Catherine Bott performs Zerfließe, mein Herze from Bach’s St John Passion BWV 245

British soprano and Baroque specialist Catherine Bott performs “Zerfließe, mein Herze” from Johann Sebastian Bach’s Passio secundum Joannem or St John Passion (German: Johannes-Passion), BWV 245, a Passion or oratorio, the older of the surviving Passions by Bach (first performed on April 7, 1724). Brandenberg Consort conducted by Stephen Cleobury. Recorded at the King’s College …

Michael Chance performs Bach: Erbarme dich, mein Gott [Matthäus-Passion]

English countertenor Michael Chance performs “Erbarme dich, mein Gott” (English: Have mercy, my God), an aria for contralto, solo violin, strings (originally 2 violins and 1 viola), and basso continuo, from Johann Sebastian Bach’s 1727 sacred oratorio “Matthäus-Passion” (English: St Matthew Passion), BWV 244.

Bach: St John Passion [Karl Richter, Münchener Bach-Chor & Orchester]

Conducted by the German conductor, choirmaster, organist, and harpsichordist Karl Richter (15 October 1926 – 15 February 1981), Münchener Bach-Chor & Orchester (Munich Bach Choir and Orchestra) perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Passio secundum Johannem or St John Passion (German: Johannes-Passion), BWV 245. Recorded in 1970.

Vivaldi: Gloria (RV 589) [Vivaldi’s Women]

Vivaldi’s Women (Schola Pietatis Antonio Vivaldi) in an all-female performance of the Gloria at the Church of the Pietà in Venice. The tenors and basses are in the north cantoria (organ side, right) with the sopranos and contraltos facing them on the left. The orchestra (the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment/Jerwood Experience) is in …

Christmas in Vienna 2013 [Full Concert]

Christmas in Vienna 2013: Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, ‘Wiener Singakademie’ choir, and the ‘Wiener Saengerknaben’ choir at the Wiener Konzerthaus. Soloists: Ursula Langmayr (soprano), Angelika Kirchschlager (mezzo-soprano), Joel Prieto (tenor) and Luca Pisaroni (bass-baritone). Conductor: Erwin Ortner.

Arias and concertos from Handel and Vivaldi [Magdalena Kožená, Andrea Marcon]

Conducted by Andrea Marcon, the Venice Baroque Orchestra performs arias from George Frideric Handel, the German-born, British Baroque composer; and concertos from Antonio Vivaldi, the Italian Baroque composer, virtuoso violinist, teacher, and cleric who was born in Venice. Mezzo-Soprano: Magdalena Kožená.

Vivaldi: Juditha Triumphans [Venice Baroque Orchestra, Andrea Marcon]

Conducted by Andrea Marcon, the Venice Baroque Orchestra performs Antonio Vivaldi’s Juditha triumphans devicta Holofernis barbarie (Judith triumphant over the barbarians of Holofernes), RV 644, an oratorio which the only survivor of the four that he is known to have composed.

Viva Vivaldi! [Cecilia Bartoli, Il Giardino Armonico]

Viva Vivaldi! A very beautiful concert: Cecilia Bartoli, Italian coloratura mezzo-soprano opera singer & recitalist and “Il Giardino Armonico” (English: “The Harmonious Garden”), the Italian early music ensemble founded by Giovanni Antonini. Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Paris. Conducted by: Giovanni Antonini. Directed by: Brian Large.