Category Archives: Baroque

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.
Continue reading Bach – “Aria” from Goldberg Variations (Project Goldberg – Marco Salcito: guitar, Esperanza Garcìa: dancer)

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.
Continue reading Vivaldi – Concerto in D minor, RV 565 (European Union Baroque Orchestra)

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).
Continue reading Pergolesi – Stabat Mater (Voices of Music)

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.
Continue reading Bach – Oboe Concerto in D-minor, BWV 1059R (François Leleux)

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.
Continue reading Martelli plays Bach – Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV 1001

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.
Continue reading Bach – Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106 (Actus Tragicus)

Handel – Ombra mai fu (Serse) – Christopher Lowrey (countertenor), Voices of Music

American countertenor Christopher Lowrey and San Fransisco based early music ensemble Voices of Music perform “Ombra mai fu”, the opening aria from the 1738 opera Serse by George Frideric Handel. A 4K, Ultra HD video from the Voices of Music “Art of the Countertenor” concert, March, 2016.
Continue reading Handel – Ombra mai fu (Serse) – Christopher Lowrey (countertenor), Voices of Music

Bach – Concerto for Two Violins (Combattimento)

Amsterdam-based Baroque ensemble Combattimento (continuation of the former Combattimento Consort Amsterdam which terminated its activities at the end January 2014) performs Johann Sebastian Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins, Strings and Continuo in D Minor, BWV 1043, also known as the Double Violin Concerto or “Bach Double”. Recorded during the Sunday Morning Concert on December 25, 2016, at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Published by AVROTROS Klassiek.
Continue reading Bach – Concerto for Two Violins (Combattimento)