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Composer: Corbetta, Francesco (1615-1681)

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Year of birth1615
Year of death1681
NationalityUnknown
PeriodBaroque
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OranjewoudDélices de France

Délices de France
Leclair, Corbetta, Hotteterre, D'Anglebert, Rebel, Couperin, Philidor
Ensemble Cordevento; Erik Bosgraaf; Izhar Elias
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Repicco and Friends highlight some Baroque rarities for Concerts in the West

An delightful hour of Baroque rarities from Repicco and Friends.
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Rolf Lislevand takes the Salzburg Whitsun Festival by storm

© Salzburger Festspiele / Wolfgang Lienbacher
The Rolf Lislevand Ensemble in a dynamic and invigorating performance of 16th and 17th century music at the Salzburg Whitsun Festival.
*****
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Rolf Lislevand delivers an evening of uplifting early Baroque music at Brussels' Protestant Chapel

Rolf Lislevand  ©  Francesca Pfeffer
Most musicians with an arresting stage presence tend to command attention with an awe-inspiring magnetism. There are, however, a handful who possess a rare ability to mesmerize an audience just as much with a calm and phlegmatic demeanour.
****1
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Jordi Savall and Rolf Lislevand at the 51st Stresa Festival

Jordi Savall in Fnac, Paris; photo by Georges Seguin
Jordi Savall is well known to early music lovers, championing the revival of the viola da gamba with a wealth of previously unknown material and appearing regularly in the UK both as player and leader of his three ensembles.
****1
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Fêtes Galantes: Musical Gallantry at Wigmore Hall

Sophie Daneman  © Sandra Lousada and Ian Bostridge © Ben Eagolvea
‘Fêtes Galantes’ is one of those glorious French phrases that sounds so wonderful but is nigh on impossible to translate. Rather than having any concrete meaning, it evokes Watteau-esque imagery of woodland gatherings, where eighteenth-century aristocrats amuse themselves by flirting, dancing and making music.
****1
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