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.