Catherine Bott and Lucie Skeaping delve into the world of early music, exploring developments in the performance of early music both here and abroad.


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  Bbc Singers: Hans-leo Hassler2012120120141019Lucie Skeaping introduces a programme of sacred choral music by the German composer Hans-Leo Hassler, who died 400 years ago this year. The music was specially recorded for the programme by the BBC Singers, conducted by Andrew Griffiths.

Hassler was highly influenced by the two Gabrielis and by Orlando di Lassus. He wrote for both the Roman Catholic and Lutheran churches, although he himself was a Protestant. As well as his music for the church, he also wrote a large quantity of secular music, including Italian madrigals in five or six voices, instrumental works and dance songs that are highly rhythmic.
  Hilliard Ensemble - 40th Anniversary20140511 Lucie Skeaping talks to members of the Hilliard Ensemble as they celebrate their 40th anniversary, and plays a selection of their many recordings.

The Hilliard Ensemble established a reputation as an early music ensemble with a series of successful recordings in the 1980s, but it was when they began also to focus on new music that the world began to sit up and take notice. The 1988 recording of Arvo Pärt's "Passio" began a fruitful relationship with the Estonian composer, and the group has recently commissioned other composers from the Baltic States, including Veljo Tormis and Erkki-Sven Tüür, adding to a rich repertoire of new music from Gavin Bryars, Heinz Holliger, John Casken, James MacMillan, Elena Firsova and many others. The Hilliard Ensemble's popularity crossed musical boundaries when their collaboration with the Norwegian Saxophonist Jan Garbareck sent their ECM recording "Officium" soaring up both classical and pop charts in several countries. Equally at home with Perotin, Palestrina and Pärt, the four members of the Hilliard Ensemble describe some of the many musical experiences they have had in concert halls and recording studios around the world, and select some of their favourite tracks from their extensive CD catalogue.
  Hilliard Ensemble - 40th Anniversary20140511  
  L'avventura London At The 2014 Brighton Early Music Festival20141109 Trade Roots. Lucie Skeaping introduces highlights of a concert recorded last Saturday at the Brighton Early Music Festival, in which L'Avventura London, directed by Zak Ozmo, performed African and Brazilian music held in the 16th- and 17th-century archives of the Santa Cruz monastery at Coimbra in Portugal.
EMS01Dartington 201020100904 Dartington's International Summer School grew out of the very first Edinburgh Festival in 1947 and has run every year since, attracting luminaries in the musical world to work alongside talented amateurs and professionals.
2010 is the last year which the Summer School will be under the stewardship of Artistic Director Gavin Henderson, who has been running the Summer School since 1985.
Dartington has long had a strong focus on early music, and Lucie Skeaping travelled to the 2010 Summer School to speak with some of the various illustrious tutors about events there this year and about the importance of the Summer School for early music in this country.
Lucie Skeaping learns about early music at the Dartington Summer School.
EMS01Fretwork Weekend, Profile20110212 
In the first of this weekend's programmes featuring the viol consort Fretwork, Lucie Skeaping presents a profile of the ensemble, and talks to founder member Richard Boothby.
Since they formed in 1985 Fretwork has explored a wide range of music, from the core English consort repertoire, to arrangements of JS Bach's keyboard works, to commissioning many new works.
Lucie and Richard chat about the ensembles diversity of interests and play music from some of their recordings.
The programme also includes a look at how to compose for a viol consort, to coincide with the launch of this year's NCEM Young Composers' Award.
Lucie Skeaping presents a profile of viol consort Fretwork.
EMS01Haydn And The Esterhazy Family20090627 In a programme devoted to Haydn's 29-year tenure under the patronage of the Esterhazy family, Lucie Skeaping visits their Palace, at Esterhaza in northwestern Hungary.
She is joined by musicologist and Haydn expert Balasz Mikusi, who guides her through the rooms of the house and through Haydn's life and music.
Lucie also goes to the Vienna home of Michael Brussing - baryton player with the Esterhazy Ensemble, who have recently released their recordings of Haydn's complete baryton trios.
Haydn entered the service of the Esterhazys in 1761, when he was hired as the vice-Kapellmeister by Prince Paul Anton, for their home in Eisenstadt.
Initially, his main duties were to conduct the orchestra and to play the harpsichord and violin, but he was also required to act as librarian, supervisor of instruments, tutor and intermediary between the musicians and the Prince as well as composing on a daily basis.
Officially, Haydn was supposedly subservient to the elderly Kapellmeister Gregor Werner, but it wasn't long before he became the main man, and when Prince Paul Anton died in 1762, Haydn became one of the most important servants at the court of the new Prince Nikolaus 'The Magnificent'.
Just four years later, Prince Nikolaus designed and built his new palace, and it was during the ever-increasing 'summer' months there that Haydn began to flourish - composing most of his early symphonies as well as chamber music for the Prince's favourite instrument, the baryton.
Haydn: Symphony No 1 in D (1st mvt) (excerpt)
Academy of Ancient Music
Christopher Hogwood (conductor)
L'OISEAU LYRE 436 428-2, CD 1 Tr 1
Haydn: Symphony No 1 in D (3rd mvt)
L'OISEAU LYRE 436 428-2, CD 1 Tr 3
Haydn: Symphony No 6 in D (Le matin) (1st mvt)
L'OISEAU LYRE 433 661-2, CD 1 Tr 1
Haydn: Cello Concerto No 1 in C (3rd mvt)
Pieter Wispelwey (cello)
Florilegium
CHANNEL CLASSICS CCS 7395 Tr 3
Haydn: Keyboard Sonata in C minor, H XVI 20 (2nd mvt: Andante con moto)
Ronald Brautigam (fortepiano)
BIS 1731-33, CD 5 Tr 7
Haydn: Trio for baryton, viola and cello No 1 in A (1st mvt) (excerpt)
Esterhazy Ensemble
Brilliant Classics 93907, CD 1 Tr 1
Haydn: Duet for two barytons, H XII 3 (3rd mvt) (excerpt)
Brilliant Classics 93907, CD 18 Tr 24
Haydn: Cassation for two barytons and violone, H XII 19 (1st mvt)
Brilliant Classics 93907, CD 18 Track 1
Haydn: Trio for baryton, viola and cello No 124 in G (3rd mvt) (excerpt)
Brilliant Classics 93907, CD 17 Track 18
Haydn: Octet (Divertimento) in A, H X III (1st mvt: Adagio)
Ensemble Baroque de Limoges
Christophe Coin (director)
LABORIE LC 03 Tr 4
Haydn: Symphony No 45 in F sharp minor (Farewell) (4th mvt) (excerpt)
L'OISEAU LYRE 443 477-2 Tr 4.
Lucie Skeaping visits Esterhazy Palace in Hungary to chart Haydn's 29-year career there.
EMS01King George Iii - Mad About Music20110917 King George III is widely remembered as the British monarch who suffered a temporary, debilitating period of "madness" as depicted in the play and film by Alan Bennett, "The Madness of King George", but he was also a highly cultured man; he and his Queen Consort were passionate supporters of the arts and both loved music.
In the first of two programmes, Catherine Bott begins a virtual tour of London to trace the legacy of George's artistic patronage through his reign.
Featuring music from Handel, JC Bach and Mozart.
Catherine Bott traces the legacy of King George III.
Featuring Handel, JC Bach and Mozart.
EMS01Music From The Habsburg Court, The Musicians Of Maximilian I20110319 
Lucie Skeaping presents a programme portraying the opulent musical life at the court of the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I.
He was the first of the Hapsburg rulers to support the arts, and was devoted to establishing a thriving musical legacy at his court.
Music in the programme includes repertoire by some of the important composers Maximilian employed, including Heinrich Isaac, Ludwig Senfl and Paul Hofhaimer.
This programme is the first of two across the weekend focusing on music from the Habsburg court.
Lucie Skeaping discusses musicians in the court of the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I.
EMS01Music From The Habsburg Court, The Musicians Of Maximilian I2011071720110710Lucie Skeaping discusses musicians in the court of the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I.
Lucie Skeaping presents a programme portraying the opulent musical life at the court of the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I.
He was the first of the Hapsburg rulers to support the arts, and was devoted to establishing a thriving musical legacy at his court.
Music in the programme includes repertoire by some of the important composers Maximilian employed, including Heinrich Isaac, Ludwig Senfl and Paul Hofhaimer.
EMS01Review Of The Year 2010, Review Of The Year - Part 120101225 In the first of the Christmas weekend's programmes, Catherine Bott and Lucie Skeaping meet up in London to look back over the year's Early Music Shows, including previously unheard recordings from some of the 2010 Early Music Festivals.
Catherine and Lucie chat about some of their own highlights, including some of this year's musical anniversaries.
Catherine Bott and Lucie Skeaping review 2010's Early Music Shows.
EMS01Take The Risk, Orlando Consort, Stevie Wishart, Crawford Young20091031 Catherine Bott explores early music improvisation and talks to Paula Chateauneuf curator of the Southbank Centre's Take the Risk weekend, which features a series of concerts exploring early music improvisation.
Featuring highlights from the Orlando Consort concert exploring the birth of polyphony, with a brief taster of the concerts given by Stevie Wishart and Crawford Young and friends.
Catherine Bott presents music from the Orlando Consort, Stevie Wishart and Crawford Young.
EMS01Utrecht Early Music Festival 200820090124 Lucie Skeaping presents a programme recorded at the Utrecht Festival of Early Music 2008.
With highlights of a concert given by Le Poeme Harmonique, who perform villancicos and other genres on secular and semi-liturgical texts.
Le Poeme Harmonique is an ensemble of seven instrumentalists with five singers, directed by Vincent Dumestre.
Playlist:
(All music performed by Le Poeme Harmonique, conducted by Vincent Dumestre)
Juan del Encina: Triste Espania sin ventura!
  • anon: bailan los pastores
  • anon: canario
  • anon: hoy comamos y bebamos (villancico)
  • anon: no so yo
  • antonio de cabezon: ancher che col partite
  • diego fernandez de huete: espagnoleta, canario, folia
  • juan del encina: ay triste que vengo
  • juan del encina: fata la parte
  • luis de briceno: la gran chacona.
    le poeme harmonique perform music from the iberian golden age
  • segue to:
  • EMS01Utrecht Festival 2010, Highlights From The Utrecht Festival Of Early Music 201020110219 
    Catherine Bott introduces highlights from the 28th annual Utrecht Festival of Early Music in The Netherlands, which last year chose French Baroque music as its theme.
    This programme includes music by Andr Grtry, Marin Marais, François Couperin, Jean-Baptiste Lully and Jean-Fry Rebel, in performances by the French baritone Pierre-Yves Pruvot with Les Agrmens, viol-player Wieland Kuijken, harpsichordist Aurlien Delage, the chorus & orchestra of Le Parnasse Français, and the Ricercar Consort.
    Radio 3's programmes exploring early developments in the musical world.
    EMS01Valentine's Music, Love Is A Many Splendoured Thing!20090214 Lucie Skeaping presents a Valentine's programme exploring some of the complexities of love.
    The music reflects themes of longing, jealousy, and the influence of Cupid, by composers such as Machaut, Monteverdi, Campion and Vivaldi.
    Lucie Skeaping presents music on themes of longing, jealousy and the influence of Cupid.
    EMS02Art And Early Music Month, King's College, Cambridge Stained Glass20090222 As part of Art and Early Music Month, Lucie Skeaping visits the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge, and talks to writer and art historian Carola Hicks about the magnificent stained glass.
    They explore some of the background to stained glass, how it came to England from Flanders, why the chapel and glass took so long to complete, and how it symbolises the power of the Tudors and their era of great change and turbulence.
    These ideas are reflected in the music in the programme, which includes recordings of the Choir of King's College in repertoire by Tallis, and also sacred and secular music from the 15th and early 16th Centuries.
    Playlist:
    Leonin: Benedicamus Domino
  • (from cd entitled 'the flower of all ships' - tudor court music from the time of the mary rose)
  • amon ra cdsar 51 track 13
    anon: this day daws (from fayrfax ms)
  • argo 425 199-2 track 5.
    picture: from the king's college chapel stained glass henry viii as solomon © king's college, cambridge
    Lucie Skeaping looks at the stained glass in king's college chapel, cambridge
  • crd crd 3448 track 23
    tallis: dum transisset sabbatum
  • deutsche harmonia mundi gd 77178 cd 1 track 6
    philippe van wilder: fantasia a 4 (viols)
  • deutsche harmonia mundi gd 77178 cd 1 track 8
    anon: the hunt is up
  • emi 5 57983 2 track 3
    tallis: salvator mundi i
  • emi cdm 5 65103-2 track 9
    william cornysh: blow thy horn hunter
  • emily van evera (soprano), nancy hadden (flute, recorder, pipe & tabor), erin headley (viola da gamba, 'mary rose' fiddle), andrew lawrence-king (gothic harp, double harp, psaltery), christopher wilson (lute, guitar), robert meunier (lute)
  • his majesty's sagbutts and cornetts
  • hyperion cda 66894 track 5
    william cornysh: hoyda, jolly rutterkin
  • hyperion cda 67289 track 9
    alamire: t'andernacken
  • musica antiqua of london
  • pro cantione antiqua and early music consort of london
  • red byrd
  • saga classics ec 3357-2 track 2
    anon: gloria: 'spiritus et alme' (from mass for the octave of the nativity of the blessed virgin mary
  • stephen cleobury (conductor)
  • the choir of king's college cambridge / sir philip ledger
  • the choir of king's college cambridge / stephen cleobury
  • the hilliard ensemble
  • the men of king's college choir,
  • yorvox
  • EMS02Art And Early Music Month, King's College, Cambridge Stained Glass20090301 Lucie Skeaping looks at the stained glass in King's College Chapel, Cambridge.
    As part of Art and Early Music" month, Lucie Skeaping visits the Chapel of King's College, Cambridge and talks to the writer and art historian Carola Hicks about the magnificent stained glass.
    They explore some of the background to stained glass, how it came to England from Flanders, why the Chapel and the glass took so long to complete, and how the glass symbolises the power of the Tudors and their era of great change and turbulence; ideas that are reflected in the music in the programme, including recordings of the Choir of King's College, Cambridge in repertoire by Tallis, and also sacred and secular music from the 15th and early 16th centuries.
    Dr.
    Carola Hicks is the author of the book The King's Glass.
    PLAYLIST:
    LEONIN Benedicamus Domino
  • (from cd entitled ‘the flower of all ships' – tudor court music from the time of the mary rose)
  • amon ra cdsar 51 track 13
    anonymous this day daws (from fayrfax ms)
  • argo 425 199-2
  • crd crd 3448 track 23
    tallis dum transisset sabbatum
  • deutsche harmonia mundi gd 77178 cd 1 track 6
    philippe van wilder fantasia à 4 (viols)
  • deutsche harmonia mundi gd 77178 cd 1 track 8
    anonymous the hunt is up
  • emi 5 57983 2
  • emi cdm 5 65103-2
  • emily van evera (soprano), nancy hadden (flute, recorder, pipe & tabor), erin headley (viola da gamba, ‘mary rose' fiddle), andrew lawrence-king (gothic harp, double harp, psaltery), christopher wilson (lute, guitar), robert meunier (lute)
  • his majesty's sagbutts and cornetts
  • hyperion cda 66894 track 5
    william cornysh hoyda, jolly rutterkin
  • hyperion cda 67289 track 9
    alamire t'andernacken
  • musica antiqua of london
  • pro cantione antiqua & early music consort of london
  • red byrd
  • saga classics ec 3357-2 track 2
    anonymous gloria: ‘spiritus et alme' (from mass for the octave of the nativity of the blessed virgin mary
  • stephen cleobury (conductor)
  • the choir of king's college cambridge / sir philip ledger
  • the choir of king's college cambridge / stephen cleobury
  • the hilliard ensemble
  • the men of king's college choir,
  • track 3
    tallis salvator mundi i
  • track 5
    Lucie Skeaping looks at the stained glass in king's college chapel, cambridge
  • track 9
    william cornysh blow thy horn hunter
  • yorvox"
  • EMS02York Early Music Festival 2011, York Early Music Festival 2011: Brabant Ensemble And Stephen Rice20110807 Catherine Bott presents the Brabant Ensemble directed by Stephen Rice from the York Early Music Festival 2011 exploring music from the time of Henry VIII.
    The succession of King Henry VIII marked a mood of new optimism for the English people not dissimilar to the post-War revival engendered by the 1951 Festival of Britain - which is the theme of the 2011 York EM Festival.
    But Henry's reign was constantly beset by the threat of war with Francois I's France and Spain under the Emperor Charles V.
    These regal rivals not only forged endlessly shifting treaties with each other, but tried to outdo each other in the splendour of their musical establishments, not least the music of their private chapels.
    This programme explores the different styles of sacred music with motets and mass movements by the French Pierre Moulu and Jean Mouton, the English John Taverner and King Henry himself, and with Francisco de Penalosa and Cristobal de Morales.
    Brabant Ensemble in music exploring the splendour of Henry VIII and his rivals' courts.
    EMS02 LASTDartington 2010, Dufay Collective20100905 Continuing the Early Music Show's weekend at the 2010 Dartington International Summer School, Lucie Skeaping introduces highlights of a concert given by the Dufay Collective in Dartington's Great Hall.
    The concert was entitled "One Morning in May" and traces the history of English folk music from the 13th to the 17th Centuries.
    Lucie also chats with the group's leader Bill Lyons about the concert programme and his relationship with Dartington.
    Lucie Skeaping presents highlights of a concert given by the Dufay Collective.
    EMS02 LASTEarly Travel, A History Of Early Music Travel20110703 Travel is such a common thing today, that one barely stops to think about the risks which it incurred before our modernised transport systems.
    But from Oswald von Wolkenstein to Dufay, from Bach to John Bull, composers throughout history risked life and limb to travel, for work, for study or simply for new experiences.
    In the second of this weekend's Early Music Shows dedicated to travel, Catherine Bott explores these early musical journeying pioneers.
    Catherine Bott explores the role travel has played in composers' lives throughout history.
    EMS02 LASTFretwork Weekend, The World Encompassed20110213 
    As part of the Early Music Show's "Fretwork Weekend", Catherine Bott traces Sir Francis Drake's heroic circumnavigation of the Globe through a mixture of new and old music written and compiled by Orlando Gough and performed on viols by Fretwork.
    "The World Encompassed" was commissioned by Fretwork, inspired by the knowledge that Drake had with him on board his ship, The Golden Hind, his own consort of viols, who would play for prayers and for entertainment.
    Fascinated by the diverse range of cultures and the different kinds of music that Drake would have witnessed, Fretwork invited composer Orlando Gough to blend a mixture of period viol pieces alongside new music that would evoke the period and the places and the adventures that Drake and his crew were known to have encountered.
    The result is a large scale piece called "The World Encompassed"; a depiction of Drake's voyage in music for viols.
    The programme features highlights from the piece.
    Catherine Bott talks to Orlando Gough about the work, and about some of the colourful events from Drake's voyage.
    The music was recorded at a live concert given by Fretwork as part of the 2010 York Early Music Festival, from the Gallery of Harewood House.
    As well as items by Gough, "The World Encompassed" includes 16th Century music by John Taverner, Robert Parsons, Luys Milan, Orlando Mudarra and Christopher Tye.
    Catherine Bott traces Drake's circumnavigation of the globe with music from Fretwork.
    EMS02 LASTHaydn And The Esterhazy Family20090628 In a programme about Haydn's 29-year tenure under the patronage of the Esterhazy family, Lucie Skeaping continues her tour round their Palace in northwestern Hungary, in the company of musicologist and Haydn expert Balasz Mikusi.
    Prince Nikolaus Esterhazy 'The Magnificent' was very proud of his new 'summer residence', in which he spent more time each year.
    At any opportunity, he would welcome influential politicians, wealthy nobles and royalty to his beautiful palace, laying on lavish feasts and entertainments, for which Haydn composed most of his operas and burlettas, either for the main theatre or for the palace's marionettes.
    By now, the Prince had relaxed his initial stance on exclusivity, and permitted Haydn to fulfil commissions from external sources.
    This allowed his famous composer to write the Seven Last Words for Cadiz Cathedral, and a number of pieces for the King of Naples, who was a devotee of a rather bizarre instrument - the lira organizzata - apparently a hybrid of a chamber organ and a hurdy-gurdy.
    Lucie visits the workshop of the Austrian instrument-maker Wolfgang Weichselbaumer, who has built two lire organizzate, heard on a recording made by the Ensemble Baroque de Limoges and Christophe Coin.
    As the 1780s drew to a close, Haydn began to feel more and more isolated at Esterhazy, but could never quite bring himself to leave its security.
    In 1790, though, Prince Nikolaus died; his heir and successor, Prince Anton was not a musiclover, and immediately disbanded the orchestra.
    He granted Haydn his freedom, but asked him to retain his official title of Kapellmeister to Prince Esterhazy.
    Thus began a new chapter in Haydn's life and career, which took him to London and Vienna, enjoying his newly-discovered fame.
    Lucie Skeaping continues a tour of the Esterhazy Palace to chart Haydn's career there.
    EMS02 LASTKing George Iii - Mad About Music20110918 King George III is now often remembered only as "the mad King", but he and his Queen Consort were passionate supporters of the arts and both loved music.
    In the second of two programmes, Catherine Bott continues her virtual tour of London, tracing the legacy of George's artistic patronage through his reign.
    Featuring music from Handel, Purcell and Steffani.
    Catherine Bott traces the legacy of King George III.
    Music by Handel, Purcell, Steffani.
    EMS02 LASTMusic From The Habsburg Court, The Fruits Of Parnassus - A Portrait Of Johann Joseph Fux20110320 
    Catherine Bott reflects on the life and music of the largely forgotten 18th Century court composer Johann Joseph Fux.
    He was immensely prolific and enjoyed one of the most prestigious musical positions in Europe, as composer to the Habsburgs in Vienna.
    JS Bach regarded him as the finest of his contemporaries; and Fux's treatise on musical counterpoint - "Gradus ad Parnassum" - proved a huge influence on Haydn and Beethoven, and is still studied today.
    Catherine outlines the life, takes a brief look at "Gradus" and present a range of recordings from Fux's output giving a flavour of the sound of the Hapsburg court in Vienna in the early 18th Century.
    This is the second of two programmes focusing on the music of the Habsburgs.
    The programme includes readings from “Steps to Parnassus: The study of counterpoint” by Johann Joseph Fux (translated and edited by Alfred Mann with the collaboration of John St Edmunds), pub.
    J.
    M.
    Dent & Sons Ltd.
    Catherine Bott explores the life and music of Habsburg court composer Johann Joseph Fux.
    EMS02 LASTReview Of The Year 2010, Review Of The Year - Part 220101226 Catherine Bott and Lucie Skeaping meet up in London to look back on the year's Early Music Shows, including previously unheard live recordings from 2010.
    They also look ahead to some of the Early Music anniversaries to be celebrated in 2011.
    Catherine Bott and Lucie Skeaping review 2010's Early Music Shows.
    EMS02 LASTTake The Risk, The Division Lobby, Atalante20091101 In a programme exploring early music improvisation, Catherine Bott talks to Paula Chateauneuf, lutenist and curator of the Southbank Centre's Take the Risk weekend, which features a series of concerts exploring early music improvisation.
    Featuring highlights from The Division Lobby's concert of 17th-century musical extemporisations, with a brief taster of the concert given by lirone player Erin Headley's new group Atalante.
    Catherine Bott presents improvised music from The Division Lobby and Atalante.
    EMS02 LASTUtrecht Festival 2010, Musica Ad Rhenum20110226  
    EMS02 LASTValentine's Music20090215 Lucie Skeaping hosts a Valentine's special, with music encompassing both the disappointments and the more joyful aspects of love, and includes vocal works by Blow, Monteverdi and Solage.
    Including vocal works by Blow, Monteverdi and Solage.
    EMS02 LASTValentine's Music, Aspects Of Love2009022120090830Including vocal works by Blow, Monteverdi and Solage.
    Lucie Skeaping hosts a Valentine's special, with music encompassing both the disappointments and the more joyful aspects of love, and includes vocal works by Blow, Monteverdi and Solage.
    Playlist:
    Campion: A secret love or two
    Rachel Elliott, soprano
    Nigel North, lute
    Concordia
    Linn CKD 105 track 18
    Charpentier: Medee (Act 1 Sc 3)
    Jason....Mark Padmore
    Arcas....Francois Bazola
    Les Arts Florissants
    William Christie (director)
    Erato 4509 96558-2 CD 1 Trs 12 and (part of) 13
    Segue to:
    Anon: La Louison
    Le Poeme Harmonique
    Vincent Dumestre (director)
    Alpha 513 Tr 3
    Anon: Pour vous servir
    Gothic Voices
    Christopher Page (conductor)
    Helios CDH 55295 Tr 1
    Handel: Recit: Che sento? Oh Dio!; Aria: Se Pieta (Giulio Cesare in Egitto)
    Cleopatra....Sandrine Piau (soprano)
    Les Talens Lyriques
    Christophe Rousset (director)
    Naive E8894 Trs 3 and 4
    Blow: Venus and Adonis (execerpt from Act 1)
    Venus....Emma Kirkby
    Adonis....Richard Wistreich
    The Consort of Musicke
    Anthony Rooley (conductor)
    Deutsche Harmonia Mundi GD 77117 CD 1 Tr 7
    Solage: Joieux de cuer
    Avie 2089 Tr 7
    Rameau: Hippolyte et Aricie (Act 5 Sc 7; excerpt from Sc 8); Symphonie (Ou suis-je transporte?); Marche (Chantons sur la musette)
    Hippolyte....Mark Padmore
    Aricie....Anna-Maria Panzarella
    Diane....Eirain Jame
    William Christie (conductor)
    Erato 0630 155172 CD 3 Trs 17 and 18
    Monteverdi: L'Incoronazione di Poppea (Pur ti miro)
    Poppea....Sylvia McNair
    Nero....Dana Hanchard
    The English Baroque Soloists
    John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)
    Archiv 447 0882 CD 3 Tr 10.
    EMS03Art And Early Music Month, The Passions Of Albrecht Durer20090228 Art and Early Music Month." Albrecht Dürer was one of the most influential artists in Germany.
    Living during the time of Martin Luther's Reformation; the establishment of the printing-press in the disemination of art and ideas; and the advent of new humanist thought, Dürer proved to be a true "Renaissance Man" - as steeped in the intellectual thinking of his day as he was the myriad of means of artistic expression.
    He lived the best part of his life in Nuremberg and played a significant role in establishing the medieval city as the "centre" of Europe in the 16th century - a city as important culturally as it was politically.
    Catherine Bott travels to Nuremberg, looks back on the significance of Nuremberg's contribution to culture, and visits the Dürerhaus which is now a Dürer museum.
    She meets the Director Jutta Tschoeke and considers the Dürer zeitgeist through his art and the music of his day.
    She also considers the Dürer legacy and how it is mirrored in aspects of German music in later years.
    PLAYLIST:
    ANONYMOUS “Mein herz in Freuden sich erquicket”
  • “jesu aber betete und sprach”
  • (lochamer liederbuch 1452-60)
  • Arnold Schoenberg choir/nikolaus harnoncourt
  • berlin classics 0090092bc tracks 15-16
    js bach matthew passion (1727): “kommt, ihr töchter, helft mir klagen!”
  • blaser collegium leipzig
  • caspar othhmayr: “durch adams fall”;
  • concentus musicus wien/wiener sängerknabenschor/
  • cpo 777 2752 tracks 15-17
    leonhard lechner st john passion of 1594 nuremberg:
  • deutsche harmonia mundi 2138497 tracks 5 & 6
    schutz st john passion (1665): “darnach als jesus wusste”
  • dresdener kreuzchor/martin flämig
  • ensemble villanella/sven berger
  • himlische cantorey
  • il curioso/hedos ensemble/bernhard böhm
  • johann walter: “durch adams fall”
  • kammerchor der augsburger domsingknaben/reinhard kammler
  • munich capella antiqua/konrad ruhland
  • naxos 8.553352 track 15
    martin luther: “durch adams fall”;
  • naxos 8.557138 track 1
    josquin desprez “agnus dei” from missa la sol fa re mi
  • peter –volker springborn (jesus)
  • peter schreier (evan)
  • raumklang rk9501 track 21
    senfl “nun wöllt ihr horen neue mär”
  • rca victor gd71966 track 6
    adam von fulda “pange lingua gloriosi”
  • teldec 8573-81036-2 cd1 track 1
    the programme includes readings by Olwen May from ‘the history of the life of albrecht durer of nuremberg with a translation of his letters and journal and some account of his works' by mrs charles w.
    heaton, published by www.kessinger.net
    Catherine Bott explores the influence of artist albrecht durer on early music"
  • EMS03Art And Early Music Month, The Passions Of Albrecht Durer20090308 Art and Early Music Month." Albrecht Dürer was one of the most influential artists in Germany.
    Living during the time of Martin Luther's Reformation; the establishment of the printing-press in the disemination of art and ideas; and the advent of new humanist thought, Dürer proved to be a true "Renaissance Man" - as steeped in the intellectual thinking of his day as he was the myriad of means of artistic expression.
    He lived the best part of his life in Nuremberg and played a significant role in establishing the medieval city as the "centre" of Europe in the 16th century - a city as important culturally as it was politically.
    Catherine Bott travels to Nuremberg, looks back on the significance of Nuremberg's contribution to culture, and visits the Dürerhaus which is now a Dürer museum.
    She meets the Director Jutta Tschoeke and considers the Dürer zeitgeist through his art and the music of his day.
    She also considers the Dürer legacy and how it is mirrored in aspects of German music in later years.
    PLAYLIST:
    ANONYMOUS “Mein herz in Freuden sich erquicket”
  • “jesu aber betete und sprach”
  • (lochamer liederbuch 1452-60)
  • Arnold Schoenberg choir/nikolaus harnoncourt
  • berlin classics 0090092bc tracks 15-16
    js bach matthew passion (1727): “kommt, ihr töchter, helft mir klagen!”
  • blaser collegium leipzig
  • caspar othhmayr: “durch adams fall”;
  • concentus musicus wien/wiener sängerknabenschor/
  • cpo 777 2752 tracks 15-17
    leonhard lechner st john passion of 1594 nuremberg:
  • deutsche harmonia mundi 2138497 tracks 5 & 6
    schutz st john passion (1665): “darnach als jesus wusste”
  • dresdener kreuzchor/martin flämig
  • ensemble villanella/sven berger
  • himlische cantorey
  • il curioso/hedos ensemble/bernhard böhm
  • johann walter: “durch adams fall”
  • kammerchor der augsburger domsingknaben/reinhard kammler
  • munich capella antiqua/konrad ruhland
  • naxos 8.553352 track 15
    martin luther: “durch adams fall”;
  • naxos 8.557138 track 1
    josquin desprez “agnus dei” from missa la sol fa re mi
  • peter –volker springborn (jesus)
  • peter schreier (evan)
  • raumklang rk9501 track 21
    senfl “nun wöllt ihr horen neue mär”
  • rca victor gd71966 track 6
    adam von fulda “pange lingua gloriosi”
  • teldec 8573-81036-2 cd1 track 1
    the programme includes readings by Olwen May from ‘the history of the life of albrecht durer of nuremberg with a translation of his letters and journal and some account of his works' by mrs charles w.
    heaton, published by www.kessinger.net
    Catherine Bott explores the influence of artist albrecht durer on early music"
  • EMS03Opera Profiles, Opera Profile: Lully's Armide 20110206Lucie Skeaping presents a profile of Lully's 17th-century operatic masterpiece Armide.
    Lucie Skeaping presents a profile of Lully's 17th Century operatic masterpiece "Armide" with French conductor Hugo Reyne highlighting some of its qualities and innovations.
    Jean-Baptiste Lully almost single-handedly created French opera, and his Tragedie-Lyrique (tragic opera) "Armide" about a sorceress and her love for the valiant hero Renaud, was the culmination of a long and fruitful collaboration with librettist Philippe Quinault.
    "Armide" was instantly recognised as a masterpiece, remarkable not only for its attractive music, and affective dramatic architecture, as for its genius in setting the French language to music, and the psychological depths portrayed by its characters.
    As part of the BBC year long celebration of opera, and the Early Music Show's monthly profile of important Baroque masterworks, Lucie Skeaping examines "Armide" with contributions from Lully champion and conductor Hugo Reyne.
    Key moments from the opera are performed from CD by Philippe Herreweghe and Collegium Vocale.
    EMS03York Early Music Festival 2011, The City Musick, Jason Darnell20110813 In the second weekend of music recorded at this years York Early Music Festival, Catherine Bott presents a selection of music performed by The City Musick and tenor Jason Darnell.
    Their programme was designed to evoke a musical evening that Queen Elizabeth the First would have enjoyed when she visited the Duke of Hertford in Elvetham in 1591.
    The music in the concert was taken from Morley's Consort Lessons, and from Walsingham's Consort Books - and included works by Thomas Morley, John Dowland and the less familiar Guillaume Tessier.
    Catherine Bott introduces highlights from this concert, and short interviews with the ensemble's lutenist, Elizabeth Kenny, and their Director, William Lyons.
    The City Musick and tenor Jason Darnell perform Morley, Dowland and Guillaume Tessier.
    EMS04Art And Early Music Month, Cesare Vecellio's Venetian Costumes2009030120090315Lucie Skeaping explores traditional dress and customs in late 16th-century Venice.
    Art and Early Music Month."Lucie Skeaping looks at the publishing sensation of the 1590s in Venice: Cesare Vecellio's guide to the dress and customs of the world, and she talks to the book's two translators, Margaret Rosenthal, Professor of Italian at the University of Southern California, and Ann Rosalind Jones, Professor of Comparative Literature at Smith College.
    The book is the first to depict world costume through history and in addition to the vivid illustrations, it includes a detailed and often amusing social commentary of the habits of people all over the world.
    Music in the programme includes Carnival music by Giovanni Croce, and works by both Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli.
    PLAYLIST:
    LODOVICO VIADANA La Veneziana (canzona)
  • bbc music magazine cd vol.11 no.9
  • cd1 track 15
    giovanni croce masquerade of the friulians
  • chandos (chaconne) chan 0665
  • chandos (chaconne) chan 0697
  • concordia (viol and harpsichord – variations based on existing madrigal)
  • concordia, mark levy (director)
  • his majestys sagbutts and cornetts
  • hyperion cda 66908
  • hyperion cda 67048
  • hyperion cda 67048 cd1 track 14
    andrea gabrieli vieni, vieni, himeneo
  • hyperion cda 67048 cd1 track 4
    Lucie Skeaping explores traditional dress and customs in late 16th-century venice
  • hyperion cda 67048 cd1 track 6
    giovanni gabrieli udite, chiari e generosi figli
  • i fagiolini
  • mark levy (director)
  • nautical mythological figures / 16 part madrigal
  • robert king (conductor)
  • robert king (director)
  • sempre me ride sta – : the men sing: “that tart always laughs at me when i walk down the street”
  • the king's consort
  • the kings consort
  • track 11
    giovanni pacoloni salterello de zorzi (lute trio)
  • track 13
    baldassare donato ahi miserelle
  • track 14
    adrian willaert
  • track 15
    giovanni girolamo kapsberger kapsberger
  • track 1
    adrian willaert vecchio letrose – “old hags, you're good for nothing”
  • track 2
    andrea gabrieli asia felice
  • track 5
    giovanni gabrieli sonata pian' e forte a 8
  • track 9
    giovanni bassano arosez vos violettes"
  • EMS04Opera Profiles, Hasse's Piramo E Tisbe20100801 As part of the Opera on the BBC season, Lucie Skeaping discusses Hasse's opera Piramo e Tisbe with the conductor Michael Schneider.
    Johann Adolf Hasse was the most celebrated composer of opera seria for several decades of the 18th century in Italy and Germany-speaking countries.
    Piramo e Tisbe, Hasse's penultimate opera, was very different from any of his others and was considered quite modern for its day.
    The work was commissioned while he was in Vienna by an unnamed French lady, who sang the role of Tisbe in the performance in a private theatre.
    Lucie Skeaping and Michael Schneider talk about the striking qualities of this work, illustrated with extracts from his recording, with the title roles sung by Barbara Schlick and Ann Monoyios, and the ensemble La Stagione.
    Lucie Skeaping discusses Hasse's baroque opera Piramo e Tisbe, with Michael Schneider.
    EMS04 LASTYork Early Music Festival 2011, Neal Peres Da Costa, Daniel Yeadon20110814 Catherine Bott catches up with two of the founder members of Florilegium, harpsichordist Neal Peres da Costa and gamba player Daniel Yeadon at the York Early Music Festival.
    Neal Peres da Costa and Daniel Yeadon are two highly experiences and sought after early music performers, for a long time associated with the celebrated ensemble Florilegium.
    They left this country several years ago and now spend a large amount of their time living and working in Australia.
    Catherine Bott caught up with the pair in The Gallery at Harewood House, on a return visit to these shores, where they were featured artists at this year's York Early Music Festival.
    In conversation, Catherine looks back on their career; on early music in Australia, and introduces items from their York Festival recital, which featured music by Handel, Abel, JC Bach and Lanzetti.
    Catherine Bott talks to Florilegium members Neal Peres da Costa and Daniel Yeadon.
    EMS05Art And Early Music Month, The Bate Collection2009030720090329Lucie Skeaping visits the Bate Collection of historical instruments in Oxford.
    As part of Art and Early Music Month, Lucie Skeaping presents a programme celebrating musical instruments as artistic objects in their own right.
    She visits the Bate Collection of historical instruments in Oxford and is shown some of the most interesting exhibits by the curator, Andy Lamb.
    The music features recordings of specific instruments found at the museum, including a 17th-Century recorder, played by Peter Holtslag, and a beautiful English harpsichord, on which Martin Souter plays music by Purcell.
    Playlist:
    Haydn: Symphony No 92 in G, H I 92 (Menuet) - excerpt
  • apex 2564 60450-2, tr 1
    bach: partita in a minor (after bwv 1004) - corrente
  • bis cd 945, tr 5
    telemann: fantasia no 7 in f
  • capella istropolitana
  • catherine mackintosh (viola d'amore)
  • christopher hogwood (clavichord)
  • classical communications ccl 009, trs 5-8
    purcell: ground in gamut
  • classical communications ccl 011, tr 38
    telemann: concerto for two horns (tafelmusik - 1st mvt); concerto for two horns (tafelmusik - 4th mvt)
  • conducted by richard edlinger
  • dan laurin (recorder)
  • david tayler (lute)
  • frans bruggen (conductor)
  • globe glo 5117, trs 17-18
    handel: suite no 2 in f
  • hanneke van proosdij (harpsichord)
  • hyperion cda 66795, tr 7
    henry bishop: foresters, sound the cheerful horn
  • jean-francois paillard (conductor)
  • martin souter (harpsichord)
  • metronome met cd 1056, tr 18.
    Lucie Skeaping visits the bate collection of historical instruments in oxford
  • naxos 8.550156, trs 16,19
    vivaldi: concerto in d minor for viola d'amore in d minor rv 395 (4th mvt)
  • orchestra de chambre jean-francois paillard
  • orchestra of the 18th century
  • orchestra of the age of enlightenment
  • peter holtslag (recorder)
  • philips 446 677-2, tr 11
    corelli: sonata in e minor, op 5, no 11 (gavotte)
  • saydisc cd-sdl 361, tr 2
    lalande: concert de trompettes pour les festes sur le canal de versailles (1st air)
  • tanya tomkins (cello)
  • the london serpent trio
  • zdenek, bedrich tylsar (horns)
  • EMS05Opera Profiles, Marie Salle20100808  
    EMS06Art And Early Music Month, The Gardens Of The Villa D'este20090308 As part of Art and Early Music Month, Catherine Bott travels to Tivoli to visit the fountains in the great baroque gardens of the Villa d'Este.
    She finds out about the music connected with gardens and the man who commissioned them - Cardinal Ippolito II d'Este, patron of many composers, including Palestrina.
    Playlist:
    Palestrina: Viri Galilaei
  • bernhard klebel (conductor)
  • choir of king's college, cambridge
  • christophorus che00582, tr 8
    nanino: adoramus te, christi
  • cpo 9995062, tr 10
    dufay: magnanime gentis
  • deutsche harmonia mundi 05472 774182, tr 8
    marenzio: s'io parto, i'moro e pur partir conviene
  • emi cdc 7470652, tr 1
    nicola vicentino: l'aura che'l verde lauro
  • georg ratzinger (conductor)
  • glossa gcd 920909, tr 1.
    Catherine Bott explores the gardens of cardinal ippolito ii's villa d'este
  • harmonia mundi hmc 901700, tr 11
    palestrina: hodie christus natus est (for two four-part choirs)
  • huelgas ensemble
  • hyperion cda 66316, trs 1-2
    cristobal de morales: gaude et laetare
  • hyperion cda 67694, tr 4
    francesco portinaro: ove, sacre sorelle
  • james o'donnell (director)
  • la venexiana
  • manfred cordes (conductor)
  • musica antiqua wien
  • paul van nevel (conductor)
  • regensburger domspatzen
  • sony classical cd 45942, tr 12
    cipriano de rore: o qui populos
  • stephen cleobury (director)
  • stephen rice (conductor)
  • the brabant ensemble
  • vienna motet choir
  • weser-renaissance bremen
  • westminster cathedral choir
  • EMS06Opera Profiles, Blow: Venus And Adonis   
    EMS07Art And Early Music Month, Gainsborough's Georgian England2009031420090412Catherine Bott presents a series on the links between art and early music, exploring some of the portraits of musicians by Thomas Gainsborough.
    The painter had a deep love of music and many of his portraits include musical themes.
    He was himself a keen amateur player of the viola da gamba and had many musicians as friends, some of whom he used as subjects for his portraits.
    With the help of art historian and author of several books on the artist, Michael Rosenthal of Warwick University, Catherine explores what the Gainsborough portraits tell us about the role of music in the late 18th century.
    The programme includes comment about his depictions of Karl Friedrich Abel, Johann Christian Bach and the Linley Family, as well as paintings of some notable amateurs from the English gentry such as William Wollaston and Anne Ford.
    Playlist:
    John Hebden: Concerto No 3 in E for strings (3 - Gigue)
  • Catherine Bott (soprano)
  • Elizabeth Wallfisch (violin)
  • adrian shepherd (conductor)
  • angus anderson/helena moroney (violins)
  • anthony halstead (keyboard)
  • asv cd gau 221, tr 9
    jc bach: keyboard concerto in f minor (3 - prestissimo)
  • axel wolf (lute)
  • brian berryman (flute)
  • cantilena
  • chandos chan 8339, tr 3
    thomas arne: honour, riches, marriage-blessing
  • cpo 999 462-2, tr 6
    thomas linley, jr: cantata: in yonder grove; air: tune philomel
  • eckhart kuper (harpsichord)
  • erato 3984-25505-2, tr 1
    geminiani: three scotch airs with variations (a treatise of good taste in the art of music - no 1 - auld bob morrice)
  • hyperion cda 66583, tr 12
    carl friedrich abel: vivace for six string bass viol (abridged)
  • hyperion cda 66767, tr 16.
    Catherine Bott explores some of thomas gainsborough's portraits of musicians
  • hyperion cda 67450, tr 21
    handel: overture (acis and galatea)
  • julia gooding (soprano)
  • les arts florissants
  • locatelli trio:
  • md&g mdg50511272, tr 6
    joseph gibbs: violin sonata no 1
  • parley of instruments
  • paul nicholson (director)
  • paul nicholson (harpsichord)
  • peter holman (director)
  • richard tunnicliffe (cello)
  • rob mackillop (english guitar)
  • signum sigcd 026, tr 7
    james oswald: divertimento no 9 for english guitar
  • susanne heinrich (viol)
  • the hanover band
  • the parley of instruments
  • william christie (director)
    Catherine Bott explores some of thomas gainsborough's portraits of musicians
  • EMS07Opera Profiles, Opera Profile (7/9): Vivaldi's 'orlando Furioso'20101031 Catherine Bott continues the Early Music Show's series of opera profiles by delving into the music and history surrounding Vivaldi's "Orlando Furioso".
    Based on the epic poem by Ariosto, the libretto by Grazio Braccioli provided Vivaldi with some very intense dramatic opportunities, including star-crossed lovers, dark magic and ultimate madness.
    Nowadays, Vivaldi is not remembered for his contributions to the stage, but he once claimed to have written 94 operas! Evidence has only been found of 20 of those, and much of the music was recycled endlessly from one production to another, but Orlando Furioso was arguably his most popular opera, and has been revived a number of times in recent years.
    The most celebrated recording, arguably, is the one made in 1978 by I Solisti Veneti with Marilyn Horne in the title role and Victoria de los Angeles as the sorceress Alcina.
    Today's programme focuses mainly on a more recent recording by Jean-Christophe Spinosi's Ensemble Matheus, which featured Philippe Jaroussky as Ruggiero.
    Jaroussky is preparing to play that role on stage in Paris in 2011, and speaks very enthusiastically about the opera, and about Vivaldi's much-neglected music for the stage.
    Catherine Bott delves into the music and history surrounding Vivaldi's Orlando Furioso.
    EMS08Opera Profiles, Handel - Alcina20101107  
    EMS08 LASTArt And Early Music Month, The Baroque Theatre Of Cesky Krumlov2009031520091108Lucie Skeaping presents a series on the links between art and early music, and visits the Baroque theatre at Cesky Krumlov castle in the southern Czech Republic with theatre historian Iain Mackintosh.
    Playlist:
    Tuma: Partita in A minor (2nd mvt - Andante - excerpt)
    Antiquarius Consort Praga
    ARTA F10093, Tr 9
    Vivaldi: Armida al camp d'Egitto, RV699-A - Sinfonia (excerpt)
    Concerto Italiano
    Rinaldo Alessandrini (director)
    NAIVE OP 30415, Tr 1
    Zach: Sinfonia in G (1st mvt - Allegro non tanto)
    Capella Sancta Caecilia
    ARTA F10033, Tr 12
    Myslivicek: Quintet No 6 in B flat (2nd mvt - Largo)
    Pro Arte Antiqua Prague
    ARTA CLASSICS F1 0071-2, Tr 17
    Zach: Sinfonia in G (3rd mvt - Menuett - excerpt)
    Forqueray: Le Leclair (2nd Divertissement - excerpt)
    Charivari Agreable Simfonie
    SIGNUM SIGCD 008, Tr 6
    Rameau: Premier et Deuxieme airs des Matelots (Hippolyte et Aricie - excerpt)
    Les Arts Florissants
    William Christie (conductor)
    ERATO 3984-26129-2, Tr 27
    Vivaldi: Aria: Dalle superne sfere lieto, Imeneo, discendi (Andromeda Liberata)
    Anna Bonitatibus (soprano)
    Venice Baroque Orchestra
    Andrea Marcon (director)
    ARCHIV 477 0982, CD 2 Tr 6
    Mozart: Der Vogelfanger bin ich ja (Die Zauberflote)
    Gerald Finley (Papageno)
    English Baroque Soloists
    John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)
    ARCHIV 449 166-2, CD 1 Tr 4
    Scarlatti: Vorrestim si, vorresti (Scritte con falso inganno)
    Patrizia Ciofi (soprano)
    Il Complesso Barocco
    Alan Curtis (conductor)
    VIRGIN VERITAS 545 546-2, Tr 17
    Porpora: Or che d'orrido Verno (Sinfonia)
    Auser Musici
    Carlo Ipata (director)
    HYPERION CDA 67621 Trs 15-16
    Vivaldi: Overture (Argippo)
    Baroque Ensemble Hof-Musici
    Ondrej Macek (director)
    Live recording at Cesky Krumlov Baroque Theatre, Oct 2008
    A Scarlatti: L'amor generoso (Closing scene)
    Cappella Accademica
    Live recording at Cesky Krumlov Baroque Theatre, June 2002.
    Lucie Skeaping visits the Baroque theatre at Cesky Krumlov castle in the Czech Republic.
    The castle is actually more like a city, with 30 or 40 buildings in a series of courtyards put up over several centuries, and all decorated with original trompe l'oeil paintwork.
    Like so much else in that part of the world, it's a product of Habsburg times - when, for three centuries up until the First World War, German-speaking princes ruled what we now know as The Czech Republic.
    EMS09 LASTOpera Profiles, Rameau - Platee20090322  
    EMS  20040103 Lucie Skeaping presents a concert given by the New York-based ensemble Rebel at the 2003 Boston Early Music Festival.
    The concert focuses on the music of Telemann, and in particular those works which are infused with the influence of Polish folk elements.
    With interviews from the group's founders Karen Marie Marmer and Jörg-Michael Schwarz.
    Telemann: Sonata Polonese à 3 in A, TWV42A8 Telemann: Sonata Discortato à 4 in A, TWV43A7 Telemann: Sonata Polonois à 4 in G, TWV43G7 Telemann: Sonata Polonois à 4 in B flat, TWV43B3 Telemann: Suite in E flat, TWV55Es2 Rebel Jörg-Michael Schwarz and Karen Marie Marmer (violins) Matthias Maute (traverso, recorder and flute pastorelle) Risa Browder (viola) John Moran (cello) Anne Trout (double bass) Dongsok Shin (harpsichord).
    EMS  20040131 Catherine Bott introduces motets and chansons by the 15th Century French composer, singer and poet Antoine Busnoys.
    He was one of the most celebrated musicians of the age, who is claimed as having started the tradition of setting the Mass using the popular tune L'homme arme.
    In this specially recorded sequence, the Orlando Consort feature some of his Latin motets with double text and a sequence of his French rondeaux and virelai.
    EMS  20040208 Andrew Manze introduces motets and madrigals by the 16th Century Flemish composer Philippe de Monte.
    Overshadowed in recent times by his contemporaries Lassus and Palestrina, De Monte was their equal during his lifetime, especially as a writer of madrigals.
    This sequence includes a number of specialy made recordings in which Bo Holten conducts the BBC Singers.
    The musical connection between De Monte and William Byrd is also revealed in recordings from The Sixteen, conducted by Harry Christophers.
    EMS  20040221 The Benda Family Andrew Manze delves into the musical world of the Benda family, three members of which, in particular, still hold a valuable place in today's repertoire.
    Active in the aristocratic courts of eighteenth century Prussia, these Bohemian brothers were perhaps best known for their flute works, all of which were commissioned by their flautist patron, Frederick the Great.
    In today's programme, however, Andrew seeks to prove that there's more to the Bendas than flutes! Frantisek Benda - Sonata for violin and basso continuo in A minor Simon Standage (violin) Jane Coe (cello) Lars Ulrik Mortensen (harpsichord) Frantisek Benda - Sonata for flute, cello and harpsichord Andreas Kröper (flute) Thomas Fritzsch (cello) Bernhard Gillitzer (harpsichord) Jan Jiri Benda - 'Grave' from Concerto for violin and strings in G major (version for cello and strings) Christian Benda (cello and director) Prague Chamber Orchestra Jiri Antonin Benda - Concerto for harpsichord in G major Josef Hála (harpsichord) Ars Redeviva Ensemble.
    EMS  20040228 Ensemble Clement Janequin Catherine Bott introduces music from a concert given in Lucerne by the French group Ensemble Clement Janequin.
    Meanwhile, Lucie Skeaping explores one of the musical treasures contained in the Augsburg Art Cabinet, which, together with its contents, was said to reflect the entire known world.
    EMS  20040229 The English Concert: Andrew Manze presents a concert from St George's, Bristol, given by his own group the English Concert.
    Featuring music by Muffat and Schmelzer.
    EMS  20040306 Catherine Bott introduces a programme of music recorded at the National Centre for Early Music in York, performed by Concordia, interspersing instrumental pieces from the inner circle of court musicians to Charles I and II with Symphony Songs by Henry Purcell.
    EMS  20040307 Lucie Skeaping presents highlights from a concert recorded at the Regensburg Festival of Early Music, in which the US-based Terra Nova Ensemble perform music from 14th Century Spain.
    Composers such as Alfonso Mudarra, Luis Milan and Juan del Encina nestle with traditional and anonymous songs from the Iberian peninsula, which display an obvious flavour of the Moorish occupation.
    EMS  20040313 Scotia Crescat Music from the Scottish Enlightenment by Sir John Clerk of Penicuik.
    Lucie Skeaping talks to Ian McFarlane about this remarkable polymath and we hear three of his cantatas performed by Sonnerie with Mhairie Lawson and Lorna Anderson.
    EMS  20040314 Concerto Caledonia The Early Music Show today comes from Scotland, live and interactive, maybe even hyperactive, with Concerto Caledonia performing music from 18th century Scotland and a few pieces that you might not expect from a period instrument ensemble.
    Catherine Bott will also be chatting to the group, so email your questions now.
    EMS Telemann And The Recorder20040320 Lucie Skeaping presents a concert given by the virtuoso recorder player Dan Laurin with the outstanding young Polish ensemble, Arte dei Suonotori.
    Telemann's famous Suite in a minor will be preceded by concertos for recorder and strings by Telemann and Vivaldi, and the young British recorder player Emma Murphy will look at the role of the recorder in the Baroque ensemble.
    EMS  20040321 Catherine Bott talks to harpsichordist, flautist and conductor, Nicholas McGegan about his career in Baroque Music.
    As musical director of the San Francisco-based Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and the International Handel Festival, to name but two, Nicholas McGegan has carved a unique niche in the field of historically-informed performance, and has well over 70 recordings to his name.
    The music in today's programme comes from just a handful of those recordings, and includes repertoire by Rameau, Scarlatti, Telemann, Bach and Arne, as well as his award-winning première recording of Handel's opera, Susanna.
    EMS  20040328 Lawrence Cummings and Adrian Butterfield Lucie Skeaping presents a Live Early Music Show with chat and music from harpsichordist Laurence Cummings and violinist Adrian Butterfield, exploring the musical importance of the violin sonatas of C P E Bach.
    EMS  20040410 In the first of two programmes marking the tercentenary of the death of Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Catherine Bott chooses a selection of music recorded in February from all over Europe.
    As part of the European Broadcasting Union's special Charpentier Day, the repertoire includes music by the great man himself, and by other composers who were active during the reign of Louis XIV of France.
    EMS  20040411 Musicians of the King's Chamber The second of two programmes commemorating the 300th anniversary of the death of Charpentier, today focussing on some of Charpentier's contemporaries.
    Lucie Skeaping explores music by a generation of baroque composers employed by Louis XIV at Versailles as musicians of the King's Chamber, including Michel de La Barre, Robert de Vise, Jean-Henri D'Anglebert and Marin Marais.
    EMS  20040417 Cristofori's Florentine Piano
    Around 1700 Bartolomeo Cristofori, Keeper of Instruments for the Medici family in Florence, had a brilliant idea - take a harpsichord, but instead of plucking the strings, hit them with a hammer instead.
    Catherine Bott joins instrument-maker Denzil Wraight who has recreated one of Cristofi's early pianos, and fortepianist Ella Sevskaya who has recorded a recital on it, especially for the programme.
    EMS  20040424 Today's Early Music Show comes live from St George's in Belfast, as part of the BBC's Music Live festival.
    The BBC Singers are joined by conductor Peter Phillips to perform music from renaissance England and Italy.
    BBC Singers Peter Phillips (director) Tallis....Loquebantur variis linguis Tallis....Suscipe quaeso Byrd....Quomodo cantabimus de Monte....Super flumina Lassus....Te spectant Reginalde Poli Byrd....Tristitia et anxietas Lassus....Tui sunt caeli.
    EMS  20040425 Early Music in Ireland: Continuing the 'BBC Music Live' weekend in Belfast, Lucie Skeaping takes a look at music in Ireland from Medieval times onwards.
    EMS  20040501 Handel's London Catherine Bott talks to Handel expert Simon Heighes about Handel's impact on musical life in London at the beginning of the 18th Century, as they consider some of Handel's contemporaries including Croft and Eccles.
    Laurence Cummings also provides an insight into Handel improvising at home in London's Brook Street.
    EMS  20040509 Lucie Skeaping explores the background behind one of the Baroque's most popular pieces - Johann Pachelbel's four minute Canon in D.
    Who was Pachelbel? What else did he compose? And were he a wedding guest today, could he put his hand on his heart, point to the organist and say "I wrote that!"?
    EMS  20040516 Follow the Lieder From its emergence in the 14th Century through the Reformation, Lucie Skeaping studies the early stages of the German Lied, and some of the composers who helped to develop this important genre.
    With music by Oswald von Wolkenstein, Adam vond Fulda, Heinrich Isaac and Ludwig Senfl.
    Follow the Lieder
    From its emergence in the 14th Century through the Reformation, Lucie Skeaping studies the early stages of the German Lied, and some of the composers who helped to develop this important genre.
    EMS  20040522 Andrew Manze presents a concert given by the premiere Danish Ensemble, Concerto Copenhagen.
    This all-Bach programme was recorded in Copenhagen's Garrison Church, and is directed by the group's founder, Lars-Ulrik Mortensen.
    Bach: Sinfonia from Cantata No 42, BWV 42
    Concerto Copenhagen
    Lars Ulrik Mortensen (director)
    Bach: Oboe d'amore concerto in A, BWV 1055
    Frank de Bruine (oboe)
    Bach: Triple concerto for flute, violin and harpsichord, BWV 1044
    Maria Bania (flute)
    Peter Spissky (violin)
    Lars Ulrik Mortensen (harpsichord and director)
    Bach: Sinfonia from Cantata No 209.
    EMS  20040523 Catherine Bott introduces this live and onteractive Early Music Show, and asks you to send in requests for your favouorite madrigal.
    You can make your request right up to the last minute, by e-mailing the production team at the usual address, or:
    Phone:
    The Radio 3 Audience Line
    08700 100300 [national rates]
    Or write in to:
    The Early Music Show
    Room 1115 New Broadcasting House
    Oxford Road
    Manchester M60 1SJ.
    EMS  20040529 Double Dutch - The Age of the Netherlanders By the early 16th Century, virtually every major musical centre in Europe was run by a musician from the Low Countries.
    In the first of the Early music Show's two Double Dutch programmes this weekend, Lucie Skeaping explores the incredible and unexplained golden age of Netherlanders.
    Music includes examples by such composers as Dufay, Binchois, Ockeghem and Josquin.
    Jacques Maassen, director of the Netherlands Carillon School in Amersfoort also guides us through the age-old tradition of carillon playing in the Low Countries.
    EMS  20040530 Double Dutch: The Age of the Netherlanders In the second of this weekend's programmes devoted to the music of The Low Countries, Lucie Skeaping explores the continuing tradition of Dutch and Flemish musical excellence through the late 16th and early 17th Centuries.
    With music from Tielman Susato, Orlando de Lassus, Philippe de Monte and the great organ master Jan Pieterzoon Sweelinck.
    Dr Haspels, of Utrecht's Speelklok Museum also takes us on a journey through the tradition of Dutch street and barrel organs.
    EMS  20040606 Catherine Bott introduces motets and chansons by the 15th Century French composer, singer and poet Antoine Busnoys.
    He was one of the most celebrated musicians of the age, who is claimed to have started the tradition of setting the Mass using the popular tune L'homme arme.
    In this specially recorded sequence, the Orlando Consort feature some of his Latin motets with double text and a sequence of his French rondeaux and virelai.
    EMS Lufthansa Festival20040612 Catherine Bott introduces a concert of French Baroque music given in London's Wallace Collection as part of this year's Lufthansa Festival.
    Meanwhile, Lucie Skeaping is in the collection's West Gallery to talk to the gallery's curator Jo Hedley about French artist Jean-Antoine Watteau's painting The Music Party.
    Paul Agnew (tenor)
    Beatrice Martin (harpsichord/organ)
    Anne-Marie Lasla (viol).
    EMS  20040613 Lufthansa Festival
    Lucie Skeaping presents a concert recorded at the Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music earlier this month, given by the Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin directed by Georg Kallweit.
    EMS The Wallace Collection20040619 Harpsichordist Mitzi Meyerson performs works by Couperin, d'Anglebert and Forqueray in the beautiful surroundings of The Wallace Collection's main gallery.
    Lucie Skeaping introduces this concert of music from the golden years of Versailles, and talks to curator Jo Headley about one of the paintings in the collection: Watteau's Harlequin and Columbine.
    EMS Red Priest20040620 Lucie Skeaping is joined live in the Manchester studio by acclaimed early music group Red Priest.
    Including music from the group's inimitable new version of Vivaldi's Four Seasons.
    EMS  20040627 Medea
    Lucie Skeaping studies the story of Medea in all its horrific glory, and illustrates the tale with musical examples from Baroque and Classical opera, cantata and melodrama.
    Jiri Antonin Benda: Medea (extract)
    Medea....Hertha Schell
    Prague Chamber Orchestra
    Christian Benda (conductor)
    Clrambault: Mde (extract)
    Julianne Baird (soprano)
    American Baroque
    Stephen Schultz (director)
    Caldara: Medea in Corinto
    Grard Lesne (countertenor)
    Il Seminario musicale
    Charpentier: Medea Acts IV and V (extracts)
    Medea....Lorraine Hunt
    Jason....Mark Padmore
    Creusa....Monique Zanetti
    Clone....Isabelle Desrochers.
    EMS  20040703 Biber and the forgotten virtuosi
    Catherine Bott presents a live edition from the National Centre for Early Music, featuring the ensemble Ricordo with members of Het Caecilia Concert.
    The programmes celebrates the 300th anniversary of the death of the violin virtuoso and composer Heinrich Biber, with music by Biber and his contemporaries.
    Johan Schmelzer: La Carolietta
    Johann Jacob Froberger: Fantasia for harpsichord, FbWV 205
    Buonaventura Viviani: Sonata in A minor for violin
    Schmelzer: Sonata for Violin and dulcian
    Biber: Passacaglia in C minor for lute
    Biber: Sonata No 3 in F for violin
    Matthias Weckmann: Sonata 2 in four parts.
    EMS  20040710 In today's programme Lucie Skeaping charts the development of the forte piano-piano during Beethoven's life-time - a period when the instrument went through some of its biggest changes.
    What did the "piano" mean to the composer between 1770 and 1827?
    EMS  20040716 Catherine Bott is joined today by fellow soprano Emma Kirkby to explore the intimate and expressive repertoire of the English lute song, which reached its peak in the first half of the seventeenth century with composers like Dowland, Ferrabosco and the Lawes brothers, Henry and William.
    Emma Kirkby (soprano)
    With Jacob Lindberg (lute)
    Alfonso Ferrabosco: So, so leave off this last lamenting kiss; Gentle Knights
    Robert Johnson: As I walked forth
    John Dowland: Go crystal tears; Lend your ears to my sorrow; Shall I sue, shall I seek for grace?
    Dowland: Prelude and Fantasia for lute
    Robert Jones: Ite, caldi sospiri
    Henry Lawes: Tavola: Or you or I Nature did wrong: Slide soft, you silver floods
    William Lawes: Why so pale and wan, fond lover
    Daniel Bachelor: Prelude - La Jeune Fillette for lute
    Alfonso Bales: Cloris sigh'd, and sang, and wept
    George Jeffreys: Have pity, grief, I cannot pay
    John Hilton: Hymne to God the Father.
    EMS  20040717 Catherine Bott is joined today by fellow soprano Emma Kirkby to explore the intimate and expressive repertoire of the English lute song, which reached its peak in the first half of the seventeenth century with composers like Dowland, Ferrabosco and the Lawes brothers, Henry and William.
    Emma Kirkby (soprano)
    With Jacob Lindberg (lute)
    Alfonso Ferrabosco: So, so leave off this last lamenting kiss; Gentle Knights
    Robert Johnson: As I walked forth
    John Dowland: Go crystal tears; Lend your ears to my sorrow; Shall I sue, shall I seek for grace?
    Dowland: Prelude and Fantasia for lute
    Robert Jones: Ite, caldi sospiri
    Henry Lawes: Tavola: Or you or I Nature did wrong: Slide soft, you silver floods
    William Lawes: Why so pale and wan, fond lover
    Daniel Bachelor: Prelude - La Jeune Fillette for lute
    Alfonso Bales: Cloris sigh'd, and sang, and wept
    George Jeffreys: Have pity, grief, I cannot pay
    John Hilton: Hymne to God the Father.
    EMS  20040718 Lucie Skeaping's guest on today's live programme is the acclaimed recorder player Pamela Thorby, who talks about life in the Palladian Ensemble and as a solo artist, with music from her new CD.
    EMS  20040724 The Madrigal Comedy
    At the end of the 16th century, the Madrigal Comedy became the most advanced form of musical theatre.
    These madrigals, like opera that was to follow, were available to those few rich or grand enough to afford this kind of entertainment.
    Lucie Skeaping presents a programme which explores the Madrigal Comedies written by composers such as Vecchi and Banchieri, performed by Ensemble Clement Janequin.
    EMS  20040725 Sacro-Profanum: Music for the altar and for the table
    Catherine Bott presents a concert recorded earlier this month at the York Early Music Festival, given by the Swiss-based Ensemble 415 (directed by Chiara Banchieri).
    The programme celebrates the tercentenary of the death of Heinrich Biber with a sequence of sacred and secular pieces composed for Archbishop Gandolph in Salzburg, by Biber and his contemporaries Schmelzer and Johann Meder.
    EMS  20040807 Lucy Skeaping presents a concert recorded in York Minster during this summer's York Early Music Festival.
    The Dufay Collective perform dansas and estampies from the 13th-century troubadour tradition.
    EMS  20040808 Catherine Bott joins the pilgrims in northwest Spain as she visits the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela.
    Spanish hymns and cantigas form the musical basis of the programme as we travel the way of St James.
    EMS Charivari Agrable20040815 Andrew Manze presents a live and interactive programme with performances from the established early music ensemble Charivari Agrable.
    They will perform music marking the end of the Tudor period and the beginning of the Jacobean, by composers such as Thomas Morley, William Byrd and Richard Allison.
    EMS  20040822 Andrew Manze introduces motets and madrigals by the 16th Century Flemish composer Philippe de Monte.
    Overshadowed in recent times by his contemporaries Lassus and Palestrina, De Monte was their equal during his lifetime, especially as
    a writer of madrigals.
    This sequence includes a number of specially made recordings in which Bo Holten conducts the BBC Singers.
    The musical connection between De Monte and William Byrd is also revealed in recordings from The Sixteen, conducted by Harry Christophers.
    EMS  20040828 Andreas Scholl
    From humble beginnings in his father's greengrocer's store near Wiesbaden, Andreas Scholl has become one of the most successful musicians of his generation.
    Blessed with a unique clarity of tone and an undeniable warmth, Scholl certainly deserves the accolades he has earned as one of the best countertenors on the early music circuit.
    Catherine Bott looks at his extraordinary career and chooses music from his recordings, including performances of lutesongs by John Dowland and Thomas Campion, as recorded at this year's Bath International Festival.
    EMS  20040905 Lucie Skeaping presents a concert from York Minster as part of The Sixteen's annual choral pilgrimage.
    This year, the choir's director Harry Christophers has chosen a programme of Portuguese and Italian music, including Lotti's divine Crucifixus and Scarlatti's Stabat Mater.
    EMS  20040912 In this month's live and interactive Early Music Show, Catherine Bott's guest is baroque violinist Monica Huggett.
    EMS  20040918 Catherine Bott presents the Italian ensemble Accordone with the remarkable singer Marco Beasley performing Frotolle from 16th-century Italy and instrumental dances of the period.
    EMS  20040919 Early Music in Ireland
    Lucie Skeaping explores music in Ireland from medieval times onwards.
    EMS  20040925 Rappresentatione di Anima, et di Corpo
    Emilio de' Cavalieri's sacred opera the Rappresentatione di Anima, et di Corpo, was the first ever to be published, and is the earliest opera for which all the music survives.
    Lucie Skeaping presents highlights of a performance recorded at the Utrecht Early Music Festival last month, featuring the ensemble L'Arpeggiata, directed by Christina Pluhar.
    EMS  20040926 Catherine Bott and friends perform a seductive selection of Spanish pieces from Ferdinand and Isabella's own musical collection, The Cancionas por los Reyes'.
    EMS Brighton Early Music Festival 120041003 Catherine Bott introduces highlights from the first of two concerts recorded at this year's Brighton Early Music Festival including Consort Songs by William Byrd performed by Emma Kirkby and Fretwork.
    The programme also looks back on the life and influence of the great Elizabeth courtier and poet, Sir Philip Sidney.
    EMS  20041009 The Empress of Magnificent Taste and Pleasure
    Teresa Cornelys arrived penniless in England in the autumn of 1759.
    Yet, little more than a year later, she was an international Opera star, and owned London's most successful entertainment business.
    Judith Summers, author of a biography of this incredible woman, talks to Lucie Skeaping about Teresa, who had a rumoured love affair with Gluck and was mother to Casanova's child.
    Featuring music by Gluck, Handel, Thomas Arne and JC Bach.
    EMS  20041010 Lucie Skeaping presents the second of two programmes from this year's Brighton Early Music Festival.
    Musica Secreta perform erotic madrigals from Monteverdi's 4th book, which were miraculously transformed into sacred pieces by the substitution of Latin texts, for performances by nuns.
    These will be combined with music actually composed by and for nuns of Lombardy including the recently discovered music of Chiara Margarita Cozzolani.
    EMS  20041017 Biber's Rosary Sonatas
    Andrew Manze introduces a selection from Biber's unique collection of fifteen violin sonatas.
    He explores the different ways in which they can be realised, and considers the symbolism behind the music.
    Biber:
    Sonata No 1 - The Annunciation
    Sonata No 4 - The Presentation in the Temple
    Andrew Manze (violin)
    Richard Eggar (organ)
    Sonata No 6 - The Agony in the Garden
    Sonata No 9 - The Carrying of the Cross
    Sonata No 10 - The Crucifixion
    Monica Huggett (violin)
    Emilia Benjamin (viola da gamba)
    Matthew Halls (organ)
    Richard Sweeney (theorbo)
    Sonata No 11 - The Resurrection
    Pavlo Besnoziuk (violin)
    David Roblou(organ)
    Paula Chateauneuf (theorbo)
    Richard Tunnicliffe (violone).
    EMS  20041023 A Lute Evening at the Orangerie
    Andrew Manze introduces a concert of German and Spanish lute and guitar music given in the Orangerie of Schwetzinger Castle, Germany by Xavier Diaz-Latorre (theorbo and baroque guitar) and Pedro Estevan (percussion).
    EMS  20041024 Barthold Kuijken Plays CPE Bach
    Barthold Kuijken, famous for his dedication to the rediscovery of the baroque flute, plays sonatas by CPE Bach with harpsichordist Ewald Demeyere.
    EMS  20041030 Andrew Manze presents a performer portrait of David Munrow, of one of the most influential early music pioneers this country has ever seen.
    EMS  20041106 In connection with last night's festivities, Catherine Bott and Andrew Carwood of the Cardinall's Musick today take the Early Music Show back to 1605 and look at the music which was written about the infamous plot of 1605.
    Featuring a short concert programme from the Cardinall's Musick from the Early Music Network Showcase in Warwick.
    EMS Beggars, Ballads And A Brouhaha!!20041107 Lucie Skeaping looks at the inspiration, background and impact of John Gay's celebrated Beggar's Opera which appeared in London in 1728 as a reaction to the excesses and pretensions of fashionable Italian opera.
    Far from the exulted realms of the ancient heroes and the classical gods, the opera celebrates the worst of 18th century London street life, featuring beggars, cut-throats, thieves and prostitutes singing the popular ballads of the day.
    EMS  20041113 Live From the Greenwich International Festival of Early Music
    The Early Music Show comes live from our stand amidst the glorious cacophony of Greenwich International Festival of Early Music in the Painted Hall of the Royal Naval College, Greenwich.
    Instrument makers and performers will be talking to Lucie Skeaping and demonstrating their wares, from viols to bagpipes.
    EMS  20041114 Les Haulz et les Bas
    Lucie Skeaping presents a concert of 13th Century music for shawms and sackbuts recorded at Chethams School of Music in Manchester by Germany-based group, Les Haulz et les Bas.
    EMS  20041120 Philippe de Vitry was a groundbreaking and innovative musician of his time.
    Lucie Skeaping takes a look at his works in the light of a new opera which uses his music.
    EMS  20041121 In a special live and interactive edition, the much acclaimed ensemble London Baroque join Catherine Bott in the studio for performance and chat.
    EMS  20041127 Catherine Bott presents the first of two programs about Boccherini's life and work in Madrid, and the secret behind all those cello quintets!.
    EMS  20041128 Catherine Bott presents the second of two programs about Boccherini's sojourn in Madrid, and his unexpected connection with the King of Prussia.
    EMS  20041211 Catherine Bott explores eighteenth century Lisbon, the city that welcomed Domenico Scarlatti to its Royal Palace in 1719.
    King Joao V of Portugal had poached Scarlatti from the comfort and security of Rome to bring a little glamour and instruction to his court.
    For Scarlatti, this was an opportunity not to be missed, and one that diverted the course of his entire career.
    It was in Lisbon that Scarlatti began to compose his keyboard sonatas - 555 of them in total - many of which are dedicated to, or inspired by, the Princess Maria Barbara.
    EMS  20041212 My Favourite Scarlatti!
    In a Live and Interactive show from Studio 3 in Manchester, Catherine Bott introduces the world to the joys of 'Scar-lotto' and offers listeners the opportunity to request a performance of their favourite piece of music by one of the Scarlatti Dynasty.
    EMS Orfeo And Arianna20041218 Andrew Manze examines Claudio Monteverdi's first two Operas, which defined the genre, and ensured its survival.
    The programme also visits a performance of I Fagiolini's production, "The Full Monteverdi".
    EMS  20041225 Lucie Skeaping presents a festive concert from London's Wigmore Hall.
    Florilegium with soprano Lorna Anderson perform a range of Baroque music from Germany and Italy, including Handel's Gloria, Vivaldi's Concerto for flute and organ, RV 541, and Scarlatti's cantata O di Betlemme altera poverta.
    EMS Food And Drink20041226 Music for the jaded Boxing Day palate.
    Catherine Bott presents a programme of feasting and excess, from the monks of Carmina Burana, who only seemed to have had two things on their minds to George Philipp Telemann's rather more refined Musique de Table, and perhaps some coffee to finish.
    EMS Mad Music20050102 Lucie Skeaping explores the mad songs of English composers of the 16th and 17th Centuries, including Byrd's song about the aged dame who falls down at the top of a hill, skulls rolling down the hillside all around and Dowland's "hellish jarring sounds which banish friendly sleep.".
    EMS  20050109 Andrew Manze is joined live in Manchester by the members of The Het Caecilia Concert, one of the most intriguing and exciting young ensembles on the current Early Music scene.
    EMS  20050122 Catherine Bott visits the bustling city of Lisbon to delve into the wealth of music written in Portugal in the 15th and 16th centuries.
    With music by Manuel Cardoso, Duarte Lobo, and Filipe de Magalhaes.
    EMS  20050123 Catherine Bott presents the second of her two programmes devoted to the early music of Portugal.
    With music by the great keyboard master Carlos de Seixas, and contemporaries such as Antonio Teixeira and Joao de Sousa Carvalho, this programme highlights the patronage of the Braganca family in the lead-up to the great earthquake of 1755.
    EMS  20050129 Andrew Manze introduces a concert he gave with the European Union Baroque Orchestra as part of the Spitalfields Festival in December.
    EMS  20050130 Lucie Skeaping introduces a live and interactive request programme to celebrate the generally agreed 500th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Tallis.
    EMS  20050206 Another chance to hear a concert from last year's Lufthansa Festival given by Le Poeme Harmonique, which includes traditional carnival songs and commedia from Italy in the 17th century.
    Most of the works in the concert are attributed to a certain 'Il Fasolo' - 'The Bean' - whose identity remains shrouded in mystery, but who certainly played an important part in the emergence of a new genre that was opera.
    Presented by Lucie Skeaping 
    EMS  20050213 The Play of Daniel
    Andrew Manze introduces a rare performance of the 13th Century Ludus Danielis, The Play of Daniel, recorded last year in Liverpool Cathedral.
    EMS  20050220 Another chance to hear a programme broadcast from the Music Live Festival in Belfast last year.
    The BBC Singers are joined by conductor Peter Phillips to perform music from Renaissance England and Italy.
    Tallis: Loquebantur variis linguis; Suscipe quaeso
    Byrd: Quomodo cantabimus
    de Monte: Super flumina
    Lassus: Te spectant Reginalde Poli
    Byrd: Tristitia et anxietas
    Lassus: Tui sunt caeli
    BBC Singers
    Peter Phillips (director).
    EMS  20050227 Catherine Bott presents a live and interactive edition featuring early music ensemble Badinage, who perform wind sonatas by Bach, Handel and Telemann.
    EMS  20050313 Andrew Manze presents the first of two programmes which focus on the music of The Mannheim School.
    Founded in the early 18th century by Joseph Stamitz, the Mannheim orchestra quickly became one of the most successful in Europe.
    Music literally poured from the castle walls and made household names of Stamitz, Christian Cannabich and Franz Xaver Richter.
    EMS  20050319 John Dowland: The Man and the Myth
    John Dowland was one of the greatest musicians of the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras, and information about his life is quite plentiful.
    Why then, do so many inconsistencies about the man remain? Why is the truth about his life shrouded in mystery? Lucie Skeaping explores the life of the enigmatic composer.
    Meanwhile, Catherine Bott talks to Dr Helen Hackett about the life and poetry of one of the ladies of the time, Lady Mary Wroth.
    Dowland: Flow my tears
    Tell me true love
    Weep you no more, sad fountains
    O sweet words, the delight of solitarienesse
    Unquiet Thoughts
    I saw my lady weep
    Sweet Stay Awhile
    Go Crystal Tears.
    EMS  20050320 Andrew Manze presents the second of his programmes about the music of the Mannheim School.
    After nearly 50 years of success at the Mannheim court, the orchestra eventually moved to Munich, taking most of is most important musicians with it.
    Some of the performers became so successful that they were able to tour Europe; Franz Danzi, clarinettist Franz Tausch and Carl Stamitz all made a living off the back of the Mannheim name.
    EMS  20050326 Catherine Bott presents a programme devoted to the sacred music of Orlandus Lassus, performed by the BBC singers conducted by Jeffrey Skidmore.
    EMS The Empress Of Magnificent Taste And Pleasure20050327 Teresa Cornelys arrived penniless in England in the autumn of 1759, yet, little more than a year later, she was an international Opera star, and owned London's most successful entertainment business.
    Judith Summers, author of a biography of this incredible woman, talks to Lucie Skeaping about Teresa, who had a rumoured love affair with Gluck and was mother to Casanova's child.
    Featuring music by Gluck, Handel, Thomas Arne and JC Bach.
    EMS  20050403 Catherine Bott introduces a live and interactive edition with harpsichordist Sophie Yates, who performs keyboard works from 17th-century France and the Court of Louis XIV.
    EMS Before Bach20050409 Lucie Skeaping looks back to some of the composers who most influenced the music of JS Bach.
    EMS Bach To The Future20050410 Lucie Skeaping takes a look at the works of contemporary composers who have used Early Music pieces as their muse.
    EMS  20050417 Lucie Skeaping talks to Ashley Solomon, the founder and director of Florilegium, about their recent recording project in South America.
    17th Century vocal and instrumental music from the Jesuit missions in central Bolivia, including works by the Italian missionary, Domenico Zipoli, and by the indigenous Bolivian people themselves.
    Accomplished, lively and flamboyant music, some of which is written in the local Chiquitanos langauge.
    EMS  20050423 Queen Christina of Sweden was one of the most important patrons of the arts in the 17th century, and during her brief reign as Swedish sovereign she introduced her country to the riches of European culture.
    Catherine Bott looks more closely at Christina's colourful and eventful life, and plays music that would have been heard by her and her entourage on their journey from Sweden to Italy.
    EMS  20050424 Catherine Botts' guests on today's live programme are one of the most interesting and inventive Early Music ensembles around: The Dufay Collective.
    They'll be on hand to answer listeners' questions and to perform music written for Alfonso the Wise, a patron of the arts and King of Castile and Leon from 1252 to 1284, a time when those realms were an outpost of European culture on a peninsula under the domination of the Muslim Moors.
    EMS  20050430 In conjunction with the From Sweden Festival, Andrew Manze travels to Stockholm to meet recorder player Dan Laurin.
    Music includes pieces by Van Eyck, Telemann, Vivaldi and John Eccles.
    EMS  20050501 Begoña Olavide
    Lucie Skeaping talks to the virtuoso psaltery player Begoña Olavide about her revival of this almost extinct instrument, her fascination with the three cultures of medieval Andalusia and her playing and singing with her band Mudejar.
    EMS  20050508 As part of The Early Music Shows from Sweden series, Andrew Manze visits Drottningholm Palace in Stockholm, home of the Swedish royal family.
    Music includes works by Düben, Roman and Zellbell.
    EMS London Handel Festival 200520050514 Handel's English Circle
    Catherine Bott introduces a concert from Handel's own parish church, St George's Hanover Square, where Adrian Butterfield and the London Handel Players perform a programme featuring the music of Handel together with music by some of his English contemporaries.
    Handel: Flute Concerto in Gm, HWV 287; Passacaglia from No 4 trio sonata, Op 5; Ombre piante from Rodelinda; Il volo cosi fido from Riccardo Primo
    Festing: Concerto No 8 in D, Op 3
    Stanley: Organ Concerto in G, Op 2, No 3
    London Handel Players -
    Oliver Webber (violin)
    Stephen Bull (violin)
    William Thorp (violin)
    Rachel Stott (viola)
    Katherine Sharman (cello)
    Cecelia Bruggemeyer (double bass)
    Adrian Butterfield (director/violin)
    Joanne Lunn (soprano)
    Rachel Brown (flute)
    Laurence Cummings (organ/harpsichord).
    EMS  20050515 Lucie Skeaping visits Germany for a live programme from the 85th Göttingen Handel Festival, featuring its director Nicholas McGegan and live music from the cast of this year's opera, Atalanta.
    EMS A - M20050521 In a special weekend of programmes, the three presenters of the Early Music Show take us on a whistle-stop tour of the alphabet according to Early Music.
    Today, the letters A-M.
    EMS  20050522 The Early Music Show concludes its journey through the musical alphabet with letters N-Z.
    Any ideas for X?
    EMS Summer Festivals20050604 Lucie Skeaping talks to Glyn Russ, director of The Early Music Network about the early music content of the forthcoming summer festivals in Leicester, Aldeburgh, Cheltenham, Buxton, Lichfield and York.
    EMS Concerto Palatino20050611 Lucie Skeaping is at St John's Smith Square for the first in a series of highlights from this year's Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music.
    She joins cornetto player Bruce Dickey and the members of Concerto Palatino who celebrate the impact that the music of Giovanni Gabrieli had on his European contemporaries.
    EMS Carissimi20050612 Giocamo Carissimi was one of the most celebrated Italian composers of the 17th century, famous as a pioneer of the oratorio.
    Catherine Bott, a self-confessed Carissimi enthusiast, celebrates the 400th anniversary of the composer's birth.
    EMS  20050618 Lucie Skeaping visits The George public house in Southwark to join a meeting of the Merrie Fellowes Catch Club.
    With the club's chairman, Patrick Johns, she traces its develoPMent.
    EMS  20050619 Catherine Bott's guests on the show are the renowned Early Music choral specialists, The Clerks' Group.
    Featuring live performances of Obrecht and Robert Morton.
    EMS  20050626 Lucie Skeaping presents a concert from last month's Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music.
    The RUSSIAn Patriarchate Choir of Moscow perform RUSSIAn orthodox chants and hymns by Dmitry Bortnyansky.
    EMS  20050702 Andrew Manze visits Stockholm for the first of two programmes charting the development of early music in Sweden.
    With music by Andreas and Gustaf Düben, Johann Agrell and Johann Helmich Roman, including performances recorded at Wigmore Hall earlier this year as part of the From Sweden series.
    EMS  20050703 Andrew Manze visits Stockholm for the second of two programmes charting the development of early music in Sweden.
    With music by Hinrich Johnsen, Johann Helmich Roman, and some delightful Swedish folk songs, including performances recorded earlier this year at Wigmore Hall as part of the From Sweden series.
    EMS Rameau And The Harpsichord20050710 Lucie Skeaping looks at the background to some of the greatest keyboard music from 18th century France - the Pieces de Clavecin of Jean-Phillipe Rameau.
    EMS  20050716 Lucie Skeaping introduces a concert from this year's Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music, given by Europa Galante.
    The concert includes music by little known composers such as Geminiani, Barsanti and d'Alai, who in the view of violinist/director Fabio Biondi deserve to be better known.
    These are framed by Telemann's Burlesque de Quixotte and a Concerto Grosso by Corelli.
    EMS  20050717 Catherine Bott hosts a live edition of the show in which listeners can put questions to trumpeter Crispian Steele-Perkins.
    EMS  20050723 Lucie Skeaping presents highlights from a concert given during a recent visit to London by the celebrated Concerto Koln, directed from the violin by Anton Steck.
    Included in the programme is music inspired by Italy, by Telemann, JS Bach and Vivaldi.
    EMS The Lives And Loves Of Henry's Six Wives20050724 Henry VIII is one of Britain's most famous monarchs.
    Virtually every child in England has been taught the Divorced-Beheaded-Died, Divorced-Beheaded-Survived
    rhyme for remembering what fate eventually befell each of them.
    Andrew Manze traces their lives through the music which was written about them or which each of them would have heard.
    EMS  20050731 Philippe de Vitry was the most ground breaking and innovative musician of his time.
    Lucie Skeaping takes a look at his works alongside pieces by some of his contemporaries.
    EMS  20050806 Andrew Manze continues his journey through the music of Sweden with a focus on the so-called Swedish Troubadour tradition.
    With songs by Gustaf Düben and Carl Michael Bellman, Manze traces the development of the Swedish song, with performances by Mikael Samuelsson and Anna Emilsson.
    EMS  20050807 John Dowland - The Man and the Myth
    John Dowland was one of the greatest musicians of the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras, and information about his life is quite plentiful.
    Why then, do so many inconsistencies about the man remain? Why is the truth about his life shrouded in mystery? Lucie Skeaping explores the life of the enigmatic composer.
    Meanwhile, Catherine Bott talks to Dr Helen Hackett about the life and poetry of one of the ladies of the time, Lady Mary Wroth.
    Dowland: Flow my tears; Tell me true love; Weep you no more, sad fountains; O sweet words, the delight of solitarienesse; Unquiet Thoughts; I saw my lady weep; Sweet Stay Awhile; Go Crystal Tears.
    EMS Trobairitz. The Medieval Femme Fatale20050813 Catherine Bott introduces a concert recorded last month in All Saints' Church, York as part of the city's annual early music festival where the group Trobairitz performed a programme of music exploring the world of the Medieval Femme Fatale.
    EMS Musicians Of The Globe20050814 Elizabeth I's summer progresses from London were widely feared among her nobles, as the burden of providing the lavish spectacle required could easily lead to bankruptcy.
    Phillip Pickett and The Musicians of the Globe recreate the music that would have been performed for her at Kenilworth and Elvetham in this concert from the York Early Music Festival.
    EMS  20050820 Catherine Bott introduces coverage of the final of this year's Early Music Network International Young Artists' Competition, held at the York Early Music Festival.
    EMS  20050821 Lucie Skeaping presents a live, interactive edition of The Early Music Show, and asks you to request your favourite Vivaldi Concerto.
    Call the Radio 3 Audience Line on 08700 100 300 [national rate]
    EMS Early Music Discoveries20050828 You might not expect the world of Early Music to be revealing new and interesting finds after all these years, but take a look at these:
    Viol player takes up the longbow.
    4000 year old harp found to roar like a bull.
    Set of squiggles may change the way we listen to Bach.
    Andrew Manze investigates.
    EMS  20050903 Catherine Bott introduces a live show from this year's Utrecht Festival of Early Music.
    Guests include Festival Director Jan van den Bossche and Peter Phillips, director of the Tallis Scholars.
    EMS  20050904 Andrew Manze introduces a concert of harpsichord music recorded at this year's York Early Music Festival, and featuring 17th-century French music by Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre and her family circle, performed by a recognised champion of her music - Carole Cerasi.
    EMS  20050910 Lucie Skeaping presents a concert recorded at St George's Church, Belfast earlier this year.
    Motets by Giaches de Wert and Carlo Gesualdo's Tenebrae Responses for Holy Saturday, performed by the BBC Singers conducted by Andrew Carwood.
    Wert, Giaches de: Egressus Jesus for seven voices, 1581b, 6:39
    Gesualdo, Carlo: Tenebrae responses for Holy Saturday for six voices, 1611, 14:46; Sicut ovis 3:58; Jerusalem, surge 4:09; Plange quasi Virgo 6:18
    Gesualdo, Carlo: Tenebrae responses for Holy Saturday for six voices, 1611, 13:02
    Astiterunt reges 2:21
    Aestimatus sum 4:34
    Sepulto Domino 5:41
    BBC Singers
    Andrew Carwood (director).
    EMS  20050911 Zelenka
    Lucie Skeaping profiles the life, times and music of the Czech 17th and 18th Century composer Jan Dismas Zelenka who, despite being described as a Catholic bigot, won the admiration of many distinguished contemporaries, among them Johann Sebastian Bach.
    One of most neglected figures of the late baroque period, Zelenka composed some of the most sumptuous and glorious church music ever written.
    EMS  20050917 Lucie Skeaping talks to Ashley Solomon, the founder and director of Florilegium, about their recording project in South America.
    The focus is on 17th Century vocal and instrumental music from the Jesuit missions in central Bolivia, including works by the Italian missionary Domenico Zipoli, and by the indigenous Bolivian people themselves.
    Accomplished, lively and flamboyant music, some of which is written in the local Chiquito language.
    EMS  20050918 Lucie Skeaping presents a live Handelian edition of The Early Music Show, in which she is joined in the studio by The Brook Street Band.
    EMS  20050924 Lucie Skeaping presents a concert of cello duos by Friedrich Kummer, performed by the American cellists Phoebe Carrai and Tanya Tomkins, recorded at Crear in Argyll and Bute.
    EMS  20050925 Queen Christina of Sweden was one of the most important patrons of the arts in the 17th century, and during her brief reign as Swedish sovereign she introduced her country to the riches of European culture.
    Catherine Bott looks more closely at Christina's colourful and eventful life, and plays music that would have been heard by her and her entourage on their journey from Sweden to Italy.
    EMS  20051001 From the atmospheric setting of Windsor Castle Dungeon, a profile of the group Caf Mozart, who are about to release a CD of music connected with the Royal Borough.
    EMS  20051002 Birds in Medieval Music
    The medieval world was laden with symbolism in both religious and secular life, much being made of the significance of nature.
    Lucie Skeaping takes a look at the ways that birds were symbolised and represented in medieval music.
    EMS The Musical Offering20051008 Andrew Manze takes a look at JS Bach's visit to the court of Frederick the Great and the events which led to the composition of one of Bach's greatest works.
    EMS Through The Seasons20051009 Lucie Skeaping looks at some of the many recordings of Vivaldi's Quattro Stagioni, and examines how performances of the piece have changed over the decades.
    From the weather on TV to the pop and classical music charts; from badly recorded lift music to anytime your telephone call gets put on hold, the archetypal music of the seasons seems to have crept into every facet of modern life.
    EMS  20051016 Lucie Skeaping talks to conductor Harry Christophers about his work with the choir he founded, The Sixteen.
    EMS  20051022 To commemorate the 200th anniversary of Trafalgar and as part of Nelson weekend, the music surrounding Admiral Lord Nelson's life is celebrated.
    1/2.
    Lady Hamilton's Songbook
    Catherine Bott and David Owen Norris give a concert marking the life and musical aspirations of Nelson's true love, Lady Emma Hamilton.
    Featuring pieces taken from her songbook and stories about their relationship, which has been labelled as the biggest scandal of their age.
    EMS  20051023 To commemorate the 200th anniversary of Trafalgar and as part of Nelson weekend, the music surrounding Admiral Lord Nelson's life is celebrated.
    2/2.
    A Sailor's Life
    From the deck of the HMS Victory, Catherine Bott talks to Alan Knight, tour guide of the great ship, about life in Nelson's Navy, and the songs and shanties Nelson's men would have sung.
    EMS The Brandenburg Concertos20051029 Andrew Manze takes a look at this famous set of pieces, arguably the greatest concertos in the Baroque repertoire.
    He examines how Bach's own countrymen have chosen to perform the works over the past half century.
    EMS  20051030 Lucie Skeaping presents a live and interactive edition of The Early Music Show, in which her guest is the Swedish lutenist, Jakob Lindberg.
    Lindberg has held a huge reputation as a solo artist, chamber musician and as an ensemble player for many years, and will be performing live in the studio.
    His choice of music will include works by Robert Johnson, Giovanni Kapsperger, Gregor Huwet and Michelangelo Galilei 
    EMS The Powder Treason20051105 Beginning a series of programmes dedicated to the music of Britain.
    The Early Music Show is dedicating its eight programmes over the month of November to the music of Britain.
    From Edinburgh to Wales, from Lindisfarne to Canterbury, we'll be celebrating both well-known and more obscure gems from the depths of our nation's history.
    There'll be music from Charles Avison's early 18th Century Newcastle; music from Westminster Abbey marking the 1000th anniversary of England's only Royal Saint, Edward the Confessor; and music from composers who were working during the Civil War.
    Plus, music of Exeter Cathedral, the Scottish early music ensemble Concerto Caledonia; music from Canterbury; and a history of Early Music in Wales, from the harp to the little known Crwth! Each of the following seven programmes also include a feature about a related place in Britain.
    On the anniversary of the Gunpowder plot, the programme explores the music which surrounded the plot and it's aftermath, while hearing the story of the Catholic treason from the viewpoint of William Byrd.
    Byrd understood the frustrations of the Catholics in England, and he was a composer who, though tolerated by the King for his musical talents, found that a man had been arrested for simply owning one of his own compositions.
    EMS  20051106 Continuing a series of programmes dedicated to the music of Britain.
    Lucie Skeaping is joined by James O'Donnell, Susan Rankin and Richard Mortimer at Westminster Abbey to discuss the legacy of Saint Edward the Confessor, England's only Royal Saint, who was born 1000 years ago.
    There are performances - given by Ensemble Gilles Binchois - of Church music with connections to the Holy King.
    Andrew Gourlay also chats to James O'Donnell about some of the more recent musical traditions at the Abbey.
    EMS  20051112 Made in Wales: Part of the series of programmes dedicated to the music of Britain.
    Sally Harper, in conversation with Catherine Bott, pieces together the fragments of a colourful musical history.
    EMS  20051119 Part of the series of programmes dedicated to the music of Britain.
    Lucie Skeaping heads north east to study the music of two early 18th Century composers, William Shield and Charles Avison.
    Ashley Byrne heads in the same direction to the ancient settlement of Holy Island.
    EMS  20051120 Continuing a series of programmes dedicated to the music of Britain, presented by Catherine Bott.
    Music and Canterbury
    As the pilgrims of Chaucer's tales made their way to Canterbury, music came up a great deal in their conversation.
    In fact, Chaucer's narrative gives us a fascinating insight into the place of music in society at that time.
    Their destination, the great cathedral at Canterbury, was itself a focus for music of a quite different kind.
    EMS  20051126 Part of the series of programmes dedicated to the music of Britain.
    Lucie Skeaping focuses on the music of times leading up to the English Civil War, the interregnum and the Restoration.
    Featuring music from composers such as William Lawes, Thomas Tomkins, John Hingeston and John Playford.
    Plus, Andrew Carwood visits Stonyhurst College in Lancashire - a site used by Oliver Cromwell's army just before their victory at the Battle of Preston.
    EMS  20051127 Last of the series of programmes dedicated to the music of Britain.
    Catherine Bott presents a programme of traditional Scottish music, performed live by Concerto Caledonia - including items from James Robertson's music book of 1800 as well as works by James Oswald and Alexander Reinagle.
    Sara Mohr-Pietsch visits St Cecilia's Hall in Edinburgh, which houses the Russell Collection of Early Keyboard Instruments.
    EMS  20051203 As a postscript to our Made in Britain month, Catherine Bott presents a concert from the Greenwich International Festival of Early Music.
    Timothy Travers-Brown and Jacob Herringman perform English lute songs in the Old Royal Navel College Chapel.
    Old favourites by Campion and Dowland can be heard alongside lesser known pieces in the English repertoire.
    EMS Handel And The Foundling Hospital - Part 220051211 Handel's Messiah is one of the most celebrated of all choral works - but it took several years to take up its rightful place in this country.
    Lucie Skeaping looks back at the history of the Messiah during Handel's lifetime and finds out why London's Foundling Hospital played such a significant part in establishing the Messiah's popularity.
    EMS An Elizabethan Christmas At Lleweni Hall20051231 Organizing a Christmas party always involves writing lists, normally thrown out with the dead crackers.
    But when a list of party tunes was scribbled in a book of Welsh poetry in the 1590s, a tantalizing glimpse into Tudor life was preserved.
    Catherine Bott talks to Sally Harper about this fascinating blend of ancient Welsh and modern Tudor culture.
    EMS  20060108 Catherine Bott visits Santiago de Compostela in Spain.
    She follows the annual pilgrimage to the cathedral of St James and delves into the music from the Cantigas de Santa Maria.
    EMS  20060121 Catherine Bott introduces a live concert of Early Music from the Recital Hall of the newly opened City Halls in Glasgow.
    EMS  20060122 Lucie Skeaping presents a programme of music by the Slovenian composer Jacobus Handl, also known as Jacobus Gallus.
    He composed over 500 works, mostly sacred, some of which the BBC Singers under Robert Hollingworth perform here, in a recording specially made for the programme.
    Handl: Musica Musarum germana; Mirabile Mysterium; Benedic Domine; Lamentabatur Jacob.
    EMS  20060128 Lucie Skeaping visits The George Inn in Southwark to join a meeting of the Merrie Fellowes Catch Club.
    She is joined by the club's chairman, Patrick Johns 
    EMS  20060204 Catherine Bott talks to the countertenor Michael Chance about the father of all modern day countertenors - Alfred Deller.
    This remarkable musician brought the countertenor back into the limelight, and was responsible for uncovering a great deal of previously unknown music.
    Includes music by Morley, Purcell, Handel and Bach.
    EMS  20060205 Lucie Skeaping presents a concert recorded at St George's Church, Belfast.
    With motets by Giaches de Wert and Carlo Gesualdo's Tenebrae Responses for Holy Saturday - performed by the BBC Singers, conducted by Andrew Carwood.
    EMS  20060211 Catherine Bott talks to harpsichordist Maggie Cole about two of the pioneering figures of the harpsichord world in the early 20th century; Wanda Landowska and Violet Gordon Woodhouse.
    These extraordinary women never met, but their enthusiasm and dedication to their instrument is remarkable.
    Music includes early recordings of both women, performing Scarlatti, Bach, Rameau and Mozart.
    EMS  20060218 3/4.
    Archive Month: Andrew Manze explores the work of Nikolaus Harnoncourt, a musician who has been at the forefront of the Early Music revolution for the last 50 years.
    EMS  20060219 Lucie Skeaping introduces three of Bach's Weimar cantatas, as performed by The Purcell Quartet, with Emma Kirkby, Michael Chance, Charles Daniels and Peter Harvey.
    Recorded at All Saints Church in Hove as part of the 2005 Brighton Early Music Festival, the ensemble plays cantatas BWV 12, 18 and 61.
    EMS Archive Month 4 - The Kuijken Family20060225 Lucie Skeaping looks at the careers of the three pioneering Kuijken brothers - Sigiswald, Wieland and Barthold, drawing on favourite moments from recordings.
    EMS  20060226 The Hurdy Gurdy has played a significant part in European music since the middle ages.
    In Britain alone, paintings, prints and even carvings on cathedrals all point to the past popularity of this instrument.
    Yet how many people today even know what it sounds like? Lucie Skeaping puts this right in the company of Hurdy Gurdy experts Nigel Eaton and Steve Tyler.
    EMS Before Bach20060304 Lucie Skeaping looks back to some of the composers who most influenced the music of JS Bach.
    Among composers featured are Telemann, Buxtehude, JC Bach, Schein, Bohm and Vivaldi.
    EMS Innsbruck Early Music Festival20060311 Lucie Skeaping looks back at some of the highlights of the 2005 festival in the castles and churches of the Austrian Alps.
    EMS  20060312 Palestrina and the Council of Trent
    The demand, by the Council of Trent, for simplicity in music in order that the words might be heard clearly, placed a serious stumbling block in the path of the development of polyphony in the mid 16th Century.
    Giovanni Palestrina's musical mastery and his skill at word setting greatly affected the outcome of this difficult situation.
    Andrew Carwood discusses these fascinating events with Catherine Bott 
    EMS  20060318 Lucie Skeaping presents Musica Antiqua London, directed by Philip Thorby.
    Music and conversation live from the Old Royal Naval College Chapel in Greenwich.
    EMS Studio Der Frühen Musik20060319 Catherine Bott looks at the history and development of this influential and inspirational early music ensemble - from its formation in Munich through to the final years in Basel.
    EMS  20060325 1/2.
    Michelangelo Buonarroti was a defining genius of the Renaissance.
    On the opening weekend of the British Museum's new exhibition, Michelangelo Drawings, Catherine Bott talks to curator Hugo Chapman about the beginnings of the 60 stormy years of Michelangelo's life that are represented by his works in the exhibition.
    They look at the music that would have surrounded Michelangelo in late 15th and early 16th-century Italy.
    EMS  20060326 2/2.
    On the opening weekend of the British Museum's new exhibition called Michelangelo Drawings, Catherine Bott continues her discussion with curator Hugo Chapman about the Renaissance genius.
    They explore the second half of Michelangelo's life and work, and the programme includes the music of Michelangelo's Italian contemporaries.
    EMS  20060401 Handel and the Orchestra
    What sort of ear did Handel have for orchestral colour? What sort of things dictated his choice of instruments in an aria? Looking back to a time when the orchestra was yet to be standardized, Catherine Bott considers the subject with music from Handel's operas and oratorios, including Giulio Cesare, Riccardo Primo and Saul.
    EMS  20060402 Lucie Skeaping profiles the life, times and music of Czech composer Jan Dismas Zelenka, one of most neglected figures of the late baroque.
    Zelenka composed some of the most sumptuous and glorious church music ever written, and won the admiration of many distinguished contemporaries, among them Johann Sebastian Bach.
    EMS  20060408 William Lawes, an Unmathematical Genius
    Composer to the court of Charles I, Lawes died young in the turmoil of the Civil War.
    His music is both exquisitely beautiful and unerringly experimental for its time.
    Criticised in his own age for failing to adhere to the mathematical rules of music, Lawes still managed to find favour with the King, who referred to him as the 'father of musik'.
    Andrew Manze explores the life and work of this neglected composer.
    EMS  20060409 1/2.
    Andrew Manze focuses on the music of The Mannheim School.
    Founded early in the 18th Century by Joseph Stamitz, the Mannheim orchestra quickly became one of the most successful in Europe.
    EMS  20060415 Lucie Skeaping presents an Easter programme with the BBC Singers, directed by Harry Christophers.
    Music includes Domenico Scarlatti's Stabat Mater.
    EMS  20060416 Andrew Manze focuses on the music of The Mannheim School.
    2/2.
    After nearly 50 years of success at the Mannheim court, the orchestra eventually moved to Munich, taking most of its most important musicians with it.
    Some of the performers became so successful that they were able to tour Europe - Franz Danzi, clarinettist Franz Tausch and Carl Stamitz all made a living off the back of the Mannheim name.
    EMS  20060422 Andrew Manze takes a parallel look at two masterpieces of 17th century English Opera: John Blow's Venus and Adonis, and Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, ahead of St George's Day.
    EMS Purcell Request Show20060423 Catherine Bott and her guest Gary Cooper play CDs of your favourite Purcell requests and answer any questions you might have about the most famous of English composers.
    Gary has prepared a selection of Purcell's keyboard music and plays your choices live during the programme.
    If you'd like to request some Purcell, whether a CD or a piece for Gary to play live in the studio, or you have a question for Kate or Gary, please e-mail earlymusic@bbc.co.uk or contact the Radio Information Line on 08700 100 300 [national rate]
    EMS  20060430 Andrew Manze is joined in the studio by harpsichordist and musical director Richard Egarr.
    Egarr, now based in Amsterdam, performs live, and answers questions from Radio 3 listeners.
    The repertoire includes Frescobaldi, Louis Couperin, Handel and Bach.
    If you have anything you'd like to ask Richard Egarr, please e-mail the programme at earlymusic@bbc.co.uk, send a text to 83111 [network rates apply], or telephone the Radio 3 Audience Line on 08700 100 300 [national rate]
    EMS  20060506 Andrew Manze introduces a concert of recently discovered cantatas by JS Bach, given by The Bach Ensemble and soprano Susanne Rydn, directed by Joshua Rifkin.
    The two cantatas featured are the Köthen version of BWV 199, Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut; and BWV 210a, O! angenehme Melodei! - perhaps one of the most melodious of all of Bach's solo cantatas.
    EMS Il Canto Delle Dame20060513 Lucie Skeaping introduces a concert of music performed by the Argentinian born soprano Maria Christina Kiehr and her group Concerto Soave celebrating Italian women composers of the 17th century.
    Included is music by Caterina Assandra, Isabella Leonarda and Barbara Strozzi.
    EMS ¡ Ay Mi Alhama!20060514 Catherine Bott and David Miller perform Spanish Romances from the Reconquista.
    The Ballad was an important musical form at this time.
    Tess Knighton explores its place in the music of 15th century Spain.
    EMS  20060520 Lucie Skeaping profiles the life and music of the Italian Baroque composer Tomaso Albinoni, whose output included not only a large number of oboe concertos, but also a vast amount of choral, orchestral and chamber music, and music for the Venetian theatre.
    Music includes performances by oboist Heinz Holliger, I Solisti Veneti, The Academy of Ancient Music, the Locatelli trio and Tafelmusik.
    EMS  20060521 Catherine Bott is joined in the studio by the director of The Early Music Network - Glyn Russ, to look ahead to this year's summer festivals.
    Find out what treats are in store at the Lufthansa Festival of Early Music, the York Early Music Festival, the Brighton Early Music Festival and many more.
    EMS  20060527 Lucie Skeaping visits the finals of the annual Handel Singing Competition.
    We'll hear from all the finalists, including a selection from the winner's recital.
    EMS  20060528 Lucie Skeaping introduces highlights from a concert given at the 2006 Bath Festival by Fretwork, which explores music created by Jewish immigrants for the English Court during the 16th Century.
    EMS  20060603 1/2.
    A whistle-stop tour of the alphabet according to Early Music, starting with the letters A-M.
    EMS  20060604 2/2.
    A whistle-stop tour of the alphabet according to Early Music, ending with the letters N-Z.
    EMS  20060611 Lucie Skeaping focuses on the baroque recorder, assisted by the group Passacaglia who perform music by Dornel, Marais and Handel.
    EMS  20060617 Oxford University in the 16th and 17th Centuries had a very distinguished list of musical alumni - John Bull, Thomas Weekes, Morely and Tomkins among them.
    Andrew Manze investigates the importance of academe to the music of this period and in particular the patronage of William Heather, whose name is still linked to an Oxford professorship.
    EMS  20060618 Andrew Manze explores the fascinating life of revered Baroque composer Vivaldi.
    Including music performed by the Venice Baroque Orchestra, the English Concert and the Academy of Ancient Music.
    EMS  20060624 Lucie Skeaping features highlights from a concert of Italian madrigals by Monteverdi, D'India and Marenzio, given by La Venexiana at the Schwezingen Festivaland.
    EMS  20060625 Lucie Skeaping looks at the history of the sackbut and its use as an ensemble instrument in Europe during the 16th and 17th Centuries.
    Music includes pieces by Monteverdi, Gabrieli, Lassus, Scheidt and Locke.
    Andrew Gourlay visits the home of trombonist and sackbut player Simon Wills for a potted history and demonstration of the instrument.
    EMS Princes And Ambassadors20060701 The year 1524 saw a rather unusual arrival to these shores from the continent.
    Dr David Skinner reveals all to Andrew Manze, with music from Magdala.
    Princes and Ambassadors: The year 1524 saw a rather unusual arrival to these shores from the continent.
    EMS  20060702 Lucie Skeaping talks to conductor Harry Christophers about his work with the choir he founded, The Sixteen.
    EMS  20060708 Catherine Bott presents a live programme from the York Early Music Festival, featuring performances from recorder player Pamela Thorby, the group Liber Unusualis and The York Waits.
    EMS The Brandenburg Concertos20060715 Andrew Manze takes a look at this famous set of pieces, arguably the greatest concertos in the Baroque repertoire, and examines how Bach's own countrymen have chosen to perform the works over the past 50 years.
    EMS Samuel Scheidt20060722 Andrew Manze presents a programme dedicated to the music of the 16th Century German composer, Samuel Scheidt.
    Music includes performances by Musica Fiata, the Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Ensemble, organist Helmut Wacha, The London Sackbutt and Cornett Ensemble and Hesperion.
    EMS Il Canzoniere20060723 The Huelgas Ensemble with their director Paul van Nevel perform Orlando di Lasso's settings of Francesco Petrarch's exquisite love poems.
    EMS  20060730 Andrew Manze introduces music by Georg Philipp Telemann, in two recordings by Musica Antiqua Köln and The King's Consort.
    Robert King conducts extracts from Telemann's Wassermusik - Hamburger Ebb' und Fluth in the first part of the programme, and in the second part, soprano Barbara Schlick sings the title role in the dramatic cantata Ino.
    EMS  20060805 Catherine Bott visits Lisbon to delve into the wealth of music written in Portugal in the 15th and 16th centuries.
    With music by Manuel Cardoso, Duarte Lobo, and Filipe de Magalhaes.
    EMS  20060806 Catherine Bott presents the second of two programmes devoted to the early music of Portugal.
    With music by the great keyboard master Carlos de Seixas, and contemporaries such as Antonio Teixeira and Joao de Sousa Carvalho, this programme highlights the patronage of the Braganca family in the lead-up to the great earthquake of 1755.
    EMS  20060813 Lucie Skeaping presents a concert recorded at this year's Ludlow Festival, as part of The Sixteen's annual choral pilgrimage.
    Beautiful Spanish polyphony, performed in the equally beautiful surroundings of the Parish Church of St Laurence in Ludlow.
    Music includes three of Tomas Luis de Victoria's best known motets and his Requiem of 1605.
    EMS A Musicall Banquet20060819 Catherine Bott introduces a selection of music by John Dowland and his contemporaries taken from anthologies published by the composer's son Robert.
    Performed by tenor Mark Padmore with lutenist Elizabeth Kenny.
    EMS Double Dutch - 1 - The Age Of The Netherlanders20060826 By the early 16th century, virtually every major musical centre in Europe was run by a musician from the Low Countries.
    Lucie Skeaping explores the incredible and unexplained golden age of Netherlanders.
    Composers such as Dufay, Binchois, Ockeghem and Josquin are featured.
    Jacques Maassen, director of the Netherlands Carillon School in Amersfoort, also guides us through the age-old tradition of carillon playing in the Low Countries.
    EMS  20060902 Catherine Bott looks to 15th Century Naples, and the cultured and cosmopolitan House of Aragon, featuring music recorded at the York Early Music Festival from the Italian group Ensemble Micrologus.
    EMS Edward The Confessor And The Abbey20060903 Lucie Skeaping is joined by James O'Donnell, Susan Rankin and Richard Mortimer at Westminster Abbey to discuss the legacy of Saint Edward the Confessor, England's only Royal Saint, who was born 1,000 years ago.
    There will be performances, given by Ensemble Gilles Binchois, of Church music with connections to this Holy King.
    Andrew Gourlay also chats to James about some of the more recent musical traditions at the Abbey.
    EMS  20060909 Andrew Manze marks the 65th birthday of keyboard player and conductor Christopher Hogwood, with recordings taken from over 35 years.
    Including works by Arne, Geminiani, Vivaldi, Handel and Purcell.
    EMS  20060916 Lucie Skeaping presents a concert of cello duos by Friedrich Kummer, performed by the American cellists Phoebe Carrai and Tanya Tomkins.
    Recorded at Crear in Argyll and Bute.
    EMS  20060917 Lucie Skeaping takes a look at the music of the two Gabrielis - Andrea and his nephew Giovanni.
    They both lived in the stimulating musical climate of 16th-century Venice - and had a taste for rich sonorities, composing ceremonial music of huge expression and technical mastery.
    EMS  20060923 Catherine Bott interviews four members of the vocal ensemble Gothic Voices, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.
    Featuring music from the group's extensive discography, including works by Machaut, Pierre de la Rue, Juan del Encina, Hildegard of Bingen - and excerpts from their new disc of works by Solage.
    EMS  20060924 Accademia Bizantina from Sanssouci: Italian baroque string music from the sumptuous surroundings of the Orangery in the Palace at Potsdam, presented by Lucie Skeaping 
    EMS  20061008 Lucie Skeaping introduces a concert from St Luke's in London.
    Singer/songwriter Sting, lute player Edin Karamazov and singers Stile Antico explore the life and music of the Elizabethan John Dowland.
    EMS  20061014 Catherine Bott visits the town of Elche in south eastern Spain to take in the spectacle of its annual Mystery Play.
    Written in a combination of Latin and the local Valencian dialect, this piece of religious theatre occurs every year on the feast of the Assumption of Mary.
    EMS  20061015 Lucie Skeaping talks to Jeffrey Skidmore, director of the consort Ex Cathedra, and plays music recorded from their concert at this year's York Early Music Festival.
    The performance features pieces from the Bourbon dynasty across the world, including works from France by Le Jeune, Lully and Henri Dumont, and Juan de Araujo and Salazar from Spain.
    EMS Francois Couperin's Pieces De Clavecin20061021 Lucie Skeaping is joined by author and harpsichordist Jane Clark for a focus on some of the greatest keyboard music of the French baroque.
    EMS  20061028 Lucie Skeaping showcases the talents of gamba player Friederike Heumann.
    Music includes performances of suites by Marin Marais and a gamba duet by Marais's teacher Sainte-Colombe.
    EMS  20061029 Catherine Bott visits Florence to sample the thriving musical activities of the Accademia San Felice, a cultural association that stages early music concerts and festivals in Tuscany.
    The academy's resident early music ensemble, under the direction of Federico Bardazzi, researches, performs and records music ranging from plainchant to the baroque.
    EMS Trevor Pinnock At 6020061202 Catherine Bott is joined by Trevor Pinnock and John Butt to discuss the history, legacy and popularity of Bach's Brandenburg Concertos.
    The programme includes a feature about Pinnock's newly-formed European Brandenburg Ensemble, from their summer residency in Sheffield.
    EMS Trevor Pinnock At 6020061203 To celebrate the 60th birthday of one of Britain's best-loved musicians, Catherine Bott talks to Trevor about his career as a harpsichordist and director of The English Concert.
    The programme includes pieces by J C Bach, Handel, Haydn, Arne and Rameau.
    EMS  20070120 Catherine Bott's guest is internationally renowned harpsichordist and conductor Emmanuelle Haim.
    She talks about her career and her work with her ensemble Le Concert d'Astree.
    Listeners can contact the programme at The Early Music Show, Room 1115, New Broadcasting House, Oxford Road, Manchester M60 1SJ, or call the Radio 3 Audience Line on 08700 100 300.
    EMS  20070121 Lucie Skeaping talks to harpsichordist Robert Woolley and music editor Dr Richard Jones about Johann Froberger, whose influence is of great importance in the development of baroque keyboard music.
    His toccatas provided the model for Buxtehude and Bach.
    They also discuss a recently discovered manuscript, dating from Froberger's final years, that was sold in November at Sotheby's.
    EMS  20070127 Andrew Manze visits Stockholm to meet recorder player Dan Laurin.
    Music includes pieces by Van Eyck, Telemann, Vivaldi and John Eccles.
    EMS  20070128 Andrew Manze visits Drottningholm Palace, home of the Swedish royal family.
    Music includes works by Duben, Roman and Zellbell.
    EMS  20070203 Catherine Bott looks at Cavalli's opera Calisto and how approaches to this work have developed since the pioneering recording and performances by Raymond Leppard 
    EMS  20070204 Lucie Skeaping presents highlights from two concerts given in last year's Regensburg Early Music Days Festival.
    One concert has a Chinese theme and features music by the Italian scientist and missionary Matteo Ricci, who spent the last 27 years of his life in China.
    EMS  20070217 Andrew Manze charts the life and career of the 18th-century Italian violinist and composer Francesco Maria Veracini.
    Performers include Bergen Barokk, John Holloway, Capriccio Stravagante and Musica Antiqua Köln.
    EMS  20070218 Catherine Bott looks at Cavalli's opera Calisto and how approaches to this work have developed since the pioneering recording and performances by Raymond Leppard 
    EMS  20070219 Lucie Skeaping talks to harpsichordist Robert Woolley and music editor Dr Richard Jones about Johann Froberger, whose influence is of great importance in the development of baroque keyboard music.
    His toccatas provided the model for Buxtehude and Bach.
    They also discuss a recently discovered manuscript, dating from Froberger's final years, that was sold in November at Sotheby's.
    EMS  20070318 Andrew Manze presents a programme dedicated to the music of the 16th Century German composer, Samuel Scheidt.
    Music includes performances by Musica Fiata and Hesperion.
    EMS  20070325 Lucie Skeaping profiles the life and music of the Italian Baroque composer Tomaso Albinoni, whose output included not only a large number of oboe concertos, but also a vast amount of choral, orchestral and chamber music plus music for the Venetian theatre.
    The programme includes performances by oboist Heinz Holliger, I Solisti Veneti, The Academy of Ancient Music, the Locatelli trio and Tafelmusik.
    EMS  20070326 Instrumental music from the court of Dresden.
    'Encourage the arts, Madame, nothing lends more posthumous fame to our lives' Friedrich II of Prussia once advised the Electress of Saxony.
    Saxony and its capital Dresden had long been the centre of European culture and many composers wrote for the Dresden orchestra.
    Catherine Bott presents a programme of music including works by Heinichen, Hasse and the virtuoso violinist Veracini.
    EMS  20070331 Catherine Bott presents a live edition of the programme with guests Rogers Covey-Crump, Michael Chance and Mhairi Lawson.
    They discuss their thoughts and experiences of performing Bach's St Matthew and St John Passions, and play excerpts from recordings of these two great works.
    EMS  20070401 Robert Hollingworth traces the development of the madrigal and the significance of the texts, with musical examples by Verdelot, Willaert, Marenzio and Monteverdi.
    EMS  20070408 Catherine Bott traces the development of the violin concerto in Italy, with the violinist Elizabeth Wallfisch.
    Music includes works by Legrenzi, Torelli, Taglietti and Locatelli.
    EMS  20070414 Catherine Bott plays music to illustrate the themes in George Herbert's short, meditative poem The Pulley.
    EMS  20070415 Catherine Bott traces the development of the violin concerto in Italy and discusses this with violinist Elizabeth Wallfisch.
    Music includes works by Legrenzi, Torelli, Taglietti and Locatelli.
    EMS  20070416 Robert Hollingworth traces the development of the madrigal and the significance of the texts.
    He illustrates with musical examples, including madrigals by Verdelot, Willaert, Marenzio and Monteverdi.
    EMS  20070422 Catherine Bott presents a Latin-American amalgam of two concerts given during the 2006 Flanders Festival in Antwerp, featuring Argentinian group Musica Temprana and Rolf Lislevand's Ensemble Kapsberger.
    The music performed comes from the Iberian peninsula and South America, and includes songs and instrumental works by Juan de Araujo and Santiago de Murcia.
    EMS  20070423 George Herbert's poem The Pulley is Catherine Bott's inspiration for this programme, and she plays music to illustrate the themes included within this short, but meditative, poem.
    EMS  20070526 Lucie Skeaping features the music of the Lincolnshire-born composer and church musician John Taverner.
    Unequalled among English musicians of his time, he combined the florid writing of the late-medieval period with newer continental Renaissance influences.
    EMS  20070602 To mark the 250th anniversary of the death of Domenico Scarlatti, Catherine Bott presents a programme of harpsichord works performed by Carole Cerasi at the Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music.
    Plus a feature in which David Vickers examines Scarlatti's years in Spain.
    EMS  20070603 Lucie Skeaping features the music of the Lincolnshire-born composer and church musician, John Taverner.
    Unequalled among English musicians of his time, he combined the florid writing of the late-medieval period with newer continental Renaissance influences.
    EMS  20070609 Lucie Skeaping presents a concert given by the young French countertenor, Philippe Jaroussky.
    With his group, Ensemble Ataserse, Jaroussky performs, amongst other works, Scarlatti's Per un vago desire and Handel's Lungi da me pensier tiranno.
    EMS  20070610 To mark the 250th anniversary of the death of Domenico Scarlatti, Catherine Bott presents a programme of harpsichord works performed by Carole Cerasi at the Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music.
    David Vickers also focuses on Scarlatti's years in Spain.
    EMS  20070611 It is now being repeated 8 days after the ordiginal broadcast.
    EMS  20070617 Lucie Skeaping presents a concert given by the young French countertenor, Philippe Jaroussky.
    With his group, Ensemble Ataserse, Jaroussky performs works by Scarlatti and Handel, including the Handel cantatas Lungi da me pensier tiranno and Mi palpita il cor.
    EMS  20070623 Lucie Skeaping presents two programmes devoted to the life and music of Dieterich Buxtehude, who died 300 years ago this year.
    Buxtehude is known as the leading German composer between Schutz and Bach, and many of his organ compositions were considered avant-garde in their day.
    1/2.
    Lucie travels to Lubeck to find out more about the composer's life by visiting places connected to him, including St Mary's Church where he was the organist from 1668.
    EMS  20070624 Lucie Skeaping presents two programmes devoted to the life and music of Dieterich Buxtehude, who died 300 years ago this year.
    2/2.
    Lucie presents highlights of several concerts recorded in Lubeck and in Buxtehude's hometown of Helsingor.
    Music includes performances by countertenor Andreas Scholl, organist Bine Bryndorf and Cantus Colln directed by Konrad Jungahanel.
    EMS  20070701 Andrew Manze introduces music by Telemann, in two recordings by Musica Antiqua Koln and The King's Consort.
    With excerpts from Telemann's Wassermusik followed by soprano Barbara Schlick singing the title role in the dramatic cantata Ino.
    EMS  20070702 In the 16th and 17th centuries, Oxford University had a very distinguished list of musical alumni, John Bull, Thomas Weelkes, Morley and Tomkins among them.
    Andrew Manze investigates the importance of academe to the music of this period and in particular the patronage of William Heather, whose name is still linked to an Oxford professorship.
    EMS  20070709 Lucie Skeaping presents two programmes devoted to the life and music of Dieterich Buxtehude, who died 300 years ago this year.
    2/2.
    Lucie presents highlights of several concerts recorded in Lubeck and in Buxtehude's hometown of Helsingor.
    Music includes performances by countertenor Andreas Scholl, organist Bine Bryndorf and Cantus Colln directed by Konrad Jungahanel.
    EMS  20070805 Lucie Skeaping presents a profile of Gluck's magnum opus, Orpheus ed Eurydice.
    The Age of Enlightenment was concerned with the natural, the rational and the human, and Gluck was very much part of that world, striving for what he called 'a beautiful simplicity'.
    First performed in Vienna in 1762, this work is one of the most influential operas of all time, and along with librettist Calzabigi and choreographer Angiolini, Gluck created a whole new world on the opera stage.
    Recordings include performances by Janet Baker, James Bowman, Derek Lee Ragin and Bernarda Fink.
    Catherine Bott talks to Michael Chance about the father of all modern day countertenors, Alfred Deller.
    This remarkable musician brought the countertenor back into the limelight, and was responsible for uncovering a great deal of previously unknown music.
    The programme includes music by Morley, Purcell, Handel and Bach.
    EMS  20070812 Lucie Skeaping looks at the history of the sackbut and its use as an ensemble instrument in Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries.
    Music includes pieces by Monteverdi, Gabrieli, Lassus, Scheidt and Locke.
    Andrew Gourlay visits the home of trombonist and sackbut player Simon Wills for a potted history and demonstration of the instrument.
    EMS  20070813 Lucie Skeaping presents a profile of Gluck's magnum opus, Orpheus ed Eurydice.
    The Age of Enlightenment was concerned with the natural, the rational and the human, and Gluck was very much part of that world, striving for what he called 'a beautiful simplicity'.
    First performed in Vienna in 1762, this work is one of the most influential operas of all time, and along with librettist Calzabigi and choreographer Angiolini, Gluck created a whole new world on the opera stage.
    Recordings include performances by Janet Baker, James Bowman, Derek Lee Ragin and Bernarda Fink.
    EMS  2007081820070826Lucie Skeaping visits Stirling Castle and talks to James Ross about the music that may have been heard there during the time of Mary Queen of Scots.
    Music includes excerpts from a mass by Robert Carver.
    Plus a feature about the work of French Huguenot composer Jean Servin.
    EMS  20070820 Lucie Skeaping looks at the history of the sackbut and its use as an ensemble instrument in Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries.
    Music includes pieces by Monteverdi, Gabrieli, Lassus, Scheidt and Locke.
    Andrew Gourlay visits the home of trombonist and sackbut player Simon Wills for a potted history and demonstration of the instrument.
    EMS  20070826 In the first of the Early Music Show's programmes covering this year's Edinburgh International Festival, Catherine Bott presents highlights of a concert from Greyfriar's Kirk of madrigals from the sixth book by Monteverdi given by Concerto Italiano directed by Rinaldo Alessandrini.
    EMS  20070903 Catherine Bott presents highlights of a concert of madrigals from the sixth book by Monteverdi, given by the Concerto Italiano directed by Rinaldo Alessandrini 
    EMS  2007090820070916Catherine Bott introduces highlights from a concert given at Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh as part of the 2007 Edinburgh Festival.
    The Tallis Scholars, conducted by Peter Phillips, perform sacred music from the Iberian peninsula, including beautiful Marian masses and motets by Victoria, Guerrero, Lobo and Padilla.
    EMS  20070909 Ashley Solomon presents a programme of music from the Italian Renaissance, with sacred and secular vocal works by Gesualdo, Monteverdi, Luzzaschi and Strozzi.
    James Weeks conducts the vocal ensemble Exaudi in highlights from concerts given at the 2007 Aldeburgh Festival and the Brighton Soundworks Festival.
    EMS  20070916 Lucie Skeaping introduces highlights from a concert given at the Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, as part of the 2007 Edinburgh Festival.
    Violinist Chiara Banchini with Ensemble 415 make their Edinburgh debut with a programme of Italian chamber sonatas by Corelli, Vivaldi and the Paginini of his day, Pietro Antonio Locatelli.
    EMS  20070917 Ashley Solomon presents a programme of music from the Italian Renaissance, with sacred and secular vocal works by Gesualdo, Monteverdi, Luzzaschi and Strozzi.
    James Weeks conducts the vocal ensemble Exaudi in highlights from concerts given at the 2007 Aldeburgh Festival and the Brighton Soundworks Festival.
    EMS  20070924 Lucie Skeaping introduces highlights from a concert given at the Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, as part of the 2007 Edinburgh Festival.
    Violinist Chiara Banchini with Ensemble 415 make their Edinburgh debut with a programme of Italian chamber sonatas by Corelli, Vivaldi and the Paginini of his day, Pietro Antonio Locatelli.
    EMS  20071006 Children of the Revolution
    1/2.
    Lucie Skeaping looks at the music of the French Revolution and some of the composers who lived and worked in Paris through the years of terror at the end of the 18th century.
    With music by Gretry, Gossec, Cherubini, Edelmann and Mehul.
    EMS  20071007 Children of the Revolution
    2/2.
    Lucie Skeaping looks at the music of the French Revolution and those who lived and worked in Paris through the years of terror at the end of the 18th century.
    Featured composers include Gossec, Cherubini, Mehul, Boieldieu and Dussek.
    The Sixteen, A Choral Pilgrimage: Music from the Sistine Chapel
    Lucie Skeaping presents highlights of a concert given by The Sixteen under their director Harry Christophers at York Minster as part of the York Early Music Festival.
    The music all comes from the Vatican library and includes works by Anerio, Palestrina and Allegri.
    EMS  20071008 David Munrow
    As part of Radio 3's 40th anniversary season, Andrew Manze presents a performer portrait of one of this country's most influential early music pioneers, David Munrow.
    Archive performances include Bach's Cantata No 54 and music by Telemann and Purcell.
    EMS  20071014 Children of the Revolution
    1/2.
    Lucie Skeaping looks at the music of the French Revolution and some of the composers who lived and worked in Paris through the years of terror at the end of the 18th century.
    With music by Gretry, Gossec, Cherubini, Edelmann and Mehul.
    EMS  20071021 As part of Radio 3's 40th anniversary season, Catherine Bott hosts a discussion looking back at Radio 3's output of early music.
    Guests include Andrew Parrott and Graham Dixon, and together they delve into the BBC archives.
    EMS  20071027 Robert Hollingworth traces the development of the madrigal and the significance of the texts, with musical examples by Verdelot, Willaert, Marenzio and Monteverdi.
    EMS  20071028 Written in Their Spare Time: Lucie Skeaping examines music composed by the musicians of St Mark's in the 16th and 17th centuries to be performed outside the church.
    Battle Music
    Lucie Skeaping explores compositions with a battle theme.
    It is no wonder that 17th century composers were fascinated by warfare: the Thirty Years War is perhaps what fired the imagination of Biber in his Battalia.
    Including works by Schmelzer, Scheidt and Janequin.
    EMS  20071103 Never the Twain Shall Meet
    'East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet', so wrote Rudyard Kipling, but in the world of early music at least, the artistry of the Middle East exerted a huge influence on the instruments and compositions of Europe.
    From Greek music theory to wandering minstrels, and poetic song-forms to filigree melodies, Lucie Skeaping surveys the musical legacy of this lively contact, visiting medieval dance-music, Sephardic song and plainchant along the way.
    EMS  20071104 Robert Hollingworth traces the development of the madrigal and the significance of the texts, with musical examples by Verdelot, Willaert, Marenzio and Monteverdi.
    EMS  20071110 Catherine Bott presents highlights of a concert by Theatre of Voices and Ars Nova Copenhagen, in a programme including John Taverner's Western Wind Mass, given at this year's Edinburgh International Festival.
    EMS Charles Burney - Journeyman, Historian And Composer2007111120140518Lucie Skeaping talks to musicologist Ian Gammie about the life and travels of the inimitable Charles Burney. Burney, the 18th-century music-writer, teacher, organist and composer was well known for having opinions on just about everything, and, during his extensive travels through Europe, met some of the great musical luminaries of his day, including Padre Martini, Scarlatti and even the young Mozart.
    Lucie Skeaping talks to musicologist Ian Gammie about the life and travels of the inimitable Charles Burney
    The 18th century music-writer, teacher, organist and composer was well known for having opinions on just about everything and, during his extensive travels through Europe, he met some of the great musical luminaries of his day, including Padre Martini, Scarlatti and even the young Mozart.
    EMS  20071118 Lucie Skeaping talks to Arni Ingolfsson about one of the most important surviving Icelandic music manuscripts, Melodia or Rask 98, which was written around 1660 by an unknown scribe.
    It contains 223 songs, more than virtually any other Icelandic collection, and many of them are unique to this source.
    Ingolfsson also founded the vocal ensemble Carmina, who specialise in renaissance polyphony, and the programme includes some of their recordings of music from this and other Icelandic manuscripts.
    Catherine Bott presents highlights of a concert by Theatre of Voices and Ars Nova Copenhagen, in a programme including John Taverner's Western Wind Mass, given at this year's Edinburgh International Festival.
    EMS  20071119 Lucie Skeaping talks to musicologist Ian Gammie about the life and travels of the inimitable Charles Burney
    The 18th century music-writer, teacher, organist and composer was well known for having opinions on just about everything and, during his extensive travels through Europe, he met some of the great musical luminaries of his day, including Padre Martini, Scarlatti and even the young Mozart.
    EMS  2007112420071202Harpsichordist and conductor Laurence Cummings explores the life and operas of Reinhard Keiser.
    Keiser was a prolific composer of opera in the late 17th and early 18th centuries, but his music was often neglected in favour Handel's work, who in fact was influenced by and borrowed musical ideas from Keiser.
    EMS  20071125 Lucie Skeaping delves into the riddles which lie behind Bach's late great masterpiece, the Art of Fugue.
    Considered to be the definitive exploration of musical counterpoint, there are still many mysteries about the work which remain unsettled to this day.
    Mr and Mrs Hasse
    A profile of the German-born composer Hasse, who married the widely celebrated mezzo-soprano Faustina Bordoni.
    Hasse enjoyed great success both at home in Germany and in Italy, but this was short-lived.
    Lucie Skeaping plays chamber, vocal and orchestral music by Hasse, and recounts tales of his wife's behaviour in the opera house.
    EMS  20071126 Lucie Skeaping talks to Arni Ingolfsson about one of the most important surviving Icelandic music manuscripts, Melodia or Rask 98, which was written around 1660 by an unknown scribe.
    It contains 223 songs, more than virtually any other Icelandic collection, and many of them are unique to this source.
    Ingolfsson also founded the vocal ensemble Carmina, who specialise in renaissance polyphony, and the programme includes some of their recordings of music from this and other Icelandic manuscripts.
    EMS  20071201 Catherine Bott looks at Cavalli's opera La Calisto and how approaches to this work have developed since the pioneering recording and performances by Raymond Leppard.
    EMS  2007120220071210The year 1685 is considered an annus mirabilis as it was the birth year of three great composers, Handel, JS Bach and Domenico Scarlatti.
    Catherine Bott presents a programme that puts this year into the context of the musical world these three were born into.
    Music includes works by Purcell, Corelli, Bononcini and Lully.
    EMS  2007120220090118Catherine Bott explores 1685, the year in which Handel, Bach and Scarlatti were all born.
    The year 1685 is considered an annus mirabilis as it was the birth year of three great composers, Handel, JS Bach and Domenico Scarlatti.
    Catherine Bott presents a programme that puts this year into the context of the musical world these three were born into.
    Music includes works by Purcell, Corelli, Bononcini and Lully.
    EMS  20071203 Lucie Skeaping delves into the riddles which lie behind Bach's late great masterpiece, the Art of Fugue.
    Considered to be the definitive exploration of musical counterpoint, there are still many mysteries about the work which remain unsettled to this day.
    EMS  20071209 Catherine Bott looks at Cavalli's opera La Calisto and how approaches to this work have developed since the pioneering recording and performances by Raymond Leppard 
    EMS  20071215 Lucie Skeaping presents a programme devoted to the life and music of Dieterich Buxtehude, who died 300 years ago this year.
    Buxtehude is known as the leading German composer between Schutz and Bach, and many of his organ compositions were considered avant-garde in their day.
    Lucie travels to Lubeck to find out more about the composer's life by visiting places connected to him, including St Mary's Church where he was the organist from 1668.
    EMS  20071223 Lucie Skeaping presents a programme devoted to the life and music of Dieterich Buxtehude, who died 300 years ago this year.
    Buxtehude is known as the leading German composer between Schutz and Bach, and many of his organ compositions were considered avant-garde in their day.
    Lucie travels to Lubeck to find out more about the composer's life by visiting places connected to him, including St Mary's Church where he was the organist from 1668.
    EMS Padre Antonio Soler2007122920120909Catherine Bott presents a portrait of the intriguing Spanish monk and composer, Padre Antonio Soler. A disciple of Domenico Scarlatti, Soler entered the monastery at El Escorial, near Madrid, in 1752, where he remained for the last 31 years of his life, composing keyboard sonatas, chamber music and choral works.
    Catherine Bott presents a portrait of Spanish monk and composer Padre Antonio Soler.
    EMS Das Partiturbuch2007123020100123Lucie Skeaping introduces a programme which focuses on a fascinating collection of 17th century German instrumental music known as Das Partiturbuch Ludwig.
    Assembled by Jacob Ludwig as a birthday present for his patron, Duke August of Gotha, the collection features composers from all over Germany, including Antonio Bertali, Johann Nicolai, Johann Schmelzer, Adam Drese, Samuel Capricornus and Nathanael Schnittelbach.
    PLAYLIST:
    Antonio Bertali - Sonata a 3 in G major for 2 violins & bassoon
    Ensemble Echo du Danube
    Directed by Christian Zincke
    NAXOS 8.557679
    Track 8
    Antonio Bertali - Ciaconna for solo violin in C major
    Martin Jopp (violin)
    Track 2
    Johann Heinrich Schmelzer - Sonata Variata in D minor
    Track 6
    Nathanael Schnittelbach - Ciaconna in A major for solo violin
    Track 11
    Adam Drese - Sonata a 2 in A minor
    Track 10
    Adam Drese - Sonata a 3 in A minor
    Track 7
    Johann Michael Nicolai - Sonata a 2 in C major
    Track 4
    Samuel Capricornus - Ciaconna in D major
    Track 9.
    Lucie Skeaping explores 17th-century German music known as Das Partiturbuch Ludwig.
    Lucie Skeaping focuses on a fascinating collection of 17th century German instrumental music known as Das Partiturbuch Ludwig.

