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.
Pablo Heras-Casado and the Balthasar Neumann Choir and Ensemble present a new recording of music by Praetorius, Praetorius, and Praetorius!
Jealousy, murder, crimes of passion, hired assassins, and Marenzio's music for a pacifatory marriage.
Ring Around Quartet and Consort sing Frottole: Popular songs of Renaissance Italy.
Love’s gone bad this hour on Harmonia, as we explore music by—and for—the brokenhearted.
We’re celebrating gardens and harvesting musical blooms from across the centuries—flowers and fruit and everything green.
Music by some “cranky” organists from Restoration England! Plus, we continue our look at theorist Athanasius Kircher and feature a recent CD by Chatham Baroque.
Love and loss are "yin and yang…" the heads and tails of a coin...the inevitability of one fed by the other.
Sacred music of Jacques Arcadelt, a composer who is better known for his madrigals and chansons.
We’ll hear how composers have reused their own tunes and ideas, and what ideas they’ve borrowed from others. Plus, we’ll hear several instances of contrafacta.