Category Archives: Baroque

Vivaldi – Concerto for Violin in D minor ‘Per Pisendel’ RV 242 (Il Giardino Armonico)

Italian early music ensemble Il Giardino Armonico (English: The Harmonious Garden) performs Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto for Violin in D minor ‘Per Pisendel’, RV 242. Soloist (Baroque Violin): Enrico Onofri. Recorded at the Große Musikvereinssaal, or Goldene Saal (Golden Hall) in Musikverein, Vienna.
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Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 (European Union Baroque Orchestra)

European Union Baroque Orchestra performs Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major, BWV 1048. Director and harpsichord: Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Concertmaster: Huw Daniel. Recorded in Trifolion Centre Culturel, Touristique et de Congrès in Echternach, Luxembourg on 20 and 21 November 2011 by fz film (Anette Fleming, Stefan Zednik).
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Bach – “Aria” from Goldberg Variations (Project Goldberg – Marco Salcito: guitar, Esperanza Garcìa: dancer)

Italian classical guitarist Marco Salcito performs “Aria” from Johann Sebastian Bach’s Goldberg Variations, BWV 988. This video is a part of a particular show that combines the magnificent “Goldberg Variations” by J. S. Bach on the guitar with dance gestures and expressions. Dance steps and notes intervene, chase each other and melt through time and space. Video by: Melina Rivera.
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Vivaldi – Concerto in D minor, RV 565 (European Union Baroque Orchestra)

European Union Baroque Orchestra (EUBO) performs Antonio Vivaldi’s Concerto in D minor, RV 565. The piece is actually Concerto No. 11 from L’estro armonico (the harmonic inspiration), Antonio Vivaldi’s Op. 3, is a set of 12 concertos for stringed instruments. The concerti were first published in Amsterdam in 1711. Recorded in 2011 in Modena. Director & violin: Enrico Onofri, Concertmaster: Johannes Pramsohler.
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Pergolesi – Stabat Mater (Voices of Music)

San Fransisco based early music ensemble Voices of Music perform Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater. Soloists: Dominique Labelle (soprano) and Meg Bragle (mezzo-soprano). This beautiful work is composed in 1736, in the final weeks of Pergolesi’s short life (4 January 1710 – 16 March 1736, he died of tuberculosis at just 26), and scored for soprano and alto soloists, violin I and II, viola and basso continuo (cello and organ).
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Bach – Oboe Concerto in D-minor, BWV 1059R (François Leleux)

Accompanied by the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra), French oboist, conductor, and professor François Leleux performs Johann Sebastian Bach’s Oboe Concerto in D-minor, BWV 1059R. Conductor: Andrés Orozco-Estrada. Recorded at Alte Oper Frankfurt on January 13, 2017. Published by hr-Sinfonieorchester channel.
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Christina Pluhar and L’arpeggiata – La lyra d’Orfeo: Luigi Rossi à la cour d’Anne d’Autriche

A beautiful concert by Christina Pluhar and her ensemble L’arpeggiata – La lyra d’Orfeo: Luigi Rossi à la cour d’Anne d’Autriche (Luigi Rossi at the court of Anne of Austria). Pieces from Luigi Rossi (c. 1597 – 20 February 1653), the Italian Baroque composer.
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Martelli plays Bach – Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001

Described as “one of the best guitarists of his generation”, the Brazilian classical guitarist Paulo Martelli plays Johann Sebastian Bach’s Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001 for violin solo. Guitar arrangement of the piece also made by the guitarist himself. Recorded at Teatro Minaz (Ribeirão Preto – SP – Brasil) on August 27, 2010 for Movimento Violão Guitar Series. Martelli’s 11-string guitar made by Samuel Carvalho, the Brazilian master guitar builder in 2004.
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Bach – Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106 (Actus Tragicus)

Conducted by Jos van Veldhoven, the Netherlands Bach Society performs Johann Sebastian Bach’s Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit (God’s time is the very best time), BWV 106, also known as Actus tragicus. The piece is an early sacred cantata composed in Mühlhausen, intended for a funeral.
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