When asked to name a famous Polish pianist-composer before Chopin but after Haydn, how many would come up with the name Franciszek Lessel?
A very satisfying program of all scordatura music from the baroque ensemble, Der Musikalische Garten.
He wore many hats. Besides his activities as a poet-musician minnesinger, Oswald was also a politician, a diplomat...even a mercenary!
Two fantastic ensembles playing some fantastic music in the fantastic style.
We’re touring Vienna, with works by Haydn and Beethoven performed on period instruments, instrumental sonatas by Schmelzer and a groundbreaking opera by Gluck.
Two stellar recordings from the Handel and Haydn Society, and the London Haydn Quartet.
Countertenor Iestyn Davies and bass Christopher Purves in two new recordings with the ensemble Arcangelo.
Two new recordings from Aapo Häkkinen and the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra.
Let’s take a quick look back in time…to a special look at the world’s oldest zoo.