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Archive for 2010

January 11, 2010

podcast

soprano and orchestra

Spanish Composers Joseph Ruiz Samaniego and Juan de Ledesma

Excellent recordings of villancicos and violin sonatas.

January 14, 2010

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masked dancer

Questions for Catherine Turocy, Baroque Dancer

A look at the background and working life of one the world's great baroque dancers.

January 18, 2010

podcast

Bononcini Cover

J.S. Bach, Bononcini, and the Gaultiers on the Ramée Label

Music for lute, organ, harpsichord, and a little-known Italian Baroque oratorio.

January 25, 2010

podcast

woman and carving

Music of John Eccles and Gottlieb Muffat

The Early Opera Company performs Eccles' "The Judgement of Paris" and harpsichordist Mitzi Meyerson plays Muffat's complete "Componimenti Musicali" of 1736.

February 2, 2010

podcast

men and women in black with white background

The English Renaissance with Stile Antico and the Brabant Ensemble

Choral music from England, including Stile Antico's exploration of composer John Sheppard and the Brabant Ensemble's offerings from the Chirk Castle Part-Books.

February 8, 2010

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statue of cupid

Cupid, Love, and the Baroque

Depictions of Cupid in baroque music from France, Italy, England, and Latin America.

February 8, 2010

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large links by harbor

Linking Early Music: Conductors and Concerts

Meet a couple of directors you might not have heard of, read about ones you probably have, and listen to a couple of recorded performances.

February 9, 2010

podcast

Raquel Andueza

‘Humori’ with Les Voix Baroques and ‘Mudarra’ with Private Musicke

Music for Carnival and Lent with Les Voix Baroques (ATMA) and Alonso Mudarra's "Tres Libros de Musica" with soprano Raquel Andueza and Private Musicke (ACCENT).

February 9, 2010

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orchestra in concert gear

Questions for Michael Willens, Director of Die Koelner Akademie

Willens answers questions about his career path, the orchestra he directs, and their recording project known as the Forgotten Treasures Series.

February 17, 2010

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Debra Nagy with oboe

Questions for Debra Nagy, Baroque Oboist

One of North America's top baroque oboists answers questions about the instruments she plays, her ensemble, their debut recording, and her upcoming projects.

February 21, 2010

podcast

Michael Willens

World Premieres with Michael Willens and Die Koelner Akademie

World premiere recordings of music by composers Johann Mattheson, Ferdinand Ries, Carl Stamitz, and Johann Christian Fischer.

March 1, 2010

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painetd woman with viol

Women in Early Music: Strozzi, Cozzolani, de La Guerre & Leonarda

Music written by some of the most significant female composers of the baroque era.

March 3, 2010

podcast

Les Iventions - Touchemoulin

Music of 18th-Century France: Leclair, Rebel, and Touchemoulin

Tina Chancey performs on the pardessus de viole, Opera Lafayette explores "Zelindor," and Les Inventions discovers little-known symphonies and concertos.

March 10, 2010

podcast

statue of man and woman

Handel’s Acis and Galatea: Arrangements by Mozart and Mendelssohn

Performances by Les Arts Florissants (Erato), The English Concert (Archiv), and the Goettingen Festival Orchestra (Carus).

March 16, 2010

podcast

orchestra concert

Biber with the Baroque Band and Musica Antiqua Cologne

Two excellent recordings of music by H.I.F. Biber with the Baroque Band (Cedille) and Musica Antiqua Cologne (Archiv).

March 18, 2010

show

buildings at night

Chicago Early Music Festival

Chicago's first-ever festival devoted to Early Music will include six centuries of music.

March 18, 2010

show

chalice consort logo

Chalice Consort Presents Early Music Mining Conference, April 2010

This conference features newly edited and previously unpublished works of Renaissance choral music, to be held in San Francisco on April 10, 2010.

March 18, 2010

show

headshot and orchestra

Questions for Garry Clarke, Director of the Baroque Band

Clarke answers questions about his career, the founding of the Baroque Band, and their forthcoming participation in Chicago's first-ever Early Music festival.

March 23, 2010

podcast

canal and boats

17th-Century Venice with Musica Fiata and Instrumenta Musica

Music of Venetian composers from the Early Baroque.

March 30, 2010

podcast

Norman/Greenberg Duo

Celtic Music: Norman/Greenberg Duo and Concerto Caledonia

A new recording of Celtic music from the 18th Century with flutist Chris Norman and violinist David Greenberg, and a classic one with Concerto Caledonia.

April 5, 2010

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BFX TEN 2010

Upcoming Event: Berkeley Festival and Exhibition (BFX TEN)

The Berkeley Festival and Exhibition presents world-class ensembles and Early Music America hosts a conference dedicated to Monteverdi's Vespers (1610).

April 7, 2010

show

man with clarinet

Questions for Early Clarinetist Eric Hoeprich

Early clarinetist Eric Hoeprich answers questions about his instrument, ensemble (Nachtmusique), and other projects.

April 8, 2010

podcast

musicians with double bass

Mozart Sonatas and Myslivecek Wind Music

Duo Amade performs Mozart's sonatas for violin and keyboard (Chandos), and the L'Orfeo Wind Ensemble plays Myslivecek's complete quintets and octets (CPO).

April 13, 2010

podcast

Les Concerts des Nations

The Forgotten Kingdom and Lamentations of Jeremiah

Jordi Savall explores music for the Cathars (Alia Vox), and the Tallis Scholars perform Victoria's Lamentations (Gimell).

April 21, 2010

podcast

headshot with white background

Keyboard Music of Froberger: Christophe Rousset and Webb Wiggins

Music for harpsichord and organ by one of the German baroque's most prominent composers before J.S. Bach.

April 29, 2010

show

Brian Dickie

Questions for Brian Dickie, Director of the Chicago Opera Theater

Brian Dickie answers questions about the company's history with early opera and their current production of Francesco Cavalli's "Giasone."

May 7, 2010

podcast

woman with dark background

J.S. Bach PASSIONS: Matthew, Arabian, and Pitié

Bach's Matthew Passion and two modern works inspired by it.

May 14, 2010

podcast

Paul O'Dette

Music of Telemann, Haydn, and dall’Aquila

Ensemble Caprice tackles Telemann's Gypsy music, Esterházy Machine plays Haydn's baryton trios, and Paul O’Dette champions Marco dall’Aquila’s lute pieces.

May 22, 2010

podcast

Christina Pluhar

Via Crucis and Anna Bon

Ensemble L'Arpeggiata's "Way of the Cross" and composer Anna Bon with La Donna Musicale.

May 28, 2010

podcast

people sitting around a table

More Hispano and Imagem da Melancolia

Improvisations with the Spanish ensemble More Hispano (Carpe Diem) and Portuguese polyphony with Imagem da Melancolia Recorder Consort (Challenge Classics).