    Lucie Skeaping introduces a programme which focuses on a fascinating collection of 17th century German instrumental music known as Das Partiturbuch Ludwig. Assembled by Jacob Ludwig as a birthday present for his patron, Duke August of Gotha, the collection features composers from all over Germany, including Antonio Bertali, Johann Nicolai, Johann Schmelzer, Adam Drese, Samuel Capricornus and Nathanael Schnittelbach.




















     
    EMS  2008010620081220Lucie Skeaping explores Charpentier's setting of Euripides's great tragedy of Medea.
    Lucie Skeaping presents a programme devoted to Euripedes' great tragedy of Medea, and the setting by the French composer Charpentier.
    Charpentier was very much over-shadowed by his famous contemporary Lully, and it is really only in the last few decades that this opera has been rediscovered; the music is considered some of Charpentier's most magnificent and colourful, and one can only imagine the spectacle the drama created through its use of stage machinery and fireworks in the 17th century!
    PLAYLIST:
    All music Mde by Charpentier from this recording:
    Les Arts Florissants
  • ‘croiras-tu mon malheur' ( can you believe in my misfortunes) to end of ‘je vois le don fatal' ( i see the fatal gift demanded by my rival)
  • ‘noires divinitez' ( black divinites, what do you want of me)
  • ‘pour flatter mes ennuis' ( to assuage my troubles, if only i could believe you)
  • ‘princesse, c'est sur vous que mon espoir se fonde' ( princess, 'tis upon you my hopes are founded)
  • ‘qu' ay-je à rsoudre encore?' ( what must i yet resolve?)
  • ‘qu'il le cherche, mais qu'il me craigne' (let him seek but let him fear me)
  • ‘quand son amour seroit extreme' ( even though his love were to be extreme)
  • ‘que je serois heureux, si j'tais moins aim' (how happy i should be if i were loved less)
  • ‘que me peut demander la gloire' ( what can honour ask of me)
  • ‘seigneur, la thessalie attaquant vos estats' ( sire with thessaly attacking your domain)
  • 3 cds
    act 1 sc i: mde & nerine
  • bernard delatr, cron
  • cd 1 track 15
    act 2 sc ii: mde
  • cd 1 tracks 12 & 13
    act 1 sc v: oronte, jason, cron
  • cd 1 tracks 9 & 10
    act 1 sc iii: jason & arcas - jason confesses love for cruse
  • cd 2 track 3
    act 2 sc v: jason & cruse - love scene
  • cd 2 tracks 17-20
    act 4 sc ix: cron's mad scene
  • cd 2 tracks 6 & 7
    act 3 sc iv: mde lamenting her fate.
    prepares poison….
    chorus of demons
  • cd 3 track 12
    act 5 sc iv: air funestre to end of opera
  • cd 3 tracks 17-22
  • erato 4509 96558 2
  • françois bazola, arcas
  • isabelle desrochers, clone
  • jean-marc salzmann, oront
  • lorraine hunt, mde
  • mark padmore, jason
  • monique zanetti, cruse
  • nomi rime, nerine
  • william christie
    Lucie Skeaping presents a programme devoted to euripides's great tragedy of medea, and the setting by charpentier.
    the french composer was over-shadowed to a certain extent by his contemporary lully, and it is only in the last few decades that charpentier's opera has been rediscovered.
    the music is considered some of charpentier's finest, and this 17th-century work includes the use of stage machinery and fireworks.
    Lucie Skeaping presents a programme devoted to euripides's great tragedy of medea, and the setting by the french composer charpentier.
    charpentier was over-shadowed to a certain extent by his contemporary lully, and it is really only in the last few decades that this opera has been rediscovered.
    the music is considered some of charpentier's finest, and one can only imagine the spectacle the drama created through its use of stage machinery and fireworks in the 17th century!
  • EMS  20080107 Lucie Skeaping focuses on a fascinating collection of 17th century German instrumental music known as Das Partiturbuch Ludwig.
    Assembled by Jacob Ludwig as a birthday present for his patron Duke August of Gotha, the collection features composers from all over Germany, including Antonio Bertali, Johann Nicolai, Johann Schmelzer, Adam Drese, Samuel Capricornus and Nathanael Schnittelbach.
    EMS  20080112 Catherine Bott presents selected highlights from the 2007 Stockholm Early Music Festival, with performances by young Swedish ensemble G󶴥org Baroque, and recorder player Kerstin Fr󶤩, cellist Chrichan Larson and harpsichordist Peter L󶮮rberg.
    Music includes works with a Swedish connection by Franz Tunder, Christian Geist and Buxtehude.
    EMS  20080114 Lucie Skeaping presents a programme devoted to Euripides's great tragedy of Medea, and the setting by the French composer Charpentier.
    Charpentier was over-shadowed to a certain extent by his contemporary Lully, and it is really only in the last few decades that this opera has been rediscovered.
    The music is considered some of Charpentier's finest, and one can only imagine the spectacle the drama created through its use of stage machinery and fireworks in the 17th century!.
    EMS  20080119 Lucie Skeaping features the music of the Lincolnshire-born composer and church musician John Taverner.
    Unequalled among English musicians of his time, he combined the florid writing of the late Medieval period with newer continental Renaissance influences.
    EMS  20080120 Catherine Bott presents a portrait of the intriguing Spanish monk and composer Padre Antonio Soler.
    A disciple of Domenico Scarlatti, Soler entered the monastery at El Escorial, near Madrid, in 1752, where he remained for the last 31 years of his life, composing keyboard sonatas, chamber music and choral works.
    EMS  20080121 Catherine Bott plays music to illustrate the themes included in George Herbert's short but meditative poem The Pulley.
    EMS  20080127 To lead into The Early Music Show's Versailles and Paris month, Lucie Skeaping presents a recital by Le Concert d'Astree under Emmanuelle Haim.
    Given in October 2007 at the Galerie des Batailles, Versailles as part of the Louis XV weekend, it includes works by Leclair, Rameau and Dauvergne.
    Lucie Skeaping features the music of the Lincolnshire-born composer and church musician John Taverner.
    Unequalled among English musicians of his time, he combined the florid writing of the late-medieval period with newer continental Renaissance influences.
    EMS  20080128 Catherine Bott plays music to illustrate the themes included in George Herbert's short but meditative poem The Pulley.
    EMS  20080204 Catherine Bott talks to Maggie Cole about two great harpsichordists of the early 20th century, Wanda Landowska and Violet Gordon Woodhouse.
    These extraordinary women never met, but their enthusiasm and dedication to their instrument was remarkable.
    Music includes early recordings of pieces by Scarlatti, Bach, Rameau and Mozart.
    EMS A Day In The Life Of Louis Xiv2008021020130706Lucie Skeaping recreates a possible day in the life of King Louis XIV.
    EMS Versailles And Paris Month: A Musical Day In The Life Of Louis Xiv2008021020130706In another edition of The Early Music Show's programmes dedicated to the music of Paris, Lucie Skeaping recreates a possible day in the life of King Louis XIV. Upon waking in his sumptuous bedchamber, the king follows a busy schedule before entertaining guests at supper and retiring late in the evening. At every part of the day, musicians were on hand to entertain him, to soothe him or to trumpet his arrival. Olivier Beaumont - the harpsichordist and expert on French Baroque music - guides Lucie through the palace of Versailles to illustrate some of the music the king may have heard.
    Playlist:
    Michel Richard de Lalande – Concert de trompettes pour les Festes sur le canal de Versailles (3rd Air)
    Orchestre de Chambre Jean-François Paillard
    Conducted by Jean-François Paillard
    APEX 2564 60450-2
    Track 3
    Francois Couperin – Pièces de clavecin 9 – 4th ordre (Le Réveil-matin)
    Olivier Baumont (harpsichord)
    MUSIFRANCE 0630-10694-2
    Disc 3 Track 4
    Henry Desmarest – De profundis (Et lux perpetua)
    Sophie Daneman (soprano) / Arnaud Mazrzorati (bass)
    Le Concert Spirituel
    Directed by Hervé Niquet
    MBF 1107
    Disc 7 Track 24
    Track 19
    Michel Richard de Lalande – Confitebor tibi Domine (Intellectus bonus; Gloria)
    Choir & Orchestra Les Arts Florissants
    Conducted by William Christie
    HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 901351
    Tracks 31-32
    Jean-Henry D’Anglebert – Pieces in D major (Chaconne de Galatée)
    Christophe Rousset (harpsichord)
    DECCA 458 588-2
    Disc 2 Track 27
    Marc-Antoine Charpentier – Les Plaisirs de Versailles (Overture)
    ERATO 0630 14774-2
    Track 1
    Lully – Reprise de la Marche pour la cérémonie des Turcs
    Capriccio Stravagante Orchestra
    Directed by Skip Sempe
    ALPHA 016
    Track 10
    Francois Couperin – Deuxième Concert Royal (Air tendre)
    Musica Florea
    Directed by Marek Stryncl
    MPF 1107
    CD 5 Track 9
    André Philidor l’ainé – La Chasse
    La Simphonie du Marais
    Directed by Hugo Reyne
    VIRGIN VERITAS 7243 561778-2
    Tracks 32-34
    Michel Richard de Lalande – Concert de trompettes pour les Festes sur le canal de Versailles (1st Air)
    Michel Richard de Lalande – La grande pièce royale S.161
    Ex Cathedra
    Conducted by Jeffrey Skidmore
    HYPERION CDA 67325
    Track 21
    Marin Marais - Sarabande
    Jay Bernfeld & Arianne Maurette (bass viol) / Skip Sempe (harpsichord)
    Robert de Visee – Suite in D minor (Sarabande)
    Nigel North (guitar)
    AMON RA SAR 18
    Side 1 Track 5
    EMS  20080316 2/2.
    Stabat Mater: Catherine Bott presents excerpts from settings of the Stabat mater dolorosa by Josquin Desprez, Pergolesi and Scarlatti.
    EMS  20080324 2/2.
    Stabat Mater: Catherine Bott presents excerpts from settings of the Stabat mater dolorosa by Josquin Desprez, Pergolesi and Scarlatti.
    EMS The Duke Of Chandos2008032920120929Catherine Bott tracks the amazing rise and fall of the one-time patron of Handel, James Brydges, who, in ten short years, amassed great wealth and a palatial mansion with a thirty piece orchestra, only to descend from these dizzy heights just as quickly.
    EMS Inspiring Lutenists2008040520140112Lucie Skeaping talks to lutenist Elizabeth Kenny about two of the performers who most inspired her: Robert Spencer and Nigel North. Music is taken from recordings by both performers, including works by composers such as John Dowland and J.S Bach.
    (Photo: Richard Haughton).
    EMS Acis And Galatea2008041320120901Lucie Skeaping looks in detail at one of Handel's most popular and enduring works: Acis & Galatea. With extracts from recordings by Trevor Pinnock, John Eliot Gardiner and Adrian Boult, among others.
    Lucie Skeaping explores Acis and Galatea, one of Handel's most popular works.
    EMS Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor2008041320121021Charles V was undoubtedly the most powerful man in 16th Century Europe. He was also a notable patron of the arts, employing such musical luminaries as Pierre de la Rue, Thomas Crecquillon and Nicholas Gombert. In this programme, Catherine Bott traces his life through the music which he would have heard and with which he surrounded himself.
    EMS Antonio Caldara2008042020121124Catherine Bott presents a programme looking into the life and music of the Venetian born Baroque composer, Antonio Caldara.
    EMS  20080519 Andrew Manze charts the life and career of the 18th-century Italian violinist and composer Francesco Maria Veracini.
    Performers include Bergen Barokk, John Holloway, Capriccio Stravagante and Musica Antiqua Koln.
    EMS  20080608 Catherine Bott introduces a programme of baroque music performed by violinist Jennifer Pike and the Manchester Camerata, under conductor Nicholas Kraemer.
    Vivaldi's The Four Seasons is the main work in a performance shaped by the text of Vivaldi's poems that prompted this famous set of concertos.
    EMS  20080609 Catherine Bott traces the development of the violin concerto in Italy, with violinist Elizabeth Wallfisch.
    Music includes works by Legrenzi, Torelli, Taglietti and Locatelli.
    EMS  20080615 Lucie Skeaping presents a programme which looks at the years Heinrich Schutz spent in Venice and Dresden.
    The music includes some of his earliest work and a set of madrigals as well as excerpts from the Psalmen David and the 1625 Cantiones Sacrae.
    EMS  20080616 Catherine Bott introduces a programme of baroque music performed by violinist Jennifer Pike and the Manchester Camerata, under conductor Nicholas Kraemer.
    Vivaldi's The Four Seasons is the main work in a performance shaped by the text of Vivaldi's poems that prompted this famous set of concertos.
    EMS  2008062120080629To celebrate the King's Singers' 40th anniversary, guest presenter Robert Hollingworth is joined by one of the founder baritones of the group, Simon Carrington, and two current members David Hurley and Christopher Gabbitas.
    They look back at the 16th and 17th century repertoire covered by the King's Singers since they formed in 1968, and talk about their approach to performing sacred and secular music from this time.
    EMS  20080623 Lucie Skeaping presents a programme which looks at the years Heinrich Schutz spent in Venice and Dresden.
    The music includes some of his earliest work and a set of madrigals as well as excerpts from the Psalmen David and the 1625 Cantiones Sacrae.
    EMS  20080628 Lucie Skeaping talks to musicologist Ian Gammie about the life and travels of Charles Burney, an 18th-century music-writer and teacher who knew the great musical figures of his day.
    EMS Charles Burney's German Journey2008062920121125In July 1772 Dr Charles Burney set off on his second European journey to gather information for his proposed mighty publication of A History of Music. Lucie Skeaping interviews musician and publisher Ian Gammie about Burney's musical perambulations through Germany and The Netherlands, and chooses music by some of the composers he met along the way, including Gluck, Hasse and Quantz.
    Lucie Skeaping interviews musician and publisher Ian Gammie about Dr Charles Burney's musical perambulations through Germany and The Netherlands in the 1770s, as he sought to gather information for his proposed publication of A History of Music on his second European journey.
    With music by some of the composers he met along the way, including Gluck, Hasse and Quantz.
    EMS Charles Burney's German Journey2008062920140525In July 1772 Dr Charles Burney set off on his second European journey to gather information for his proposed mighty publication of A History of Music. Lucie Skeaping interviews musician and publisher Ian Gammie about Burney's musical perambulations through Germany and The Netherlands, and chooses music by some of the composers he met along the way, including Gluck, Hasse and Quantz.
    EMS  2008070520090614Catherine Bott talks about some of the composers who worked at the court of the colourful Christian IV of Denmark.
    The music includes works by imports to the court including Dowland, Bertolusi and Schutz, but also homegrown composers such as Hans Nielsen, Mogens Pederson and Soren Terkelsen.
    Playlist:
    Dowland: The King of Denmark's Galiard
    Fretwork
    Virgin Classics VC5450052, Tr 11
    Morgens Pederson: La mia cruda Brunetta
    Segue:
    Hans Nielsen: T'amo, mia vita
    Melchior Borchgrevinck: Baci amorosi e cari
    The Consort of Musicke
    Anthony Rooley (director)
    BIS CD 392, Trs 1, 8, 14, 17
    Vincenzo Bertolusi: Ego flos campi
    The Hilliard Ensemble
    Paul Hillier (director)
    BIS CD 389, Tr 9
    Johann Lorentz: Praeludium in D minor
    Gustav Leonhardt
    Played on Raphaelis organ in Roskilde Cathedral, Denmark
    Sony Classical SK 53371, Tr 1
    Dowland: Lachrimae Antiqua
    Virgin Classics VC5450052, Tr 1
    Melchior Schildt: Paduana Lachrymae
    Lars Ulrik Mortensen (harpsichord)
    BIS CD 391, Tr 12
    Pederson: Kyrie and Gloria from Mass (Pratum Spirituale)
    BIS CD 389, Trs 1, 2
    Hume: The Kings of Denmark's Health
    Consortium Hafniense
    Danacord DACOCD 307, Tr 17
    Robinson: The Spanish Pavan
    Christopher Wilson (lute)
    Virgin Classics VC7912162, Tr 17
    Dowland: A shepherd in a shade
    Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor)
    Jakob Lindberg (lute)
    Voigtlander: Al ser guten Bescheid von seiner Damen empfangen
    Terkelsen: Druckenskabs oc Vinens saelsomme Virckelse (drinking song)
    Ulrik Cold
    Lars Ulrik Mortensen (conductor)
    BIS CD 391, Trs 8, 5, 18
    Schutz: Freuet euch Herren a 5, SWV367 (Symphoniae Sacrae)
    Musica Fiata
    La Capella Ducale
    Roland Wilson (conductor)
    Sony Classical S2K68261 CD 1, Tr 1.
    Catherine Bott looks at composers who worked at the court of Christian IV of Denmark.
    Catherine Bott presents a look at some of the composers who worked at the court of the colourful Christian IV of Denmark.
    EMS The Danish Court Of Christian Iv2008070520121229Catherine Bott talks about some of the composers who worked at the court of the colourful Christian IV of Denmark. The music includes works by imports to the court including Dowland, Bertolusi and Schutz, but also homegrown composers such as Hans Nielsen, Mogens Pederson and Soren Terkelsen.
    EMS  20080706 Lucie Skeaping focuses on a fascinating collection of 17th century German instrumental music known as Das Partiturbuch Ludwig.
    Assembled by Jacob Ludwig as a birthday present for his patron Duke August of Gotha, the collection features composers from all over Germany, including Antonio Bertali, Johann Nicolai, Johann Schmelzer, Adam Drese, Samuel Capricornus and Nathanael Schnittelbach.
    Lucie Skeaping presents a live edition of the programme from the National Centre for Early Music in York from this year's York Early Music Festival.
    Lucie welcomes some of the performers taking part in the Festival, including Rachel Podger, Robin Blaze and the winners of last year's Young Artists Competition, Le Jardin Secret.
    EMS  20080713 Catherine Bott presents a look at some of the composers who worked at the court of the colourful Christian IV of Denmark.
    The music includes works by imports to the court including Dowland, Bertolusi and Schutz, but also homegrown composers such as Hans Nielsen, Mogens Pederson and Soren Terkelsen.
    EMS  2008072020080728Lucie Skeaping traces the schoolboy years of one of England's greatest composers, Henry Purcell, looking at how he came under the influence of several different composers and church musicians, who were to shape his musical future.
    Purcell's birth coincided with a hugely turbulent time in English political history and while there are no baptismal records, it is likely that he was born in a house just a few hundred yards from Westminster Abbey, the place were he would eventually make much of his career and reputation.
    EMS Purcell's Schooldays2008072020140209The birth of Henry Purcell coincided with a hugely turbulent time in English political history, and went almost completely unnoticed. There are no baptismal records and we're not absolutely sure who his parents were, although it's likely that he was born in a house just a few hundred yards from Westminster Abbey, the place were he would eventually make much of his career and reputation. During his early years, the young Purcell came under the influence of several composers and church musicians, who were to shape his musical future. Lucie Skeaping traces the schoolboy years of the man who would grow to be England's greatest composer.
    EMS  20080809 Lucie Skeaping delves into the riddles that lie behind Bach's late great masterpiece the Art of Fugue.
    Considered to be the definitive exploration of musical counterpoint, there are still many mysteries about the work that remain unsettled to this day.
    Bach: Contrapunctus I (version for 2 harpsichords) (Art of Fugue)
    Ton Koopman
    ERATO 4509-96387-2 - Tr 1
    Bach: Contrapunctus 3 and 4 (Art of Fugue)
    Joanna MacGregor
    COLLINS CLASSICS 70432 (2) - Trs 3 and 4
    Bach: Contrapunctus 8 (Art of Fugue)
    Gustav Leonhardt
    DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI GD77013 - Disc 1 Tr 8
    Bach: Contrapunctus 9 (Art of Fugue)
    Hesperion XX
    Jordi Savall (director)
    ASTREE E8522 - Tr 20
    Bach: Contrapunctus 10 (Art of Fugue)
    Julliard String Quartet
    SONY CLASSICAL S2K45937 - Tr 10
    Bach: Contrapunctus 13 a 3 inversus/ a 3 rectus (Art of Fugue)
    Charles Rosen
    SONY CLASSICAL SB2K63231 - Disc 2 Trs 12 and 13
    Bach: Contrapunctus 14 (unfinished) (Art of Fugue)
    Glenn Gould
    SONY CLASSICAL SMK52595 - Tr 16
    Bach: Organ Prelude Vor deinen Thron tret ich, BWV 686
    Teldec 4509944592 - Disc 1, Tr 18.
    EMS  20080810 Lucie Skeaping explores the troubled life of British composer Dr John Bull and his music.
    He had more than his fair share of difficulties throughout his life: he was blighted by poverty, dismissed from at least three jobs, a victim of highway robbery, robbed by pirates and involved in a scandal which led to a self-imposed exile from his homeland.
    Lucie Skeaping talks to musicologist Ian Gammie about the life and travels of the inimitable Charles Burney.
    The 18th century music-writer, teacher, organist and composer was well known for having opinions on just about everything and, during his extensive travels through Europe, he met some of the great musical luminaries of his day, including Padre Martini, Scarlatti and even the young Mozart.
    Gretry: Overture: L'amitie a l'epreuve
    Orchestre de Bretagne
    Stefan Sanderling (conductor)
    ASV CD DCA 1095 - Tr 12
    Palestrina: Exsultate Deo
    Choir of St John's College, Cambridge
    George Guest (director)
    MERIDIAN CDA 84163 - Tr 3
    Piccinni: Venga pur: che bel piacere (Le donne vindicate)
    Sylva Pozzer, Giuliana Castellani (soprano)
    Vincenzo di Donato (tenor)
    Mauro Buda (baritone)
    I Barocchisti
    Diego Fasolis (conductor)
    CHANDOS CHAN 0705 - Disc 2 Tr 15
    Allegri: Miserere
    A Sei Voci
    Bernard Fabre-Garrus (director)
    ASTREE AUVIDIS E 8524 - Tr 1
    Scarlatti: Il Nerone
    Elizabeth Scholl (soprano)
    Modo Antiquo
    Federico Maria Sardelli (director)
    CPO 777 141-2 - Trs 18-24
    Girolamo Montesardo: Scherzo di Ninfe
    Mathieu Abelli (tenor)
    Fuoco e Cenere
    Jay Bernfeld (director)
    ARION ARN 68730 - Tr 5.
    EMS  20080811 Lucie Skeaping interviews musician and publisher Ian Gammie about Dr Charles Burney's musical perambulations through Germany and The Netherlands in the 1770s, as he sought to gather information for his proposed publication of A History of Music on his second European journey.
    With music by some of the composers he met along the way, including Gluck, Hasse and Quantz.
    Handel: See The Conquering Hero Comes (excerpt)
    Adrian Gebruers (The Carillon of St John's Kirk, Perth)
    SAYDISC CD SDL 429 - Tr 15
    Johann Stamitz: Concerto for viola and orchestra in G (1st mvt)
    Jan Peruska (viola)
    Prague Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra
    Jiri Belohlavek (conductor)
    PANTON 81 1422-2 131 - Tr 4
    Abel: Sonata in G for viola da gamba
    Susanne Heinrich (viola da gamba)
    HYPERION CDA 67628 - Trs 11-14
    Gluck: Par un pere cruel (Iphigenie en Aulide)
    Ann Sophie von Otter (Clytemnestre)
    Orchestre de L'Opera de Lyon
    John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)
    ERATO 2292 45003-2 - CD2 Tr 5
    Haydn: String Quartet in A minor, H III 36 (2nd mvt)
    Hagen Quartet
    DG 439 920-2 - CD 2 Track 10
    Hasse: Digli che io son fedele (Cleofide)
    Emma Kirkby (Cleofide)
    Capella Coloniensis
    William Christie (conductor)
    CAPRICCIO 10 193 - CD3 Tr 2
    Quantz: Concerto in A, No 256 (3rd mvt)
    Rachel Brown (flute)
    The Brandenburg Consort
    Roy Goodman (director)
    HYPERION CDA 66927 - Tr 3
    CPE Bach: Keyboard Sonata in G, Wq 62 No 2
    Miklos Spanyi (clavichord)
    BIS CD 963 - Trs 4-6.
    EMS Composer Portrait: Torelli2008081720130414Catherine Bott presents a programme of music by the 17th century Italian composer and virtuoso violinist, Giuseppe Torelli. Most famous for his trumpet concertos, Torelli also wrote many wonderful pieces for his own instrument and was at the forefront of the early development of the Concerto Grosso.
    Lucie Skeaping delves into the riddles that lie behind Bach's late great masterpiece the Art of Fugue.
    Considered to be the definitive exploration of musical counterpoint, there are still many mysteries about the work that remain unsettled to this day.
    Bach: Contrapunctus I (version for 2 harpsichords) (Art of Fugue)
    Ton Koopman
    ERATO 4509-96387-2 - Tr 1
    Bach: Contrapunctus 3 and 4 (Art of Fugue)
    Joanna MacGregor
    COLLINS CLASSICS 70432 (2) - Trs 3 and 4
    Bach: Contrapunctus 8 (Art of Fugue)
    Gustav Leonhardt
    DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI GD77013 - Disc 1 Tr 8
    Bach: Contrapunctus 9 (Art of Fugue)
    Hesperion XX
    Jordi Savall (director)
    ASTREE E8522 - Tr 20
    Bach: Contrapunctus 10 (Art of Fugue)
    Julliard String Quartet
    SONY CLASSICAL S2K45937 - Tr 10
    Bach: Contrapunctus 13 a 3 inversus/ a 3 rectus (Art of Fugue)
    Charles Rosen
    SONY CLASSICAL SB2K63231 - Disc 2 Trs 12 and 13
    Bach: Contrapunctus 14 (unfinished) (Art of Fugue)
    Glenn Gould
    SONY CLASSICAL SMK52595 - Tr 16
    Bach: Organ Prelude Vor deinen Thron tret ich, BWV 686
    Teldec 4509944592 - Disc 1, Tr 18
    EMS  20080818 Lucie Skeaping explores the troubled life of British composer Dr John Bull and his music.
    He had more than his fair share of difficulties throughout his life: he was blighted by poverty, dismissed from at least three jobs, a victim of highway robbery, robbed by pirates and involved in a scandal which led to a self-imposed exile from his homeland.
    EMS  20080830 Curtals, Dulcians, Fagotts and Bassoons
    Lucie Skeaping looks at how the bassoon developed from its forerunner - the curtal, dulcian or bajon, with the help of experts Maggie Kilbey and Andrew Watts.
    The programme includes music by Schutz, Salazar, Bertoli, Padilla, Handel, Vivaldi and Telemann.
    EMS Curtals, Dulcians, Fagotts And Bassoons2008083020140824Curtels, Dulcians, Fagots and Bassoons
    Lucie Skeaping looks at how the bassoon developed from its forerunner - the curtel, dulcian or bajon, with the help of experts Maggie Kilbey and Andrew Watts. The programme includes music by Schütz, Salazar, Bertoli, Padilla, Handel, Vivaldi and Telemann.
    Producer: Les Pratt
    BBC Manchester
    Playlist:
    Vivaldi – Concerto for bassoon in A minor RV.499
    Tamás Benkócs (bassoon)
    Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
    Conducted by Béla Drahos
    NAXOS 8.557829
    Track 12
    Giovanni Antonio Bertoli – Sonata prima per fagotto solo
    Paolo Tognon (bassoon)
    SCIUT SOL SCDS 1001
    Track 2
    Biagio Marini – Sonata ottava per doi fagotti Op.8
    Paolo Tognon & Stefano Somalvico Berquier (bassoons)
    NALESSO RECORDS NR 007
    Track 1
    Schütz – Invenerunt me custodes civitatis (Sinfoniae Sacrae Op.6)
    Concerto Palatino
    ACCENT ACC 9178
    Disc 1 Track 9
    Juan Garcia de Salazar – Veni, sponsa Christi (Complete Vespers of Our Lady)
    Capilla Peñaflorida / Ministriles de Marsias
    Directed by Josep Cabré
    NAXOS 8.555907
    Track 20
    Juan Gutierrez de Padilla – Xácara: A la xácara xacarilla (excerpt)
    The Harp Consort
    Directed by Andrew Lawrence-King
    HARMONIA MUNDI HMX 2907293
    Track 7
    Antonio Bertali – Sonata for 2 violins and bassoon in G major
    Ensemble Echo du Danube
    Directed by Christian Zincke
    NAXOS 8.557679
    Track 8
    J.S. Bach – B Minor Mass (Quoniam tu solus sanctus)
    Hanno Müller-Brachmann
    Collegium Vocale Ghent
    Conducted by Philippe Herreweghe
    HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 901614-15
    CD1 Track 11
    Handel – Saul (“Infernal spirits; Why hast thou forced me”)
    Philip Salmon (witch) / Richard Savage (Samuel)
    English Baroque Soloists
    Conducted by John Eliot Gardiner
    PHILIPS 426 265-2
    CD 3 Tracks 2-3
    Rameau – Les Indes Galantes (Prologue: Menuet 2)
    Les arts Florissants
    Conducted by William Christie
    HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 901367.69
    CD1 Track 6
    Devienne – Sonata for bassoon & continuo Op.24 No.4 (3rd movement)
    Danny Bond (bassoon)
    Richte van der Meer (cello) / Robert Kohnen (harpsichord)
    ACCENT ACC 9290 D
     
