Devieilhe and Desandre record “Per abbatter il rigore” from Handel’s Aminta e Fillide

Accompanied by the Baroque music ensemble Le Concert d’Astrée, French operatic coloratura soprano Sabine Devieilhe and Franco-Italian mezzo-soprano Lea Desandre record “Per abbatter il rigore” from Aminta e Fillide, a secular cantata in 11 movements written by the German-British Baroque composer George Frideric Handel. Conductor and harpsichord: Emmanuelle Haïm. Devieilhe and Desandre’s album “The Italian …

Bach: Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut, BWV 113 [Gardiner]

Conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists and Monteverdi Choir perform Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut (Lord Jesus Christ, O highest good), BWV 113, a church cantata composed by Johann Sebastian Bach. Soloists: Magdalena Kožená: soprano, William Towers: countertenor, Mark Padmore: tenor, Stephan Loges: bass. Recorded in HD at St David’s Cathedral …

Voix Haute: Baroque Arias [Jaroussky, Rial, Ensemble Artaserse]

A concert titled Voix Haute (aloud): French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky and Spanish soprano Nuria Rial sing Baroque era arias from Händel, Strozzi, Ferrari, and Caccini, with Jaroussky’s own Early Music Ensemble, L’Ensemble Artaserse.

Vivaldi: Stabat Mater [Philippe Pierlot, Carlos Mena, Ricercar Consort]

Antonio Vivaldi’s Stabat Mater for solo alto and orchestra, RV 621; performed by the Spanish countertenor Carlos Mena and Ricercar Consort, the Belgian instrumental ensemble conducted by Philippe Pierlot, the French flutist and first flute of the Orchestre National de France.

Bach: Cantatas BWV 179, 199, and 113 [Gardiner]

Conducted by John Eliot Gardiner, the English Baroque Soloists and Monteverdi Choir perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s cantatas Siehe zu, daß deine Gottesfurcht nicht Heuchelei sei (See to it, that your fear of God be not hypocrisy), BWV 179; Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut (My heart swims in blood), BWV 199; and Herr Jesu Christ, du …

Handel: Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne [European Union Baroque Orchestra & Choir of Clare College]

Conducted by Lars Ulrik Mortensen, the European Union Baroque Orchestra and Choir of Clare College perform Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne (HWV 74), a secular cantata composed by George Frideric Handel to a libretto by Ambrose Philips. Soloist: Alex Potter, countertenor. Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht in St. Martin’s Cathedral, Utrecht, 31 August 2013.