June 5, 2010

podcast

Lute-Harpsichord

Bach, Robert Hill, and the Lute-Harpsichord

American harpsichordist Robert Hill performs J.S. Bach's music on the gut-strung 'lautenwerck,' or lute-harpsichord.

June 12, 2010

podcast

men and women in black with instruments

Waytes and Vivaldi’s Angels

Music from the English Renaissance with Piffaro and choral music by Vivaldi with Ensemble Caprice.

June 25, 2010

podcast

choir and orchestra in church

Florilegium And The Bolivian Baroque Series

This week on the Harmonia Early Music Podcast we listen to Florilegium's three-volume Channel Classics series.

July 5, 2010

show

portrait of monteverdi

Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610: New, Old, and Now

Celebrating the 400th anniversary of the publication of Claudio Monteverdi’s “Marian Vespers” of 1610.

July 6, 2010

podcast

violinist and orchestra

The English Concert and Ensemble 415 perform Geminiani Concertos

Francesco Geminiani's concertos after Corelli with the English Concert (Harmonia Mundi) and Ensemble 415 (Zig-Zag Territories).

July 12, 2010

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Bononcini Cover

Ramee Label Sampler: Bononcini, Touchemoulin, and Gaultier

Ramee label releases of music by composers Bononcini, Touchemoulin, and Gaultier, as well a look at Pomerium’s Old Hall label recording of Orlandus Lassus.

July 13, 2010

podcast

painting of mazarin and cd cover

Le Jardin Secret on the Coro Label

Le Jardin Secret performs music for the Habsburg Imperial Court and for Cardinal Mazarin.

July 19, 2010

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Michael Willens

World Premieres with the Koelner Akademie

Music of Mattheson and Fischer with the Koelner Akademie, Byzantine chant with John Michael Boyer, and Paul O’Dette performs lute pieces by Marco dall’Aquila.

July 20, 2010

podcast

smiling man with large lute

Santiago de Murcia with Paul O’Dette and Rolf Lislevand

Virtuosos Paul Odette and Rolf Lislevand explore the baroque guitar music of Murcia.

July 26, 2010

show

 Clavicytherium

More Medieval Instruments, John Abberger, and Alonso Mudarra

Musical instruments from the Middle Ages, Baroque oboist John Abberger, and Private Musicke performs music of Spanish Renaissance composer Alonso Mudarra.

July 27, 2010

podcast

Joseph Haydn

Joseph Haydn Symphonies and Nocturnes

Haydn symphonies with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra (Harmonia Mundi) and Nocturnes for the King of Naples with Mozzafiato and L’Archibudelli (Sony).

August 2, 2010

show

Lucidarium

Lucidarium: ‘La Istoria de Purim’

Lucidarium explores Jewish music in Renaissance Italy, Ensemble Caprice performs gypsy-inspired baroque music, and a unique LP belonging to Leonard Bernstein.

August 2, 2010

show

harmonia_ty

Many thanks for your support!

The results are in and while we fell short of our goal, we did raise over $1000!!! Many thanks to all who contributed.

August 3, 2010

podcast

Pihlip Pickett

Musicians of the Globe: Shakespeare and Oberon

Philip Picket leads the Musicians of the Globe in music from Shakespeare's plays and the Masque of Oberon.

August 11, 2010

show

Anna Bon Cover

Anna Bon with La Donna Musicale

La Donna Musicale performs Anna Bon, soprano Carolyn Sampson and lutenist Matthew Wadsworth explore John Dowland, and Stile Antico surveys John Sheppard.

August 16, 2010

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men and women in black stand beneath a large stained glass window

Peter Phillips And The Tallis Scholars

The Tallis Scholars performs the “Lamentations of Jeremiah,” New Chamber Opera Ensemble looks at Purcell's notebook, and L’Arpeggiata follows the “Via Crucis.”

August 19, 2010

podcast

Devil's Trill Cover

The Palladians: Devil’s Trill and An Excess of Pleasure

Two recordings from a notable British ensemble (Linn).

August 23, 2010

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Paul O

Great Musicians: Paul O’Dette, Lutenist

Paul O’Dette explores lute pieces by dall’Aquila, the I.U. Pro Arte ensemble digs into the Spanish Renaissance, and Los Musicos de Su Alteza performs Samaniego.

August 26, 2010

podcast

Cançonièr

Cançonièr and the Dunedin Consort & Players

The medieval ensemble Cançonièr explores music from the time of Vlad Dracula and the Dunedin Consort and Players perform J.S. Bach's Mass in B minor (Linn).

August 30, 2010

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male face in shadow

The Frottola and Renaissance Love

Love and the Renaissance frottola, Musicologist Robert Green on the French Baroque hurdy-gurdy, and a Mendelssohn arrangement of Handel’s Acis and Galatea.

September 3, 2010

podcast

Stile Antico

Christmas Music with Anonymous 4 and Stile Antico

Medieval and early Anglo-American songs with Anonymous 4 (Harmonia Mundi) and the Tudor Renaissance with Stile Antico (Harmonia Mundi).

September 6, 2010

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Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

New Music/Early Music: The New Brandenburgs, pt. 1

The beginning of an exploration of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra’s commissions inspired by the Brandenburg Concertos of J.S. Bach.

September 8, 2010

podcast

headshot of man

Andrew Manze and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Renowned British violinist Andrew Manze is featured in two recordings of music by W.A. Mozart (Harmonia Mundi).

September 13, 2010

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lutenist pulling horse

Music of Baroque Mexico: Fernandes, Padilla, and Murcia

Works by Gaspar Fernandes and Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla, music from the Jesús Sánchez Garza Collection, and Santiago de Murcia with Ensamble Continuo.

September 20, 2010

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handels harp cover

Handel’s Harp with Maxine Eilander

Handel’s harp music with Maxine Eilander, the Toronto Consort and Elizabethan England, and More Hispano explores Spanish and Italian Renaissance improvisation.

September 22, 2010

podcast

Vivica Genaux

Arias for Farinelli and Favorites from Farnace

Mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux sings baroque arias composed for castrato Farinelli and Le Concert de Nations performs excerpts from Vivaldi's opera 'Farnace.'

September 27, 2010

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Cançonièr

Cançonièr and the Black Dragon

Music from the time of Vlad Dracula with Cançonièr, Imagem da Melancolia and 17th-century Portugal, and Bach's viola da gamba sonatas on the lautenwerk.

October 4, 2010

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men and women in black with instruments

Piffaro and the English Renaissance

Piffaro debuts the recording "Waytes," Instrumenta Musica performs 17th-century Venetian wind music, and Florilegium explores the Bolivian Baroque.

October 6, 2010

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men and women with mirror

Early Music Concert Series Round-up

A sneak-preview of prominent early music concert series for the 2010-2011 season.

