Don't you hate it when you're not “in” on an in-joke? This hour, early examples of “eye music,” where the punchlines are hidden for the performers to enjoy.
It's music "fit for a king," as powerful rulers do double-duty as composers. We’ll hear music composed by Frederick the Great, Alfonso X, Thibaut I, and more.
A tribute to singer Montserrat Figueras who passed away in November 2011. Plus, we'll look at a couple of overshadowed composers that history has forgotten.
Jordi Savall and Le Concert des Nations bring us theater music from the court of Louis XIV.
On Harmonia this week, the second half of a two-part program featuring an interview with viola da gamba virtuoso Jordi Savall.