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Baroque Spring

For Radio 3's Baroque Spring season, Julian Rhind-Tutt and Zoe Waites read poems and prose about and by Baroque composers. With Hopkins and William Shentone, plus Bach and Purcell.

As part of Baroque Spring, Julian Rhind-Tutt and Zoe Waites read poems and prose about, and by, Baroque composers, including extracts from Francois Couperin's The Art of Playing the Harpsichord and Charles Avison's An Essay on Musical Expression, and poetry by Gerald Manley Hopkins and William Shentone. With music by Bach, Purcell, Rameau and other composers of the period.

1 hour, 15 minutes

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Sun 3 Mar 2013 18:30

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  • 00:00

    Arcangelo Corelli

    Concerto Grosso No.5 in B flat major – 1st movement

    • Linn CKD411.
  • Jonathan Smedley

    On a Concert of Music, reader Julian Rhind-Tutt

  • 00:02

    Henry Purcell

    Thanks to these lonesome vales (Dido and Aeneas)

    • Ambronay AMY022.
  • Jonathan Taylor

    On Hearing Glenn Gould Play the First Nine Bars of J. S. Bach’s Praeludium 8, BWV 853/1, from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Part 1, reader Zoe Waites

  • 00:05

    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Prelude in E flat minor BWV853 (The Well Tempered Clavier Book 1)

    • Sony SM2K52600.
  • 00:09

    Charles Avison

    Concerto No.9 in C major (4th movement)

    • Alpha 031.
  • Charles Avison

    An Essay on Musical Expression (extract), reader Julian Rhind-Tutt

  • 00:10

    Antonio Vivaldi

    Lauda Jerusalem RV609

    • Hyperion CDS4417181.
  • 00:18

    André Danican Philidor

    Menuet from Le Triomphe

    • Virgin 5617782.
  • W.E. Henley

    Of Antique Dances, reader Zoe Waites

  • Peter De Vries

    Theme and Variation, reader Julian Rhind-Tutt

  • 00:22

    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Toccata in C major BWV564

    • Signum SIGCD261.
  • 00:28

    Nicola Matteis

    When I Corinna's pity would implore

    • Oehms OC870.
  • William Shenstone

    Love and Music (extract), reader Zoe Waites

  • 00:33

    Antonio Vivaldi

    Ti vantasti mio guerriero (Farnace)

    • Alia Vox AV9830.
  • 00:37

    George Frideric Handel

    March (Rinaldo, Act 3)

    • HMC901796/98.
  • Joseph Addison

    Review from The Spectator, 1711 (extract), reader Julian Rhind-Tutt

  • 00:38

    George Frideric Handel

    Furie terribili (Rinaldo, Act 1)

    • HMC901796/98.
  • 00:41

    George Frideric Handel

    Extract from Scene 6 (Rinaldo, Act 1)

    • HMC901796/98.
  • Jean Loret

    The Historical Muse (extract), reader Zoe Waites

  • 00:42

    John Dowland

    Lady Rich, her Galliard

    • ECM 4766397.
  • 00:45

    François Couperin

    Le Tic-Toc-Choc ou les Maillotins (13th book of pieces for harpsichord, 7th order)

    • Erato 4509928592.
  • Francois Couperin

    Preface to L'art de toucher le clavecin (extract), reader Julian Rhind-Tutt

  • 00:48

    François Couperin

    Sonade en Trio La Steinkerque

    • BIS CD1275.
  • 00:49

    Charles Medlam (narrator)

    Francois Couperin on French and Italian musical styles

    • BIS CD1275.
  • 00:50

    François Couperin

    Sonade en Trio La Steinkerque

    • BIS CD1275.
  • Gerard Manley Hopkins

    Henry Purcell, reader Zoe Waites

  • 00:53

    Henry Purcell

    Music for a While

    • ECM 4764501.
  • 00:56

    Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Marche pour la fête des fleurs, Chorus Dans le sein de Thétis, Air L'éclat des roses (Les

    • HMC901367/69.
  • Arthur Symons

    On an Air of Rameau, reader Zoe Waites

  • 01:02

    Jean‐Philippe Rameau

    Triomphez, agréables fleurs! (Les Indes galantes)

    • HMC901367/69.
  • 01:05

    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Jesu, Joy of Mans Desiring from Cantata BWV 147

    • Philips 4568322.
  • Robert Fitzgerald

    Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, reader Julian Rhind-Tutt

  • Lars Gustafsson

    The Stillness of the World Before Bach, reader Zoe Waites

  • 01:09

    Johann Sebastian Bach

    Ich folge dir gleichfalls (St John Passion, Part 1)

    • Glossa GCD921113.

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