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The Baroque Theatre of Cesky Krumlov

Lucie Skeaping and theatre historian Iain Mackintosh visit the Baroque theatre at Cesky Krumlov castle in the Czech Republic.

Lucie Skeaping visits the Baroque Theatre of Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic, where she is given a guided tour of the auditorium, backstage areas and museum by the theatre historian Iain Mackintosh. The theatre - part of Cesky Krumlov castle - was built in 1766 to celebrate the wedding of Prince Adam von Schwarzenburg, and is recognised as arguably the best-preserved example of baroque theatre spaces in Europe. The original trompe l'oeil painting throughout is quite breathtaking, and the detailed set designs, costumes and working machinery are remarkable. Music is taken from disc, and includes works by Vivaldi, Scarlatti, Rameau, Zach, Myslivecek, Tuma and Mozart.

First broadcast in March 2009.

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34 minutes

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Sun 24 Mar 2013 13:00

Music Played

  • František Ignác Tuma

    Partita in A minor [2nd movement - Andante] (excerpt)

    Performers: Antiquarius Consort Praga

    • ARTA CLASSICS.
    • F10093.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Armida al camp d'Egitto RV.699-A [Sinfonia] (excerpt)

    Performers: Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini (director)

    • NAÏVE.
    • OP 30415.
  • Jan Zach

    Sinfonia in G [1st movement – Allegro non tanto]

    Performers: Capella Sancta Caecilia

    • ARTA CLASSICS.
    • F10033.
  • Myslivicek, Josef

    Quintet No.6 in B flat [2nd movement – Largo]

    Performers: Pro Arte Antiqua Prague

    • ARTA CLASSICS.
    • F1 0071-2.
  • Zach

    Sinfonia in G [3rd movement – Menuett] (excerpt)

    Performers: Capella Sancta Caecilia

    • ARTA CLASSICS.
    • F10033.
  • Antoine Forqueray

    Le Leclair [2nd Divertissement] (excerpt)

    Performers: Charivari Agréable Simfonie

    • SIGNUM.
    • SIGCD 008.
  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Premier & Deuxième airs des Matelots [Hippolyte et Aricie] (excerpt)

    Performers: Les Arts Florissants, William Christie (conductor)

    • ERATO.
    • 3984-26129-2.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Aria: 'Dalle superne sfere lieto, Imeneo, discendi' [from Andromeda Liberata]

    Performers: Anna Bonitatibus (soprano), Venice Baroque Orchestra, Andrea Marcon (director)

    • ARCHIV.
    • 477 0982.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    "Der Vogelfänger bin ich ja" [from 'Die Zauberflöte']

    Performers: Gerald Finley (Papageno), The English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)

    • ARCHIV.
    • 449 166-2.
  • Domenico Scarlatti

    "Vorrestim si, vorresti" [Scritte con falso inganno]

    Performers: Patrizia Ciofi (soprano), Il Complesso Barocco, Alan Curtis (conductor)

    • VIRGIN VERITAS.
    • 545 546-2.
  • Nicola Porpora

    Or che d'orrido Verno [Sinfonia]

    Performers: Auser Musici, Carlo Ipata (director)

    • HYPERION.
    • CDA 67621.
  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Argippo [Overture]

    Performers: Baroque Ensemble Hof-Musici, Ondrej Macek (director)

    • Live recording made at Cesky Krumlov Baroque Theatre, Oct 2008.
  • Alessandro Scarlatti

    L'amor Generoso [Closing scene]

    Performers: Cappella Accademica, Ondrej Macek (director)

    • Live recording made at Cesky Krumlov Baroque Theatre, Jun 2002.
  • František Ignác Tuma

    Partita in A minor (excerpt)

  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Sinfonia from 'Armida al camp d'Egitto' (excerpt)

  • Jan Zach

    1st movement from Sinfonia in G major

  • Josef Myslivecek

    2nd movement from Quintet No.6 in B flat

  • Jan Zach

    Sinfonia in G major (excerpt)

  • Antoine Forqueray

    Le Leclair (2nd Divertissement - excerpt)

  • Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Airs des Matelots from 'Hippolyte et Aricie' (excerpt)

  • Antonio Vivaldi

    'Dalle superne sfere lieto, Imeneo, discendi' from 'Andromeda Liberata'

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    'Der Vogelfanger bin ich ja' (from 'Die Zauberflote')

  • Domenico Scarlatti

    'Vorrestim si, vorresti'

  • Nicola Porpora

    Or che d'orrido Verno (Sinfonia)

  • Antonio Vivaldi

    Agrippo - overture

  • Alessandro Scarlatti

    Closing scene from 'L'amor Generoso'

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