    EMS  2008083120090405Catherine Bott explores Rameau's opera Hippolyte et Aricie.
    All music taken from a CD recording of Hippolyte et Aricie
    Label: Erato 063015517-2
    Act I scenes 4-6
    Princesse, ce grand jour; Bruit de Trompettes et choeur ‘Dieux vengeurs'; Ne vous alarmez pas d'un projet tmraire; Quoi! La terre et le ciel contre moi sont arms!
    Phèdre, Lorraine Hunt, soprano
    Aricia, Anna Maria Panzarella, soprano
    Diane, Eirian James, mezzo
    & Chorus
    Les Arts Florissants
    William Christie, director
    CD 1 Tracks 17 – 20 incl.
    Act II scene 1
    Laisse-moi respirer
    These, Laurent Naouri, bass
    Tisiphone, François Piolino, tenor
    CD 2 Track 1
    Act II scene 3
    Qu' a server mon courroux
    Pluton, Nathan Berg, bass
    Chorus
    CD 2 Track 3
    Act II scene 5
    Vous, qui de l'avenir percez la nuit profonde
    Pluton, trio of 3 fates:
    Christopher Josey, tenor; Matthieu Lcroart, baritone; Bertand Bontoux, bass
    CD 2 Track 10
    Act III scenes 3 – 5
    Duo ‘Ma fureur va tout entreprendre' Rcitatif ‘Mais, pour l'objet de mon amour'; Que vois-je? ; Sur qui doit tomber ma colère?
    Phèdre, Lorraine Hunt
    Hippolyte, Mark Padmore
    Thse, Laurent Naouri
    CD 2 Tracks 14 – 16 incl.
    Act III scene 9
    Quels biens!
    CD 2 Track 22
    Act IV from scenes 3 & 4
    Bruit de la Mer et Vents ‘Quel bruit! quels vents!; Quelle plainte en ces lieux m'appelle?
    Choir
    Aricie, Anna_Marai Panzarella
    CD 3 Tracks 8 & 9
    Act V scenes 1 & 2
    Grands dieux! De quells remords je me sens dchir; Arrête! ; Je ne te verrais plus.
    Neptune, Nathan Berg
    CD 3 Tracks 10 – 12 incl
    Act V from final scene:
    Rossignols amoureux
    Shepherdess aria
    Shepherdess: Patricia Petibon
    CD 3 Track 21
    Act V from final scene (Extract):
    Que tout soit heureux
    CD 3 Track 23
    When first in production in 1733, the opera was considered controversial and revolutionary, but is now thought to be one of the composer's finest achievements.
    EMS  20080907 Lucie Skeaping introduces a programme of music written in celebration of Queen Elizabeth I, who was born 475 years ago.
    EMS  20080908 Catherine Bott explores Rameau's opera Hippolyte et Aricie.
    When first in production in 1733, the opera was considered controversial and revolutionary, but is now thought to be one of the composer's finest achievements.
    EMS  2008091320090516Lucie Skeaping presents a programme which focuses on the turbulent lives and the music of three composers from the same 18th century family - the Stamitzes.
    Bohemian-born Joseph Stamitz made a name for himself as the music director at the Dresden court in Germany, and was famous for nurturing what was arguably the best, most stylish orchestra in Europe at that time.
    He died, tragically young, but left two equally talented sons, Carl and Anton, who both rose to stardom as performers and composers, taking pre-Revolutionary Paris by storm.
    The brothers were both plagued by poor financial acumen, so their success was relatively shortlived.
    Anton died in a Parisian asylum, and Carl spent the most part of his life as a travelling virtuoso, trying his best to make ends meet.
    There's a wonderful legacy of compositions, though, including some excellent symphonies which are among the most influential of the time.
    Playlist:
    Johann Stamitz: Concerto for organ and orchestra no.
    1 in C major: Allegro assai
    Alena Vesela (organ)
    Dvorak Chamber Orchestra
    Vladimir Valek, conductor
    SUPRAPHON SU 3094 2 011
    Track 3
    Johann Stamitz: Concerto for flute and orchestra in C major: Prestissimo
    Jean-Pierre Rampal (flute)
    Chamber Orchestra of Jean-Francois Paillard
    Jean-Francois Paillard
    PANTON 81 1422 2 131
    Track 9
    Carl Stamitz: Octet for no.
    2 in B flat major
    Consortium Classicum
    CPO 999 081 2
    Tracks 17-19
    Anton Stamitz: Concerto for viola and orchestra in B minor: Romance
    Jan Peruska (viola)
    Prague Chamber Orchestra
    Jiri Belohlavek, conductor
    Track 8
    Carl Stamitz: Symphony in D major La Chasse"
    London Mozart Players
    Matthias Bamert, conductor
    CHANDOS 93 58
    Tracks 10-12
    Lucie Skeaping chooses music by three members of the Stamitz family."
    Lucie Skeaping explores the turbulent lives and music of three composers from the same 18th century family - the Stamitzes.
    Bohemian-born Joseph Stamitz made a name for himself as the music director at the Dresden court in Germany, and was famous for nurturing the Mannheim School, arguably the best, most stylish orchestra in Europe at that time.
    He died young, but left two equally talented sons, Carl and Anton, who both rose to stardom as performers and composers, taking pre-Revolutionary Paris by storm.
    They left a legacy of compositions, including symphonies which are considered to be among the most influential of the time.
    EMS  20080914 Lucie Skeaping presents highlights of the 2007 Flanders Festival, which focused on French music from the middle ages until 1600.
    The concerts feature works by Antoine Brumel, Robert Ballard, Jean de la Ceppede, Pierre Guedron, Giovanni Paladino and Johannes Prioris.
    Performers for these pieces incude Ensemble Clement Janequin, Capilla Flamenca, Oltremontano, Ensemble Faenza, Les Sacqueboutiers de Toulouse and lutenist Paul O'Dette.
    Ich bin ein Hamburger
    Catherine Bott presents music written by composers who lived in or were from the German city of Hamburg.
    Including works by Praetorius, Weckmann, Scheidemann, Conradi, Handel, Telemann and CPE Bach.
    EMS  20080915 Lucie Skeaping introduces a programme of music written in celebration of Queen Elizabeth I, who was born 475 years ago.
    EMS  20080920 Catherine Bott introduces a programme of Purcell anthems recorded at the Brinkburn Festival in Northumberland.
    Purcell wrote sacred music throughout his creative life and left a fantastic body of verse anthems for strings and voices, several of which were featured in a concert given by the Gabrieli Consort, directed by Paul McCreesh, at the 2008 Brinkburn Festival.
    Performed in the wonderful acoustic of Brinkburn Priory, the concert includes Purcell's popular O Sing Unto the Lord and Rejoice in the Lord Alway.
    EMS Domenico Zipoli2008092120121020was thought to have disappeared from European musical life just as he made his mark with the publication of his first work, the Sonate d'intavolatura per organo e cimbalo. Did his early promise fade and leave him resigned to a life of obscurity? Well, no. Scholars had known for a while that there was another Domenico Zipoli, active just after this time in Paraguay, but it wasn't until the 1950s that it was realised that the two composers were in fact one and the same.
    Zipoli had joined the Jesuit reductiones and gone to South America - music played a pivotal role in in the missions, fulfilling the Jesuits' aim of transmitting the idea of God to the natives. The music he composed there was thought to be lost, until at the beginning of the 1960s when a mass for three-part choir (without bass), soloists, two violins, organ and continuo was located, reading: "copied in Potossi, in the year 1784", that is 58 years after the composer's death. The fact that over half a century after Zipoli's death his works were still performed in Argentina and in Higher Peru clearly reflect his importance. Then, in 1972, 5000 pages of manuscript music were accidentally discovered in East Bolivia, among them a large number of complete works by Zipoli. They were being used as toilet paper in the bathroom of the church sacristy! Catherine Bott explores the life and music of this amazing man, wrongly thought to have disappeared from musical life as quickly as he had appeared.
    Catherine Bott explores the life and music of the composer Domenico Zipoli, a contemporary of Bach and Handel who seemed to disappear from European musical life just as he was making his mark.
    EMS  20081004 To mark the Orlando Consort's 20th anniversary, founder members Angus Smith and Donald Grieg talk to Catherine Bott about the ensemble's projects and repertoire.
    EMS  20081005 Catherine Bott examines the life and music of 17th-century composer Dr John Blow.
    Most famous as Henry Purcell's teacher, John Blow was a highly respected composer in his own right and is considered to be the finest composer of keyboard music from the Restoration period.
    Born in Newark on Trent, Blow was taken to London as a boy to sing in the newly reformed Royal Chapel Choir.
    When his voice broke, he turned his attention to the keyboard and soon gained a position at Westminster Abbey as well as a number of posts within the royal circle.
    Blow not only served King Charles II, but also wrote coronation anthems for James II, William and Mary, and Queen Anne.
    His output also included a great deal of organ music, church services, secular songs and what is widely considered to be the first true English opera - Venus and Adonis.
    EMS  20081011 Lucie Skeaping considers the evidence concerning the inexplicable murder in October 1764 of Jean-Marie Leclair, one of the foremost French violinists and composers of his day.
    EMS  20081018 Catherine Bott presents highlights of an all Vivaldi-concert by Fabio Biondi and his ensemble Europa Galante given earlier this year as part of the Potsdam Sanssouci Music Festival and recorded by the European Broadcasting Union.
    The festival theme is Venice - musica serenissima, a survey of 500 years of musical life in the lagoon city.
    The programme includes a couple of arias sung by mezzo Marina de Liso and various concerti including the much-loved mandolin concerto played by Sonia Maurer.
    EMS  20081019 Lucie Skeaping presents highlights of a concert by the Choir of New College, Oxford, under its director Edward Higginbottom given earlier this year at the York Early Music Festival.
    Performed at St Michael le Belfry, a church near the Minster in York, the concert reflects the festival's theme of exile and includes works by Purcell, Matthew Locke and Francois Couperin.
    There is also a look at a group of Italian musicians led by Innocenzo Fede, who worked at King James II's court at Whitehall.
    EMS  20081025 Catherine Bott presents the programme live from the Sallis Benney theatre at the University of Brighton, as part of this year's Brighton Early Music Festival, which focuses on early and traditional music from the British Isles and Ireland.
    With artistic director Deborah Roberts discussing the 2008 events calendar, plus live music from Welsh harpist Gwenan Gibbard, Irish singer Roisin Elsafty with celtic harpist Siobhan Armstrong, and Scottish fiddler Hilary Michael, as well as medieval English songs from Clare Norburn and Joy Smith.
    EMS  20081026 Catherine Bott presents a live programme from the Sallis Benney Theatre at the University of Brighton, as part of this year's Brighton Early Music Festival.
    With celebrated countertenor James Bowman singing live, with harpsichordist David McGuinness, and in conversation about the highlights of his career and the changing face of the early music scene.
    EMS  20081101 Lucie Skeaping visits Notre Dame where she meets Benjamin Bagby and Katarina Livljanic, both performers and directors of medieval music ensembles as well as lecturers in director of medieval music performance practice at the Sorbonne, Paris.
    They talk about some of the composers of the medieval period and how they influenced the development of Western music.
    Katerina and Benjamin also take Lucie to the Left Bank to discover how the Sorbonne evolved from the group of colleges, and into the Sorbonne itself, now a vibrant urban centre.
    The music includes works by Leonin and Perotin, and also examples of the earliest motets and the conductus form.
    EMS  20081108 Catherine Bott visits the Renaissance Faces exhibition at the National Gallery, and with the guidance of Duncan Bull from the Rijksmuseum and David Fallows from Manchester University, examines the first known portrait of a professional musician.
    A diptych by Piero di Cosimo, it depicted the leading Florentine Renaissance architect Guiliano da Sangallo and his musician father Francesco Giamberti da Sangallo.
    They also discuss the parallel between architecture and music and illustrate their talk with music written in Florence by Dufay, Heinrich Isaac and Agricola.
    EMS  2008110920090621We all know what is now called a Symphony, but the term has had many varied uses.
    Lucie Skeaping tracks down the origins of the Symphonie and encounters medieval Hurdy-Gurdys, Spinets and Virginals, a tale that the Dulcimer is as old as the bible and a royal wedding, not to mention a whole host of overtures, interludes, sonatas, canzonas and concertos.
    With Lucie Skeaping.
    Including:
    Wagenseil: Symphony in C major, WV351
    L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra
    Michi Gaigg (conductor)
    CPO 999 450-2
    Track 7-9
    Edi be thu, heven-queenë
    Sequentia (with Symphonia: Hurdy Gurdy (12th C))
    Deutsche Harmonia Mundi GD 77019
    Track 3
    Farnaby: The old Spagnoletta
    Martha Gmunder (Spinet)
    EMI CDM7631442
    Track 13
    Segue
    Bull: Galliard [d]
    Gary Cooper (Virginals)
    Dervorguilla DRVCD106
    Track 20
    Devil's Dream (tune from Playford's Dancing Master)
    Jim Couza (Dulcimer)
    SAYDISC CDSDL335
    Track 8
    Malvezzi: Sinfonia a 5 from Intermedio II for La Pelegrina
    Taverner Consort/ Andrew Parrott
    EMI CDC7479982
    Track 7
    Gabrieli: Surrexit Christus a 11 from Symphonie Sacrae II
    The Taverner Choir/ London Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble/ Andrew Parrott
    OISEAU LYRE 4368602
    Viadana: La Romana from Sinfonia Musicali, Op 18
    Symposium Musicum Pragense
    KOCH 3-1620-2
    Track 1
    Scarlatti: Sinfonia from Griselda
    Akademie für Alte Musik, Berlin/ Ren Jacobs
    Harmonia Mundi HMC 801805.07
    Torelli: Sinfonia
    Sandro Verzari/ Ensemble Seicentonovecento (dir.
    Flavio Colusso)
    BONGIOVANNI GB1000082
    Tracks 14-16
    Stamitz: Sinfonia Pastorale in D, Op.4 No.2
    Northern Chamber Orchestra/ Nicholas Ward
    NAXOS 8.554447
    Tracks 9-12
    Haydn: Symphony 18 (3rd movement)
    The Hanover Band/ Roy Goodman
    Hyperion CDA 66533
    Track 6
    Exploring the history of the Symphonie
    Lucie Skeaping uncovers the origins of the symphony, encountering medieval hurdy-gurdies, spinets and virginals, a tale suggesting that the dulcimer is as old as the Bible, and a royal wedding as well as overtures, interludes, sonatas, canzonas and concertos.
    EMS  2008110920100214Exploring the history of the Symphonie
    We all know what is now called a Symphony, but the term has had many varied uses.
    Lucie Skeaping tracks down the origins of the Symphonie and encounters medieval Hurdy-Gurdys, Spinets and Virginals, a tale that the Dulcimer is as old as the bible and a royal wedding, not to mention a whole host of overtures, interludes, sonatas, canzonas and concertos.
    With Lucie Skeaping.
    Including:
    Wagenseil: Symphony in C major, WV351
    L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra
    Michi Gaigg (conductor)
    CPO 999 450-2
    Track 7-9
    Edi be thu, heven-queenë
    Sequentia (with Symphonia: Hurdy Gurdy (12th C))
    Deutsche Harmonia Mundi GD 77019
    Track 3
    Farnaby: The old Spagnoletta
    Martha Gmunder (Spinet)
    EMI CDM7631442
    Track 13
    Segue
    Bull: Galliard [d]
    Gary Cooper (Virginals)
    Dervorguilla DRVCD106
    Track 20
    Devil’s Dream (tune from Playford’s Dancing Master)
    Jim Couza (Dulcimer)
    SAYDISC CDSDL335
    Track 8
    Malvezzi: Sinfonia a 5 from Intermedio II for La Pelegrina
    Taverner Consort/ Andrew Parrott
    EMI CDC7479982
    Track 7
    Gabrieli: Surrexit Christus a 11 from Symphonie Sacrae II
    The Taverner Choir/ London Cornett and Sackbutt Ensemble/ Andrew Parrott
    OISEAU LYRE 4368602
    Viadana: La Romana from Sinfonia Musicali, Op 18
    Symposium Musicum Pragense
    KOCH 3-1620-2
    Track 1
    Scarlatti: Sinfonia from Griselda
    Akademie für Alte Musik, Berlin/ René Jacobs
    Harmonia Mundi HMC 801805.07
    Torelli: Sinfonia
    Sandro Verzari/ Ensemble Seicentonovecento (dir.
    Flavio Colusso)
    BONGIOVANNI GB1000082
    Tracks 14-16
    Stamitz: Sinfonia Pastorale in D, Op.4 No.2
    Northern Chamber Orchestra/ Nicholas Ward
    NAXOS 8.554447
    Tracks 9-12
    Haydn: Symphony 18 (3rd movement)
    The Hanover Band/ Roy Goodman
    Hyperion CDA 66533
    Track 6
    EMS  2008111520100228Catherine Bott investigates the mysterious Muiderkring.
    Catherine Bott investigates the Muiderkring, a mysterious group consisting of the leading figures of cultural life in the Netherlands in the the 17th century, who supposedly met at the castle of Muiden near Amsterdam.
    Over four decades, its figurehead, the historian, poet and playwright Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft, was said to have entertained distinguished friends from the worlds of art, music and philosophy for debates and discussions on current affairs as well as poetry readings and making music.
    EMS The Muiderkring2008111520121111or Muider Circle was a group of contributors to the arts and sciences in the Dutch Golden Age of the 17th century, when Dutch trade, science and art was among the most important in the world. Chief among this group was the historian, poet and playwright Pieter Corneliszoon Hooft, who was appointed as Sheriff and Bailiff for the Gooiland, the area around Hilversum, in 1609, and was given a medieval moated castle to live in, the Muiderslot.
    Over the next four decades, he spent his summers there, entertaining house parties of distinguished friends from the worlds of art, music and philosophy. They discussed current affairs, read their poetry to each other, debated philosophical and moral issues and of course, made music.
    Hooft seems to have had impeccable taste and his guestlist reads like a who's who of the Dutch cultural elite: with the poets Caspar Barlaeus and Hooft's great friend Joost van den Vondel, the wealthy merchant and poet Pieter Roemers Visscher and Constantijn Huygens among the castlist.
    In today's Early Music Show, Catherine Bott investiges this mysterious cultural group.
    PLAYLIST:
    CAROLUS HACQUART Sonata X (from Harmonia Parnassia)
    Residentie Orchestra The Hague/Ton Koopman (conductor)
    Olympia OCD500
    Track 11
    P.C. HOOFT Rosemond, hoordij speelen noch singen?;
    Klaghte der Prinsesse van Oranjen: Schoon Prinsenoogh gewoon te flonkren
    Camerata Trajectina
    Globe GLO6026
    Tracks 13 & 16
    CONSTANTIJN HUYGENS Morte Dolce; Erravi, Domine
    Julia Gooding (soprano)
    Christopher Wilson (lute/theorbo)
    Metier METCD1051
    Tracks 7 & 22
    JAN PIETERSZOON SWEELINCK Variations on 'Mein junges Leben hat ein End' (On Small organ of the Oude Kirk)
    Matteo Imbruno
    Toccata Records TRR9907
    Track 5
    JACOB VAN EYCK Bockxvoetje;
    Questa dolce sirena (from Der Fluyten Lust-Hof)
    Marion Verbruggen (recorder)
    Harmonia Mundi HMX 2907350.51
    Tracks 1-2
    Segue
    BREDERO Goddinne die de naam.;
    VAN DEN VONDEL Vechtzangk, voor Joffrouw.
    Tracks 8 & 11
    CORNELIS SCHUYT from Dodeci Padovane et Altretante Gagliarde.
    Track 1-4
    ANON Gallarde Faraboscho
    Tracks 19.
    EMS  20081116 Lucie Skeaping presents a portrait of Italian composer Alessandro Stradella.
    Born in the 17th century into a noble family in Tuscany, he was a much-respected composer in his day and capitalised on his family connections with noble patrons.
    Although he seemed to have led a charmed life, it was also peppered with various scandals and ended tragically early at the age of 42 when he was stabbed by an assassin for reasons which are still not clear.
    The programme includes a selection of Stradella's music, including part of his oratorio San Giovanni Battista.
    EMS Dufay Weekend20081123 Lucie Skeaping introduces La Reverdie performing music by Dufay.
    Dufay Weekend
    Lucie Skeaping presents highlights of a concert given earlier this year at the Chapter House in York Minster as part of the York Early Music Festival.
    The concert was performed by La Reverdie, a five-piece vocal group founded by two pairs of Italian sisters, Claudia and Livia Caffagni and Elisabetta and Ella de Mirkovich, who specialise in bringing to life the vast and varied repertoire from the Middle Ages.
    Cornettist Doron David Sherwin is the fifth member of the group, who between them also play the lute, vielle, harp, rebec, percussion and recorder.
    The music traces Dufay's early Italian journeys as he visited some of Italy's cultural centres.
    EMS  20081129 Lucie Skeaping explores the painting of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome.
    To mark the 500th anniversary in 2008 of Michelangelo beginning his painting of the Sistine Chapel, Lucie Skeaping traces the lives of the artist and the chapel through music.
    EMS   20081130Catherine Bott talks to Adrian Chandler, violinist and director of the ensemble La Serenissima, about his recordings of some of Vivaldi's lesser-known concertos.
    Vivaldi wrote more than 500 of them, including many for his own instrument, the violin, along with some for larger and grander ensembles.
    Chandler has long been a champion of Vivaldi as a composer and is keen to demonstrate some of his less popular works in the concerto idiom.
    The programme includes complete performances of the Concerto for violin, two oboes, bassoon, two horns and timpani, RV 562a, and the Violin Concerto in F, RV 292.
    EMS The King's Singers 20081214were founded in 1968, and so to celebrate their 40th anniversary, Robert Hollingworth guest presents a programme focussing on the large amount of 16th and 17th century repertoire covered by the group.
    Robert hosts a round the table chat and welcomes founder baritone Simon Carrington, who is now Professor of Choral Conducting at Yale University, and two current members of the group, the counter-tenor David Hurley and baritone Christopher Gabbitas.
    They chat about the early influences of the group in this repertoire and how approaches to this music have changed over the King's Singers 40 years.
    Music in the programme includes works by Lassus and Josquin, and an early recording from 1973 of Janequin's La Guerre, plus music from a recent recording of Tenebrae Responsories by Gesualdo.
    PLAYLIST:
    T.
    Morley: Now is the month of maying
  • alastair thompson (tenor)
  • anthony holt & simon carrington (baritones)
  • anthony holt (baritone)
  • bill ives (tenor)
  • bmg classics 09026 61814 2
  • brian kay (bass)
  • bruce russell & simon carrington (baritones)
  • colin mason (bass)
  • david hurley & alastair hume (countertenors)
  • david hurley & robin tyson (countertenors)
  • david hurley, robin tyson (countertenors)
  • emi cd-emx 2129
  • emi classics 7243 5 85714 2 4
  • emi classics cdc 7 54191 2
  • jeremy jackman & alastair hume (countertenors)
  • lp emi cds 3740
  • lp emi lc 0233
  • nigel perrin & alastair hume (counter tenors)
  • nigel perrin & alastair hume (countertenors)
  • paul pheonix, (tenor)
  • paul phoenix (tenor)
  • philip lawson & christopher gabbitas (baritones)
  • philip lawson & gabriel crouch (baritones)
  • philip lawson, christopher gabbitas (baritones)
  • robert chilcott (tenor)
  • sarband / the king's singers:
  • side 1 band 1
    willaert: qual dolcezza giamai
  • side 1 band 9
    janequin: la guerre
  • signum classics sigcd 065
  • signum classics sigcd 119
  • signum records sigcd 048
  • signum sigcd 071
  • simon carrington & brian kay (basses)
  • stephen connolly (bass)
  • the consort of musicke, director anthony rooley
  • the king's singers:
  • track 12
  • track 16
    tallis: spem in alium (excerpt)
  • track 1
    gesualdo: tristis est anima mea from responsories from 1st nocturn
  • track 1
    josquin desprez: allegez moy
  • track 31
    lassus: la nuit froide et sombre
  • track 3
    sebastián de vivanco: versa est in luctum
  • track 5
    salamone rossi hebreo: psalm 128
  • track 9
    senfl: ach elslein, liebes elselein
  • EMS 15th-century English Composer Nicholas Ludford20081227 Lucie Skeaping explores the music of the 15th-century English composer Nicholas Ludford.
    Lucie Skeaping talks to conductor Andrew Carwood about the music of the 15th-century English composer Nicholas Ludford.
    Often seen as bridging the gap between two more famous composers, Robert Fayrfax and John Taverner, he has been described by musicologist David Skinner as one of the last unsung geniuses of Tudor polyphony.
    Music featured is taken from some of Ludford's festal mass settings and includes a performance of his motet Domine Jesu Christe.
    The recordings were made especially for the programme by the BBC Singers conducted by Andrew Carwood.
    Ludford: Ave cuius conception (extract)
  • (bbc recording)
  • (bbc recording)
    ludford: agnus dei from lady mass (feria iii)
  • (bbc recording)
    ludford: gloria from missa videte miraculum
  • (bbc recording)
    ludford: kyrie from lady mass (feria iii)
  • (bbc recording)
    ludford: sanctus/benedictus from missa christi virgo
  • (bbc recording)
    segue to:
    ludford: credo from lady mass (feria iii)
  • asv cd gau 131
  • conducted by andrew carwood
  • the bbc singers
  • the cardinall's musick
  • track 12
    ludford: domine jesu christe
  • EMS Highlights From The 2008 Gottingen Handel Festival20081228 Lucie Skeaping presents highlights from the 2008 Gottingen Handel Festival in Germany.
    Lucie Skeaping presents highlights from the 2008 Gottingen Handel Festival in Germany, featuring music by John Dowland, William Lawes, John Jenkins, Giles Farnabye, William Byrd and Thomas Arne.
    Performances include countertenor Michael Chance with the ensemble Fretwork, English dances from Andrew Lawrence-King's Harp Consort and Emma Kirkby with London Baroque.
    Dowland: Mr Nicholas Griffiths' Gaillard
  • emma kirkby (soprano)
  • fretwork
    arne: four shakespeare songs
  • fretwork
    byrd: prelude and ground; rejoice unto the lord
  • fretwork
    jenkins: fancy and ayre in g minor
  • fretwork
    segue to:
    byrd: rejoice unto the lord
  • london baroque
  • london baroque
    farnabye: farnabye's humours
  • michael chance (countertenor)
  • the harp consort
  • directed by.... - - - - andrew lawrence-king
    lawes: pavan for the harp consort
  • directed by.... - - - - lawes: to pansies; on the lilies; to the sycamore
  • directed by.... - - - - morley: o grief, even on the bud
  • EMS  20090104 Catherine Bott ponders the question: What is Renaissance?
    Catherine Bott delves into her personal record collection as she tries to answer the weighty question: What is Renaissance with the aid of musical illustrations from Landini, Dufay, Josquin, Tallis and Gesualdo among others.
    Including:
    LANDINI Ecco la Primavera
  • a sei voci/bernard fabre-garrus (director)
  • alfred deller (countertenor)/the deller consort
  • alia vox avsa 9838
  • alla francesca
  • astree naÏve e 8809
  • asv cd gau 186
  • bbc manchester
  • bbc music vol 11 no.9
  • cd 1 track 2
    palestrina agnus dei ii from missa papae marcellae
  • cd 2 track 23
    ockeghem ma maistresse
  • collins classics 50092
  • concordia
  • gimell cdgim 203
  • harmonia mundi hmu 907398
  • hesperion xx
  • l'oiseau lyre 410 128-2
  • l'oiseau-lyre 452 557-2
  • musicians of the globe
  • opus ops 60 9206
  • orlando consort
  • philips 445 687-2
  • the clerks' group/edward wickham (director)
  • the consort of musicke/anthony rooley
  • the medieval ensemble of london
  • the sixteen/harry christophers (director)
  • the tallis scholars/Peter Phillips (director)
  • track 10
    claudin de sermisy changeons propos
  • track 14
    gesualdo dolcissima mia vita
  • track 15
    thomas morley it was a lover and his lass
  • track 20
    segue
    carlo verardi vive el gran re don fernando
  • track 2
    Thomas Tallis sancte deus
  • track 3
    josquin des pres kyrie from missa l'homme arm
  • track 4
    producer: Sam Phillips
  • track 5
    dowland flow my tears
  • track 7
    dufay vergene bella
  • track 9
    adrian willaert ricercar
  • vanguard classics 08 5071 71
  • EMS Henry Viii 20090104Music from Henry VIII's manuscript
    Henry VIII was one of the most remarkable and formidable English monarchs.
    The portrayal of Henry as a cantankerous despot has outshone the youthful Henry who was devoted to sports and arts.
    In his twenties and thirties, Henry penned several secular compositions, a variety of partsongs and consorts, 34 of which were compiled in the so-called Henry VIII manuscript".
    This manuscript also included works by several other musicians who passed through Henry's court, such as William Cornysh and Robert Fayrfax, and in today's programme Lucie Skeaping presents a selection of secular music from this manuscript.
    PLAYLIST:
    Anon: Greensleeves
  • amon ra cdsar51
  • andrew lawrence-king
  • bbc manchester
  • cantoris crcd2365
  • cd 2 track 9
    henry viii: thow that men do call it dotage
  • chandos chan 0621
  • collins classics 14922
  • crd 3448 crd
  • emily van evera, soprano
  • harmonia mundi gd77178
  • harry christophers, director
  • i fagiolini
  • members of the new london consort
  • musica antiqua of london
  • pro cantione antiqua
  • saga classics scd 9003
  • saga classics scd9003
  • saga classics scd9008
  • sirinu
  • soundalive samfncd 301
  • soundalive samt008 cd
  • the city waites
  • the forbury consort
  • the hilliard ensemble
  • the sixteen
  • track 10
    jacques barbireau: en frolyk weson
  • track 11
    henry viii: consort xvi
  • track 16
    anon: puzzle canon vi
  • track 17
    william cornysh (jnr): yow and i and amyas
  • track 19
    henry viii: pastyme with good companye
  • track 1
    henry viii: consort v (extract)
  • track 1
    william cornysh (jnr): trolly lolly
  • track 22
    anon: england be glad
  • track 22
    henry vii: helas madame
  • track 29
    robert fayrfax: somewhat musing
  • track 3
    producer: rebecca bean
  • track 3
    william cornysh (jnr): a robyn, gentyl robyn
  • track 5
    anon: time to pass with goodly sport / taunder naken
  • track 5
    henry viii: gentil prince de renom (extract)
  • track 5
    henry viii: o my heart
  • track 7
    anon: i am a jolly foster
  • track 7
    heinrich isaac: la my (extract)
  • track 8
    henry viii: consort xx (extract)
  • track 9
    richard pygott: quid petis, o fili"
  • EMS  20090110 Lucie Skeaping talks to Lynda Sayce about her work with lute ensemble Chordophony.
    Lucie Skeaping talks to lutenist Lynda Sayce about her work with the new lute ensemble Chordophony.
    The ensemble play on a set of lutes, the only custom-built matched lute family in the world.
    Lynda's research work with the ensemble aims to recreate the sound and repertoire of the lute ensembles employed in Renaissance courts and much of the repertoire Chordophony plays has been reconstructed from documented traditions.
    The music in this programme was recorded at the 2008 York Early Music Festival and includes works by Castaldi, Nicolas Vallet and John Dowland.
    Chordophony:
  • edward fitzgibbon (tenor lute)
  • eligio quinteiro (alto lute)
  • lynda sayce (director/treble lute)
    nicolas vallet: ballet; ballet; est-ce mars; courante de mars; un jour de la semaine; allons aux noces; gaillarde
    Peter Phillips: pavan 1580; galliard to phillips' pavan
    bellerofonte castaldi: quagliotta canzona; capriccio detto hermafrodito
    John Bull: fantasia in the sixth mode on la leona
    john dowland: the king of denmark's galliard; lachrymae; the earl of essex his galliard
    giovanni coperario (also known as john cooper): lullaby
  • richard sweeney (bass lute)
  • EMS  20090111 Andreas Scholl and Accademia Bizantina perform arias written for the castrato Senesino.
    Lucie Skeaping presents highlights of a concert given at the 2008 Dresden Festival of Music in Germany.
    Countertenor Andreas Scholl, with Accademia Bizantina under the direction of Ottavio Dantone, performs arias which were originally composed for the great 18th century castrato, Senesino.
    This Italian-born star spent a great deal of his career working with Handel's Royal Academy of Music in London, and premiered many of Handel's great leading roles, including Giulio Cesare and Admeto.
    Plus music from Tomaso Albinoni's opera Engelberta, Nicola Porpora's Il Trionfo di Camilla and Antonio Lotti's less well-known Teofane, as well as orchestral works by Vivaldi and Francesco Geminiani.
    All music recorded at the 2008 Dresden Festival, performed by Accademia Bizantina conducted by Ottavio Dantone.
    Handel: Al lampo dell'armi (Giulio Cesare)
  • featuring andreas scholl (countertenor)
  • featuring andreas scholl (countertenor)
    albinoni: selvagge amenita (engelberta)
  • featuring andreas scholl (countertenor)
    geminiani: concerto grosso no 12 in d minor (arrangement of corelli's violin sonata op 5 no 12 - la folia)
    handel: chiudetevi, miei lumi (admeto)
  • featuring andreas scholl (countertenor)
    lotti: discordi pensieri (teofane)
  • featuring andreas scholl (countertenor)
    vivaldi: concerto in a minor for two violins, op 3 no 8
    porpora: va per le vene il sangue (il trionfo di camilla)
  • EMS Orpheus 20090111The myth of Orpheus is the inspiration for operas, ballets and other musical works.
    The myth of Orpheus has provided the inspiration for operas, ballets, tone poems and other musical works throughout the ages.
    Catherine Bott looks at settings of this story, and plays music from works by Stradella, Luigi Rossi, D'India and Alessandro Scarlatti.
    Including:
    Monteverdi: Rosa del ciel (L'Orfeo)
  • andrew lawrence-king (arpa doppia)
  • barbara weiss (organ)
  • christine brandes (soprano)
  • concerto soave
  • edward witsenburg (harp)
  • emi classics cdc 7 54312 2 - trs 14-16
    stradella: fuor della stigia sponda (orfeo)
  • euridice....julia gooding
  • globe glo 5182 - tr 6
    alessandro scarlatti: poi che riseppe orfeo - cantata
  • harmonia mundi 907192 - tr 1
    luigi rossi: lasciate averno (orfeo)
  • harmonia mundi hmc 901725 - trs 9-13
    stefano landi: instrumental suite from la morte d'orfeo
  • hyperion cda 66153 - tr 1
  • james tyler (director)
  • jean-marc aymes (harpsichord/director)
  • l'oiseau-lyre 4335452 - cd1 tr 6
    sigismondo d'india: lamento d'orfeo (che veggio ohime)
  • london early music group
  • maria cristina kiehr (soprano)
  • new london consort
  • nigel rogers (tenor)
  • orpheus....john mark ainsley
  • paul elliott (tenor)
  • paul o'dette (archlute)
  • philip pickett (director)
  • tragicomedia
  • virgin classics vc7592312 - tr 7
    luigi rossi: passacgalia per arpa
  • EMS  20090117 Catherine Bott talks to distinguished conductor, keyboardist and musicologist Christopher Hogwood about his career as one of the major proponents of the early music movement.
    Included in their discussion is Christopher's early work with David Munrow in the Early Music Consort of London as well as the orchestra he founded in 1973, the Academy of Ancient Music, of which he is Emeritus Director.
    The music featured is from his celebrated collection of recordings, including a work from Byrd's My Ladye Nevell's Booke, vocal music by Purcell, a keyboard fantasia by CPE Bach and part of Handel's opera Rinaldo.
    Catherine Bott talks to conductor, keyboardist and musicologist Christopher Hogwood.
    EMS  20090118 Organist Simon Lole explores the Mulliner Book, one of the most important collections of Tudor keyboard music.
    It was compiled in the 1560s by Thomas Mulliner, an organist at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and it now resides in the British Library.
    Assumed by some to have been used for training choirboys, the book contains 121 keyboard works, of which over half are based on liturgical chants.
    The collection contains works by Thomas Tallis, John Redford, William Blitheman, John Taverner and Christopher Tye as well as several anonymous works.
    Simon Lole explores the Mulliner Book, a collection of Tudor keyboard music.
    EMS The Duke Of Chandos 20090131Catherine Bott charts the rise and fall of the one-time patron of Handel, James Brydges, who in 10 years amassed great wealth and a palatial mansion with a 30-piece orchestra, only to lose it just as quickly.
    Playlist:
    Daniel Purcell: Sonata in D minor
  • Lynne Dawson, soprano
  • academy of ancient music
  • alan ewing, tenor
  • armonico consort / concerto gallese
  • bergen barokk
  • bis cd965bis
  • cd 2
  • chandos chan 0554-7
  • christopher hogwood, harpsichord
  • christopher monks, director
  • conducted by christopher hogwood
  • david munrow, recorder
  • decca 440 0792
  • deux elles dxl 1096
  • disc 2 track 3
    handel: chandos anthem no.
    4: o sing unto the lord a new song
  • erato 3984 25505-2
  • etcetera ktc 2005-1
  • frode thorsen, recorder
  • hans knut sveen, harpsichord
  • harry christophers, conductor
  • ian partridge, tenor
  • l'oiseau-lyre 421-476-2
  • leo van doeselaar, organ
  • les arts florissants
  • markku luolajan-mikkola, cello
  • mona julsrud, soprano
  • oliver brookes, viola da gamba
  • the sixteen choir and orchestra
  • track 10
    handel: alla hornpipe from water music suite in f major
  • track 11
    handel: o ruddier than the cherry from acis and galatea
  • track 17
    pepusch: cantata v: corydon (1710)
  • track 4
    handel: fugue in b flat from six fugues
  • tracks 1-4
    francesco scarlatti: kyrie from messa
  • tracks 1-7.
    Catherine Bott charts the rise and fall of james brydges, a former patron of handel
  • william christie, director
  • EMS Countertenor David Daniels20090208 Catherine Bott interviews American countertenor David Daniels about his stage and recording career, and chooses music from some of his discs, including works by Francisco de la Torre, Alessandro Scarlatti, Antonio Vivaldi as well as arias from Handel's operas Tamerlano and Tolomeo.
    There are also two tracks from his most recent recording with The English Concert under Harry Bicket - of arias by Bach.
    Playlist:
    Francisco de la Torre: Pampano verde
  • arcadian academy
  • conducted by nicholas mcgegan
  • conifer classics 75605 51319-2
  • david daniels (countertenor)
  • david daniels (countertenor) with craig ogden (guitar)
  • directed by - Harry Bicket
  • directed by - sir Roger Norrington
  • europa galante
  • orchestra of the age of enlightenment
  • the english concert
  • track 1.
    Catherine Bott talks to countertenor david daniels about his career and recordings
  • track 11
    bach: qui sedes (b minor mass bwv.232)
  • track 21
    bach: schlummert ein, ihr matten augen (ich habe genug bwv.82)
  • track 5
    handel: a dispetto (tamerlano)
  • track 7
    handel: inumano fratel...stille amare (tolomeo)
  • tracks 11-12
    a scarlatti: il genio di mitilde
  • tracks 5-8
    vivaldi: descende, o coeli vox (longe mala, umbrae, terrores) rv.629
  • virgin classics 519 037-2
  • virgin classics 545 3252
  • virgin classics 545 3262
  • virgin classics 545 6012
  • virgin veritas vc5 45474-2
  • directed by.... - - - - fabio biondi
  • EMS Padre Antonio Soler 20090215Catherine Bott presents a portrait of Spanish monk and composer Padre Antonio Soler.
    Catherine Bott presents a portrait of the intriguing Spanish monk and composer Padre Antonio Soler.
    A disciple of Domenico Scarlatti, Soler entered the monastery at El Escorial, near Madrid, in 1752, where he remained for the last 31 years of his life, composing keyboard sonatas, chamber music and choral works.
    EMS Melodia 20090222Lucie Skeaping talks to Arni Ingolfsson about Rask 98, an Icelandic manuscript from 1660.
    Lucie Skeaping talks to Arni Ingolfsson about one of the most important surviving Icelandic music manuscripts, Melodia or Rask 98, which was written around 1660 by an unknown scribe.
    It contains 223 songs, more than any other Icelandic collection, and many of them are unique to this source.
    Ingolfsson also founded the vocal ensemble Carmina, who specialise in Renaissance polyphony.
    The programme includes some of their recordings of music from Rask 98 and other Icelandic manuscripts.
    Playlist:
    Master of Heaven's host
  • Örn arnason (tenor) / hanna loftsdottir (cello) / gudrun oskarsdottir (keyboard) / arni heimir ingolfsson (director)
  • carmina chamber choir / arni heimir ingolfsson (director)
  • gisli magnason (tenor) / helga ingolfsdottir (harpsichord)
  • grima vocal ensemble
  • gudmundur vignir karlsson (tenor) / arngeir heidar hauksson (lute) / arni heimir ingolfsson (director)
  • gudmundur vignir karlsson (tenor) / halla steinunn stefansdottir (violin) / gudrun hrund hardardottir (viola) / hanna loftsdottir (cello) / arni heimir ingolfsson (director)
  • gudmundur vignir karlsson (tenor) / halla steinunn stefansdottir (violin) / gudrun hrund hardardottir (viola) / hanna loftsdottir (cello) / gudrun oskarsdottir (keyboard) / arni heimir ingolfsson (director)
  • gudmundur vignir karlsson (tenor) / skarphedinn por hjartarson (tenor) / orn arnason (tenor) / arni heimir ingolfsson (director)
  • gudrun edda gunnarsdottir (alto) / helga ingolfsdottir (harpsichord)
  • hallgrimskirkja schola cantorum / arni heimir ingolfsson (director)
  • hallgrimskirkja schola cantorum / gisli magnason (tenor) / arni heimir ingolfsson (director)
  • johanna halldorsdottir (alto) / arni heimir ingolfsson (director)
  • johanna halldorsdottir (alto) / hanna loftsdottir (cello) / gudrun oskarsdottir (keyboard) / arni heimir ingolfsson (director)
  • kirstin erna blondal (soprano) / arngeir heidar hauksson (lute) / arni heimir ingolfsson (director)
  • kirstin erna blondal (soprano) / gudrun edda gunnarsdottir (alto) / gisli magnason (tenor) / benedikt ingolfsson (bass)
  • marta gudrun halldorsdottir (sop) / arni heimir ingolfsson (director)
  • smk 31
  • smk 35
  • smk 56
  • track 10
    hildigunnur runarsdottir: god supreme, the three and one
  • track 10
    meliora sunt
  • track 11
    hildigunnur runarsdottir: the new year
  • track 19
    unworthy though i should revere
  • track 1
    when in the hour of utmost need
  • track 2.
    Lucie Skeaping talks to arni ingolfsson about rask 98, an icelandic manuscript from 1660
  • track 20
    o trinity of blessed light
  • track 22
    once i crossed the rhine
  • track 26
    blessed is friendship's bond
  • track 27
    we pray, lord jesus christ
  • track 2
    heyr pu oss himnuma
  • track 30
    sing my soul, in merriment
  • track 4
    our lord, one living god
  • track 4
    out of the depths
  • track 5
    mist porkelsdottir: in thee my spirit takes joy, o god
  • track 5
    susannah, you felt god's true judgement well
  • track 6
    ave regina caelorum
  • track 6
    gaily it cheers my heart
  • track 8
    patience is said to be a plant
  • track 9
    the heavens that we scan
  • track13
    mist porkelsdottir: o wretch that i am
  • EMS Gainsborough's Georgian England2009031420120505Thomas Gainsborough had a deep love of music and many of his portraits include musical themes. He was himself a keen amateur player of the gamba and he had many musicians as friends, and feautured them as subjects for his portraits. Catherine Bott meets art historian and author of several books on the artist, Michael Rosenthal of Warwick University, for an exploration of what the Gainsborough portraits tell us about the role of music in the late 18th Century. The programme includes comment about Gainsborough's portraits of Karl Friedrich Abel; Johann Christian Bach; and the Linley family, as well as paintings of some notable amateurs from the English gentry such as William Wollaston and the redoubtable Anne Ford.
    EMS Purcell Weekend - Purcell Keyboard Suites20090321 As part of Radio 3's Purcell celebrations, Lucie Skeaping presents a programme of the composer's keyboard suites performed by BBC New Generation Artist Mahan Esfahani.
    Purcell's eight keyboard suites were published posthumously by his widow Frances in A Choice Collection of Lessons for the harpsichord and Spinnet.
    Esfahani plays a selection of these suites and other dance movements on an English bentside spinet made by Miles Hellon, based on an anonymous instrument dating from the 1690s.
    Mahan Esfahani performs keyboard suites by Purcell.
    EMS Purcell Weekend 20090322Lucie Skeaping joins a meeting of the Merrie Fellowes Catch Club in Southwark.
    Lucie Skeaping visits the George Inn in Southwark to join a meeting of the Merrie Fellowes Catch Club.
    With club chairman Patrick Johns, she traces the rise and fall of the catch and the glee and their demise since the 18th century.
    After the publication of Thomas Ravenscroft's collection of songs, Pammelia, in 1609, the singing of rounds and catches became immensely popular.
    One of the most famous composers to indulge in these often licentious verses was Henry Purcell, but there are also other composers represented in this programme, such as William Byrd, Henry Lawes, Lord Mornington, John Isham, Thomas Lant, Maurice Greene and Simon Webbe.
    But not all catches or glees were based on the age-old triumvirate of Wine, Women and Song - some are settings of religious texts, with attractive harmonies and gentle lilting rhythms.
    EMS Purcell Weekend - Settings Of Poets And Texts20090322 Catherine Bott is joined by author Jonathan Keates to discuss the poets and texts Purcell set, showing the great range and versatility in his use of words.
    Catherine Bott looks at some of the poets and texts set by Purcell.
    EMS Phantasm Profile20090328 Lucie Skeaping talks to Laurence Dreyfuss, founder/director of the viol consort Phantasm.
    They discuss, among other things, the group's distinctive sound, and some of their arrangements of keyboard works by Bach and sacred music by Byrd.
    Featuring a selection from Phantasm's recordings, including works by Jenkins, Lawes, Gibbons and Purcell.
    Lucie Skeaping talks to Laurence Dreyfuss, founder/director of viol consort Phantasm.
    EMS Nicola Porpora2009032920090809Lucie Skeaping looks at the life and works of composer and teacher Nicola Porpora.
    Lucie Skeaping looks at the life and works of composer and teacher Nicola Porpora, whose early career was overshadowed by the success of Alessandro Scarlatti in his native Naples.
    Playlist:
    Porpora: Cello Concerto in G (3rd mvt)
    Giovanni Sollima (cello)
    The European Community Chamber Orchestra
    Eivind Aadland (conductor)
    HELIOS CDH 88025, Tr 14
    Porpora: Dall'amor piu sventurato (Orfeo)
    Vivica Genaux (mezzo-soprano)
    Akadmie fur Alte Musik Berlin
    Rene Jacobs (director)
    HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 901778, Tr 1
    Porpora: Dorindo, dormi ancor?
    Alessandro Stradella Consort
    Estevan Velardi (director)
    Bongiovanni GB 2181, Disc 1 Trs 1-3
    Porpora: Un altro oggetto puo (Arianna in Nasso)
    Teseo....Anna Maria di Micci
    Orchestra Sinfonica di Savona
    Massimiliano Carraro (director)
    Bongiovanni GB 2152, Disc 2 Tr 3
    Porpora: Or si m'avveggio, oh Amore
    Elena Cecchi Fedi (soprano)
    Auser Musici
    Daniele Boccaccio (director)
    HYPERION CDA 67621, Trs 1-4
    Porpora: Salve Regina in F (1st mvt)
    Michele Andalo (countertenor)
    Capella Teantina
    Saverio Villa (director)
    SOMM CD 232, Tr 1
    Porpora: Violin Sonata No 2 in G
    Anton Steck (violin)
    Christian Rieger (pedal harpsichord)
    MDG 620 1034-2, Trs 17-20
    Porpora: Notturno per I defunti No 3 (Lezione III)
    Romina Basso (alto)
    Dolce & Tempesta
    Stefano Demicheli (directo)
    FUGA 526, Tr 25.
    EMS Handel Week - Eight Great Suites2009041220090419Catherine Bott and Laurence Cummings explore Handel's Eight Great Keyboard Suites.
    Catherine Bott talks to harpsichordist Laurence Cummings about Handel as both a virtuoso keyboard player and composer for the keyboard.
    Much of Handel's keyboard music was occasional or improvised, so it is now lost.
    But soon after he settled in London, a collection called the Eight Great Suites was issued.
    Laurence has recorded these works in the Handel House Museum in Brook Street, London, and discusses them and plays excerpts.
    Playlist:
    Handel: Prelude (Suite in D minor, HWV428 - 1720 No 3)
  • carole cerasi (harpsichord)
  • christopher hogwood (bodechtel clavichord)
  • christopher hogwood (hass clavichord)
  • laurence cummings (on harpsichord recorded at the handel house museum in london).
    Catherine Bott and laurence cummings explore handel's eight great keyboard suites
  • laurence cummings (on harpsichord recorded at the handel house museum in london)
    handel: allemande (suite in a, hwv426 - 1720 no 1)
  • laurence cummings (on harpsichord recorded at the handel house museum in london)
    handel: courante (suite in f minor, hwv433 - 1720 no 8)
  • laurence cummings (on harpsichord recorded at the handel house museum in london)
    handel: courante suite in a, hwv426 - 1720 no 1)
  • laurence cummings (on harpsichord recorded at the handel house museum in london)
    handel: gigue (suite in g minor, hwv 432 - 1720 no 7)
  • laurence cummings (on harpsichord recorded at the handel house museum in london)
    handel: passacaglia (suite in g minor, hwv432 - 1720 no 7)
  • laurence cummings (on harpsichord recorded at the handel house museum in london)
    handel: sarabande (suite in e minor, hwv429 - 1720 no 4)
  • laurence cummings (on harpsichord recorded at the handel house museum in london)
    handel: theme and variations (harmonious blacksmith) - suite in e, hwv430 - 1720 no 5)
  • laurence cummings (on harpsichord recorded at the handel house museum in london)
    handel: three minuets in a, hwv545, 547 and 546
  • laurence cummings (on harpsichord recorded at the handel house museum in london)
    zachow: fuga finalis (suite in b minor)
  • metronome met cd 1055, trs 4-5
    handel: prelude (suite in f sharp minor, hwv431 - 1720 no 6)
  • metronome metcd 1060 cd 1, tr 8
    handel: fugue (suite in f, hwv 427 - 1720 no 2)
  • metronome metcd 1060 cd 2, trs 1-3
    handel: fugue in c minor, hwv610
  • EMS Handel Week - Handel's Chamber Music2009041820090913As part of BBC Radio 3's Handel celebrations, Catherine Bott talks with keyboard player and Academy of Ancient Music director Richard Egarr about Handel's chamber works and the relationship between the composer and his publisher John Walsh.
    Playlist:
    Handel: Flute Sonata in E minor, Op 1 No 1 (1st mvt)
    Rachel Brown (flute)
    Academy of Ancient Music
    Richard Egarr (conductor)
    Harmonia Mundi HMU 907465.66 (to be released in 2009) CD 1, Tr 1
    Handel: Violin Sonata in E, Op 1 No 12 (Roger earlier print)
    Harmonia Mundi HMU 907465.66 (to be released in 2009) CD 2, Trs 29-32
    Handel: Oboe Sonata, Op 1 No 6 (3rd and 4th mvts)
    Harmonia Mundi HMU 907465.66 (to be released in 2009) CD 1, Trs 24, 25
    Handel: Trio sonata in G minor, Op 2 No 2 (1st and 2nd mvts)
    L'Ecole d'Orphee CRD CRD 3375, Tr 2 (excerpt)
    Handel: Trio Sonata in D, Op 5 No 2
    Harmonia Mundi HMU 907467/68 (to be released in 2009)
    Handel: Violin Sonata in E, Op 1 No 12 (later version) - 1st mvt
    Harmonia Mundi HMU 907465.66 (to be released in 2009) CD 2, Tr 16.
    Catherine Bott talks with Richard Egarr about Handel's chamber music.
    EMS Henry Viii And Philip The Handsome20090425 Catherine Bott explores the musical meeting between Henry VIII and Philip the Handsome, which took place in 1505, when Philip set sail from the Netherlands to claim the Spanish throne, only to be shipwrecked on the English coast.
    On the 500th anniversary in 2009 of Henry VIII's accession to the throne, Catherine describes this chance meeting and examines the prestigious musical entourage that accompanied Philip on his trip.
    Playlist:
    Antonius Divitis: O desolatorum consolator
  • (turges was a court composer to henry vii)
  • Douglas Gifford (conductor)
  • asv cdgau 168, tr 5
    william cornysh: woefully arrayed
  • clerks' group
  • collins classics 13142, tr 3
    alexander agricola: dictes moi toutes
  • crawford young (conductor)
  • deutsche harmonia mundi rd 77038, tr 17
    edmund turges: from stormy windes
  • deutsche harmonia mundi rd 77038, tr 9
    fayrfax: (henry's court music) i love unloved
  • edward wickham (conductor)
  • ferrara ensemble
  • harmonia mundi hmu 901739, tr 3
    alexander agricola: in mijnen sin
  • harmonia mundi hmu 907328, tr 13
    marbrianus de orto: dulces exuciae
  • harry christophers (conductor)
  • huelgas ensemble
  • lp alpha aps337, side 2 band 4.
    Catherine Bott explores the musical meeting in 1505 of henry viii and philip the handsome
  • paul van nevel (conductor)
  • renaissance group of the university of st andrews
  • saga classics ec 33782, tr 2
    segue:
    de la rue: fors seulement
  • saga classics ec 33782, tr 3
    avery burton: agnus dei (hexachord mass - commissioned by henry in 1494)
  • the hilliard ensemble
  • the orlando consort
  • the sixteen
  • EMS Henry Viii Choirbook20090426 To celebrate the 500th anniversary of the accession of Henry VIII, Lucie Skeaping looks at the manuscript of a choirbook, containing six motets, that was gifted to Henry and his first wife, Catherine of Aragon.
    Lucie talks to David Skinner who has recorded these motets for the first time with his vocal ensemble Alamire.
    This manuscript is one shown in the exhibition at the British Library celebrating this anniversary.
    Although Henry is perhaps now remembered for his ill-temper and succession of failed marriages, the early years of his reign were a time of great musical activity; he was passionate about music, composing accomplished pieces himself.
    This programme is being broadcast as part of BBc Radio 3's Henry VIII anniversary commemorations.
    PLAYLIST:
    All music from a CD entitled “Henry's Music: Motets from a Royal Choirbook – Songs by Henry VIII”.
    HENRY VIII: Consort XIII
  • David Skinner (director)
  • [canon in honour of henry viii.]
  • alamire
  • andrew lawrence-king (harp)
  • clare wilkinson (mezzo-soprano)
  • obsidian cd705 track 10
    anon: hec est preclarum
  • obsidian cd705 track 11
    taverner: o christe jesu, pastor bone
  • obsidian cd705 track 13
    sampson: salve radix
  • obsidian cd705 track 14
    philippe verdelot: nil majus superi vident
  • obsidian cd705 track 17
    fayrfax: lauda vivi alpha et oo
  • obsidian cd705 track 1
    henry viii: o my heart
  • obsidian cd705 track 21
    music from a choirbook gifted to henry viii
  • obsidian cd705 track 7
    sampson: psallite felices
  • obsidian cd705 track 8 (excerpt)
    sampson: quam pulchra est
  • quintessential
  • EMS Ensemble Tourbillon And Noemi Kiss20090502 Lucie Skeaping introduces highlights of a concert by Ensemble Tourbillon and soprano Noemi Kiss, directed by viol player Petr Wagner.
    The concert was given in 2009 in the Rozmberk Palace in Prague Castle and includes arias and sonatas by Fux, Porsile and Abel.
    Playlist:
    All music performed by the Tourbillon Ensemble, directed by Petr Wagner, with soprano Noemi Kiss.
    Johann Joseph Fux: So che piace (Il fonte della salute)
    Fux: Sonata Canon for two violas da gamba
    Petr Wagner, Hana Flekova (violas da gamba)
    Fux: Arpeggio and Fugue in G for solo harpsichord
    Alena Honigova (harpsichord)
    Giuseppe Porsile: La bella ragione (L'anima immortale)
    Mauritius Vogt: Perfida mundi pax
    Fux: Sento nel core (La decima fatica d'Ecole)
    Attilio Ariosti: Prole tenera (La profezia d'Eliseo)
    Carl Friedrich Abel: Frena le belle lagrime (Sifari).
    Arias and sonatas played by Ensemble Tourbillon and soprano Noemi Kiss.
    Fux: Sonata Canon for two violas da gamba
  • alena honigova (harpsichord)
    arias and sonatas played by ensemble tourbillon and soprano noemi kiss
  • petr wagner, hana flekova (violas da gamba)
  • EMS Viktoria Mullova Interview20090503 Lucie Skeaping talks to celebrated Russian virtuoso violinist Viktoria Mullova about her reinvigorated passion for Bach and partitas and sonatas for solo violin.
    Mullova explains that her approach to Bach is now very different from the one she took 15 or 20 years before.
    Her style is much more free and allows the pieces to breathe and rest, instead of being constrained by what has previously been thought of as the Baroque fashion.
    Playlist:
    Bach: Partita No 3 in E, BWV1006 (Gigue)
    Viktoria Mullova (violin)
    ONYX 4040
    CD2, Tr 16
    Bach: Sonata No 1 in G minor, BWV1001 (Adagio)
    CD1, Tr 1
    Bach: Partita No 1 in B minor, BWV1002 (Double: Presto)
    CD1, Tr 8
    Bach: Partita No 1 in B minor, BWV1002 (Tempo di Borea; Double)
    CD1, Trs 11-12
    Bach: Sonata No 2 in A minor, BWV1003 (Andante)
    CD1, Tr 15
    Bach: Partita No 2 in D minor, BWV1004 (Sarabande and Giga)
    CD2, Trs 3, 4
    Bach: Sonata No 3 in C, BWV1005 (Fuga)
    CD2, Tr 7
    Bach: Partita No 3 in E, BWV1006 (Bourree)
    CD2, Tr 15.
    Lucie Skeaping talks to Viktoria Mullova about her passion for Bach solo violin music.
    Bach: Partita No 3 in E, BWV1006 (Gigue)
  • cd1, tr 15
    bach: partita no 2 in d minor, bwv1004 (sarabande and giga)
  • cd1, tr 1
    bach: partita no 1 in b minor, bwv1002 (double: presto)
  • cd1, tr 8
    bach: partita no 1 in b minor, bwv1002 (tempo di borea; double)
  • cd1, trs 11-12
    bach: sonata no 2 in a minor, bwv1003 (andante)
  • cd2, tr 15.
    Lucie Skeaping talks to viktoria mullova about her passion for bach solo violin music
  • cd2, tr 16
    bach: sonata no 1 in g minor, bwv1001 (adagio)
  • cd2, tr 7
    bach: partita no 3 in e, bwv1006 (bourree)
  • cd2, trs 3, 4
    bach: sonata no 3 in c, bwv1005 (fuga)
  • onyx 4040
  • viktoria mullova (violin)
  • EMS Mendelssohn Weekend20090509 Catherine Bott talks to Christoph Wolff about Mendelssohn's love of the music of the Bachs and the links between these two families.
    Mendelssohn's great aunt, Sara Levy, studied with JS Bach's son, Wilhelm Friedemann, and she also owned a very extensive collection of music, among which were many works by Johann Sebastian and his four sons.
    Madame Levy also commissioned new works and became a patron for the two elder Bach brothers.
    The programme includes excerpts from Mendelssohn's arrangement of JS Bach's St Matthew Passion and works by two of his sons, WF and CPE Bach.
    Playlist:
    Bach: Wir setzen uns mit Tranen nieder (St Matthew Passion - final chorus) - arr Mendelssohn 1841
    Das Neue Orchester
    Chorus Musicus
    Christoph Spering (conductor)
    OPUS 111 OPS 30-72/73
    CD2, Tr 31
    Bach: Keyboard concerto in D minor, BWV1052 (2nd mvt)
    Gustav Leonhardt (harpsichord)
    Collegium Aureum
    DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI 05472 77412-2, Tr 8
    CPE Bach: Symphony No 1 in D (final mvt)
    The English Concert
    Andrew Manze (director)
    HARMONIA MUNDI HMU 907403, Tr 3
    CPE Bach: La Borchward (Polonaise); La Pott (Minuet) (23 Pieces caracteristiques)
    Christine Schornsheim (plays on Hammerflugel by Matthias Heilmann, 1780)
    CAPRICCIO 10 424, Trs 15 and 16
    Bach: Chorale: Was mein Gott will (St Matthew Passion)
    CD1, Tr 20
    WF Bach: Adagio and Fugue in D minor
    Florilegium
    CHANNEL CLASSICS CCS 9096, Trs 5-6
    CPE Bach: Double concerto for harpsichord and fortepiano W47 (3rd mvt)
    Anneke Uittenbosch (harpsichord)
    Jean Antonietti (fortepiano)
    Concentus Musicus Wien
    Leonhardt Consort
    TELDEC 0630 12326 2, Tr 3
    Mendelssohn: Motet: Tu es Petrus, Op 111
    Stuttgart Chamber Choir
    German Chamber Philharmonic Bremen
    Frieder Bernius (conductor)
    CARUS 83216, Tr 9.
    Catherine Bott traces the links between Mendelssohn and the Bach family.
    EMS Thomas Campion2009051720100124Catherine Bott reflects on the life, poetry and music of the Elizabethan/Jacobean London-based physician Thomas Campion.
    He was as celebrated for his poems as for his many songs, and his most famous piece is considered to be Never Weather-Beaten Saile, which was familiar as a hymn for many years after his death.
    Campion's legacy of love songs and a large collection of poetry and pamphlets on music and literature, as well as his many masques, have made him an important figure in the history of Renaissance art, even if he is perhaps less well-known than his contemporary John Dowland.
    The programme includes a wide selection of recordings of Campion's music alongside readings from his poetry and his masques.
    Playlist:
    Thomas Campion: Never weather-beaten saile
    Drew Minter (countertenor)
    Paul O'Dette (lute)
    Harmonia Mundi HMU 907023
    Track: 22
    Thomas Campion: Come cheerful day
    Rachel Elliott (soprano)
    Mark Padmore (tenor)
    Peter Harvey (baritone)
    Nigel North (lute)
    Linn CKD 105
    Track: 1
    Thomas Campion: Turn back you wanton flyer; It fell on a summers day
    Michael Chance (countertenor)
    Tracks: 3 and 4
    Reading: Canto Primo by Thomas Campion
    (narrated by Malcolm Raeburn)
    Thomas Campion: I care not for these ladies
    Robin Blaze (countertenor)
    Elizabth Kenny (lute)
    HYPERION CDA 67268
    Track: 2
    Segue
    Thomas Campion: Come let us sound with melody
    Steven Rickards (countertenor)
    Dorthoy Linell (lute)
    NAXOS 8.553380
    Reading: Rose Cheekt Lawra, Come by Thomas Campion
    Thomas Campion: My love hath vowd
    Track: 7
    Thomas Campion: Now hath Flora robbed her bowers
    Elizabeth Kenny (lute)
    David Miller (theorbo, lute)
    Joanna Levine (consort bass viol)
    Mark Levy (lyra bass)
    Reading (excerpt from Lord Hay's Masque by Thomas Campion)
    Thomas Campion: Mr Confess's Coranto
    Track: 8
    Thomas Campion: Lord Hayes Masque
    Track: 10
    Thomas Campion: Move now with measured sound
    Track: 9
    Thomas Campion: The cypress curtain of the night
    Track: 23
    Thomas Campion: The peacefull westerne winde
    Concordia
    Thomas Campion: Author of Light (4th Book)
    Catherine Bott on the life, poetry and music of Elizabethan physician Thomas Campion.
    Catherine Bott reflects on the life, poetry and music of the Elizabethan/Jacobean London-based physician Thomas Campion. He was as celebrated for his poems as for his many songs, and his most famous piece is considered to be Never Weather-Beaten Saile, which was familiar as a hymn for many years after his death.
    EMS Valentina Varriale20090523 Lucie Skeaping presents highlights of a concert given in the Italian city of Palestrina, just east of Rome, by soprano Valentina Varriale with musicians of the Capella della Pieta de Turchini.
    Three of the four featured pieces are all settings of the same Latin text Salve Regina - a prayer to the Virgin Mary, performed in church since the Middle Ages, during the months between Pentecost and Advent, and traditionally sung after the final prayers or the Compline.
    Legend has it that the author might have been the French Bishop of Podium, who wrote the words as a type of war-anthem as he set off for the Crusades.
    The settings in this concert are by Giovanni Pergolesi and two lesser-known Italian contemporaries- Orazio Benevoli and Leonardo Leo.
    The programme also includes a sinfonia by Nicola Fiorenza.
    Playlist:
    Orazio Benevoli: Salve Regina
    Valentina Varriale (soprano)
    Cappella della Pieta de Turchini
    Pergolesi: Salve Regina
    Fiorenza: Sinfonia in A minor
    Leonardo Leo: Salve Regina
    Lucie Skeaping with highlights of a concert from the city of Palestrina.
    EMS Palestrina2009052420091018Catherine Bott travels to Italy to try and discover more about the composer Palestrina.
    Catherine Bott travels high into the Apennines to the ancient Italian city of Palestrina to try to discover more about the city's most famous son, the famed 16th-century composer Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina.
    Was he really born in this sleepy Italian mountain-side town?
    Playlist:
    Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli (excerpt)
    Tallis Scholars
    Peter Phillips (conductor)
    GIMELL GIMSE401, Tr 5
    Palestrina: Salve Regina
    Ensemble Vocal Regional de Champagne-Ardenne
    Francoise Lasserre
    PIERRE VERANY PV794041, Tr 2
    Vinders: O mors inevitabilis
    Obsidienne
    Emmanuel Bonnardot (conductor)
    CALLIOPE CAL9305, Tr 16
    Dufay: Ut Queant Laxis (a hymn revised by de Orto in Rome and still used in services it seems at the time that Palestrina was there)
    This recording is preceded by the Antiphona: Puer qui natus est
    Schola Hungarica
    Janka Szendrei (conductor)
    HUNGAROTON HCD12951, Tr 13
    Palestrina: Motet: Exsultate Deo
    Westminster Cathedral Choir
    Stephen Cleobury (conductor)
    ARGO 410 0052, Tr 1
    Palestrina: Madrigal: la ver l'aurora
    Andrea Damiani (lute)
    Concerto Italiano
    Rinaldo Alessandrini (conductor)
    TACTUS TC521601, Tr 8
    Segue to:
    Palestrina: Virgine, tal e terra
    The Hilliard Ensemble
    Paul Hillier (conductor)
    EMI CDS 7490108 CD2, Tr 19
    Palestrina: Magnificat
    The Choir of New College, Oxford
    Edward Higginbottom (conductor)
    COLLINS CLASSICS 15092, Tr 2
    Palestrina: Hymn: veni creator spiritus
    Martin Baker (conductor)
    HYPERION CDA 67353, Tr 11.
    EMS German Organ Mass20090530 Organist Simon Lole explores Bach's so-called German Organ Mass, an acknowledged masterwork of the repertoire, and part of the composer's collection of four great keyboard works, Clavierubung.
    Simon presents a selection of high-profile recordings and illustrates some of the ideas in the music from the organ of Jesus College, Cambridge.
    The wealth of musical styles and musical invention in the collection is notable in itself, but Bach had another motivation for creating this Clavierubung.
    By unpicking some of its musical codes and symbols, Simon explains its raison d'etre and the meaning of the work's moniker.
    Simon Lole looks at the background to Bach's third Clavierubung - his German Organ Mass.
    EMS Sonnerie At 2009 Lufthansa Festival20090606 Radio 3 at the Summer Festivals
    Lucie Skeaping introduces highlights of a concert given by Sonnerie, with countertenor Robin Blaze, at the 2009 Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music, featuring songs and instrumental music by Purcell and Handel.
    Playlist:
    All music performed by Sonnerie directed by Monica Huggett, with Robin Blaze (countertenor).
    Emilia Benjamin (violin)
    Joseph Crouch (cello)
    Elizabeth Kenny (lute)
    James Johnstone (harpsichord/chamber organ)
    Robin Blaze (countertenor)
    Sonnerie
    Monica Huggett (violin/director)
    Purcell: Trio Sonata No 8 in G minor (Ten Sonatas of IV Parts, 1697)
    Pucell: Fairest isle (King Arthur)
    Segue to:
    Purcell: The Plaint (The Fairy Queen)
    Purcell: Trio Sonata No 6 in G minor (Chacony) (Ten Sonatas of IV Parts, 1697)
    Handel: What tho' I trace each herb and flow'r (Solomon)
    Handel: Trio Sonata in G minor, Op 2 No 2
    Handel: Carco sempre di gloria (Cantata, HWV87).
    Lucie Skeaping introduces highlights of a concert given by Sonnerie.
    EMS Charivari Agreable20090607 Radio 3 at the Summer Festivals.
    Lucie Skeaping introduces highlights of a concert given by Charivari Agreable at the 2009 Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music, featuring sacred songs and anthems connected with the city of Oxford.
    Playlist:
    All music performed by Charivari Agreable.
    William Lawes: Psalm 6: Lord, in thy wrath reprove me not
    Segue to:
    William Lawes: Psalm 18/1: O God, my strength and fortitude
    William Child: Psalm 9: I will give thanks unto thee, O Lord
    William Child: Psalm 11: In the Lord put I my trust
    John Blow: Psalm 137: As on Euphrates' shady banks
    Christopher Simpson: Division in D
    Purcell: Since God so tender a regard (written c.
    1678, age 20)
    Purcell: Blessed is he that considereth the poor
    William Lawes: Psalm 51/2 Cast me not Lord, out from thy face
    William Lawes: Gloria Patri et Filio et Spiritui Sancto
    Matthew Locke: In the beginning, the very end.
    Lucie Skeaping presents Charivari Agreable at the 2009 Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music
    EMS Le Balet Comique De La Royne2009061320100103Lucie Skeaping explores the 'balet comique de la royne'.
    Lucie Skeaping explores the origins of classical ballet, which can be found in the lavish 'balet comique de la royne', an ambitious and influential stage entertainment that was given in Paris, on 15 October 1581 in the court of Catherine de Medici, to celebrate the marriage of the Duc de Joyeuse and Mlle de Vaudemont.
    It was conceived and directed by Catherine's director of court festivals, Balthasar de Beaujoyeux, who sought to bring together all the art forms - including for the first time, dramatic dance - for a huge allegorical spectacle in the spirit of the ancient Greeks.
    The verse was by the Sieur de la Chesnaye, the scenery by Patin, and the music by the bass singer Lambert de Beaulieu, Jacques Salmon, and others.
    Catherine was so pleased with the event that she had all its details meticulously recorded, published and circulated, which is how we have come to know so much about it.
    In recent years the Swiss-based group Ensemble Elyma and their director Gabriel Garrido have researched and recorded the music of the entertainment, and it is this recording that is featured in the programme.
    Lucie looks back on the history of the piece, how it was performed, what it looked like and what it meant.
    Playlist:
    All music taken from the CD:
    Lambert de Beaulieu: Le balet Comique de la Royne
    Ensemble Elyma
    Gabriel Garrido (director)
    K617 K617 080
    Excerpts played:
    Track 1 - Entree
    Track 2 - Chanson des Sereines
    Track 5 - Le son du premier ballet
    Track 6 - Chanson de Mercure
    Track 10 - Chanson des Vertus
    Tracks 12 and 13 - Choeur de la descente and Chant de Jupiter
    Track 15 - Battaille (music by Claude Le Jeune 'La Guerre')
    Track 16 - La petite entree du grand balet
    Track 17 - Terpsichore (music by Pierre Francisque Caroubel).
    It was conceived and directed by Catherine's director of court festivals, Balthasar de Beaujoyeux, who sought to bring together all the art forms - including for the first time, dramatic dance - for a huge allegorical spectacle in the spirit of the ancient Greeks. The verse was by the Sieur de la Chesnaye, the scenery by Patin, and the music by the bass singer Lambert de Beaulieu, Jacques Salmon, and others. Catherine was so pleased with the event that she had all its details meticulously recorded, published and circulated, which is how we have come to know so much about it.
    In recent years the Swiss-based group Ensemble Elyma and their director Gabriel Garrido have researched and recorded the music of the entertainment, and it is this recording that is featured in the programme. Lucie looks back on the history of the piece, how it was performed, what it looked like and what it meant.
    EMS The Great Schism2009062020100307Catherine Bott explores the music of the Great Schism of Western Christianity.
    Catherine Bott explores the music of the Great Schism of Western Christianity, which divided the Catholic Church between 1378 and 1417.
    By its end, three men simultaneously claimed to be the true Pope.
    Playlist:
    Anon: Pictagor per dogmatae/O terra Sancta/Rosa Vernans (addressed to Gregory XI - transfer the Holy See to Rome...)
    Orlando Consort
    METRONOME METCD1008, Tr 2
    De Vitry: Petre Clemens, tam re quam nimine/Lugentium siccentur occuli plaundant sense (written for Clement VI)
    Sequentia
    DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI RD77095, Tr 13
    Phillipus da Caserta (composer who served under Clement VII in Avignon): En remirant (written for Clement VII)
    New London Consort
    Philip Pickett (conductor)
    LINN CKD039, Tr 10
    Segue to:
    Phillipus da Caserta: Par les bons Gedeon
    METRONOME METCD1008, Tr 5
    (Ars Subtilior) Goschalch: En nul estate
    PAN
    NEW ALBION NA021CD, Tr 6
    (Trecento) Antonio Zachara de Teramo: Ciaramella
    Les Haulz et Les Bas
    CHRISTOPHORUS CHR77194, Tr 11
    Pisa music - Cicionia: O Petre Christi discupule (probably written to honour the new Pope)
    METRONOME METCD1008, Tr 6
    Anon: Degentis Vita (denounces Simony - practice of selling ecclesiastical positions to highest bidder)
    Gothic Voices
    Christopher Page (conductor)
    HYPERION CDA66463, Tr 10
    Richard de Loqueville: Sanctus (Used in a chant mass sung at Cambrai to pray for the end of the Schism)
    Syntagma Musicum
    Kees Otten (conductor)
    TELEFUNKEN 6.35257/A, Side 1 Band 8
    Ciconia: Gloria Suscipe Trinitas
    METRONOME METCD1008, Tr 9.
    EMS L'homme Arme Melody2009070520100117Catherine Bott talks to Edward Wickham about the L'homme arme melody.
    Catherine Bott talks to Edward Wickham, director of the vocal ensemble The Clerks, about the tradition and use of the L'homme arme melody in many 15th and 16th-century mass settings.
    They discuss the history and career of this tune, why it was so popular and the various composers who might have been the first to employ this melody.
    Music in the programme includes movements of mass settings by Busnois, Regis, Palestrina and the six-part setting by Josquin.
    Anon chanson: L'homme arme
    The Tallis Scholars
    Gimell CDGIM 019
    track 1
    Robert Morton: Il sera pour vous/L'homme arme
    The Clerks/Edward Wickham
    ASV CDGAU 204
    Dufay: Kyrie (from setting of Missa L'homme arme)
    The Hilliard Ensemble
    EMI CDC 7476282
    Ockeghem: Gloria (from setting of Missa L'homme arme)
    track 3
    Regis: Credo (from setting of Missa L'homme arme)
    Musique en Wallonie MEW 0848-0849
    CD 2 track 4
    Busnois: Sanctus (from setting of Missa L'homme arme)
    The Binchois Consort
    Hyperion CDA 67319
    track 4
    Morales: Benedictus (from setting of Missa L'homme arme)
    Chapelle du Roi/Alastair Dixon
    Signum SIGCD 019
    track 9
    Josquin: Agnus Dei from Missa L'homme arme sexti toni (6 part)
    A Sei Voci/Bernard Fabre-Garrus
    Astree Naive E8809
    track 6
    Gabriel Jackson: The armed man
    (from CD due for future release)
    Palestrina: Agnus Dei from Missa L'homme arme
    Pro Cantione Antiqua/Mark Brown
    Allegro PCD1111
    track 21.
    Catherine Bott talks to Edward Wickham, director of the vocal ensemble The Clerks, about the tradition and use of the L'homme arme melody in many 15th and 16th-century mass settings. They discuss the history and career of this tune, why it was so popular and the various composers who might have been the first to employ this melody.
    EMS Unquiet Thoughts: Melancholic Music Of Elizabethan England20090711 Lucie Skeaping introduces highlights of a concert entitled Unquiet Thoughts given by Mark Padmore and Elizabeth Kenny at this year's Aldeburgh Festival.
    The concert explores the melancholic music of Elizabethan England, focusing on the songs of perhaps the most famous exponent of Elizabethan melancholy - John Dowland.
    Playlist:
    All music performed by Mark Padmore (tenor) and Elizabeth Kenny (lute), recorded at the Aldeburgh Festival 2009.
    Dowland: Unquiet thoughts; Say, love if ever thou didst find; Sorrow, Stay; Away with these self-loving lads
    Robert Johnson: Pavan
    John Danyel: Mrs ME Her Funerall Tears: Part I: Grief, keep within; Part II: Drop not, myne eyes; Part III: Have all our passions
    Anon: The Flying Horse
    Dowland: Now o now I needs must part; In darkness let me dwell; Flow my tears.
    Melancholic music from Elizabethan England, focusing on the songs of John Dowland.
    EMS  20090712 Catherine Bott explores the themes of the 2009 York Early Music Festival from the National Centre for Early Music.
    The UK's largest festival of early music takes its inspiration from the anniversary celebrations of Purcell, Handel and Haydn and looks at lifelines, from the medieval to the Baroque.
    With a mixture of music and conversation, Catherine meets some of those involved in the festival and introduces live performances from the Cambridge-based Clerks Group and Edward Wickham, the Danish ensemble Baroque Fever and, from Italy, Fabio Bonizzoni and Emanuela Galli from the group La Risonanza.
    Playlist:
    Ockeghem: Mort tuas navre
    The Clerks
    Edward Wickham (director)
    Handel: Armida abbandonata
    La Risonanza
    Andrew Falconieri: Chaconne
    Baroque Fever
    Dario Castello: Sonata Duodecima from Book 2 (1629)
    Giovanni Ghizzolo: Benedicite Deum caeli (Seconda raccolta de sacri canti, Venezia 1624)
    Savadi
    From the group's latest CD Fabellae sacrae
    Pan Classics PC10208, Tr 1
    Dufay: Ave regina coelorum
    York Early Music Festival.
    EMS Paving The Way For The Red Priest - Venice Before Vivaldi2009071820100124Catherine Bott explores the composers and the musical climate of Venice around the time of Vivaldi's birth there in 1678.
    Playlist:
    Vivaldi: Concerto, Op 4 No 8
    Rachel Podger (violin)
    Arte Dei Suonatori
    Channel Classics CCS 19598
    CD 2, Trs 5-7
    Legrenzi: La Cornara
    Parnassi musici
    CPO 777 0302, Tr 1
    Monteverdi: Prologo (L'incoronazione di Poppea)
    Ensemble Openhaus Zurich
    Nikolaus Harnoncourt (conductor)
    TELDEC 0630100272
    CD 1, Tr 1
    Cavalli: Canzona a 4
    Seicento
    Parley of Instruments
    Peter Holman (conductor)
    HELIOS CDH 55193, Tr 6
    Giovanni Rovetta: Salve Regina
    The Parley of Instruments
    Robin Blaze (conductor)
    HYPERION CDA 67225, Tr 1
    Francesco Gasperini: A voi, piante innocenti
    La Venexiana:
    Rossana Bertini (soprano)
    Claudio Cavina (alto)
    OPUS OPS30182, Tr 10
    Corelli: Sonata in D minor, Op 5 No12 (La Folia)
    The Locatelli Trio
    HYPERION CDA663812 CD2, Tr 23
    Vivaldi: Sonata in G minor, Op 1 No 1
    London Baroque
    Charles Medlam (conductor)
    EMI CDC7479732, Trs 10-14.
    Catherine Bott explores the city of Venice before the birth of Antonio Vivaldi in 1678.
     
