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1989 Festival

Operatic Centerpiece

Idomeneo

Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756–1791)

Libretto by Abbé Giambattista Varesco (ca. 1736–1805)

Details

Festival Concerts

Boston Early Music Festival Vocal Consort, Choir, and Players

directed by Andrew Parrott

Claudio Monteverdi: Solemn Mass for the Feast of S. Maria della Salute in Thanksgiving for the Delivery of the City of Vencie from the Plague

 

Capella Agostino Steffani

directed by Lajos Rovatkay

Agostino Steffani: Enrico Leone

 

Hortus Musicus Tallinn

directed by Andres Mustonen

Tractus Stellæ

 

Sequentia Ensemble for Medieval Music

directed by Barbara Thornton and Benjamin Bagby

Planctus Mariæ

 

Capella Agostino Steffani

directed by Lajos Rovatkay

Austrian Instrumental Chamber Music

 

Emily Van Evera, Eric Mentzel, Andrew Parrott,

and Richard Wistreich, voice with 20 lutenists

Three, Four & Twenty Lutes

 

Sequentia Ensemble for Medieval Music

directed by Barbara Thornton and Benjamin Bagby

A Vision of Mediæval English Music

 

Hortus Musicus Tallinn

directed by Andres Mustonen

16th- and 17th-century German, Italian, and English Music

 

Steffano Innocenti, organ

German and Italian Masterpieces for Organ

 

The Boston Camerata

directed by Joel Cohen

Requiem for a King

 

Marion Verbruggen, recorder

Stanley Ritchie and Daniel Stepner, violin

Elisabeth Wright, harpsichord

Wieland Kuijken and Laura Jeppesen, viola da gamba

Les Goûts Réunis