Gardens surprise and enchant us. Their fragrant smells can arise in one place from sweet violets, and in another from perfectly trimmed hedges. This week, we take a stroll along the grand canal of the gardens at Versailles, and hear music from a manuscript shaped like a heart.
Ensemble Black Tulip in concert, celebrating the delights of Arcadia, including pastoral solo cantatas by Handel and Alessandro Scarlatti.
Join us for settings of Dido’s lament that predated Purcell’s by nearly 200 years
We’ll hear some ‘Alkemical’ medieval songs and dance,
On Harmonia this week, we explore the work of 16th-century Italian composer Costanzo Festa.
We'll take a journey to sixteenth-century Spain to hear some foot-tapping ensaladas. Get ready to clap your hands and stamp your feet along with this irresistibly energetic music!
Excerpts from renowned renaissance band Piffaro's March 2018 Philadelphia concert.
Explore the Jewish spring holiday of Purim, a commemoration of the Book of Esther. Purim celebrations are best known today for their gift-giving, wild costume parties, and delicious hamentashen. The story of Esther was also the inspiration for a number of musical works, as we will see.
This week, music of the Seville cathedral, then on to England and The Lily & The Rose.
Valentine’s day may be a day of chocolates, flowers, and joy for some. For others, love is fraught with sadness, separation, and death... This week: stories of famous star-crossed lovers.
This hour, we’ll listen to last works-- swan-songs, if you will--from Renaissance and Baroque composers.
This week, baroque composers remember their mentors, colleagues, and heroes through musical tributes known as tombeaux.
The last in our series of four programs about canon and fugue. This hour's devoted completely to Johann Sebastian Bach!
This week, the third in a series of four programs that explore canons and fugues from the earliest written music to J.S. Bach. Join us for “round three,” with catches, canzonas, and a certain infamous canon.