    EMS  20090719 Catherine Bott presents a performance of John Taverner's Missa Corona Spirea by the Tallis Scholars, directed by Peter Phillips, given as part of the York Early Music Festival 2009.
    The ensemble also perform the winning two entries of the 2009 National Centre for Early Music's Young Composers' Award - Arise by Elizabeth Edwards and God by Michael Perrett.
    Catherine introduces the music, meets the composers and talks to Peter Phillips about the work of the Tallis Scholars and about the competition.
    For more information about the competition go to: http://www.ncem.co.uk/cgi/projects/projects.cgi?t=template.htm&a=66
    Playlist:
    All music performed by The Tallis Scholars, directed by Peter Phillips, recorded at the York Early Music Festival 2009.
    John Taverner: Leroy Kyrie; Gloria (The Crown of Thorns mass/Missa Corona spinea)
    Elizabeth Edwards: Arise
    (winner in the NCEM Young Composers' Award younger category)
    Taverner: Sanctus (The Crown of Thorns mass)
    Michael Perrett: God
    (winner in the NCEM Young Composers' Award category)
    Taverner: Agnus Dei (The Crown of Thorns mass)
    Further details of the 2010 National Centre for Early Music Composers' Award to be published in 2009.
    A performance of John Taverner's Missa Corona Spirea by the Tallis Scholars.
    EMS  20090725 Catherine Bott presents highlights of a concert in the Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall in the University of York, given as part of the York Early Music Festival 2009.
    Fabio Bonizzoni directs La Risonanza in a programme of music by Handel and his Italian contemporaries including Stradella, Marchitelli and Porpora.
    Playlist:
    Alessandro Stradella: Sistite sidera
    Emanuela Galli (soprano)
    Pietro Marchitelli: Sonata No 2 a 3 violini e basso
    Niccolo Porpora: Or si m'avveggio, oh Amore
    Handel: Armida Abbandonata, HWV105
    Fabio Bonizzoni directs La Risonanza in a programme by Handel and his contemporaries.
    EMS La Ciaccona/york Early Music Festival Young Artists20090801 Catherine Bott introduces highlights of a concert given in the Castle in Grandson, Switzerland, by recorder ensemble La Ciaccona.
    It features music by Vivaldi, Merula, Albinoni and Veracini.
    The programme also includes a feature showcasing some of the finalists in the Young Artists' Competition at the York Early Music Festival 2009.
    Playlist:
    Vivaldi: Concerto in G minor for recorder, oboe, bassoon and continuo - arranged for recorder, violin, cello and harpsichord
    Merula: La Pighetta, canzon for recorder and continuo; La Ciaccona, for recorder, violin and continuo (Canzoni overo sonate concertate per chiesa e camera, a 2-3 - libro terzo)
    Albinoni: Baletto No 3 in G for recorder, violin and continuo (Balletti a tre)
    Veracini: Sonata No 1 in G minor (12 sonatas for violin and continuo), arranged for A minor recorder and continuo
    Fasch: Sonata a 4 in B flat (excerpt)
    Telemann: Paris Quartet No 6 in E minor (excerpt)
    Telemann: Vivace (Trio in F)
    Ensemble Meridiana
    (recorded at the York Early Music Young Artists Competition final on 18th July 2009)
    Anon: Stetit Jesu
    Anon: Ic heb gheiaecht mijn leven lang
    Anon: Verbliit uw lieve susterkyn
    Grand Desir
    With Catherine Bott.
    Recorder ensemble La Ciaccona perform Italian baroque repertoire.
    EMS Ton Koopman20090802 Lucie Skeaping presents a concert of organ music recorded at Stift Zwettl Abbey in Lower Austria.
    Ton Koopman performs solo works by Bach and Spanish composer Pablo Bruna, as well as two concertos by Handel and Haydn, with the orchestral accompaniment provided by Koopman's own ensemble - Amsterdam Baroque.
    Stift Zwettl Abbey is part of a sprawling Medieval Cistercian monastery that nestles in the bend of the river Kamp.
    Over the centuries it's been plundered and rebuilt many times, and now houses a huge collection of manuscripts and artefacts looked after by the 23 or so monks who live there, and who still manage the surrounding agricultural land, fish farm and vineyards.
    Each summer they play host to an annual organ festival - the occasion for this recording.
    In the second part of the programme, Catherine Bott presents the second of her features from the Young Artists' Showcase at the 2009 York Early Music Festival.
    Playlist:
    Bach: In dulce Jubilo
    Pablo Bruna: Tiento sobre la letania del la Virgen
    Ton Koopman (organ)
    Handel: Organ Concerto in G minor, HWV289 No 1
    Haydn: Keyboard Concerto in C, H XVIII 1
    Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
    Louis-Antoine Travenol: Sonata No 3 in D (excerpts)
    Michele Mascitti: Sonata No 3 in G minor (excerpt)
    Le Tic Toc Choc
    (recorded at the York Early Music Festival's Young Artists competition final on 18th July 2009)
    Tarquini Merula: La Lusignuola
    Sweelinck: Mein junges Leben hat ein End
    Anon (14th century): Estampie (Robertsbridge Codex)
    Purcelli Abubu
    Lucie Skeaping presents Ton Koopman playing the organ in Stift Zwettl Abbey in Austria.
    EMS Helsinki Baroque Orchestra/york Early Music Young Artists Finalists20090808 Lucie Skeaping presents highlights of a concert given by the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra, directed by Aapo Hakkinen, in the Palace Theatre in Schwetzingen as part of the 2009 Schwetzingen Festival.
    The music includes a Sinfonia by Johan Helmich Roman, a violin concerto by Agrell, played by violinist Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen, and a symphony by Stamitz.
    Plus profiles of two more young early music groups who were finalists at 2009's York Early Music Young Artists Competition - the Marian Consort from the UK and Metromania from Belgium.
    Playlist:
    Johan Helmich Roman: Sinfonia No 6 in E minor
    Helsinki Baroque Orchestra
    Aapo Hakkinen (conductor)
    Johan Joachim Agrell: Violin Concerto in D
    Sirkka-Liisa Kaakinen (violin)
    Jan Vaclav Stamitz: Symphony in A, Op 3 No 5
    Palestrina: Tu es Petrus
    Philippe Rogier: Agnus Dei (Missa Philippus Secundus Rex Hispaniae)
    Pierre de Manchicourt: Gaudeamus et exultemus
    The Marian Consort
    (recorded at York Early Music Festival's Young Artists Competition final on 18th July 2009)
    Solage: Helas, je voy mon cuer
    Anon: A mon pouir
    Borlet: He, tres doulz roussignol ioly
    Metromarina
    Lucie Skeaping presents highlights of a concert given by the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra.
    EMS Amarcord/york Early Music Competition20090809 Catherine Bott presents a programme in which two members of German a capella group Amarcord talk about their work, illustrated with highlights from a concert they gave at the 2009 Schwetzingen Festival in Germany.
    Amarcord came together as students of Thomas School in Leipzig, an institution famous for its associations with Bach.
    However, the five members of Amarcord became fascinated in early music from the centuries before Bach, and in the early 1990s they formed a vocal group which combined the great musical traditions of their schooling with some of early music performance methods that were starting to cross into Eastern Europe from the West.
    The result is a very distinctive sound that has won them a lot of critical praise, especially on the continent.
    Plus a chance to hear two more of the finalists from the 2009 York Early Music International Young Artists Competition.
    It is a major platform for emerging talent in the early music world and has attracted a variety of ensembles from afar afield as the USA, Belgium, France, Austria and Switzerland, as well as the UK.
    Playlist:
    Anon: Veni, mater gratia (Alleluia V)
    Stephen Langton: Veni, sancte spiritus (Pentecost Sequence)
    Johannes Ockeghem: Credo
    Josquin Desprez: Motet: Magnus es tu, Domine
    Gregorian chants: De Profundis clamavi (Offertory Moosburg Gradual); Amen dico vobis quidquid (Communion - Moosburg Gradual)
    Pierre de la Rue: O Salutaris hostia (Missa de Sancta Anna)
    Amarcord
    Giovanni Paolo Cima: Sonata a 2 (Concerti Ecclesiastici) - excerpt
    Giovanni Battista Fontana: Violin Sonata No 2 in D
    Concitato Ensemble
    (recorded at York Early Music Festival's Young Artists Competition final on 18th July 2009)
    Anon: Verbliit uw lieve susterkyn (excerpt)
    Grand Desir
    Telemann: Distrait (Paris Quartet No 6 in E minor)
    Meridiana
    Catherine Bott presents music from German-based a capella group Amarcord.
    EMS David Mcguinness At The 2009 Mananan Festival20090815 Catherine Bott presents a concert of French and Scottish keyboard music, given by harpsichordist David McGuinness at the 2009 Mananan International Festival of Music and the Arts, in Port Erin, on the Isle of Man.
    The programme includes works by well-known composers such as Rameau and Couperin, as well as some intriguing lesser-known musicians like Alexander Reinagle, Jacques Duphly, Duncan Burnett and Christoph Schetky.
    Playlist:
    Duncan Burnett: Pavin
    Rameau: La Poule
    Claude Balbastre: Suite de clavecin - Book 1 (excerpt)
    Jacques Duphly: La De Drummond (Pièces de clavecin - Book 4)
    Johan Christoph Schetky: Sonata in D, Op 9, No 1
    Couperin: La Passacaille (Pieces de clavecin - Book 8)
    Alexander Reinagle: The East nook of Fife
    Rameau: Gavotte avec 6 doubles (Nouvelles Suite de pieces de clavecin ou 2nd livre)
    Jacques Duphly: Rondo (Pièces de clavecin - Book 1).
    Catherine Bott presents a concert of harpsichord music performed by David McGuinness.
    EMS Thomas Ravenscroft - Harmony To Please, Varietie To Delight20090822 Lucie Skeaping explores the life and music of Thomas Ravenscroft - an English composer who aimed to produce 'harmony to please, and varietie to delight'.
    An English musical prodigy, in 1609, he was editor of Pammelia, the earliest English printed collection of rounds and catches.
    Playlist:
    Ravenscroft: The marriage of the frogge and the mouse
    The Consort of Musicke
    Anthony Rooley (director)
    VIRGIN CLASSICS VC 7912172 Tr 15
    Ravenscroft: New Oysters; Come follow me merrily; New Oysters (reprise)
    Circa 1500 with Redbyrd
    CRD CRD3487 Trs 1, 14, 22
    Ravenscroft: Three Fantasias for viol
    VIRGIN CLASSICS VC 7912172 Trs 11-13
    Ravenscroft: Three Blind Mice; Browning Madame
    VIRGIN CLASSICS VC 7912172 Trs 9, 8
    Segue to:
    Ravenscroft: Who liveth so merry; Give us once a drink
    Pro Cantione Antiqua
    Mark Brown (conductor)
    Ian Partridge (director)
    TELDEC 843443 Trs 6, 13, 16
    William Parsons: The Lamentation
    His Majestie's Clerkes
    Paul Hillier (conductor)
    HARMONIA MUNDI HMU 907128 Tr 3
    Dowland: All people that on Earth do dwell...
    (Psalm 100)
    L'OISEAU-LYRE 452 5632 CD7 Tr 4
    Ravenscroft: Laboravi in gemitu meo; Ne laeteris inimical mea
    VIRGIN CLASSICS VC 7912172 Trs 17, 18
    Ravenscroft: Remember O Thou Man (Anthem from Melismata)
    The Sixteen
    Harry Christophers (conductor)
    COLLINS CLASSICS 14922 Tr 9
    Ravenscroft: We Be Soldiers Three
    City Waites
    REGIS RRC 1275 Tr 5
    Ravenscroft: Cryers Song of Cheape-Side
    VIRGIN CLASSICS VC 7912172 Tr 1.
    Lucie Skeaping explores the life and music of 17th-century composer Thomas Ravenscroft.
    EMS Ich Bin Ein Hamburger 20090823Catherine Bott presents a programme of music written by composers who were native to, or resident of the German city of Hamburg.
    Pieces include works by Praetorius, Weckmann, Scheidemann, Conradi, Handel, Telemann and C.P.E.
    Bach.
    Producer: Les Pratt
    BBC Manchester
    Playlist:
    H.
    Praetorius – Joseph lieber, Joseph mein
    The Tallis Scholars
    Directed by Peter Phillips
    GIMELL CDGIM 010
    Track 14
    J Praetorius – Magnificat Primi Toni (first part)
    Kristian Olesen (organ)
    PRIORY PRCD 444
    Track 6 (excerpt)
    segue
    Scheidemann – Pavana Lachrymae in D minor
    Andreas Staier (harpsichord)
    HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 901898
    Track 18
    Weckmann – Canzon in D
    Jan Katzschke (harpsichord)
    CPO 777 185-2
    Track 9
    Conradi – “Gute Nacht, ihr Anverwandten”; “Geneigte Liebe beglucke die Lust” (Ariadne)
    Karina Gauvin (soprano – Ariadne) / Barbara Borden (soprano – Phaedra) /
    Matthew White (countertenor – Evanthes) / Jan Kobow (tenor - Pamphilius) /
    James Taylor (tenor – Theseus) / Julian Podger (tenor – Pirithous)
    The Orchestra of the Boston Early Music Festival
    Directed by Paul O'Dette and Stephen Stubbs
    CPO 777 073-2
    CD2 Tracks 25-26
    Mattheson – Der Ober-Classe Dreizehntes Prob-Stuck
    Handel – Oboe Concerto in G minor HWV 287
    Frank de Bruine (oboe)
    The Parley of Instruments
    Directed by Peter Holman
    HYPERION CDA 67053
    Tracks 14-17
    Telemann – Der Geduldige Socrates
    Joszef Gregor (bass – Socrates)
    Capella Savaria
    Conducted by Nicholas McGegan
    HUNGAROTON HCD 12957-60
    CD1 Tracks 1-2
    C.P.E.
    Bach – Mein Heiland, meine Zuversicht H.830
    Himlische Cantorey / Les Amis de Philippe
    Conducted by Ludger Remy
    CPO 777 108-2
    Track 16
    Bach – Leite mich nach deinem Willen H.835
    Track 1
    Music by composers who were native to or residents of the German city of Hamburg.
    EMS Stradivarius2009090620100207Lucie Skeaping travels to Cremona in Italy to explore the city's violin making heritage.
    Lucie Skeaping travels to Cremona in Italy to explore the place where the Amati, Guarneri and Stradivari families gave birth to a new instrument - the violin.
    She talks to luthier Christopher D'Guerro about the craft of violin making, explores the Stradivari museum and meets Professor Andrea Mosconi, curator of Cremona's violin making heritage.
    All of the music featured is played on original instruments from Cremona's famous maker.
    Playlist:
    Tartini: Sonata No 22 in A minor
    Andrea Cappelletti (violin)
    KOCH 311262 Trs 17-20
    Vivaldi: The Four Seasons - Concerto No 2 in G minor (L'estate) - excerpt
    Nigel Kennedy (violin)
    English Chamber Orchestra
    EMI CDC 7495572 Tr 6
    Vivaldi: The Four Seasons - Concerto No 2 in G minor (L'estate) - complete
    EMI CDC 7495572 Trs 4-6
    Bach: Partita No3 in E, BWV1006 (excerpts)
    Arthur Grumiaux (violin)
    PHILIPS 438 7362 Tr 15
    Handel: Larghetto
    Ruggiero Ricci (violin)
    Leon Pommers (piano)
    BRUNSWICK AXA 4521 (LP) Side 2, Band 4
    Bach: Partita No 3 in E, BWV1006 (Preludio)
    PHILIPS 438 7362 Tr 10
    Corelli: Concerto grosso, Op 6 No 3 (excerpt); Concerto grosso, Op 6 No 2 (excerpts from 1st mvt)
    La Petite Bande
    Sigiswald Kuijken (conductor)
    DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI GD77007 CD1 Trs 10, 5
    Bach: Partita No 3 in E, BWV1006 (Menuet I-II)
    PHILIPS 438 7362 Tr 13.
    EMS Vivaldi Concertos 20090906Catherine Bott talks to Adrian Chandler about his recordings of Vivaldi concertos.
    Catherine Bott talks to the violinist and director of the ensemble La Serenissima, Adrian Chandler, about his recordings of some of Antonio Vivaldi's lesser-known concertos.
    Vivaldi wrote over five hundred concertos, including many for his own instrument, the violin, along with some for larger and grander ensembles.
    Adrian Chandler has long been a champion of Vivaldi as a composer, and is keen to demonstrate some of his less popular works in the concerto idiom.
    The programme will include complete performances of the Concerto for violin, 2 oboes, bassoon, 2 horns and timpani RV562a, and the violin concerto in F major RV292.
    Including:
    VIVALDI Concerto III con violino solo obligato in G, Op.3 RV.310 (1st movement)
    La Serenissima
    Directed by Adrian Chandler
    AVIE 2106
    Track 34
    VIVALDI Concerto senza cantin, for violin, strings and continuo RV.243 (1st movement)
    AVIE 2128
    Track 13
    VIVALDI Concerto for violin, strings and continuo in E flat, RV.254 (2nd movement)
    Track 19
    VIVALDI Concerto for violin, 2 cellos, strings and continuo in C, RV.561 (1st movement)
    Track 7
    VIVALDI Concerto for violin, cello, organ, strings and continuo, RV.554a
    AVIE 2063
    Tracks 23-25
    VIVALDI Concerto for violin, 2 oboes, bassoon, 2 horns, timpani, strings and continuo, RV.562a (3rd movement)
    AVIE 2154
    Track 20
    VIVALDI Concerto for violin, strings and continuo in F, RV.292
    Tracks 1-2
    BYRD Venite from The Great Service
    The Tallis Scholars
    Directed by Peter Phillips
    GIMELL CDGIM 011
    Track 1
    EMS Jean-marie Leclair 20090912Jean Marie Leclair's story is one of the most mysterious of the French baroque.
    He began life as a lacemaker before finding a career as a dancer, and eventually as a virtuoso violinist and composer, he became so celebrated that he was known as, The French Corelli".
    He quickly came to the attention of the King and his compositions became justifiably popular.
    Then, in 1758 his story takes a sudden twist.
    Leclair's marriage broke up and he chose to live in a hovel, in a dangerous area of Paris just east of the city walls.
    Why, nobody knows.
    He didn't need to live in such circumstances.
    One morning, his gardener, suspicious that Leclair's garden gate had been left open, ventured within and discovered the famous Leclair lying murdered in a pool of blood in the vestibule of his house.
    He had been stabbed three times.
    The Parisian police under the auspices of the celeberated French Lieutenant General of Police, Antoine de Sartine, held a thorough investigation.
    So what did happen to Leclair? Had his jealous nephew, Francois, killed him in a fit of pique.
    Could it have been his impoverished wife, Louise? Did the gardener, Paysant, do it or might it have been a psychopathic stranger? Lucie Skeaping outlines the grisly story with actors taking the parts of the various supsects in the case.
    The whole programme is illustrated with a selection from some of Leclair's marvellous music.
    Producer: Chris Wines
    Playlist:
    Sonata 6 in B minor: “Le Tombeau”
    Mvts 1 &2
    Les Folies Francoises/Patrick Cohen-Akenine
    Alpha 083
    Tracks: 9-10
    Sonata for two violins Op 3/3
    Chiara Banchini/John Holloway
    ERATO 2292 45013-2
    Track: 7
    “Viens Amour, quitte Cithere”
    Act 5 Scene 2 “Scylla et Glaucos”
    Catherien Dubosc (Sicilienne)
    Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists/
    John Eliot Gardiner
    ERATO ECD 75339
    CD 3 Track 26
    Concerto in A minor Opus7/5 – mvt 1 Vivace
    Simon Standage/Colleium Musicum 90
    CHANDOS CHAN0551
    Track: 4
    Sonata in F Opus 4/4 – iv Presto
    Musica Alta Ripa
    WDR GL 3428
    Track: 17
    Sonata in G minor Op 13 No 3 – iii.
    Aria
    London Baroque
    Harmonia Mundi 901646
    Track 23
    Deuxieme recreation de musique d'une Execution Facile in G minor op 8 – Menuets 1 et 1/Badinage
    Les Nieces de Rameau
    PIERRE VERANY PV794011
    Track: 12 & 13
    Concerto in D Major Op7/2 – mvt 2 Adagio
    Track: 2
    Mvt: (3) & 4
    Tracks: (11) & 12
    Lucie Skeaping considers the evidence concerning the murder in 1764 of Jean-Marie Leclair."
    EMS Milton's Comus 20090913Comus (A Mask Presented at Ludlow Castle, 1634) was a masque written by John Milton in honour of chastity and it was first presented on Michaelmas, 1634, before John Egerton, Earl of Bridgewater at Ludlow Castle in celebration of the Earl's elevation to President of Wales with music by Henry Lawes.
    Milton and Lawes had a close friendship and collaborated on a number of works, but Lawes was not the last composer to write music for this masque.
    In Milton's 400th anniversary year, Catherine Bott travels to Ludlow Castle to explore the occasion of that first performance and the music which Comus went on to inspire.
    The programme includes excerpts from Comus and Milton's sonnet to Lawes: To Mr.
    H.
    Lawes, on his Aires read by Robert Glenister.
    PLAYLIST:
    HENRY LAWES Sitting by the Streams
    Consort of Musicke/Anthony Rooley
    Hyperion CDA 66135
    Track 17
    John Milton (father) Fair Oriana in the morn
    I Fagiolini
    Chandos CHAN 0682
    Track 23
    HENRY LAWES Sweet Stay Awhile
    The Consort of Musicke/Anthony Rooley
    Track 3
    MAZZOCCHI La Catena d'Adone
    Les Arts Florissant/William Christie
    Virgin Classics 3381542
    Track 2
    HENRY LAWES From the heav'ns now I fly;
    Robin Blaze (countertenor)/Elizabeth Kenny (theorbo)
    Hyperion CDA 67589
    Track 9
    Segue to:
    WILLIAM LAWES Country Dance;
    Elizabeth Kenny (lute)
    Track 12
    HENRY LAWES Sweet Echo…
    Rebecca Outram (soprano)/Elizabeth Kenny (theorbo)
    Track 11
    THOMAS ARNE By the Rushy-fringed bank/ Brightest Lady
    Emma Kirby (soprano)/Academy of Ancient Music/Christopher Hogwood
    Decca 470 372-2
    Track 13 (CD2/2)
    THOMAS ARNE Fame's an Echo/ Not on Beds of Fading Flowers
    Julianne Baird (soprano)/Colin Tilney (harpsichord)/Alison Mackay (viola da gamba)
    Dorian DOR 90105
    Tracks 7, 8
    HANDEL Comus
    Patrizia Kwella (soprano)/Margaret Cable (mezzo)/David Thomas (bass)/Academy of Ancient Music/Christopher Hogwood
    OISEAU LYRE 421 479-2
    Tracks 20-25
    Catherine Bott explores John Milton's masque Comus.
    EMS The Huelgas Ensemble At The 2009 Edinburgh Festival20090919 Lucie Skeaping presents a concert given by the Huelgas Ensemble under their music director Paul van Nevel at Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh, as part of the 2009 Edinburgh International Festival.
    The ensemble, which is named after a Cistercian monastery near Burgos in Spain, has been established since 1970 and has carved a reputation as one of the leading vocal ensembles in Europe.
    The group is particularly famous for its pioneering recordings of music by composers from the Franco-Flemish school, such as Nicholas Gombert and Pierre de Manchicourt.
    This concert juxtaposes sacred music by two composers of different generations - Michael Praetorius and Bach.
    Arguably the most famous composers of the German chorale tradition, they based many of their compositions on the same basic material.
    Here, the eight voices and seven instrumentalists of the Huelgas Ensemble show how both composers treat the same texts, in very different ways.
    Playlist:
    Gallus: Obsecro Domine (In adventu Domini nostri Jesu Christi)
    Huelgas Ensemble
    Paul van Nevel (conductor)
    SONY CLASSICAL SK 64305 Tr 2
    Gombert: Tous les regretz
    SONY CLASSICAL SK 48249 Tr 4
    Praetorius: Ach, Gott, vom Himmel sieh' darein
    Bach: Ach, Gott, vom Himmel sieh' darein
    Praetorius: Das Silber durchs Feur siebenmal
    Bach: Du stellst mein Jesu, selber dich
    BBC RECORDING
    Praetorius: Mitten wir im Leben sind
    Bach: Mitten wir im Leben sind
    Praetorius: Aus tiefer Noth schrey ich zu dir
    Bach: Ob bei uns ist der Sünden viel
    Lejeune: O roze reyne des fleurs
    SONY CLASSICAL SK 68259 Tr 3
    Praetorius: Christe, der du bist Tag und Licht
    Bach: Wir bitten dein' gottliche Kraft
    De Rore: Mia benigna fortuna
    HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 901760 Tr 3
    Praetorius: Mit Fried' und Freud' ich fahr' dahin
    Bach: Mit Fried' und Freud' ich fahr' dahin
    Praetorius: Denn hast du allen furgestelt
    The Huelgas Ensemble performs chorales by Bach and Praetorius at 2009's Edinburgh Festival
    EMS Domenico Zipoli 20090920Catherine Bott explores the life and music of the composer Domenico Zipoli, a contemporary of Bach and Handel who seemed to disappear from European musical life just as he was making his mark with the publication of his first work, the Sonate d'intavolatura per organo e cimbalo.
    Did his early promise fade and leave him resigned to a life of obscurity? No.
    Scholars had known for a while that there was another Domenico Zipoli, active just after this time in Paraguay, but it wasn't until the 1950s that it was realised that the two composers were in fact one and the same.
    He had joined the Jesuit reductiones and gone to South America - music played a pivotal role in in the missions, fulfilling the Jesuits' aim of transmitting the idea of God to the natives.
    The music he composed there was thought to be lost, until at the beginning of the 1960s when a mass for three-part choir (without bass), soloists, two violins, organ and continuo was located, reading: 'copied in Potossi, in the year 1784', that is 58 years after the composer's death.
    The fact that over half a century after Zipoli's death his works were still performed in Argentina and in Higher Peru clearly reflect his importance.
    Then, in 1972, 5000 pages of manuscript music were accidentally discovered in East Bolivia, among them a large number of complete works by Zipoli.
    They were being used as toilet paper in the bathroom of the church sacristy.
    Playlist:
    Zipoli: Sonate d'intavolatura: Toccata
    Dominique Ferran (organ)
    K617037 Tr 2
    Zipoli: Sonate pour Violon et basse continue
    Les Soloists de l'Ensemble Elyma
    K617037 Tr 10
    Zipoli: Partite (do maggiore) - Sonate d'intavolatura per cimbalo
    Sergio Vartolo (harpsichord)
    TACTUS TC682602 Tr 14
    Zipoli: Deus In Adjutorium - Domine Ad Adjuvandum
    Coro de Ninos Cantores de Cordoba
    Ensemble Elyma
    Gabriel Garrido (conductor)
    K617027 CD 2 Tr 1
    Zipoli: Beatus Vir
    K617027 CD 2 Tr 4
    Zipoli: Kyrie (Misa Brevis)
    Cristina Garcia Banegas (organ)
    Affetti Musicali Buenos Aires
    K617036 Tr 1
    Zipoli: Letania I En Do
    K617036 Tr 7.
    Catherine Bott explores the life and music of the composer Domenico Zipoli.
    EMS The Story Of Ann Cargill2009092020100307Lucie Skeaping vists the Scilly Isles to trace the life of the notorious actress and singer, Ann Cargill, who drowned in a dramatic shipwreck there in 1784, and whose ghost is said to have haunted Rosevear Island ever since.
    Ann Cargill, made her London stage debut in 1771 at the tender age of eleven, playing the role of Titania in George Coleman's Covent Garden production of Thomas Arne's opera The Fairy Prince".
    She soon became a huge box office hit as a child star, and took on more and more roles as she grew into womanhood.
    By the time she was fifteen, she was a very attractive young lady indeed, and used her feminine wiles to attract a string of rather undesirable suitors.
    After she eloped with a married man eighteen years her senior, her father eventually washed his hands of her.
    She continued to be a popular draw at Drury Lane, in productions of John Gay's "The Beggar's Opera" and Thomas Linley's "The Duenna", but her love-life became more and more scandalous as the years progressed.
    She married the son of a wealthy diamond merchant, but they separated after just three days, when she discovered he was flat-broke and evading his creditors! Eventually, she fell in love with a handsome merchant seaman - Captain John Haldane - and, carrying his illegitimate child, left London altogether to start a new life with him in India.
    In Bombay, however, she received a mixed reception.
    Some were delighted that such a charming and talented young woman was providing entertainment by giving performances of her famous arias; others, however, were distinctly unimpressed that an English strumpet was parading around far-flung corners of the Empire, flaunting her bastard son and bringing shame and embarrassment to the nation.
    One such, was the Prime Minister, William Pitt the Younger, who sent word via the East India Company that Mrs Cargill and Captain Haldane should return to Britain forthwith.
    So, in December 1783, they boarded their ship - the Nancy Packet - and set sail for London once again.
    The journey was long and arduous, and they finally arrived in British waters in February 1784, amidst a horrific gale.
    In the middle of the night, the ship became hopelessly lost, and struck one of the many treacherous rocks off the western reaches of Scilly.
    Ann Cargill, still wearing her nightclothes, managed to scramble into a lifeboat with her infant son, heading for Rosevear Island, which appeared to be the nearest safe haven.
    The Nancy Packet broke apart and sank in the tumult, and it wasn't for another seven days that the weather abated enough for locals to venture out to the wreck site to see if there were any survivors.
    They discovered the upturned lifeboat just off a small bay on Rosevear Island, and underneath, found Ann Cargill, floating in her nightgown, with her head resting on her baby's, as if in sleep.
    It was a melancholy scene to break any heart.
    All the dead were buried in makeshift graves on top of Rosevear Island, until a wealthy businessman offered to pay for Ann Cargill, John Haldane and their son to have a proper burial at the Old Town Church on St.
    Mary's.
    It's said that those who have visited Rosevear Island since the disaster struck, have heard an unearthly singing.
    Lucie Skeaping meets Todd Stevens, a wreck-diver and treasure hunter, who found the wreck of the Nancy Packet in 2007, and has since written a book about his findings and about the life and death of Ann Cargill.
    Playlist:
    Thomas Arne: Seek you Majesty (The Fairy Prince)
    Rachel Nicholls (soprano)
    Robin Tritschler (tenor)
    Pawel Siwczak (harpsichord)
    BBC recording
    Thomas Arne: Melt earth to sea (The Fairy Prince)
    SEGUE
    Thomas Arne: Nay, nay, you must not stay (The Fairy Prince)
    Thomas Arne: Airs 37, 38 & 39 (The Beggar's Opera)
    Bronwen Mills (Polly)
    HYPERION CDA 66591 Disc 2 Trs 16 - 19
    Frederick Lampe: The Coquet
    Emma Curtis (contralto)
    The Frolick
    AVIE 2102 Disc 1 Tr 8
    Thomas Arne: The charge is prepared (The Beggar's Opera)
    Adrian Thompson (Macheath)
    HYPERION CDA 66591 Disc 2 Tr 48
    Purcell: Celia has a thousand charms (excerpt)
    AVIE 2102 Disc 1 Tr 2
    Henry Holcombe: The Syren of the stage
    AVIE 2102 Disc 1 Tr 15
    Thomas Linley: By him we love offended (The Duenna)
    Thomas Linley: When Sable night (The Duenna)
    Thomas Linley: Adieu, thou dreary pile (The Duenna)
    Anon: Scilly Rocks (excerpt)
    Tony Snell (vocals)
    FOREST TRACKS FT 3016 Side 2 Tr 7.
    Lucie Skeaping visits the Scilly Isles to learn about the 18th-century singer, Ann Cargill"
    EMS Alla Francesca At The 2009 York Early Music Festival20090927 In a programme exploring the impact of the Black Death on early music, Catherine Bott introduces highlights of a concert given in the Chapter House of York Minster by the ensemble Alla Francesca as part of the York Early Music Festival 2009.
    The music includes settings of Hebrew prayers, anonymous songs from the Jewish community, and sequences of instrumental and vocal music by Machaut.
    All music performed by Alla Francesca:
    Helene Decarpignies (voice)
    Brigitte Lesne (voice, harp, percussion)
    Emmanuel Vistorky (voice)
    Marco Horvat (voice, lute)
    Vivabiancaluna Biffi (vielle)
    Pierre Hamon (recorders, bagpipe)
    Ovadia Hager: Barukh Hagever (Hebrew prayer)
    Segue to:
    Moniot de Paris: Shalfu tzarim (Hebrew elegy)
    Machaut: Comment qu'a moy/Douce dame jolie (virelais)
    Machaut: Puis que ma dolour (virelai)
    Machaut: Honte, paour et doubtance (diminution from Codex Faenza)
    Machaut: Mors sui se je ne vous voy (virelai)
    Machaut: De toutes flous n'avoit et de tous fruis (ballade)
    Machaut: Dame a vous sans retollir (virelai)
    Anon: Nu tret herzuo der boessen welle (penitent's song for the Black Death)
    Anon: Maria unser frowe kyrie eleyson (penitent's song for the Black Death)
    Anon: Mamenyu, lyubenyu (song)
    Anon: Graff von Rom (song)
    Anon: Tif in veldele vakst a beymele (song)
    Anon: Unter a kleyn beymele (song).
    A concert of music for the Black Death from the 2009 York Early Music Festival.
    EMS Renaissance Polyphony2009100320100131Lucie Skeaping explores the mysteries of renaissance polyphony with Peter Phillips.
    Lucie Skeaping is joined by Peter Phillips and the Tallis Scholars to explore some of the defining qualities and the ethos of Renaissance polyphony.
    She asks what has prompted their enthusiasm for it and learns how working with this music has encouraged the group to find a distinctive sound and performing methodology.
    Including excerpts from some of the Tallis Scholars many recordings.
    Peter Phillips and his group have specialised in the performance of Renaissance polyphony since 1973.
    They have built a reputation for bringing some of the greatest European church music of the 16th and 17th centuries onto the concert platform.
    Playlist:
    Tallis: O Sacrum Convivium
    Tallis Scholars
    Peter Phillips (conductor)
    GIMELL CDGIM 998
    Track: 6
    Taverner: Western Wind Mass - Sanctus and Benedictus
    GIMELL CDGIM 027
    Track: 3
    Palestrina: Surge, illuminare
    GIMELL CDGIM 994
    Track: 2
    Tallis: Lamentations 1
    GIMELL CDGIM 996
    Allegri: Miserere
    Roy Goodman (treble)
    Choir of Kings College, Cambridge
    David Willcocks (conductor)
    DECCA 466 373-2
    Track: 1
    Tallis: Salvator mundi
    Clerkes of Oxenford
    David Wulstan (conductor)
    CALLIOPE CAL9623
    Track: 7
    Palestrina: Gloria (Missa Papae Marcelli)
    GIMELL CDGIM 041
    Track: 4
    William Mundy: Adolescentulus sum ergo
    Victoria: Sanctus and Benedictus (Requiem)
    GIMELL CDGIM 012
    Elizabeth Edwards: Arise (excerpt)
    (BBC recording from York Early Music Festival 2009).
    GIMELL CDGIM 998 Tr 6
    GIMELL CDGIM 027 Tr 3
    GIMELL CDGIM 994 Tr 2
    GIMELL CDGIM 996 Tr 2
    CALLIOPE CAL9623 Tr 7
    Palestrina: Missa Papae Marcelli - Gloria
    GIMELL CDGIM 041 Tr 4
    GIMELL CDGIM 998 Tr 7
    Victoria: Requiem - Sanctus and Benedictus
    GIMELL CDGIM 012 Tr 6
    Lucie Skeaping is joined by Peter Phillips and the Tallis Scholars to explore some of the defining qualities and the ethos of Renaissance polyphony. She asks what has prompted their enthusiasm for it and learns how working with this music has encouraged the group to find a distinctive sound and performing methodology. Including excerpts from some of the Tallis Scholars many recordings.
    Peter Phillips and his group have specialised in the performance of Renaissance polyphony since 1973. They have built a reputation for bringing some of the greatest European church music of the 16th and 17th centuries onto the concert platform.
    EMS 18/01/2009 20091004Simon Lole explores the Mulliner Book, a collection of Tudor keyboard music.
    Organist Simon Lole explores the Mulliner Book, one of the most important collections of Tudor keyboard music.
    It was compiled in the 1560s by Thomas Mulliner, an organist at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and it now resides in the British Library.
    Assumed by some to have been used for training choirboys, the book contains 121 keyboard works, of which over half are based on liturgical chants.
    The collection contains works by Thomas Tallis, John Redford, William Blitheman, John Taverner and Christopher Tye as well as several anonymous works.
    Anon: Galliard (Mulliner Book)
    Joseph Payne (organ)
    Naxos 8.850718
    Track: 1
    Newman: Pavan (Mulliner Book)
    Paul Wolfe (harpsichord)
    Lyrichord LEMS8033
    CD 1 Track: 1
    Thomas Tallis: Remember Not, O Lord (Mulliner Book)
    Naxos 8.550719
    William Munday: Tres Partes in Una (Mulliner Book)
    CD 1 Track: 3
    Anon: Felix Namque (plainchant)
    Anonymous 4
    Harmonia Mundi HMU 907080
    Track: 14
    Anon: Gloria Tibi Trinitas (plainchant)
    The Sixteen/Harry Christophers
    Helios CDH 55052
    John Taverner: Missa Gloria Tibi Trinitas: Sanctus and Benedictus
    The Tallis Scholars/Peter Phillips
    Gimell CDGIM 004
    Track: 5
    Thomas Tallis: In Nomine II
    Charivari Agreable
    Signum SIGCD 042
    CD 1 Track: 2
    William Blitheman: Gloria Tibi Trinitas iii (Mulliner Book)
    CD 1 Track: 7
    William Blitheman: Gloria Tibi Trinitas iv (Mulliner Book)
    CD 1 Track: 8
    John Redford: O Lux with a meane (Mulliner Book)
    Track: 4
    John Redford: Salvator with a meane (Mulliner Book)
    Track 7
    Dur: 0.47
    John Redford: Lucem tuam (Mulliner Book)
    Naxos 8.550718
    Thomas Tallis: Like as the doleful dove (song)
    Stephen Taylor (counter tenor)
    Lynda Sayce (lute)
    CD 1 Track: 21
    Thomas Tallis: Like as the doleful dove (Mulliner Book)
    Laurence Cummings (harpsichord)
    CD 1 Track: 9
    Thomas Tallis: O ye tender babes (song)
    CD 1 Track: 22
    Thomas Tallis: O ye tender babes (Mulliner Book)
    CD 1 Track: 10
    Thomas Tallis: Per haec nos (Mulliner Book)
    Rachelle Taylor (organ)
    ATMA Classique ACD2 2349
    Anon: La Shymyze (Mulliner Book)
    The Folger Consort
    BARD BDCD 9510
    Anon: La Doune Celle (Mulliner Book)
    Track: 2
    Anon: La Bounette (Mulliner Book)
    Track: 3
    Skip Sempe (harpsichord)
    ASTREE NAIVE E8841
    Track: 10
    The programme also features under speech:
    Thomas Tallis: A Point (Mulliner Book)
    CD 1 Track: 13.
    EMS Les Arts Florissants20091004 Catherine Bott presents a celebration of the 30th anniversary of Les Arts Florissants, who under their founder-director William Christie have been largely responsible for the revival of 17th-century French repertoire in France.
    Catherine talks to soprano Sophie Daneman about her close associations with the ensemble and plays a selection of their famous recordings.
    Playlist:
    Etienne Moulinie: Il est temps que l'ennuy face place a la Joye (Cantique de Moyse)
    Agnes Mellon, Birgit Grenat (soprano)
    Guillemette Laurens (mezzo-soprano)
    Dominique Visse (countertenor)
    Josep Benet (tenor)
    Michel Laplenie
    Phillipe Cantor
    Gregory Reinhart (bass)
    Les Arts Florissants
    William Christie (director)
    HARMONIA MUNDI HMX 2901055 Tr 1
    Rameau: Hippolyte et Aricie (Act 2, Sc 5)
    Pluto....Nathan Berg
    Mercury....Yann Beuron
    Trio of three fates: (to 'inspire fear and dread'!)
    Christopher Josey (tenor)
    Matthieu Lecroart (baritone)
    Bertand Bontoux (bass)
    ERATO 0630 15517 2 CD 2 Trs 9, 10
    Lully: Sangaride and Doris (Atys - Act 1, Sc 4)
    Agnes Mellon, Francois Semellaz (soprano)
    HARMONIA MUNDI HML 5901257.59 CD 1 Trs 14, 15
    Lully: Sleep Scene (Atys - Act 3, Sc 4)
    Sleep....Gilles Ragon
    Morpheus....Jean-Paul Fouchecourt
    Phobetor....Bernard Deletre
    Phantasmus....Michel Laplenie
    HARMONIA MUNDI HML 5901257.59 CD 2 Tr 15
    Philidor: C'est vous, mon pere; Le Jardin des Voix (Tom Jones)
    Amel Brahim Djelloul
    Xavier Sabata
    Andrew Tortoise
    Judith Van Wanroij
    Andre Morsch
    Konstantin Wolff
    Claire Debono
    VIRGIN CLASSICS 338 1542 Tr 13
    Mondonville: Gloria Patri (Dominus regnavit - grand motet)
    ERATO 0630 17791 2 Tr 6
    Handel: Recit: Ye verdant plains and woody mountains; Aria: Hush, ye pretty warbling quire! (Acis et Galatea)
    Sophie Daneman (soprano)
    ERATO 3984 25505 2 CD 1, Trs 3 and 4.
    Catherine Bott celebrates 30 years of the work of Les Arts Florissants.
    EMS Carl Heinrich Graun2009101020100808Catherine Bott explores the life and music of German composer Carl Heinrich Graun.
    Catherine Bott delves into the life and the intriguing music of mid-18th century German composer Carl Heinrich Graun - not necessarily a famous name these days, but in his time, along with Hasse, considered to be the most important German composer of Italian opera.
    As a young man, Graun had his fingers in many musical pies, and by the time he reached his early 20s, was an accomplished singer, cellist, keyboard-player and composer.
    He spent nine happy years in the service of the Duke of Brunswick, where, in 1733, he came onto Prince Frederick of Prussia's radar, and before long, Graun was given a plum job at Frederick's court.
    Soon after that, the music-loving Prince Frederick acceded to the throne, and, as Frederick the Great, began to challenge the world on all fronts.
    While the new emperor prepared his armies to invade Silesia, his trusty Kapellmeister Graun set off to scout the opera houses of Italy and bring back the best talent to Berlin.
    Frederick was an ardent opera enthusiast and was determined to turn Berlin into an international operatic centre.
    To that end, he commissioned two new stages from architect and painter George Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff, both inaugurated within 12 months of one another, with new productions of operas by Graun.
    The first was Graun's setting of Rodelinda for the theatre at the royal residence in the Berliner Stadtschloss, and the second, in December 1742, was for the opera house in central Berlin, at Unter den Linden, which opened to huge critical praise with Graun's magnificent Cleopatre et Cesare.
    Graun's music expresses the moving, the tender and the imploring; his simplification of certain aspects of the operatic structure, like the arioso (a style of singing somewhere between aria and recitative) and even ballet, point to the next generation of composers, especially the most famous 18th-century musical reformer of all - Gluck.
    Playlist:
    Graun: Herr, ich habe lieb die Statte deines Hauses
    L'arpa Festante
    Basler Madrigalisten
    Fritz Naf (conductor)
    CPO 777 158-2 Tr 12
    Graun: Trio in C for viola da gamba, keyboard and continuo (3rd mvt)
    Philippe Pierlot (viola da gamba)
    Ricercar Consort
    RICERCAR RIC 047025 Tr 12
    Graun: Pompe vane di morte (Rodelinda)
    Nathalie Stutzman (contralto)
    The Hanover Band
    Roy Goodman (director)
    RCA 09026 61903-2 Tr 4
    Graun: Overture (Cleopatre and Cesare)
    Concerto Koln
    Rene Jacobs (director)
    HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 901561.63 Disc 1 Tr 1
    Graun: Ecco mio Ben l'istante (Cleopatre and Cesare)
    Cleopatra - Janet Williams
    Cesare - Iris Vermillion
    Rene Jacobs (conductor)
    HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 901561.63 Disc 3 Tr 14
    Graun: Sonata in G for flute (3rd mvt)
    Barthold Kuijken (transverse flute)
    Wieland Kuijken (cello)
    Bob van Asperen (harpsichord)
    SONY CLASSICAL SK66267 Tr 15
    Graun: Der Tod Jesu (Nos 23 and 24)
    Klaus Mertens (baritone)
    Kammerchor Cantamus Halle
    Capella Savaria
    Pal Nemeth (director)
    QUINTANA (HARMONIA HUNDI) QUI 903061 Trs 23-24
    Graun: Montezuma (Ah sol per te)
    Encarnacion Vasquez (Montezuma)
    Dorothea Wirtz (Eupaforice)
    Deutsche Kammerakademie
    Johannes Goritzki (conductor)
    CAPRICCIO 60 032-2 Disc 2 Tr 14.
    EMS Christopher Hogwood 20091011Catherine Bott talks to conductor, keyboardist and musicologist Christopher Hogwood.
    Catherine Bott talks to distinguished conductor, keyboardist and musicologist Christopher Hogwood about his career as one of the major proponents of the early music movement.
    Included in their discussion is Christopher's early work with David Munrow in the Early Music Consort of London as well as the orchestra he founded in 1973, the Academy of Ancient Music, of which he is Emeritus Director.
    The music featured is from his celebrated collection of recordings, including a work from Byrd's My Ladye Nevell's Booke, vocal music by Purcell, a keyboard fantasia by CPE Bach and part of Handel's opera Rinaldo.
    Playlist:
    Anon (French): Chevalier, mult estes guariz
    Second Crusade (1147)
    The Early Music Consort of London:
    Christopher Hogwood (tabor)
    Geoffrey Shaw (baritone)
    Chorus
    David Munrow (recorder)
    Eleanor Sloan (treble rebec)
    Oliver Brookes (bass rebec)
    DECCA 430 264-2 Tr 4
    Purcell: An Evening Hymn
    Christopher Hogwood (organ)
    Emma Kirkby (soprano)
    Anthony Rooley (lute)
    L'OISEAU-LYRE 417 123-2 Tr 16
    William Byrd: The Carmans Whistle
    Christopher Hogwood (Flemish harpsichord)
    L'OISEAU-LYRE 430 484-2 CD 3 Tr 4
    Vivaldi: Cello Concerto in D minor, RV 406 (Allegro/Adagio/Allegro)
    Christophe Coin (cello)
    The Academy of Ancient Music
    Christopher Hogwood (director)
    L'OISEAU-LYRE 433 052-2 Trs 1-3
    CPE Bach: Fantasy in C
    Christopher Hogwood (fortepiano)
    L'OISEAU-LYRE 433 189-2 Tr 7
    Handel: Mori svenata - O Numi! (Rinaldo - Act 3, Sc 3); Nella guardata soglia come osaste portar sicuro il piede?; Sorge nel petto certo diletto; Al trionfo s'affretti senza ritardo il corso!; E' un incendio fra due venti (Rinaldo - Sc 4)
    Armida....Luba Orgonasova (soprano)
    Almirena....Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo-soprano)
    Rinaldo....David Daniels (countertenor)
    Goffredo....Bernarda Fink (mezzo-soprano)
    Eustazio, Daniel Taylor (countertenor)
    DECCA 467 087-2 CD 3 Trs 6-10.
    EMS Lully Lullay2009101720100328Lucie Skeaping explores the art of the lullaby and its inspiration to early music.
    Lucie Skeaping explores the tender art of the lullaby, from ancient melody to Elizabethan song, and discovers how this most intimate of forms offers inspiration to the world of early music.
    The act of rocking a child to sleep with a gentle tune is one of our most simple and natural forms of music-making.
    They are common to all cultures and ages, and though they are varied, they all share remarkable similarities.
    Their words are soothing, using onomatopoeic and nonsense sounds, like the 'ninna nanna' of Italy and the English 'lulla lulla'.
    Often these lullabies are passed down from generation to generation and are known throughout regions and countries.
    But they are also transformed by this oral transmission.
    Many look outward to nocturnal themes, or to daily chores and the baby itself.
    Religious themes are also widespread.
    By its very nature, the lullaby has a certain gentle spirituality and its serenity is particularly suited to the Nativity.
    It reminds us of Mary's pure devotion to the baby Jesus, her gentle care and the universality of this particular kind of miracle.
    Many Christmas carols incorporate gentle rocking rhythms, simple structures, repetitive motifs or common phrases, like the 'Lully Lullay' of the well-known Coventry Carol.
    Many were also well-known secular tunes that were given devotional subjects in an attempt to lead audiences away from profane subjects.
    Others depict holy figures in easily-recognised scenes from daily life - Joseph rocking the cradle or Mary washing nappies.
    As well as featuring traditional music, and anonymous composers from around the world, the programme features pieces by English composers Anthony Holborne, William Byrd and John Bennet.
    Playlist:
    Anon: My Sweet Little Darling (England c.1580 - though often attributed to Byrd)
    Alain Zaepffel/Eugene Ferre/Les Elements
    ADDA 581033 Tr 1
    Anon: Lullay - I Saw A Swete Semly Syght
    Anonymous 4
    HARMONIA MUNDI HMU 907099 Tr 9
    Trad: Turkmen Lullaby
    BBC archive recording
    Holborne: The Fruit of Love
    The King's Noyse
    HARMONIA MUNDI HMU 907238 Trs 12 (Fruit) and 15 (Lullabie)
    Segue:
    Holborne: Pavan The Cradle
    The York Waits
    AMON RA CDSAR 62 Tr 27 (Cradle)
    Holborne: Galliard Lullabie
    HARMONIA MUNDI HMU 907238 Tr 15
    Byrd: Lullaby, my sweet little baby
    David Cordier/Tragicomedia
    HYPERION CDA 66307 Tr 9
    Song of the Nuns of Chester
    Alfred Deller/The Deller Consort
    VANGUARD CLASSICS 08506571 Tr 23
    Anon: Swete was the song the Virgine soong
    Taverner Consort and Players
    Andrew Parrott (conductor)
    EMI CDC 7498092 Tr 13
    Anon: Lullaby, lullow
    Taverner Consort
    VIRGIN CLASSICS VC 5451562 Tr 15 (instrumental)
    Anon: Coventry Carol
    Sneak's Noyse
    AMON RA CDSAR 62 Tr 5
    Anon, arr J Savall: Cancao de embalar - Jose embala o menino
    Montserrat Figueres
    Hesperion XXI
    ALIA VOX AV 9826 Tr 1
    Anon: Berceuse - Noumi, noumi yaldati
    ALIA VOX AV 9826 Tr 11
    John Bennett: Venus' Birds
    David Cordier
    Tragicomedia
    Stephen Stubbs
    HYPERION CDA 66307 Tr 19
    Anon: Baloo, my babe
    Evelyn Tubb (soprano)
    Michael Fields (lute)
    MUSICA OSCURA 070980 Tr 18.
    EMS Lully Lullay2009101720121118Lucie Skeaping explores the tender art of the lullaby, from ancient melody to Elizabethan song, and discovers how this most intimate of forms offers inspiration to the world of early music.
    The act of rocking a child to sleep with a gentle tune is one of our most simple and natural forms of music-making. They are common to all cultures and ages, and though they are varied, they all share remarkable similarities. Their words are soothing, using onomatopoeic and nonsense sounds, like the 'ninna nanna' of Italy and the English 'lulla lulla'.
    Often these lullabies are passed down from generation to generation and are known throughout regions and countries. But they are also transformed by this oral transmission. Many look outward to nocturnal themes, or to daily chores and the baby itself.
    Religious themes are also widespread. By its very nature, the lullaby has a certain gentle spirituality and its serenity is particularly suited to the Nativity. It reminds us of Mary's pure devotion to the baby Jesus, her gentle care and the universality of this particular kind of miracle. Many Christmas carols incorporate gentle rocking rhythms, simple structures, repetitive motifs or common phrases, like the 'Lully Lullay' of the well-known Coventry Carol. Many were also well-known secular tunes that were given devotional subjects in an attempt to lead audiences away from profane subjects. Others depict holy figures in easily-recognised scenes from daily life - Joseph rocking the cradle or Mary washing nappies.
    As well as featuring traditional music, and anonymous composers from around the world, the programme features pieces by English composers Anthony Holborne, William Byrd and John Bennet.
    EMS Handel's Borrowing 20091018Catherine Bott explores Georg Friedrich Handel's controversial musical 'borrowings', which in today's world of music copyright is likely to have been plagiaristic.
    Playlist:
    Handel: His yoke is Easy (Messiah)
    Dawson/ Denley/ James/ Davies/ George (soloists)
    The Sixteen Choir and Orchestra
    Harry Christophers (conductor)
    Hyperion CDD22019 CD1 Tr 22
    Handel: Italian Duet: Quel fior che all'alba ride, HWV192 (1st mvt)
    Patricia Petibon
    Anna Maria Panzarella
    Le Concert d'Astree
    Emmanuelle Haim (conducto)
    Virgin Classics 5455242 Tr 9
    Handel: Pastoral symphony/Pifa (Messiah)
    Hyperion CDD22019 CD 1 Tr 13
    Segue to:
    Playford: Parthenia (The Dancing Master)
    The Broadside Band
    Amon Ra CDSAR28 Tr 6 (excerpt)
    Telemann: Musique de table - concerto for threeviolins (excerpt)
    Camerata of 18th Century
    Konrad Hunteler (conductor)
    MD&G MDG31105802 CD 3 Tr 5 (excerpt)
    Handel: Sinfonie: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Solomon)
    Gabrieli Consort
    Paul McCreesh (conductor)
    ARCHIV 459688-2 CD 3 Tr 1
    Telemann: Flute Sonata (Musique de Table)
    MD&G MDG31105802 CD 2 Tr 5, 8
    Handel: Organ Concerto HWV 304 (1st and last mvt)
    Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
    Bob Van Asperen (conductor)
    Virgin Classics VCD5452362 CD 2 Tr 15, 17
    Gottlieb Muffat: Trio (II componimenti musicali)
    Ruso (harpsichord)
    TREC40005 Tr 14
    Handel: Theodora (trio from Ouverture)
    Les Arts Florissant
    William Christie (conductor)
    ERATO 0927431812 CD 1 Tr 2
    Handel: Egypt was glad (Israel in Egypt)
    The Sixteen
    Orchestra of the Sixteen
    COLLINS CLASSICS 70352 CD 1 Tr 2
    Kerll: Fourth Canzona
    Haselbock (organ)
    NOVALIS 1500942 Tr 13
    Handel: Concerto grosso, HWV327 (final gigue)
    Concentus Musicus Wien
    Nikolaus Harnoncourt (conductor)
    TELDEC 835603
    CD3 Tr 6
    Corelli: Concerto grosso No 12 (giga)
    Modo Antiquo
    Federico Maria Sardelli (conductor)
    Tactus TC 650308 Tr 37
    Handel: The Ways of Zion do Mourn (Funeral Anthem for Queen Caroline): II The Ways of Zion do Mourn
    Alsfelder Vokalensemble
    Barockorchester Bremen
    Wolfgang Helbich (conductor)
    CPO 9992442 Tr 2 (excerpt)
    Mozart: Requiem (Introitus)
    Konzertvereinigung Wiener Staatsopernchor
    Vienna Philharmonic
    Georg Solti (conductor)
    DECCA 4336882 Tr 1 (excerpt)
    Articles on Handel's borrowings:
    The Case for Handel's Borrowings: the Judgement of Three Centuries
    George J Buelow
    Why Did Handel Borrow?
    John H Roberts
    Both articles are compiled in:
    Handel: Tercentenary Collection (Ed Stanley Sadie and Anthony Hicks)
    Published 1987
    Boydell & Brewer
    ISBN:083571833
    Another Handel Borrowing from Telemann? - Capital Gains
    Ian Payne
    The Musical Times, Vol 142, No 1874 (Spring, 2001), pp.
    33-42 (article consists of 10 pages).
    Exploring Handel's controversial and frequent musical 'borrowings'.
    EMS Brighton Early Music Festival 200920091024 Lucie Skeaping presents a special programme from the Sallis Benny Theatre as part of the 2009 Brighton Early Music Festival.
    She is joined by its directors Deborah Roberts and Clare Norburn to discuss some of the highlights of the festival, and also introduces music from three exciting young early music groups: Tempus Fugit, Triologue and the 1607 Ensemble.
    Lucie Skeaping presents a special programme from the 2009 Brighton Early Music Festival.
    EMS The Elizabethan Stage Jig2009102520100221Lucie Skeaping explores bawdy musical comedies from 16th and 17th century England.
    Lucie Skeaping explores the often forgotten world of the Elizabethan stage jig - a popular form of bawdy musical comedy from the 16th and 17th century.
    The crowds who flocked to the London playhouses in the late 16th and early 17th century expected to be amused and amazed.
    Mostly, they got their money's worth because not only could they see a drama, a comedy or some great tragedy, but if they stayed on after the play had ended, they would also be treated to a short farce - a rude, lewd and outrageous musical entertainment known as a jig.
    Playlist:
    Trad: Jog on
    The King's Noyse
    HARMONIA MUNDI HMU907101 Tr 7
    William Kemp (?): Singing Simpkin: Blind Cupid hath made
    City Waites
    HYPERION CDA67754 Tr 13
    Playford: Goddesses/Jamaica
    Dufay Collective
    CHANDOS CHAN9446 Tr 15
    Trad: As ye came from Walsingham (The Black Man jig)
    HYPERION CDA67754 Tr 4 (excerpt)
    Segue:
    Byrd: Walsingham variations
    Davitt Moroney
    HYPERION CDA66558 Tr 14
    John Johnson: Galliard to the Flat Pavan
    Shirley Rumsey (lute)
    NAXOS 8550776 Tr 21
    Robert Johnson: Hark Hark the Lark
    The Gesualdo Consort
    CANTORIS CRCD6017 Tr 8
    Robert Johnson: Full Fathom Five
    Julianne Baird/Ronn McFarlane (lute)
    Dorian DOR90109 Tr 9
    Robert Johnson: Where the Bee Sucks
    The Broadside Band
    SAYDISC CDSDL409 Tr 2
    Trad: Stingo
    Musicians of Swan Alley
    VIRGIN CLASSICS VC7907892 Tr 4
    Trad: Pell Mell (playford)
    CHANDOS CHAN9446 Tr 21
    Trad: The Black Man (cont...)
    HYPERION CDA67754 Trs 7-11
    Jan Janz Starter: Zingende klucht van Lijsje Flepkous (excerpt)
    Camerata Trajectina
    GLOBE GLO 6062 Trs 26-29
    Jan Janz Starter: JJ Starter Zingende klucht van Lijsje Flepkous (excerpt)
    Camerata Trajectina Trs 26-29.
    EMS Ensemble Inegal At Cesky Krumlov20091107 Lucie Skeaping presents a concert given by the Czech soprano Gabriela Eibenova with the Prague-based Ensemble Inegal under the baton of their founder Adam Viktoria.
    The concert was recorded at the astonishing castle at Cesky Krumlov in southern Bohemia, near the Austrian border.
    It features one of Vivaldi's 230 violin concertos, performed by the ensemble's leader Adela Stajnochrova as well as his beautiful setting of the Salve regina.
    The main focus of the concert is music by local composer Johann Brentner, whose name has all but dropped out of the repertoire outside his native Bohemia.
    Gabriela Eibenova performs five of Brentner's 12 sacred arias, published in 1720 as his Op 3 (Hymnodia divina).
    Johann Brentner: O beata, per quam data (Hymnodia divina, Op 3); Cor aude ad arma; In te confido (Hymnodia divina, Op 3); Concerto No 4 in G (Horae pomeridianae, Op 4)
    Vivaldi: Salve Regina, RV617; Violin Concerto in B flat, RV383
    Adela Stajnochrova (violin)
    Brentner: Parce mihi Domine (Hymnodia divina, Op 3); Sine te, O Jesu (Hymnodia divina, Op 3).
    A concert given at Cesky Krumlov Castle by soprano Gabriela Eibenova with Ensemble Inegal.
    EMS Dom Dinis - King Of Portugal2009111420100704Catherine Bott explores the musical legacy and life of King Dinis of Portugal.
    Catherine Bott explores the musical legacy of King Dinis I of Portugal.
    He was a remarkable man, born in the year 1261, and ruled Portugal for 46 years during which time he consolidated both his country's economy and its frontiers, limiting the powers of the aristocracy and resolving conflicts in the church.
    He was known for his wisdom, prudence and passion for justice, and not only was his court a refuge for poets and minstrels from all over the Iberian peninsula and beyond, he also joined them with his own poetry and music.
    Alfonso X of Castille: Entre Av'e Eva
    Brigitte Lesne (hurdy-gurdy, voice)
    OPUS OPS30134 Track 20
    Anon: Cantiga 320 (Cantigas de Santa Maria)
    Clemencic Consort
    Rene Clemencic (director)
    HARMONIA MUNDI HMX290152427 CD 4 Track 8
    Dom Dinis: Levantous' a velida (text - King Dinis, melody - Higginson)
    Ensemble Alcatraz
    DORIAN DOR 90285 Track 8
    Martin Codax: Cantiga: Mandad'ei comigo
    Brigitte Lesne (voice and harp)
    OPUS OPS30134 Track 5
    Dom Dinis: Cantigas 1 and 2
    Theatre of Voices
    Paul Hillier (conductor)
    HARMONIA MUNDI HMU 907129 Tracks 8, 9
    Dom Dinis: Cantiga 3
    HARMONIA MUNDI HMU 907129 Track 10
    Dom Dinis: Cantiga 4 and 5
    HARMONIA MUNDI HMU 907129 Tracks 11-12
    Dom Dinis: Cantigas 6 and 7
    HARMONIA MUNDI HMU 907129 Tracks 13-14.
    EMS Handel The Gourmand2009111520100815Lucie Skeaping talks to chef ClarisSa Dickson Wright about Handel's love of food.
    Contemporary pictures and biographers depicted the composer as being over-interested in food, and having a 'great appetite'.
    From the famous London chop houses and al fresco picnics along the Thames to new spices and curries, Lucie and Clarissa explore eating and drinking habits in Handel's day.
    Handel: A Sinfony - Allegro Postillions (Belshazzar's Feast)
    The English Concert
    Trevor Pinnock (conductor)
    Archiv 4770372 CD 3 Track 1
    Handel: Chorus: Ye tutelary gods of our empire; Air: Let the deep bowl thy praise confess (Belshazzar's Feast: Act 2 Sc 2)
    Belshazzar - Anthony Rolfe Johnson (tenor)
    Choir of the English Concert
    Archiv 4770372 CD 2 Tracks 13, 14
    Handel: Recit: Romilda infida; Aria: Troppo oltraggi la mia fede (Serse)
    Nuria Rial (soprano)
    Lawrence Zazzo (countertenor)
    Kammerorchester Basel
    Laurence Cummings (harpsichord/conductor)
    Deutsche Harmonia Mundi 88697214722 Tracks 2, 3
    Handel: Recit: Me infelice; Arietta: Del mio caro Bacco amabile (Serse)
    Elviro - Antonio Abete (baritone)
    Les Arts Florissants
    William Christie (director)
    Virgin Classics 5457112 CD 2 Tracks 33, 34
    Handel: Country Dance I; II
    Trevor Pinnock (harpsichord/director)
    Archiv 423 1501 CD 1 Track 18
    Handel: Rigaudon (Water Music Suite in D/G, HWV 349/350)
    Archiv 423 1501 CD 1 Track 13
    Richard Leveridge: The Roast Beef of Old England
    Lucie Skeaping (mezzo-soprano)
    The Broadside Band
    Jeremy Barlow (director)
    Saydisc Records CD-SDL 400 Track 7
    Handel: Alexander's Feast: Bacchus, ever fair and young
    Michael George (bass-baritone)
    The Sixteen
    Harry Christophers (director)
    Collins Classics 70162 CD 1 Track 12
    Handel: Dixit Dominus (1st mvt)
    Harry Christophers (conductor)
    Coro COR16076 Track 13
    Handel: Organ concerto, Op 7 No 3 (1st mvt - Allegro)
    Ton Koopman (organ)
    Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra
    Erato 88137 CD 1 Track 11
    Handel: Messiah: His Yoke is easy
    Taverner Choir and Players
    Andrew Parrott (director)
    Virgin Veritas 5 61330 2 CD 1 Track 19.
    EMS Handel The Gourmand2009111520140622Another chance to hear Lucie Skeaping in conversation with the late cook Clarissa Dickson-Wright about Handel's love of food.
    Contemporary pictures and biographers depicted Handel as being over-interested in food, having a "great appetite". From the famous London chop houses, and al fresco picnics along the Thames to new spices and curries, Lucie and Clarissa explore the eating and drinking habits in Handel's day.
    First broadcast in November 2009.
    EMS Purcell's Organ Music20091121 Purcell Weekend
    As part of BBC Radio 3's 2009 Purcell celebrations, Lucie Skeaping presents a programme of organ music by Purcell and some of his contemporaries, including voluntaries and fantasias by John Blow, Christopher Gibbons and John Bull, performed by BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist Mahan Esfahani on the organ of St John's College, Oxford.
    Purcell: Voluntary in C, 717
    Lebegue: Phrygian Verse in A
    John Bull: Fantasia on a theme by Sweelinck, MB4
    Segue to
    John Bull: Fantasia, MB5
    Christopher Gibbons: Voluntary for Double Organ (in A*) (No 1) *an incomplete fragment from MS
    Purcell: Voluntary in G, Z720
    Purcell: Verse in F, Z716
    Purcell: Voluntary for ye Double Organ, Z719
    John Blow: Voluntary XVIII in D
    John Blow: Voluntary VIII in G
    Charles Racquet: Fantaisie, from Mersenne's Traite de l'harmonie universelle (1636)
    Purcell: Voluntary on the Hundredth Psalm Tune (in A), Z 721.
    Lucie Skeaping presents a programme of organ music by Purcell and his contemporaries.
    EMS Purcell Symphony Songs20091122 Purcell Weekend
    Catherine Bott presents highlights from a concert featuring some of Purcell's rarely performed symphony songs and court odes given at London's Wigmore Hall by the ensemble Concordia, with singers Sophie Daneman, James Gilchrist and Roderick Williams.
    The focus of the recital is mainly on vocal music, which for its sheer quantity and quality is significant.
    Purcell's solo songs, once mainly used as token warm-up numbers in recitals, are now being explored and relished as never before, and his big dramatic works, full of songs and ensemble numbers, are performed everywhere.
    But between those two extremes, there is a wealth of duets and trios which are rarely performed today.
    These ensemble songs by Purcell were once catalogued as chamber cantatas, but in a pleasing symmetry with Purcell's sacred symphony anthems, they are now referred to as symphony songs.
    Most of these symphony songs were found in a manuscript in the composer's own hand - likely to have been compiled between 1681 and 1690 - which also contains a number of court odes.
    It is believed that they were originally performed in the royal apartments at Whitehall Palace - most likely by the King's Private Music - a specially chosen group of favourite singers and instrumentalists.
    Purcell: Oh! What a scene does entertain my sight, Z506
    James Gilchrist (tenor)
    Roderick Williams (baritone)
    Concordia
    Mark Levy (director)
    BBC RECORDING
    Purcell: Hark how the wild musicians sing, Z542
    Sophie Daneman (soprano)
    Purcell: Hark, Damon hark!
    Purcell: Sonata No 9 in F in Four Parts, Z810 (Golden Sonata)
    Purcell: See where she sits
    Purcell: If ever I more riches did desire
    A concert of Purcell's little-known symphony songs given by Concordia at Wigmore Hall.
    EMS John Stanley2009112820100919Lucie Skeaping profiles the blind 18th-century organist and composer John Stanley.
    Lucie Skeaping explores the life and music of John Stanley who, despite a tragic accident that left him blind at the age of two, became very successful in the 18th-century music world, partly thanks to his remarkable memory.
    As a composer he wrote numerous concertos, sonatas, cantatas and anthems; as a player of both the violin and the organ he attracted listeners from far and wide - and he directed several Handel cantatas and the Messiah from memory.
    Stanley: Organ Voluntary in A minor, Op 7 No 8
    Richard Marlow (organ)
    CHANDOS CHAN 0639 Tracks 1-3
    Stanley: Organ Concerto No 2 in D
    Northern Sinfonia Orchestra
    Gerald Gifford (organ/director)
    CRD CRD 3365
    Tracks 3, 4
    Stanley: Concerto for strings, Op 2 No 4
    Collegium Musicum 90
    Simon Standage (conductor)
    CHANDOS CHAN 0638 Tracks 15-18
    Maurice Greene: Anthem: Lord Let Me Know Mine End
    Choir of New College, Oxford
    Edward Higginbottom (conductor)
    CRD CRD 3484 Track 1
    Handel: Streams of Pleasure (duet from Theodora)
    Carolyn Sampson (soprano)
    Robin Blaze (countertenor)
    Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
    Nicholas Kraemer (conductor)
    BIS BISSACD1436 Track 8
    Stanley Cantata: The choice of Hercules (overture and march)
    The Wallace Collection
    English String Orchestra
    William Boughton (conductor)
    NIMBUS NI 5155 Tracks 6, 7
    Handel: All we like sheep have gone astray (chorus from Messiah)
    Academy and Chorus of St Martin in the Fields
    Neville Marriner (conductor)
    Philips 454 4132 Track 13
    Stanley: Arcadia/Shepherd's Wedding (excerpt)
    Andrew Knight (baritone)
    The Parley of Instruments
    Roy Goodman (director)
    BBC recording.
    EMS Renaissance Swansongs20091129 Catherine Bott introduces highlights of a concert given by Stile Antico in the Chapter House of York Minster in the 2009 York Early Music Festival.
    With Renaissance swansongs and memorials, including works by Gombert and Alonso Lobo, by John Sheppard.
    Nicols Gombert: Magnificat on the First Tone
    Plainchant;
    Josquin Desprez: Bone et dulcissime Jesu
    Alonso Lobo: Versa est in luctum
    John Sheppard: Media vita.
    Stile Antico perform Renaissance swansongs at the 2009 York Early Music Festival.
    Catherine Bott introduces highlights of a concert given by Stile Antico in the Chapter House of York Minster as part of the 2009 York Early Music Festival.
    Including works by Gombert and Alonso Lobo, and the epic motet Media vita by John Sheppard.
    EMS Giovanni Croce20091205 Robert Hollingworth explores the life and work of Venetian composer Giovanni Croce, a priest and choirmaster at St Mark's, and a 16th-century contemporary of Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli.
    Including sacred music recorded by the BBC Singers conducted by Robert Hollingworth, as well as some of Croce's more satirical compositions for the Carnival masquerades.
    Robert Hollingworth explores the life and work of Venetian composer Giovanni Croce.
    EMS Instrumental To The Baroque20091206 Catherine Bott chairs a round-table discussion about how period performance practice, and our perception of it, has developed since the somewhat experimental days of the early music 'revival' in the 1960s, and on the impact it has had on music-making across the board.
    She
    She is joined by violinists with very different musical backgrounds: Alison Bury, who has been a member, leader and soloist with some of the best-known ensembles on the circuit, including the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the London Baroque Solists; Bjarte Eike, a Danish musician whose own ensemble, Baroque Fever, has performed to great acclaim all over Europe; and Daniel Hope, a very experienced international soloist and chamber musician, who has performed and recorded a huge range of repertoire from Schnittke to Bach.
    With many examples taken from CD, Catherine also asks how the ideas of early music practitioners and ensembles have developed in recent years.
    Just how far have ideas about performance style grown since the 1960s and what impact have these ideas had on non-period instrument performers?
    Catherine Bott chairs a talk about the past, present and future of period performance.
    EMS The Vivaldi Revival20091212 Using landmark recordings, Lucie Skeaping charts the rediscovery of Vivaldi in the late 19th century.
    His music, now so familiar, had lain in virtual obscurity for more than 150 years.
    In the late 19th century, Vivaldi had begun to creep back into the standard repertoire after an absence of more than 150 years.
    After his death in 1741, many dismissed Vivaldi as a second-rate composer; Charles Avison declared that Vivaldi lacked 'both harmony and invention', and the popularity of his music fell into a steady decline.
    Some 30 years later, on one of his grand musical tours, the musicologist Charles Burney was unable to collect any evidence, either direct or indirect, of Vivaldi's existence in Venice.
    In the early 1800s, after it was discovered that Bach had based a number of his own great works on Vivaldi models, interest in the latter's music began to grow.
    Elgar admitted that he had learned the art of figured bass from a copy of Vivaldi's concertos; Fritz Kreisler published a concerto under Vivaldi's name and only admitted the false authorship after 22 years.
    In the 1930s, Ezra Pound hailed Vivaldi as a champion of 'Italian musical autarchy', and he and his violinist mistress Olga Rudge sponsored a number of performances of his music in America and Europe.
    The earliest recording of The Four Seasons was made in 1942 by Bernardo Molinari and the Orchestra dell'Accademia di S Cecila, and those four concertos have since become arguably some of the most recognisable pieces in the world.
    Lucie charts this remarkable revival of a once forgotten master, using some of the landmark recordings in the Vivaldi catalogue, and explores some of the most interesting recent discoveries of Vivaldi scores.
    Vivaldi: Concerto in E, RV269 (La Primavera)
    Alice Harnoncourt (violin)
    Vienna Concentus Musicus
    Nikolaus Harnoncourt (director)
    TELDEC 0630-13572-2 Disc 1 Track 1
    Vivaldi: Concerto for four violins (L'Estro Armonico, Op 3 No 10) - 3rd mvt
    La Serenissima
    Adrian Chandler (director)
    AVIE 2106 Track 39
    Bach: Concerto in A minor for four harpsichords and strings, BWV1065 (3rd mvt)
    Trevor Pinnock, Kenneth Gilbert, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Nicholas Kraemer (harpsichords)
    The English Concert
    Trevor Pinnock (director)
    ARCHIV 413 634-2 Disc 3 Tracks 1-3
    Vivaldi: Concerto in B flat for violin and strings, RV362 (La Caccia)
    TELDEC 0630-13572-2 Disc 2 Tracks 10-12
    Vivaldi: Concerto in E, RV267 (L'Inverno) - 1st mvt
    Hugh Bean (violin)
    New Philharmonia Orchestra
    Leopold Stokowski (conductor)
    DECCA VIV 3 Side 2 Band 3
    Kreisler: Concerto in C (in the style of Vivaldi)
    Fritz Kreisler (violin)
    Victor String Orchestra
    Donald Voorhees (conductor)
    NAXOS 8.110922 Tracks 8-10
    Vivaldi: Concerto in G for bassoon and strings, RV494 (1st mvt)
    Tamás Benkocs (bassoon)
    Nicolaus Esterhazy Sinfonia
    Bela Drahos (conductor)
    NAXOS 8.557829 Track 16
    Vivaldi: Sonata No 10 in B minor for violin and continuo (Manchester) - 1st mvt
    Romanesca:
    Andrew Manze (violin)
    Nigel North (lute)
    John Toll (harpsichord)
    HARMONIA MUNDI HMX 2907342.43 Disc 2 Track 13
    Vivaldi: Nisi Dominus, RV803 (1st and 7 mvts)
    Carolyn Sampson, Tuva Semmingsen (sopranos)
    Hilary Summers (mezzo-soprano)
    Katherine McGillivray (viola d'amore)
    King's Consort
    Robert King (director)
    HYPERION CDS 44181 Tracks 13-14.
    Lucie Skeaping looks at the Vivaldi revival that began in the late 19th century.
    EMS Claudio Scimone20091213 Catherine Bott travels to Padua to meet Italian conductor and pioneering champion of the baroque Claudio Scimone, of I Solisti Veneti.
    Founded in 1959, they were one of the first groups to give performances of the 18th-century music from the Veneto region of Italy.
    They made some of the first recordings of many concertos and opera by Vivaldi as well as music by Tartini and Albinoni.
    As Scimone marks his 75th birthday, Catherine pays tribute to the conductor and his group, which is still actively engaged in Baroque research and still touring all over the world.
    For many people, Scimone offered their first experience of this repertory, and with a catalogue of more than 350 recordings and numerous awards to his credit, he and I Solisti Veneti still provide the only recording option in the catalogue for many important baroque works.
    Scimone talks about how and why he established I Solisti Veneti back in 1959; about his ideas on interpretation; and about the fruits of some of his research, such as the re-discovery of important Italian scores by Albinoni and Tartini.
    Vivaldi: Concerto in A minor for oboe and orchestra, RV461 (3rd mvt: Allegro)
    Pierre Pierlot (oboe)
    I Solisti Veneti
    Claudio Scimone (conductor)
    ERATO ECD 55025 Track 15 (excerpt)
    Vivaldi: Concerto in E for volin and orchestra, RV271 (2nd mvt: Cantabile)
    Piero Toso (violin)
    ERATO 4509 97452-2 Track 8
    Vivaldi: Concerto for two Mandolins, two theorbos, two flutes, two salmo, two tromba marina, cello and Orchestra, P16 (1st mvt: Allegro)
    ERATO 2292 45946-2 Track 7
    Vivaldi: Concerto for violin and orchestra, Op 8 No 4 (Winter - 2nd mvt: Largo)
    ERATO 2292 45945-2 Track 11
    Vivaldi: Concerto in D minor for viola d'amore and orchestra, RV394 (2nd mvt: Largo)
    Nane Calabrese (viola d'amore)
    ERATO 4509 92190-2 Track 8
    Tartini: Concerto in E minor for violin and orchestra, D56 (1st mvt: Allegro)
    Uto Ughi (violin)
    ERATO 4509 92188-2 Track 1
    Albinoni: Questa Fronda (Il Nascimento dell'aurora)
    June Anderson (soprano)
    ERATO 4509 96374-2 CD 2 Track 22
    (recorded at a public performance at the Teatro Olympico di Vicenza)
    Vivaldi: Concerto in E for violin and orchestra, RV271 (2nd mvt: Cantabile)
    Catherine Bott meets pioneering conductor Claudio Scimone, founder of I Solisti Veneti.
    EMS La Fenice20091219 Catherine Bott presents highlights from a concert given in 2008 in Villars-sur-Glane in Switzerland, featuring the ensemble La Fenice directed by Jean Tubery, with soprano Nuria Rial.
    Music includes Monteverdi's Exulta filia Sion and works by Tarquinio Merula, Bonifazio Graziano and Jacob van Eyck.
    Catherine Bott presents highlights from a concert featuring the ensemble La Fenice.
    EMS An Early Music Christmas20091226 Catherine Bott and Lucie Skeaping introduce a selection of their own favourite Christmas music from centuries past as they celebrate an Early Music Christmas.
    Anthony Holborne: As it fell on a Holy Eve (galliard)
    Hesperion XXI
    Jordi Savall (conductor)
    ALIA VOX AV 9813 Track 25
    Segue to:
    Trad: Verbum caro: Y la virgine
    Taverner Consort, Choir and Players
    Andrew Parrott (conductor)
    EMI CDC 7498092 Track 7
    Traditional: Sainte Nicholaes; And whanne oure Lorde lust to take Seint Nicholas...
    Anonymous 4
    Harmonia Mundi HMU 907232 Tracks 16, 21
    Henry VIII: Tandernaken
    Quintessential
    David Skinner (conductor)
    OBSIDIAN CD705 Track 6
    Traditional: The Boar's Head Carol
    The Sixteen
    Harry Christophers (conductor)
    HYPERION CDA 66263 Track 7
    Praetorius: Christmas Mass: Introit and final hymn (Musae Sioniae V and VI)
    Gabrieli Consort and Players
    Paul McCreesh (conductor)
    ARCHIV 439 2502 Tracks 8, 21
    Traditional: Awake Awake Ye Mortals All
    Mellstock Band and Choir
    SAYDISC CDSDL360 Track 9
    Peerson: Upon My Lap
    Red Byrd and the Rose Consort of Viols
    AMON RA CDSAR46 Track 4
    Purcell: The Cold Song
    Sting
    DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 06025 270 1743 Track 7
    Bach: Chorus: Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage (Christmas Oratorio)
    Monteverdi Choir
    English Baroque Soloists
    John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)
    ARCHIV 4276532 Track 1
    Traditional: Thys Endere Nyghth
    EMI CDC 7498092 Track 9.
    Catherine Bott and Lucie Skeaping introduce a selection of their favourite Christmas music
    EMS Christmas Carols20091227 Catherine Bott looks back on the origin of the Christmas carol and roots out some of the original versions of some of today's popular tunes.
    Carols appeared in Europe thousands of years ago, but they weren't originally the Christmas fare we know today.
    They were pagan songs for the Winter Solstice and people would sing them as they danced around stone circles.
    The word 'carol' suggests a dance-song expressing praise or joy.
    Early Christians took over the pagan solstice celebrations and so the link was established between carols and Christmas.
    More often than not Christmas carols were popular tunes to be performed in gathering places or in the streets, only slowly did they start to find there way into the church.
    Some of the melodies for today's popular carols are very old, and through the course of this programme Catherine draws on some of the original versions of the carols, for songs such as Ding Dong Merrily On High and Good King Wenceslas.
    She explores some of the ways in which early composers have brought carols into the body of the church service.
    John Foster: While shepherds watched their flocks
    Taverner Consort and Players
    Andrew Parrott (conductor)
    VIRGIN CLASSICS 503680 CD 1 Track 2
    Trad: Gabriel fram heven-king (Angelus ad virginem)
    Andrew Parrott (tenor)
    Dorren Muskett (hurdy-gurdy)
    EMI CDC 7498092 Track 17
    Trad: Peperit virgo (The Red Book of Ossory)
    Holly Cluett (soprano)
    Andrea Budgey (harp)
    AMON RA CD SAR 63 Track 5
    Trad: Verbum caro: In hac anni circulo
    Taverner Consort
    EMI CDC 7498092 Track 21
    Segue to:
    Trad: Now may we singen
    Oxford Camerata
    Jeremy Summerly (conductor)
    NAXOS 8.550751 Track 13
    Trad: Nova Nova
    Pro Cantione Antiqua
    ALTO ALC 1004 Track 15
    Trad: Goday my Lord Syre Christemasse
    ALTO ALC 1004 Track 16
    Trad: Nato canunt omnia - Sequentia ad Misam in gallicantu in Nativate Domini
    Bruno Turner (conductor)
    DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI 05472 77446-2 Track 5
    Trad: Jhesu, fils virginis
    DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI 05472 77446-2 Track 6
    Richard Smert: Nowell, Nowell
    DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI 05472 77446-2 Track 9
    Trad: In Dulci Jubilo
    NAXOS 8.553578 Track 9
    Trad: Branle de l'Officiel
    EMI CDC 7498092 Track 24
    Trad: Tempus adest floridum
    NAXOS 8.553578 Track 3
    Trad: Gaudete
    Stephen Charlesworth (baritone)
    EMI CDC 7498092 Track 20
    Trad: God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
    The Mellstock Band
    THE SERPENT PRESS SER008 Track 14.
    Catherine Bott looks back on the origin of the Christmas carol.
    EMS Composer Profile - Giovanni Pergolesi20100102 Catherine Bott marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of one of the most important composers of opera buffa (comic opera) - Giovanni Battista Pergolesi.
    He was born in Jesi, near Ancona, in January 1710, and studied with local musicians before going to Naples at the age of fifteen, where he quickly made a name for himself as an accomplished musician and composer.
    Apart from his operas, which caused such a stir in Naples, and, much later, in Paris, Pergolesi also wrote a number of secular instrumental works, including a violin sonata and a violin concerto.
    A considerable number of instrumental and sacred works once attributed to Pergolesi have since been shown to be falsely attributed.
    The Concerti Armonici, for instance, are now known to have been composed by Count Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer.
    Much of Stravinsky's ballet Pulcinella, which ostensibly reworks pieces by Pergolesi, is actually based on spurious works.
    It is Pergolesi's 1736 Stabat Mater for male soprano, male alto, and orchestra, which is his best-known sacred work.
    It was commissioned by the monks of the brotherhood of San Luigi di Palazzo as a replacement for the rather old-fashioned one by Alessandro Scarlatti for identical forces which was performed traditionally each Good Friday in Naples.
    The work has remained incredibly popular, becoming the most frequently printed work of the 18th century, and being arranged by a number of other composers, including Bach, who used it as the basis for his psalm Tilge, Hochster, meine Sunden, BWV1083.
    Tragically, Pergolesi died from tuberculosis, aged just 26, but his legacy remained, and his comic operas became the subject of the now famous Querelle des Bouffons in Paris in the 1750s, which concerned the relative merits of French and Italian opera, sparked off by a performance of Pergolesi's La Serva Padrona.
    Catherine Bott delves into the music of Pergolesi, whose 300th anniversary falls in 2010.
    Catherine Bott marks the 300th anniversary of the birth of one of the most important composers of opera buffa (comic opera) - Giovanni Battista Pergolesi. He was born in Jesi, near Ancona, in January 1710, and studied with local musicians before going to Naples at the age of fifteen, where he quickly made a name for himself as an accomplished musician and composer.
    Apart from his operas, which caused such a stir in Naples, and, much later, in Paris, Pergolesi also wrote a number of secular instrumental works, including a violin sonata and a violin concerto. A considerable number of instrumental and sacred works once attributed to Pergolesi have since been shown to be falsely attributed. The Concerti Armonici, for instance, are now known to have been composed by Count Unico Wilhelm van Wassenaer. Much of Stravinsky's ballet Pulcinella, which ostensibly reworks pieces by Pergolesi, is actually based on spurious works.
    It is Pergolesi's 1736 Stabat Mater for male soprano, male alto, and orchestra, which is his best-known sacred work. It was commissioned by the monks of the brotherhood of San Luigi di Palazzo as a replacement for the rather old-fashioned one by Alessandro Scarlatti for identical forces which was performed traditionally each Good Friday in Naples. The work has remained incredibly popular, becoming the most frequently printed work of the 18th century, and being arranged by a number of other composers, including Bach, who used it as the basis for his psalm Tilge, Hochster, meine Sunden, BWV1083.
    Wassenaer, attrib. Pergolesi: Concerto No 1 in G (2nd movement - excerpt)
    Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
    Karl Munchinger (conductor)
    DECCA 425 728-2
    Track 1
    Pergolesi: Concerto for violin & orchestra in B flat
    Daniel Cuiller (violin)
    Ensemble Stradivaria
    Paul Colleaux (conductor)
    ACCORD 465 952-2
    Tracks 13-15
    Pergolesi: Sinfonia - Lo frate 'nnamurato
    Orchestra da Camera di Santa Cecilia
    Alessio Vlad (conductor)
    ARTS 47347-2
    Track 2
    Pergolesi: Il prigionero superbo (Che fiero martire)
    Metalce....Adriana Cicogna (mezzo-soprano)
    Orchestra Filharmonica Marchigiana
    Marcello Panni (director)
    BONGIOVANNI GB 2221
    Disc 1, Track 6
    Pergolesi: La serva padrona (Lo conosco a quegli occhietti)
    Serpina....Patricia Biccire (soprano)
    Uberto....Donato di Stefano (bass)
    La Petite Bande
    Sigiswald Kuijken (conductor)
    ACCENT 96123
    Track 22
    Pergolesi: Stabat Mater (Stabat mater dolorosa)
    Barbara Bonney (soprano)
    Andreas Scholl (alto)
    Les Talens Lyriques
    Christophe Rousset (conductor)
    DECCA 466 134-2
    EMS La Querelle Des Bouffons2010010320100822Lucie Skeaping considers the background to a significant 'musical war' in the 1750s.
    Lucie Skeaping looks at the background to the historically significant "musical war" - the "Querelle des Bouffons".
    On 1st August 1752 a performance of Pergolesi's operatic divertimento, "La Serva Padrona" by an Italian troupe of performers in Paris, sparked a great pamphlet war in the capital about the respective merits of Italian and French opera.
    The debate became known as La Querelle des Bouffons or the "Quarrel of the Comedians".
    On the surface, the 'pamphlet war' seemed little more than a debate about two contrasting operatic genres: the established "tragedie lyrique" as created in the previous century by Lully and then practised by such as Jean Philippe Rameau,; and the lighter, comic opera, that was then the rage in Italy.
    In reality the debate had a crucial subtext - a political, philosophical and aesthetic polarisation of the principles of King of France on one hand, and the Queen on the other; of the traditional ideals of society and thinking against the emerging philosophy of the enlightenment; of the desire to create a more immediate and less rhetorical art form.
    At the forefront of the debate was none other than the philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
    Lucie Skeaping unpicks the story and draws on some of the key music featured in the debate.
    The programme includes operatic excerpts from works by Pergolesi, Lully, Rameau, Mondonville and Dauvergne - and significantly by Jean-Jacques Rousseau himself.
    As part of the 300th anniversary celebrations of the birth of Italian composer Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, Lucie Skeaping considers the background to the historically significant 'musical war' - the 'Querelle des Bouffons'.
    On August 1, 1752, a performance of Pergolesi's operatic divertimento La Serva Padrona by an Italian troupe of performers in Paris, sparked a great pamphlet war in the capital about the respective merits of Italian and French opera.
    The debate became known as La Querelle des Bouffons or the Quarrel of the Comedians.
    On the surface, the 'pamphlet war' seemed little more than a debate about two contrasting operatic genres: the established 'tragedie lyrique' as created in the previous century by Lully and then practised by such as Jean-Philippe Rameau, and the lighter, comic opera that was then the rage in Italy.
    In reality, the debate had a crucial subtext - a political, philosophical and aesthetic polarisation of the principles of the king of France on one hand and the Queen on the other; of the traditional ideals of society and thinking against the emerging philosophy of the enlightenment; of the desire to create a more immeadiate and less rhetorical art form.
    At the forefront of the debate was none other than philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
    Lucie unpicks the story and draws on some of the key music featured in the debate.
    With operatic excerpts from works by Pergolesi, Lully, Rameau, Mondonville and Dauvergne - and significantly by Jean-Jacques Rousseau himself.
    Lucie Skeaping looks at the background to the historically significant "musical war" - the "Querelle des Bouffons". On 1st August 1752 a performance of Pergolesi's operatic divertimento, "La Serva Padrona" by an Italian troupe of performers in Paris, sparked a great pamphlet war in the capital about the respective merits of Italian and French opera. The debate became known as La Querelle des Bouffons or the "Quarrel of the Comedians". On the surface, the 'pamphlet war' seemed little more than a debate about two contrasting operatic genres: the established "tragedie lyrique" as created in the previous century by Lully and then practised by such as Jean Philippe Rameau,; and the lighter, comic opera, that was then the rage in Italy. In reality the debate had a crucial subtext - a political, philosophical and aesthetic polarisation of the principles of King of France on one hand, and the Queen on the other; of the traditional ideals of society and thinking against the emerging philosophy of the enlightenment; of the desire to create a more immediate and less rhetorical art form.
    Lucie Skeaping unpicks the story and draws on some of the key music featured in the debate. The programme includes operatic excerpts from works by Pergolesi, Lully, Rameau, Mondonville and Dauvergne - and significantly by Jean-Jacques Rousseau himself.
    EMS Dancing In Tetuan20100109 Lucie Skeaping introduces highlights of a concert by the ensemble Joglaresa, given at St George's Church in Kemptown as part of the 2009 Brighton Early Music Festival.
    Having spent years living and studying in Morocco, Joglaresa's founder Belinda Sykes speaks about where her inspiration for this music comes from; there are performances of Judeo-Arabic dance songs, cantigas and laude sprituali, Berber rhythms and Moorish romanzas from Iberia's cultural diaspora.
    Joglaresa has a sound that is at once both traditional and contemporary - combining elements of Spanish, Italian, North African and Middle Eastern music. With an array of exotic instruments, including oud, darabuka, bendir, harp and fidel, along with their searing vocals, the eight performers on the stage meld together a sound which can be both extrovert and intimate.
    All music recorded live at the 2009 Brighton Early Music Festival.
    Ibn al-Khatib of Loja: Jadaka l-gaithu
    Joglaresa, with Abdul Salam Kheir (voice)
    Solomon Ibn Gabirol of Saragossa: Simeni
    Trad. Sephardic from Morocco: La novia entre flores
    Trad. Sephardic from Bosnia: Una matika de ruda
    Joglaresa
    Arabic/Sephardic from Morocco: Bailava en Tetuan
    Trad Middle Eastern: Tahmila
    Trad. Moroccan Hebrew hymn: Adon haslichot
    Todros Abulafia of Castile/Cantiga de Santa Maria: Miyyah fi miyyah
    Moses Ibn Ezra of Granada: El nora alila
    Ibn al-'Arabi of Murcia: Laqad sara qalbi
    Cantiga de Santa Maria: Virgen Madre gloriosa
    Balkan Sephardic: Hija Hermosa sin ventura
    Trad. Algerian: Zawidni
    EMS Le Jardin Secret20100110 Lucie Skeaping presents a profile of the ensemble Le Jardin Secret, the winners of the Early Music Network International Young Artists' Competition in York in 2007, and talks to two members of the ensemble, soprano Elizabeth Dobbin and harpsichordist David Blunden.
    With examples of their recent recordings of Rossi, Campra and Fux, as well as specially-recorded music including two traditional French songs.
    Luigi Rossi, arr David Blunden: Mio core languisce
    Le Jardin Secret
    From the CD Musique pour Mazarin!
    CORO COR16060 Track 7
    Lully, arr d'Anglebert: Ritournelle des Fees
    CORO COR16060 Track 5
    Campra: Ad un cuore (L'Europe Galante)
    CORO COR16060 Track 21
    Trad French, arr David Blunden: Joseph est bien marie
    BBC recording
    Trad French, arr David Blunden: Entre le boeuf et l'ane gris
    Trad: Sweet was the song (Lute book lullaby)
    Purcell: The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation/Tell me some pitying angel
    Leopold I: Ah quanto e vero
    From the CD Auf Wiener Art
    CORO COR16074 Track 1
    Fux: Rondinella (Orfeo ed Eurice)
    CORO COR16074 Track 16
    Antonio Sartorio: Crude serpe
    CORO COR16074 Track 8.
    Lucie Skeaping profiles prize-winning group Le Jardin Secret.
    Music by Rossi, Campra, Fux.
    Lucie Skeaping presents a profile of the ensemble Le Jardin Secret, the winners of the Early Music Network International Young Artists' Competition in York in 2007, and talks to two members of the ensemble, soprano Elizabeth Dobbin and harpsichordist David Blunden. With examples of their recent recordings of Rossi, Campra and Fux, as well as specially-recorded music including two traditional French songs.
    EMS Schola Cantorum Basiliensis20100116 Lucie Skeaping visits Basel in Switzerland to find out more about one of its music academies - the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. This seat of early music training was founded in the 1930s by the millionaire musician and benefactor, Paul Sacher, and has been a mecca for early music practitioners ever since.
    Many great musicians have passed through its doors over the past 75 years or so, either to study, perform or take part in research projects: Jordi Savall, Paolo Pandolfo, Alfred Deller, Andreas Scholl, Paul van Nevel to name but a few.
    Lucie Skeaping meets the Schola's rector - Regula Rapp, and some of the current staff and students who now come from all over the world to benefit from the school's resources and expert tuition.
    PLAYLIST:
    Fasch - Quadro in B flat for 2 oboes, bassoon and continuo (Andante)
    Katharina Arfken & Ann-Kathrin Brüggemann (oboes) / Donna Agrell (bassoon) / Karl-Ernst Schröder (lute) / David Sinclair (viola) Jörg-Andreas Bötticher (harpsichord)
    Harmonia Mundi France HMC 905251
    Anon - Saltarello
    Studio der frühen Musik: Alice Robbins & Jay Bernfeld (vielle) / Anne Smith (flute) / Catherine Lidell & Sally Smith (psaltery) / Hopkinson Smith (lute & Moorish guitar) / Jonathan Rubin & Richard Glenn (lute) / Paul O'Dette (Moorish guitar & cittern)
    Directed by Thomas Binckley
    VIRGIN CLASSICS 0946 338138-2
    Bernardo Farrari "della Tiorba" - Amanti io vi so dire (Musiche e Poesie varie a voce sola - Book 3)
    Rosa Dominguez (mezzo-soprano) / Monica Pustiulnik (archlute) / Dolores Costoyas (theorbo)
    GLOSSA - FORTHCOMING RELEASE ON ALBUM "MONODIES OF THE EARLY 17th CENTURY"
    Brecianello - Chaconne in A major
    La Cetra Barockorchester Basel
    Directed by David Plantier & Vaclav Luks
    HARMONIA MUNDI FRANCE HMC 905262
    Robert Parsons - Pandolpho
    Alfred Deller (counter-tenor) / Viola da gamba quartet of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis
    Directed by August Wenzinger
    MUSICAL CONCEPTS MC 195
    Jacob Senleches - La harpe de melodie
    Lena Susanne Norin (soprano) / Crawford Young (gittern) / Marion Fourquier (harp)
    HARMONIA MUNDI FRANCE HMC 905241
    Orazio Bassani della viola - Susanna passagiata per la viola bastarda
    Paolo Pandolfo (viola bastarda) / Marie Nishiyama (harp) / Johannes Strobl (organ)
    DIVOX CDX 79907
    William Hayes - With eyes upraised (The Passions)
    Evelyn Tubb (soprano) / Yves Bertin (bassoon) / Vaclav Luks (French horn)
    GLOSSA - FORTHCOMING RELEASE IN SPRING 2010
    Anon - Alleluia "Spiritus Domini" (9th Century)
    Ensemble Gilles Binchois
    Directed by Dominique Vellard
    HARMONIA MUNDI FRANCE 905239.
    EMS The Forebears Of Palestrina20100117 Catherine Bott presents a programme of music by Palestrina and some of the composers who may have influenced his now familiar style. The performances come from a concert given at St Paul's Church in Knightsbridge by The BBC Singers, conducted by Peter Phillips. What Peter Phillips wanted to achieve when he chose this repertoire was to show "where Palestrina came from". We know that he came from Palestrina - a small hill-town not far from Rome - but this concert was designed to find out how he developed his compositional style - who his major influences were, and which other composers he may have known. Composers such as Carpentras, Firmin Lebel, Josquin Desprez and Costanzo Festa all had a degree of influence on the great Vatican composer - and each has at least one work in the programme. The programme also features pieces by Palestrina himself, including the 6-part Pentecostal motet "Dum complerentur" and his 5-part setting of the "Lamentations of Jeremiah".
    PLAYLIST:
    Palestrina - Dum complerentur à6
    BBC Singers
    Conducted by Peter Phillips
    (BBC recording)
    Lebel - Puer natus est
    Josquin des Prez - Inviolata integra et casta es Maria
    Festa - Inviolata integra et casta es Maria
    Festa - Quam pulchra es à4
    Carpentras - Lamentations à4
    Palestrina - Lamentations à5
    EMS Rose Consort Of Viols At The 2009 York Early Music Festival20100130 Catherine Bott presents highlights of a concert given by the Rose Consort of Viols recorded in the National Centre for Early Music as part of the 2009 York Early Music Festival.
    The concert was entitled Alpha and Omega, and charted the origins and culmination of the English consort music; the music in this programme from the concert includes a work, A Knell of Johnson, by Robert Johnson (c.1500 - c.1560), music by William Byrd and Osbert Parsley, and some of the Fantazias written by Henry Purcell in the summer of 1680.
    PLAYLIST:
    Robert Johnson A knell of Johnson a 5
    Rose Consort of Viols
    (BBC recording)
    PURCELL Fantazia a 4 No.9 in A minor;
    Fantazia a 4 No.8 in D minor
    JOHN LLOYD Puzzle Canon 'Tris' a 4
    Segue to:
    JOHN BALDWIN A Browninge a 3
    PURCELL Fantazia a 3 No.3 in G minor; Fantazia a 3 No.2 in F major; Fantazia a 3 No.1 in D minor
    OSBERT PARSLEY The Songe upon the Dyall a 5
    William Byrd Browning a 5
    FERRABOSCO Four-note Pavan a 5
    PURCELL Fantazia a 4 No.12 in D minor; Fantazia upon One Note a 5
    GIBBONS In nomine
    Catherine Bott introduces a concert of English music given by the Rose Consort of viols.
    Catherine Bott presents highlights of a concert given by the Rose Consort of Viols recorded in the National Centre for Early Music as part of the 2009 York Early Music Festival. The concert was entitled Alpha and Omega, and charted the origins and culmination of the English consort music; the music in this programme from the concert includes a work, A Knell of Johnson, by Robert Johnson (c.1500 - c.1560), music by William Byrd and Osbert Parsley, and some of the Fantazias written by Henry Purcell in the summer of 1680.
    EMS Monteverdi Book Iv20100131 Robert Hollingworth presents a programme exploring Monteverdi's powerful 4th book of madrigals from 1603.
    Robert looks at, among other striking features, some of Monteverdi's extraordinary setting of the texts and their emotional impact, and he plays recordings of a selection of these madrigals by Concerto Italiano, the Consort of Musicke, I Fagiolini and La Venexiana.
    PLAYLIST:
    MONTEVERDI Fourth Book of Madrigals (1603): Ah dolente partita
    I Fagiolini
    Robert Hollingworth (director)
    - from DVD 'The Full Monteverdi', a film by John La Bouchardiere
    NAXOS 2.110224 (DVD)
    MONTEVERDI Fourth Book of Madrigals (1603): Quel augellin, che canta
    Concerto Italiano
    Rinaldo Alessandrini (director)
    OPUS 111 OPS 30-81
    Track 14
    MONTEVERDI Fourth Book of Madrigals (1603): Volgea l'anima mia
    The Consort of Musicke
    Anthony Rooley (director)
    L'OISEAU-LYRE 414 148-2
    Track 5
    MONTEVERDI Fourth Book of Madrigals (1603): Luci serene e chiare
    Track 8
    MONTEVERDI Fourth Book of Madrigals (1603): Ohime, se tanto amate
    La Venexiana
    Claudio Cavina (director)
    GLOSSA GCD 920924
    Track 12
    MONTEVERDI Fourth Book of Madrigals (1603): Sfogava con le stelle
    Track 4
    MONTEVERDI Fourth Book of Madrigals (1603): Anima mia perdona
    CHANDOS CHAN 0730
    Track 3
    MONTEVERDI Fourth Book of Madrigals (1603): Io mi son giovinetta
    Track 13
    MONTEVERDI Fourth Book of Madrigals (1603): La piaga c'ho nel core
    Track 9
    MONTEVERDI Fourth Book of Madrigals (1603): A un giro sol
    Consort of Musicke
    Track 11
    MONTEVERDI Fourth Book of Madrigals (1603): Si ch'io vorrei morire
    Track 16
    MONTEVERDI Fourth Book of Madrigals (1603): Longe da te, cor mio
    Robert Hollingworth
    MONTEVERDI Fourth Book of Madrigals (1603): Piagn'e sospira
    Track 20.
    Robert Hollingworth explores Monteverdi's powerful fourth book of madrigals.
    Robert Hollingworth presents a programme exploring Monteverdi's powerful 4th book of madrigals from 1603. Robert looks at, among other striking features, some of Monteverdi's extraordinary setting of the texts and their emotional impact, and he plays recordings of a selection of these madrigals by Concerto Italiano, the Consort of Musicke, I Fagiolini and La Venexiana.
    EMS Dimitrie Cantemir20100206 Lucie Skeaping profiles the extraordinary life and work of the polyglot Dimitrie Cantemir.
    Born in Moldavia in 1673, he became one of the foremost intellectuals of Eastern Europe.
    Scholar, Orientalist, composer, theorist, historian, and fleetingly Prince of Moldavia, he also was a virtuoso played of the tanbur, a long-necked lute.
    In 1710 Cantemir compiled 'The Book of the Science of Music', a collection of about 355 compositions, 9 of which were by Cantemir himself.
    This collection charted the theory and forms of 17th century Ottoman music, and was written in a notation also devised by Cantemir.
    The music in the programme includes several works form this book, and traditional music from the Ottoman world during this time, including recordings by HespÃrion XXI.
    PLAYLIST:
    IMPROVISATION: Taksim (Kanun, ViÃle, Oud, Kemence & Tanbur)
    Hesperion XXI
    Jordi Savall (director)
    ALIA VOX AVSA 9870
    Track 1
    Segue to:
    ANONYMOUS Der makam-I Uzzal usulas Devr-I kebir (from Mss Dimitrie Cantemir)
    Track 2
    TRADITIONAL (ARMENIAN): Chant et danse (2 duduk & percussion)
    Track 6
    IMPROVISATION: Tanbur taksimi
    Ihsan Ozgen, tanbur
    GOLDEN HORN RECORDS GHP 019-2
    Track 9
    TRADITIONAL (TURKISH) Los Paxaricos (Isaac Levy) - Maciço de Rosas
    Track 3
    IMPROVISATION: Taksim
    Track 4
    (KANTEMIROGLU) DIMITRIE CANTEMIR Der makam-I Muhayyer usules Muhammes
    from Mss Dimitrie Cantemir
    Track 5
    TRADITIONAL (TURKISH) Madre de al gracia (I.
    Levy)
    Track 13
    IMPROVISATION: Taksim (Kanun, Tanbur, Santur & oud)
    Track 14
    EDIRME'LI AHMED Der Makam-I (Huseyni) usules Cenber - from Mss Dimitrie Cantemir
    Track 15
    BARDE ASHOT: Lamento: Ene Sarre (2 duduk)
    Track 12
    DIMITRIE CANTEMIR Bouselik Pishref
    Constantinople / Ensemble En Chordais / Imane Homsy (kanun)
    ATMA ACD2 2316
    IMPROVISATION: Taksim (Kemence, Kanun, Oud & Tanbur)
    Track 20
    ANONYMOUS: Der Makam Huseyni Sakil-I Aga Riza - from Mss Dimitrie Cantemir
    Track 21.
    Lucie Skeaping profiles the life and work of scholar and musicologist Dimitrie Cantemir.
    EMS Kudsi Erguner: Islamic Mystics And Mevlevi Sufi20100207 The music of the Sufi tradition in the Ottoman empire is vastly different to Western Classical music with no sense of either harmony or counterpoint.
    Catherine Bott talks with master of the Ney flute and of traditional Mevlevi Sufi, Kudsi Erguner about this striking musical world.
    PLAYLIST:
    SEMAI FERAHFEZA: Taksim
    Kudsi Erguner (ney flute)
    UNESCO D8204
    Track 3
    MAKAM MAHUR: Ney Taksim by Aka Gündüz Kutbay; Pesrev (Gazi Giray Han) Ensemble Ulvi Erguner Enderun.
    Al Sur ALCD 108
    Tracks 4; 1
    TRADITIONAL: Ey bulbul-I seydâ (Oh Crying Nightingale from the poems of Niyazi'I Misrî)
    Fevri Misir & the Kudsi Erguner Ensemble
    TIMES SQUARE TSQCD9057
    Track 5
    TRADITIONAL: Taksim
    Performers not listed (Kudsi Erguner CD)
    PLAYASOUND PS65120
    MAKAM SEGAH: Taksim
    Kudsi Erguner
    Track 11
    TRADITIONAL: Allah Ya Daim (Eternal God)
    Track 7
    KUDSI ERGUNER: Voyager
    Kudsi Erguner (Ney)
    Suleyman Erguner (Ney)
    CMP CD2101
    Track 8.
    Catherine Bott talks to Turkish musician Kudsi Erguner.
    EMS Marguerite Of Austria2010021420100821Catherine Bott presents a programme telling the unfortunate tale of Marguerite of Austria, ill-fated in love and marriage but who was a pre-eminent patron of the arts.
    At the age of 2, Marguerite was betrothed to the 13-year old dauphin of France, the future Charles VIII, and she moved to France at the age of 3 in 1483.
    8 years later though she returned home, humiliated that Charles had married Anne of Brittany instead.
    In 1497 Marguerite married Juan of Spain but he died 6 months later; after a few years she married Philibert de Savoie but this marriage too ended with his untimely death 3 years later.
    Soon afterwards Marguerite also lost her brother, Philippe de Beau, leaving 4 children and a mentally ill wife.
    Music and literature flourished at her court, as well as the visual arts, and Marguerite established a very impressive library of manuscripts and books.
    Poets and scholars dedicated works to her and she also wrote poetry herself, often lamenting her misfortunes, and titles such as 'regrets' or 'complaintes' dominate her collection of chansons.
    Several notable composers worked at her court, in particular Pierre de la Rue, and the music in the programme includes compositions that appeared in some of her manuscripts by Ockeghem, Agricola, Josquin and de la Rue.
    PLAYLIST:
    PIERRE DE LA RUE: Autant en emporte le vent
    The Orlando Consort
    HARMONIA MUNDI HMU 907328
    Track 10
    ANTOINE BRUMEL: Tous les regretz
    La Morra
    Michal Gondko & Corina Marti (directors)
    ETCETERA KTC 4011
    Track 9
    Segue to:
    NICOLAS GOMBERT: J'ay mis mon cueur
    I Fagiolini
    Robert Hollingworth (director)
    METRONOME MET CD 1004-01
    Track 1
    PIERRE DE LA RUE: Pour ung jamais
    Track 5
    ALEXANDER AGRICOLA: Si dedero
    Track 7
    JOSQUIN DESPREZ: Plusieurs regretz
    Ensemble Clement Janequin & Ensemble les Elements
    HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 901279
    Track 3
    JOHANNES OCKEGHEM: Petite camusette
    Romanesque
    RICERCAR 206302
    Track 2
    MARGUERITE D'AUTRICHE Dances
    (from manuscript 9085 'Les Basses Danses de Marguerite d'Autriche')
    Clemencic Consort
    Rene Clemencic (director)
    HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 90610
    Track 14
    PIERRE DE LA RUE: Mijn hert altijt heft verlanghen
    Track 6
    PIERRE DE LA RUE: Secretz regretz
    Track 16
    ALEXANDER AGRICOLA: Je n'ay deuil
    ANONYMOUS: Soubz ce tumbel
    Track 11.
    Catherine Bott tells the unfortunate tale of Princess Marguerite of Austria.
    EMS Andrea Marcon And The Venice Baroque Orchestra20100220 Lucie Skeaping introduces a concert on the Wiegleb Organ in the church of St Gumbertus in Ansbach, Germany, given by organist Andrea Marcon and the Venice Baroque Orchestra.
    Music comprises pieces by Handel, Storace, Domenico Scarlatti, Pasquini and JS Bach.
    PLAYLIST:
    Scarlatti, D - Sonata in G, K.328
    Andrea Marcon (organ)
    Bernardo Pasquini - Variazione capricciose
    Bernardo Storace - Ballo della battaglia;
    Ricercar on a theme by Frescobaldi;
    Balletto
    Handel - Concerto in D minor for organ & strings, Op.7'4
    Andrea Marcon (organ) / Venice Baroque Orchestra
    JS Bach - Prelude & Fugue in A minor, BWV.543
    Lucie Skeaping introduces a concert given by organist Andrea Marcon and Venice Baroque.
    EMS Ebu - Zefiro Ensemble20100221 Lucie Skeaping presents highlights of a concert given by Ensemble Zefiro recorded in Prague in 2009.
    The ensemble take their name from the god of the west wind, and much of their repertoire gives prominence to wind instruments.
    Ensemble Zefiro is a chamber orchestra who also perform in smaller groups; in this concert the ensemble appear as a quartet: baroque oboe and bassoon, cello and harpsichord, and the music includes chamber works by CPE Bach, Telemann, Handel and two less well-known composers Christoph Schaffrath, and Giovanni Benedetto Platti.
    PLAYLIST:
    HANDEL Sonata in F for Oboe and Basso Continuo, HWV 363a
    TELEMANN Sonata in F minor for Bassoon and Basso Continuo
    C.P.E.
    BACH Pastorale in A minor for Oboe, Bassoon and Basso Continuo
    CHRISTOPH SCHAFFRATH Duetto in G minor for Bassoon and Harpsichord
    BACH Sonata in G minor for Oboe and Basso Continuo, H.
    549
    G.B.
    PLATTI Trio in C minor for Oboe, Bassoon and Basso Continuo.
    Lucie Skeaping with highlights of a concert given by Ensemble Zefiro in Prague in 2009.
    EMS Robert Carver Profile20100227 Lucie Skeaping presents a profile of 16th-century Scottish composer Robert Carver.
    EMS The Court Of Mary, Queen Of Scots2010022820100905David McGuinness explores the music which came from the Court of Mary, Queen of Scots.
    David McGuinness visits Stirling Castle and the Palace of Holyrood House in Edinburgh, to trace the story of Mary Queen of Scots' reign, and the music which surrounded her.
    From the devotional masses and motets by Robert Carver - so popular with Mary's father, King James V, to the jolly French dances she would have enjoyed during her first marriage to Francis Dauphin of France, Mary remained a music lover throughout her short life.
    Queen Mary's favourite attendant and confidante during her second marriage to her cousin, Lord Henry Darnley, was an Italian musician called David Rizzio.
    Darnley and David Rizzio spent long hours together on the tennis court at Falkland Palace, but Darnley's jealousy grew at the Italian's familiarity with his new wife, and he planned to do away with Rizzio at the earliest opportunity.
    The political assassination that followed was carefully staged, with 500 armed men keeping the Palace of Holyrood House secure while Lord Ruthven and his accomplices burst in to Mary's chamber, where she and Rizzio were sharing supper with guests.
    Rizzio was dragged from the dinner table and stabbed more than 50 times in front of the Queen.
    PLAYLIST:
    Mary Queen of Scots
    Monty Python
    VIRGIN CDV 2748
    Track 13
    ROBERT CARVER Mass � 3 (Kyrie & Gloria)
    Rob MacKillop, lute
    Bill Taylor, bray harp
    DORIAN DIS-80141
    Track 11
    ANON (Rowallan Lute Book: Mary Betons Row/Current Tried
    Ronn MacFarlane (10-course lute)
    DORIAN DOR 90257
    Track 33-34
    DAVID PEEBLES Psalm 107
    Cappella Nova
    conducted by Alan Tavener
    ASV CDGAU136
    Track 7
    JAMES LAUDER My Lord of March Paven
    Concerto Caledonia
    (live recording not available commercially)
    DAVID PEEBLES Si Quis Diligit Me
    Track 6
    PIERRE CADEAC Our Father God Celestial
    Baltimore Consort
    DORIAN DOR-90139
    WILLIAM KINLOCH Kinloche his Fantassie
    John Kitchen (harpsichord)
    Kinloche his Fantassie
    ASV CD GAU134
    Track 5
    ANON [The Art of Music c.1580]: Richt soir opprest
    Custer LaRue (voice),
    Mark Cudek & Ronn MacFarlane (lutes)
    DORIAN DOR-90314
    Track 16.
    EMS The Court Of Mary, Queen Of Scots2010022820130602David McGuinness visits Stirling Castle and the Palace of Holyrood House in Edinburgh, to trace the story of Mary Queen of Scots' reign, and the music which surrounded her. From the devotional masses and motets by Robert Carver - so popular with Mary's father, King James V, to the jolly French dances she would have enjoyed during her first marriage to Francis Dauphin of France, Mary remained a music lover throughout her short life. Queen Mary's favourite attendant and confidante during her second marriage to her cousin, Lord Henry Darnley, was an Italian musician called David Rizzio. Darnley and David Rizzio spent long hours together on the tennis court at Falkland Palace, but Darnley's jealousy grew at the Italian's familiarity with his new wife, and he planned to do away with Rizzio at the earliest opportunity. The political assassination that followed was carefully staged, with 500 armed men keeping the Palace of Holyrood House secure while Lord Ruthven and his accomplices burst in to Mary's chamber, where she and Rizzio were sharing supper with guests. Rizzio was dragged from the dinner table and stabbed more than 50 times in front of the Queen.
    EMS Brighton Emf Mantra20100306 Lucie Skeaping presents highlights of a concert recorded at the 2009 Brighton Early Music Festival.
    The Orlando Consort were joined by the tabla player Kuljit Bhamra, Jonathan Mayer on sitar, and the singer Shahid Khan, for a project called Mantra".
    The project is inspired by an historical musical encounter 500 years ago when Portuguese missionaries settled in Goa, and introduced western instruments, plainsong and polyphony.
    In turn, the missionaries had chance to learn about eastern music, and this developed into a remarkable collaboration between the two diverse cultures.
    The music in the project and from this concert are a mixture of old and new; music by Escobar and Guerrero are examples of the sort of vocal polyphony that travelled East.
    As there is no precise account of the type of music sung or played during this collaboration in the 16th century, some works in this concert have been written by members of the Orlando Consort and Kuljit Bhamra, Jonathan Mayer and Shahid Khan to explore and imagine how their music-making may have sounded.
    Lucie Skeaping presents the Orlando Consort at 2009's Brighton Early Music Festival.
    PLAYLIST:
    All music performed by The Orlando Consort with Kuljit Bhamra, Jonathan Mayer and Shahid Khan, and recorded at the Brighton Early Music Festival.
    Chant / procession
    Segue to:
    PEDRO DE ESCOBAR (arr.
    Orlando Consort & Shahid Khan): Absolve
    TRADITIONAL: Veni bahara
    FRANCISCO GUERRERO: Quae est ista
    DONALD GREIG: Pada
    DONALD GREIG (text: Bobbie Wason): Bhangra limo
    DONALD GREIG: Salve raga
    KULJIT BHAMRA: Tabla talum
    ANGUS SMITH & KULJIT BHAMRA: Henna night."
    Music also available on the CD 'Mantra: Musical Conversations Across The Indian Ocean', due for release in March 2010 on KEDA records, catalogue number KEDCD68.
    EMS Marie Salle2010031420110306Catherine Bott explores the life and music associated with dancer Marie Salle.
    Marie Sall was one of the most revolutionary and successful dancers of her age.
    She danced in several Handel Operas and in works by Rebel and Rameau among others, performing expressive, dramatic dances during a period when displays of technical virtuosity were more popular.
    The first woman to choreograph the ballets in which she appeared, she anticipated the late 18th-century reforms of Jean-Georges Noverre.
    Catherine Bott explores the life and impact of Sall and the music to which she danced.
    PLAYLIST:
    HANDEL Rinaldo (Act 1, scene 9)
    Academy of Ancient Music/ Christopher Hogwood/ David Daniels (Rinaldo)
    DECCA 467 0872
    CD1, tracks 28-29
    REBEL Les Caracteres de la Danse
    Les Musicians du Louvre/ Marc Minkowski
    MUSIFRANCE 2292459742
    Tracks 12-25
    HANDEL Alcina (dance music from Act 1, scene 2 - gavotte, sarabande, gavotte, menuet, gavotte)
    Il Complesso Barocco/ Alan Curtis
    ARCHIV 477 7374
    CD1, Tracks 6-13
    HANDEL Terpsichore
    English Baroque Soloists/ Sir John Eliot Gardiner
    ELATUS 2564 605352
    Tracks 15-19
    RAMEAU Les indes galante (ballet des fleurs)
    Orchestre Jean-Francois Paillard, Valence/ Jean-Francois Paillard
    ERATO 4509 953102
    CD3 Tracks 5-12
    HANDEL Ariodante (Ballo from Act 2)
    English Chamber Orchestra/ Raymond Leppard
    PHILIPS 442 0978
    Tracks 19-22.
    EMS Bach's St Mark Passion20100320 Catherine Bott presents a programme exploring JS Bach's phantom" setting of the St Mark Passion.
    According to the catalogue of works in his obituary, Bach composed five Passions, but only two works remain intact, the justly celebrated settings of the Passions by St Matthew and St John.
    The first performance of the St Mark Passion was probably given on Good Friday - March 23rd - in 1731, but a score of the music has not survived.
    The text is all that remains, written by the poet Christian Friedrich Henrici or "Picander", with whom Bach worked on the St Matthew Passion.
    There is however a lot of evidence to suggest that Bach's music from the passion exists in other forms, notably in some of Bach's Cantatas, and so reconstructions of the Passion have been made possible.
    Catherine Bott recalls the background to Bach's lost work, and plays music from 3 different reconstructions; by Ton Koopman, Simon Heighes, and from a new recording by Amacord and the Kölner Akademie, based on some 1964 detective work by Diethard Hellmann.
    PLAYLIST:
    JS BACH: St Mark Passion - opening chorus: Geh, Jesu, geh zu deiner Pein
    Amarcord
    Kölner Akademie
    Michael Alexander Willens (director)
    CARUS 83.244
    Track 1
    JS BACH: St Mark Passion - Und am ersten Tage der sussen Brote.Das ist mein Blut des Neuen Testaments
    Rogers Covey-Crump (Evangelist)
    Gordon Jones (Jesus)
    The Ring Ensemble of Finland
    European Union Baroque Orchestra
    Roy Goodman (conductor)
    MUSICA OSCURA 070970
    CD 1 Tracks 6 - 8 incl.
    JS BACH: St Mark Passion - Recit: Die aber legten ihre Hände an ihn / Chorale: Jesu ohne Missethat / Evangelist / Chorale: Ich will hier bey dir stehen
    Christoph Pregardien (Evangelist)
    The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
    Boys of the Breda Sacrament Choir
    Ton Koopman (conductor)
    ERATO 8573-80221-2
    CD 1 Tracks 26 - 29
    JS BACH: St Mark Passion - Aria: Mein tröster ist nicht mehr bey mir
    Track 24
    JS BACH: St Mark Passion - Recit: Da fraget
    Chorale: Du endless Angesicht (O noble face)
    Recit: und Petrus..
    Chorale: Herr, ich habe mißgehandelt (Lord I have done wrong)
    CD 2 Tracks 6 - 9 incl.
    JS BACH: St Mark Passion - Chorale: Keinem hat Gott verlassen / Recit / Chorus / Recit (yields up the ghost) / Aria: Duet: Welt and Himmel nehmt zu Ohren
    CD 2 Tracks 30 - 34
    JS BACH: St Mark Passion - Final chorus: Bei deinem Grab und Leichenstein / Beside thy great tomb
    Track 44.
    Catherine Bott looks back on one of JS Bach's lost works, the St Mark Passion."
    EMS Henry Vii And Philip The Handsome 20100321Catherine Bott explores the musical meeting in 1505 of Henry VII and Philip the Handsome.
    In 1505 Philip the Handsome set sail from the Netherlands to claim the Spanish throne, only to be shipwrecked on the English coast.
    On the 500th anniversary of Henry VII's death, Catherine Bott explores this chance meeting between the King and Philip and examines the prestigous musical entourage that accompanied Philip on this trip.
    PLAYLIST:
    ANTONIUS DIVITIS O desolatorum consolator
    The Orlando Consort
    HARMONIA MUNDI HMU 907328
    Track 13
    MARBRIANUS DE ORTO Dulces Exuciae
    Huelgas Ensemble/Paul Van Nevel
    HARMONIA MUNDI HMU 901739
    Track 3
    ALEXANDER AGRICOLA In mijnen sin
    Ferrara Ensemble/Crawford Young
    DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI RD 77038
    Track 17
    EDMUND TURGES from stormy windes
    (Turges was a court composer to Henry VII)
    The Sixteen/Harry Christophers
    COLLINS CLASSICS 13142
    ALEXANDER AGRICOLA Dictes moi toutes
    DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI RD 77038 Track 9
    FAYRFAX (Henry's court music) I love unloved
    The Hilliard Ensemble
    SAGA CLASSICS EC 33782
    Track 2
    SEGUE
    DE LA RUE Fors Seulement
    Clerks' Group/Edward Wickham
    ASV CDGAU 168
    Track 5
    WILLIAM CORNYSH Woefully Arrayed
    AVERY BURTON “Hexachord”mass (commissioned by Henry in 1494): Agnus Dei
    Renaissance Group of the University of St Andrews/ Douglas Gifford
    LP ALPHA APS337
    Side 2 Band 4
    EMS London Handel Festival20100321 Lucie Skeaping presents a profile of the London Handel Festival, founded over thirty years ago to foreground the music of the composer and his contemporaries in his adopted city.
    Founded by Denys Darlow in 1978 the London Handel Festival has contributed to a Handel revival in the UK, specialising in the performance of lesser-known works of the period.
    In 1981 the London Handel Orchestra and London Handel Singers made their debut at the Festival.
    Laurence Cummings took over as Musical Director from Denys Darlow in 2002.
    In this programme Lucie talks to several of key protogonists at the festival, including Laurence Cummings and Adrian Butterworth, soprano Dame Emma Kirkby, and Festival Director Catherine Hodgson.
    The music for the programme was recorded at this year's festival and includes vocal and instrumental music by Handel and Thomas Arne.
    PLAYLIST:
    HANDEL: Overture Alexander's Feast"
    London Handel Players directed by Adrian Butterfield
    HANDEL: "War, He Sung" from "Alexander's Feast"
    Emma Kirkby (soprano)
    THOMAS ARNE: Trio in B minor for flute, violin and continuo Op3 No 6
    Rachel Brown (flute)
    Adrian Butterfield (violin)
    Laurence Cummings (harpsichord)
    Katherine Sharman (cello)
    THOMAS ARNE: "Where The Bee Sucks"
    HANDEL: "Capricious Man, In Humour Lost" from "Saul"
    Elinor Rolfe Johnson (soprano)
    HANDEL: Trio in D major for 2 violins and continuo Op5 No 2
    HANDEL: "Gentle Morpheus" from "Alceste" (2nd setting)
    Lucie Skeaping presents a profile of the London Handel Festival."
    EMS Antonio De Cabezon20100327 Catherine Bott presents a profile of the 16th century Spanish composer Antonio de Cabezon.
    Blind from childhood, Cabezon quickly rose to prominence as a virtuoso organist, and entered the service of the Spanish Royal Family in 1538, where he remained for his entire career.
    From 1543, when Prince Felipe became Regent of Spain, Cabezon and his younger brother both accompanied the prince on his numerous journeys throughout Europe: Italy, Germany, The Netherlands and England.
    His work influenced many other major composers of the day - not least his countryman Tomas Luis de Victoria.
    Cabezon was among the most important composers of his time and arguably the first major Iberian keyboard composer.
    Catherine Bott presents a profile of 16th century composer Antonio de Cabezon.
    EMS Ebu Concert: Les Talens Lyriques/christophe Rousset20100424 Lucie Skeaping presents highlights of a concert of French Baroque music given by Les Talens Lyriques with the soprano Cline Scheen, directed by Christophe Rousset.
    Repertoire includes music from Charpentier's Mde, and works by Andr Campra and Lully.
    The concert was recorded at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam at the end of 2009 by the European Broadcasting Union.
    Highlights of a concert given by Les Talens Lyriques directed by Christophe Rousset.
    EMS London Handel Festival Singing Competition 201020100425 Lucie Skeaping presents highlights from the final of the 2010 London Handel Festival Singing Competition, recorded at St George's, Hanover Square in March.
    The competition is an annual event at the Festival, this year being the 9th competition, and attracts many applicants from the UK and overseas.
    During the programme Lucie Skeaping finds out more about it by talking to the winner of the first competition, the British tenor Andrew Kennedy, to Laurence Cummings and to one of the adjudicators, the counter-tenor Michael Chance.
    Music in the programme includes part of each of the 6 finalists' performance, with the London Handel Orchestra directed by the competition's founder and Music Director of the London Handel Festival, Laurence Cummings.
    Highlights from the final of the 2010 London Handel Festival Singing Competition.
    EMS Andreas Scholl On Oswald Von Wolkenstein2010050120110130Lucie Skeaping interviews the charismatic countertenor Andreas Scholl about his successful career as a live performer and as a recording artist, and chooses some recordings from his impressive discography. The programme ends with a focus on Scholl's recent project "Songs of Myself": a semi-staged production with the ensemble Shield of Harmony which includes songs by the 14th Century diplomat, poet and composer Oswald von Wolkenstein.
    Lucie Skeaping talks to countertenor Andreas Scholl about his career and recordings.
    Lucie Skeaping interviews the charismatic countertenor Andreas Scholl about his successful career as a live performer and as a recording artist, and chooses some recordings from his impressive discography.
    The programme ends with a focus on Scholl's recent project "Songs of Myself": a semi-staged production with the ensemble Shield of Harmony which includes songs by the 14th Century diplomat, poet and composer Oswald von Wolkenstein.
    The programme ends with a focus on Scholl's most recent project - songs of Myself": a semi-staged production which includes songs by the 14th Century diplomat, poet and composer Oswald von Wolkenstein.
    The production, which involved the ensemble Shield of Harmony, has just finished a European tour.
    EMS Composer Profile: Torelli 20100523Lucie Skeaping presents a programme of music by the 17th century Italian composer and virtuoso violinist, Giuseppe Torelli.
    Most famous for his trumpet concertos, Torelli also wrote many wonderful pieces for his own instrument and was at the forefront of the early development of the Concerto Grosso.
    Music by the 17th century Italian composer and virtuoso violinist Giuseppe Torelli.
    EMS The City Of Salzburg20100626 Lucie Skeaping takes a look at some of the composers who lived and worked in Salzburg, before it became the Mozartean shrine we know it as today!
    The city itself is the fourth largest in modern-day Austria, and sits neatly on the banks of the river Salzach, at the northern boundary of the Alps.
    The name Salzburg - literally "Salt Castle" - comes from the salt mines in the area that helped start the regeneration of the city in the 7th century.
    It was a holy man - Saint Rupert - who saw its potential - and founded the city on what was the ruined Roman settlement of Iuvavum.
    A hundred or so years later, barges carrying salt along the river, were subject to a toll, and as a result, the city began to flourish.
    Rupert was also the founder of Christianity in the region, and the cathedral which was begun there during his lifetime, now bears both his name, and his relics - although there has been a lot of building and rebuilding over the 13-hundred or so years since his demise! In the 17th & 18th centuries, Salzburg was also an important seat in the Holy Roman Empire, and for a time was even an independent state within it.
    The cathedral and its surroundings naturally attracted all sorts of people, including craftsmen, artists and musicians such as Heinrich Finck, Paul Hofhaimer, Johann Stadlmayr, Abraham Megerle, Heinrich Biber, Georg Muffat, Michael Haydn and Leopold Mozart.
    Lucie Skeaping discusses composers who lived and worked in Salzburg before Mozart's time.
    EMS Edward Iii2010070320110320
    Lucie Skeaping explores the society and musical culture of England under Edward III.
    Lucie Skeaping looks back on Edward III's 14th Century England with historian Ian Mortimer, focusing on the nation's life and musical culture.
    Edward III can be seen as a defining monarch in the history of the nation.
    After the disastrous reign of his father Edward II, he rebuilt the nation's confidence modelling his monarchy on the chivalric sensibilities of the legendary Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.
    The Hundred Years War began with Edward; he undertook a huge programme of castle building; and besides many other things, established the Order of the Garter.
    This was the age when the English language started to become the nation's lingua franca; it is the age of The Green Knight; Piers Plowman; and Geoffrey Chaucer.
    Lucie meets historian Ian Mortimer, an authority of the 14th century and Edward's biographer, to learn more about this period, and she reflects on the Englishness of the music of his age.
    EMS Aldeburgh Festival 2010: La Nuova Musica20100704 Lucie Skeaping presents a concert given by the ensemble La Nuova Musica at Blythburgh church in Suffolk, as part of the 2010 Aldeburgh Festival.
    The ensemble - founded by the countertenor David Bates in 2007 - comprises some of Europe's finest early music specialists who share a common desire to shed new light on standard repertoire and bring neglected gems to the fore.
    This concert features music by Giovanni Gabrieli & Heinrich Schütz.
    Schütz's sacred output is magnificent in sheer volume and invention.
    His work in Italy culminates in his Sinfoniae Sacrae III of 1650, in which his mastery of instrumental writing, his attention to word painting and seeming obsession with sonority and texture reaches unsurpassed heights.
    They contrast these massive works with some of Schütz's most intimate and tender motets from his Kleine Geistliche Konzerte along with the greatest instrumental and polychoral music from his Venetian music-master, Giovanni Gabrieli.
    La Nuova Musica perform music by Gabrieli and Schutz at the 2010 Aldeburgh Festival.
    EMS York Early Music Festival 201020100710 Catherine Bott focuses on events at this year's York Early Music Festival in a live show of performance and chat from the National Centre for Early Music.
    Featured artists in the programme include I Fagiolini; soprano Barbara Schlick with harpsichordist Peter Seymour; director of Musica Fiata, Roland Wilson; and counter-tenor James Bowman with lutenist David Miller.
    The theme of this year's festival is "Musical Marriages" and this programme will preface some of the half dozen concerts that Radio 3 will be recording for future broadcast from this year's foremost festival in the UK early music calendar.
    Catherine Bott presents a special programme from the 2010 York Early Music Festival.
    EMS La Reverdie - Recorded At York Early Music Festival 2008 20100711Lucie Skeaping introduces La Reverdie performing music by Dufay.
    Lucie Skeaping presents highlights of a concert recorded in 2008 from the Chapter House in York Minster as part of the York Early Music Festival.
    The concert was given by La Reverdie, a 5-piece group founded by two pairs of Italian sisters, Claudia and Livia Caffagni and Elisabetta and Ella de Mirkovich who specialise in bringing to life the vast and varied repertoire from the Middle Ages.
    Doron David Sherwin is the fifth member of the group playing cornetto; they are all vocalists - and players of lute, vielle harp, rebec, percussion and recorder between them.
    The music in the concert traces Dufay's early Italian journeys, as he visited some of Italy's cultural centres.
    EMS Ncem Young Composers Award 201020100711 Lucie Skeaping introduces a concert by the Tallis Scholars from Chester Cathedral given as part of the Chester Festival featuring the winning compositions of the 2010 NCEM Young Composers Award.
    Now in its second year, the National Centre for Early Music Young Composers Award is an incentive for young people to compose a new a cappella (unaccompanied) piece for Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass which utilises the majestic ambiance of Chester Cathedral and the remarkable singing skills of The Tallis Scholars.
    The winners of the NCEM Composers Award 2010 are Owain Park, aged 16 from Bristol in the 18 years and under category and Alexander Campkin, aged 25 from London in the 19 - 25 category.
    This programme offers a chance to hear the two winning compositions as well as hear the remarkable singing skills of the Tallis Scholars under Peter Phillips in performances of music by Palestrina.
    The Tallis Scholars perform winning compositions in the 2010 NCEM Young Composers Award.
    EMS Paving The Way For The Red Priest - Venice Before Vivaldi 20100718Catherine Bott explores the city of Venice before the birth of Antonio Vivaldi in 1678.
    Catherine Bott explores the composers and the musical climate of Venice around the time of Vivaldi's birth there in 1678.
    EMS Gainsborough's Georgian England20100731 Thomas Gainsborough had a deep love of music and many of his portraits include musical themes.
    He was himself a keen amateur player of the gamba and he included many musicians as friends, and as subjects for his portraits.
    Catherine Bott meets art historian and author of several books on the artist, Michael Rosenthal of Warwick University, for an exploration of what the Gainsborough portraits tell us about the role of music in the late 18th century.
    The programme includes comment about Gainsborough's portraits of Karl Friedrich Abel; Johann Christian Bach; and the Linley family, as well as paintings of some notable amateurs from the English gentry such as William Wollaston and the redoubtable Anne Ford.
    Catherine Bott explores some of Thomas Gainsborough's portraits of musicians.
    EMS Dufay's Europe 20100801A look at the career of composer Guillaume Dufay.
    Guillaume Dufay was one of the most famous and successful composers of the mid 15th century.
    Born in Cambrai in what is now northern France, he spent most of his career touring Europe, working in some of the most important and influential centres of his day.
    He found himself in the middle of many of the major political struggles comfronting the 15th century which inevitably had a profound impact both on his life and music.
    Lucie Skeaping reflects on Dufay's Europe.
    EMS Accademia Bizantina20100807 Lucie Skeaping presents highlights from a concert performed in May this year by Accademia Bizantina, directed by Ottavio Dantone, with soprano Roberta Invernizzi, at the Schwetzingen Festival in Germany.
    Music featured is by Vivaldi, Pergolesi and Handel.
    Lucie Skeaping presents highlights from a concert performed by Accademia Bizantina.
    EMS Orlando Gibbons20100808 Lucie Skeaping looks back on the life and music of the Jacobean prodigy, Orlando Gibbons.
    Should we be surprised that he was one of Canadian pianist, Glenn Gould's favourite composers? - the range and variety of Gibbons' remarkably accomplished output continues to inspire musicians from many different musical disciplines.
    Lucie Skeaping presents a cross-section of his works, not least his most famous piece, "The Silver Swan".
    Lucie Skeaping looks back on the life and music of Jacobean prodigy Orlando Gibbons.
    EMS Ockeghem - A Life In Music20100822 One of the most influential composers of his time - or any other time for that matter, Johannes Ockeghem has been called "the most original musical mind of the 15th century", and this year sees the probable 600th anniversary of his birth.
    He was so highly regarded by his contemporaries that many of them wrote poems and music to honour him.
    Catherine Bott explores Ockeghem's life together with some of these musical tributes and homages to the man who they called "Maistre et bon pere" - master and good father.
    Catherine Bott explores literary musical tributes 15th century composer Johannes Ockeghem.
    EMS Edinburgh Festival 2010: Florilegium20100918 Lucie Skeaping introduces highlights of a concert recorded in Greyfriar's Kirk as part of this year's Edinburgh International Festival.
    The concert was given by the ensemble Florilegium, joined by a quartet of young Bolivian singers, in music recently unearthed from the Christian missions of Chiquitos and Moxos Indians in eastern Bolivia.
    Highlights of a concert given by Florilegium at the EIF in Bolivian Baroque repertoire.
    EMS Ensemble Elyma20100919 Lucie Skeaping presents a concert of Latin American music from Ensemble Elyma at Greyfriars' Kirk in Edinburgh, as part of the 2010 Edinburgh International Festival.
    This concert attempts the impossible: to reconstruct the sound of a colonial fiesta, in this case the Fest of Our Lady of Guadelupe, in the city of La Plata (also called Chuquisaca, and now known as Sucre, in Bolivia).
    The Latin American fiesta was, and remains the meeting-point par excellence of a variety of cultures, practices, expressions and people.
    It takes place under the guise of a religious celebration, but it is open to other kinds of expression and sometimes generates cultural tensions and contradictions.
    The openness of the fiesta blurs the boundaries between sacred and profane, individual and collective, and momentarily lifts social and moral barriers.
    In other words, the fiesta creates a space and a time that are qualitatively distinct.
    Much that is impossible in everyday life may become a reality during the fiesta.
    By the 18th Century, the Guadelupe festivities lasted for ten days and included a striking succession of events of various kinds.
    On the eve of the feast, the picture of Our Lady of Guadelupe was removed from its chapel and brought into the cathedral, where it remained until the end of the celebrations.
    For the next ten days, Masses were said almost without interruption all through the morning and daily Salve services were sung in the afternoon.
    The latter consisted of a Latin or bilingual Salve Regina, the Litany of Loretom and sometimes also a motet of villancico.
    This concert comprises four of these services, all of which present one or two large pieces by the composer Roque Jacinto de Chavarria, as well as smaller motets or villancicos.
    Lucie Skeaping presents a concert given by Ensemble Elyma at the 2010 Edinburgh Festival.
    EMS York Early Music Festival 2010: London Baroque20101002 Catherine Bott introduces a concert from the 2010 York Early Music Festival given by the trio, London Baroque of 18th century French music by Rameau, Leclair, Mondonville, the Forquerays and their contemporaries.
    The concert is described as "Marriage a la Mode" and, true to the theme of this year's festival, "musical marriages", all the pieces performed celebrate the familial ties that linked so many of Paris's major baroque composers.
    Catherine Bott talks the London Baroque's viol player Charles Medlam about the programme and the music.
    Catherine Bott with a concert from the 2010 York Early Music Festival by London Baroque.
    EMS Artist Profile - Ton Koopman20101016 Catherine Bott talks to the Dutch organist, harpsichordist and conductor Ton Koopman about his career.
    As a young student Ton was fascinated by authentic instruments and his performance style has remained steeped in scholarship.
    He formed his first baroque orchestra aged 25, and in 1979 he founded the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, and then the Amsterdam Baroque Choir in 1992.
    Catherine Bott talks to Ton about how he balances his career as a soloist and conductor, and his championing of Buxtehude's music.
    Repertoire in the programme includes Biber's 32-part Dixit Dominus, a movement from a Bach cantata and from Buxtehude's cantata Membra Jesu Nostri.
    Catherine Bott talks to Dutch organist, harpsichordist and conductor Ton Koopman.
    EMS Scarlatti And Corelli: Music For A Bourbon 20101017In 1702, the 19-year-old Philip V of Spain came from his native France to Naples for a month.
    For this occasion, the Neopolitan based composer Alessandro Scarlatti was joined by the other great Italian composer of the day, Arcangelo Corelli, with mixed results! On the 350th anniversary of Scarlatti's birth, Catherine Bott explores the stories that surround the music and entertainments put on for this occasion.
    Exploring the music and entertainments put on for Philip V of Spain in Naples in 1702.
    EMS Live From The Brighton Early Music Festival20101023 Lucie Skeaping visits the Sallis Benney Theatre at Brighton University, as part of this year's Brighton Early Music Festival.
    She's joined by Eamonn Dougan and Sally Dunkley from The Sixteen, to talk about their annual "Choral Pilgrimage", and introduces live performances from three young ensembles: The Artisans, I Flautisti and Ensemble Amaranthos.
    Lucie Skeaping is at the 2010 Brighton Early Music Festival for a live magazine programme.
    EMS Naples20101024 Catherine Bott presents a programme looking at the musical riches from the Italian city of Naples.
    18th century Naples offered creative opportunities to composers such as Alessandro Scarlatti and his son, Domenico, and also to Pergolesi, Porpora and Durante who played a vital role in the development of Neopolitan music.
    The programme includes a variety of sacred and secular repertoire, instrumental and operatic, and also some Canzone Napoletane - popular solo street songs - by some of the composers who flourished in Naples in the 17th and 18th centuries.
    Catherine Bott presents a musical profile of the Italian city of Naples.
    EMS Fragments For The End Of Time20101106 Catherine Bott introduces highlights of a concert given by members of the early music group Sequentia featuring texts and music from different cultures on the subject of the End of Time.
    "From the time of Christianity's introduction into Europe until the end of the first millennium, apocalyptic images of the End of Time and the Last Judgement were widespread, both in texts and in the visual arts.
    These images, based largely on the Biblical Revelation of John, at times bear a remarkable similarity to the pagan-germanic description of the world's destruction during the final battle (Ragnarök) between Odin, the gods and their mortal enemies, the giants.
    We explore the musical world of these surprising, powerful texts."
    This is how Benjamin Bagby - vocalist, harper and founder of the early music group Sequentia describes the content of his concert programme with Sequentia's flautist Norbert Rodenkirchen entitled "Fragments for the End of Time".
    Catherine Bott introduces highlights of a concert on this theme that the duo gave at the Collegiate Church in Jaroslav, Poland.
    Catherine Bott presents highlights of a concert by members of early music group Sequentia.
    EMS Delights From The Pleasure Gardens20101113 Lucie Skeaping presents highlights of a concert given by the ensemble Passacaglia at this year's Brighton Early Music Festival.
    The group recreates the relaxed atmosphere of London's famous 18th Century Pleasure Gardens, by performing music which may have been heard there.
    The concert includes works by London favourites such as Handel, Geminiani, Oswald and Arne.
    Lucie Skeaping presents highlights of a concert given by ensemble Passacaglia in Brighton.
    EMS Composer Portrait: Wilhelm Friedemann Bach20101121 Catherine Bott presents a profile of Bach's eldest son, Wilhelm Friedemann, who despite being renowned as an organist and composer during his lifetime, died in poverty.
    Catherine Bott presents a profile of Bach's eldest son, Wilhelm Friedemann.
    EMS Profile: European Union Baroque Orchestra20101205 Lucie Skeaping presents a profile of the European Union Baroque Orchestra, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.
    Lucie talks to the current Musical Director Lars Ulrik Mortensen about the orchestra, formed each year through a rigorous audition process, and is regarded as a valuable training resource for young musicians before they embark on their professional careers.
    Music in the programme includes repertoire from the EUBO's recordings by JS Bach, Schmelzer and William Corbett.
    Lucie Skeaping presents a profile of the European Union Baroque Orchestra.
    EMS Mozart And Metastasio20110108 As part of the "Genius of Mozart" season, Catherine Bott presents a programme focusing on the Italian poet, librettist and moralist Pietro Trapassi, aka Metastasio, through Mozart's four settings of, or adaptations of his texts.
    Two of these texts, 'Il sogno di Scipione' and 'Lucio Silla', were written in 1771 when Mozart was still only 16, in between trips to Italy.
    Metastasio wrote his text 'Il re Pastore' in 1751, and it had been set 14 times before Mozart chose it.
    The fourth of Mozart's settings turned out to be one of his final works, 'La Clemenza di Tito', written in the summer of 1791; twelve weeks after the first performance Mozart was dead.
    Catherine Bott reflects on the settings of these texts and plays music from each of the four works.
    Catherine Bott focuses on Italian poet, librettist and moralist Metastasio.
    EMS Ghostwriter: The Story Of Henri Desmarest 20110123Lucie Skeaping explores the life and music of French composer Henri Desmarest.
    Henry Desmarest was obviously a talented musican and composer, first boy page and then musician in Louis XIV's court, he began ghost-writing Grands Motets for one of the chapel directors Nicholas Goupillet when he was in his early twenties.
    After a decade, this scandal was uncovered, but it was not the last of Desmarest's woes! A few years later, he fell in love with one of his pupils, who also happened to be the daughter of a wealthy and powerful man who managed to get the composer sentenced to death, forcing Desmarest to spend the rest of his days in exile.
    Lucie Skeaping explores the extraordinary life and music of Henry Desmarest.
    EMS Performer Profile: Paolo Pandolfo 20110123Lucie Skeaping talks to the viola da gamba virtuoso, Paolo Pandolfo..
    Pandolfo is particularly interested in the art of improvisation, and Lucie chats to him about his approach to the instrument and repertoire.
    Music in the programme includes a selection from his acclaimed recordings including Abel and Marin Marais, and also a movement from Pandolfo's own transcription for the viol of Bach's cello suites.
    Lucie Skeaping talks to viola da gamba virtuoso Paolo Pandolfo.
    EMS The Dufay Collective: The Recordings20110130 It is twenty years since the Dufay Collective's influential disc of medieval dance music, A L'Estampida, first appeared.
    Catherine Bott considers the impact of the disc and the achievements of the group with founder member Bill Lyons.
    Catherine Bott looks back on the recording legacy of the Dufay Collective.
    EMS The Manuscript Of Zeghere Van Male20110206 Catherine Bott reflects on the four Flemish songbooks of the 16th Century chronicler, Zeghere van Male and introduces performances of the music by Ensemble Clement Janequin.
    The 'Songbooks of Zeghere van Male' are some of the most intriguing Western-European musical manuscripts.
    The four large part books contain over 1200 pages, each of which features one or more illuminated vignettes of extraordinary quality.
    The books feature over 200 different compositions, mainly songs, and give a fascinating overview of the kind of music that flourished in first half of the 16th century around Bruges, including French chanson, church masses and Latin motets.
    The songbook also includes some Italian madrigals and several Dutch polyphonic songs and instrumental works.
    The composers range from international figures such as Josquin, Mouton, Willaert, and Sermisy to lesser known regional figures such as De Hondt and Hellinck.
    The books appeared in Bruges in 1542 and take their name from their owner, Zeghere van Male, a prominent tradesman in the city.
    Catherine Bott reflects on the four Flemish songbooks of Zeghere van Male.
    EMS Settings Of Poets And Texts 20110213
    Catherine Bott is joined by the author Jonathan Keates to discuss some of the poets and texts that Purcell set.
    The music in the programme illustrates Purcell's versatility as a composer for poets, and includes examples of settings of non-biblical religious texts, the poetry of the odes, and some of the individual art songs.
    Catherine Bott looks at some of the poets and texts set by Purcell.
    EMS Clemens Non Papa 20110227
    Lucie Skeaping explores the music of the 16th century Flemish composer Jacobus Clemens non Papa.
    In the hierarchy of the Flemish school, you could say that Clemens was of the fourth generation - if Dufay is taken as the first, Ockeghem as the second, Josquin the third, with Orlando di Lassus still to come.
    He was one of the few successful Flemish musicians not to travel to Italy, he spent his entire life in Flanders, working in towns such as Bruges, Dordrecht and Ypres.
    Also unlike most other composers of that period, Clemens non Papa seems never to have been employed by the church - at least not on a permanent basis.
    It's unclear as to how Jacobus Clemens came to adopt the epithet "non Papa" - in fact, it has been the subject of much conjecture.
    The most widely accepted version is that it meant "not the Pope" Clement - presumably because Pope Clement VII was in the Vatican at the time.
    Pope Clement VII died in 1534, though, so it's possible that he may have been given the nickname in childhood and it simply stuck with him for the rest of his life! Certainly, the Antwerp-based publisher Tielman Susato, with whom he had a lucrative business partnership, seemed to find the papal suffix amusing! His name is much less well known now, but in the late 1500s, Clemens non Papa was one of the most frequently published composers of the time.
    Lucie Skeaping explores the life and music of the Flemish composer Clemens non Papa.
    EMS King Joao Iv Of Portugal2011022720120616Catherine Bott talks to Owen Rees about the musical legacy of King Joao IV of Portugal and the so-called Golden Age of Portuguese polyphony. In 1578, the young king of Portugal, Sebastian led an ill-considered crusade against the Moors of Morocco. He was routed at the battle of Alcazar-Quivir and disappeared without trace, leaving his succession and the fate of his nation on a knife-edge. Of the six claimants to the Portuguese monarchy, the most powerful was Philip II of Spain, whose invading army conquered the country in 1581. Neither Philip nor his two successors acknowledged Portugal's cultural or ethnic independence and treated her as nothing more than a province of Spain. Portugal's considerable foreign revenue enriched the Spanish treasury, while her dominance in trade and sea power was successfully challenged by the English and the Dutch, thus loosening her grip on her colonies in Africa, Asia and South America. This period of external domination and subsequent economic decline lasted for nearly 60 years until the Portuguese nobility reached the end of its tether and led a revolt against their oppressors in 1640, as a result of which, the Duke of Braganza was declared the new and rightful king of Portugal and the Algarves. One of King Joao IV's first actions was to lead his countrymen in a protracted war of restoration against the Spanish, whose armies were finally driven out of Portuguese lands after four more years of fierce fighting. Joao o Restaurador - John the Restorer - was not just a successful troop-leader, though. He was also a generous supporter of the arts, and a considerably talented musician and composer himself. And, by the time of his death in 1656 he had amassed the biggest music library in the world.

