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Musical Treasures of the 17th Century - works by Biber, Buxtehude, Frescobaldi, Jaques de Gallot, Alessandro Piccinini DVD

Musical Treasures of the 17th Century - works by Biber, Buxtehude, Frescobaldi, Jaques de Gallot, Alessandro Piccinini DVD

  • $1999


Marshall Coid, countertenor - Jerry Willard, archlute
Robert Zubrycki & Lori Miller, violins - Peter Seidenberg, cello
with guest artist Julianne Baird, soprano

Elaine Comparone and her Queen's Chamber Band delve into the treasure-chest of 17th century musical literature for this stellar performance of rare vocal and instrumental works by Biber, Buxtehude, Frescobaldi, Jacques de Gallot and Alessandro Piccinini.
This event recorded live in New York City is further enhanced by an in-depth, selectable, illustrated interview with Ms. Comparone, in which she discusses the composers, their music and performance practice of the day, as well as her own musical insights and the work of her highly acclaimed group, The Queen's Chamber Band.

Highlights: Biber's "Partia VI in D Major for 2 Violins & Basso Continuo," Buxtehude's Cantatas "Herr, wenn ich nur dich habe" with Julianne Baird, "Jubilate Domino," Cantata with countertenor Marshall Coid, pieces for Archlute (Jerry Willard), and Frescobaldi harpsichord works (Comparone)

"Elaine Comparone Plays Red-blooded Harpsichord" (headline)
The New York Times

About The Queen's Chamber Band...
"Splendidly life-affirming!" - American Record Guide

About Julianne Baird...
"Her springwater clear, fleet soprano gives far and away
the most vocal pleasure." - Opera News Online

About Marshall Coid...
"The powerful yet unforced tone of a true countertenor" - Fanfare

About Jerry Willard...
"...unquestionable technical skill and superiority...
sparkling and entertaining" - The New York Times
Digital Download available at Vimeo.com

THE PROGRAM:
Click for video sample of interview.

Heinrich I. F. von Biber (1644-1704)
Partia VI in D Major for 2 Violins & Basso Continuo
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(SELECTIONS FOR ARCHLUTE)
Jacques de Gallot
(ca.1625-ca.1690)
Les charmes d'Orphee
(Tombeau de M. le Chevalier du Buisson)
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Alessandro Piccinini
(1566-1638)
Corrente Primo Senza Canto

Jacques de Gallot
Sarabande la Belle Chromatique

Alessandro Piccinini
Corrente Nono

Dietrich Buxtehude
(1637-1707)
“Herr, wenn ich nur dich habe”
for Soprano, 2 Violins & Basso Continuo (Bux WV 39)
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Heinrich I. F. von Biber
Partia V in G minor
for 2 Violins & Basso Continuo

Girolamo Frescobaldi
(1583-1643)
Toccata Prima
Cappriccio sopra l'aria
“Or che noi rimena”
Canzona Prima

Dietrich Buxtehude
Jubilate Domino
Solo cantata for Countertenor,
Cello & Basso Continuo

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