John Kitchen performs on the 1755 Baillon harpsichord, and Manuel Staropoli plays music by Robert de Visee on flute and various recorders.
We’re spending time with composers who played and wrote for bass instruments, and we’ll explore music for three violins and hear chant from the Thomas Gradual.
In 1520, kings Henry and Francis met for 17 days of celebration and pomp. We’ll explore the musical side of this meeting. Plus a release by the Boston Camerata.
Let’s take a quick look back to 17th-century Portugal and the legend of the famous love-sick nun, Mariana Alcoforado.
Let’s take a quick look back in time to the year 1350 and the birth of a Dominican friar, the death of two kings, and the Battle of Winchelsea.
Let’s take a quick look back in time. . . to the year 1156, the death of Finland's Saint Henry and France's Peter the Venerable, and the birth a french count.
Let’s take a quick look back in time . . . to a renowned Parisian cemetery.
We're recalling the history of some of Paris' most musical attractions! Plus, a featured release by Rogers Covey-Crump, Christopher O'Gorman, and John Potter.
Sacred music from Versailles: Music written by French composers, performed by French musicians on a recording sponsored by a French institution.
Two recordings explore a pastiche of musical styles in England and France across several centuries.