Pamela Ruiter-Feenstra and Harmonious Blacksmith explore the essential place of improvisation in early music.
Music by the ensemble East of the River in a CD entitled Levantara, and 17th-century English music in a release called Strike the Viol.
We’ll explore the recorder, hear sacred music by Orlando di Lasso, and Wendy Gillespie brings us part one of a New York Pro Musica Antiqua retrospective.
Harmonia heads to Italy for a visit to Naples by way of two recent recordings.
Sonatas by François Couperin and music by his student, François Chauvon.
We’re exploring some of the oldest musical centers of London.
We’ll visit with ensemble Musica Pacifica and learn the history of the early harp. Plus a featured release of Baroque music by Sphera AntiQua.
Recorder music with an eastern twist by artist Nina Stern.
Performances by Musica Antiqua Cologne (Archiv) and flutist Pauliina Fred with harpsichordist Aapo Häkkinen (Naxos).
Ensemble Caprice offers music of Vivaldi, the New London Consort explores Tylman Susato’s “Dansereye,” and Bonporti inventions performed by Chiara Banchini.