Salamone Rossi was an Italian string player and composer working at the turn of the 17th century, a contemporary of Monteverdi and Caccini.
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.
Ring Around Quartet and Consort sing Frottole: Popular songs of Renaissance Italy.
This hour, we'll hear music by, for and about various "Catherines," shine a spotlight on Catherine Mackintosh, and feature a CD by the ensemble La Reverdie.
We’re exploring the Black Death and its influence in the lives of composers from the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and beyond.