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.
This hour, we'll hear some bawdy songs and tragic ballads, as well as more uplifting, devotional songs and hymns. Plus, a featured CD of Tudor church music.
We're listening to music about music on this edition of Harmonia!
Music from a composer called the "Father of Musick."
Two recordings explore a pastiche of musical styles in England and France across several centuries.
Some of the best early music heard in the past year.
Medieval and early Anglo-American songs with Anonymous 4 (Harmonia Mundi) and the Tudor Renaissance with Stile Antico (Harmonia Mundi).
The Tallis Scholars performs the “Lamentations of Jeremiah,” New Chamber Opera Ensemble looks at Purcell's notebook, and L’Arpeggiata follows the “Via Crucis.”
London Baroque's recent BIS recording of trio sonatas from 17th-century Germany, and their 1984 Amon Ra release of English music from the 18th Century.