Scarlatti and Regensburg Early Music Days
Regensburg Early Music Days
Lucie Skeaping presents highlights from the 2011 Regensburg Early Music Days festival in Germany, featuring performances by Concerto Köln, Ensemble Perlaro, Stile Antico, Ensemble Caprice, The Harmony of Nations Baroque Orchestra and The Brabant Ensemble. The programme includes music by Morales, J.S. Bach, Telemann, Jean-Fery Rebel, Philip van Wilder and Paolo da Firenze
Princes Maria Bárbara
A profile of Maria Bárbara, the Portuguese Infanta and Spanish Queen, and the muse of Domenico Scarlatti, on the 300th anniversary of her birth.
Catherine Bott looks back on the life of one Europe's most musically talented royal figures, the inspirational Maria Madalena Bárbara Xavier Leonor Teresa Antónia Josefa (4 December 1711 - 27 August 1758), Maria Bárbara's name often appears alongside Scarlatti's when talking about his music, but little is usually said about her, her court and her times. Catherine Bott takes the three hundredth anniversary of her birth to review the Scarlatti story from a different perspective.
Maria Barbara and Scarlatti
Another excellent programme. The music was well chosen and the programme presented with affection. I wish this were an evening programme.