Bach: Erbarme dich, mein Gott from St Matthew Passion [Tim Mead, Netherlands Bach Society]

Accompanied by the Netherlands Bach Society, the English countertenor Tim Mead performs Erbarme dich, mein Gott (English: Have mercy, my God), one of the most celebrated arias from Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Matthäus-Passion” (St. Matthew Passion), BWV 244. Conductor: Jos van Veldhoven. Violin (solo): Shunske Sato.

Händel: Sweet Bird [from L’Allegro] [Amanda Forsythe, Emi Ferguson & Voices of Music]

Accompanied by the award-winning Early music ensemble Voices of Music, the American light lyric soprano Amanda Forsythe and the American flautist Emi Ferguson (baroque flute) perform Georg Friedrich Händel’s “Sweet Bird”, a beautiful and well-known aria from the secular oratorio “L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato.” Recorded during the ensemble’s “As Steals the Morn” concert …

Philippe Jaroussky & Emőke Baráth sing Cavalli: O luci belle

French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky and the Hungarian soprano Emőke Baráth sing the early Baroque era composer Francesco Cavalli’s (14 February 1602 – 14 January 1676) beautiful aria “O luci belle” from Eritrea, an opera in three acts. The libretto is by Giovanni Faustini (1615-1651), the Italian librettist, and opera impresario of the 17th century.

Bach: Concerto for Violin and Oboe [Matuszczyk, Iskrzycka]

Accompanied by the Symphony Orchestra of the Stanisław Moniuszko Music School, Alicja Matuszczyk (oboe) and Julia Iskrzycka (violin) perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Concerto for Violin and Oboe, BWV 1060r. Conductor: Andrzej Kucybała. Recorded during the Polish Nationwide Music Schools’ Symphonic Orchestras Competition 2013. This is the winning concert.

Vivaldi: Bassoon Concerto in E Minor [Klaudia Abramczuk]

Accompanied by the Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music Orchestra, the Polish bassoonist Klaudia Abramczuk performs Antonio Vivaldi’s Bassoon Concerto in E Minor, RV 484. Conductor: Marta Kluczyńska. Recorded during the 3rd Polish Nationwide Music Schools’ Symphonic Orchestras Competition in 2015.

Händel: As Steals the Morn [Amanda Forsythe, Thomas Cooley, Voices of Music]

Accompanied by the award-winning early music ensemble Voices of Music, the American light lyric soprano Amanda Forsythe and the American tenor Thomas Cooley perform Georg Friedrich Händel‘s “As Steals the Morn”, an aria from the 1743 oratorio, “L’Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato” (The Cheerful, the Thoughtful, and the Moderate Man). Marc Schachman and Anna …

Bach: Oboe Concerto in F major, BWV 1053R [Emma Black, Netherlands Bach Society]

Accompanied by the Netherlands Bach Society, the oldest ensemble for Baroque music in the Netherlands, the Australian oboist Emma Black performs Johann Sebastian Bach’s Oboe Concerto in F major, BWV 1053R. Recorded for the project All of Bach on December 6th, 2019 at Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden.

Bach: Lute Suite in C minor, BWV 997 [Evangelina Mascardi, Baroque Lute]

One of the most prominent lute players on the international scene, the Argentine lutenist, guitarist, and theorbist Evangelina Mascardi performs Johann Sebastian Bach’s Lute Suite in C minor, BWV 997. Recorded in Mondovì (Cuneo) on 26 February 2021 at the headquarters of the Academia Montis Regalis by Edoardo Lambertenghi and Alma Zeccara. Baroque Lute made …