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Composer: Fux, Johann Joseph (1660-1741)

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Year of birth1660
Year of death1741
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Austrian Baroque with an exotic twist

Les Passions de L'ame © Guillaume Perret
In this year's London Festival of Baroque Music, the programme of Austrian Baroque rarities by Swiss-based early music group Les Passions de l’Ame particularly caught my eye.
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New Year's Day comes early in Utrecht

Václav Luks and Collegium 1704 © Michal Adamovský
New Year’s Day falls at the end of August in Utrecht! We gather, we drink, we kiss, we wish each other well while opening the Festival of Early Music.
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New Century Baroque in the footsteps of the Grand Tour

The New Century Baroque  ©  Mario Mintoff
My sweet course of the sumptuous feast, under the title of the Valletta International Baroque Festival, arrived on 18 January. The fare was a selection of various European deserts, performed by the New Century Baroque at the Jesuit Church in Valletta.
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Holland Baroque Society shows its true colors with works by Fux and Bach

Holland Baroque Society  ©  Wouter Jansen
The energetic Holland Baroque Society presented a lively program juxtaposing works of Johann Joseph Fux and Johann Sebastian Bach this week. Evident from the start was the group’s overarching enthusiasm and passion for this particular repertoire. The atmosphere reflected the musicians onstage, full of youth and infused with a breath of new life.
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