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.
Pamela Thorby performs music of the Renaissance, baroque, and new works for the recorder.
A new video of Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" with the Akademie für Alte Musik, Berlin, gives plenty of food for thought.