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  • February 11, 2014

    French Baroque – Program Notes

    Program notes by Martin Pearlman Charpentier mass Over the past half century, as Charpentier’s music has been gradually revived, he has become recognized as one of the great figures of the Baroque era.  This Te Deum, no doubt his best known work, was the first ever to be recorded (1953), and its familiar prelude is […]

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  • December 11, 2013

    Messiah – Program Notes by Martin Pearlman

    PROGRAM NOTES By Martin Pearlman, Music Director Handel’s Messiah One of the special challenges in performing Messiah year after year is to keep the work sounding fresh, as if one had just discovered it.  When Boston Baroque gave the first Boston period-instrument performances of the complete oratorio in 1981, the work was still normally heard […]

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  • November 6, 2013

    Beethoven Ninth and Elegiac Song – Program Notes

    PROGRAM NOTES by Martin Pearlman  Elegiac Song, Op. 118             Beethoven composed this small, rarely heard gem in the summer of 1814, at the beginning of a difficult time in his life.  It was a period in which he produced few major works but appeared to be finding his way […]

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  • April 22, 2013

    From Boston Baroque, a concert for troubled times – The Boston Globe

    “…this was simply a magnificent performance” says the Boston Globe of Boston Baroque’s performances of Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass and Symphony No. 102 presented at Jordan hall on April 20, 2012.

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  • March 24, 2013

    A retuned violin, holding a mirror to prayer – The Boston Globe

    Boston Baroque’s concertmaster Christina Day Martinson, completes Part II of Heinrich Biber’s “Mystery” Sonatas to rave reviews. The performance which took place on March 22, 2013, was the final concert of Boston Baroque’s New Directions Series this season.

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