On the Early Italian Baroque (and more) with Zachary Wilder

July 16, 2022, 4:00 pm

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Portrait of Zachary WIlder seated on stone staircase, blue suit, white shirt no tie, smiling widely
Zachary Wilder (Photo: Teddie Hwang)

Introduced to Chicago audiences during John Eliot Gardiner’s Monteverdi 450 tour, Zachary Wilder is one of the most sought-after tenors specializing in 17th and 18th century repertoire. He joins Oliver to discuss the stylistic differences between seicento Italian composers (like Monteverdi) and composers of the High Baroque (like Bach and Handel).  Wilder will be heard in next month’s WFMT Opera Series presentation of Handel’s Almira from Boston Early Music Festival.



All selections feature Zachary Wilder, tenor.

Claudio Monteverdi: “Vi ricorda, o broschi ombrosi” from L’Orfeo
Monteverdi & Rossi: Balli & Sonate
Ricercar RIC-377

Monteverdi: Ecco di dolci raggi il sol armato, SV 249
Monteverdi: Eri già tutta mia, SV 248
Josep M. Martí Duran, archlute and baroque guitar
Eternità d’amore
La Musica LMU-013D

John Dowland: “Go Crystal Tears” from First Book of Songs or Aires
La Chimera
Eduardo Egüez, lute and direction
Dowland: Lachrimæ
La Musica 728815

Johann Sebastian Bach: St. Matthew Passion
34. Recitative, “Mein Jesus schweigt zu falschen Lügen stille”
35. Aria, “Geduld, Geduld! Wenn mich falsche Zungen stechen”
Bach Collegium Japan
Masaaki Suzuki, conductor
Bach: St Matthew Passion

Jean-Philippe Rameau: L’Impatience
Recitative, “Les oiseaux d’alentour chantent dans ce bocage”
Air tendre, “Pourquoi leur envier leur juste récompense?”
Les Bostonades
Amours contrariées: Cantatas of Clérambault & Rameau
Centaur CRC-3629

George Frideric Handel: ‘Would you gain the tender creature?” from Acis and Galatea
Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble
Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, lutes and co-direction
Handel: Acis and Galatea
CPO 7778772

Annibale Gregori: Mai non disciolgasi
Sigismondo d’India: Piagono al pianger mio
Vincenzo Calestani: Damigella tutta bella
Emiliano Gonzalez Toro, tenor
Ensemble I Gemelli
A Room of Mirrors
Gemelli Factory GFA-001/1