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Composer: Ferrari, Benedetto (1603-1681)

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Year of birth1603
Year of death1681
NationalityItaly
PeriodBaroque
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OssiachLa Venexiana, Round M - Monteverdi meets Jazz

Sances, Monteverdi, Marini, Merula, Ferrari
Ensemble La Venexiana

BerlinAkademie für Alte Musik Berlin

Bertali, Uccellini, Caccini, Falconieri, Valentini, Mealli, Marini, Legrenzi, Ferrari, Monteverdi, Biber
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
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Le Poème Harmonique at Columbia University

Le Poème Harmonique  ©  O. Matsura
In his 1995 book Text and Act, the musicologist Richard Taruskin wrote of the historically-informed performance movement, “the very recent concept of historical authenticity is implicitly projected back into historical periods that never knew it.
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L'Arpeggiata: Inspired by the Baroque

Christina Pluhar,  ©  Marco Borggreve
Though they play Baroque music, the ensemble L’Arpeggiata is more like a jazz band than a traditional orchestra. Anchored by a continuo (rhythm section?) led by artistic director and theorbist Christina Pluhar, they are joined by various other instrumentalists, singers, and even dancers, fitting each of their projects.
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Baroque at its best - Iestyn Davies and Richard Egarr at the Wigmore Hall

Marco Borggreve
In sporting parlance, the "dream-team" of countertenor Iestyn Davies and Richard Egarr at the harpsichord came together last night for a Wigmore Hall concert held to mark the 10 years directorship of John Gilhooly, and was the perfect representation of his decade at the helm: singer + harpsichord, immaculate programming, consummate musicianship, scholarship, unheard-of treasures, blended with a da