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If you love great performances of Baroque music, we invite you to explore a selection of recordings by Freiburg Baroque that are available on QChamberstream. In addition, many recordings from the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra right here on Classical Archives.

We will tell you about some of those recordings in a moment. But before we do, we would like to give you a taste of what an electrifying ensemble the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra is.

Here is a video of the final movement of Vivaldi’s Concerto in F Major, RV 98 “La Tempesta di Mare” (“The Storm at Sea”) broadcast by QChamberstream and performed by the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and the amazing recorder virtuoso Maurice Steger.

And Here’s a Selection of Freiburg Baroque’s Recordings on Classical Archives

Messiah by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

The terrific conductor Rene Jacobs leads this highly satisfying performance by Concerto Köln and the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. If you think that “historically informed” performances of Baroque music have to be dry and minimal, this performance will change your mind.

Flute Concerto in D by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (1710-1784)

Gottfried von der Golz conducts the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra with flute soloist Karl Kaiser. Wilhelm Friedemann Bach was the second child (and oldest son) of Johann Sebastian. As you will hear, he was nudging forward toward a Rococo style in this concerto, which was composed in about 1775. Yet in the Bach family, the musical apple never fell too far from the contrapuntal tree – and what a tree Johann Sebastian was.

Overture in D, N. 4 by Johann Joseph Fux (1660-1741)

Austrian composer Johann Joseph Fux is best remembered today as the author of Gradus ad Parnassum, a book on counterpoint. (Like Jean Philippe Rameau, he was a pioneer in the world of music theory.) But as you will hear in this overture, he was an accomplished composer who wrote fluently in a late Baroque style influenced by the great composers of the French baroque. This performance features the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra conducted by Gottfried von der Golz.

Concerto for Violin, 2 Oboes, Bassoon, Strings and Continuo by Johann Georg Pisendel (1687-1755)

Johann Georg Pisendel (1687-1755) was an almost direct contemporary of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). Unlike itinerant Bach, who held several important positions during his life, Pisendel stayed put in Dresden, where he conducted the court orchestra for decades. This charming concerto serves as a testament to Pisendel’s gifts as both a melodist and a fluid writer of counterpoint. We know you will enjoy this, another idiomatic performance from the Freiburg Baroque and conductor Gottfried von der Golz.

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