Classic FM's Fast And Friendly Guide To The Baroque Era

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Top Baroque pieces

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741 : Italy) Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Soloists: Nigel Kennedy Record label: DECCA Catalogue ID: 533 6426

George Frideric Handel (1685-1759 : Germany) Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner Ensemble: English Baroque Soloists Record label: Classic FM Catalogue ID: CFMFW 020

Henry Purcell (1659-1695 : England) Conductor: William Christie Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants Record label: Harmonia Mundi Catalogue ID: HMX 290606

Henry Purcell (1659-1695 : England) Conductor: William Christie Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants Record label: Harmonia Mundi Catalogue ID: HMX 290606

Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G major (1) artwork

Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G major (1) Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750 : Germany) Conductor: Pablo Valetti Ensemble: Cafe Zimmermann Record label: Alpha Catalogue ID: ALPHA 300

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Classic FM collection: Baroque: 1600 to 1750 artwork

Classic FM collection: Baroque: 1600 to 1750 30 tracks - £6.99 Ensemble: Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Academy of Ancient Music and more Soloists: Janine Jansen; Elin Manahan Thomas; Andreas Scholl; Daniel Hope and more

Classic FM collection: Early & Renaissance: 1400 to 1600 artwork

Classic FM collection: Early & Renaissance: 1400 to 1600 Various artists: 1400 to 1600 Ensemble: The Sixteen; Gabrieli Consort; The Consort of Musicke and more

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