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.
This hour, we’re looking at families wired for song! Plus, music from Jordi Savall and his two musical offspring.
Don't you hate it when you're not “in” on an in-joke? This hour, early examples of “eye music,” where the punchlines are hidden for the performers to enjoy.
Check mate! We're exploring music of chess players, Czechs, and even a mate or two. Our “endgame?" A featured release by the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra.
The Netherlands-based viol consort play music of Christopher Tye and John Jenkins.
We’ll hear villancicos, motets and so much more—all marking some part of the story of Christmas
Let's celebrate the life of early-music pioneer Frans Brüggen, who passed away in 2014. We'll also mark the 250th anniversary of Rameau's death.
Five ensembles performed in Early Music America's 2014 Baroque Performance Competition. We’ll hear from the finalists, including the winner, Infusion Baroque!
We’re exploring cases of mistaken identity and musical misattribution. Plus, we’ll hear medieval music performed by the ensemble Trefoil.
We’re exploring the Black Death and its influence in the lives of composers from the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and beyond.