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    Baroque and other early bits

    Anything from about 1600 to1760 ish counts as Baroque according to this definition

    http://www.baroquemusic.org/bardefn.html

    Post your choices as well.





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    If I could add a video to add to this thread, I would.
    I'd like to comment that music of this era is very fascinating for me.
    When you see what Europe's humanity was doing at this time in history,
    all this musical technology reveals the creative interests and dedication to creativity,
    and the music itself reveals the psychology of society.
    I think of the hundreds of years of dark, high contrast paintings, some copying the Sistine Chapel,
    when modern cleaning reveals the bright, almost primary colours the original artist used.
    Musical compositions can't be like that. You either play the notes as written on the designated instruments,
    or it's just not the same.

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    An interesting treatment of the Spring movement from Vivaldi's Four Season performed by the Baroque Quartet Red Priest

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    Love that Rob, must look for some more of their stuff. Found their website which has 2 free downloads 4 Seasons spring and Winter

    http://redpriest.bandzoogle.com/fr_home.cfm

    Meantime, todays offerings





    A little earlier work, fairly well known but I really like this rendering.
    Last edited by Dorsetmike; Mar-09-2012 at 21:54.
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    I really enjoyed the rendition of Pur ti miro. Thanks for posting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoneBaroque View Post
    An interesting treatment of the Spring movement from Vivaldi's Four Season performed by the Baroque Quartet Red Priest
    I was advised to check this ens out a few months ago and forgot about it, they certainly have an individual approach to old Viv
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    Thomas Tomkins


    Bit windy this one! Trabaci Gagliarda


    Telemann, Concerto in D, baroque trumpet.
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    One of my favourite pieces of Monteverdi, performed by the Salisbury choir and organ

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    I first heard Red Priest about four years ago. They have played their recordings on a number of occasions. They do have a refreshing approach to their interpretations. In their Autumn movenent of Four Seasons they even work in a quotation form God Save The queen.
    The only reason for time is to prevent everything from happening at once - Albert Einstein

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    This is beautiful



    I like this too


    And a bit of Vivaldi
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    Enjoyed the selections. The bit windy one reminds me of early positiv organs
    ....To play only what is written is the domain of science. To realize what is not written is the domain of art."
    - Jean Langlais

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    Some Rameau



    Thomas Arne, Harpsichord Concerto No 5 in G minor, English Concert Pinnock, this should be broadcast - often, glorious!

    2 videos, movements 1&2 longish (minute or so) silence at the end of both videos



    Movements 3 & 4

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    Not heard this one before



    Video of San Francisco City hall, to William Boyce's Symphony No 3



    Orlando Gibbons Fantasia

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    Back to William Boyce, the first work does get some air time, but I can't understand how so much of his other work seems to be ignored even in UK. I do notice from the Youtube videoa that quite a few of his works do get performed by various school orchestras some better than others!

    Symphony No4


    Overture for St Cecillia's day


    Concerto Grosso in E minor (love the second & fourth movements)
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    Remembering the comment by Bill re the Pur ti Miro I had a hunt round and found this

    Part 1 of a 6 part series


    Part 2,


    The other parts are listed alongside.
    Cheers MIKE.

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