We’re donning our detective hats as we winkle out musical secrets large and small—from secret codes to secret scandals, plus a featured release by Sabrina Frey.
Love is one theme that never grows old. Soprano Amanda Forsythe and Apollo’s Fire delve into Handel’s take on the subject with arias from several of his operas.
A new recording from the Phemius Consort situates Thomas Kingo and Danish hymnody in the wider context of the baroque sound world.
We're marking the 20th anniversary of the passing of Thomas Binkley, a pioneer in the field of medieval music and founder of IU’s Early Music Institute.
LeStrange Viols dedicates an entire disc to Cranford’s consort music for 4, 5, and 6 viols.
We’re remembering Scott Reiss, an early music pioneer and phenomenal recorder player who passed away ten years ago this year on December 15th, 2005.
When asked to name a famous Polish pianist-composer before Chopin but after Haydn, how many would come up with the name Franciszek Lessel?
This hour, we bring you kisses in all times and tempos. Plus a
A trailblazer, an innovator, a pioneer…all titles that describe the iconic 18th century composer Arcangelo Corelli.
We have concert performances from Seattle Historical Arts for Kids and McGill University, plus a featured recording devoted to the music of Heinrich Laufenberg.
We’ll hear from Oberlin Baroque and a renaissance wind band from Indiana University, plus, a recording of world premieres from gambist Julianne Laake!
Il Giardino Armonico's Haydn 2032 project looks forward to the 300th anniversary of the composers' birth.
We’re showcasing a new generation of early music performers in part one of a 3-part series of episodes of music from Early Music America's 2015 YPF!
Concerto Caledonia’s recording colors outside the lines of what we’ve come to expect from performances of Purcell's music.
Marcel Moyse, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Sir James Galway…three famous names in the flute world. But here’s another name to consider: Jacques Martin Hotteterre.
We're bringing you some of the most radical musical diversions from the norm, courtesy of bold, maverick, or legitimately insane composers.
Opella Musica and the Camerata Lipsiensis release the first installment of an ongoing series devoted to Johann Kuhnau’s complete sacred works.
We’re investigating the moniker Monica! We’ll trace a tune dubbed “Monica” that was popular throughout Europe for two centuries, and so much more...
"I wrote like the devil in those days, and chiefly for the oboe, which was my favorite instrument."
Good things come in small packages, like a manuscript of viol music held at the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris.
Music from an ensemble who hopes to pass “seamlessly between different eras and musical styles, between now and then."
Occasionally we like to ask people in the field of early music: "What are you listening to?" This hour, we’re focusing on multi-instrumentalist Shira Kammen!
Jealousy, murder, crimes of passion, hired assassins, and Marenzio's music for a pacifatory marriage.
Plucked instruments—lutes, guitars, harps and harpsichords will pick and pizz us through the hour. Plus, a special tribute to lute player Pat O’Brien.
Les Basses Réunies and music of the soldier-musician Tobias Hume.
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!
Udite, Amanti: Lovers, Beware! Music from the seventeenth-century Barberini courts.
We’re paying tribute to “Margriet” Tindemans, an early music pioneer and “ferociously talented” medieval fiddle player who passed away December 31, 2014.
Quire Cleveland presents a program of American composers extending as far back as the first book printed in North America, to 20th century composer Amy Beach.
We bring you a program of early music with texts inspired by both romantic and symbolic associations with flowers.
Violinist Stanley Ritchie and harpsichordist Elisabeth Wright have each released their own solo recordings of the music of J.S. Bach.
We've got the lowdown on music written for guys with supremely subterranean vocal ranges...
Music of manuscripts from the Convento de la Encarnación in Mexico City, now held at the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois.
This hour, we’re looking at families wired for song! Plus, music from Jordi Savall and his two musical offspring.
A new ambitious project from Trio Settecento: the complete Op. 2 Sonate Accademiche by Francesco Maria Veracini.
“We’re game” this week as we explore music by gamblers, for gamblers, and about gamblers. (Dare you to join us!)
Bach mentored over 80 students not the least of them his own sons. Bach’s very last student though was one he taught on his deathbed: Johann Gottfried Müthel.
Ring Around Quartet and Consort sing Frottole: Popular songs of Renaissance Italy.
Agave Baroque and countertenor Reginald Mobley perform music by the Italian nun, Isabella Leonarda.
Don't you hate it when you're not “in” on an in-joke? This hour, early examples of “eye music,” where the punchlines are hidden for the performers to enjoy.
Ensemble Dragma's first CD is a recording devoted to the 15th century poet-musician, Heinrich Laufenberg.
Medieval flute, improvisation, and the true story behind the medieval tale of the Pied Piper, in a conversation with Norbert Rodenkirchen.
We're showcasing early religious music in some of its shortest forms.
Bernard Foccroulle plays his own compositions for historical organs.
Susie Napper, Margaret Little, and Les Voix Humaine play viol pieces by Kühnel.
Check mate! We're exploring music of chess players, Czechs, and even a mate or two. Our “endgame?" A featured release by the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra.
In response to listener concerns regarding the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the host, producers and staff of Harmonia share the following.
Janitsch hosted weekly parties on Fridays for professionals and amateurs alike to play music together. The gathering came to be known as the “Friday Academy.”
We’re exploring music for the Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services leading up to Easter.
A very satisfying program of all scordatura music from the baroque ensemble, Der Musikalische Garten.
The violin in Italy: an exploration through the music of Vivaldi and other lesser known composers from the Italian violin school.
Miko?aj Ziele?ski was a minor composer, but nonetheless a good one whose music deserves to be heard more often.
We’re throwing open the barn doors with music inspired by sheep, cats, chickens—even the frogs down by the creek.
Ensemble La Ninfea finds a structure for both creative musical expression and a platform for a real world cause.
Music from a trio of composers-Handel, Ariosti, and Bononcini-who worked together at the Royal Academy in 18th century London.
The Netherlands-based viol consort play music of Christopher Tye and John Jenkins.
We're exploring music inspired by birdsong and the art of the fantasia.
From a man who reused music of fellow composers, to one who kept reusing his own...The Callipygian Players and London Handel Players perform.
Phantasm plays John Ward's four part viol fantasies. Plus, Ward's verse anthems with the Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford.
We’re devoting the hour to the life and accomplishments of a true early music luminary.
Two new recordings from father and daughter, Jordi and Arianna Savall.