This week, necessity is the mother of a new vocal genre.
One of the 17th Century’s most famous women—her life, arts patronage, and historic accomplishments are explored as well as music associated with her court.
J.S. Bach's "Magnificat" (Channel Classics) and Purcell's "Dido & Aeneas" (Ambronay).
Mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux sings baroque arias composed for castrato Farinelli and Le Concert de Nations performs excerpts from Vivaldi's opera 'Farnace.'
Handel’s harp music with Maxine Eilander, the Toronto Consort and Elizabethan England, and More Hispano explores Spanish and Italian Renaissance improvisation.
Performances by Les Arts Florissants (Erato), The English Concert (Archiv), and the Goettingen Festival Orchestra (Carus).
Tina Chancey performs on the pardessus de viole, Opera Lafayette explores "Zelindor," and Les Inventions discovers little-known symphonies and concertos.
The Early Opera Company performs Eccles' "The Judgement of Paris" and harpsichordist Mitzi Meyerson plays Muffat's complete "Componimenti Musicali" of 1736.
Not long after his commercial success with the music of John Dowland, Sting explores Robert Schumann's music for a good cause.
Henry Purcell’s large-scale works for church, court, and theater, as well as a new release of J.S. Bach’s harpsichord concertos on the Plectra label.