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Baroque Spring: Live from MediaCity

Duration:
58 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 03 March 2013

Catherine Bott launches Radio 3's month-long Baroque Spring season live from MediaCity UK in Salford. Laurence Cummings directs The English Concert in music by Handel, Bach, Purcell and Vivaldi, all of whom will feature as Composer of the Week during this focus on the Baroque.

Throughout March, Radio 3 is celebrating all things Baroque, with a season of music, live discussion, masterclasses, comedy and poetry put together to bring alive one of the most significant periods of musical development and discovery.

Music Played

4 items
  • Image for Antonio Vivaldi

    Antonio Vivaldi Concerto for Four Violins & Cello in B minor, RV.580

    Performers: Nadja Zwiener, Persephone Gibbs, Sophie Barber, Therese Timoney (violins), Joseph Crouch (cello), The English Concert, Laurence Cummings (harpsichord/director)

  • Image for Henry Purcell

    Henry Purcell Chacony in G minor, Z.730

    Performers: The English Concert, Laurence Cummings (harpsichord/director)

  • Image for Johann Sebastian Bach

    Johann Sebastian Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.6 in B flat major, BWV.1051

    Performers: The English Concert, Laurence Cummings (harpsichord/director)

  • Image for George Frideric Handel

    George Frideric Handel Concerto Grosso in A major, Op.6 No.11

    Performers: The English Concert, Laurence Cummings (harpsichord/director)

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