October 11, 2010

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The Tudor Choir

The Tudor Choir in Seattle

The Tudor Choir performs on the Early Music Guild's International Series, the Hilliard Ensemble interprets Perotin, and Ensemble Sarband re-imagines Bach.

October 15, 2010

podcast

people in black tuxes and dresses

Telemann: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra And Musica Antiqua Cologne

The complete 'Musique de Table' with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra (Harmonia Mundi) and string concertos with Musica Antiqua Cologne (Archiv Produktion).

October 19, 2010

podcast

Les Concert des Nations

Jordi Savall and Music for a French King

Savall directs Les Concert des Nations in music for the orchestras of Louis XIII and XIV, as well as works from the time of Louis XV.

October 20, 2010

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painting of vivaldi

Vivaldi Concerto Discovered Where?

Musicologist Andrew Woolley discovers a flute concerto by Antonio Vivaldi at the National Archives of Scotland.

October 25, 2010

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Saducismus Triumphatus

Witchcraft and Madness in Restoration England

Purcell's musical depictions of witches and insanity, the Matthews/Schenkman duo perform in Seattle, and Esterházy Machine explores music for the baryton.

October 26, 2010

podcast

men and women on a boat

Stabat Mater and Marian Cantatas

Marian music by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (Harmonia Mundi) and George Frideric Handel (Archiv Produktion).

November 3, 2010

podcast

color and b&w portraits

Countertenors: Daniel Taylor and Matthew White

Showcase recordings for Canada's top countertenors.

November 4, 2010

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opean book of medieval chant

Gaga For Gregorian Chant

Decca Records selects the French nuns of Our Lady of the Annunciation Abbey for their next recording of Gregorian Chant.

November 8, 2010

show

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

New Music/Early Music: The New Brandenburgs, pt. 2

A continuation of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra’s New Brandenburgs, American lutenist Ronn McFarlane, and the Dunedin Consort & Players.

November 9, 2010

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seated woman with instrument

Early Music America: Naxos Recording Competition

Early Music America and Naxos Records collaborate in a recording competition.

November 11, 2010

podcast

portriat of man in black

Handel Opera Arias: Bejun Mehta and Nathalie Stutzmann

Two excellent Handel recordings with countertenor Bejun Mehta (Harmonia Mundi) and contralto Nathalie Stutzmann (DHM).

November 13, 2010

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Flammarion Woodcut

700 Harmonia Episodes And Counting

Harmonia celebrates the airing of its 700th episode.

November 17, 2010

podcast

Masques

ATMA: Masques and Notturna

Ensemble Masques explores Rameau's "Pièces de clavecin en concert" and Notturna plays the chamber sonatas of Janitsch.

November 22, 2010

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Royal Feast

Feasting and Gluttony

Gluttony as found in music of the Renaissance and Baroque, and Les Voix Baroques performs early 17th-century carnival music.

November 24, 2010

podcast

Musica Pacifica

The Celtic Viol II and Dancing in the Isles

Celtic music with Jordi Savall (Alia Vox) and Musica Pacifica (Solimar).

December 1, 2010

podcast

Karina Gauvin

Karina Gauvin and Les Boréades

Music of Henry Purcell and the French Baroque on the ATMA Classique label.

December 10, 2010

podcast

man smiling and conducting

Netherlands Bach Society and La Nouvelle Menestrandie

J.S. Bach's "Magnificat" (Channel Classics) and Purcell's "Dido & Aeneas" (Ambronay).

December 15, 2010

podcast

men and women in formals

Carlos Mena and Maria Cristina Kiehr

Songs by John Blow and Henry Purcell (Mirare) and music of 17th-century Italian women composers (Ambronay).

December 20, 2010

show

four women and skyline

Holidays with Anonymous 4, Stile Antico, and Montserrat Figueras

Anonymous 4 explores medieval English carol and early American Christmas song, Stile Antico serves up Tudor music, and Monserrat Figueras with Hesperion XXI.

December 22, 2010

podcast

reclining woman in red

Top Ten Discoveries of 2010

Some of the best early music heard in the past year.

December 28, 2010

show

twon men and two women all in black

Vivaldi’s Angels with Ensemble Caprice

Ensemble Caprice offers music of Vivaldi, the New London Consort explores Tylman Susato’s “Dansereye,” and Bonporti inventions performed by Chiara Banchini.

December 30, 2010

podcast

ORLANDOviols CD

The King’s Consort and ORLANDOviols

Henry Purcell's complete odes & welcome songs (Hyperion), and a debut recording of music for viola da gamba consort (Lunaris).

January 11, 2010

podcast

soprano and orchestra

Spanish Composers Joseph Ruiz Samaniego and Juan de Ledesma

Excellent recordings of villancicos and violin sonatas.

January 14, 2010

show

masked dancer

Questions for Catherine Turocy, Baroque Dancer

A look at the background and working life of one the world's great baroque dancers.

January 18, 2010

podcast

Bononcini Cover

J.S. Bach, Bononcini, and the Gaultiers on the Ramée Label

Music for lute, organ, harpsichord, and a little-known Italian Baroque oratorio.

January 25, 2010

podcast

woman and carving

Music of John Eccles and Gottlieb Muffat

The Early Opera Company performs Eccles' "The Judgement of Paris" and harpsichordist Mitzi Meyerson plays Muffat's complete "Componimenti Musicali" of 1736.

February 2, 2010

podcast

men and women in black with white background

The English Renaissance with Stile Antico and the Brabant Ensemble

Choral music from England, including Stile Antico's exploration of composer John Sheppard and the Brabant Ensemble's offerings from the Chirk Castle Part-Books.

February 8, 2010

show

statue of cupid

Cupid, Love, and the Baroque

Depictions of Cupid in baroque music from France, Italy, England, and Latin America.

February 8, 2010

show

large links by harbor

Linking Early Music: Conductors and Concerts

Meet a couple of directors you might not have heard of, read about ones you probably have, and listen to a couple of recorded performances.

February 9, 2010

podcast

Raquel Andueza

‘Humori’ with Les Voix Baroques and ‘Mudarra’ with Private Musicke

Music for Carnival and Lent with Les Voix Baroques (ATMA) and Alonso Mudarra's "Tres Libros de Musica" with soprano Raquel Andueza and Private Musicke (ACCENT).

February 9, 2010

show

orchestra in concert gear

Questions for Michael Willens, Director of Die Koelner Akademie

Willens answers questions about his career path, the orchestra he directs, and their recording project known as the Forgotten Treasures Series.

February 17, 2010

show

Debra Nagy with oboe

Questions for Debra Nagy, Baroque Oboist

One of North America's top baroque oboists answers questions about the instruments she plays, her ensemble, their debut recording, and her upcoming projects.

February 21, 2010

podcast

Michael Willens

World Premieres with Michael Willens and Die Koelner Akademie

World premiere recordings of music by composers Johann Mattheson, Ferdinand Ries, Carl Stamitz, and Johann Christian Fischer.

