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.
Performances by Musica Antiqua Cologne (Archiv) and flutist Pauliina Fred with harpsichordist Aapo Häkkinen (Naxos).
Two recordings of music by Johann Georg Pisendel and Heinrich Biber (CPO).
Ensemble Masques explores Rameau's "Pièces de clavecin en concert" and Notturna plays the chamber sonatas of Janitsch.
Music from the time of Vlad Dracula with Cançonièr, Imagem da Melancolia and 17th-century Portugal, and Bach's viola da gamba sonatas on the lautenwerk.
Renowned British violinist Andrew Manze is featured in two recordings of music by W.A. Mozart (Harmonia Mundi).
Three excellent recordings of late-baroque music, including J.S. Bach, Couperin, Telemann, and Blavet.
Pamela Thorby performs music of the Renaissance, baroque, and new works for the recorder.
A look at Henry Purcell's small-scale compositions for keyboard, music for string ensembles, and songs.
A look at three Archiv label recordings by Musica Antiqua Köln, including music by Telemann, Heinichen, and five Italian composers.