The Well-Tempered Ear

Classical music: The Wisconsin Baroque Ensemble performs music by Monteverdi, Vivaldi, Telemann, C.P.E. Bach and Johann Gottfried Muthel this Sunday afternoon at the historic landmark Gates of Heaven Synagogue.

February 8, 2013
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By Jacob Stockinger

The early music group Wisconsin Baroque Ensemble will present a concert of baroque vocal and instrumental chamber music on period instruments this Sunday afternoon, February 10, at 3 p.m. at the Gates of Heaven (below), located at 300 East Gorham Street. in James Madison Park in downtown Madison, Wisconsin

Gates of Heaven

Tickets at the door are: $15, $10 for students.

The musicians (below) are: Theresa Koenig – recorder; Brett Lipshutz – traverse; Eric Miller – viola da gamba, cello; Consuelo Sanudo – mezzo soprano; Anton TenWolde – cello; and Max Yount – harpsichord.

Wisconsin Baroque Ensemble composite

The program “Sturm und Drang: Music of the Late German Baroque” features music by C.P.E. Bach, Vivaldi, Monteverdi, Telemann and Johann Gottfried Muthel (at bottom in a YouTube video).

Here are the specific works: C.P.E. Bach – Sonata in D Major for viola da gamba and basso continuo

  • Telemann – Fantasia in B minor (flute solo) 
  • Vivaldi – Sonata in E-flat for cello and basso continuo, RV 39; 
  • Telemann – Cantata “Es ist ein schlechter Ruhm” from “Harmonischer Gottesdienst”; 
  • Monteverdi – “Se i languidi miei sguardi”; 
  • Muthel – Sonata in D major for flute and basso continuo; and 
  • Telemann – Trio Sonata No. 7 for recorder, viola da gamba, and basso continuo, from “Essercii musici.”

Future 2013 WBE concerts in Madison will be held on April 13, October 12 and November 30, all at 8 p.m.

For more information about this concert, including program notes and player biographies, visit or call (608) 238 5126.

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