Stefan Temmingh


Dorothee Mields


Capricornus Consort Basel

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William Babell

Concerto for Violins and Flute in D major Op. 2 No. 2

George Frideric Handel

Augelletti, che cantate (Almirena's Aria from "Rinaldo" HWV 7a)

Alessandro Poglietti

Capriccio per lo Rossignolo sopra il Ricercar (from "Rossignolo" for Solo Cembalo)

Alessandro Poglietti

Imitatione del medesimo uccello (from "Rossignolo" for Solo Cembalo)

Jacob Van Eyck

Engels Nachtegaeltje (from Der Fluyten Lust-Hof for Solo Flute)

George Frideric Handel

Sweet bird, that shun'st the noise (Aria from L'Allegro, il Pensieroso ed il Moderato HWV 55)

Georg Philipp Telemann

Trauermusik eines kunsterfahrenen Canarienvogels TWV 20:37 "Canary Cantata"

Tragikomische Kantate

Antonio Vivaldi

Concerto for Flute, Strings and Basso continuo in D major RV 428 «Il Gardellino»

Johann Sebastian Bach

Contrapunctus IV (from The Art of the Fugue BWV 1080)

Antonio Vivaldi

Quell’augellin che canta (Aria from La Silvia RV 734)

Approximate running time: 1h 45m with one intermission

In many compositions of the Baroque era—whether in opera, oratorio, or instrumental music—birdsong plays an important role. Reason enough for recorder virtuoso Stefan Temmingh, soprano Dorothee Mields, and the Capricornus Consort Basel to dedicate an entire concert program to this subject. In addition to arias by Handel and concertos by Vivaldi and William Babell, audiences will also encounter Telemann’s “Funeral Music for an Artistically Inclined Canary.”