March 1, 2010

show

painetd woman with viol

Women in Early Music: Strozzi, Cozzolani, de La Guerre & Leonarda

Music written by some of the most significant female composers of the baroque era.

March 3, 2010

podcast

Les Iventions - Touchemoulin

Music of 18th-Century France: Leclair, Rebel, and Touchemoulin

Tina Chancey performs on the pardessus de viole, Opera Lafayette explores "Zelindor," and Les Inventions discovers little-known symphonies and concertos.

March 10, 2010

podcast

statue of man and woman

Handel’s Acis and Galatea: Arrangements by Mozart and Mendelssohn

Performances by Les Arts Florissants (Erato), The English Concert (Archiv), and the Goettingen Festival Orchestra (Carus).

March 16, 2010

podcast

orchestra concert

Biber with the Baroque Band and Musica Antiqua Cologne

Two excellent recordings of music by H.I.F. Biber with the Baroque Band (Cedille) and Musica Antiqua Cologne (Archiv).

March 18, 2010

show

buildings at night

Chicago Early Music Festival

Chicago's first-ever festival devoted to Early Music will include six centuries of music.

March 18, 2010

show

chalice consort logo

Chalice Consort Presents Early Music Mining Conference, April 2010

This conference features newly edited and previously unpublished works of Renaissance choral music, to be held in San Francisco on April 10, 2010.

March 18, 2010

show

headshot and orchestra

Questions for Garry Clarke, Director of the Baroque Band

Clarke answers questions about his career, the founding of the Baroque Band, and their forthcoming participation in Chicago's first-ever Early Music festival.

March 23, 2010

podcast

canal and boats

17th-Century Venice with Musica Fiata and Instrumenta Musica

Music of Venetian composers from the Early Baroque.

March 30, 2010

podcast

Norman/Greenberg Duo

Celtic Music: Norman/Greenberg Duo and Concerto Caledonia

A new recording of Celtic music from the 18th Century with flutist Chris Norman and violinist David Greenberg, and a classic one with Concerto Caledonia.

April 5, 2010

show

BFX TEN 2010

Upcoming Event: Berkeley Festival and Exhibition (BFX TEN)

The Berkeley Festival and Exhibition presents world-class ensembles and Early Music America hosts a conference dedicated to Monteverdi's Vespers (1610).

April 7, 2010

show

man with clarinet

Questions for Early Clarinetist Eric Hoeprich

Early clarinetist Eric Hoeprich answers questions about his instrument, ensemble (Nachtmusique), and other projects.

April 8, 2010

podcast

musicians with double bass

Mozart Sonatas and Myslivecek Wind Music

Duo Amade performs Mozart's sonatas for violin and keyboard (Chandos), and the L'Orfeo Wind Ensemble plays Myslivecek's complete quintets and octets (CPO).

April 13, 2010

podcast

Les Concerts des Nations

The Forgotten Kingdom and Lamentations of Jeremiah

Jordi Savall explores music for the Cathars (Alia Vox), and the Tallis Scholars perform Victoria's Lamentations (Gimell).

April 21, 2010

podcast

headshot with white background

Keyboard Music of Froberger: Christophe Rousset and Webb Wiggins

Music for harpsichord and organ by one of the German baroque's most prominent composers before J.S. Bach.

April 29, 2010

show

Brian Dickie

Questions for Brian Dickie, Director of the Chicago Opera Theater

Brian Dickie answers questions about the company's history with early opera and their current production of Francesco Cavalli's "Giasone."

May 7, 2010

podcast

woman with dark background

J.S. Bach PASSIONS: Matthew, Arabian, and Pitié

Bach's Matthew Passion and two modern works inspired by it.

May 14, 2010

podcast

Paul O'Dette

Music of Telemann, Haydn, and dall’Aquila

Ensemble Caprice tackles Telemann's Gypsy music, Esterházy Machine plays Haydn's baryton trios, and Paul O’Dette champions Marco dall’Aquila’s lute pieces.

May 22, 2010

podcast

Christina Pluhar

Via Crucis and Anna Bon

Ensemble L'Arpeggiata's "Way of the Cross" and composer Anna Bon with La Donna Musicale.

May 28, 2010

podcast

people sitting around a table

More Hispano and Imagem da Melancolia

Improvisations with the Spanish ensemble More Hispano (Carpe Diem) and Portuguese polyphony with Imagem da Melancolia Recorder Consort (Challenge Classics).

June 5, 2010

podcast

Lute-Harpsichord

Bach, Robert Hill, and the Lute-Harpsichord

American harpsichordist Robert Hill performs J.S. Bach's music on the gut-strung 'lautenwerck,' or lute-harpsichord.

June 12, 2010

podcast

men and women in black with instruments

Waytes and Vivaldi’s Angels

Music from the English Renaissance with Piffaro and choral music by Vivaldi with Ensemble Caprice.

June 25, 2010

podcast

choir and orchestra in church

Florilegium And The Bolivian Baroque Series

This week on the Harmonia Early Music Podcast we listen to Florilegium's three-volume Channel Classics series.

July 5, 2010

show

portrait of monteverdi

Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610: New, Old, and Now

Celebrating the 400th anniversary of the publication of Claudio Monteverdi’s “Marian Vespers” of 1610.

July 6, 2010

podcast

violinist and orchestra

The English Concert and Ensemble 415 perform Geminiani Concertos

Francesco Geminiani's concertos after Corelli with the English Concert (Harmonia Mundi) and Ensemble 415 (Zig-Zag Territories).

July 12, 2010

show

Bononcini Cover

Ramee Label Sampler: Bononcini, Touchemoulin, and Gaultier

Ramee label releases of music by composers Bononcini, Touchemoulin, and Gaultier, as well a look at Pomerium’s Old Hall label recording of Orlandus Lassus.

July 13, 2010

podcast

painting of mazarin and cd cover

Le Jardin Secret on the Coro Label

Le Jardin Secret performs music for the Habsburg Imperial Court and for Cardinal Mazarin.

July 19, 2010

show

Michael Willens

World Premieres with the Koelner Akademie

Music of Mattheson and Fischer with the Koelner Akademie, Byzantine chant with John Michael Boyer, and Paul O’Dette performs lute pieces by Marco dall’Aquila.

July 20, 2010

podcast

smiling man with large lute

Santiago de Murcia with Paul O’Dette and Rolf Lislevand

Virtuosos Paul Odette and Rolf Lislevand explore the baroque guitar music of Murcia.

July 26, 2010

show

 Clavicytherium

More Medieval Instruments, John Abberger, and Alonso Mudarra

Musical instruments from the Middle Ages, Baroque oboist John Abberger, and Private Musicke performs music of Spanish Renaissance composer Alonso Mudarra.

