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      Ars nova Copenhagen

      Brother Fire, Sister Water

      On the first part of tonight’s program, Ars Nova Copenhagen under the direction of Paul Hillier presents a program of English and Italian works from the 13th and 14th centuries. Recorded live in concert 21 September 2014 at the Kostel Matky Boží před Týnem (Church of Mother of God before Týn) in Prague, as part […]

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      Ensemble Sarband with Dervish dancer Metin Erkuş

      Sacred Bridges I: Traditional Music and Baroque Psalms of the Abrahamic Faiths

      This week and next, Baroque&Before presents the closing program of the 2015 Stockholm Early Music Festival. Instrumental Ensemble Sarband and the Swedish vocal group AVE present traditional music from three cultures and religions — Judaism, Christianity and Islam, featuring works from the 4th through the 17th century. Recorded live in concert 14 June 2015 in […]

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      Sacred Bridges II: Jewish, Muslim, and Christian Psalms from the 16th & 17th Centuries

      Psalm settings by composers of the same epoch, but from cultures and religions. Songs of lament and joy, confessions of sin, and songs of praise and glory. 
Claude Goudimel’s and J. P. Sweelinck’s polyphonic psalm settings blend with Alî Ufkî’s powerful Turkish lyrics and monophony. Under the direction of Vladimir Ivanoff, Ensemble Sarband is joined […]

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      Recent Programs

      Collegium Vocale Ghent

      Collegium Vocale Ghent

      Collegium Vocale: Hail! Bright Cecilia

      Henry Purcell was but one of a large number of 17th-century composers to find inspiration in Saint Cecilia, the patron saint of music. Tonight’s recital is devoted to Purcell’s famous ode in the form of a long cantata, presented by Collegium Vocale Ghent under the direction of its founder Philippe Herreweghe. Recorded live in concert […]

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      Concerto Copenhagen

      Concerto Copenhagen

      Heinrich Schütz: A Symphony of Psalms

      Under the direction of Paul Hillier, Ars Nova Copenhagen and Concerto Copenhagen join forces to present sacred motets and the famous German Magnificat of Heinrich Schütz. Also on the program selections from the Clausholm Fragments and a sonata by Giovanni Gabrielli, whose Venetian polychoral style had a great influence of Schütz. Recorded live in concert […]

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      Keyboardist Andreas Staier / photo: Joseph Molina

      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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      Marc-Antoine Charpentier and friends

      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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