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UNGER-HAMILTON, C.: Discover Music of the Baroque Era (Unabridged)

    

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UNGER-HAMILTON, C.: Discover Music of the Baroque Era (Unabridged)

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Grandiose and glamorous, Baroque music stands alone, written to glorify the finest courts of Europe. Its greatest composers, such as Vivaldi, Handel and Bach, head a fascinating cast of musical magicians, including Albinoni, Pachelbel and Scarlatti. Their lives are as intriguing as their music: we find virtuoso performers who earned their bread and butter in the cathedrals of Europe while keeping company with kings and queens, and setting opera houses ablaze across the continent with their fabulous new music. Discover Music of the Baroque Era is rich in musical detail of the time, set against some of the greatest events in history and illustrated by musical extracts that give a true flavour of what there is to discover in the glorious Age of Baroque.



Disc 1

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
1.   Chapter 1: Enter the Players 00:02:07
2.   Individuality 00:01:14
3.   Italy: The Cradle of the Baroque 00:01:34

Handel, George Frideric

  Concerto Grosso in B Minor, Op. 6, No. 12, HWV 330: III. Larghetto, e piano - Variatio
4.   Concerto Grosso in B Minor, Op. 6, No. 12, HWV 330: III. Larghetto, e piano - Variatio 00:03:46

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
5.   Instrumental Development and Choral Virtuosity 00:00:31

Bach, Johann Sebastian

  Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001: I. Adagio
6.   Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001: I. Adagio 00:03:27

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
7.   This change is especially dramatic… 00:00:17

Scarlatti, Domenico

  Keyboard Sonata in D Minor, K. 120/L.215/P.146: Allegrissimo
8.   Keyboard Sonata in D Minor, K. 120/L.215/P.146: Allegrissimo 00:04:11

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
9.   Many regard the choral music of J.S. Bach… 00:00:27

Bach, Johann Sebastian

  Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, BWV 51: Aria: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen!
10.   Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, BWV 51: Aria: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen! 00:04:39

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
11.   It's time now to go back to the early seventeenth century… 00:00:26

Allegri, Gregorio
Bible - Old Testament, lyricist(s)

  Il salmo Miserere mei Deus
12.   Il salmo Miserere mei Deus 00:10:13

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
13.   Chapter 2: The Beginnings – Italy 00:02:11

Gabrieli, Giovanni
Crees, Eric, arranger(s)

  Sacrae symphoniae: Sonata pian e forte a 8 (arr. E. Crees for brass)
14.   Sacrae symphoniae: Sonata pian e forte a 8 (arr. E. Crees for brass) 00:05:06

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
15.   The contribution to music of the next great Italian composer… 00:02:21

Monteverdi, Claudio
Bible, lyricist(s)

  Vespers of the Blessed Virgin: Domine ad adiuvandum
16.   Vespers of the Blessed Virgin: Domine ad adiuvandum 00:02:07

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
17.   When Monteverdi's patron died in 1612… 00:04:54

Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon

  Mein junges Leben hat ein End, SwWV 324
18.   Mein junges Leben hat ein End, SwWV 324 00:06:20

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
19.   As well as being an outstanding composer… 00:02:46

Certon, Pierre

  La, la, la, je ne l'ose dire
20.   La, la, la, je ne l'ose dire 00:02:08

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
21.   Well now, from the engaging work of A Minor composer… 00:02:10

Schutz, Heinrich
Bible - Old Testament, lyricist(s)

  Psalmen Davids sampt etlichen Moteten und Concerten, Op. 2: Jauchzet dem Herren, alle Welt, SWV 36, "Psalm 100"
22.   Psalmen Davids sampt etlichen Moteten und Concerten, Op. 2: Jauchzet dem Herren, alle Welt, SWV 36, "Psalm 100" 00:05:02

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
23.   In 1625 Schutz was stricken by the death of his wife… 00:03:07
24.   England 00:02:03

Lawes, William

  Royal Consort in D Major for 2 theorbos: V. Ecco
25.   Royal Consort in D Major for 2 theorbos: V. Ecco 00:02:59

