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.
This week, a journey back to the 14th century, for an hour of music from the beautiful Italian city of Florence at the dawn of the Renaissance.
A rose by any other name might smell as sweet, but would it sound as lovely?
Celebrate the holiday season with Nativity music from the late Renaissance in Europe, performed by the musicians of the Historical Performance Institute.
Prominent in Medieval and Renaissance churches, swallow’s nest organs perched high above their congregations suspended from platforms built in the church wall.
It would be interesting to know the story behind the name of the ensemble, Beauty Farm. But never mind…it’s peculiar enough that you’re not likely to forget it!
Organist Francesco Cera plays an original positive organ built in 1772, now kept at the Franciscan Convent of Lustra Cilento in Italy.
We’re exploring nearly seven hundred years of Easter, from the 11th century to the 18th century.
This hour, we bring you kisses in all times and tempos. Plus, we bid farewell to multi-instrumentalist Tom Zajac, who passed away on August 31, 2015.