Stutzmann & Jaroussky – Recording Handel duet “Son nata a lagrimar”

French operatic contralto and conductor Nathalie Stutzmann and the French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky record George Frideric Handel ‘s duet “Son nata a lagrimar”. Stutzmann also conducts her superb musicians playing on Baroque instruments (Orfeo 55). This famous Cornelia and Sesto duet is from Giulio Cesare in Egitto (Italian for “Julius Caesar in Egypt”, HWV 17), […]

Decoding the music masterpieces: Bach’s Six Solo Cello Suites

Zoltan Szabo, University of Sydney Johann Sebastian Bach’s Six Solo Cello Suites are some of the most iconic classical music works. They have inspired not only cellists and audiences but other artforms as well, and they have been featured in ballet and theatre productions, even in films.

Bach – Matthäus Passion: Erbarme dich (Guillon)

Accompanied by the Choir and Orchestra of Collegium Vocale Ghent, the French countertenor Damien Guillon sings “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 the sacred oratorio “Matthäus-Passion” (English: St Matthew Passion), BWV 244 written by Johann […]

Bach – Harpsichord Concerto No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056. Adele Daunoraviciute, harpsichord

Accompanied by Kaunas Vytautas Magnus University Chamber Orchestra, Lithuanian pianist Adele Daunoraviciute performs Johann Sebastian Bach’s Harpsichord Concerto No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056. Conductor: Robertas Bliskevicius.

Lucie Horsch performs Vivaldi’s Flautino Concerto

Accompanied by the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, young Lucie Horsch performs Vivaldi’s Flautino Concerto in C Major (RV 443) (G major transposition for soprano recorder). Music director and conductor: Anne Manson, concertmaster: Karl Stobbe. Recorded on April 27, 2016.

Vivaldi: Summer from the Four Seasons – Cynthia Freivogel and Voices of Music

San Francisco based early music ensemble Voices of Music and the American violinist Cynthia Miller Freivogel, who specialized in both baroque and modern violin, perform Antonio Vivaldi’s “Summer” (L’Estate, RV 315) from the Four Seasons (Le quattro stagioni). The piece was performed on original period instruments.

Lucie Horsch performs Händel and Vivaldi

Accompanied on harpsichord by Alexandra Nepomnyashchaya, Lucie Horsch (b. 1999) performs Recorder sonata in D minor (HWV 367a) by George Frideric Handel and Concerto for 2 Violins in A minor, RV 522 by Antonio Vivaldi. Recorded during the Buma Classical Convention in 2014 in Tivoli/Vredenburg in Utrecht, when she was only 15-year-old. An amazing baroque music performance […]

Delphine Galou sings Bach: Erbarme dich, mein Gott (Matthäus-Passion)

Accompanied by the period ensemble Les Siècles, French contralto Delphine Galou sings “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 the sacred oratorio “Matthäus-Passion” (English: St Matthew Passion), BWV 244 written by Johann Sebastian Bach in 1727. […]

Bach – Magnificat (hr-Sinfonieorchester, Chœur du Concert D’Astrée)

Conducted by Emmanuelle Haïm, the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra) and an instrumental and vocal ensemble dedicated to baroque music, directed by Emmanuelle Haïm, Chœur du Concert D’Astrée perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Magnificat, BWV 243, a musical setting of the biblical canticle Magnificat and one of Bach’s most popular choral works. Soloists: Emőke Baráth, soprano; […]