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
26.   When civil war broke out in England… 00:00:54


Disc 2

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
1.   Chapter 3: The Fashion Spreads – Different Styles for Different Lands 00:00:42
2.   Development of Dance Suites 00:01:33
3.   Major, Minor and Modulation 00:01:41
4.   Italy: The Land of Song 00:03:48

Scarlatti, Alessandro

  O di Betlemme, altera poverta: Aria: L'Autor d'ogni mio bene
5.   O di Betlemme, altera poverta: Aria: L'Autor d'ogni mio bene 00:04:02

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
6.   The Violin 00:03:22

Stradella, Alessandro

  Sonata in D Major a 8 viole con una tromba: I. Allegro
7.   Sonata in D Major a 8 viole con una tromba: I. Allegro 00:01:28

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
8.   Stradella, incidentally, while not in the first division… 00:01:28
9.   Germany 00:01:53

Buxtehude, Dieterich
Bible / Lowen, Arnulf von, lyricist(s)

  Membra Jesu nostri, BuxWV 75: III. Ad manus: Quid sunt plagae istae
10.   Membra Jesu nostri, BuxWV 75: III. Ad manus: Quid sunt plagae istae 00:01:59

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
11.   Some years younger than Buxtehude was Johann Pachelbel… 00:00:56

Pachelbel, Johann

  Toccata in C Major
12.   Toccata in C Major 00:02:22

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
13.   France 00:03:19

Lully, Jean-Baptiste

  Benedictus: Benedictus
14.   Benedictus: Benedictus 00:04:11

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
15.   Less formal in his approach to composition… 00:00:48

Charpentier, Marc-Antoine

  Un flambeau, Jeanette-Isabelle, H. 460c
16.   Un flambeau, Janette, Isabelle!, H. 460c 00:03:24

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
17.   French Keyboard Music 00:04:05
18.   England 00:01:59

Purcell, Henry
Bible - Old Testament, lyricist(s)

  Hear my prayer, O Lord, Z. 15
19.   Hear my prayer, O Lord, Z. 15 00:02:50

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
20.   In 1683 came the first of Purcell's Odes for St Cecilia's Day… 00:01:53

Purcell, Henry
Tate, Nahum, lyricist(s)

  Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626, Act III: When I am laid in earth
21.   Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626, Act III: When I am laid in earth 00:03:48

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
22.   A few years later, at the end of the freezing winter of 1695… 00:00:44
23.   Chapter 4: Full Flower – High Baroque 00:01:38
24.   Italy 00:01:11

Corelli, Arcangelo

  Concerto Grosso in G Minor, Op. 6, No. 8, "Christmas Concerto": VI. Pastorale
25.   Concerto Grosso in G Minor, Op. 6, No. 8, "Christmas Concerto": VI. Pastorale 00:03:53

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
26.   Born near Bologna, Corelli began to learn the violin… 00:02:51

Vivaldi, Antonio

  Flute Concerto in D Major, Op. 10, No. 3, RV 428, "Il gardellino": I. Allegro
27.   Flute Concerto in D Major, Op. 10, No. 3, RV 428, "Il gardellino": I. Allegro 00:03:54

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
28.   It must have been the public thirst for novelty… 00:01:01

Vivaldi, Antonio
Bible - Old Testament, lyricist(s)

  Beatus vir in C Major, RV 597: Beatus vir qui timet Dominum
29.   Beatus vir in C Major, RV 597: Beatus vir qui timet Dominum 00:03:00

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
30.   It seems as if Vivaldi became restless… 00:00:58


Disc 3

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
1.   Baroque Concertos Beyond Vivaldi 00:07:26

Scarlatti, Domenico

  Keyboard Sonata in E Major, K.380/L.23/P.483: Andante comodo
2.   Keyboard Sonata in E Major, K.380/L.23/P.483: Andante comodo 00:05:03

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
3.   By contrast, the Sonata in D Major, K. 96 is much more rapid… 00:00:40

