We’re celebrating the achievements of Reinhard Goebel, founder of Musica Antiqua Köln. Plus, more about 17th-c. theorist A. Kircher and a CD by Quire Cleveland.
Let’s take a quick look back in time…to the year 1715, the pinnacle of Stradivari's "golden period," the Sun King's death, and more.
Choral music during a time when opera was the new kid in town…
This week, necessity is the mother of a new vocal genre.
Handel’s harp music with Maxine Eilander, the Toronto Consort and Elizabethan England, and More Hispano explores Spanish and Italian Renaissance improvisation.
An exploration of Handel’s works written during his tenure as composer-in-residence at Cannons, the stately home of the Duke of Chandos.
A look at Alessandro Scarlatti and three of his oratorios with performances by Il Seminario Musicale, the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, and Europa Galante.
Part two of a series that looks into the life of George Frideric Handel from the perspective of the many places he lived.
The tragic stories of two famous Christian figures set by Stradella (San Giovanni Battista) and Alessandro Scarlatti (Il Martirio di Santa Cecilia).
Christmas cantatas and concertos as well as Leclair violin sonatas are explored this week with two Chandos label releases.