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Discover Music of the Baroque Era

The 'Discover' series opens the door to key areas of classical music. Through a combination of illustrative music tracks and a richly filled booklet, the exploration is both revealing and enjoyable.

Includes music by Bach, Handel, Scarlatti, Buxtehude, Pachelbel, Lully, Purcell, Corelli, Vivaldi, Charpentier and many others.
Author: Clive Unger-Hamilton
2 CDs with 140-page booklet:

  • 20,000-word essay
  • Timeline of events in music, history, art & literature
  • illustrated throughout

Grandiose and glamorous, Baroque music stands alone, written to glorify the finest courts of Europe, in Italy, France, Germany, England, Austria and even far-flung Spain. 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 two accompanying CDs containing seventy minutes of masterpieces – both favourites and rarities – that give a true flavour of what there is to discover in the glorious Age of Baroque.



Disc 1

Handel, George Frideric

  Concerto grosso in B Minor, Op. 6, No. 12: III. Larghetto, e piano - Variatio
1.   Play with flash player Concerto grosso in B Minor, Op. 6 No. 12: III. Larghetto, e piano - Variatio 00:03:42

Bach, Johann Sebastian

  Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001: I. Adagio
2.   Play with flash player Violin Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001: I. Adagio 00:03:23

Scarlatti, Domenico

  Keyboard Sonata in D Minor, K.120/L.215/P.146: Allegrissimo
3.   Play with flash player Keyboard Sonata in D Minor, K.120/L.215/P.146: Allegrissimo 00:04:07

Bach, Johann Sebastian

  Cantata, BWV 51: Aria, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen
4.   Play with flash player Cantata, BWV 51: Aria, Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen 00:04:34

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

  Miserere mei
5.   Play with flash player Miserere mei 00:10:10

Gabrieli, Giovanni
Crees, Eric, arranger(s)

  Sacrae symphoniae: Sonata pian e forte a 8 (arr. E. Crees for brass)
6.   Play with flash player Sacrae symphoniae: Sonata pian e forte a 8 (arr. E. Crees for brass) 00:05:04

Monteverdi, Claudio
Bible - New Testament / Bible - Old Testament, lyricist(s)

  Vespers of the Blessed Virgin: Domine ad adiuvandum
7.   Play with flash player Vespers of the Blessed Virgin: Domine ad adiuvandum 00:02:04

Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon

  Variations on Mein junges Leben hat ein End
8.   Play with flash player Variations on Mein junges Leben hat ein End 00:06:17

Certon, Pierre

  La, la, la, je ne l'ose dire
9.   Play with flash player La, la, la, je ne l'ose dire 00:02:03

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

  Der 100. Psalm, SW 36, "Jauchzet dem Herren, alle Welt"
10.   Play with flash player Der 100. Psalm, SWV 36, "Jauchzet dem Herren, alle Welt" 00:05:02

Lawes, William

  Royal Consort in D Major for two theorbos: Ecco
11.   Play with flash player Royal Consort in D Major for two theorbos: Ecco 00:02:54

Scarlatti, Alessandro

  Cantata, Oh di Betlemme altera poverta: Aria, L'Autor d'ogni mio bene
12.   Play with flash player Cantata, Oh di Betlemme altera poverta: Aria, L'Autor d'ogni mio bene 00:03:54

Stradella, Alessandro

  Sonata in D Major a 8 viole con una tromba: I. Allegro
13.   Play with flash player Sonata in D Major a 8 viole con una tromba: I. Allegro 00:01:24

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

  Membra Jesu nostri, Part III. Ad manus: Quid sunt plagae istae
14.   Play with flash player Membra Jesu nostri, Part III. Ad manus: Quid sunt plagae istae 00:01:57

Pachelbel, Johann

  Toccata in C Major
15.   Play with flash player Toccata in C Major 00:02:20

Lully, Jean-Baptiste

  Benedictus: I. Benedictus
16.   Play with flash player Benedictus: I. Benedictus 00:04:07

Charpentier, Marc-Antoine

  Noel: Un flambeau, Janette, Isabelle!
17.   Play with flash player Noel: Un flambeau, Janette, Isabelle! 00:03:19

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

  Hear my prayer, O Lord
18.   Play with flash player Hear my prayer, O Lord 00:02:46

Purcell, Henry
Tate, Nahum, lyricist(s)

  Dido and Aeneas: When I am laid in earth (Dido's Lament)
19.   Play with flash player Dido and Aeneas: When I am laid in earth (Dido's Lament) 00:03:43

Corelli, Arcangelo

  Concerto grosso in G Minor, Op. 6 No. 8, "Christmas Concerto": II. Pastorale
20.   Play with flash player Concerto Grosso in G Minor, Op. 6 No. 8, "Christmas Concerto": II. Pastorale 00:03:53


Disc 2

Vivaldi, Antonio

  Flute Concerto in D Major, Op. 10, No. 3, RV 428, "Il gardellino": I. Allegro
1.   Play with flash player Flute Concerto in D Major, Op. 10, No. 3, RV 428, "Il gardellino": I. Allegro 00:03:47

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

  Beatus vir, RV 597: Beatus vir qui timet Dominum
2.   Play with flash player Beatus vir, RV 597: Beatus vir qui timet Dominum 00:02:58

