Giaches de Wert is famous for his madrigals and his influence on Claudio Monteverdi is often stated. But Wert also composed a significant body of church music.
Ratis’s Canzonette are more personal than theological or formal--sometimes blithe, sometimes tender, sometimes sensual, often humorous.
Marco Dall’Aquila bridged the gap between two very different periods in the life of the lute, its music, and its playing techniques.
Celebrate the holiday season with Nativity music from the late Renaissance in Europe, performed by the musicians of the Historical Performance Institute.
This hour, we’re looking at families wired for song! Plus, music from Jordi Savall and his two musical offspring.
Agave Baroque and countertenor Reginald Mobley perform music by the Italian nun Isabella Leonarda.
A tour of the violin in Italy with music by composers both famous and forgotten.
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.
On this episode of Harmonia, we’re listening for echoes! Plus, we’ll explore some curious inventions from composer Biagio Marini in our featured recording.
Let’s take a quick look back in time to the year 1381: the Peasants Revolt in England, two 14th c. writers and theologians, and the music of Matteo da Perugia.