The 18th century Italian cellist, Antonio Vandini, was like his contemporary, Antonio Vivalidi, also a priest.
These are the topping tooters of the town, and have gowns, silver chains, and salaries, for playing “Lilliburlero” to my Lord Mayor’s horse through the city.
Music for early birds! As the year winds down, it’s time to wake up! We’re celebrating mornings, with bright – and early! – music from across the centuries. We’ll also sample a brand new recording for the holiday season, Christmas on Sugarloaf Mountain, by the Cleveland-based baroque orchestra Apollo’s Fire.
The 8th century hymn Ave maris stella--Hail! Star of the Sea--is one of the best-known examples of Marian chant, and we’ll hear some captivating settings of it this hour.
On this edition of Harmonia, we tune up strings of the violin, cello, viola da gamba, and lute, with music in scordatura, or alternate tunings, of strange and familiar instruments.