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 …

Maxim Vengerov and Daughter perform “Adagio” from Alessandro Marcello’s Oboe Concerto

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.

What does RV stand for Vivaldi? [Explained]

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”.

Dowland: In Darkness Let Me Dwell [Jaroussky, Garcia]

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.

Vivaldi: Four Seasons [Complete, Voices of Music]

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 …

Lea Desandre sings “Guardian Angels, Oh, Protect me” from Händel’s The Triumph of Time and Truth

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.