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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.   Play with flash player Chapter 1: Enter the Players 00:02:07
2.   Play with flash player Individuality 00:01:14
3.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player Instrumental Development and Choral Virtuosity 00:00:31

Bach, Johann Sebastian

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

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

Scarlatti, Domenico

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

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
9.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, BWV 51: Aria: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen! 00:04:39

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
11.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player Il salmo Miserere mei Deus 00:10:13

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
13.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player Sacrae symphoniae: Sonata pian e forte a 8 (arr. E. Crees for brass) 00:05:06

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

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

  Vespers of the Blessed Virgin: Domine ad adiuvandum
16.   Play with flash player Vespers of the Blessed Virgin: Domine ad adiuvandum 00:02:07

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

Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon

  Mein junges Leben hat ein End, SwWV 324
18.   Play with flash player Mein junges Leben hat ein End, SwWV 324 00:06:20

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

Certon, Pierre

  La, la, la, je ne l'ose dire
20.   Play with flash player La, la, la, je ne l'ose dire 00:02:08

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

Schütz, 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.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player In 1625 Schutz was stricken by the death of his wife… 00:03:07
24.   Play with flash player England 00:02:03

Lawes, William

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

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


Disc 2

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

Scarlatti, Alessandro

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

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
6.   Play with flash player The Violin 00:03:22

Stradella, Alessandro

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

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
8.   Play with flash player Stradella, incidentally, while not in the first division… 00:01:28
9.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player Membra Jesu nostri, BuxWV 75: III. Ad manus: Quid sunt plagae istae 00:01:59

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

Pachelbel, Johann

  Toccata in C Major
12.   Play with flash player Toccata in C Major 00:02:22

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
13.   Play with flash player France 00:03:19

Lully, Jean-Baptiste

  Benedictus: Benedictus
14.   Play with flash player Benedictus: Benedictus 00:04:11

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

Charpentier, Marc-Antoine

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

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

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

  Hear my prayer, O Lord, Z. 15
19.   Play with flash player Hear my prayer, O Lord, Z. 15 00:02:50

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
20.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player Dido and Aeneas, Z. 626, Act III: When I am laid in earth 00:03:48

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

Corelli, Arcangelo

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

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
26.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player Beatus vir in C Major, RV 597: Beatus vir qui timet Dominum 00:03:00

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


Disc 3

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
1.   Play with flash player Baroque Concertos Beyond Vivaldi 00:07:26

Scarlatti, Domenico

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

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
3.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player Keyboard Sonata in D Major, K. 96/L.465/P.210: Allegrissimo 00:04:53

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
5.   Play with flash player Germany 00:01:46

Bach, Johann Sebastian

  Prelude and Fugue in G Major, BWV 550
6.   Play with flash player Prelude and Fugue in G Major, BWV 550 00:08:10

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
7.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F Major, BWV 1047: III. Allegro assai 00:02:40

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
9.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player Weichet nur, betrubte Schatten, BWV 202, "Wedding Cantata": Aria: Sich uben im Lieben 00:04:56

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
13.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244, Part III: Chorus: Wir setzen uns mit Tranen nieder 00:06:34

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
15.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player Keyboard Concerto in F Minor, BWV 1056: II. Largo 00:02:58

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

Telemann, Georg Philipp

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

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


Disc 4

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
1.   Play with flash player France 00:02:26

Couperin, François

  Pieces de clavecin, Book 1: 1st Ordre in G Minor-Major: Les Sentiments
2.   Play with flash player Pieces de clavecin, Book 1: 1st Ordre in G Minor - Major: Les Sentiments 00:03:46

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

Couperin, François

  Pieces de clavecin, Book 1: 1st Ordre in G Minor-Major: La Manon
4.   Play with flash player Pieces de clavecin, Book 1: 1st Ordre in G Minor - Major: La Manon 00:01:26

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

Rameau, Jean-Philippe

  Abaris ou les Boréades: Gavotte pour les Fleures et les Zephirs
6.   Play with flash player Abaris ou les Boréades: Gavotte pour les Fleures et les Zephirs 00:03:43

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

Rameau, Jean-Philippe

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

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
10.   Play with flash player England 00:02:52

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

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

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
12.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player Acis and Galatea, HWV 49, Act II: Aria: O ruddier than the cherry 00:03:05

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
14.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player Keyboard Suite No. 7 in G Minor, HWV 432: VI. Passacaille 00:04:41

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
16.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player Messiah, HWV 56, Part I: For unto a child is born 00:04:06

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
18.   Play with flash player 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.   Play with flash player Concerto Grosso in D Minor, Op. 6, No. 10, HWV 328: VI. Allegro moderato 00:01:42

  Discover Music of the Baroque Era
20.   Play with flash player Handel surely sensed that the musical world… 00:04:44
21.   Play with flash player 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, 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):
Capella Istropolitana; Capella Savaria; Cologne Chamber Orchestra; Failoni Orchestra, Budapest; Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra; Nicolaus Esterházy 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, 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

Reader(s):
Comberti, Sebastian

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

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

Period: Baroque; Renaissance

Catalogue No: NA495912

Barcode: 9789626349595

Release Date: 05/2009

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