“I was never less alone than when by myself,” wrote English historian Edward Gibbon.
We've got the lowdown on music written for guys with supremely subterranean vocal ranges...
"Color is the keyboard, the eyes are the hammers, the soul is the piano with many strings..."
An early sixteenth century mass in twelve parts - very unusual!
No, we're not referring to the Beethoven movie... We're celebrating love on this episode with words by Petrarch, iconic lovers like Robin and Marion, and more.
A Youtube video of a Renaissance hit ("O che nuovo miracolo" by Emilio de Cavalieri).
Music performed by a host of artists and ensembles, including Ex Cathedra, Nachtmusique, Huelgas Ensemble, Les Talens Lyrique, Doulce Memoire, and many others.
The first program of our Traditions Series explores the different musical facets surrounding birth. Plus, a new release of bassoon music by Antonio Vivaldi.
This week, the intermedi from La Pellegrina performed by the Huelgas Ensemble and the Taverner Consort. Plus, a new release of songs by William and Henry Lawes.
This week, we’ll explore some of the finest composers of the Portuguese Renaissance. Plus, we’ll review from a recent recording by fortepianist Ira Braus.