Bach: Cantatas BWV 179, 199, and 113 [Gardiner]

Conducted by John Eliot Gardiner, the English Baroque Soloists and Monteverdi Choir perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s cantatas Siehe zu, daß deine Gottesfurcht nicht Heuchelei sei (See to it, that your fear of God be not hypocrisy), BWV 179; Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut (My heart swims in blood), BWV 199; and Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut (Lord Jesus Christ, O highest good), BWV 113.

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Teatro d’Amore [Nuria Rial, Philippe Jaroussky, L’Arpeggiata]

Teatro d’Amore (The Theater of Love) – a concert by the Spanish soprano Nuria Rial and the French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky. The European early music ensemble L’Arpeggiata was conducted by Christina Pluhar.

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Mozart: Symphony No. 2 in B flat major [Northern Chamber Orchestra]

Conducted by Nicholas Ward, Manchester-based Northern Chamber Orchestra plays Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No. 2 in B flat major, KV 17. In fact, the symphony is now considered to be not by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, but by possibly his father, Leopold Mozart.

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Andreas Scholl sings arias and songs by Purcell

Accompanied by the Italian period ensemble Accademia Bizantina, German countertenor Andreas Scholl sings arias and songs by Henry Purcell, the English baroque era composer. Conductor: Stefano Montanari. Directed by Olivier Simonnet and Broadcast by ARTE, 2009.

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Khachaturian: Violin Concerto [Haik Kazazyan]

Accompanied by the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, the Armenian violinist Haik Kazazyan plays Aram Khachaturian’s Violin Concerto in D minor at the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, on the 6th of June 2008 (Aram Khachaturian 100th Anniversary Concert). Conductor: Pavel Kogan, the son of the legendary violin virtuoso Leonid Kogan.

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Philippe Jaroussky sings Vedrò con mio diletto (Vivaldi)

French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky sings Antonio Vivaldi’s “Vedrò con mio diletto” (English: I will see with joy) on French TV on February 28th, 2007. Later on that evening, he is awarded the 2007 best French lyrical artist.

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Narciso Yepes: Classical Guitar Concertos by Tedesco, Ponce, Rodrigo [Homage to Andrés Segovia]

In 1987, shortly after virtuoso Spanish classical guitarist Andrés Segovia’s death, Narciso Yepes performed three classical guitar concertos on the same night as a tribute to Segovia.

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Marc-Antoine Charpentier: Te Deum and Jean-Baptiste Lully: Te Deum [Le Poème Harmonique]

Early music ensemble Le Poème Harmonique performs Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s grand polyphonic motet Te Deum (H. 146) in D major (probably between 1688 and 1698) and Jean-Baptiste Lully’s 1677 work “Te Deum”. Conductor: Vincent Dumestre.

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