“Il Giardino Armonico” (the harmonious garden), the Italian early music ensemble plays Antonio Vivaldi’s Piccolo Concerto in C major, RV 443. Giovanni Antonini, sopranino recorder & conductor.
Claudio Monteverdi’s Vespro della Beata Vergine (Vespers for the Blessed Virgin; SV 206 and 206a); also called Vespers of 1610. Sir John Eliot Gardiner at the Versailles Chapelle Royale with the Monteverdi Choir, the English Baroque Soloists, and the Pages du Centre de musique Baroque de Versailles, Palace of Versailles, 2014.
Accompanied by the early music ensemble L’Arpeggiata, French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky sings 17th-century arias from the Italian composers: Icônes du Seicento (Icons of the Seicento). The word Seicento simply refers to Italian history and culture during the 17th century. The Seicento saw the end of the Renaissance movement in Italy and the beginning of the …
German conductor, choirmaster, organist, and harpsichordist Karl Richter (15 October 1926 – 15 February 1981) plays Johann Sebastian Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565. An amazing performance, enjoy.
A strikingly beautiful performance by Jordi Savall and his ensemble “Le Concert des Nations”, an orchestra with period instruments. Lachrimae Caravaggio – “Caravaggio’s tears”. Pieces from Musical Europe in the time of the Italian painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610). Recorded during Festival de Maguelone, 2012. It is a project by Jordi Savall involving musical …
Vivaldi’s Concerto for violin, strings, and figured bass in E minor, “Il Favorito,” RV 277; performed by New York Baroque Incorporated & Monica Huggett. Recorded on 23 March 2013 at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music.
Johann Sebastian Bach’s The musical offering, BWV 1079, performed by Le Concert des Nations, an orchestra with period instruments. Conductor: Jordi Savall.
Viva Vivaldi! A very beautiful concert: Cecilia Bartoli, Italian coloratura mezzo-soprano opera singer & recitalist and “Il Giardino Armonico” (English: “The Harmonious Garden”), the Italian early music ensemble founded by Giovanni Antonini. Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Paris. Conducted by: Giovanni Antonini. Directed by: Brian Large.
Itzhak Perlman plays Johann Sebastian Bach’s Partita for Violin No. 2, BWV 1004. The piece, which includes the famous “Chaconne” was written between 1717 and 1720. Live recording from Saint John’s Smith Square, London (1978).
French countertenor Damien Guillon sings cantatas from Johann Sebastian Bach’s Ich habe genug, BWV 82 and Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust, BWV 170 with his own group, which he called Le Banquet Céleste, an orchestra he conducts.