January 2010

#10-05 (01/25/10)

Spotlight on the Netherlands: Odes and Motets I

Henry Purcell's exquisite Ode for St. Cecilia's Day with the Innsbruck Festival Chorus directed by Timothy Brown. We continue our long and fruitful association with our partners at Radio Netherlands in presenting a series of concerts from the 2009 Holland Festival of Early Music at Utrecht. The RNW web site provides more in-depth information about the music and performers we hear as well as more information about the festival (www.rnmusic.nl). The primary theme for 2009 was the 250th anniversary of the death of Handel and the 350th of the birth of Purcell. RNW has also prepared a short YouTube video introduction to the festival for this year: www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8gw2qGUaBw

Composer: Henry Purcell 1659-1695

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#10-04 (01/18/10)

Spotlight on the Netherlands: La Resurrezione II

Concluding this early work performed by La Risonanza directed by Fabio Bonizzoni. We continue our long and fruitful association with our partners at Radio Netherlands in presenting a series of concerts from the 2009 Holland Festival of Early Music at Utrecht. The RNW web site provides more in-depth information about the music and performers we hear as well as more information about the festival (www.rnmusic.nl). The primary theme for 2009 was the 250th anniversary of the death of Handel and the 350th of the birth of Purcell. RNW has also prepared a short YouTube video introduction to the festival for this year: www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8gw2qGUaBw

Composer: RICH HÄNDEL (1685-1759)

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#10-03 (01/11/10)

Spotlight on the Netherlands: La Resurrezione I

Handel's first oratorio and one of his earliest masterpieces (1708). We continue our long and fruitful association with our partners at Radio Netherlands in presenting a series of concerts from the 2009 Holland Festival of Early Music at Utrecht. The RNW web site provides more in-depth information about the music and performers we hear as well as more information about the festival (www.rnmusic.nl). The primary theme for 2009 was the 250th anniversary of the death of Handel and the 350th of the birth of Purcell. RNW has also prepared a short YouTube video introduction to the festival for this year: www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8gw2qGUaBw

Composer: GEORG FRIEDRICH HÄNDEL (1685-1759):

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#10-02 (01/04/10)

Spotlight on the Netherlands: English Song before Handel

Soprano Carolyn Sampson and theorbo soloist Elizabeth Kenny take us from Henry Lawes to Purcell. We continue our long and fruitful association with our partners at Radio Netherlands in presenting a series of concerts from the 2009 Holland Festival of Early Music at Utrecht. The RNW web site provides more in-depth information about the music and performers we hear as well as more information about the festival (www.rnmusic.nl). The primary theme for 2009 was the 250th anniversary of the death of Handel and the 350th of the birth of Purcell. RNW has also prepared a short YouTube video introduction to the festival for this year: www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8gw2qGUaBw

Composer: Henry Lawes 1596-1662, Matthew Locke 1621/22-1677, Henry Purcell 1659-1695, Robert de Visée ca. 1650 - 1725

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#10-01 (01/03/10)

The Norwegian Baroque

Before some weeks of Handel and the Italians, we turn to Georg van Bertouch (1668-1743), a German warrior who came to Oslo (where he took over the Akershus Castle), and created the "modern" music scene in Norway; and young trumpet soloist Tine Thing Helseth, whose new recording includes concertos by Albinoni. These programs are made possible in part by support from the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Washington, D.C. For more information about Norwegian cultural events in the United States or for travel and tourist information, you may consult: www.norway.org

Composer: Georg van Bertouch (1668-1743)

CD Info: CD TOCC 0006, CD PSC 1292





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