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.
Here's a sampling from an array of early music recordings – new and old, from performers like the Tallis Scholars, Boston Camerata, The Sixteen, and more.
Music by cabinet makers, poets, world leaders, who ducked, or bucked, their non-musical lives to make music of lasting power. Plus, the flute in consort...
In 1520, kings Henry and Francis met for 17 days of celebration and pomp. We’ll explore the musical side of this meeting. Plus a release by the Boston Camerata.
We’re exploring music for saints associated with the Celtic Isles. Plus, we’ll focus on the harp's use in Renaissance consorts and hear music from Atalante.
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.
We asked our listening audience to tell us their favorite pieces of early music.
Celtic music with Jordi Savall (Alia Vox) and Musica Pacifica (Solimar).
Pamela Thorby performs music of the Renaissance, baroque, and new works for the recorder.
An introduction to Obsidian Records, Britain's new early music label, featuring world-class performances of music from the Renaissance.