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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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LondonCapriccio Stravagante

Capriccio Stravagante
Farina, Biber, Muffat
RCM Baroque Orchestra; Bojan Čičić

BarcelonaJuditha triumphans, de Vivaldi

© David Ignaszewski
Vivaldi: Juditha triumphans, RV 644
Le Concert des Nations; Lluis Vilamajó; Marianne Beate Kielland; Rachel Redmond; Marina de Liso; Lucía Martín-Cartón

ManchesterThe Hallé - A London Symphony

© Benjamin Ealovega
Purcell, Dvořák, Vaughan Williams
The Hallé; Andrew Manze; Jian Wang
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Irreverence and ennui in De Keersmaeker's Six Brandenburg Concertos

Anna Teresa De Keersmaeker's production of Six Brandenburg Concertos at the Park Avenue Armory in New York City disappoints
**111
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ETO's Radamisto: Uneven Handel in Hackney

Katie Bray (Zenobia) and Grant Doyle (Tiridate) © Richard Hubert Smith
English Touring Opera’s new Radamisto took time to settle down on opening night.
***11
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Spellbinding intimacy from Kolesnikov at Kings Place

Pavel Kolesnikov © Viktor Erik Emanuel | Kings Place
In his mesmerising London Piano Festival programme, Pavel Kolesnikov explores Couperin and Schumann.
*****
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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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