Ave Atque Vale: Hail & Farewell

January 4, 2023, 10:00 pm

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As 2023 begins, we remember the life and work of some of the classical artists who died in the year 2022. Each, in his or her own way, was dedicated to the performance and diffusion of early music: Simon Preston, Teresa Berganza, Nigel Rogers, Jörg Faerber, William Jon Gray, Lars Vogt, and René Clemencic. We laud them tonight and say Ave atque vale — hail and farewell, with this modest appreciation of their artistry and contributions to the world of early music.

Recordings used in tonight’s program come from the European Broadcasting Union, WFMT’s Richard and Mary L. Gray Music Library, and Oliver Camacho.

This program will be available on demand for two weeks following the broadcast at https://www.wfmt.com/listen/


Tomaso Albinoni (1671-1751)
Trumpet Concerto in D
Maurice André, trumpet; Württemberg Chamber Orchestra conducted by Jörg Faerber
EMI CDC7-49573-2

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
“Aria” from Goldberg Variations
Lars Vogt, piano

John Dowland (1563-1626)
First Booke of Songes or Ayres
– Come Away; Come, Sweet Love; Come, Heavy Sleep; Wilt thou unkind thus reave me; If my Complaints; My thoughts are wing’d with hopes
Nigel Rogers, tenor; Paul O’Dette, lute
Virgin Classics VC 7 90726-2

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Organ Concerto No 9 in B-Flat, Op. 7/3
Simon Preston, organ; English Concert conducted by Trevor Pinnock
Archiv 413468-2 92

Alonso Mudarra (c. 1510-April 1, 1580): Claros y fresco ríos; Ysabel, perdiste la tu faxa
Luis de Narváez (fl.1526–1549): ¿Con qué la lavaré?
Alfonso X El Sabio (1221-1284): Santa Maria
Teresa Berganza, mezzo-soprano; Narciso Yepes, guitar
DG 289 477 5489

Johann Joseph Fux (1660-1741)
De Profundis (Motet)
Clemencic Consort Members
Arte Nova 27777-2

Michael Praetorius (1571-1621) arr. William Jon Gray
Terpsichore: Passameze and Gaillarde
Music of the Baroque Brass conducted by William Jon Gray
Music of the Baroque recording