Fortepianist Els Biesemans and violinist Meret Lüthi play music by the neglected but commendable Classical composer, Johann Franz Xaver Sterkel.
The Raimondi Manuscript is an important source for 16th and 17th century lute music.
Despite his short life, Pergolesi left an impressive body of work behind.
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."
A new release from Concerto Stella Matutina explores music by Biber and Biber—father and son Heinrich and Carl.
The cornetto is a woodwind instrument with a brass-style cup mouth piece which flourished in the mid 1600’s, in the early to middle-baroque period.
Machaut's 'Messe de Nostre Dame' is inordinately famous, and is often cited as the first complete polyphonic setting of a Mass ordinary by a single composer.
In his music, Molter indulged his compositional imagination writing for all sorts of instrumental combinations and sonorities.
With the thunderous applause at the end of this CD, you can almost imagine yourself on tour with the Académie in Australia at the Melbourne Recital Centre.