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On Friday, October 11, 2013, 7:30 pm, The Wisconsin Baroque Ensemble will open its 2013-14 season in Beloit College's Eaton Chapel. Admission is free, but contributions to the Department of Music will be accepted at the door to support additional musical performances in the future. You can find images and information about WBE's artists and future performances on their web site.

At the concert, three singers of international experience will be performing: counter tenor Jarred Paginkopf, who visits us regularly from Boston, Mimmi Fulmer, distinguished professor of voice at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Consuelo Sañudo, of a recording and performing career in Europe as well as in the US. These artists, with their accompanying musicians, will perform five madrigals by Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643), drawing from his first three books of madrigals, 1589, 90 and 92, before he transformed the late renaissance style into the dramatic new baroque style. Monteverdi is considered a giant of this transitional period, in Mantua and then in Venice, where he established the first great examples of the new genre--opera. Our three singers will conclude the program with a scene from the opera, La Caliste (1651), by Monteverdi's successor in Venice, Francesco Cavalli.

Baroque music requires lots of basso continuo, a term you hear frequently these days to denote the accompanying process of baroque music. This process keeps Eric Miller, viola da gamba, Anton TenWolde, baroque cello, and Max Yount, harpsichord and organ, busy playing the bass melody and chords to support the soloists. Other instrumentalists that will be playing this evening are baroque flutists Brett Lipshutz and Monica Steger, who will perform colorful flute duets of mid-eithteenth-century France, as well as a sparkling trio sonata from Georg Philipp Telemann's Tafelmusic (chamber music) accompanied by Anton and Max as basso continuo. (Come to the concert and learn why a baroque trio sonata usually requires four players.)

One more instrumentalist brightens the stage--Theresa Kömig, recorder (leaving her baroque bassoon at home for this concert). Theresa will perform the great Arcangelo Corelli's Sonata no. 3, originally for violin and basso continuo, but in a transcription that appeared in London in the early 18th century for recorder. Theresa is accompanied by Anton and Max, basso continuo.


1.      Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 -1767) : trio sonata from Tafelmusik, TWV 42 D5





2.      Claudio Monteverdi (1567 – 1643):

             La giovinetta pianta (book 3)

             Vattene pur crudel (book 3)

3.      Benoît Guillemant (fl. 1746-1757): Sonata II, op. 2

             Allegro Moderato



4.       Claudio Monteverdi:

             Occhi un tempo (from Madrigals book 3)

             Poi che del mio dolore (book 1)

             Lumi miei cari


5.      Jacques-Martin Hotteterre (1674-1763): Airs et Brunettes a Deux Dessus

             Brunette: A lombre d'un ormeau, Lizette

             Versez moy chers amis a boire (animé)

             Air de M. de Bousset (gay)

             Duo: Lucas pour se gausser de nous (animé)

             Musette de Mr. Marais (gay)


6.      Arcangelo Corelli (1653 – 1713): Sonata nr 3 for recorder and basso continuo






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