Carnegie Hall Presents

Baroque Unlimited

The spellbinding performances on this series demonstrate to audiences just how passionate and virtuosic Baroque music can be. Arcangelo and Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra perform early music staples by Handel and Bach, Europa Galante breathes new life into Vivaldi’s wind concertos, and Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin explores the influence of J. S. Bach on his composer-sons. 

Arcangelo

Europa Galante

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

Arcangelo

Zankel Hall
Monday, November 18, 2013 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Arcangelo
Jonathan Cohen, Conductor and Harpsichord
Alina Ibragimova, Violin
Katherine Watson, Soprano
Nikolay Borchev, Baritone

Program

J. S. BACH Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in A Minor, BWV 1041
J. CHRISTOPH BACH "Mein Freund ist mein" from Cantata: Meine Freundin, du bist schön
HANDEL Concerto Grosso in D Minor, Op. 6, No. 10
HANDEL Apollo e Dafne

Encore:HANDEL Allegro Moderato from Concerto Grosso in D Minor, Op. 6, No. 10
One of the world's freshest period-music ensembles, Arcangelo brings together exceptional musicians who display a passion for faithful interpretation that goes far beyond historical understanding. The group brings its dazzling technical ability to a program of works by J. S. Bach and J. C. Bach, as well as Handel’s mythological tale of unrequited love Apollo e Dafne, one of his most ambitious cantatas that set the stage for the brilliant operatic career that followed in the next 30 years of his life.

Europa Galante

A Windy Season of Vivaldi

Zankel Hall
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Europa Galante
Fabio Biondi, Director and Violin

Program

VIVALDI Overture to Concerto in G Major for Oboe, Bassoon, and Continuo, RV 545
VIVALDI Allegro from Concerto in C Major for Oboe and Continuo, RV 449
VIVALDI Allegro from Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E Major, RV 269, "La primavera"
VIVALDI Cantabile and Allegro from Concerto in D Major for Flute, Strings, and Continuo, RV 428, "Il gardellino"
VIVALDI Allegro from Concerto in E Major for Violin, Strings, and Continuo, RV 271, "L'amoroso"
VIVALDI Allegro from Concerto in G Minor for Violin and Orchestra, RV 315, "L'estate"
VIVALDI Largo and Allegro from Concerto in D Major for Recorder, Oboe, Violin, Bassoon, and Continuo, RV 95, "La pastorella"
VIVALDI Presto from Concerto in G Minor for Violin and Orchestra, RV 315, "L'estate"
VIVALDI Allegro from Concerto in F Major for Violin and Continuo, RV 293, "L'autunno"
VIVALDI Largo and Allegro from Concerto in G Minor for Flute, Strings, and Continuo, RV 439, "La notte"
VIVALDI Concerto in B-flat Major for Violin and Continuo, RV 362, "La caccia"
VIVALDI Allegro from Concerto in F Minor for Violin and Orchestra, RV 297, "L'inverno"
VIVALDI Largo and Allegro from Concerto in F Major for Oboe, Recorder, and Bassoon, RV 570, "La tempesta di mare"
VIVALDI Largo from Concerto in F Minor for Violin and Orchestra, RV 297, "L'inverno"
VIVALDI Allegro from Concerto in E-flat Major for Violin and Continuo, RV 253, "La tempesta di mare"

Encore:TELEMANN "Der stürmende Aeolus" from Water Music Suite in C Major, "Hamburger Ebb und Fluth"
“One of the finest things interpretative musicians can do is rescue a masterpiece from routine and repetition. Fabio Biondi and Europa Galante did it … with [works by Vivaldi],” praised the Chicago Trbune. Get blown away by this dynamic collective of musicians when they return to Carnegie Hall with a program of Vivaldi’s wind concertos and selections from his beloved The Four Seasons, among the most popular pieces in Baroque music.

Listen

Vivaldi's Concerto in B-flat Major for Violin and Continuo, RV 362, "La Caccia" (Allegro)


Europa Galante | Fabio Biondi, Conductor and Violin
Virgin Veritas

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra

Zankel Hall
Monday, March 17, 2014 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
Jeanne Lamon, Music Director

Program

VERACINI Overture in G Minor
DELALANDE Suite de Symphonies pour le souper du Roy, No. 7 "La grande pièce royale"
BACH Concerto for Two Violins, Strings, and Continuo in D Minor, BWV 1043
HANDEL Concerto Grosso in B-flat Major, Op. 3, No. 2
VIVALDI Concerto in G Minor for Two Cellos, Strings, and Continuo, RV 531
MARAIS Suite from Alcyone

Encore:HANDEL Allegro from Concerto Grosso in D Major, Op. 6. No. 5
Feast on the exhilarating and soulful performance of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra, Canada’s premiere period-instrument ensemble that reinvents music ranging from the Baroque and Classical eras and beyond. Hailed for their “fine period style, with robust yet disciplined strings, focused brasses, and mellifluous woodwinds” (The New York Times), the peerless performers return to Carnegie Hall with a program of masterworks by Bach, Handel, and Vivaldi, as well as French composers Delalande and Marais.

Listen

Marais's Overture from Alcyone


Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
Analekta

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

Zankel Hall
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

Program

BACH Orchestral Suite No. 1
J.C. BACH Concerto for Harpsichord, Strings, and Basso Continuo in F Minor
C. P. E. BACH String Symphony No. 5 in B Minor, Wq. 182
C. P. E. BACH Concerto for Oboe, Strings, and Basso Continuo in E-Flat Major, Wq. 165
J. C. BACH Symphony in G Minor, Op. 6, No. 6

Encore:HAYDN Finale: Alla breve from Symphony No. 3 in G Major
One of the most outstanding ensembles championing the authentic style of performing on period instruments visits Carnegie Hall. Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin’s program keeps things all in the family, performing Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 1, with sparkling works by three composers on whom he had the greatest influence—his sons.

Listen

J. C. Bach's Symphony in G Minor, Op. 6, No. 6 (Allegro molto)


Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
Berlin Classics