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Valentine's Day History

Valentine's Day Superstitions

First Hour


Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764), Pygmalion: Overture, European Union Baroque Orchestra, Roy Goodman, Naxos 8557490, PLATEE - PIGMALION - DARDANUS BALLET SUITES

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), Concerto #10 in E RV271 THE LOIl Pomo d'Oro, Ricardo Minasi - violin, Naive OP 30533, CONCERTI PER VIOLINO VOL. 4 L'IMPERATORE

Jean Japart (FL.1474-1481), Amours amours amours a4, Les Flamboyants, Michael Form, Christophorus CHR 77353, LE MAITRE DE >>FRICASEE<< SECULAR MUSIC OF JEAN JAPART

Francois Couperin (1668-1733), IX Concert: Portrait of Love, Trio Sonnerie, Harmonia Mundi 907081, A PORTRAIT OF LOVE

John Christopher Smith (1712-1795), THE ENCHANTER: suite (love & magic), Capella Savaria Baroque Orchestra, Mary Terey-Smith, Dorian 93251, SYRENS, ENCHANTERS AND FAIRIES

Henry Purcell (1659-1695), Dido & Aeneas: Overture & selections, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Rene Jacobs, Harmonia Mundi 901683, PURCELL: DIDO & AENEAS

Second Hour


Martin Codax (c.1230), Quantas sabedes amare (Cantiga de Amigo V), Montserrat Figueras - voice, Arianna Savall - harp & voice, Jordi Savall - vielle, Ferrran Savall - voice, Alia Vox AV 9841, DU TEMPS & DE L'INSTANT

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), Fugue in G & Allegro in d, Alexandre Lagoya - guitar, Ida Presti - guitar, Philips 454030, THE BEST OF HANDEL

Salamon Rossi (1594-1663), Three Sonatas from Libro IV, Rebel, Jorg-Michael Schwarz, Dorian 93184, ROSSI & HIS CIRCLE

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767), Sonata in d TWV41:d4, Michala Petri - recorder, Lars Hannibal - archlute, OUR Recordings 6.220604, VIRTUOSO BAROQUE

Silvius Leopold Weiss (1686-1750), Concerto for lute & flute in FTempesta di Mare (Sea Tempest), Richard Stone - lute, Gwyn Roberts - flute, Chandos CHAN0707, SILVIUS LEOPOLD WEISS LUTE CONCERTI

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Brandenburg Concerto #4 BWV 1049, Ensemble Caprice, Olivier Brault - violin, Matthias Maute & Sophie Lariviere - recorders, Analekta AN 9996-7, BACH BRANDENBURG CONCERTOS

Third Hour


Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687), Entree d'Apollon (Triomphe du ), Andrew Lawrence King - harp, Harmonia Mundi 907335, CHOREGRAPHIE: MUSIC FOR LOUIS XIV'S DANCING MASTERS

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741), Concerto in D op.10 #3 RV428 GOLDFINCH, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Richard Tognetti, Emmanuel Pahud - flute, EMI 47212, VIVALDI FLUTE CONCERTOS

Francois Couperin (1668-1733), Book 3:13th Ordre: L'Engageante, Angela Hewitt - piano, Hyperion 67520, FRANCOIS COUPERIN KEYBOARD MUSIC VOL.3

Michele Mascitti (1664-1760), Psyche op.5 #12, Europa Galante, Fabio Biondi - violin, Virgin Veritas 45588, ITALIAN VIOLIN SONATAS

William Croft (1678-1727), Suite from Courtship a la Mode, London Oboe Band, Paul Goodwin, Harmonia Mundi 907181, PLAYHOUSE AIRS: 18TH C. ENGLISH THEATRE MUSIC

Nicolas Gombert (c.1495-c.1560), Quam pulchra es (How beautiful), The Hilliard Ensemble, ECM New Series 1884, NICOLAS GOMBERT MISSA MEDIA VITA IN MORTE SUMUS

Fourth Hour


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Prelude: Wachet Auf, Awadagin Pratt - piano, EMI 57227, AWADAGIN PRATT AND THE ST. LAWRENCE STRING QUARTET

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), Theodora: Overture, All pow'r in heaven & Venus Laughing from the Skies, Concentus Musicus Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Teldec 46447, THEODORA

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Orch Suite #3: Air on the G String, Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, Ton Koopman, Yo Yo Ma - cello, Sony 60680, SIMPLY BAROQUE

Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713), Concerto Grosso #1 in D op.6, Ensemble 415, Chiara Banchini, Harmonia Mundi 901406.07, CORELLI. CONCERTI GROSSI OP.6. ENSEMBLE 415

Francesco Saverio Geminiani (1687-1762),Violin Sonata in A Op.1/1, Locatelli Trio, Elizabeth Wallfisch - violin, Richard Tunnicliffe - cello, Hyperion 66583, ENGLISH ORPHEUS VOL.13 ENGLISH 18TH C. VIOLIN SONATAS

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Mass in b: Sanctus, Bach Choir of Bethlehem, Bach Festival Orchestra, Greg Funfgeld, Dorian 90253, J.S. BACH: MASS IN B MINOR

Giuseppe Torelli (1658-1709), Sonata a 5 #1 in D, T.V.1, English Chamber Orchestra, Anthony Newman, Wynton Marsalis - trumpe, Sony 66244, WYNTON MARSALIS - IN GABRIEL'S GARDEN

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