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East European Baroque

As part of Radio 3's Baroque Spring season, Catherine Bott explores the development of the Baroque music of eastern Europe.

In today's edition of the Early Music Show, and as part of Radio 3's Baroque Spring season, Catherine Bott goes in search of the unknown baroque. Vivaldi, Handel, Bach and the Scarlattis are familiar names to us, composers synonymous with one of the richest periods in musical history. But Venice, Leipzig, and London weren't the only places experiencing the ear-shock of baroque music - Prague, Warsaw, and Ljubljana were home to composers whose names haven't had quite the same impact on posterity, but who were also playing a key part in shaping this musical revolution. So today familiar names give way to others such as Erlebach, Pekiel, Posch and Zarewutius, as Catherine Bott looks to eastern Europe in search some of the baroque's hidden musical riches. The programme includes an interview with Eamonn Dougan, Associate Conductor of the Sixteen, about the choir's new disc featuring the music of Bartlomiej Pekiel.

58 minutes

Music Played

  • Marcin Mielczewski

    Triumphalis Dies (motet)

    Performers: Ensemble européen William Byrd / Graham O’Reilly (director)

    • Ambronay.
    • AMY 010.
  • Philipp Heinrich Erlebach

    Held, du hast den Feind gebunden (cantata for Easter Sunday)(transl: Hero, you have bound

    Performers: Dorothee Mields (soprano), Alexander Schneider (alto), Andreas Post (tenor), Matthias Vieweg (bass), Les Amis de Philippe / Ludger Rémy (director)

    • Ambronay.
    • AMY 010.
  • Bartlomiej Pekiel

    Gloria (from Mass for 14 voices)

    Performers: The Sixteen / Eamonn Dougan (conductor)

    • Coro.
    • Coro 16110.
  • Jan Dismas Zelenka

    Capriccio I in D major ZWV 182 (1st movement: Andante)

    Performers: Camerata Bern

    • Archiv.
    • 469 843-2.
  • Isaac Posch

    Intrada

    Performers: Florian Pagitsch (organ of Viktring Abbey, Klagenfurt, Austria)

    • MDG.
    • 319 0766-2.
  • Isaac Posch

    Bonum est confiteri Domino (from Harmonia Concertans 1623)

    Performers: Salzburger Hofmusik / Wolfgang Brunner (director)

    • CPO.
    • 999 374-2.
  • Zacharias ZAREWUTIUS

    Magnificat primi Toni

    Performers: Camerata Bratislava / Jan Rozehnal (conductor)

    • Discover.
    • DICD 920252.
  • Johann Joseph Fux

    Rondeau E111

    Performers: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra / Gottfried von der Goltz (director)

    • Carus.
    • 83.308.
  • Bartlomiej Pekiel

    Dulcis amor (excerpt)

    Performers: The Sixteen / Eamonn Dougan (conductor)

    • Coro.
    • Coro 16110.
  • Bartlomiej Pekiel

    O Adoranta Trinitas

    Performers: The Sixteen / Eamonn Dougan (conductor)

    • Coro.
    • Coro 16110.

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