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Guide to Baroque Music

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LondonAlina Ibragimova

Kings Place
Bach
Alina Ibragimova, Violin

Londonre:connect - 'Regeneration'

Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Rebel, Saint-Saëns, Fernando, Mozart, Copland
Academy of St Martin in the Fields; Michael Cox

LondonThe Red Priest Duo

Kings Place
Castello, Corelli, Bull, Mealli, Traditional, van Eyck, Royer, Handel, Biber
Red Priest; Piers Adams; David Wright
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In the round: Roderick Williams sings and directs the OAE

Roderick Williams © Southbank Centre | Mark Allan
Handel’s Italian cantata Apollo and Daphne is enjoying a Covid wave, perfect as it is for socially-distanced singing.
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A live audience returns to Covent Garden

Jonathan McGovern in Apollo and Daphne © ROH | Tristram Kenton
Christine Rice gives an astonishingly performance in an evening of four powerful chamber pieces.
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Elisabeth Brauß brings sensitive insights at Wigmore Hall

Elisabeth Brauß © Wigmore Hall
As part of Wigmore Hall's autumn series, German pianist Elisabeth Brauß performed works of three centuries with maturity, elegance, and finesse.
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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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