    Catherine Bott talks to Owen Rees about the musical legacy of King Joao IV of Portugal and the so-called Golden Age of Portuguese polyphony.
    In 1578, the young king of Portugal, Sebastian led an ill-considered crusade against the Moors of Morocco.
    He was routed at the battle of Alcazar-Quivir and disappeared without trace, leaving his succession and the fate of his nation on a knife-edge.
    Of the six claimants to the Portuguese monarchy, the most powerful was Philip II of Spain, whose invading army conquered the country in 1581.
    Neither Philip nor his two successors acknowledged Portugal's cultural or ethnic independence and treated her as nothing more than a province of Spain.
    Portugal's considerable foreign revenue enriched the Spanish treasury, while her dominance in trade & sea power was successfully challenged by the English & the Dutch, thus loosening her grip on her colonies in Africa, Asia and South America.
    This period of external domination & subsequent economic decline lasted for nearly 60 years until the Portuguese nobility reached the end of its tether and led a revolt against their oppressors in 1640, as a result of which, the Duke of Braganza was declared the new & rightful king of Portugal & the Algarves.
    One of King Joao IV's first actions was to lead his countrymen in a protracted war of restoration against the Spanish, whose armies were finally driven out of Portuguese lands after four more years of fierce fighting.
    Joao o Restaurador - John the Restorer - was not just a successful troop-leader, though.
    He was also a generous supporter of the arts, and a considerably talented musician & composer himself.
    And, by the time of his death in 1656 he had amassed the biggest music library in the world.
    Catherine Bott talks to Owen Rees about the musical legacy of King Joao IV of Portugal.
    EMS Ensemble Meridiana20110306 
    Lucie Skeaping presents highlights of a concert given by Ensemble Meridiana at the 2010 York Early Music Christmas Festival.
    Ensemble Meridiana were the winners of the York Early Music International Young Artists Competition in 2009.
    Lucie talks to a couple of members of the ensemble to find out what they have been up to since their success in York, and introduces highlights from the concert, chamber music by Telemann and Corelli.
    Lucie Skeaping presents highlights of a concert given by Ensemble Meridiana.
    EMS Bbc Singers - Profile Of Dominique Pinot20110326 
    Lucie Skeaping presents a programme about the rather shadowy life and the music of 16th century French composer Dominique Phinot, with recordings made by the BBC Singers, conducted by David Hill.
    We actually know very little about Phinot - not even when he was born, although the general consensus is that it was around 1510.
    There's evidence that Phinot spent some time in northern Italy during the mid 1540s, at both the court and the cathedral in Urbino, just south of Venice where some of his music was published.
    He made several settings of French poetry - witty, and occasionally salacious chansons, but most of Phinot's surviving works are for the church.
    There are a couple of masses, a handful of magnificats, and almost 100 motets, which served to be the inspiration for future generations of composers like Palestrina and Lassus.
    Sources suggest that Phinot was executed in Lyon in around 1556, for homosexual practices - which means his punishment may have been to be beheaded and burned.
    If that really was the horrible fate that befell Dominique Phinot, it may explain why he's been 'out-of-mind' for so long.
    Lucie Skeaping explores the life and work of 16th-century composer Dominique Phinot.
    EMS Le Voir Dit: Machaut Et Peronne2011040920111210Guillaume de Machaut was one of the greatest composers and poets of the Middle Ages and Le Voir Dit is one of his most extraordinary works.
    Containing 9,094 lines of verse and 8 musical settings, it tells the tale of a blossoming love between the elderly Machaut and a young admirer: Pronne d' Armentières.
    Catherine Bott explores Machaut's "The True Story".
    Catherine Bott explores one of Guillaume de Machaut's extraordinary works, Le voir dit.
     
