Music from the Age of Enlightenment

Music from the Age of Enlightenment

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Music from the Age of Enlightenment
  • The Undiscovered Universe

    THE SCIENCE
    Physicists are grappling with the most profound problems they have ever faced; 95% of the universe is made of stuff that we can’t explain, the basic laws of nature are fundamentally at odds with each other and our best theories tell us that the universe shouldn’t exist in the first p...

  • Verdi: Requiem

    Marin Alsop leads the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Proms Youth Choir in a performance of Verdi's Messa da Requiem. Featuring soprano Tamara Wilson, mezzo-soprano Alisa Kolosolva, tenor Dimitri Pittas, and bass Morris Robinson. Recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall on September 9...

  • Sea Voyages and Salvation

    Programme:
    Graupner Fahre auf in die Höhe
    Telemann Concerto for three oboes and three violins in Bb
    Bruhns Mein Herz ist bereit
    JS Bach Cantata BWV 56 Ich will den Kreuzstab gerne tragen

  • Purcell | What Power art Thou

    With credit to Natasha Pincus, the Director behind the Gotye video for 'Somebody that I used to know'.

    In our latest digital adventure, we bend genre in this remake of Gotye's hit music video 'Somebody that I used to know', with Purcell’s (quite literally) chilling ‘What Power Art Thou’ from Kin...

  • Telemann Flute Fantasias with Lisa Beznosiuk

    Fitzrovia Chapel is an ornate and hidden gem in the centre of London and a fitting place to experience ornate and intimate performances of some of Telemann's most beautiful Fantasias for flute, performed by OAE Principal Flute, Lisa Beznosiuk.

    TELEMANN Fantasia No. 1 in A major for solo flute

    T...

  • Rameau | Danse des Sauvages

    Rameau’s ‘Danse des Sauvages’ from Les Indes Galantes with choreography by students at Acland Burghley School, London.

  • Handel | Cara Pianta

    Handel ‘Cara pianta’ from Apollo e Dafne inspired by Radiohead 'No Surprises' with James Newby

  • Purcell | Dido's Lament

    Dido's Lament music video inspired by Coldplay with mezzo-soprano Helen Charlston.

  • St John Passion

    Bach’s St John Passion is not simply a beautiful piece of music, but a reflection on suffering and an attempt to make sense of it. Since our lives have been disrupted by the pandemic, the Passion now speaks to us from a fresh understanding of suffering and ignites in us a personal sense of compas...

  • Baroque at Iford Manor

    Revisit baroque favourites made famous through films, adverts, ring tones and synthesised pop songs. From Pachelbel’s Canon to Handel’s Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, we ask what really lies behind the music’s longstanding popularity?

    ALBINONI Oboe Concerto in D minor (slow movement)

    PACHELBEL...

  • Telemann Viola da Gamba Fantasias with Jonathan Manson

    Fitzrovia Chapel is an ornate and hidden gem in the centre of London and a fitting place to experience ornate and intimate performances of some of Telemann's most beautiful Fantasias for viola da gamba, performed by OAE Principal Cello Jonathan Manson.

    TELEMANN Fantasia No. 6 in G major for sol...

  • Roderick Williams Directs Bach and Handel: Full Concert

    International baritone superstar Roderick Williams directs soprano Rowan Pierce and the OAE through Bach's Cantata BWV 82, Ich Habe Genug (I have enough), followed by Handel's Apollo e Dafne, a tragic tale of unrequited love. Recorded from the stage of Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall and W...

  • Telemann Harpsichord Fantasias with Steven Devine

    Fitzrovia Chapel is an ornate and hidden gem in the centre of London and a fitting place to experience ornate and intimate performances of some of Telemann's most beautiful Fantasias for harpsichord, performed by OAE Principal Keyboard Steven Devine.

    TELEMANN Harpsichord Fantasias with Steven D...

  • BWV 138 Warum betrübst du dich, mein Herz

    BWV 138 is often described as one of Bach’s more experimental and modern cantatas. The text draws upon the conflicting feelings of anxiety for the unknown, the need to place faithful trust in God and the alternate reality of heaven. The resolution of this is heard at the close of the cantata’s on...

  • BWV 113 Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut

    The antidote for the burdened and sorrowful soul in BWV 113 is God’s ‘healing Word’ which causes the heart to laugh again! This laughter can be heard in the Chorale and Recitative, with a burst of playful semiquavers in the continuo cello.

    JS BACH BWV 113 Herr Jesu Christ, du höchstes Gut

  • BWV 39 Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot

    The text of BWV 39 is based on Isaiah 58: 7-8, about offering food to your hungry neighbours and offering shelter to those without a home.

    Listen out for the chorus which starts with a step-motif that suggests the poor are staggering along in exhaustion, but then evolves to an intensely emotion...

  • Handel's Messiah

    Christmas without the Messiah? Not possible! Eminent Handelian Christian Curnyn directs soprano Anna Dennis, mezzo-soprano Christine Rice, tenor Hugo Hymas and bass Dingle Yandell through Handel’s glorious Messiah in St Paul’s Knightsbridge.

    HANDEL Messiah

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  • Seeing Double: Concertos by Bach, Vivaldi and more

    1 video

    Following the lively and acclaimed 2020 BBC Proms performance, Nicola Benedetti continues her adventure on gut strings with the OAE at Snape Maltings.

    AVISION Concerto Grosso no.5 in D minor
    VIVALDI Concerto in D for two violins RV 513
    VIVALDI Concerto in D for two violins RV 514
    VIVALDI Concert...

  • Telemann Violin Fantasias with Kati Debretzeni

    Fitzrovia Chapel is an ornate and hidden gem in the centre of London and a fitting place to experience ornate and intimate performances of some of Telemann's most beautiful Fantasias for violin, performed by OAE Leader Kati Debretzeni.

    TELEMANN Fantasia No. 1 in B flat major for solo violin

    T...

  • Christmas at Willards Barn

    1 video

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