Bach: Johannes-Passion [St John Passion] [Netherlands Bach Society, Van Veldhoven]

Conducted by Van Veldhoven, the Netherlands Bach Society performs Johann Sebastian Bach’s Passio secundum Johannem or St John Passion (German: Johannes-Passion), BWV 245. This performance was recorded on March 11, 2017, at the Grote Kerk, Naarden, the Netherlands.

Vivaldi: “Gelido in ogni vena” from Farnace [Christopher Lowrey, Voices of Music]

Accompanied by the San Fransisco-based early music ensemble Voices of Music, the American countertenor Christopher Lowrey sings Antonio Vivaldi’s “Gelido in ogni vena” from the opera Farnace. This performance was recorded during the Voices of Music “Harmonic Labyrinth” concert, December, 2019.

Händel: Dixit Dominus [Barrocade, Voces Musicales]

Conducted by Andres Mustonen, the Israeli Baroque Collective Barrocade and the Tallinn-based Estonian choir Voces Musicales perform Georg Friedrich Händel’s psalm setting Dixit Dominus (cataloged as HWV 23). The work uses the Latin text of Psalm 110 (Vulgate 109), which begins with the words Dixit Dominus (“The Lord Said”). Soloists: Tal Ganor – soprano, Jaanike …

Desandre and Davies sing Händel: To thee, thou glorious son of worth [from Theodora, HWV 68]

Accompanied by the French lutenist Thomas Dunford and his Jupiter ensemble, the Franco-Italian mezzo-soprano Lea Desandre and the British countertenor Iestyn Davies sing “To thee, thou glorious son of worth”, Theodora and Didymus’ duet from George Frideric Händel‘s Theodora (HWV 68), a dramatic oratorio in three acts.

Purcell: Fairest Isle (King Arthur) [Anna Dennis with Voices of Music]

Accompanied by the San Francisco-based Early Music ensemble Voices of Music, soprano Anna Dennis sings Fairest Isle from Henry Purcell’s semi-opera King Arthur (z628), which premiered in 1691. This performance was recorded during the ensemble’s “The Great Poets” concert in January 2015.