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Guide to Baroque Music

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Everything's here for the baroque lover: places to go, concerts and opera to see, reviews, interviews with top performers, features about composers and works. Enjoy!

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LondonMusic and Pagentry

Parry, Byrd, Gibbons, Blow, Purcell, Wesley, Walton
HM Tower of London The Choir of the Chapels Royal; Christian Wilson; Colm Carey

DubrovnikBaroque and Beyond

Bach, Vivaldi
Tomislav Fačini; DSO Chamber Ensemble; Matija Novaković; Renata Santini Glavinović; Mara Đurović

RouenSongs of Nature

Handel, Henderickx
B'Rock Orchestra; Muziektheater Transparant; Anna Lucia Richter
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Glimmers of light: Stephen Hough brings Wigmore Hall back to life

Stephen Hough
Live music-making returns to the UK as Stephen Hough performs Bach and Schumann in a streamed lunchtime recital

Spiritually uplifting Bach from the Bach Collegium Japan

Masaaki Suzuki © Marco Borggreve
Three beautiful cantatas from Bach and his Mass in F major made for a rewarding concert with the Bach Collegium Japan. Suzuki directs a thoughtful and heartfelt rendition and is joined by a quartet of excellent soloists. 
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Hurrell's Cleopatra reigns in English Touring Opera's Giulio Cesare

Susanna Hurrell (Cleopatra) © Jane Hobson
James Conway's production for English Touring Opera returns in a trimmed-down, single-evening guise. 
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What is baroque music?

“Baroque” is a period from approximately 1600 to 1750, sandwiched between the “Renaissance” and “Classical” periods. “Baroque” initially described irregularly shaped pearls that were used in jewelry as early as the 16th century. Rousseau and other critics of Rameau’s Hippolyte et Aricie called the opera “baroque” because of its seemingly irregular melodies, disjunctive harmonies, and frequently changing keys and meters. Read more in Stephen Raskauskas' article.

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