"Of all the wind instruments, the most excellent is the cornett..." - Girolamo dalla Casa.
Music by Antonio de Cabezón from a 16th century collection called Obras de Música.
Viol player Susanne Heinrich and lutenist Miguel Rincón perform transcriptions of Bach's Solo Violin Sonatas and Partitas.
Open your mind—as well as your ears—as we listen to music from the distant past alongside related music by living composers.
It's music "fit for a king," as powerful rulers do double-duty as composers. We’ll hear music composed by Frederick the Great, Alfonso X, Thibaut I, and more.
A 2012 Challenge Classics release of Ars Antiqua Austria playing little-known music of composer Joseph Gregor Werner.
Tempesta di Mare's third CD in a series of Fasch orchestral works.
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.
The music of Bach performed on harpsichords built in 1740 and 1751.
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.