    EMS Du Mont - Petit Or Grand20110416 
    Lucie Skeaping explores the musical achievement and legacy of the 17th Century French composer Henry Du Mont, featuring highlights of a concert given in Belgium by Soloists with Les Folies Françoises and the Namur Chamber Chorus directed by Patrick Cohën-Akenine.
    Lucie Skeaping explores the legacy of 17th century French composer Henry Du Mont.
    EMS La Capella Ducale And Musica Fiata, Köln 20110501Catherine Bott presents a concert by Musica Fiata and La Capella Ducale, directed by Roland Wilson, in the Chapter House of York Minster as part of the 2010 York Early Music Festival.
    Their programme consists of German wedding music from the time of the Thirty Years War, by Scheidt, Schein and Schutz.
    During this turbulent time in North European history, composers found it very difficult to get their music printed, but rich patrons were still keen to commission special music for weddings, which they would then see published.
    As a result several composers of the time adapted their best pieces to suit the wedding theme in the hope that their music would then reach a wider audience.
    This concert reflects some of that music.
    Catherine Bott presents Musica Fiata at the 2010 York Early Music Festival.
    EMS Purcell's The Fairy Queen2011050720110828Lucie Skeaping explores Purcell's semi-opera, The Fairy Queen.
    Lucie Skeaping presents a programme exploring Purcell's semi-opera, The Fairy Queen, based on Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
    Purcell did not set any of Shakespeare's original text, and instead added self-contained masques in each of the acts, which include some of Purcell's finest music.
    Lucie plays musical extracts from each of the masques from various recordings, directed by Ton Koopman, Roger Norrington, Harry Christophers and Nikolaus Harnoncourt.
    EMS Concerto Copenhagen20110508 Catherine Bott talks to the Danish harpsichordist Lars Ulrik Mortensen about his role as artistic director of Concerto Copenhagen - the exciting period ensemble which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.
    The music is taken from their extensive discography as well as some live recordings kindly provided by Danish Radio.
    It includes pieces by Telemann, Handel, Bach and Haydn as well as music from less well-known Scandinavian-based composers such as Johann Scheibe and Ferdinand Zellbell.
    Catherine Bott talks to Lars Ulrik Mortensen, artistic director of Concerto Copenhagen.
    EMS Performer Profile - John Eliot Gardiner20110514 Catherine Bott talks to conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner about his illustrious career in the music industry, and includes recordings by his own Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists and Orchestra Revolutionnaire et Romantique, as well as performances from the Göttingen Handelfest and Opera de Lyon - both of which he has been an integral part of.
    Sir John Eliot also reflects on his achievements with the Bach Cantata pilgrimage from the year 2000 and the Monteverdi Choir's amazing musical journey along the Camino de Santiago de Compostela.
    (image of John Eliot Gardiner courtesy of Simon Way)
    Catherine Bott talks to conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner about his musical career.
    EMS Accademia Bizantina And Ottavio Dantone20110515 Lucie Skeaping presents highlights of two concerts given by Accademia Bizantina directed by Ottavio Dantone at the Torroella de Montgri Music Festival in Spain last summer.
    They are joined by soprano Sandrine Piau in music by Handel and Vivaldi.
    Lucie Skeaping with baroque music performed by Accademia Bizantina and Ottavio Dantone.
    EMS Composer Portrait - Nicolo Jommelli20110521 Lucie Skeaping plays a selection of music by Nicolo Jommelli.
    Considered a pathfinder, steering music from the traditions of Baroque opera to the immediacy of Mozart's stage works, Jommelli's operatic reforms in the mid-eighteenth century made him a widely regarded figure in his day - ground-breaking and influential.
    His true significance is only now starting to be valued.
    Lucie Skeaping presents a profile of 18th-century composer Nicolo Jommelli.
    EMS The Hanseatic League20110522 Catherine Bott explores the history of the Hanseatic League and the impact that it had for music from the 13th to the 18th centuries among the towns and ports around the Baltic.
    This programme provides the background to one of the main themes of this year's Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music, highlights from which will feature in the Early Music Show over the next two weeks.
    Catherine Bott explores the history of the Hanseatic League and its impact in the Baltic.
    EMS Lufthansa Festival Of Baroque Music 2011, The Formidable Virtuosi20110528 Lucie Skeaping presents highlights of a concert given by violinist Enrico Gatti and keyboard player Fabio Ciofini, recorded at this year's Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music.
    The Festival's theme explores music in Europe from the Hanseatic north to the Adriatic south; the repertoire in this programme reflects that theme and includes virtuoso violin and keyboard compositions by composers such as Johann Schop and Pandolfo Mealli.
    Lucie Skeaping introduces a concert by Enrico Gatti (violin) and Fabio Ciofini (keyboard).
    EMS Lufthansa Festival Of Baroque Music 2011, Life And Soul20110529 In the second of this weekend's highlights of concert recordings from the 2011 Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music, Lucie Skeaping presents music performed by countertenor Robin Blaze with lutenist Elizabeth Kenny's group, the Theatre of the Ayre.
    Music includes works by composers who were exploring the expressive and virtuosic capabilites of the male alto voice, such as Buxtehude and Krieger.
    Lucie Skeaping presents music performed in concert by Robin Blaze and Theater of the Ayre.
    EMS Lufthansa Festival Of Baroque Music 2011, Intimate Bach20110604 Lucie Skeaping meets the gamba player Hille Perl, theorbo player Lee Santana and harpsichordist Patrick Ayrton for highlights from a concert of "intimate Bach" from the 2011 Lufthansa Festival.
    It is widely believed that JS Bach composed six sonatas for the viola da gamba, although only three of them still exist.
    Bach often recycled his work so that the same music can transcribed, to to serve a different function, and Hille Perl and her team suggest that the three "missing" gamba sonatas can be found elsewhere in Bach's output.
    As well as the official music for gamba, and other items by JS Bach, this concert from St John's Smith Square offers an opportunity to hear what could be a restoration of one of the lost gamba sonatas.
    Lucie Skeaping presents a concert of 'intimate Bach' from the 2011 Lufthansa Festival.
    Lucie Skeaping meets the gamba player Hille Perl, theorbo player Lee Santana and harpsichordist Patrick Ayrton for highlights from a concert of "Intimate Bach" from the 2011 Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music.
    Bach often recycled his work so that the same music appears arranged for different instruments.
    Hille Perl wondered whether the three "missing" gamba sonatas might be found elsewhere in Bach's output, as arrangements.
    This set her on a quest to discover potential "new" music for gamba by Bach, and in this concert from St John's Smith Square in London, we hear official music for gamba, alongside other items by JS Bach, and the opportunity to hear what could be a restoration of sonatas for viola da gamba by Bach.
    EMS Lufthansa Festival Of Baroque Music 2011, From Bohemia's Courts And Chapels20110605 Lucie Skeaping introduces 18th Century Bohemian music by Brentner and Zelenka recorded at this year's Lufthansa Festival from Ensemble Inegal.
    Czech musicians could be found in abundance throughout Europe in the 18th Century and in this concert the Czech based group, Ensemble Inegal directed by Adam Viktoria, pay tribute to their historical musical past with a selection of music by two of its finest 18th century composers - Jan Dismas Zelenka and Johann Joseph Ignaz Brentner, as well as featuring music by a major contemporary figure of their day, Johann Sebastian Bach.
    Lucie Skeaping with 18th-century Bohemian music performed at the 2011 Lufthansa Festival.
    EMS Claude Balbastre20110612 Lucie Skeaping explores the life and music of the 18th Century French composer and keyboard virtuoso Claude Balbastre with harpsichord player Sophie Yates who has recently released a recording of his Pieces de Clavecin.
    Lucie Skeaping and Sophie Yates explore the life of French composer Claude Balbastre.
    EMS The City Of Bologna20110619 Catherine Bott presents a programme of music written in the city of Bologna - the capital city of the Emilia-Romagna region, which is situated in the Po Valley between Po river and the Apennine Mountains.
    It's home to the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088 and is one of the richest cities in Italy, not only financially but also in terms of its rich history in the arts, culture and cuisine.
    It has been a hive of musical activity since the 15th century, and this programme features music by some of its most famous sons, including Giacomo Perti, Giuseppe Torelli, Adriano Banchieri, Giovanni Bononcini, Padre Giovanni Martini and Josef Myslivecek.
    Catherine Bott presents music written in the city of Bologna.
    EMS Ferrabosco Dynasty 20110703Lucie Skeaping presents music by members of the Ferrabosco family.
    Lucie Skeaping presents a programme of music by members of the Ferrabosco family, Alfonso I and II - father and son.
    They were a family of Italian musicians who worked in England for many years at the Elizabethan court.
    Repertoire in the programme includes fantasias for viols performed by Phantasm, a setting of the Lamentations, and song settings of poems by John Donne and Ben Johnson.
     
    EMS York Early Music Festival 201120110710 Catherine Bott presents a live edition from the National Centre of Early Music, at the start of this year's York Early Music Festival.
    The theme of the Festival celebrates the spirit of the 1951 Festival of Britain - 60 years on -and features concerts that reflect the then emerging 'early music' movement; music in this programme includes a selection from the English madrigal collection, the Triumphs of Oriana, performed live by the King's Singers.
    Catherine also chats to various performers involved in this year's Festival, and to the Festival Director, Delma Tomlin, about the Festival's theme and concerts.
    Catherine Bott presents a live edition from the 2011 York Early Music Festival.
    EMS Early Music Developments In Mexico 20110717Lucie Skeaping talks to Jeffrey Skidmore about musical developments in Mexico.
    The programme traces musical life from the 16th century, with music by composers such as Hernando Franco, through the remarkable musical developments in the 17th century in Puebla, illustrated in the music of Padilla, and culminating in the music of Ignacio de Jerusalem and Manuel de Zumaya at the start of the 18th century.
    Lucie Skeaping talks to Jeffrey Skidmore about early musical developments in Mexico.
    EMS Composer Portrait: Tomas Luis De Victoria20110723 Catherine Bott presents a profile of the great Spanish composer, Tomás Luis de Victoria, who died in 1611.
    He dedicated his musical life to the Church, working both in his native Spain and in Italy; all his compositions are vocal, sacred and in Latin.
    Although he was not as prolific a composer as some of his contemporaries, Victoria is now generally regarded as one of the greatest of Renaissance composers, his music characterised by its emotional intensity.
    Catherine Bott celebrates the genius of his music, and plays recordings of some of Victoria's powerfully moving music, including settings of Marian antiphons and Mass settings.
    Catherine Bott presents a profile of Spanish Renaissance composer Tomas Luis de Victoria.
    EMS Skalholt Church, Iceland20110724 Lucie Skeaping features renaissance music recorded at last summer's Skálholt Festival in Iceland.
    This historic village has been a religious centre since the Middle Ages and its cathedral, perched high above the magnificent expanse of the River Hvita, plays host to many of the festival concerts.
    This concert features just three musicians - one Icelandic and two French: Steinunn Arnbjörg Stefánsdóttir on the piccolo cello, Mathurin Matharel on the bass violin and Brice Sailly on the harpsichord.
    They perform Renaissance repertoire from Italy and Spain, including music by Bartolom de Selma y Salaverde, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Giovanni Picchi and Diego Ortiz.
    Lucie Skeaping presents Renaissance music from the 2010 Skalholt Festival in Iceland.
    EMS The Passacaglia 20110724Lucie Skeaping traces the history and development of the dance-based form passacaglia.
    Lucie Skeaping traces the history and development of the dance-based form, from its origins in Iberian street music to the great organ works by Bach.
    The word passacaglia derives from the Spanish 'pasar' and 'calle' - meaning 'to walk' and 'street'.
    The musical form probably originated as music performed whilst promenading, most likely with a guitar.
    With the rise in popularity of the 5 string Spanish guitar, the passacaglia quickly crossed Europe and was readily adopted into song, instrumental music and even into the theatre.
    Repertoire in the programme includes music from an opera by Lully, Monteverdi's lament par excellence "Lamento della Ninfa" and one of Bach's greatest works for organ.
     
    EMS The Caccini Sisters 20110814Lucie Skeaping explores the lives and work of Francesca and Settimia Caccini.
    Giulio Caccini was one of the most successful composers and highly renowned singers of his age.
    But lesser known are his two daughters, Francesca and Settimia Caccini.
    Both women were highly accomplished singers in their own right, and composers as well, and they both rose to become the highest paid members of their respective courts.
    Francesca also holds another claim to fame, as the first ever female composer of an opera, and she has been lauded as the most important female composer between the 11th Century Hildegard of Bingen and the 19th Century.
    Lucie Skeaping investigates the lives of these two extraordinary women.
    EMS 11th-century Fraud: Ademar's Apostolic Mass 20110820Lucie Skeaping explores the extraordinary story behind the earliest known medieval composer for whom a compositional autograph survives: Admar de Chabannes and his 11th Century Mass for St Martial.
    Exploring the extraordinary story of 11th-century French monk Ademar de Chabannes.
    EMS Harmonic Inspiration: Vivaldi's "l'estro Armonico" 20110821Lucie Skeaping looks at Vivaldi's groundbreaking Op.3 set of concertos for one, two or four violins entitled "L'Estro Armonico", which were published 300 years ago.
    Vivaldi had them published in Amsterdam, which meant they were readily available throughout northern Europe.
    The 8 partbooks even landed on the desk of JS Bach, who found them so inspirational he set about making transcriptions of some of them for keyboard instruments.
    We'll hear some of Vivaldi's concertos in recordings by The English Concert and I Musici, as well as one of Bach's transcriptions - the Concerto for 4 Harpsichords in a performance by Bach Collegium Stuttgart conducted by Helmuth Rilling.
    Lucie Skeaping explores Vivaldi's collection of violin concertos L'Estro Armonico, Op 3.
    EMS The Golden Three 20110821Lucie Skeaping presents music from the 18th century Russian imperial court.
    Music at the Russian Imperial Court in the mid 18th century was largely provided by itinerant Italian masters like Paisiello, Galuppi & Manfredini, but by the end of the century a group of three talented Ukrainians began to take St Petersburg by storm.
    Maxim Berezovsky, Artemy Vedel and Dimitri Bortniansky became known as The Golden Three, and provided four successive monarchs with chamber music, choruses and operatic entertainments.
    Lucie Skeaping looks at the lives and music of these three, now uncelebrated composers, alongside the music of some of their western European teachers.
     
