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    L'Achéron: Orlando Gibbons, Fancy for six viols


    François Joubert-Caillet leads viol consort L’Achéron in a Fancy by Orlando Gibbons, an English composer contemporary of Shakespeare. Recorded at the Église de Centeilles, Siran, in the Minervois region of France, the performance is on a matched set of instruments by maker Arnaud Giral . The musicians are: ...

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    Quicksilver Baroque: Fux Sonata a Quattro, K. 347


    The US-based early music ensemble Quicksilver Baroque performs a Sonata a Quattro (four parts plus continuo) by Johann Joseph Fux. Fux, who died 278 years ago today, is best known today for his treatise on counterpoint, the Gradus ad Parnassum , which the likes of Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven ...

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    ViolaCam meets Torelli Sinfonia in C


    The Baroque ensemble La Serenissima in rehearsal from the vantage point of violist Jim O’Toole. The Sinfonia in C by Giuseppe Torelli is featured on the group’s award-winning album The Italian Job .    

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    Introducing the Baroque double bass


    In this video from the London-based Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, double bassist Cecelia Bruggemeyer introduces the – or as she more accurately puts its, ‘a’ – Baroque double bass

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    Baroque violin: How to get the most out of a bow stroke


    Bow control and son filé with Simon Standage, professor of Baroque violin at the Royal Academy of Music and leader of the Salomon Quartet

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    Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment: Introducing the Baroque Cello


    In this video, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment co-principal cellist Luise Buchberger introduces the baroque cello. Buchberger joined the orchestra in 2014. She studied modern cello at the Mozarteum University Salzburg and Hochschule der Künste Zurich, and baroque cello at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in ...

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    Baroque string specialist working for music publisher forced to leave UK after visa non renewal


    An announcement from Schott Music has highlighted how changes to Visa rules have disproportionate effects on the arts world

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    Session report: Sol Gabetta on 'Dolce Duello', her recording collaboration with Cecilia Bartoli


    The Argentinian cellist recalls the genesis of her latest album, a partnership of equals with mezzo-soprano Cecilia Bartoli – and how their disparate talents played off each other

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    Elinor Frey: Fiorè – Complete Cello Sonatas; and 17th-century Italian arias


    The Strad Issue: December 2017 Description: Exploring how the 17th-century cello found its individual voice Musicians: Elinor Frey (Baroque cello) Suzie LeBlanc (soprano) Lorenzo Ghielmi (harpsichord) Esteban La Rotta (theorbo) Works: FIORÈ Complete cello sonatas; plus 17th-century arias for soprano, cello obbligato and ...

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    The English Concert at Kings Place | Biber's Rosary Sonatas


    Baroque period instrument ensemble The English Concert is performing an evening of chamber music by Biber and his contemporaries at London’s Kings Place on 6 December. In this video, violinist Nadja Zwiener offers her insight into Biber’s wonderful Rosary Sonatas (or ‘Mystery’ Sonatas). Find out more here:…