July 27, 2010

podcast

Joseph Haydn

Joseph Haydn Symphonies and Nocturnes

Haydn symphonies with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra (Harmonia Mundi) and Nocturnes for the King of Naples with Mozzafiato and L’Archibudelli (Sony).

August 2, 2010

show

Lucidarium

Lucidarium: ‘La Istoria de Purim’

Lucidarium explores Jewish music in Renaissance Italy, Ensemble Caprice performs gypsy-inspired baroque music, and a unique LP belonging to Leonard Bernstein.

August 2, 2010

show

harmonia_ty

Many thanks for your support!

The results are in and while we fell short of our goal, we did raise over $1000!!! Many thanks to all who contributed.

August 3, 2010

podcast

Pihlip Pickett

Musicians of the Globe: Shakespeare and Oberon

Philip Picket leads the Musicians of the Globe in music from Shakespeare's plays and the Masque of Oberon.

August 11, 2010

show

Anna Bon Cover

Anna Bon with La Donna Musicale

La Donna Musicale performs Anna Bon, soprano Carolyn Sampson and lutenist Matthew Wadsworth explore John Dowland, and Stile Antico surveys John Sheppard.

August 16, 2010

show

men and women in black stand beneath a large stained glass window

Peter Phillips And The Tallis Scholars

The Tallis Scholars performs the “Lamentations of Jeremiah,” New Chamber Opera Ensemble looks at Purcell's notebook, and L’Arpeggiata follows the “Via Crucis.”

August 19, 2010

podcast

Devil's Trill Cover

The Palladians: Devil’s Trill and An Excess of Pleasure

Two recordings from a notable British ensemble (Linn).

August 23, 2010

show

Paul O

Great Musicians: Paul O’Dette, Lutenist

Paul O’Dette explores lute pieces by dall’Aquila, the I.U. Pro Arte ensemble digs into the Spanish Renaissance, and Los Musicos de Su Alteza performs Samaniego.

August 26, 2010

podcast

Cançonièr

Cançonièr and the Dunedin Consort & Players

The medieval ensemble Cançonièr explores music from the time of Vlad Dracula and the Dunedin Consort and Players perform J.S. Bach's Mass in B minor (Linn).

August 30, 2010

show

male face in shadow

The Frottola and Renaissance Love

Love and the Renaissance frottola, Musicologist Robert Green on the French Baroque hurdy-gurdy, and a Mendelssohn arrangement of Handel’s Acis and Galatea.

September 3, 2010

podcast

Stile Antico

Christmas Music with Anonymous 4 and Stile Antico

Medieval and early Anglo-American songs with Anonymous 4 (Harmonia Mundi) and the Tudor Renaissance with Stile Antico (Harmonia Mundi).

September 6, 2010

show

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

New Music/Early Music: The New Brandenburgs, pt. 1

The beginning of an exploration of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra’s commissions inspired by the Brandenburg Concertos of J.S. Bach.

September 8, 2010

podcast

headshot of man

Andrew Manze and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Renowned British violinist Andrew Manze is featured in two recordings of music by W.A. Mozart (Harmonia Mundi).

September 13, 2010

show

lutenist pulling horse

Music of Baroque Mexico: Fernandes, Padilla, and Murcia

Works by Gaspar Fernandes and Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla, music from the Jesús Sánchez Garza Collection, and Santiago de Murcia with Ensamble Continuo.

September 20, 2010

show

handels harp cover

Handel’s Harp with Maxine Eilander

Handel’s harp music with Maxine Eilander, the Toronto Consort and Elizabethan England, and More Hispano explores Spanish and Italian Renaissance improvisation.

September 22, 2010

podcast

Vivica Genaux

Arias for Farinelli and Favorites from Farnace

Mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux sings baroque arias composed for castrato Farinelli and Le Concert de Nations performs excerpts from Vivaldi's opera 'Farnace.'

September 27, 2010

show

Cançonièr

Cançonièr and the Black Dragon

Music from the time of Vlad Dracula with Cançonièr, Imagem da Melancolia and 17th-century Portugal, and Bach's viola da gamba sonatas on the lautenwerk.

October 4, 2010

show

men and women in black with instruments

Piffaro and the English Renaissance

Piffaro debuts the recording "Waytes," Instrumenta Musica performs 17th-century Venetian wind music, and Florilegium explores the Bolivian Baroque.

October 6, 2010

show

men and women with mirror

Early Music Concert Series Round-up

A sneak-preview of prominent early music concert series for the 2010-2011 season.

October 11, 2010

show

The Tudor Choir

The Tudor Choir in Seattle

The Tudor Choir performs on the Early Music Guild's International Series, the Hilliard Ensemble interprets Perotin, and Ensemble Sarband re-imagines Bach.

October 15, 2010

podcast

people in black tuxes and dresses

Telemann: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra And Musica Antiqua Cologne

The complete 'Musique de Table' with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra (Harmonia Mundi) and string concertos with Musica Antiqua Cologne (Archiv Produktion).

October 19, 2010

podcast

Les Concert des Nations

Jordi Savall and Music for a French King

Savall directs Les Concert des Nations in music for the orchestras of Louis XIII and XIV, as well as works from the time of Louis XV.

October 20, 2010

show

painting of vivaldi

Vivaldi Concerto Discovered Where?

Musicologist Andrew Woolley discovers a flute concerto by Antonio Vivaldi at the National Archives of Scotland.

October 25, 2010

show

Saducismus Triumphatus

Witchcraft and Madness in Restoration England

Purcell's musical depictions of witches and insanity, the Matthews/Schenkman duo perform in Seattle, and Esterházy Machine explores music for the baryton.

October 26, 2010

podcast

men and women on a boat

Stabat Mater and Marian Cantatas

Marian music by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (Harmonia Mundi) and George Frideric Handel (Archiv Produktion).

November 3, 2010

podcast

color and b&w portraits

Countertenors: Daniel Taylor and Matthew White

Showcase recordings for Canada's top countertenors.

November 4, 2010

show

opean book of medieval chant

Gaga For Gregorian Chant

Decca Records selects the French nuns of Our Lady of the Annunciation Abbey for their next recording of Gregorian Chant.

November 8, 2010

show

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

New Music/Early Music: The New Brandenburgs, pt. 2

A continuation of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra’s New Brandenburgs, American lutenist Ronn McFarlane, and the Dunedin Consort & Players.

November 9, 2010

show

seated woman with instrument

Early Music America: Naxos Recording Competition

Early Music America and Naxos Records collaborate in a recording competition.

November 11, 2010

podcast

portriat of man in black

Handel Opera Arias: Bejun Mehta and Nathalie Stutzmann

Two excellent Handel recordings with countertenor Bejun Mehta (Harmonia Mundi) and contralto Nathalie Stutzmann (DHM).

