Euridice, Prologo “La Tragedia” e Coro “Se de’ boschi” — Jacopo Peri

Jacopo Peri (1561-1633)

Early opera composer. Influenced by the Florentine Camerata (in which Galileo’s father was prominent) with the idea of bringing Greek clarity and proportion into dramatic music. Euridice is from 1600.

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Partita GWV 133 — Christoph Graupner // Fernando De Luca, Harpsichord

You might have surmised by now that I love the harpsichord.  In fact, I can’t think of a better way to start out my day.

This partita is by Christoph Graupner.  He was a contemporary of Bach; and, like Bach, he was a very prolific composer.  For a number of reasons his music was neglected, but it wasn’t because of the quality.  It is of a consistently high level and in the midst of a revival, it appears.