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Instrumental to the Baroque

Catherine Bott chairs a round-table discussion about how period performance practice, and our perception of it, has developed since the somewhat experimental days of the early music 'revival' in the 1960s, and the impact it has had on music-making across the board.

She is joined by violinists with very different musical backgrounds: Alison Bury, who has been a member, leader and soloist with some of the best-known ensembles on the circuit, including the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the London Baroque Solists; Bjarte Eike, a Danish musician whose own ensemble Baroque Fever has performed to great acclaim all over Europe; and Daniel Hope, a very experienced international soloist and chamber musician, who has performed and recorded a huge range of repertoire from Schnittke to Bach.

With many examples taken from CD, Catherine also asks how the ideas of early music practitioners and ensembles have developed in recent years. Just how far have ideas about performance style grown since the 1960s and what impact have these ideas had on non-period instrument performers?

Locke: Suite for 4 viols (Sarabanda)
Concentus Musicus Wien
TELDEC 4509 97942-2 Disc 2 Track 25

Falconieri: Ciaccona
Daniel Hope (violin)
Jonathan Cohen (cello)
Kristian Bezuidenhout (harpsichord)
Stefan Maass, Stephan Rath (lute/theorbo)
Hans-Kristian Kjos Sorensen (percussion)
Soloists from the Chamber Orchestra of Europe
DG 477 8094 Track 1

Bach: Canata: Erfreut euch, ihr Herzen, BWV66 (Duet: Ich furchte zwar des Grabes Finsternissen) - excerpt
Alison Bury (violin)
Daniel Taylor (alto)
James Gilchrist (tenor)
The English Baroque Soloists
John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)
SOLI DEI GLORIA SDG 128 Disc 1 Track 22

Matteis: Ciaccona
Daniel Hope (violin)
Jonathan Cohen (cello)
Kristian Bezuidenhout (harpsichord)
Stefan Maass, Stephan Rath (lute/theorbo)
Hans-Kristian Kjos Sorensen (percussion)
Soloists from the Chamber Orchestra of Europe
DG 477 8094 Track 6

Vivaldi: Concerto for violin and strings, RV297 (L'Inverno) - 3rd mvt
Alice Harnoncourt (violin)
Concentus Musicus Wien
Nikolaus Harnoncourt (conductor)
TELDEC 0630 13572-2 Disc 1 Track 12

Westhoff: Imitazione del liuto
Daniel Hope (violin)
Stefan Maass, Stephan Rath (lute/theorbo)
DG 477 8094 Track 23

Corelli: Sonata da camera a 3, Op 4 No 4
Baroque Fever: Bjarte Eike, Peter Spissky (violins)
Thomas Pitt (cello)
Allan Rasmussen (harpsichord)
Not Available Commercially

Bach: Partita for solo violin in B minor, BWV1002 (Double No 3)
Sigiswald Kuijken (violin)
EDITIO CLASSICA GD 77043 Disc 1 Track 10

Bach: Concerto in E for violin, strings and continuo, BWV1042 (Adagio)
Simon Standage (violin)
The English Concert
Trevor Pinnock (director)
ARCHIV 413 634-2 Disc 3 Track 5.

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Sun 6 Dec 2009 13:00
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