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Instrument: Period Instrumental Ensemble

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KarlsruheHandel Gala

Handel
Maxim Emelyanychev; Il Pomo d'Oro; Franco Fagioli

OsloThe Tale of Telemann

© Anne Lill Eide
Telemann
Minken Fosheim; Bragernes Barokk

OsloThe Tale of Telemann

© Anne Lill Eide
Telemann
Minken Fosheim; Bragernes Barokk

BudapestThe Amorous Queen - Purcell's Dido and Aeneas

The Amorous Queen - Purcell's Dido and Aeneas
Purcell: Dido and Aeneas 1700
Dávid Dinya; Simplicissimus Ensemble

OviedoHandel Arias

© IGOR STUDIO
Handel
Il Pomo d'Oro; Franco Fagioli

BarcelonaBach's St. Mark Passion

© David Iganaszweski
Bach: St Mark Passion, BWV247
Le Concert des Nations; Jordi Savall; Marta Mathéu; Raffaele Pè; David Szigetvári; Reinoud Van Mechelen

New York CityMusic Before 1800: House of Time

© Tatiana Daubek
Mozart, Krommer, Reicha
House of Time
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A joyous Christmas Oratorio from the Dunedin Consort

The Dunedin Consort © David Barbour
Dunedin Consort’s band of virtuosi players, four Early music specialist soloists and just four ripieno singers gave a nimble and exquisitely focussed performance of the Christmas Oratorio simply bursting with enjoyment.
****1
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Cavalli's Erismena charms in Versailles

Andrea Bonsignore (Agrippo), Jakub Józef Orliński (Orimeno) and Francesca Aspromonte (Erismena) © Pascal Victor
A young, vibrant cast brings to life a rarely performed Baroque opera, in the production from the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence.
***11
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Monteverdi's other Vespers

I Fagiolini and Robert Hollingworth © Keith Saunders
I Fagiolini's very interesting programme of music by Monteverdi and his contemporaries pulls together a wide range of works, but somehow lacks an ensemble feel. 
***11
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Baroque pyrotechnics: Handel's Serse dazzles at Versailles

Franco Fagioli © Julian Laidig
An evening of exquisite Baroque music and flamboyant coloratura at the Royal Theatre in Versailles.
*****
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Eliogabalo’s dark carnival in Amsterdam

Franco Fagioli (Eliogabalo) © Ruth Walz | DNO
Cappella Mediterranea blows life into Eliogabalo’s dark carnival as imagined by Thomas Jolly.
***11
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Static but worth the slog: ETO's Giulio Cesare

Christopher Ainslie (Giulio Cesare) and Soraya Mafi (Cleopatra) © Richard Hubert Smith
Conway's decision to render Handel's epic in its entirety was let down by a static staging and unnecessary repeats that masked the hidden gem-like arias.
***11
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A stellar cast for a Handelian rarity

Ann Hallenberg © Örjan Jakobsson
Ann Hallenberg shines in an amazing cast in a concert performance of Handel's Ottone in Vienna. 
***11
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