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      Jewish women from Aragon dancing, ca. 1350–1360

      Songs & Laments of the Sephardim

      On this evening of Rosh Hashanah, Baroque&Before celebrates the Jewish High Holy Days with a program of sacred, paraliturgical, celebratory, and secular music of the Jews of the Mediterranean: Spain, Greece, Italy, and the Ottoman Empire. Recordings for this week’s program come from Candice Agree’s personal library. PROGRAM Anonymous Invocación: Qamti Be-Ishon Layla Yehudá Haleví […]

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      Harry Bicket & The English Concert

      Harry Bicket & The English Concert with Henry Purcell & Friends

      Harry Bicket, who is guest conducting Lyric Opera’s production of Orphée et Eurydice through October 15, here leads members of The English Concert and vocal soloists Rosemary Joshua and Sarah Connelly in songs, arias, and duets by Henry Purcell. Instrumental works by Purcell’s contemporaries Matthew Locke, John Blow, and Christopher Gibbons create context for Purcell’s […]

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      Recent Programs

      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 during 2013 March Music Days International Festival in the Concert […]

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      Profeti della Quinta / Photo: Susanna Drescher

      Profeti della Quinta / Photo: Susanna Drescher

      The Art of the Madrigal

      From the Basel Early Music Festival, Ensemble Profeti della Quinta presents a program of madrigals from the sixteenth and early seventeenth 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 in concert in St. Martin’s Church, Basel, […]

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      Accordone's Marco Beasley wants you!

      Accordone's Marco Beasley wants you!

      Accordone: Madrigals, Frottole, Tarantelle, and More

      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 as part of the Bad Arolsen Baroque Festival. PROGRAM Giulio Caccini (~1545-1618) Le Seconde Nuove Musiche (Florence, 1614) Amor ch’attendi Le Nuove Musiche (Florence, […]

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      Teobaldo I: Troubador and 13th century King of Navarre

      Teobaldo I: Troubador and 13th century King of Navarre

      The Five Kingdoms of Spain

      Roman, Germanic, Byzantine, French, Arabic, and Jewish cultures all contributed to Spanish music. This week, a program of vocal music from Spain from the 13th-17th centuries: settings of secular and sacred texts by Tomás Luis de Victoria and Mateo Flecha the Elder, plus anonymous Sephardic and Navarrese love songs, reflecting the mix of cultures throughout […]

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