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      Europa Galante (photo: Michał Ramus)

      Caldara’s Morte e sepoltura di Christo (parte seconda)

      To celebrate Holy Week and Easter, Baroque&Before presents a sepolcro by Antonio Caldara: his oratorio of 1724 Morte e sepoltura di Christo (Christ’s Death and Burial). Last week we presented Part One of this beautiful, moving, and woefully underappreciated work. Fabio Biondi leads Europa Galante and soloists tonight in Part Two of Caldara’s musical declaration […]

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      Interior of the Cathedral of St James in Šibenik

      Julije Skjavetić and Croatian Renaissance Polyphony

      The Croatian Radio-Television Chorus under the direction of Saša Britvić presents a program of 15th- and 16th-century polyphony, focusing on works by Croatian Renaissance master of motet and madrigal Julije Skjavetić. Recorded live in concert 4 February 2014 in Zagreb’s Mimara Museum. PROGRAM Philippe Verdelot (1480-1552) Madonna, non so dir Julije Skjavetić (fl. 1530-1565) Appariran […]

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      Europa Galante (photo: Michał Ramus)

      Europa Galante (photo: Michał Ramus)

      Caldara’s Morte e sepoltura di Christo (parte prima)

      To celebrate Holy Week and Easter, Baroque&Before dedicates this and next week’s programs to a work which premiered in 1724. Antonio Caldara’s oratorio Morte e sepoltura di Christo (Christ’s Death and Burial) presents an example of Caldara´s remarkable ability to allow music to be inspired by text, thus creating a level of drama and empathy […]

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      Soprano Raquel Andueza and theorbist Jesús Fernández Baena

      Soprano Raquel Andueza and theorbist Jesús Fernández Baena

      In Paradiso: Spanish and Italian Baroque Canzonette

      Soprano Raquel Andueza and theorbist Jesús Fernández Baena present a program of devotional and secular songs from 17th-century Spain and Italy. Recorded live in concert July 8, 2014 at the Church of the College of St. Michael, as part of the International Sacred Music Festival in Friburg, Switzerland. PROGRAM Anonymous Omnia vanitas praeter amare Deum, […]

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      Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal /Montreal Early Music Studio

      Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal /Montreal Early Music Studio

      Ibérie Mystique: Spanish and Portuguese Sacred Music from El Siglo de Oro

      Polyphonic sacred choral music flourished throughout the Iberian Peninsula during the Renaissance, even as Protestant countries were turning toward homophony. The Montreal Early Music Studio presents works by some of the masters of 16th- and 17th-century sacred polyphony from Spain and Portugal. Presented by Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal, recorded live in concert October […]

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      El Greco: Dormition of the Virgin (detail)

      El Greco: Dormition of the Virgin (detail)

      Tomás Luis de Victoria: Sacred Works

      Known as the “Spanish Palestrina,” Tomás Luis de Victoria has been called the greatest of all Iberian composers. Corund, the Swiss vocal ensemble specializing in sacred music of the Renaissance and Baroque, tonight presents a concert of a capella sacred works by Tomás Luis: three motets, followed by the Requiem of 1603. Recorded live in […]

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