From an Italian nun to lady troubadours in the middle ages to twenty-first century female musicians: we're exploring music written and performed by women.
A tribute to singer Montserrat Figueras who passed away in November 2011. Plus, we'll look at a couple of overshadowed composers that history has forgotten.
No, we're not referring to the Beethoven movie... We're celebrating love on this episode with words by Petrarch, iconic lovers like Robin and Marion, and more.
We’ll visit with ensemble Musica Pacifica and learn the history of the early harp. Plus a featured release of Baroque music by Sphera AntiQua.
A sampling of music from the 2011 EMA Naxos Recording Competition. We’ll feature the five finalists including the winning ensemble, Wayward Sisters.
We’ll unravel the city’s intricate tradition of liturgical music, revel in masterworks by Czech natives and more. Plus, a featured release of music by Knüpfer.
We'll hear renaissance composers’ settings of Christmas chants, and behold angelic visitations. Featured release by Theatre of Voices and Ars Nova Copenhagen.
We’ll dance at the court of Louis XIV to works by Jean-Baptiste Lully, and sound the bagpipe across time and space! Plus, a featured release by Anonymous 4.
We’ll hear from Theatre of Voices, Gloriae dei Cantores Schola, The Choir of Westminster Cathedral and more. Maybe you’ll discover something for your wish list!
We'll hear merchant cries from London, witness the marriage of music and ritual, and dine at a Musical Banquet. For dessert: a featured release from A Chantar.