Baroque Dance20080105  
 Renaissance Dance Music20081012  
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!
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.


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  • Genre: Early Music, Classical, Music


  • Early Music / Classical