Marco Dall’Aquila bridged the gap between two very different periods in the life of the lute, its music, and its playing techniques.
Verdelot’s madrigals (“à la Ganassi”) from the ensemble Doulce Mémoire.
Plucked instruments—lutes, guitars, harps and harpsichords will pick and pizz us through the hour. Plus, a special tribute to lute player Pat O’Brien.
We're showcasing early religious music in some of its shortest forms.
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.
We're exploring music inspired by birdsong and the art of the fantasia.
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.
Music from the Council of Contance convened 600 years ago, plus a celebration of the 300th birth anniversaries of three composers born in 1714.
Music by a composer whose music you may have heard, but whose name you might not know.