his passion for music to the full, without having to conform to the tastes and whims of a patron. Alone in his castle, he developed an intensely expressive but increasingly eccentric music, filled with unusual harmonic twists and rhythmic contrasts that would not again […]

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      Ensemble Les Récréations

      Ensemble Les Récréations

      Que te se taise a sa présence: Charpentier and Clérambault

      The Zurich Vocal Ensemble and Les Récréations present works by French Baroque composers Marc-Antoine Charpentier and Louis-Nicolas Clérambault. Recorded live in concert 23 January 2014 in Zurich’s St. Peter’s Church PROGRAM Louis-Nicolas Clérambault (1676-1749) Sonata in G: La Félicité • Lentement • Allegro • Gavotte Marc-Antoine Charpentier Pastorale sur la Naissance de N.S.J.C., H 483 […]

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