Scarlatti, Domenico

  Keyboard Sonata in D Major, K. 96/L.465/P.210: Allegrissimo
4.   Keyboard Sonata in D Major, K. 96/L.465/P.210: Allegrissimo 00:04:53

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
5.   Germany 00:01:46

Bach, Johann Sebastian

  Prelude and Fugue in G Major, BWV 550
6.   Prelude and Fugue in G Major, BWV 550 00:08:10

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
7.   Although he appeared to have been comfortable enough… 00:02:04

Bach, Johann Sebastian

  Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047: III. Allegro assai
8.   Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047: III. Allegro assai 00:02:40

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
9.   At least two of Bach's four Orchestral Suites… 00:01:39

Bach, Johann Sebastian

  The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue No. 16 in G Minor, BWV 861
10.   The Well - Tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue No. 16 in G Minor, BWV 861 00:03:29

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
11.   One vocal work to emerge from Bach's secular years… 00:00:31

Bach, Johann Sebastian

  Weichet nur, betrubte Schatten, BWV 202, "Wedding Cantata": Aria: Sich uben im Lieben
12.   Weichet nur, betrubte Schatten, BWV 202, "Wedding Cantata": Aria: Sich uben im Lieben 00:04:56

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
13.   It was on his return from a visit to Karlsbad… 00:04:28

Bach, Johann Sebastian
Bible - New Testament / Henrici, Christian Friedrich, lyricist(s)

  St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244, Part III: Chorus: Wir setzen uns mit Tranen nieder
14.   St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244, Part III: Chorus: Wir setzen uns mit Tranen nieder 00:06:34

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
15.   There were consolations in Bach's difficult time in Leipzig… 00:00:36

Bach, Johann Sebastian

  Keyboard Concerto in F Minor, BWV 1056: II. Largo
16.   Keyboard Concerto in F Minor, BWV 1056: II. Largo 00:02:58

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
17.   Towards the end of the seventeenth century… 00:02:33
18.   German Opera 00:04:48

Telemann, Georg Philipp

  Overture (Suite) in D Major, TWV 55:D15: VIII. Rejouissance
19.   Overture (Suite) in D Major, TWV 55:D15: VIII. Rejouissance 00:02:24

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
20.   Telemann has sometimes been accused of superficiality… 00:00:31


Disc 4

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
1.   France 00:02:26

Couperin, Francois

  Pieces de clavecin, Book 1: 1st Ordre in G Minor-major: Les Sentiments
2.   Pieces de clavecin, Book 1: 1st Ordre in G Minor - major: Les Sentiments 00:03:46

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
3.   Further on in the same suite… 00:00:13

Couperin, Francois

  Pieces de clavecin, Book 1: 1st Ordre in G Minor-major: La Manon
4.   Pieces de clavecin, Book 1: 1st Ordre in G Minor - major: La Manon 00:01:26

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
5.   In 1716, at the height of his fame and success… 00:02:44

Rameau, Jean-Philippe

  Abaris ou les Boreades: Gavotte pour les Fleures et les Zephirs
6.   Abaris ou les Boreades: Gavotte pour les Fleures et les Zephirs 00:03:43

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
7.   Unfortunately, the opera was never produced… 00:01:14

Rameau, Jean-Philippe

  Pieces de clavecin: Suite in E Minor (excerpts)
8.   VII. Musette en rondeau 00:03:06
9.   VIII. Tambourin 00:01:13

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
10.   England 00:02:52

Handel, George Frideric
Rossi, Giacomo, lyricist(s)

  Rinaldo, HWV 7, Act II: Aria: Lascia ch'io pianga
11.   Rinaldo, HWV 7, Act II: Aria: Lascia ch'io pianga 00:04:37

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
12.   Back in Hanover the following summer… 00:02:12

Handel, George Frideric
Gay, John, lyricist(s)

  Acis and Galatea, HWV 49, Act II: Aria: O ruddier than the cherry
13.   Acis and Galatea, HWV 49, Act II: Aria: O ruddier than the cherry 00:03:05

