Let’s take a quick look back in time...to 1377, the year of Brunelleschi's birth, Machaut's death, and the Cesena bloodbath.
A look at the work of Marcel Pérès, an introduction to the viola da gamba, and a featured release highlighting some of the earliest music for the cello.
We'll take a look at the Parisian chanson and explore the work of early music pioneer, William Christie. Plus, music by German composer Heinrich Isaac.
Explore music from the city of Ferrara, and hear “new music” from 17th c. Italy performed by the ensemble Quicksilver. Also, we pay tribute to Gustav Leonhardt.
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.