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2005 FESTIVAL

Operatic Centerpiece

Music and libretto by Johann Mattheson (1681–1764)

Details

Festival Concerts

Camerata Trajectina
The Perfect and Well-Equipped Ship: Dutch Shanties

from the time of Czar Peter the Great

 

Jérôme Hantaï and Kaori Uemura, viola da gamba
Duets for Bass Viol from England and Northern Germany

 

Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra

directed by Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs
with guests Karina Gauvin, Ellen Hargis,

Catherine Webster, and Nell Snaidas
Nights at the Opera: Highlights from Beloved BEMF Opera Productions


* Due to illness, Catherine Webster was unable to perform;

Brenna J. Wells and Jayne Tankersley performed in her place.

 

Kristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano
From Salzburg to St. Petersburg: A Fortepiano Travel Diary

 

Sequentia Ensemble for Medieval Music

directed by Benjamin Bagby
Lost Songs of a Rhineland Harper

 

North German Organ Mini-Festival

featuring Edoardo Bellotti, Hans Davidsson, and William Porter
Fantasia in the Organ Music of the Renaissance and Baroque:

An exploration of changing concepts of fantasia from

Sweelinck to C. P. E. Bach

 

TALISMAN

directed by Oleg Timofeyev and Anne Harley
Stesha! Gypsy Primadonna of 1820s Moscow

 

Solamente Naturali

directed by Miloš Valent
Waild and Krejzy: Secular Music in 1730s Slovakia

 

Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra

directed by Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs
with guests Giuliano Carmignola, Matthias Maute,

and Kristian Bezuidenhout
Five Concerti and a Magnificat


* Due to illness, Giuliano Carmignola was unable to perform; Phoebe Carrai, Andrey Reshetin, and Maria Krestinskaya performed in his place.

 

Ensemble européen William Byrd

directed by Graham O’Reilly
Music in Scandinavia from the Düben Collection:

Composers working in Denmark and Sweden in the 17th century

 

The Boston Camerata

directed by Joel Cohen
Carmina Burana: Medieval songs from the

Benediktbeuren manuscript (ca. 1230)

 

The King’s Noyse

directed by David Douglass
Lust hab ich ghabt zur Musica:

The High Art of GermanRenaissance Folk Music

 

Blue Heron Renaissance Choir

directed by Scott Metcalfe
Music for the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I (1459-1519) and

for his daughter Marguerite of Austria (1480-1530)

 

Andrey Reshetin and Maria Kresintinskaya, Baroque violin

Peter Sykes, harpsichord
Music at the Russian Manor House in the Eighteenth Century

 

Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs, Baroque lute
Lautengalanterie

 

Tragicomedia
Dueling Cantatas: The Italian Cantata

in the hands of Mattheson and Handel