Johann Sebastian Bach’s Weihnachts Oratorium (Christmas Oratorio) BWV 248. Monteverdi Choir with English Baroque Soloists. Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner. It is performed in Herderkirche, Weimar, in a beautiful church where this work was originally performed.
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Anna Fusek and “Capella Anna” play Concertos for flute and strings by two Baroque era giants: Johann Sebastian Bach and Antonio Vivaldi. Flute (recorder) and conductor: Anna Fusek.
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BBC Proms “Bach Day”, 14th August 2010, Saturday. Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Royal Albert Hall, Sir John Eliot Gardiner and The English Baroque Soloists at Cadogan Hall, London.
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Mstislav Rostropovich plays Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cello Suites, The Six suites for unaccompanied cello, probably the most frequently performed and recognizable solo compositions ever written for cello.
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San Francisco based renaissance and baroque music ensemble Voices of Music performs Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major. The piece remained forgotten for centuries like most other works by Pachelbel and other pre-1700 composers, and was rediscovered only in the 20th century, and became extremely popular.
Note: The baroque pitch used here; A=415.3 Hz; modern pitch is usually 440 Hz. So it sounds like D-flat here. The Voices of Music version based on the earliest original manuscript and performed on instruments from the time of the German composer, organist and teacher Johann Pachelbel (baptised September 1, 1653 – buried March 9, 1706).
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Chilean music group Quilapayún plays Johann Sebastian Bach’s Rondeau, Orchestral Suite No.2 in B minor, BWV 1067, Movement 2/7, with Latin American musical instruments.
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The vocal quintet “Carmel A-Cappella” sings the first movement of Antonio Vivaldi’s “Spring” from the “Four Seasons”.
“Carmel A-Cappella” is a vocal quintet containing five female singers ensemble from Haifa, Israel, who specializes in unaccompanied polyphonic music (a-cappella). The musical director and arranger of the quintet is the musician Mrs. Shula Erez. Singers: Maya Goldsmith, Limor Yanovich, Inbar Hefter, Moran Shalev, Keren Jalon.
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Stephen Malinowski performs, and also visualizes Johann Sebastian Bach‘s Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565.
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Tomaso Albinoni’s Adagio in G Minor played by Copernicus Chamber Orchestra. Live in concert, Festival de Musica de L´Escala, 2011. Conductor: Horst Sohm.
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John Williams plays Sonata in D minor by Domenico Scarlatti on the guitar, inside the Reales Alcázares in Seville, Spain.
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