Scarlatti, Domenico

  Keyboard Sonata in E Major, K.380/L.23/P.483: Andante comodo
3.   Play with flash player Keyboard Sonata in E Major, K.380/L.23/P.483: Andante comodo 00:05:02
  Keyboard Sonata in D Major, K.96/L.465/P.210: Allegrissimo
4.   Play with flash player Keyboard Sonata in D Major, K.96/L.465/P.210: Allegrissimo 00:04:31

Bach, Johann Sebastian

  Prelude and Fugue in G Major, BWV 550
5.   Play with flash player Prelude and Fugue in G Major, BWV 550 00:08:07
  Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047: III. Allegro assai
6.   Play with flash player Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047: III. Allegro assai 00:02:38
  The Well-tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue in G Minor, BWV 861
7.   Play with flash player The Well - tempered Clavier, Book 1: Prelude and Fugue in G Minor, BWV 861 00:03:25
  Weichet nur, betrubte Schatten, BWV 202, "Wedding Cantata": Aria, Sich uben im Lieben
8.   Play with flash player Weichet nur, betrubte Schatten, BWV 202, "Wedding Cantata": Aria, Sich uben im Lieben 00:04:49

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

  St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244: Chorus, Wir setzen uns mit Tranen nieder
9.   Play with flash player St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244: Chorus, Wir setzen uns mit Tranen nieder 00:06:30

Bach, Johann Sebastian

  Harpsichord Concerto in F Minor, BWV 1056: II. Largo
10.   Play with flash player Harpsichord Concerto in F Minor, BWV 1056: II. Largo 00:02:52

Telemann, Georg Philipp

  Overture (Suite) in D Major, TWV 55 D15: Rejouissance
11.   Play with flash player Overture (Suite) in D Major, TWV 55 D15: Rejouissance 00:02:20

Couperin, François

  Pieces de clavecin, Book 1: 1st Ordre: Les Sentimens
12.   Play with flash player Pieces de clavecin, Book 1: 1st Ordre: Les Sentimens 00:03:43
13.   Play with flash player Pieces de clavecin, Book 1: 1st Ordre: La Manon 00:01:24

Rameau, Jean-Philippe

  Abaris ou Les Boréades (Suite and Dances): Gavotte pour les Fleurs et les Zephirs
14.   Play with flash player Abaris ou Les Boréades (Suite and Dances): Gavotte pour les Fleurs et les Zephirs 00:03:39
  Pieces de clavecin: Musette en rondeau from Suite in E Minor-Major
15.   Play with flash player Pieces de clavecin: Mussette en rondeau from Suite in E Minor - Major 00:03:06
16.   Play with flash player Pieces de clavecin: Tambourin from Suite in E Minor - Major 00:01:07

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

  Rinaldo: Aria, Lascia ch'io pianga (Almirena)
17.   Play with flash player Rinaldo: Aria, Lascia ch'io pianga (Almirena) 00:04:33

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

  Acis and Galatea: Aria: O ruddier than the cherry
18.   Play with flash player Acis and Galatea: Aria: O ruddier than the cherry 00:03:01

Handel, George Frideric

  Harpsichord Suite No. 7 in G Minor, HWV 432: VI. Passacaille
19.   Play with flash player Harpsichord Suite No. 7 in G Minor, HWV 432: VI. Passacaille 00:04:38

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

  Messiah: Chorus, For unto us a child is born
20.   Play with flash player Messiah: Chorus, For unto us a child is born 00:04:02

Handel, George Frideric

  Concerto grosso in D Minor, Op. 6, No. 10: VI. Allegro moderato
21.   Play with flash player Concerto grosso in D Minor, Op. 6, No. 10: VI. Allegro moderato 00:01:40

Total Playing Time: 02:34:35






Composer(s):
Allegri, Gregorio; Bach, Johann Sebastian; Buxtehude, Dieterich; Certon, Pierre; Charpentier, Marc-Antoine; Corelli, Arcangelo; Couperin, François; Gabrieli, Giovanni; Handel, George Frideric; Lawes, William; Lully, Jean-Baptiste; Monteverdi, Claudio; Pachelbel, Johann; Purcell, Henry; Rameau, Jean-Philippe; Scarlatti, Alessandro; Scarlatti, Domenico; Schütz, 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):
Antál, Mátyás; Brembeck, Christian; Crees, Eric; Farnlof, Bertil; Fasolis, Diego; Kopelman, Jozef; Kovács, László; Mallon, Kevin; Müller-Brühl, Helmut; Niquet, Hervé; Oberfrank, Geza; Summerly, Jeremy; Terey-Smith, Mary; Ward, Nicholas

Orchestra(s):
Budapest Failoni Chamber Orchestra; Capella Istropolitana; Capella Savaria; Cologne Chamber Orchestra; Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra; Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia; Northern Chamber Orchestra

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, Béla; Hellstrom-Farnlof, Lena; Heringman, Jacob; Hoeren, Harald; Jandó, Jenő; Kertesi, Ingrid; Miller, David; Rowland, Gilbert; Rübsam, Wolfgang; Schuster, Jürgen; Stelmacovich, Christine; Szokolay, Balázs; Wagner, Friederike

Label: Naxos Educational

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

Period: Baroque; Renaissance

Catalogue No: 8.558160-61

Barcode: 0636943816028

Release Date: 03/2005

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