Two Boston based ensembles, Newton Baroque and Exsultemus, come together in a world-premiere recording of Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer's Vespers.
A concerto program from the Irish Baroque Orchestra features instruments less often on exhibit in solo roles, as well as instruments in unusual combinations.
C.P.E. Bach and gala music for the Captains of the Hamburg Citizens Guard.
Jones is one of the most common surnames in England, as is John for a given name. But do you know the 18th century contemporary of Handel, John Jones?
“No description, no imagination can do justice to these compositions...the admiration of the musical world."
The string quartet is the pinnacle of Classical chamber music, but the string trio doesn’t get the same respect!
Taverner’s Western Wind Mass is considered the first mass of its kind in England to use a secular tune rather than plainchant as its cantus firmus.
"The repetition of a...harmonic motif evoked a sense of time stretching far beyond the limits of our physical world, thus creating an illusion of eternity!"
Musicke’s Pleasure Garden plays Jaques Paisible’s complete sonatas and suites for baroque treble recorder and continuo.