We've handpicked a variety of early music recordings – new and old – to help get you into the spirit of the holiday season: Bach, Schutz, chant and more.
Music from the Medici Codex, a continuation of our conversation with the Boston Camerata’s Anne Azéma, and the first solo concerto ever composed for the viola.
Allison Mackay speaks about The Galileo Project. Plus, we explore the vihuela, and our featured release takes us down the path of the Pied Piper.
Part one of a conversation with Boston Camerata director Anne Azéma. Plus, we’ll explore the shawm as an instrument of the renaissance consort, and more.
We’ll hear from two composers at Bogotá Cathedral, explore the origins of the saraband, and discover the ensemble Musica Temprana. Plus, a recent CD by Piffaro.
We’re exploring some of the oldest musical centers of London.
We’ll hear music of Neidhart, Ockeghem, Pierre de la Rue, Falvetti and Vivaldi. Plus, a “classic” release, the first recording by the ensemble La Petite Bande.
We’re solving an antiphon mystery: Why are there so many pieces titled “In nomine”? We’ll find out why, as well as explore the origins of the sackbut.
We’ll hear music created and published in Nuremberg, plus music by Schmelzer performed by the Freiburger Barock Consort.
It’s the end of the world as we know it! We'll hear music on apocalyptic themes and explore some of the earliest polyphony ever sung.