[Milton-L] Renaissance Music/Early Baroque Recordings

ClassicalSteve classicalsteve at comcast.net
Sun Apr 3 11:05:34 EDT 2011


Hello Prof Long:
Being a classical musician, I might recommend the following:

Claudio Monteverdi (Italy): L'Orfeo (1607), Vespers (1610), Coronation of Poppea (1642)
Michael Praetorius (Germany): Terpsichore (circa 1615)
William Lawes (England): Consort Music, Consorts for Viols
Jean-Baptiste Lully (France): operas Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, Atys
Henry Purcell (England): The Faerie Queen, Dido and Aeneas, Te Deum
Arcangelo Corelli (Italy, late 17th cent): Violin Concertos
Dieterich Buxtehude (German-Danish): Cantatas

In terms of recordings, many of these composers' works were recorded by Jordi Savall on his Alia Vox label.
One outstanding recording is Savall's cross-section of music by Lully, music which would have been written
during and shortly after Paradise Lost:
http://www.amazon.com/Lully-LOrchestre-du-Roi-Soleil/dp/B000071XA6/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1301842919&sr=1-1
for William Lawes:
http://www.amazon.com/William-Lawes-Consort-Sets-Parts/dp/B000065VX6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1301843020&sr=1-2
and a great recording of the Vespers by Andrew Parrot:
http://www.amazon.com/Monteverdi-Vespro-Vergine-Venetian-Vespers/dp/B000031WJB/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1301843057&sr=1-3

Steve W.

classicalsteve at comcast.net
 
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