Ensemble Gaudior (directed by violinist Alexandra MacCracken) and The Friends of Fasch (directed by harpsichordist Thomas MacCracken) present a program of German baroque music, opening with 17th-century works for five-part string ensemble by Rosenmüller and Muffat and continuing with 18th-century chamber sonatas and concertos for wind instruments by Telemann, Schickhardt, and (of course) Johann Friedrich […]
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Greek myth celebrates the human condition. None better expresses the triumph of mankind than story of the wily and courageous Odysseus (Ulysses). Orpheus the musician was an obvious choice for the first operas, but The Odyssey perhaps better mirrors the Baroque focal shift from the immortal to the earthly. Composed during Monteverdi’s last decade, Ulisse’s […]
Special guest Paul O’Dette will direct TENET in a concert from Claudio Monteverdi’s “Madrigals of War and Love” (Madrigali Guerreri ed Amorosi). Published in 1638, this collection represents 30 years of Monteverdi’s work in the new stile concitato (“agitated style”). These works intimately connect the poetry of Petrarch, Tasso, Guarini, Rinuccini and others to the music through […]
Program: All pieces by Dieterich Buxtehude (1637-1707) * Sonata in D major for viola da gamba, cello, and basso continuo * Fugue in C major for organ * Sonata in F major for 2 violins, viola da gamba, and basso continuo * Membra Jesu nostri (a cycle of 7 short cantatas, each one a meditation […]