Scherzi Musicali is helping to bring the Fiocco name and his music back to modern ears.
The 500 year old instrument is one of the earliest harpsichords that has survived the trials of travel and time.
Ratis’s Canzonette are more personal than theological or formal--sometimes blithe, sometimes tender, sometimes sensual, often humorous.
Keyboard music by Johann Wilhelm Hässler, played on harpsichord, clavichord, and fortepiano.
Marco Dall’Aquila bridged the gap between two very different periods in the life of the lute, its music, and its playing techniques.
Mendelssohn's three sonatas for violin and fortepiano played on 19th century period instruments.
Ensemble Zefiro explores Bach's associations with France, and the incorporation of the French style into his music.
Verdelot’s madrigals (“à la Ganassi”) from the ensemble Doulce Mémoire.
It would be interesting to know the story behind the name of the ensemble, Beauty Farm. But never mind…it’s peculiar enough that you’re not likely to forget it!