Thursday, June 16, 2016

Dream Weapons present: PÉROLAS BARROCAS C90


And now for something completely different, its: The Best Baroque Mixtape In The World...Ever!*

Pérola Barrocas means irregular pearls – which is the original meaning behind the term Baroque. I skipped the obvious genius of the era Bach (+ Handel...and Purcell), focusing rather heavily on the «early music» sounds of the harpsichord, harp, strings, gloomy organ and quite a lot of viola da gamba-drones. Some songs and dances, a few furiously dynamic orchestral assaults but the allegros are largely outnumbered by the adagios.


1. Claude Balbastre (1724 -1799, FR) La Lugeac
- Ewald Demeyere
2. Antoine Forqueray (1671-1745, FR) Le Carillon de Passy
- Vittorio Ghielmi & Luca Pianca
3. Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643, IT) Interrotte Speranze
- Christina Pluhar, L'Arpeggiata
4. Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 28 July 1741, IT) Violin Concerto in C major - Allegro Ma Poco
Il Pomo d'Oro, Dmitry Sinkovsky (violin + conductor)
5. Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725, IT) De Tenebroso Tacu
- Gérard Lesne & Il Seminario Musicale
6. Francesco Petrini (1744-1819, DE/FR) Les Folies d'Espagne et Douze Variations
- Sandrine Chatron
7. Gaspard Le Roux (1660-1707, FR) Courante Luthee
- Les Clavecin Reunis: Jan Devlieger & Guy Penson
8. François Couperin (1668-1733, FR) Verse 13 - Adolescentulus Sum Ego
- Christophe Rousset & Les Talens Lyriques
9. Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe (1640–1700, FR) Concert n° 9 Le Suppliant
- Les Voix Humaines, Stephen Stubbs
10. Henry Du Mont (1610-1684, BE) Allemande Grave
- Bernard Foccroulle
11 Giusippe Tartini (1692-1770, SI/IT) Solitario Bosco Ombroso
- Patrizia Bovi

1. Giusippe Tartini ('') Sonate Brainard A3, Giga
- Chiara Banchini
2. Antonio Bertali (1605-1669, IT) Chiacona
- Rachel Podger, Marcin Świątkiewicz, Daniele Caminiti
3. Tobias Hume (1579-1645, UK) Harke, Harke en Sol Mineur
- Jordi Savall
4. Pietro Antonio Locatelli (1695-1764, IT) Il Pianto d'Arianna' - IV. Grave
- Concerto Koln
5. André Campra (1660-1744, FR) Florete Prata (edit)
- Les Arts Florissants
6. Jan Dismas Zelenka (1679-1745, CZ) Sonata No. 6 In C minor - III Andante
- Dombrecht, Ponseele, Ebbinge
7. Carl Friedrich Abel (1723-1787, DE) Allegro WKO192
- Susanne Heinrich
8. Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677, IT) L'amante Modesto
- Cappella Mediterranea - Leonardo Garcia Alarcon
9. Giovanni Maria Trabaci (1575-1647, IT) Toccata Seconda & Ligature Per L'arpa
- Margret Köll
10. Johannes Schenck (1660-1712, NL) Sonata No. 8 in C-Moll I. Adagio
- Wieland Kuijken, François Joubert-Caillet
11 Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683–1764, FR) Les Boreades - Les Vents
- Le Concert des Nations, Jordi Savall 

*and only?


  1. Moahaha does it again… sweet perfection.

  2. Thanks! I am/was kinda uncertain to how this one in particular was going to be received by our "regulars".

  3. Always keeping us on our toes! Good mix!

  4. Moahaha, please another like this! I need some ancient gloomy music right now to put everything in perspective.

    1. I'll see what I can do Liquid Store. I have a playlist/sketch lying about, but finalizing a bunch of tunes into a mix takes time (this one in particular took ages) and I'm usually five or six mixtapes ahead of the latest one posted here. So I'm afraid I can't help you with your urgent ancient gloomy music-needs. But maybe in a couple of months:)

    2. -but you got me thinking about it again - and had me started collecting relevant tunes.