November 13, 2010

show

Flammarion Woodcut

700 Harmonia Episodes And Counting

Harmonia celebrates the airing of its 700th episode.

November 17, 2010

podcast

Masques

ATMA: Masques and Notturna

Ensemble Masques explores Rameau's "Pièces de clavecin en concert" and Notturna plays the chamber sonatas of Janitsch.

November 22, 2010

show

Royal Feast

Feasting and Gluttony

Gluttony as found in music of the Renaissance and Baroque, and Les Voix Baroques performs early 17th-century carnival music.

November 24, 2010

podcast

Musica Pacifica

The Celtic Viol II and Dancing in the Isles

Celtic music with Jordi Savall (Alia Vox) and Musica Pacifica (Solimar).

December 1, 2010

podcast

Karina Gauvin

Karina Gauvin and Les Boréades

Music of Henry Purcell and the French Baroque on the ATMA Classique label.

December 10, 2010

podcast

man smiling and conducting

Netherlands Bach Society and La Nouvelle Menestrandie

J.S. Bach's "Magnificat" (Channel Classics) and Purcell's "Dido & Aeneas" (Ambronay).

December 15, 2010

podcast

men and women in formals

Carlos Mena and Maria Cristina Kiehr

Songs by John Blow and Henry Purcell (Mirare) and music of 17th-century Italian women composers (Ambronay).

December 20, 2010

show

four women and skyline

Holidays with Anonymous 4, Stile Antico, and Montserrat Figueras

Anonymous 4 explores medieval English carol and early American Christmas song, Stile Antico serves up Tudor music, and Monserrat Figueras with Hesperion XXI.

December 22, 2010

podcast

reclining woman in red

Top Ten Discoveries of 2010

Some of the best early music heard in the past year.

December 28, 2010

show

twon men and two women all in black

Vivaldi’s Angels with Ensemble Caprice

Ensemble Caprice offers music of Vivaldi, the New London Consort explores Tylman Susato’s “Dansereye,” and Bonporti inventions performed by Chiara Banchini.

December 30, 2010

podcast

ORLANDOviols CD

The King’s Consort and ORLANDOviols

Henry Purcell's complete odes & welcome songs (Hyperion), and a debut recording of music for viola da gamba consort (Lunaris).

January 11, 2010

podcast

soprano and orchestra

Spanish Composers Joseph Ruiz Samaniego and Juan de Ledesma

Excellent recordings of villancicos and violin sonatas.

January 14, 2010

show

masked dancer

Questions for Catherine Turocy, Baroque Dancer

A look at the background and working life of one the world's great baroque dancers.

January 18, 2010

podcast

Bononcini Cover

J.S. Bach, Bononcini, and the Gaultiers on the Ramée Label

Music for lute, organ, harpsichord, and a little-known Italian Baroque oratorio.

January 25, 2010

podcast

woman and carving

Music of John Eccles and Gottlieb Muffat

The Early Opera Company performs Eccles' "The Judgement of Paris" and harpsichordist Mitzi Meyerson plays Muffat's complete "Componimenti Musicali" of 1736.

February 2, 2010

podcast

men and women in black with white background

The English Renaissance with Stile Antico and the Brabant Ensemble

Choral music from England, including Stile Antico's exploration of composer John Sheppard and the Brabant Ensemble's offerings from the Chirk Castle Part-Books.

February 8, 2010

show

statue of cupid

Cupid, Love, and the Baroque

Depictions of Cupid in baroque music from France, Italy, England, and Latin America.

February 8, 2010

show

large links by harbor

Linking Early Music: Conductors and Concerts

Meet a couple of directors you might not have heard of, read about ones you probably have, and listen to a couple of recorded performances.

February 9, 2010

podcast

Raquel Andueza

‘Humori’ with Les Voix Baroques and ‘Mudarra’ with Private Musicke

Music for Carnival and Lent with Les Voix Baroques (ATMA) and Alonso Mudarra's "Tres Libros de Musica" with soprano Raquel Andueza and Private Musicke (ACCENT).

February 9, 2010

show

orchestra in concert gear

Questions for Michael Willens, Director of Die Koelner Akademie

Willens answers questions about his career path, the orchestra he directs, and their recording project known as the Forgotten Treasures Series.

February 17, 2010

show

Debra Nagy with oboe

Questions for Debra Nagy, Baroque Oboist

One of North America's top baroque oboists answers questions about the instruments she plays, her ensemble, their debut recording, and her upcoming projects.

February 21, 2010

podcast

Michael Willens

World Premieres with Michael Willens and Die Koelner Akademie

World premiere recordings of music by composers Johann Mattheson, Ferdinand Ries, Carl Stamitz, and Johann Christian Fischer.

March 1, 2010

show

painetd woman with viol

Women in Early Music: Strozzi, Cozzolani, de La Guerre & Leonarda

Music written by some of the most significant female composers of the baroque era.

March 3, 2010

podcast

Les Iventions - Touchemoulin

Music of 18th-Century France: Leclair, Rebel, and Touchemoulin

Tina Chancey performs on the pardessus de viole, Opera Lafayette explores "Zelindor," and Les Inventions discovers little-known symphonies and concertos.

March 10, 2010

podcast

statue of man and woman

Handel’s Acis and Galatea: Arrangements by Mozart and Mendelssohn

Performances by Les Arts Florissants (Erato), The English Concert (Archiv), and the Goettingen Festival Orchestra (Carus).

March 16, 2010

podcast

orchestra concert

Biber with the Baroque Band and Musica Antiqua Cologne

Two excellent recordings of music by H.I.F. Biber with the Baroque Band (Cedille) and Musica Antiqua Cologne (Archiv).

March 18, 2010

show

buildings at night

Chicago Early Music Festival

Chicago's first-ever festival devoted to Early Music will include six centuries of music.

March 18, 2010

show

chalice consort logo

Chalice Consort Presents Early Music Mining Conference, April 2010

This conference features newly edited and previously unpublished works of Renaissance choral music, to be held in San Francisco on April 10, 2010.

March 18, 2010

show

headshot and orchestra

Questions for Garry Clarke, Director of the Baroque Band

Clarke answers questions about his career, the founding of the Baroque Band, and their forthcoming participation in Chicago's first-ever Early Music festival.

March 23, 2010

podcast

canal and boats

17th-Century Venice with Musica Fiata and Instrumenta Musica

Music of Venetian composers from the Early Baroque.

March 30, 2010

podcast

Norman/Greenberg Duo

Celtic Music: Norman/Greenberg Duo and Concerto Caledonia

A new recording of Celtic music from the 18th Century with flutist Chris Norman and violinist David Greenberg, and a classic one with Concerto Caledonia.

April 5, 2010

show

BFX TEN 2010

Upcoming Event: Berkeley Festival and Exhibition (BFX TEN)

The Berkeley Festival and Exhibition presents world-class ensembles and Early Music America hosts a conference dedicated to Monteverdi's Vespers (1610).

