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House of Dreams (DVD/CD)

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Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra presents a magical journey to the meeting places of baroque art and music – visit five European homes where exquisite works by Bach, Handel, Vivaldi and Marais are played against a backdrop of gorgeous paintings by Vermeer, Canaletto and Watteau. Beautifully filmed in Toronto, at the Handel House in London UK and in the gondolas, historic buildings and cafés of Venice, Italy.  This is a totally memorized performance by the virtuoso players of Tafelmusik.  DVD includes a bonus track interview with Handel House Director Sarah Baldwell.  A CD soundtrack is included.


Handel, Vivaldi, Sweelinck, Purcell, Marais, Bach, Telemann


Jeanne Lamon, Music Director
Alison Mackay, Programmed and Scripted
Marshall Pynkoski, Stage Director
Glenn Davidson, Production Designer
Blair Williams, Narrator
Violin: Jeanne Lamon, Patricia Ahern, Thomas Georgi, Geneviève Gilardeau, Aisslinn Nosky, CHristopher Verrette, Julia Wedman, Cristina Zacharias
Viola: Patrick G. Jordan, Elly Winer
Violoncello: Christina Mahler, Allen Whear
Bass: Alison Mackay
Oboe: John Abberger, Marco Cera
Bassoon: Dominic Teresi
Lute: Lucas Harris
Harpsichord: Charlotte Nediger
Percussion: Ben Grossman


George Frideric Handel
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck
12. Engelse Fortuyn
Henry Purcell

13. Fantasia in 3 parts upon a ground
14. Third act tune, from The Indian Queen
15. Symphony, from St. Cecilia Ode

Marin Marais
Suite from Alcyone
16. Tambourins
17. Marche en rondeau
18. Ritournelle Acte III
19. Marche des matelots
20. Ritournelle Acte III reprise
21. Tempeste
22. Ritournelle Acte V
23. Chaconne
Johann Sebastian Bach

24. Gigue, from Trio sonata in C Major, BWV 1037 (possibly composed by J.G. Goldberg)
25. Largo for 2 oboes, bassoon and continuo, after Aria from Cantata 135
   “Im Tod ist alles stille” (In death all is still)
26. Allegro, from Concerto for 2 violins in D Minor, BWV 1043

Georg Philipp Telemann
27. Ouverture, from Wassermusik

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Recording Date: June 2013


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