Baroque inspiration

sun 26 mar 2017
Theme: Early Music

On Sunday 26 March at 15:00 CET we are broadcasting a double-length episode of L’Esprit Baroque with work from the 20th and 21st century that has been inspired by Baroque music: Solve et Coagula by Guido Morini and the Misa Criolla by Ariel Ramírez.

‘Solve et Coagula’ is a special project from 2014 by Guido Morini, the leader of Accordone,  with a libretto by the tenor Marco Beasley. The Italian harpsichordist, organist and composer Guido Morini was Marco Beasley’s musical partner for 30 years.
This modern ‘opera’ is based on the idiosyncratic 18th century Neopolitan poet, freemason and alchemist Raimondo di Sangro. Raimondo di Sangro was a mysterious figure in 18th century Naples and built a palace and a chapel (see photo).
Guido Morini and Marco Beasley have made a dramatic work in which the atmosphere and style of Neopolitan Baroque music can be clearly .

An earlier work by Guido Morini can also be heard: the religious ‘Vivifice Spiritus Vitae Vis’ from 2005.

The ‘Misa Criolla’, the best-known work by the Argentinian composer Ariel Ramírez, was composed in 1964. It is written in a Baroque tradition that can still be heard in some parts of Latin America.
Música Temprana is conducted by Adrián Rodríguez Van der Spoel and recorded this work in 2014 to celebrate their 50th anniversary.


  • Sunday 26 March 2017, 15.00 – 17.00 CET
  • Monday 3 April 2017, 11.00 – 13.00 CET


For the playlists click here for part 1 and here for part 2.