Henry Purcell’s large-scale works for church, court, and theater, as well as a new release of J.S. Bach’s harpsichord concertos on the Plectra label.
Concerts from the 2009 Bloomington Early Music Festival, including performances by Hesperus, fortepianist Shuann Chai, ensemble L'AURA, and Chatham Baroque.
Concerts with Nigel North, the winners of the Early Music Institute Recital Prize (Antonio Santos and Maho Sone), ensemble Sacabuche, and Fenix de los Ingenios.
This week on Harmonia: early music specialists perform traditional music from Ireland and Scotland
A look at Alessandro Scarlatti and three of his oratorios with performances by Il Seminario Musicale, the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, and Europa Galante.
A re-issue of Handel's "Water Music" with Ensemble Zefiro and a classic one with The English Concert.
Notable recordings of George Frideric Handel's oratorio "Messiah."
Robert Green, musicologist and performer on the hurdy-gurdy, answers questions about his chosen instrument.
The earliest instrumental music in Scotland discovered on a carving at Stirling Castle.
Youtube discoveries of music by Italian Renaissance composer Antonio Valente.
An (almost) all-Haydn link round-up for the end of the week.
Angela Mariani, host of Harmonia, answers questions about life as a professor of music history, running a non-profit organization, and the ensemble Altramar.
A Strings Magazine article on learning to play the baroque violin for the modern violinist.
French countertenor Philippe Jaroussky and the many Youtube videos that feature him.
Lots of links involving the letter "B" for the end of the week.
American countertenor Steven Rickards answers questions about his voice type and aspects of his career.
Kate Clark has a reputation as a fine early flutist and is a highly sought-after teacher on faculty at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague.
One of the world's most famous pieces has a varied presence on Youtube.
A few links from the world of Early Music for the end of the week.
August Denhard, executive director of the Seattle Early Music Guild, answers questions about the Guild and early music in Seattle.
A new video of Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" with the Akademie für Alte Musik, Berlin, gives plenty of food for thought.
A YouTube search for "Corelli" yields a nice surprise.
A handful of Early Music links for the end of the week.
Clifford Bartlett, owner of King's Music, has filed for bankruptcy.
Maria Coldwell introduces us to Early Music America, talks about some of its future projects, and describes her role as its Executive Director.