Harmonia takes a look at early music recordings nominated for the 2011 Grammy Awards
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.
This week, a turbulent relationship with an Italian institution.
Harmonia celebrates springtime with songs and dance music from the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and early Baroque.
Baroque flutist Benedek Csalog appears with Aura Musicale (Hungaroton) and Monica Huggett directs the European Union Baroque Orchestra (Channel Classics).
Ensemble Caprice offers music of Vivaldi, the New London Consort explores Tylman Susato’s “Dansereye,” and Bonporti inventions performed by Chiara Banchini.
Marian music by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (Harmonia Mundi) and George Frideric Handel (Archiv Produktion).
Musicologist Andrew Woolley discovers a flute concerto by Antonio Vivaldi at the National Archives of Scotland.
Mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux sings baroque arias composed for castrato Farinelli and Le Concert de Nations performs excerpts from Vivaldi's opera 'Farnace.'
Music from the English Renaissance with Piffaro and choral music by Vivaldi with Ensemble Caprice.