This week, necessity is the mother of a new vocal genre.
A composer makes a bad political move and almost makes off with some musical gems!
Harmonia celebrates springtime with songs and dance music from the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and early Baroque.
One of the 17th Century’s most famous women—her life, arts patronage, and historic accomplishments are explored as well as music associated with her court.
17th-century instrumental music with Stephen Stubbs and Maxine Eilander (ATMA), and Rolf Lislevand with Ensemble Kapsberger (Astree).
Performances by Musica Fiorita (Ars Musici) and Musique des Lumières (Naïve).
Baroque orchestral dance music by J.C.F. Fischer (CPO) and Michel-Richard Delalande (Harmonia Mundi).
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Performances by Musica Antiqua Cologne (Archiv) and flutist Pauliina Fred with harpsichordist Aapo Häkkinen (Naxos).
Two recordings of music by Johann Georg Pisendel and Heinrich Biber (CPO).