Plucked instruments—lutes, guitars, harps and harpsichords will pick and pizz us through the hour. Plus, a special tribute to lute player Pat O’Brien.
It's the art of musical name-dropping—paying respect to the masters that came before. This week, we bring you music that gives credit where credit is due!
We’re paying tribute to “Margriet” Tindemans, an early music pioneer and “ferociously talented” medieval fiddle player who passed away December 31, 2014.
We bring you a program of early music with texts inspired by both romantic and symbolic associations with flowers.
We've got the lowdown on music written for guys with supremely subterranean vocal ranges...
This hour, we’re looking at families wired for song! Plus, music from Jordi Savall and his two musical offspring.
“We’re game” this week as we explore music by gamblers, for gamblers, and about gamblers. (Dare you to join us!)
Don't you hate it when you're not “in” on an in-joke? This hour, early examples of “eye music,” where the punchlines are hidden for the performers to enjoy.
Medieval flute, improvisation, and the true story behind the medieval tale of the Pied Piper, in a conversation with Norbert Rodenkirchen.
We're showcasing early religious music in some of its shortest forms.