5 Jul 2017

[Instrumental Wednesday]

Handel's Water Music is made up of three orchestral suites, written for an outdoor performance for King George I on the Thames. Here is one of its most famous movements.


Playlist of all the mus...

1 Jul 2017

/Music of the 17th and 18th centuries/
[Vocal Saturday]

On the day of 1st July, I share with you the single most famous baroque lament in history, written by the most important English baroque composer. 

In this recording, conductor Parrott and soprano Van Evera took an...

22 Jun 2017

/Music of the 17th and 18th centuries/

[Vocal Thursday]

Handel's Ode for St. Cecilia's Day written in 1739, based on a poem by John Dryden. Saint Cecilia is the patroness of musicians. Her feast day is celebrated on 22 Nov every year. Many other composers across the cent...

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This blog is a platform for me to share music of the 17th and 18th centuries on a daily basis. I do this out of my love for music from the period, and my passion for historically informed performances (HIP). 

/ Music of the 17th and 18th centuries / 


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