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Lucie Skeaping presents highlights of a concert given at the 2011 Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music by countertenor Robin Blaze and the Theatre of the Ayre.

In the second of this weekend's highlights of concert recordings from the 2011 Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music, Lucie Skeaping presents music performed by countertenor Robin Blaze with lutenist Elizabeth Kenny's group, the Theatre of the Ayre. Music includes works by composers who were exploring the expressive and virtuosic capabilites of the male alto voice, such as Buxtehude and Krieger.

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Music Played

  • Dieterich Buxtehude

    Jubilate Domino

    Performer: Robin Blaze (counter-tenor), The Theatre of the Ayre: Rachel Podger & Clare Salaman (violins), Alison McGillivray (viola da gamba), James Johnstone (harpsichord & organ), Elizabeth Kenny (lute & theorbo)

    • BBC recording.
  • Johann Heinrich Schmelzer

    Lamento sopra la morte di Ferdinando III

    Performer: The Theatre of the Ayre: Rachel Podger & Clare Salaman (violins), Alison McGillivray (viola da gamba), James Johnstone (harpsichord & organ), Elizabeth Kenny (lute & theorbo)

    • BBC recording.
  • Heinrich Schütz

    O Süßer, O Freundlicher (SWV 285)

    Performer: Robin Blaze (counter-tenor), James Johnstone (organ)

    • BBC recording.
  • Johann Wolfgang Franck

    Weil, Jesu, ich meinem Sinn

    Performer: Robin Blaze (counter-tenor), The Theatre of the Ayre: Rachel Podger & Clare Salaman (violins), Alison McGillivray (viola da gamba), James Johnstone (harpsichord & organ), Elizabeth Kenny (lute & theorbo)

    • BBC recording.
  • Johann Philipp Krieger

    Sonata in G major for violin, viola da gamba and continuo

    Performer: The Theatre of the Ayre: Rachel Podger & Clare Salaman (violins), Alison McGillivray (viola da gamba), James Johnstone (harpsichord & organ), Elizabeth Kenny (lute & theorbo)

    • BBC recording.

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