Go back in time for a musical soirée in an 18th century Viennese drawing room.
Music by some “cranky” organists from Restoration England! Plus, we continue our look at theorist Athanasius Kircher and feature a recent CD by Chatham Baroque.
Let’s take a quick look back in time to 1719…to the birth of the quintessential stage “father” and a classic work of English literature.
Renowned British violinist Andrew Manze is featured in two recordings of music by W.A. Mozart (Harmonia Mundi).
Duo Amade performs Mozart's sonatas for violin and keyboard (Chandos), and the L'Orfeo Wind Ensemble plays Myslivecek's complete quintets and octets (CPO).
Performances by Les Arts Florissants (Erato), The English Concert (Archiv), and the Goettingen Festival Orchestra (Carus).
Music written by some of the most significant female composers of the baroque era.
The fraternal organization known as Freemasonry is explored and its connection to two 18th-century composers who were members—Joseph Haydn and W. A. Mozart.