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
14.   Italian opera at this time was all the rage in London… 00:02:33

Handel, George Frideric

  Keyboard Suite No. 7 in G Minor, HWV 432: VI. Passacaille
15.   Keyboard Suite No. 7 in G Minor, HWV 432: VI. Passacaille 00:04:41

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
16.   As the public wearied of temperamental divas and castrati… 00:02:50

Handel, George Frideric
Bible - New Testament, lyricist(s)

  Messiah, HWV 56, Part I: For unto a child is born
17.   Messiah, HWV 56, Part I: For unto a child is born 00:04:06

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
18.   Strange to say, Messiah was not so well received… 00:01:34

Handel, George Frideric

  Concerto Grosso in D Minor, Op. 6, No. 10, HWV 328: VI. Allegro moderato
19.   Concerto Grosso in D Minor, Op. 6, No. 10, HWV 328: VI. Allegro moderato 00:01:42

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
20.   Handel surely sensed that the musical world… 00:04:44
21.   Coda 00:01:23

Total Playing Time: 04:32:00






Author(s):
Unger-Hamilton, Clive

Composer(s):
Allegri, Gregorio; Bach, Johann Sebastian; Buxtehude, Dieterich; Certon, Pierre; Charpentier, Marc-Antoine; Corelli, Arcangelo; Couperin, Francois; Gabrieli, Giovanni; Handel, George Frideric; Lawes, William; Lully, Jean-Baptiste; Monteverdi, Claudio; Pachelbel, Johann; Purcell, Henry; Rameau, Jean-Philippe; Scarlatti, Alessandro; Scarlatti, Domenico; Schutz, Heinrich; Stradella, Alessandro; Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon; Telemann, Georg Philipp; Vivaldi, Antonio

Lyricist(s):
Bible; Bible - New Testament; Bible - Old Testament; Gay, John; Henrici, Christian Friedrich; Lowen, Arnulf von; Rossi, Giacomo; Tate, Nahum

Arranger(s):
Crees, Eric

Conductor(s):
Antal, Matyas; Brembeck, Christian; Crees, Eric; Farnlof, Bertil; Fasolis, Diego; Kopelman, Jozef; Kovacs, Laszlo; Mallon, Kevin; Muller-Bruhl, Helmut; Niquet, Herve; Oberfrank, Geza; Summerly, Jeremy; Terey-Smith, Mary; Ward, Nicholas

Orchestra(s):
Capella Istropolitana; Capella Savaria; Cologne Chamber Orchestra; Failoni Orchestra, Budapest; Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra; Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia; Northern Chamber Orchestra; Scholars Baroque Ensemble

Ensemble(s):
Accademia Instrumentale Italiana; Aradia Ensemble; Bourrasque Ensemble; Camerata Budapest; London Symphony Brass; Rose Consort of Viols, The; Scholars Baroque Ensemble; Sonatori de la Gioiosa Marca; Westra Aros Pipers

Choir(s):
Concert Spirituel Chorus; Hungarian Festival Choir; Oxford Camerata; Oxford Schola Cantorum; Radio Svizzera Choir, Lugano

Artist(s):
Amps, Kym; Asch, David van; Bessette, Tracy Smith; Boog, Maya; Christie, James David; Cummings, Laurence; Dael, Lucy van; Drahos, Bela; Hellstrom-Farnlof, Lena; Heringman, Jacob; Hoeren, Harald; Jando, Jeno; Kertesi, Ingrid; Miller, David; Rowland, Gilbert; Rubsam, Wolfgang; Schuster, Jurgen; Stelmacovich, Christine; Szokolay, Balazs; Wagner, Friederike

Reader(s):
Comberti, Sebastian

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Chamber Music; Choral - Sacred; Concertos; Instrumental; Non-Fiction; Opera; Orchestral; Vocal; Wind Ensemble/Band Music

Period: Baroque; Renaissance

Catalogue No: NA495912

Barcode: 9789626349595

Physical Release: 05/2009

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