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Katie Derham highlights some masterworks of the Baroque as part of Baroque Spring. Today Bach's monumental The Art of Fugue is heard in a performance given at the Benedictine Abbey of Melk, perched high on the cliffs above the river Danube. Before that, some jewel-like keyboard miniatures of Francois Couperin are juxtaposed with Ravel's homage to him in an unbroken sequence played by the French pianist, Alexandre Tharaud in the imposing cathedral in Gerona with its magnificent views of Catalonia.

2pm
Couperin Les barricades mystérieuses
Ravel Prélude, from 'Le tombeau de Couperin'
Couperin La logivière
Ravel Fugue, from 'Le tombeau de Couperin'
Couperin Les jumelles
Ravel Forlane, from 'Le tombeau de Couperin'
Couperin Les roseaux
Ravel Rigaudon, from 'Le tombeau de Couperin'
Couperin Le tic-toc-choc, ou Les maillotins
Ravel Menuet, from 'Le tombeau de Couperin'
Couperin Le carillon de Cithère
Ravel Toccata, from 'Le tombeau de Couperin'
Couperin Les barricades mystérieuses
Alexandre Tharaud (piano

2.45pm
Michel P. de Montéclair (1667-1737)
Concerto No. 1 for Flute and Basso Continuo
Brian Berryman (flute solo), Ratsmusik, Hamburg

3pm
Telemann Singende Geographie, TWV 25:1, for soprano and basso continuo
Tanya Aspelmeier (soprano) Ratsmusik, Hamburg

3.10pm
Bach The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080
Ensemble La Dolcezza , Wolfgang Glüxam (harpsichord).

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2 hours, 30 minutes

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