Excerpts from renowned renaissance band Piffaro's March 2018 Philadelphia concert.
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 by Biber and Biber--father and son, Heinrich and Carl.
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 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.
The young Johann Melchior Molter likely learned the basics of music before attending Gymnasium in Eisenach where J.S. Bach had been a pupil a few years earlier.
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.
Ars Antiqua transports listeners back in time to the gilded 18th century Rococo music rooms of Paris.
This October 31st marks half a millennium since the young priest, Martin Luther posted his Ninety-Five Theses that ushered in the Protestant Reformation.
Charming music by Filippo Ruge has languished in the wings for too many years just waiting for his turn to be rediscovered.
Prominent in Medieval and Renaissance churches, swallow’s nest organs perched high above their congregations suspended from platforms built in the church wall.
When life give you lemons….make lemonade. It seems that’s what Carl Ditters von Dittersdorf decided to do.
Many know Tinctoris only by way of his famous theoretical treatises, but he also composed a great deal of fine vocal and instrumental works.
"Everything has been thought of before, but the problem is to think of it again."
Giaches de Wert is famous for his madrigals and his influence on Claudio Monteverdi is often stated. But Wert also composed a significant body of church music.
Ensemble Scholastica aims to recreate a medieval musician’s process.
Go back in time for a musical soirée in an 18th century Viennese drawing room.
The influential Italian composer, Carlo Farina, was at the forefront of the violin’s flourishing.
Scherzi Musicali is helping to bring the Fiocco name and his music back to modern ears.
The 500 year old instrument is one of the earliest harpsichords that has survived the trials of travel and time.
Ratis’s Canzonette are more personal than theological or formal-sometimes blithe, sometimes tender, sometimes sensual, often humorous.
Keyboard music by Johann Wilhelm Hässler, played on harpsichord, clavichord, and fortepiano.
Marco Dall’Aquila bridged the gap between two very different periods in the life of the lute, its music, and its playing techniques.
Mendelssohn's three sonatas for violin and fortepiano played on 19th century period instruments.