Classical violinist Maxim Vengerov and his daughter Lisa Vengerova perform the second movement, “Adagio” from the Baroque composer Alessandro Marcello’s Oboe Concerto in D minor, S D935. Recorded in April 2020 during the Covid19 lockdowns.
RV is the abbreviation of “Ryom-Verzeichnis”, the established inventory of Antonio Vivaldi’s music, devised by the Danish musicologist Peter Ryom (born 31 May 1937 in Copenhagen). Verzeichnis is the German word for catalog. So it can be translated as “Peter Ryom’s catalog of the works of Antonio Vivaldi”.
French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky and the Franco-Spanish classical guitarist Thibaut Garcia perform “In darkness let me dwell”, a beautiful song ascribed to the lutenist and composer John Dowland (1563-1626). Published in 1610, late in Dowland’s career, the song shows the influence of Italian music of the early Baroque.
Award-winning San Francisco-based early music ensemble Voices of Music performs Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons (Italian: Le quattro stagioni), a group of four violin concertos, each of which gives musical expression to a season of the year. Soloists (violin): Alana Youssefian (spring), Miller Freivogel (summer and winter), and Carla Moore (autumn). The ensemble performs on original …
Latvian organist Liene Andreta Kalnciema performs Johann Sebastian Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor BWV 565. In this video, Kalnciema is playing the great Walcker organ (1883) at Riga Cathedral in Latvia. The performance was recorded live on July 7, 2019.
Accompanied by the French lutenist Thomas Dunford and his Jupiter ensemble, French-Italian mezzo-soprano Lea Desandre sings “Guardian Angels, Oh, Protect me” from Händel’s The Triumph of Time and Truth, HWV 71, the final name of an oratorio by George Frideric Handel produced in three different versions across fifty years of the composer’s career.
German chamber orchestra Akademie für alte Musik Berlin performs George Frideric Händel’s Water Music, a collection of orchestral movements. Violin & conducting: Georg Kallweit. Recorded on January 10, 2016, during the Sunday Morning Concert at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam.
The oldest ensemble for Baroque music in the Netherlands, the Netherlands Bach Society performs Johann Sebastian Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067. Shunske Sato, violin and direction; Marten Root, transverse flute.
Accompanied by the Netherlands Bach Society, classical and baroque violinist Shunske Sato performs Johann Sebastian Bach’s Violin Concerto in D minor BWV 1052R. Sato also conducts the orchestra. The piece, BWV 1052, is actually a concerto for harpsichord and Baroque string orchestra. But, many scholars suggested that the original melody instrument was the violin, because …
In a special collaboration with Gotham Early Music Scene (GEMS) and the California-based period ensemble Voices of Music, Antonio Vivaldi’s Violin Concerto in D Major, RV 208 (Grosso Mogul) is performed on original instruments. Baroque violin: Augusta McKay Lodge. Recorded on October 6, 2022, in New York City.