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Queen Christina

Sunday 25 September 2005 13:00-14:00 (Radio 3)

Queen Christina of Sweden was one of the most important patrons of the arts in the 17th century, and during her brief reign as Swedish sovereign she introduced her country to the riches of European culture.

Catherine Bott looks more closely at Christina's colourful and eventful life, and plays music that would have been heard by her and her entourage on their journey from Sweden to Italy.

Duration:

1 hour

Playlist

Albrici: Sonata a 5, 2 Trombette, 2 Violoni con fagotto
Crispian Steele-Perkins and Stephen Keavy, trumpets
The Parley of Instruments
Hyperion CDA66255 tracks 5 & 6

From Cecconi’s collection: Anon: E bugiardo chi dice
Susanna Ryden, soprano
The Stockholm Baroque Ensemble
Classical Caprice Records CAP21734 track6

Albrici: Sinfonia a 2
The Stockholm Baroque Ensemble
Classical Caprice Records CAP21734 track 3


Cesti: from the opera L’Argia: Fuggi pur; Pieta Numi
Susanna Ryden and Stockholm Baroque Ensemble
Classical Caprice Records CAP21734 Tracks 10 & 11

Carissimi: Motet: Desiderata nobis
Consortium Carissimi / Vittorio Zanon organ/harpsichord
Naxos 8.555075 track 6

Pasquini: Sonata a due bassi
Tragicomedia
Harmonia Mundi HMU907294 Tracks 15 – 17

Marazolli: Sinfonia e Prologo “L’Aurora”
from the opera La Vita Humana
Susanna Ryden and Stockholm Baroque Ensemble
Classical Caprice Records CAP21734 Track 1

Corelli: Sonata for strings Op.1 no 3 in A major
The Purcell Quartet
Chandos CHAN0692 CD1 tracks 9 – 12

Stradella: From “Il duello” or “La Serenata”: Aria
Susanna Ryden and Stockholm Baroque Ensemble.
Classical Caprice Records CAP21734
Tracks 17 & 18

Alessandro Scarlatti: Maddalena:
Aria Bell’honor di Primavera; Sinfonia; Recit.
Gloria Banditelli, contralto
Europa Galante
Fabio Biondi, director/violin
Opus OPS3096 tracks 50-52




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