April 7, 2010

show

man with clarinet

Questions for Early Clarinetist Eric Hoeprich

Early clarinetist Eric Hoeprich answers questions about his instrument, ensemble (Nachtmusique), and other projects.

April 8, 2010

podcast

musicians with double bass

Mozart Sonatas and Myslivecek Wind Music

Duo Amade performs Mozart's sonatas for violin and keyboard (Chandos), and the L'Orfeo Wind Ensemble plays Myslivecek's complete quintets and octets (CPO).

April 13, 2010

podcast

Les Concerts des Nations

The Forgotten Kingdom and Lamentations of Jeremiah

Jordi Savall explores music for the Cathars (Alia Vox), and the Tallis Scholars perform Victoria's Lamentations (Gimell).

April 21, 2010

podcast

headshot with white background

Keyboard Music of Froberger: Christophe Rousset and Webb Wiggins

Music for harpsichord and organ by one of the German baroque's most prominent composers before J.S. Bach.

April 29, 2010

show

Brian Dickie

Questions for Brian Dickie, Director of the Chicago Opera Theater

Brian Dickie answers questions about the company's history with early opera and their current production of Francesco Cavalli's "Giasone."

May 7, 2010

podcast

woman with dark background

J.S. Bach PASSIONS: Matthew, Arabian, and Pitié

Bach's Matthew Passion and two modern works inspired by it.

May 14, 2010

podcast

Paul O'Dette

Music of Telemann, Haydn, and dall’Aquila

Ensemble Caprice tackles Telemann's Gypsy music, Esterházy Machine plays Haydn's baryton trios, and Paul O’Dette champions Marco dall’Aquila’s lute pieces.

May 22, 2010

podcast

Christina Pluhar

Via Crucis and Anna Bon

Ensemble L'Arpeggiata's "Way of the Cross" and composer Anna Bon with La Donna Musicale.

May 28, 2010

podcast

people sitting around a table

More Hispano and Imagem da Melancolia

Improvisations with the Spanish ensemble More Hispano (Carpe Diem) and Portuguese polyphony with Imagem da Melancolia Recorder Consort (Challenge Classics).

June 5, 2010

podcast

Lute-Harpsichord

Bach, Robert Hill, and the Lute-Harpsichord

American harpsichordist Robert Hill performs J.S. Bach's music on the gut-strung 'lautenwerck,' or lute-harpsichord.

June 12, 2010

podcast

men and women in black with instruments

Waytes and Vivaldi’s Angels

Music from the English Renaissance with Piffaro and choral music by Vivaldi with Ensemble Caprice.

June 25, 2010

podcast

choir and orchestra in church

Florilegium And The Bolivian Baroque Series

This week on the Harmonia Early Music Podcast we listen to Florilegium's three-volume Channel Classics series.

July 5, 2010

show

portrait of monteverdi

Monteverdi’s Vespers of 1610: New, Old, and Now

Celebrating the 400th anniversary of the publication of Claudio Monteverdi’s “Marian Vespers” of 1610.

July 6, 2010

podcast

violinist and orchestra

The English Concert and Ensemble 415 perform Geminiani Concertos

Francesco Geminiani's concertos after Corelli with the English Concert (Harmonia Mundi) and Ensemble 415 (Zig-Zag Territories).

July 12, 2010

show

Bononcini Cover

Ramee Label Sampler: Bononcini, Touchemoulin, and Gaultier

Ramee label releases of music by composers Bononcini, Touchemoulin, and Gaultier, as well a look at Pomerium’s Old Hall label recording of Orlandus Lassus.

July 13, 2010

podcast

painting of mazarin and cd cover

Le Jardin Secret on the Coro Label

Le Jardin Secret performs music for the Habsburg Imperial Court and for Cardinal Mazarin.

July 19, 2010

show

Michael Willens

World Premieres with the Koelner Akademie

Music of Mattheson and Fischer with the Koelner Akademie, Byzantine chant with John Michael Boyer, and Paul O’Dette performs lute pieces by Marco dall’Aquila.

July 20, 2010

podcast

smiling man with large lute

Santiago de Murcia with Paul O’Dette and Rolf Lislevand

Virtuosos Paul Odette and Rolf Lislevand explore the baroque guitar music of Murcia.

July 26, 2010

show

 Clavicytherium

More Medieval Instruments, John Abberger, and Alonso Mudarra

Musical instruments from the Middle Ages, Baroque oboist John Abberger, and Private Musicke performs music of Spanish Renaissance composer Alonso Mudarra.

July 27, 2010

podcast

Joseph Haydn

Joseph Haydn Symphonies and Nocturnes

Haydn symphonies with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra (Harmonia Mundi) and Nocturnes for the King of Naples with Mozzafiato and L’Archibudelli (Sony).

August 2, 2010

show

Lucidarium

Lucidarium: ‘La Istoria de Purim’

Lucidarium explores Jewish music in Renaissance Italy, Ensemble Caprice performs gypsy-inspired baroque music, and a unique LP belonging to Leonard Bernstein.

August 2, 2010

show

harmonia_ty

Many thanks for your support!

The results are in and while we fell short of our goal, we did raise over $1000!!! Many thanks to all who contributed.

August 3, 2010

podcast

Pihlip Pickett

Musicians of the Globe: Shakespeare and Oberon

Philip Picket leads the Musicians of the Globe in music from Shakespeare's plays and the Masque of Oberon.

August 11, 2010

show

Anna Bon Cover

Anna Bon with La Donna Musicale

La Donna Musicale performs Anna Bon, soprano Carolyn Sampson and lutenist Matthew Wadsworth explore John Dowland, and Stile Antico surveys John Sheppard.

August 16, 2010

show

men and women in black stand beneath a large stained glass window

Peter Phillips And The Tallis Scholars

The Tallis Scholars performs the “Lamentations of Jeremiah,” New Chamber Opera Ensemble looks at Purcell's notebook, and L’Arpeggiata follows the “Via Crucis.”

August 19, 2010

podcast

Devil's Trill Cover

The Palladians: Devil’s Trill and An Excess of Pleasure

Two recordings from a notable British ensemble (Linn).

August 23, 2010

show

Paul O

Great Musicians: Paul O’Dette, Lutenist

Paul O’Dette explores lute pieces by dall’Aquila, the I.U. Pro Arte ensemble digs into the Spanish Renaissance, and Los Musicos de Su Alteza performs Samaniego.

August 26, 2010

podcast

Cançonièr

Cançonièr and the Dunedin Consort & Players

The medieval ensemble Cançonièr explores music from the time of Vlad Dracula and the Dunedin Consort and Players perform J.S. Bach's Mass in B minor (Linn).

