We're bringing you some of the most radical musical diversions from the norm, courtesy of bold, maverick, or legitimately insane composers.
We're showcasing early religious music in some of its shortest forms.
We’re heading into battle this hour, for a sampling of music by, for, or about soldiers.
Two recordings of music from the Lutheran tradition composed by Bach and Telemann.
Masses and motets by the 16th century composer Cipriano de Rore.
Two Gregorian Masses from the Thomas Gradual St. Thomas Church, Leipzig, c. 1300
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.
We’re on a musical tour of Madrid, where Roman, Visigothic, Jewish, Moorish and countless other traditions converged. Plus, a featured CD of Armenian music.
We’re solving an antiphon mystery: Why are there so many pieces titled “In nomine”? We’ll find out why, as well as explore the origins of the sackbut.
Anonymous 4 marks the current millennium by looking backward to the previous one with a mass from about the year 1000.