We’re exploring music for the Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services leading up to Easter.
We're exploring early music exchanges between Japan and Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries. Plus we’ll hear music of the cornetto and Bach Collegium Japan.
We've handpicked a variety of early music recordings – new and old – to help get you into the spirit of the holiday season: Bach, Schutz, chant and more.
Marian music by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (Harmonia Mundi) and George Frideric Handel (Archiv Produktion).
An introduction to the Norwegian ensemble Bergen Barokk with a couple of Toccata Classics releases of cantatas by Telemann and sonatas by Georg von Bertouch.
The debut release of Le Jardin Secret on the Coro label.
A recording of Handel's cantatas on Marian themes with mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter and Reinhard Goebel directing Musica Antiqua Cologne.
On Harmonia this week we’ll look at the accomplishments of John Eliot Gardiner, as well a new recording of Leclair’s violin sonatas by Simon Standage.