August 30, 2010

show

male face in shadow

The Frottola and Renaissance Love

Love and the Renaissance frottola, Musicologist Robert Green on the French Baroque hurdy-gurdy, and a Mendelssohn arrangement of Handel’s Acis and Galatea.

September 3, 2010

podcast

Stile Antico

Christmas Music with Anonymous 4 and Stile Antico

Medieval and early Anglo-American songs with Anonymous 4 (Harmonia Mundi) and the Tudor Renaissance with Stile Antico (Harmonia Mundi).

September 6, 2010

show

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

New Music/Early Music: The New Brandenburgs, pt. 1

The beginning of an exploration of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra’s commissions inspired by the Brandenburg Concertos of J.S. Bach.

September 8, 2010

podcast

headshot of man

Andrew Manze and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Renowned British violinist Andrew Manze is featured in two recordings of music by W.A. Mozart (Harmonia Mundi).

September 13, 2010

show

lutenist pulling horse

Music of Baroque Mexico: Fernandes, Padilla, and Murcia

Works by Gaspar Fernandes and Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla, music from the Jesús Sánchez Garza Collection, and Santiago de Murcia with Ensamble Continuo.

September 20, 2010

show

handels harp cover

Handel’s Harp with Maxine Eilander

Handel’s harp music with Maxine Eilander, the Toronto Consort and Elizabethan England, and More Hispano explores Spanish and Italian Renaissance improvisation.

September 22, 2010

podcast

Vivica Genaux

Arias for Farinelli and Favorites from Farnace

Mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux sings baroque arias composed for castrato Farinelli and Le Concert de Nations performs excerpts from Vivaldi's opera 'Farnace.'

September 27, 2010

show

Cançonièr

Cançonièr and the Black Dragon

Music from the time of Vlad Dracula with Cançonièr, Imagem da Melancolia and 17th-century Portugal, and Bach's viola da gamba sonatas on the lautenwerk.

October 4, 2010

show

men and women in black with instruments

Piffaro and the English Renaissance

Piffaro debuts the recording "Waytes," Instrumenta Musica performs 17th-century Venetian wind music, and Florilegium explores the Bolivian Baroque.

October 6, 2010

show

men and women with mirror

Early Music Concert Series Round-up

A sneak-preview of prominent early music concert series for the 2010-2011 season.

October 11, 2010

show

The Tudor Choir

The Tudor Choir in Seattle

The Tudor Choir performs on the Early Music Guild's International Series, the Hilliard Ensemble interprets Perotin, and Ensemble Sarband re-imagines Bach.

October 15, 2010

podcast

people in black tuxes and dresses

Telemann: Freiburg Baroque Orchestra And Musica Antiqua Cologne

The complete 'Musique de Table' with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra (Harmonia Mundi) and string concertos with Musica Antiqua Cologne (Archiv Produktion).

October 19, 2010

podcast

Les Concert des Nations

Jordi Savall and Music for a French King

Savall directs Les Concert des Nations in music for the orchestras of Louis XIII and XIV, as well as works from the time of Louis XV.

October 20, 2010

show

painting of vivaldi

Vivaldi Concerto Discovered Where?

Musicologist Andrew Woolley discovers a flute concerto by Antonio Vivaldi at the National Archives of Scotland.

October 25, 2010

show

Saducismus Triumphatus

Witchcraft and Madness in Restoration England

Purcell's musical depictions of witches and insanity, the Matthews/Schenkman duo perform in Seattle, and Esterházy Machine explores music for the baryton.

October 26, 2010

podcast

men and women on a boat

Stabat Mater and Marian Cantatas

Marian music by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (Harmonia Mundi) and George Frideric Handel (Archiv Produktion).

November 3, 2010

podcast

color and b&w portraits

Countertenors: Daniel Taylor and Matthew White

Showcase recordings for Canada's top countertenors.

November 4, 2010

show

opean book of medieval chant

Gaga For Gregorian Chant

Decca Records selects the French nuns of Our Lady of the Annunciation Abbey for their next recording of Gregorian Chant.

November 8, 2010

show

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

New Music/Early Music: The New Brandenburgs, pt. 2

A continuation of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra’s New Brandenburgs, American lutenist Ronn McFarlane, and the Dunedin Consort & Players.

November 9, 2010

show

seated woman with instrument

Early Music America: Naxos Recording Competition

Early Music America and Naxos Records collaborate in a recording competition.

November 11, 2010

podcast

portriat of man in black

Handel Opera Arias: Bejun Mehta and Nathalie Stutzmann

Two excellent Handel recordings with countertenor Bejun Mehta (Harmonia Mundi) and contralto Nathalie Stutzmann (DHM).

November 13, 2010

show

Flammarion Woodcut

700 Harmonia Episodes And Counting

Harmonia celebrates the airing of its 700th episode.

November 17, 2010

podcast

Masques

ATMA: Masques and Notturna

Ensemble Masques explores Rameau's "Pièces de clavecin en concert" and Notturna plays the chamber sonatas of Janitsch.

November 22, 2010

show

Royal Feast

Feasting and Gluttony

Gluttony as found in music of the Renaissance and Baroque, and Les Voix Baroques performs early 17th-century carnival music.

November 24, 2010

podcast

Musica Pacifica

The Celtic Viol II and Dancing in the Isles

Celtic music with Jordi Savall (Alia Vox) and Musica Pacifica (Solimar).

December 1, 2010

podcast

Karina Gauvin

Karina Gauvin and Les Boréades

Music of Henry Purcell and the French Baroque on the ATMA Classique label.

December 10, 2010

podcast

man smiling and conducting

Netherlands Bach Society and La Nouvelle Menestrandie

J.S. Bach's "Magnificat" (Channel Classics) and Purcell's "Dido & Aeneas" (Ambronay).

December 15, 2010

podcast

men and women in formals

Carlos Mena and Maria Cristina Kiehr

Songs by John Blow and Henry Purcell (Mirare) and music of 17th-century Italian women composers (Ambronay).

December 20, 2010

show

four women and skyline

Holidays with Anonymous 4, Stile Antico, and Montserrat Figueras

Anonymous 4 explores medieval English carol and early American Christmas song, Stile Antico serves up Tudor music, and Monserrat Figueras with Hesperion XXI.

December 22, 2010

podcast

reclining woman in red

Top Ten Discoveries of 2010

Some of the best early music heard in the past year.

December 28, 2010

show

twon men and two women all in black

Vivaldi’s Angels with Ensemble Caprice

Ensemble Caprice offers music of Vivaldi, the New London Consort explores Tylman Susato’s “Dansereye,” and Bonporti inventions performed by Chiara Banchini.

December 30, 2010

podcast

ORLANDOviols CD

The King’s Consort and ORLANDOviols

Henry Purcell's complete odes & welcome songs (Hyperion), and a debut recording of music for viola da gamba consort (Lunaris).

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