Baroque Dance20080105  
 Renaissance Dance Music20081012  
 The Jew Without The Yellow Badge: Salamone Rossi And The Song Of Solomon20111119  
EMSBaroque Dance2008010520150510 (R3)As part of the BBC's current focus on Dance, baroque dance specialist Philippa Waite looks at the styles and affects of various dances, illustrating with music by composers such as Lully, who was an excellent dancer himself, JS Bach, Handel, Weiss, Rebel and Rameau.
EMSRenaissance Dance Music2008101220150503 (R3)As part of the BBC's current focus on Dance, Lucie Skeaping is joined by dance historian Barbara Segal to discuss the finer points of Renaissance terpsichore. European theatrical extravaganzas - Italian Intermedi, French Ballet de Cour and English Masques swirl effortlessly alongside traditional Branles and even Morris Dances. Meanwhile, to the accompaniment of The City Waites, Lucie tries out some of the dances herself, under Barbara Segal's expert guidance, of course!
EMSThe Jew Without The Yellow Badge: Salamone Rossi And The Song Of Solomon2011111920150614 (R3)Lucie Skeaping explores the life and extraordinary music of Salamone Rossi, a 17th-century Jewish composer based in Mantua. He wrote a collection of psalms and motets in Hebrew, for the Synagogue, drawing on the Italian polyphonic style of composition employed by the Christian Church. In a period of intense anti-Semitism, when the Jewish community in Italy were required by law to wear on their clothing a yellow 'badge of shame', Rossi's musical skills were highly regarded by the Mantuan court. His collection was not only the first of its kind; it would also remain unique for more than two hundred years.
First broadcast 19/11/2011.
EMSComposer Profile: Georg Wagenseil20150201 Lucie Skeaping looks at the life and music of the Viennese composer Georg Christoph Wagenseil. Although today he's largely relegated to the footnotes of musical history, in his day he was internationally admired, not least in the Mozart household. His tercentenary year gives cause for a fresh look at this founding father of the Viennese Classical style.
EMSPerformer Profile: Nigel Rogers20150322 Lucie Skeaping presents a profile of the career of the British tenor Nigel Rogers, who celebrates his 80th birthday this week.
EMSGarden Of Early Delights20150405 : music with a hint of the horticultural, performed in the Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, by Pamela Thorby (recorder), Alison McGillivray (viola da gamba) and Elizabeth Kenny (lute). The programme reflects the Gallery's exhibition 'Painting Paradise: The Art of the Garden', and includes music by Biagio Marini, Diego Ortiz, John Dowland, Jacob Van Eyck, and George Frideric Handel.
Introduced by Lucie Skeaping, in conversation with the exhibition's curator Vanessa Remington
Biagio Marini: Sonata Op 8 No 4 'per sonar con due corde'
Diego Ortiz: Recercada segunda (from 'Tratado de glosas', 1553)
Jacob van Eyck: Engels nachtegaeltje (from 'Der fluyten lust-hof')
Bartolomeu Selma y Salaverde: Canzon prima a canto e basso
John Dowland: Fantasia (on All in a Garden Green)
Johann Schop: Lachrimae Pavaen (from ''T uitnement kabinet', 1646)
Simon Ives: The Gilliflower (from Playford's 'Musick's recreation on the viol, lyra-way', 1682)
Anon: Canaries (from the Magdalene Cockburn lyra viol manuscript)
Handel: Cara speme (from 'Giulio Cesare')
Handel: Presti omai l'egizia terra (from 'Giulio Cesare')
Corelli: Sonata Op 5 No 4
Pamela Thorby (recorder)
Alison McGillivray (bass viol)
Elizabeth Kenny (lute).
EMSMetastasio's Artaserse20150412 Lucie Skeaping explores Artaserse one of the most popular opera libretti by Metastasio, the great 18th century dramatist, featuring Artaxerxes I, King of Persia.
The libretto was originally written for and first set to music by Leonardo Vinci in 1730 for Rome, and it was subsequently set by dozens of later composers. In England, Thomas Arne's 1762 Artaxerxes is set to an English libretto that is based on Metastasio's. Lucie Skeaping introduces extracts from a few of the 90 known settings of Metastasio's text.
EMSBach-abel Concerts20150419 The Bach-Abel Concerts. Lucie Skeaping talks to the music historian, Simon Heighes about a famous concert series which began two hundred and fifty years ago this year and which lit up London's concert life following the death of Handel. The Bach-Abel series continued for thirty years and with it J.C Bach and his compatriot, Carl Friedrich Abel introduced their opera and concert arias, symphonies and keyboard works to Georgian London.
