Carnegie Hall Presents

Baroque Unlimited


L’Arpeggiata

Il Giardino Armonico

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

Bach Collegium Japan

Les Violons du Roy

L’Arpeggiata

TEATRO D'AMORE

Zankel Hall
Friday, October 29, 2010 | 7:30 PM

Performers

L'Arpeggiata
Christina Pluhar, Artistic Director and Theorbo
Philippe Jaroussky, Countertenor

Program

MONTEVERDI Toccata from Orfeo
STROZZI "L'Eraclito amoroso"
CAZZATI Ciaccona
SANCES "Presso l'onde tranquille"
Improvisation: Tarantella NapoletanaTRAD. "Ninna, Nanna Sopra la Romanesca"
MONTEVERDI "Ohimé ch’io cado"
BERTALI Ciaccona
FALCONIERI La suave melodia
MONTEVERDI "Adagiati Poppea... Oblivion soave" from L’incoronazione di Poppea
MELLI "Dispiegate"
Improvisation: La Dia SpagnolaMONTEVERDI "Sí dolce è ’l tormento"
MONTEVERDI "Damigella"
PANDOLFI MEALLI Sonata for Violin and Continuo, Op. 4, No. 6, "La Vinciolina"
SANCES "Stabat Mater"
Improvisation: BergamascaMONTEVERDI "Laudate Dominum in sanctis eius"

Encores:MONTEVERDI "Ohimé ch’io cado" (Jazz Version)
PIAZZOLLA "Los pájaros perdidos"
TRAD. "Ciaccona del paradiso e del inferno"

Program is approximately 1 hour, 30 minutes, and will be performed without intermission
Christina Pluhar and Philippe Jaroussky will be signing CDs after this concert.

Il Giardino Armonico

Zankel Hall
Thursday, February 24, 2011 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Il Giardino Armonico
Giovanni Antonini, Music Director and Flute

Program

CASTELLO Sonata decimaquinta a quattro
MERULA Canzone a quattro, "La Lusignola"
MERULA Ciaccona per due violini
CASTELLO Sonata decimasesta a quattro
LEGRENZI Sonata seconda a quattro, Op. X
VIVALDI Concerto in C Major for Flautino, Strings, and Continuo, RV 444
VIVALDI Concerto in C Minor for Flute, Strings, and Continuo, RV 441
GALUPPI Concerto a quattro in G Minor
VIVALDI Concerto in C Major for Flautino, Strings, and Continuo, RV 443
Baroque music enthusiasts know this ensemble for performances that are “confident, stylish … bubbling with enthusiasm” (Gramophone). On this concert, Il Giardino Armonico, founded in 1985, takes you through 100 years of Italian Baroque music, including concertos that Vivaldi wrote while teaching in the famous Ospedale della Pietà in Venice.

Listen

Vivaldi Concerto in C Major for flautino recorder, strings, and basso continuo, RV 443 (I. Allegro)


Il Giardino Armonico / Giovanni Antonini, Flute & Conductor
Teldec

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

Zankel Hall
Monday, March 7, 2011 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

Program

TELEMANN Overture in F Minor, TWV55: f1
BACH "Brandenburg" Concerto No. 5
BACH Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E Major, BWV 1042
HANDEL Concerto Grosso in F Major, Op. 6, No. 2
TELEMANN Concerto for Flute and Recorder in E Minor, TWV 52: e1

Encore:RAMEAU Entrée pour les Guerriers from Dardanus
It’s a top-notch evening of music by three giants of the Baroque era: Bach, Handel, and the wildly prolific Telemann. The highly acclaimed Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin has been delighting audiences for almost 30 years with its energetic, sensitive performances of this repertoire.

Listen

Telemann Overture-Suite for Strings and Basso continuo in G major, TV 55, “La Bizarre” (I. Overture)


Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
Harmonia Mundi

Bach Collegium Japan

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 | 8 PM

Performers

Bach Collegium Japan
Masaaki Suzuki, Artistic Director and Conductor
Clint van der Linde, Countertenor
Gerd Türk, Tenor
Hana Blažíková, Soprano
Peter Kooij, Bass
Rachel Nicholls, Soprano

Program

BACH Mass in B Minor
Founded in 1990 in Japan, Bach Collegium Japan’s reputation for great Baroque performances is worldwide. “The fleet Bach Collegium emphasizes beauty and a flowing line,” says The Times of London, and their founder has a “subtle ear for color, a keen sense of harmonic direction, and an ability to make phrases breathe and rhythms live” (The New York Times).

Listen

Bach Mass in B Minor (“Gloria in excelsis Deo”)


Bach Collegium Japan / Masaaki Suzuki, Artistic Director and Conductor
BIS

Les Violons du Roy

Zankel Hall
Sunday, May 8, 2011 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Ian Bostridge, Tenor
Les Violons du Roy
Bernard Labadie, Music Director and Conductor

Program

HANDEL Suite from Alcina
HANDEL "Forte e lieto" from Tamerlano
F. GASPARINI "Forte e lieto" from Tamerlano
HANDEL Concerto Grosso in F Major, Op. 3, No 4
CALDARA "Lo so, lo so : con periglio" from Joaz
HANDEL "Scorta siate" from Giulio Cesare
HANDEL Concerto Grosso in B-flat Major, Op. 6, No. 7
VIVALDI "Sazierò col morir mio" from Ipermestra, RV 722
VIVALDI "La tiranna e avversa sorte" from Arsilda, RV 700
HANDEL "D'un barbara scortese" from Poro
W. BOYCE Symphony No. 1 in B-flat Major, Op. 2, No. 1
HANDEL "From celestial seats descending" from Hercules
HANDEL "Where congeal'd the northern streams" from Hercules

Encores:HANDEL "Scherza infida" from Ariodante
CONTI "Qui sto appeso" from Don Chisciotte in Sierra Morena
He’s been astounding audiences throughout Europe this season with his stunning take on Handel arias. Now you can experience Bostridge’s “showstopping style” (Guardian) here in New York City at Carnegie Hall. Don’t miss all the drama and majesty of the Baroque performed by a superstar tenor in top form and the historical performance specialists Les Violons du Roy.

Listen

Handel Concerto grosso in D Major, Op. 6, No. 5 (III. Presto)


Les Violons du Roy / Bernard Labadie
Dorian Recordings