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The Dance Suite Connection


The Irish jig takes on a French name and ends up in some of Bach and Handel’s best-known keyboard and orchestral works—along with a German folk dance and a 16th century Latin American step that in Spain was banned as “obscene.”

Meanwhile, musicians who bundled these and other popular dance styles were taking the first important steps toward the concerto and symphony.

In this hour, the surprising story of the Baroque suite.

 

RECORDINGS USED

CD Title

Group/Artist

Catalog #

UPC

Handel: Concerti Grossi, Op. 6, Nos. 9 - 12

English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

Archiv 410 899-2

028941089922

Terpsichore: Renaissance and Early Baroque Dance Music

Ulsamer-Collegium, Josef Ulsamer

Archiv 415 294-2

028941529428

Dance Music of the High Renaissance

Collegium Terpsichore, Fritz Newumeyer

Boston Skyline BSD 118

730357011823

Bach: English Suites

 

Hanssler Classics 92113

040888211327

Handel: Concerti Grossi, op. 6, nos. 5-8

English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

Archiv 410 898-2

028941089823

Corelli in London

English Concert, Lawrence Cummings

Harmonia Mundi HMU 907523

093046752323

Telemann: Ouverture 'la Bourse', Suiten

Il Fondamento

Passacaille PAS910

5425004849106

Bach: Complete Orchestral Suites

The Boston Baroque, Martin Pearlman

Telarc CD-80619

089408061929

Handel: Ouverturen: Music For the Hamburg Opera

 

Academy of Ancient Music, Berlin.

Harmonia Mundi HMC 901852

794881766925

Alexandre Tharaud Plays Rameau

Alexandre Tharaud

Harmonia Mundi HMC 901754

794881650224

Mozart: Complete Piano Variations

 

Ronald Brautigam

BIS BIS-CD-1266/1267

7318591266679

 

Lusty Gallant – Music of England’s Golden Age

Paul O’Dette

Harmonia Mundi 2907368

093046736828

Praetorius: Dances from Terpsichore

New London Consort, Philip Pickett

L'Oiseau Lyre 414 633-2

028941463326

Bach: Orchestral Suites 2-4

 

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, Neville Marriner

EMI Classics 69878

 

724356987920

Instruments from the Raymond Russell Collection, Vol. II [for Sarabande from Handel’s Suite in D Minor]

John Kitchen

Delphian DCD 34039

801918340390

John Come Kiss Me Now [for “Nobody’s Jig,”]

La Beata Olanda

Carpe Diem CD-16273

4032324162733

Les Grandes Eaux Musicales de Versailles

Les talents lyriques, Christophe Rousset

Ambroisie AM167

822186001677

Eleven-String Baroque [for Pachelbel Lute Suite gigue]

Goran Sollscher

Deutsche Grammophon B0003000-02

028947481522

Telemann: Suites

 

English Concert, Trevor Pinnock

Archiv 439893

0028943755825

Buxtehude & Pachelbel Chamber Music

Musica Antiqua Köln, Reinhard Goebel

Archiv 427 118-2

028942711822

 
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