Salamone Rossi was an Italian string player and composer working at the turn of the 17th century, a contemporary of Monteverdi and Caccini.
Imagine being a singer in your late 20’s in the Sistine Chapel choir, with Josquin des Pres as a colleague. That was the fate of Costanzo Festa.
Celebrate the holiday season with Nativity music from the late Renaissance in Europe, performed by the musicians of the Historical Performance Institute.
The Raimondi Manuscript is an important source for 16th and 17th century lute music.
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.
Ratis’s Canzonette are more personal than theological or formal--sometimes blithe, sometimes tender, sometimes sensual, often humorous.
Marco Dall’Aquila bridged the gap between two very different periods in the life of the lute, its music, and its playing techniques.
This hour, we’re looking at families wired for song! Plus, music from Jordi Savall and his two musical offspring.
Agave Baroque and countertenor Reginald Mobley perform music by the Italian nun Isabella Leonarda.
A tour of the violin in Italy with music by composers both famous and forgotten.