EMSMedieval Dance20150426 As part of the BBC's current focus on Dance, Lucie Skeaping is joined by choreographer and early dance expert Darren Royston to discover some of the delights of medieval dance moves.
EMSJohn Holloway, Jane Gower, Lars Ulrik Mortensen20150517 Lucie Skeaping presents highlights of a concert given by violinist John Holloway, dulcian player Jane Gower and harpsichordist Lars Ulrik Mortensen at the spectacular Frick Collection gallery in New York, including music by Rossi, Castello, Schmelzer, Rosenmüller and Froberger.
EMSMusic For Marie Fel20150524 Lucie Skeaping presents highlights from Music for Marie Fel, a concert given at St John's Smith Square as part of the London Festival of Baroque Music.
Carolyn Sampson, soprano
Matthew Barber, narrator
Ex Cathedra
Jeffrey Skidmore, conductor
Soprano Marie Fel, the 'adorable nightingale' who held Parisian audiences spellbound during one of the most glorious periods in French music history and inspired the greatest composers of the day, is celebrated by a favourite modern-day nightingale in works by Rameau, Lalande, Mondonville and others.'.
EMSThe Bach Players At The London Festival Of Baroque Music 201520150531 Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre at the London Festival of Baroque Music
Lucy Skeaping introduces solo keyboard music and trio sonatas by Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, born 350 years ago this year. Hailed in her lifetime as worthy of a seat on Mount Parnassus, de La Guerre's music was frequently enjoyed at the courts of both Louis XIV and Louis XV, but much of her keyboard music was presumed to be lost until it was rediscovered in recent times. Here the distinguished harpsichordist, Béatrice Martin, plays her keyboard suites in the magnificent surroundings of London's Wallace Collection, famous for its 18th-century French paintings and furniture.
Béatrice Martin (harpsichord)
The Bach Players
Nicolette Moonen (artistic director).
EMSMusic In 18th-century Newcastle20150607 Music in 18th-century Newcastle. Lucie Skeaping talks to Rosemary Southey of Newcastle University about the musical scene in the north-east of England in the eighteenth century, with works by Avison, John Garth and Herschel.
EMSFrench Baroque Vocal Music - Lully And Charpentier20150621 Lucie Skeaping introduces a concert of vocal music from the French Baroque recorded at the Vienna Resonanzen Festival 2015.
Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687)
Marche pour le carrousel royal de Louis XIV
Michel-Richard Delalande (1657-1726)
Caprice de Villers-Cotterets
Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)
Tristis est anima mea, H382
Sola vivebat in antris, H388
from Méditations pour le Carême
Jean-Baptiste Lully
Te Deum, LWV 55
Guillaume Bouzignac (|1587-1645)
In pace, in idipsum
Amel Brahim-Djelloul (soprano)
Claire Lefilliâtre (soprano)
Jean-François Lombard (countertenor)
Jeffrey Thompson (tenor)
Benoît Arnould (bass)
Capella Cracoviensis
Le Poème Harmonique, Vincent Dumestre (director).
EMSEnsemble Organum At The Aldeburgh Festival20150628 
Lucie Skeaping presents Ensemble Organum at the 2015 Aldeburgh Festival. Their programme The Hidden Face of the Renaissance ranges from Byzantine song to 16th-century Latin liturgy via the fascinating florid polyphony of Corsica.
EMSLive From The 2015 York Early Music Festival20150705 Lucie Skeaping is at the National Centre for Early Music for a special live edition from the 2015 York Early Music Festival with guests including bass viol duo Jonathan Dunford and Sylvia Abramowicz, and conductor Christian Curnyn.
EMSHis Majestys Sagbutts And Cornetts At The Manchester International Festival20150712 Lucie Skeaping presents His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts in concert at Manchester International Festival.
EMSAndreas Staier At The York Early Music Festival20150719 Lucie Skeaping presents highlights of the concert given by harpsichordist Andreas Staier at the 2015 York Early Music Festival including music by Chambonnières, Purcell, Bull, Byrd and Louis Couperin.
EMSYork Early Music International Young Artists Competition 201520150726 Lucie Skeaping presents highlights of the York Early Music International Young Artists Competition.


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  • Genre: Early Music, Classical, Music


  • Early Music / Classical