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    Right now at Amazon, the Bach Guild has a 14 hour set of Baroque music as MP3 downloads for $1.99. Lots of obscure composers and works, not just the usual suspects. It's a great no risk way to sample a lot of stuff and see if you like it.

    Search "Big Baroque Box" MP3

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    I have scanned these posts only quickly, but if you are partial to H's Op. 3 & 6, you are bound to enjoy Telemann's Overtures - delightful ear candy in every way - bar "depth" perhaps.

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    Telemann and Vivaldi for chamber-orchestral works.

    I'm not very familiar with choral works of that Era but I suppose Heinrich Schütz works are very good and Haydn's works are better than all Baroque composers

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    I would recommend Handels Israel in Egypt. I think it was his first oratorio and a failure at the time. It is full of greeat chorus's and some of Handels most descriptive music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ondine View Post
    Hi Stulkes,
    Only two and a half years late!

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    Handel: "Un pensiero di pace" from his oratorio Il Trionfo del Tempo a del Disinganno...it's quite a virtuosic piece not only for the singer but also for the strings. The piece has so much energy and is one of my favorite pieces by Handel.

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    This thread got me all excited about Handel, until I saw that its from 2010

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    You can still get excited about Handel... lots of great music to get excited about.
    Inspiration exists, but it has to find you working.

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    those not sufficiently prepared. Yes, art is dangerous. Where it is chaste, it is not art.

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    Graupner, Bach's predecessor as kappelmeister in Leipzig:

    Last edited by Lukecash12; Jul-25-2014 at 00:06.
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    Jephtha with Gardiner. Handel's last oratorio and a great one.
    Last edited by hpowders; Jul-26-2014 at 02:56.

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    I started my "Baroque Period" JSBach listening to when I was a child. How a young man started to approach other composers like Alessandro Scarlatti, Georg Friedrich Handel, Albinoni, Marcello, Telemann and others. In 2004 I find definitevily Händel and his óperas. Today, I hear Caldara, Bononcini, Stradella. I wait have time for Jommeli, Porpora, Corelli, and much more.

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