Festival for Early Music, Cologne on the “Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts”

July 14, 2014

Tonight at 7:00 on “The Evening Concert” on WILL-FM 90.9 it’s the “Festival for Early Music, Cologne” on the Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts. You’ll hear excerpts from one of the earliest examples of English opera: Purcell’s “Dido and Aeneas”.  Also on the program works by Byrd, Tallis, Dowland, and other composers of the era.

Monday July 14: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts: (#13-02)

Festival for Early Music, Cologne

Capella Coloniensis Consort:

Louise Farrenc (1804-1875): Nonet in E-Flat Major, Op. 38 and

Richard Wagner (1813-1883): Siegfried Idyll in E Major.

Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord; Bethany Seymour, Stephen Varcoe, Emma Kirkby, vocals;

[Some of the following are harpsichord solos; others are songs for voice and harpsichord]

William Byrd (1540-1623): Clarifica me, Pater; The First Pavan and Galliard; The March before the Battle;      

Thomas Tallis (1505-1585): O ya tender babes. 

John Dowland (1563-1626): Can She Excuse My Wrongs?

William Tisdall (1570-1603/05): Pavana Chromatica.  

Giles Farnaby (1560-1640): Tell Me Daphne Vaulting

John Bull (1562/63-1628):Galliard.    

Orlando Gibbons (1583-1625): Pavane

Cologne Baroque Orchestra and Chorus; Peter Seymour, conductor; Bethany Seymour, Stephen Varcoe, Emma Kirkby, vocals;     

Henry Purcell (1659-1695): Excerpts from Dido & Aeneas

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