A commemoration of the Book of Esther, Purim celebrations are best known today for their gift-giving and wild costume parties.
Ratis’s Canzonette are more personal than theological or formal--sometimes blithe, sometimes tender, sometimes sensual, often humorous.
Let’s take a quick look back to 17th-century Portugal and the legend of the famous love-sick nun, Mariana Alcoforado.
The celebrated 17th-century orchestra, the 24 Violons of Versailles, included many different sizes of violon.
Here's a little holiday cheer a la Charpentier.
This week, Bach's influence continues to spread to the string instruments.
An ensemble stops off in France after their exploration of other European centers.
We'll hear merchant cries from London, witness the marriage of music and ritual, and dine at a Musical Banquet. For dessert: a featured release from A Chantar.
A composer who could coordinate more than just his fingers.
Choral music during a time when opera was the new kid in town…