With the thunderous applause at the end of this CD, you can almost imagine yourself on tour with the Académie in Australia at the Melbourne Recital Centre.
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Although famous in his day, the music of French baroque composer Jean-Joseph de Mondonville has, nowadays, mostly been forgotten.
Ever since some bright human ancestor got the idea to rub two sticks together, fire has enthralled us.
From fibs to falsification, cover-ups to conspiracies, we're ferreting out lies and liars in early music, (plus some music of Oswald von Wolkenstein).
Mozart’s Requiem exists only as fragments—its completion attended to posthumously by many others.
We'll take a look at the Parisian chanson and explore the work of early music pioneer, William Christie. Plus, music by German composer Heinrich Isaac.
We asked our listening audience to tell us their favorite pieces of early music.
Meet a couple of directors you might not have heard of, read about ones you probably have, and listen to a couple of recorded performances.
An exploration of the lighter side of four human vices.