La Bella Noeva (17th and 18th Century Italian Music) – Tenor: Marco Beasley

Accompanied by the period-instrument ensemble Accordone, Italian tenor Marco Beasley performs 17th and 18th-century Italian arias, primarily late-Renaissance works from various composers. They were popular songs of the time that often competed with opera in terms of popularity and success. From La Bella Noeva (English: The Good One), an album published in 2003. During the seventeenth …

Vivaldi: Four Seasons [Midori Seiler, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin]

The German-Japanese violin player Midori Seiler and Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin perform Antonio Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” (Italian: Le quattro stagioni). A choreographed interpretation conducted by Clemens-Maria Nuszbaumer and directed by Juan Kruz Díaz Esnaola. Broadcast by ARTE HD.

Chédeville: Sonata IV in G major [Passacaglia Baroque Ensemble]

UK-based professional ensemble specializing in music from the baroque era, Passacaglia Baroque Ensemble plays Sonata IV in G major by Nicolas Chédeville. The piece was previously attributed to Antonio Vivaldi incorrectly. Performed at the 2001 Nordmaling Baroque Music Festival, Sweden.

Vivaldi: Four Seasons [Julia Fischer]

Accompanied by the Academy of St Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble, German classical violinist and pianist Julia Fischer performs Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons (Italian: Le quattro stagioni), a group of four violin concerti. Conductor: Kenneth Sillito. Filmed in the National Botanic Garden of Wales, July 2011; director: Rhodri Huw.

Purcell: King Arthur [Vox Luminis and Teatro La Fenice Orchestra]

Conducted by Jean Tubéry, Vox Luminis and Teatro La Fenice Orchestra perform King Arthur, or The British Worthy (Z. 628), a semi-opera in five acts with music by Henry Purcell and a libretto by John Dryden. Recorded on August 31, 2015, at the Utrecht Early Music Festival (Festival Oude Muziek Utrecht) 2015 in TivoliVredenburg. A …

Bach: Concerto for Two Violins [Kraków Young Philharmonic]

Conducted by Tomasz Chmiel, the Kraków Young Philharmonic Orchestra plays Johann Sebastian Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins, Strings and Continuo in D Minor, BWV 1043, also known as the Double Violin Concerto or “Bach Double”. Violins (soloists): Natalia Stęposz and Zuzanna Bolon. This is the winning concert of the Polish Nationwide Music Schools’ Symphonic Orchestras …