Prominent in Medieval and Renaissance churches, swallow’s nest organs perched high above their congregations suspended from platforms built in the church wall.
It would be interesting to know the story behind the name of the ensemble, Beauty Farm. But never mind…it’s peculiar enough that you’re not likely to forget it!
Organist Francesco Cera plays an original positive organ built in 1772, now kept at the Franciscan Convent of Lustra Cilento in Italy.
We’re exploring nearly seven hundred years of Easter, from the 11th century to the 18th century.
Celebrate the holiday season with Nativity music from the late Renaissance in Europe, performed by the musicians of the Historical Performance Institute.
This hour, we bring you kisses in all times and tempos. Plus, we bid farewell to multi-instrumentalist Tom Zajac, who passed away on August 31, 2015.
Music from an ensemble who hopes to pass “seamlessly between different eras and musical styles, between now and then."
It's the art of musical name-dropping—paying respect to the masters that came before. This week, we bring you music that gives credit where credit is due!
We bring you a program of early music with texts inspired by both romantic and symbolic associations with flowers.
We've got the lowdown on music written for guys with supremely subterranean vocal ranges...