    EMS The Story Of The Collegium Musicum2011082720130421Catherine Bott explores the history of the Collegium Musicum, the amateur music ensembles whose performances in Germany under such illustrious directors as Telemann and Bach paved the way for public concert series.
    First broadcast in August 2011.
    Catherine Bott explores the history of the Collegium Musicum in Germany.
    EMS Louis Couperin20110828 Lucie Skeaping explores the life and musical legacy of the 17th Century French harpsichordist, organist and composer Louis Couperin, with contributions from Christophe Rousset and performances by Rousset, Bob van Asperen, Davitt Moroney and Glen Wilson.
    Lucie Skeaping explores the life and musical of 17th-century composer Louis Couperin.
    EMS Clemens Non Papa 20110903Lucie Skeaping explores the music of the 16th century Flemish composer Jacobus Clemens non Papa.
    In the hierarchy of the Flemish school, you could say that Clemens was of the fourth generation - if Dufay is taken as the first, Ockeghem as the second, Josquin the third, with Orlando di Lassus still to come.
    He was one of the few successful Flemish musicians not to travel to Italy, he spent his entire life in Flanders, working in towns such as Bruges, Dordrecht and Ypres.
    Also unlike most other composers of that period, Clemens non Papa seems never to have been employed by the church - at least not on a permanent basis.
    It's unclear as to how Jacobus Clemens came to adopt the epithet "non Papa" - in fact, it has been the subject of much conjecture.
    The most widely accepted version is that it meant "not the Pope" Clement - presumably because Pope Clement VII was in the Vatican at the time.
    Pope Clement VII died in 1534, though, so it's possible that he may have been given the nickname in childhood and it simply stuck with him for the rest of his life! Certainly, the Antwerp-based publisher Tielman Susato, with whom he had a lucrative business partnership, seemed to find the papal suffix amusing! His name is much less well known now, but in the late 1500s, Clemens non Papa was one of the most frequently published composers of the time.
    Lucie Skeaping explores the life and music of the Flemish composer Clemens non Papa.
    EMS Graupner And Bach - Filling Kuhnau's Boots 20110904The German composer Johann Christoph Graupner died in 1760. He is a composer who rather languishes in obscurity today, but he is probably best-known as the man who, along with Telemann, unwittingly gave a leg-up to the musical career of Johann Sebastian Bach. Catherine Bott explores this tale of three composers vying to fill the boots of the Kantor of the Thomaskirche, Leipzig - Johann Kuhnau.
    Catherine Bott on how German composer Johann Christoph Graupner helped Bach in his career.
    The German composer Johann Christoph Graupner died in 1760.
    He is a composer who rather languishes in obscurity today, but he is probably best-known as the man who, along with Telemann, unwittingly gave a leg-up to the musical career of Johann Sebastian Bach.
    Catherine Bott explores this tale of three composers vying to fill the boots of the Kantor of the Thomaskirche, Leipzig - Johann Kuhnau.
    EMS Performer Profile: Gustav Leonhardt20110904 Gustav Leonhardt is one of the most important figures in the Early Music movement.
    A keyboard player, conductor, musicologist, teacher and editor, his approach to Early Music performance has helped to define what period performance is today.
    Catherine Bott talks to Leonhardt about his life in music, his great love of Bach and about a variety of early music issues whilst featuring some of his many recordings, including music by JS Bach, Louis Couperin, and Sweelinck.
    Catherine Bott meets Gustav Leonhardt, one of the key figures in the Early Music movement.
    EMS Lecons De Tenebres20110910 Lucie Skeaping presents a concert given by Les Talens Lyriques at the 14th century Parish Church of St.
    Peter & St.
    Paul in Aldeburgh, as part of the 2011 Aldeburgh Festival.
    The programme features sopranos Cline Scheen and Eugnie Warnier with Isabelle Saint-Yves on the viola da gamba and Christophe Rousset on the organ and harpsichord, performing some of the moving "Leçons de Tnèbres" by Marc-Antoine Charpentier and François Couperin.
    Lucie Skeaping presents Les Talens Lyriques in concert at the 2011 Aldeburgh Festival.
    EMS Composer Profile: William Boyce20110911 On the 300th anniversary of the birth of William Boyce, Lucie Skeaping and Jeremy Barlow explore some of the places in London where he lived and worked.
    Their journey takes them from a church in central London where he had his first job, to the public gardens in south London where his music was enjoyed by many.
    Lucie Skeaping and Jeremy Barlow explore the music of William Boyce.
    EMS Shakespeare's Musical Collaborator: A Profile Of Robert Johnson2011092420120506Lucie Skeaping examines the career and music of Shakespeare's regular musical collaborator, Robert Johnson, who famously created the music for The Tempest in 1611, as well as many other plays by the leading playwrights of his day.
    Lucie Skeaping examines the career and music of Shakespeare's regular musical collaborator, Robert Johnson, who famously created the music for the The Tempest in 1611, as well as many other plays by the leading playwrights of his day.
    Lucie Skeaping discusses Shakespeare's musical collaborator Robert Johnson.
    EMS York Early Music Festival Young Artists Competition 2011 - The Next Generation20110925 Catherine Bott is joined by harpsichordist Laurence Cummings, Director of the National Centre for Early Music Delma Tomlin and conductor Matthew Halls for a round-table a discussion about the future of early music performance in the UK.
    The programme will also feature recordings from this year's York Early Music Festival Young Artists Competition.
    Catherine Bott hosts a discussion about the future of early music performance in the UK.
    EMS Arte Dei Suonatore20111001 Catherine Bott introduces highlights of a concert recorded at the 2011 Spitalfields Festival, given by the Polish ensemble Arte dei Suonatori.
    The group was joined by recorder virtuoso Dan Laurin in a programme of music by Vivaldi and Telemann, and included a performance of Laurin's arrangement of Vivaldi's Concerto "Summer", from the Four Seasons, for recorder and strings.
    Arte dei Suonatori and recorder virtuoso Dan Laurin in music by Vivaldi and Telemann.
    EMS Tinkler, Sailer, Composer, Spy? The Peter Philips Story20111002 In 1593 one of the great Tudor composers of keyboard music and vocal polyphony, Peter Philips found himself imprisonned in the Hague under allegations of being involved in a plot to kill Queen Elizabeth.
    In the composer's 450th anniversary year, Lucie Skeaping explores his life and work, and speculates on the allegations against him.
    Lucie Skeaping explores the life and work of the great Tudor composer Peter Philips.
    EMS Tinkler, Sailor, Composer, Spy? The Peter Philips Story2011100220130420In 1593 one of the great Tudor composers of keyboard music and vocal polyphony, Peter Philips found himself imprisoned in the Hague under allegations of being involved in a plot to kill Queen Elizabeth. In the composer's 450th anniversary year, Lucie Skeaping explores his life and work, and speculates on the allegations against him.
    EMS The Wode Collection20111008 Catherine Bott takes a look at the Wode Psalter, a hugely significant collection of part books that give a fascinating insight into Scottish music-making in the 16th Century.
    The collection was initially the work of Thomas Wode, a monk and cleric from St Andrews, who was commissioned to produce a series of harmonisations of psalm tunes for a protestant Scottish Psalter.
    Wode was more ambitious however, and he took it upon himself to gather as much of the music he then heard being played in Scotland, in the fear that otherwise music from the nation might be lost to us for ever.
    The highly decorative series of part books, which make up the Wode Collection, have been scattered across the world for centuries, but have recently been brought together for a special exhibition at Edinburgh University.
    Catherine Bott visits the exhibition and is shown around by curator Dr Noel O'Regan.
    Music for the programme is taken from a recent recording of items from the Wode Collection by the Dunedin Consort.
    Catherine Bott takes a look at the 16th-century Scottish Wode Psalter.
    EMS Dom Dinis: King Of Portugal20111009 Catherine Bott explores the musical legacy of King Dinis I of Portugal.
    He was a remarkable man, born in the year 1261, and ruled Portugal for 46 years during which time he consolidated both his country's economy and its frontiers, limiting the powers of the aristocracy and resolving conflicts in the church.
    He was known for his wisdom, prudence and passion for justice, and not only was his court a refuge for poets and minstrels from all over the Iberian peninsula and beyond, he also joined them with his own poetry and music.
    EMS Isabella D'este - The First Lady Of The World2011101520120805Lucie Skeaping explores the life and musical passions of one of the most important and influential women of the Italian Renaissance, Isabella d'Este. Featuring music from, amongst others, Ockeghem, Josquin, Cara and Tromboncino.
    First broadcast in October 2011.
    Lucie Skeaping explores the life and musical passions of Isabella d'Este.
    EMS Andrew Parrott On Reconstructions20111029 Catherine Bott talks to scholar, musicologist and conductor Andrew Parrott about the complex process of reconstructions, including his most recent project: the reconstruction of JS Bach's Trauer-Music (Funeral Music).
    This work was composed in 1728 when Bach's patron, Prince Leopold of Cöthen, suddenly died at the age of 34, but the score has almost completely disappeared.
    Andrew talks to Catherine about how he reconstructed this work through various clues in other of Bach's works, and plays music from his new recording with his Taverner Consort and Players.
    Catherine Bott and Andrew Parrott discuss the complex process of reconstructions.
    EMS Telemann And The Gypsies20111030 Lucie Skeaping presents highlights from a concert of music by Telemann given by Ensemble Caprice at the 2011 Lufthansa Festival inspired by the gypsy music he encountered in Poland.
    In the early 1700s Georg Philipp Telemann, one of the foremost and most talented composers of his day, was appointed Kapellmeister to Reichsgraf Erdmann II at his castle in Western Poland.
    In 1706 the Great Western War caused the entire court to flee and as a consequence Telemann found himself in Krakow and Pless where he encountered the local Moravian folk music alongside some of the distinctive music of the gypsies.
    This music made a huge impact on Telemann and inspired him to incorporate elements of it into his own compositions.
    In this concert, recorded at the 2011 Lufthansa Festival, Ensemble Caprice under their director, the recorder player Matthias Maute and with the singer Belinda Sykes, recreate the sounds of the Polish gypsy music alongside some of Telemann's compositions from the period.
    Music by Telemann inspired by the gypsy music of Poland he heard while at court there.
    EMS The Symphonie20111105 The Early Music discovers the origins of Symphony, as part of Radio 3's month long celebration.
    We all know what is now called a Symphony, but the term has had many varied uses.
    Lucie Skeaping tracks down the origins of the Symphonie and encounters medieval Hurdy-Gurdys, Spinets and Virginals, a tale that the Dulcimer is as old as the bible and a royal wedding, not to mention a whole host of overtures, interludes, sonatas, canzonas and concertos.
    Lucie Skeaping explores the origins of the symphonie, for Radio 3's season on symphonies.
    EMS The Early Symphony20111106 As part of Radio 3's month long celebration of Symphony, the Early Music Show traces the early history. Catherine Bott reflects on the trail-blazing work of the pioneering symphonists of the 18th century such as Sammartini, the Stamitz family, Holzbauer, JC Bach, Monn and Wagenseil.
    The 18th century saw a creative explosion in the development of instrumental music and in particular, one of the great innovations of the century was the orchestral symphony. Many of its origins can be traced to Italy but it quickly became a pan European phenomenon with every major cultural centre boasting its own symphonist or "school" of symphony composers, each of which was bursting with its own creative reponses to this new and exciting kind of music.
    As part of the BBC "Symphony" season, Catherine Bott reflects on some of the major pioneering figures in the development of the symphony, casting her net across many of Europe's major cities - from Milan to Mannheim, Hamburg and Dresden, Paris, Berlin, London and Vienna. The programme considers some of the novel innovations that were introduced into the symphony as the century progressed and by dwelling on some of the music of lesser known composers it provides a context for the musical world that we've come to associate with Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven.
    Many of the symphonists featured in this programme can also be heard in complete performances across the following week on Radio 3's Afternoon on 3.
    Catherine Bott reflects on the work of the pioneering symphonists of the 18th century.
    EMS Greenwich International Early Music Festival 201120111112 Catherine Bott is live from the 10th Greenwich International Early Music Festival and Exhibition with news, chat and music from L'Arpeggiata, Pantagruel and Red Priest.
    The Greenwich Festival boasts one of the most important exhibitions of early music instruments and instrument making in the world.
    It also plays host to a lively festival of music making in the beautiful setting of the Royal Naval College in Greenwich.
    Catherine Bott introduces live performances from some of this year's top international acts and she reflects on some of the ideas and and aims of the festival in this, its tenth-anniversary year.
    Catherine Bott visits the tenth Greenwich International Early Music Festival.
    EMS The Lamentations Of Jeremiah 20111113Catherine Bott looks at the historical and liturgical context of the Lamentations of Jeremiah, including several musical settings of these very dark and desolate poems which are still an integral part of the Jewish and Christian faiths.
    The programme includes contributions from the Rt Rev Graeme Knowles, Rabbi YY Rubinstein and Cambridge scholar Kim Phillips, as well as readings from actor James Quinn.
    The music includes settings of the Lamentations by William Byrd, Thomas Tallis, Antoine Brumel, Giovanni Palestrina and Jan Zelenka.
    Catherine Bott looks at a number of musical settings of the Lamentations of Jeremiah.
    EMS A Hidden Faith20111120 Catherine Bott explores the remarkable publication of the 3 settings of the Mass written by the English composer William Byrd, written at a time when the Catholic faith was outlawed in this country.
    This was music written to be sung in secret, when anyone who was not seen to take part in Anglican worship could be charged with popish recusancy and punished by fines, property confiscation, and imprisonment.
    Catherine Bott explores the three settings of the Mass written by William Byrd.
    EMS The English Concert20111126 Lucie Skeaping presents highlights of a concert given at the year's York Early Music Festival by the English Concert directed by Harry Bicket.
    Their programme reflects some of Handel's early works as he arrived in London, and includes a cantata and operatic arias sung by soprano Lucy Crowe.
    Lucie Skeaping presents music by Handel performed by the English Concert and Lucy Crowe.
    EMS James Oswald - Scottish Composer20111127 Lucie Skeaping presents a programme about the 18thC Scottish composer James Oswald, who rose from humble beginnings in Fife to be the official chamber music composer to George III.
    The programme includes recordings by Concerto Caledonia, soprano Catherine Bott, tenor Iain Paton, the Broadside Band and guitarist Rob MacKillop.
    Lucie Skeaping explores the work of 18th century Scottish composer James Oswald.
    EMS Regensburg Early Music Days Festival 201120111203 Lucie Skeaping presents highlights from the 2011 Regensburg Early Music Days festival in Germany, featuring performances by Concerto Köln, Ensemble Perlaro, Stile Antico, Ensemble Caprice, The Harmony of Nations Baroque Orchestra and The Brabant Ensemble.
    The programme includes music by Morales, J.S.
    Bach, Telemann, Jean-Fery Rebel, Philip van Wilder and Paolo da Firenze.
    Lucie Skeaping presents highlights from the 2011 Regensburg Early Music Days Festival.
    EMS Princess Maria Barbara20111204 A profile of Maria Bárbara, the Portuguese Infanta and Spanish Queen, and the muse of Domenico Scarlatti, on the 300th anniversary of her birth.
    Catherine Bott looks back on the life of one Europe's most musically talented royal figures, the inspirational Maria Madalena Bárbara Xavier Leonor Teresa Antónia Josefa (4 December 1711 - 27 August 1758), whose gifts as a keyboard player and great love for music inspired Domenico Scarlatti to devote the best part of his life serving her and prompted him to compose at least 550 sonatas for her to play.
    Maria Bárbara's name often appears alongside Scarlatti's when talking about his music, but little is usually said about her, her court and her times.
    Catherine Bott takes the three hundredth anniversary of her birth to review the Scarlatti story from a different perspective.
    A profile of Maria Barbara, Portuguese infanta and Spanish queen and music she inspired.
    EMS Composer Portrait: Nicola Porpora 20111211Lucie Skeaping looks at the life and works of the composer and teacher Nicola Porpora, whose early career was overshadowed by the successes of Alessandro Scarlatti in his native Naples.
    Lucie Skeaping examines the life and works of composer and teacher Nicola Porpora.
    EMS A Christmas Anthology20111225 Catherine Bott presents an anthology of early music telling the Christmas story through a selection of chants, motets and carols written for the Annunciation, Advent, and the Nativity. Music includes repertoire by Palestrina, Anerio and anonymous motets from 14th Century manuscripts.
    Catherine Bott introduces an anthology of early music telling the Christmas story.
    EMS Red Priest - Nightmare In Venice20111231 Lucie Skeaping presents a concert given by Red Priest at the 2011 Bath International Festival. The theme of the event was "Nightmare in Venice" and featured all sorts of music associated with "the dark side". Quite a lot of baroque composers were fascinated by themes of the 'night' - ghosts, demons, witches and fairies, the strange, the ethereal and the fantastical. This concert was designed to give the audience at Bath's Guildhall a glimpse into some of the more feverish corners of the minds of the baroque masters, and includes music by Vivaldi, Leclair, Purcell, Gluck, Tartini and van Eyck.
    Lucie Skeaping with a concert given by Red Priest at the 2011 Bath International Festival.
    EMS Akademie Fur Alte Musik, Berlin20120101 Catherine Bott presents a profile of the chamber orchestra, the Akademie für Alte Musik, Berlin, who celebrate their 30th anniversary this year. The programme includes repertoire by Telemann and JS Bach, recorded at last years Stockholm Early Music Festival, as well as music by Porpora from a recording featuring mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux and guest director Rene Jacobs.
    Catherine Bott profiles the chamber orchestra the Akademie fur Alte Musik, Berlin.
    EMS The Students Of William Byrd: 'father Of British Musick'20120107 Upon his death, the great English composer William Byrd was acclaimed as the "father of Musick". But what was his musical legacy? Catherine Bott explores the lives and music of some of the great composer's students, featuring music from Thomas Tomkins, Peter Philips, Thomas Morley and John Bull.
    Catherine Bott explores the music of the students of William Byrd 
    EMS Ferrabosco Dynasty 20120108Lucie Skeaping presents a programme of music by members of the Ferrabosco family, Alfonso I and II - father and son. They were a family of Italian musicians who worked in England for many years at the Elizabethan court. Repertoire in the programme includes fantasias for viols performed by Phantasm, a setting of the Lamentations, and song settings of poems by John Donne and Ben Johnson.
    Lucie Skeaping presents music by members of the Ferrabosco family.
    EMS Mozart's Pilgrimage20120114 Lucie Skeaping presents highlights from a concert given by The Cardinall's Musick at the 2011 Bath Mozartfest. Mozart spent many years travelling across Europe absorbing the music he heard and learning from the musicians he met. This concert features choral music by some of the composers Mozart admired or may have met on his travels, including pieces by William Boyce, Antonio Lotti, Gregorio Allegri, Giovanni Palestrina, J.S. Bach and Mozart himself.
    Lucie Skeaping presents music by Mozart and composers he encountered on travels in Europe.
    EMS Fretwork And Winners Of The National Centre For Early Music Composers Award20120115 Lucie Skeaping introduces highlights from a concert given by Fretwork at Kings Place in London last month, featuring actor Sir Tom Courtenay and the winners of the Radio 3/NCEM Young Composers' Award.
    Composers under the age of 25 were invited to write a short piece especially for Fretwork and the winning three entries were given their first official performance in this concert.
    The other music in the programme reflects the theme of the Winter Solstice through appropriate music and poetry.
    Also in this edition of the Early Music Show, Lucie Skeaping announces the details for the 2012 Radio 3/NCEM Young Composers' Award.
    Fretwork and winners of the National Centre for Early Music Instrumental Composers Award.
    EMS At The Court Of Frederick The Great20120122 A keen flautist himself, Frederich II of Prussia also patronised and employed some of the finest composers of the age. In the week of the 300th anniversary of his birth, Lucie Skeaping explores the musicians of Frederick the Great's court, including music by Agricola, Quantz, CPE Bach, Fasch, Graun and Frederick himself.
    Lucie Skeaping discusses musicians of Frederick the Great's court.
    EMS Kitty Clive2012012820121230Lucie Skeaping talks to musicologist Berta Joncus about the one of the 18th Century's colourful characters, the soprano Kitty Clive. Clive was born in London in the early 18th century, and rose to become London's top singer and comic actress, and a celebrity in her day. Berta Joncus is currently writing a book about Kitty Clive, and how she fascinated audiences for decades. The programme includes music she made famous, including Arne's 'Rule Britannia', and also music written for her by Handel.
    First broadcast in January 2012.
    EMS Merula And Uccellini20120129 Lucie Skeaping introduces music by two less well-known composers of the 17th century: Tarquinio Merula and Marco Uccellini. Both Italian and violinists, they were also at the forefront of compositional developments, and new violin techniques. Music in the programme includes some of their canzonas and sonatas performed by the ensemble La Ciaconna from a concert they gave in 2011 in Geneva, and also repertoire from recordings by Ensemble Fitzwilliam, Schola Cantorum Basiliensis and Romanesca.
    Lucie Skeaping with music by 17th-century composers Tarquinio Merula and Marco Uccellini.
    EMS Freiburg Baroque Orchestra - Bach, Zelenka20120205 Lucie Skeaping introduces highlights of a concert given by the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra directed by Petra Müllejans, given at the Konzerthaus in Freiburg. The bass Johannes Weisser joins them in music by JS Bach and a setting of the Lamentations by Jan Dismas Zelenka. The programme also includes Bach's Double Concerto for oboe and violin in D minor BWV 1060, played by Ann-Kathrin Brüggermann and the orchestra's director, the violinist Petra Müllejans.
    Lucie Skeaping introduces music by Bach and Zelenka played by Freiburg Baroque Orchestra.
    EMS Composer Portrait - Niccolo Jommelli 20120211Lucie Skeaping plays a selection of music by Nicolo Jommelli. Considered a pathfinder, steering music from the traditions of Baroque opera to the immediacy of Mozart's stage works, Jommelli's operatic reforms in the mid-eighteenth century made him a widely regarded figure in his day - ground-breaking and influential. His true significance is only now starting to be valued.
    Lucie Skeaping presents a profile of 18th-century composer Niccolo Jommelli.
    EMS The Roman De Fauvel2012021220130126 
    EMS Joao Rebelo: Friend Of The King20120218 Lucie Skeaping explores the life of Joao Lourenço Rebelo, childhood friend of King Joao IV of Portugal with accompanying music from a concert given by the Huelgas Ensemble who perform Rebelo's Vespers and Lamentations.
    Lucie Skeaping explores the life of Portuguese composer Joao Lourenco Rebelo.
    EMS Francisco Guerrero20120219 Catherine Bott explores the life and music of the Spanish prodigy Francisco Guerrero, who worked in Spain and Portugal, and had a series of eventful trips abroad, including a journey to the Holy Land. He become one of the most renowned composers of the Spanish "Golden Age of Polyphony" alongside Victoria and Morales and his music remained popular for hundreds of years.
    Catherine Bott explores the life and music of Spanish prodigy Francisco Guerrero.
    EMS Performer Profile: Montserrat Figueras20120310 Catherine Bott talks to harpist Andrew-Lawrence King about Catalan soprano and early music specialist Montserrat Figueras, who passed away late last year. Featuring some of the best of her many recordings.
    Harpist Andrew-Lawrence King talks to Catherine Bott about the late Montserrat Figueras.
    EMS Bach In Leipzig20120311 After his time working for Prince Leopold of Anhalt in Cöthen, Johann Sebastian Bach took a substantial drop in salary and public standing to work as Cantor in Leipzig. The role primarily involved teaching at St Thomas School, but also meant that Bach was responsible for the music in the German town's four churches. Lucie Skeaping takes a closer look at Bach's time in the German town, where Bach remained from 1723 until his death in 1750.
    Lucie Skeaping explores the time Johann Sebastian Bach spent working as cantor in Leipzig.
    EMS Lassus At Easter20120407 A selection of music for Easter by one of the most revered composers of the sixteenth century, Orlando de Lassus.
    The music of Lassus is not as well known today perhaps, as that of his Italian contemporary Palestrina, but in the sixteenth century, Lassus was thought the greater master. Catherine Bott looks back on the life and music of this remarkable Belgian with particular reference to some of his highly charged and affecting music for Easter.
    Catherine Bott presents a selection of music for Easter by Orlando de Lassus.
    EMS An Early Easter20120408 Lucie Skeaping introduces a selection of early music for Easter, mixing popular compositions for the Passiontide with some more lesser known works.
    Lucie Skeaping introduces a selection of early music for Easter.
    EMS Martin Peerson And John Milton20120415 Catherine Bott meets Richard Rastall who has been revisiting music by two little known 17th Century English composers: John Milton, the father of the famous poet, and Martin Peerson. The programme includes recordings of some of the music by Ex Cathedra, Sophie Yates and Fretwork with countertenor Michael Chance.
    Catherine Bott learns about the music of Martin Peerson and John Milton Snr.
    EMS Piffaro20120421 Lucie Skeaping presents a profile of the Renaissance wind ensemble Piffaro, based in Philadelphia. This wonderfully colourful, virtuosic ensemble have been together for over 25 years. During the programme Lucie talks to the two artistic directors, Joan Kimball and Robert Wiemken about their work. The music in the programme is from the ensemble's many recordings, using a wide variety of instruments and repertoire, and includes arrangements of French chansons and Flemish dances, and music inspired by the ensemble's recent trip to Bolivia.
    Lucie Skeaping profiles Philadelphia-based Renaissance wind ensemble Piffaro.
     
    EMS Js Bach: Who Do You Think You Are?20120422 Lucie Skeaping presents a programme exploring JS Bach's musical ancestors. Music by some of JS Bach's sons is often heard these days, but today, Lucie traces the Bach family tree back to his great-great grandfather, Veit Bach, who was a baker in Wechmar and whose son Johann in turn produced 3 musical sons. The programme includes motets and instrumental music by some of the composers in this great musical dynasty.
    Lucie Skeaping presents an exploration of Bach's family tree.
     
    EMS Music For Prague2012042920131006Lucie Skeaping presents a profile of music in Prague - a political, cultural and economic focus of central Europe for more than 1100 years, and home to composers such as Brixi, Regnart, Myslivecek and Brentner; as well as many famous musical visitors like Machaut, Mozart and Gluck.
    First broadcast in April 2012.
    Lucie Skeaping explores music-making in Prague, with works by Mozart, Brixi and Gluck.
    EMS Sweelinck's Vocal Music20120512 In the month of 450th anniversary of the composer's birth, Catherine Bott explores the extensive vocal compositions of Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck, known as the "Orpheus of Amsterdam". Although perhaps best known for his keyboard works, Sweelinck wrote over 250 vocal works and, surprisingly for a composer so associated with his homeland, none of these settings are in his native tongue. Instead, the language which predominate in his vocal output is French.
    EMS The Stylus Fantasticus20120519 Lucie Skeaping presents a focus on the "stylus fantasticus" genre of programmatic music which flourished in Bohemia during the 17th Century. It was the style favoured by the Bishop of Olomouc-Kromeriz, in what's now the Czech Republic. An enormously sociable fellow - and also a Prince - he spent his summers entertaining friends and relations in the fabulous Kromeriz Castle where he laid on for them lavish feasts, plays, ballets and concerts.
    The root of the music was the ground-breaking toccatas by the Venetian organist & composer Claudio Merulo, and through him, other keyboard composers such as Girolamo Frescobaldi and Johann Jakob Froberger who took the style further. The stylus fantasticus or "fantasy style" developed under the Prince Bishop's patronage and was perfect for the light-hearted summer entertainments at the Kromeriz Castle parties. The most famous practitioner of the "stylus fantsaticus" was Heinrich Biber, whose colourful "Battalia" invokes a military encampment by means of trumpet and drum motifs - full of imagination and wit. We hear eight drunken musketeers singing their native songs, officers engaging in elegant fencing, horses and cavalry, a battle complete with trumpet flourishes and shots, and finally the lament of the wounded musketeers.
    EMS Handel's Italian Cantatas20120520 Handel first went to Italy in 1706 and during those first few years there he was given great support and encouragement to develop his innate talent as a composer of dramatic works. Handel wrote over eighty vocal cantatas during this time, and they are full of glorious music. In today's programme, Catherine Bott features music from 3 of these cantatas, including a complete performance of 'Delirio amoroso' HWV 99 -possibly the first cantata Handel wrote in Rome - in a recording with soprano Roberta Invernizzi and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment directed by Matthew Truscott.
    EMS Alfred Deller Centenary20120526 Catherine Bott presents a programme to celebrate the centenary of the birth of the pioneering countertenor, Alfred Deller, who was born May 31st 1912. Catherine is joined in the studio by 3 countertenors, James Bowman, Robin Blaze and Alfred's son Mark, to discuss some of the many facets of Alfred's art. They play a selection of Alfred's many recordings dating from the 1950s, including some from the early days of Alfred's Deller Consort, one of his most important contributions to the early music movement. Catherine and Mark also chat about Stour Music, the Festival which Alfred founded and which celebrates its 50th anniversary this June. Music in the programme includes lute songs by Dowland and Campion, a scene from Handel's opera Orlando, and the 50 year old recording of father and son, Alfred and Mark, singing Purcell's Sound the Trumpet.
    EMS Beverley At 2520120602 Catherine Bott presents highlights from a concert performed at Beverley Minster as part of this year's 25th Beverley Early Music Festival. Grand Desir perform a selection of their own arrangements of medieval songs and dances including repertoire by Dufay and Binchois.
    EMS Early Music In The '50s2012060320120603 (R3)When Queen Elizabeth came to the throne in 1952 it sparked a wave of creative interest in the first Queen Elizabeth and her times. Catherine Bott looks at how this coincided with the work of the early music movement in this country. In particular she looks at the work of some of the great early music pioneers of the time such as Thurston Dart, Robert Donnington and Walter Bergmann.
    When Queen Elizabeth came to the throne on 1952 it sparked a wave of creative interest in the first Queen Elizabeth and her times. Catherine Bott looks at how this coincided with the work of the early music movement in this country. In particular she looks at the work of some of the great early music pioneers of the time such as Thurston Dart, Robert Donnington and Walter Bergmann.
    EMS Greek Myths2012061720131013From the early years of Renaissance, composers portrayed subjects from Greek mythology. These stories provided particular inspiration as the new operatic genre took hold in the early 17th century. The 18th century saw the philosophical revolution of the Enlightenment spread throughout Europe and accompanied by a certain reaction against Greek myth, there was a tendency to insist on the scientific and philosophical achievements of Ancient Greece. The myths, however, continued to provide an important source of raw material for dramatists and composers. Lucie Skeaping introduces a diverse selection of early music inspired by these Greek myths, including works by Monteverdi, Handel, Purcell, Cavalli, Rameau and Gluck.
    Lucie Skeaping introduces a diverse selection of early music inspired by Greek mythology.
    EMS Philadelphia's Tempesta Di Mare Ensemble20120623 Lucie Skeaping introduces a focus on the Philadelphia-based baroque ensemble Tempesta di Mare, which celebrates its first decade of music making during this 2012 season. The programme features performances from three of their recent concerts, including music by Vivaldi, Pisendel, Telemann, Dall'Abaco and Fasch.
    Tempesta di Mare performs baroque music on baroque instruments with what the Philadelphia City Paper describes as "zest and virtuosity that transcends style and instrumentation." Led by artistic directors Gwyn Roberts and Richard Stone with concertmaster Emlyn Ngai, Tempesta's repertoire ranges from staged opera with full orchestra to chamber music. The group performs all orchestral repertoire without a conductor, as was the practice when this music was new. Tempesta di Mare is named for baroque master Antonio Vivaldi's concerto meaning "storm at sea," a title reflecting music's power to evoke drama.
    Hailed by the Philadelphia Inquirer for its "off-the-grid chic factor," Tempesta's Greater Philadelphia Concert Series has enjoyed a rapid rise to prominence since its launch in 2002, with press endorsements from Philadelphia to Paris.
    EMS Rousseau20120624 "Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains" - words made famous by the philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau. But Rousseau was more than just a writer of philosophy. He was also a keen composer and musician, among his musical output are seven operas. He also wrote wrote about music and at times earned his living as a music copyist. Catherine Bott explores his intriguing musical life in the week of the 300th anniversary of his birth.
    EMS Michael Praetorius2012063020130302Lucie Skeaping presents a profile of the 16th Century German composer Michael Praetorius, most famous for his many Lutheran chorales and song arrangements, and for his compendium of more than 300 instrumental dances: "Terpsichore". Music includes recordings by David Munrow's Early Music Consort of London, Paul van Nevel's Huelgas Ensemble and Philip Pickett's New London Consort.
    First broadcast in June 2012.
    EMS National Centre For Early Music Composers Award 201220120701 Highlights from a concert given by the Tallis Scholars from Durham Cathedral featuring the winning two entries of the NCEM/R3 Composers Award 2012.
    Lucie Skeaping introduces sacred choral music by Palestrina and Taverner recorded in one of the most inspiring of English cathedrals, alongside two short pieces specially composed for the Tallis Scholars. These were submitted by young composers as part of the annual National Centre of Early Music/BBC Radio 3 Composers Award. The two pieces took as their starting point the In Nomine section from the Missa Gloria Tibi Trinitas by John Taverner, and the sound and style of The Tallis Scholars.
    Also featured in the programme is the Choir of Durham Cathedral who join forces with Peter Phillips and the Tallis Scholars in music by Gabrieli.
    EMS Notker The Stammerer And The Abbey Of St Gall2012070720131201Exploring Notker the Stammerer and the Abbey of St Gall's role in the development of chant
    Lucie Skeaping explores the Abbey of St Gall, its role in the development of medieval chant, and how one of the Abbey's most famous sons - a young monk named "Notker the Stammerer" - came to write a revolutionary kind of music there.
    EMS Live From The 2012 York Early Music Festival20120708 Catherine Bott presents a live show from the opening weekend of the 2012 York Early Music Festival. Festival director (and director of NCEM) Delma Tomlin pops in to chat about the forthcoming festival highlights and there's music from L'Avventura London and their director Zak Ozmo, who perform a selection of 18th-century Portuguese and Brazilian Modinhas.
    EMS La Venexiana20120714 Lucie Skeaping presents the first of two Early Music Shows this weekend, focusing on music from Wales. Today, highlights of a concert of Monteverdi madgridals given by the acclaimed Italian vocal ensemble La Venexiana as part of this year's Gregynog Festival.
    EMS Robert Ap Huw20120715 Catherine Bott looks at the life & work of 17th century harpist & copyist Robert ap Huw.
    Catherine Bott looks at the tradition of music making pre-1700 in Wales with a feature on the 17th century Robert ap Huw manuscript - one of the most important collections of Welsh early music. With contributions from Bangor University's Sally Harper, and harpists Bill Taylor and Paul Dooley.
    EMS York Early Music Festival: Ensemble Villancico20120721 Catherine Bott introduces highlights from a concert given by the acclaimed Swedish group, Ensemble Villancico who made their UK debut with a programme of music from which they have earned a global reputation. Musicians and dancers combine to celebrate a time when African rhythms and Indian folk melodies met European Renaissance and Baroque traditions to create distinctive early music from Ecuador.
    Broadcast as part of the Early Music Show's relays from the York Early Music Festival 2012.
    EMS York Early Music Festival 2012: Florilegium, Arkaendar Bolivia Choir, Ashley Solomon20120722 Catherine Bott introduces highlights of a concert from York Early Music Festival 2012. Florilegium with the Arakaendar Bolivia Choir directed by Ashley Solomon perform 17th and 18th Century Bolivian music from the Chiquitos & Moxos Indians.
    Catherine Bott introduces highlights of a concert from YEMF 2012.
    EMS York Early Music Festival 2012: Florilegium, Arkaendar Bolivian Choir & Ashley Solomon20120722 Catherine Bott introduces highlights of a concert from York Early Music Festival 2012. Florilegium with the Arkaendar Bolivian Choir directed by Ashley Solomon perform 17th and 18th Century Bolivian music from the Chiquitos & Moxos Indians.
    EMS York Early Music Festival 2012: Profeti Della Quinta20120804 Catherine Bott presents music by Salamone Rossi from the York Early Music Festival.
    Catherine Bott presents a programme of music from the winners of last year's York Early Music Festival Young Artist Award: Profeti della Quinta. They'll be singing music by the Italian Jewish composer Salamone Rossi "Il Mantovano Hebreo", who was served at the court of Mantua from 1587 to 1628.
    EMS Giovanni Gabrieli: Music For San Rocco20120812 Radio 3's programmes exploring early developments in the musical world.
    Lucie Skeaping presents a programme featuring music by one of the most engaging and important Venetian composers, Giovanni Gabrieli, who died in August 400 years ago in 1612. Gabrieli spent his life working in Venice and held the esteemed position of organist at both St. Marks and San Rocco, so some of the musicians and singers must have worked in both establishments too. It is unclear exactly what compositions Gabrieli wrote specifically for the Scuole di San Rocco, but there are some interesting clues left to us by the English traveller Thomas Coryat (featured in yesterday's Early Music Show). Lucie Skeaping introduces a selection of Giovanni Gabrieli's music including the 10-part 'Jubilate Deo' from his Symphoniae Sacrae, 'In Ecclesiis' in 14 parts, and some instrumental works including canzonas and the Sonata con tre violini.
    EMS Fw Zachow20120818 Primarily remembered today as the teacher of Handel, the German musician FW Zachow was a renowned composer in his own right. In the first of a weekend of early music shows exploring some of his music, Lucie Skeaping explores his life and influence on Handel's music alongside a variety of Zachow's works.
    Lucie Skeaping explores the life and music of FW Zachow, famous as Handel's only teacher.
    EMS Handel And Zachow20120819 In the second of a weekend of early music shows exploring some of the music of Handel's teacher FW Zachow, Catherine Bott introduces a concert given at the Halle festival by the Rheinische Kantorei and Das Kleine Konzert conducted by Hermann Max. They perform Handel's earliest autograph Dixit Dominus together with music by Zachow himself.
    Catherine Bott introduces a concert of music by Zachow and Handel.
    EMS Baldassare Galuppi20120825 Catherine Bott explores the life and music of the once celebrated but now forgotten 18th Century Venetian composer Baldassare Galuppi, with the help of writer, critic and self-confessed Galuppi enthusiast Jonathan Keates.
    Catherine Bott explores the life and music of 18th-century composer Baldassare Galuppi.
    EMS A Funeral Fit For A Queen20120826 Catherine Bott explores the musical elements of the lavish 40-day 16th Century funeral of Anne of Brittany, twice Queen of France and the richest European woman of her time. It became the model for all French royal funerals for two hundred years, and included the combined efforts of the King and Queen's royal chapels, including composers such as Jean Mouton, Claudin de Sermisy, Pierre Moulu and Antoine Divitis.
    Catherine Bott explores the lavish funeral of Anne of Brittany.
    EMS Harry Bicket20120902 Harpsichordist and conductor Harry Bicket talks to Catherine Bott about his career.
    Catherine Bott profiles harpsichordist & conductor Harry Bicket - regular at Glyndebourne & the New York Metropolitan Opera, and current musical director of The English Concert - about his career and his recordings. Music includes works by Handel, Bach, Pergolesi and Gluck in performances by Renée Fleming, Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Susan Graham, Andreas Scholl and Elizabeth Watts.
    EMS The Music Of The Musketeers20120908 Exploring music connected with characters from Dumas's The Three Musketeers.
    Anne of Austria and Cardinal Mazarin are two of the central figures in Alexandre Dumas's novel, "The Three Musketeers". Together with readings from Dumas' novels, Lucie Skeaping presents highlights of a concert given by L'Arpeggiata exploring some of the music connected with Anne and Mazarin, in particular Italian music performed at her court, from composers such as Monteverdi and Luigi Rossi.
    EMS Edinburgh International Festival 2012: His Majestys Sagbutts And Cornetts20120915 Catherine Bott presents a concert of Giovanni Gabrieli's glorious music for brass ensemble, given by His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts and Concerto Palatino as part of the 2012 Edinburgh International Festival.
    EMS St Hildegard20120922 Catherine Bott chats to Fiona Maddocks about the remarkable life of the German abbess, visionary, poet and composer Hildegard of Bingen who died on 17th September 1179. Hildegard wrote that she experienced visions from an early age and as a child entered the monastery at Disibodenberg on the Rhine; Hildegard was later to found monasteries in Rupertsburg and later in Eibingen. Throughout her life, Hildegard continued to have visions and later began to record what she experienced, 'Scivias', which contains 14 lyric texts that appeared with music. Hildegard extensive musical settings of her own poetry dated back at least to the 1140's, and totals over 70 songs, antiphons, responses, sequences, and her 'Ordo virtutum', possibly the oldest surviving morality play. Catherine Bott and writer Fiona Maddocks discuss this fascinating character, whose Saint's Day falls on September 17th.
    EMS Ensemble Meridiana Performs Telemann20120923 Lucie Skeaping presents a programme of music recorded earlier this year at the Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music performed by Ensemble Meridiana. The five members of the group come from four different countries across Europe and have specialised in performing Telemann; their combination of instruments - recorder, bassoon, oboe, violin, viola da gamba and harpsichord - suiting Telemann's chamber works. In today's programme Lucie introduces chamber repertoire by Rebel, Prowo and Telemann.
    EMS Louis Xiv's Composer Competition20120930 We may think of talent contests as a modern day phenomenon, but in 1683, King Louis XIV instituted an extraordinary competition to find four new composers suitable for his Chapelle Royal in Versailles. The successful applicants would each be given a season of the year to compose for the Chapel and the contest was advertised in a French gazette of the time. It attracted applications from the greatest French composers of the day, but ended in controversy with some sections of the press accusing Louis' court composer Lully of influencing the results. Lucie Skeaping investigates the competition and the composers involved.
    EMS Lufthansa Festival Of Baroque Music: Kimberly Marshall20121006 Catherine Bott meets American organist Kimberly Marshall and introduces highlights from a concert she gave in London earlier this year.
    EMS "...a Piano Sensation..."20121007 Jan Ladislav Dussek was a Bohemian composer and pianist of the late 18th Century. He was the first great touring piano virtuoso paving the way for the likes of Franz Liszt. It was Dussek who first thought of playing the piano sideways on to the audience - the better to show off his noble profile.
    Lucie Skeaping looks back on his life and music - much of which seems to anticipate the innovations and ideas of Beethoven and Schubert.
    Broadcast as part of the Piano Season on the BBC.
    EMS Highlights From The 2011 Boston Early Music Festival20121027 Catherine Bott presents highlights from six concerts recorded at the 2011 Boston Early Music Festival - arguably the most important and influential early music event in the world. The programme includes performances by lutenist Paul O'Dette, harpsichordists Kristian Bezuidenhout and Luca Guglielmi, and ensembles such as Quicksilver, Solamenti Naturale and Les Voix Baroques, in music by Aquila, Bach, Buxtehude, Castello and Louis Couperin alongside some lively traditional music from Hungary.
    EMS Florilegium And The Baroque Dance Suite20121103 Lucie Skeaping presents a profile of the Baroque group Florilegium with their director Ashley Solomon and takes a look at the character and nature of the baroque dance suite.
    Florilegium have a reputation as one of this country's most outstanding early music groups. Founded in 1991 by the recorder player and flautist Ashley Solomon, the group specialises in baroque music and they have apepared in some of the most prestigious concert halls around the world.
    Lucie joins Ashley Solomon for a look at the group's work and ethos, and together they explore a major form of the a baroque era, the dance suite, in preperation for the launch of the 2013 NCEM/Radio 3 Young Composers' Award.
    EMS Passions On The Death Of Prince Henry20121104 400 years ago Prince Henry, the elder son of James I of England, died at the age of 18 after contracting typhoid he developed after an ill-advised dip in the River Thames. There was a national outpouring of grief and many composers wrote musical tributes, including several settings of the text 'When David Heard'. Catherine Bott introduces some of this music, performed by the vocal ensemble Gallicantus and lutenist Elizabeth Kenny, under director Gabriel Crouch, recorded earlier this year at the York Early Music Festival.
    EMS 2012 Greenwich Early Music Festival And Exhibition20121110 Lucie Skeaping live from the 2012 Greenwich Early Music Festival and Exhibition with music from His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts, and recorder-player Eva Fegers and her ensemble.
    EMS Performer Profile: Benjamin Bagby20121117 Catherine Bott talks to the vocalist, harpist and scholar, Benjamin Bagby, about his career that has spanned more than 30 years. He founded the ensemble Sequentia with the late Barbara Thornton in 1977, a versatile group specialising in the performance and recording of Western European music from the period before 1300. They discuss his many projects with the ensemble and play music from his recordings including Hildegard of Bingen, Philippe le Chancelier and the 'Lost Songs' project - a collection of anonymous Latin and German songs copied into a manuscript a thousand years ago.
    EMS Bbc Singers: Hans-leo Hassler20121201 Catherine Bott introduces a programme of sacred choral music by the German composer Hans-Leo Hassler, who died 400 years ago this year. The music was specially recorded for the programme by the BBC Singers, conducted by Andrew Griffiths.
    Hassler was highly influenced by the two Gabrielis and by Orlando de Lassus. He wrote for both the Roman Catholic and Lutheran churches, although he himself was a Protestant. As a composer he was conservative, adhering to the highly polyphonic idiom that had been in its heyday a half century earlier. As well as his music for the church. he also wrote a large quantity of secular music, including Italian madrigals in five or six voices, instrumental works (also very contrapuntal), and dance songs that are highly rhythmic and homophonic. His songs presented a combined vocal and instrumental literature that didn't employ a continuo, and his sacred music introduced the Italian polychoral structures that would later influence many composers leading into the Baroque era.
    EMS Music For Advent20121202 On the first Sunday of Advent, Catherine Bott introduces a selection of early music for the Advent season. Including music from Bach, Charpentier and Praetorius and lesser known composers Vaclav Karel Holan Rovensky and Thomas Stoltzer.
    EMS Neobarock20121208 A programme of Baroque chamber music from Austria and South Germany by Biber, Muffat and others performed by the acclaimed German group, NeoBarock.
    NeoBarock was founded in 2003 by the violinists Maren Ries and Volker Möller with the cellist Ariane Spiegel, the group found its present line-up in 2007 with the arrival of the harpsichordist Fritz Siebert. NeoBarock specialises in the music of the 16th and early 17th Century, combining informed ideas about period performance with contemporary aesthetics. As a result they undertake a lot of work with artists and writers from other disciplines.
    Here, though, is a chance to hear them in a more traditional setting, performing music by Muffat, Biber, Marini, Fontana and Kerll - highlights from a concert recorded in Bremen.
    EMS Torquato Tasso20121209 Catherine Bott explores the life and musical settings of the work of the Italian poet Torquato Tasso, who was one of the most widely read writers in 16th Century Europe. His words were set by the great composers of the day and for many centuries after his death, but he was a troubled man who suffered from mental illness and died just days before he was due to be crowned as the king of poets by the Pope. Featuring Tasso settings from Monteverdi, Gesualdo and Handel among others.
    EMS Cristobal De Morales20121215 Lucie Skeaping explores the life and work of Cristóbal de Morales, by all accounts a difficult man to work with, but the greatest Spanish composer of his age, and the first Spanish composer of international renown.
    EMS Trinity Carol Roll20121222 Catherine Bott is in Cambridge for a look at the Trinity Carol Roll, one of the earliest sources of English polyphonic carols. She visits the Wren Library where the manuscript is kept and talks about the music and the significance of the collection with David Skinner who has recently recorded it all with his group Alamire.
    The thirteen works preserved in this manuscript include the patriotic 'Agincourt' carol, celebrating Henry V's victory over the French in 1415, and the most famous of all early English carols 'Ther is no rose'.
    EMS The Ministry Of Angels20121223 Lucie Skeaping presents highlights from a concert performed by The Society of Strange & Ancient Instruments, featuring everything from dulcimer and oud to nyckelharpa and Hardanger fiddle, recorded earlier this month at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.
    EMS Hitting The Heights20130105 Catherine Bott explores the early days of the tenor voice with two notable modern-day exponents, John Potter and James Gilchrist.
     
    EMS Hesperion Xxi At The 2012 Fontfroide Festival20130106 Lucie Skeaping presents highlights from Hesperion XXi's concert at the Fontfroide Festival in Narbonne, including dance music from the English Tudor golden age, by Anthony Holborne, John Dowland, Christopher Tye, Orlando Gibbons and William Byrd
     
    EMS Baroque Instruments20130112 The Baroque era saw some of the most significant developments in the history of western musical instruments, not least the appearance of the modem violin family which superceded the viols as the dominant string group. Not all the developments were as long lasting as the violin though. Catherine Bott looks back on the story and the music of the viola d'amore - or the "love viol" - an instrument much loved in the baroque for its distinctive tonal colours.
    EMS Accademia Di Arcadia20130113 Lucie Skeaping explores the Accademia di Arcadia, a literary academy founded in the late 17th Century which boasted musician members including Corelli, Scarlatti and Pasquini.
    EMS Tous Les Matins Du Monde20130127 The revered French actor Gerard Depardieu is frequently in the news these days and not always for his acting. In the early 1990s Depardieu gave a brilliantly nuanced performance as the 17th/18th Century composer and viol player Marin Marais. The acclaimed film "Tous Les Matins du Monde" was one of the few movies to celebrate and popularise early music. Lucie Skeaping remembers the film and considers some of the music.
     
    EMS Bbc Singers: Dalmatian Music20130202 Catherine Bott presents a programme of little-known Renaissance & Baroque music from Croatia & Dalmatia. Robert Hollingworth conducts the BBC Singers in specially made recordings of pieces by the Italian-born Tommaso Cecchino as well as home-grown composers Julije Skjavetic, Vinko Jelic and Ivan Lukacic. Much of their music was written for churches in Dubrovnik, Sibenik, Split and on the island of Hvar.
    EMS The Other Purcell Boy20130203 For centuries it's been widely accepted that the composer Daniel Purcell was the younger brother of the more celebrated Henry. Now, though, it's thought that they may actually have been cousins rather than brothers. Apart from a much loved Magnificat & Nunc Dimittis, Daniel Purcell's music has remained largely in the shadow of his older relative, but thanks to a handful of recent recordings, it's now being considered much more on its own merits.
    Lucie Skeaping looks at the life and music of Daniel Purcell, with performances from the Parnassian Ensemble, Chichester Cathedral Chor, and violinist Hazel Brooks and harpsichordist David Pollock, who have recently released some of Purcell's previously unrecorded chamber music.
    EMS Jennens - Handel's Librettist20130209 Catherine Bott visits the Handel House in London where Ruth Smith has curated an imaginative exhibition on the life of Handel's librettist, Charles Jennens.
    It was Jennens who created the libretto for Handel's Messiah, he might even have suggested the idea to Handel, and he also furnished the composer with words for several other of his oratorios including Saul, Belshazzar, L'Allegro and perhaps Israel in Egypt. As such, Jennens often features as a footnote in Handel's biography, but the academic and author Ruth Smith believes more credit should be given to Jennens for the contribution he made to 18th century artistic life in this country. Not only did he provide Handel with libretti, he was also one of the first to faithfully edit the works of Shakespeare.
    Ruth Smith has curated an exhibition about Jennens at the Handel House in London and Catherine Bott visits and Dr Smith to find out more about the man and his achievements.
    EMS Musica Reservata20130210 Lucie Skeaping focuses on a refined, intensely expressive 17th century vocal music for connoisseurs known as Musica Reservata, as composed by Vicento, de Monte and Lassus.
    Musica reservata, sometimes known as musica secreta, was a style of performance practice in vocal music during the latter half of the 16th century, involving refinement and intense emotional expression. It was designed to be appreciated by small groups of connoisseurs.
    Composers of musica reservata included Nicola Vicentino, Philippe de Monte and, above all, Orlando de Lassus, whose highly chromatic Prophetiae Sibyllarum may represent the style at its peak.
    Lucie draws on various recordings illustrating the musica reservata at work, including examples from Lassus's Prophetiae Sibyllarum.
    EMS The Marriage Of Princess Elizabeth Stuart And Frederick, Elector Palatine20130216 Lucie Skeaping explores the wedding of Princess Elizabeth Stuart and Frederick V, Elector Palatine, which took place in Whitehall 400 years ago this Valentine's Day. The celebrations were organised by Sir Francis Bacon, and included over a week of lavish entertainments including music by, among others Robert Johnson, Orlando Gibbons, Thomas Campion and John Coperario, their contributions heard alongside popular ballads, catches and toe-tapping dance tunes with John Donne waxing lyrical: 'Since thou dost this day in new glory shine, may all men date Records from this thy Valentine'.
    EMS Frescobaldi - Fingers, Mind Then Ears20130217 Catherine Bott and harpsichordist Fabio Bonizzoni, probe the keyboard works of the influential late renaissance composer Girolamo Frescobaldi, pioneer of virtuosic and highly expressive instrumental music.
    Fabio Bonizzoni has recently recorded the Toccatas and Partitas on disc, to great acclaim.
    Catherine Bott and harpsichordist Fabio Bonizzoni, probe the celebrated Toccatas and Partitas for keyboard by the highly influential late renaissance composer, Girolamo Frescobaldi.
    Fabio Bonizzoni has recently recorded the Toccatas and Partitas on disc, to great acclaim. In his opinion these are Frescobaldi's masterpieces, a series of pictures in music. "Each piece", says Bonizzoni, "paints a sentiment."
    But the collection - some of the earliest extended pieces of pure instrumental music - require a real feel for fantasy and expressive freedom. Fabio Bonizzoni explains to Catherine how he sets about interpreting the music.
    EMS Telemann The Everyman20130223 Catherine Bott explores the idea of Telemann the Everyman: how he absorbed and excelled at so many musical styles, and purposely made his music available and appealing to the widest possible audience. She's joined by musicologist, flautist and all-round Telemann expert Steven Zohn.
    EMS The Salve Regina20130224 Lucie Skeaping finds out how the Marian hymn "Salve Regina" fascinated European composers throughout the Renaissance era. The original chant is itself an exquisitely beautiful melody and it inspired several generations of composers to write soaring polyphonic settings around it, including Guerrero, Ockeghem, Victoria, Lassus and many others. As well as the chant itself, Lucie Skeaping introduces a selection of these settings and talks to Dr Owen Rees, Reader in Music at Oxford University, about how the chant became popular, its liturtigal significance and its musical legacy.
    EMS Baroque Spring: Live From Mediacity20130303 Catherine Bott launches Radio 3's month-long Baroque Spring season live from MediaCity UK in Salford. Laurence Cummings directs The English Concert in music by Handel, Bach, Purcell and Vivaldi, all of whom will feature as Composer of the Week during this focus on the Baroque.
    Throughout March, Radio 3 is celebrating all things Baroque, with a season of music, live discussion, masterclasses, comedy and poetry put together to bring alive one of the most significant periods of musical development and discovery.
    EMS Baroque Spring: Monteverdi On The Cusp20130316 As part of Baroque Spring Catherine Bott explores how Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610 show the composer at a musical crossroads: between the renaissance and the baroque. Through different recordings Catherine looks at the various devices Monteverdi uses to acknowledge the musical past as well as confronting the future.
    Broadcast as part of Radio 3's "Baroque Spring".
    EMS Baroque Spring: Monteverdi Opera20130317 As part of Baroque Spring Catherine Bott uses the themes of gods and monsters to look at the brilliant characterisation in Monteverdi's operas. Looking specifically at L'Orfeo and L'Incoronazione di Poppea Catherine shows how Monteverdi treats works of mythological stories with very modern dramatic devices.
    Broadcast as part of Radio 3's "Baroque Spring".
    EMS East European Baroque20130323 In today's edition of the Early Music Show, and as part of Radio 3's Baroque Spring season, Catherine Bott goes in search of the unknown baroque. Vivaldi, Handel, Bach and the Scarlattis are familiar names to us, composers synonymous with one of the richest periods in musical history. But Venice, Leipzig, and London weren't the only places experiencing the ear-shock of baroque music - Prague, Warsaw, and Ljubljana were home to composers whose names haven't had quite the same impact on posterity, but who were also playing a key part in shaping this musical revolution. So today familiar names give way to others such as Erlebach, Pekiel, Posch and Zarewutius, as Catherine Bott looks to eastern Europe in search some of the baroque's hidden musical riches. The programme includes an interview with Eamonn Dougan, Associate Conductor of the Sixteen, about the choir's new disc featuring the music of Bartlomiej Pekiel.
    EMS Baroque Spring: Music For The Baroque Theatre20130330 Catherine Bott makes some selective entrances and exits into the world of English, Spanish and French Baroque music for the spoken theatre.
    Featuring music by Purcell, Arne, Lawes, Lully, Charpentier and others.
    EMS A Sure Foundation20130331 Chorales, or German hymn tunes, played a central role in the sacred music of German composers right from the time of Martin Luther (who wrote some of them himself) up to that of JS Bach. Lucie Skeaping explores some of the ways in which these composers used them, with examples from Praetorius, Pachelbel and Bach, including a complete performance of Bach's Advent cantata Nun komm, der heiden Heiland, BWV62, by the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists, conducted by John Eliot Gardiner.
    EMS Renaissance Wind Music20130406 Lucie Skeaping considers the importance of wind music in the middle ages, through the work of one of today's award winning period ensembles.
    The ensemble of shawms, bombards and trumpet or sackbut (trombone), known as the alta capella, was one of the most striking and influential ensembles of the middle ages. It was the ensemble most often heard in mediaeval cities, and one of the first ensembles to be placed on the civic payroll. The alta capella was the nearest that the middle ages had to our symphony orchestra.
    Lucie Skeaping reflects on the work and music of the alta capella, focusing on one of today's foremost ensembles in this field - Les haulz et les bas.
    The multi national ensemble, Les haulz et les bas, are:
    David Yacus (USA/Italy) - buisine, slide trumpet, sackbut
    Andrea Piccioni (Italy) - tamburello
    Gesine BÃnfer (Germany) - shawm, bombard, bagpipe
    Michael Metzler (Germany) - percussion
    Ian Harrison (GB) - shawm, bombard, bagpipe
    Christian Braun (Swiss) - buisine, slide trumpet, sackbut.
    EMS Carmina Burana20130407 Catherine Bott explores the diverse music associated with the Medieval texts of the Carmina Burana.
    EMS The Treaty Of Utrecht20130413 Catherine Bott looks at music marking the ceremonial signing of the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713, with celebration pieces by Handel and William Croft.
    Handel's "Utrecht Te Deum and Jubilate" was written to celebrate the Treaty of Utrecht, which established the Peace of Utrecht in 1713, ending the War of the Spanish Succession.
    The treaties between several European states, including Spain, Great Britain, France, Portugal, Savoy and the Dutch Republic, helped end the war. The treaties were concluded between the representatives of Louis XIV of France and Philip V of Spain on the one hand, and representatives of Anne, Queen of Great Britain, the Duke of Savoy, the King of Portugal and the United Provinces on the other.
    EMS Notre Dame20130427 To celebrate the 850th anniversary of the first stone of Notre Dame de Paris being laid, Catherine Bott explores the beginnings of music in the great cathedral.
    EMS Campra - The Rebel Of Notre Dame20130428 Catherine Bott presents a profile of Andre Campra - a musical innovator, and something of a rebel at the turn of the 18th Century. His stint as Music Director of Notre Dame Cathedral was wracked with controversy, thanks to Campra's wishes to branch out into music for the theatre...a pastime which was abhorred by the ecclesiastical authorities.
    When Campra produced the first ever opera-ballet in 1697, he did so under a thinly-disguised pseudonym, but the acclaim he received as a result of the success of "L'Europe Galante" catapulted him into Parisian celebrity and set him up for a glittering operatic career which lasted for another 40 years.
    Recordings of Campra's motets and operatic dances are played from Paul Agnew, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, William Christie and Les Arts Florissants.
    EMS Watteau And Music20130504 Lucie Skeaping looks at music and the 18th-century French painter Antoine Watteau. No fewer than a third of Watteau's canvases depict musical scenes.
    The Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels is currently running an exhibition of Watteau's work "underscored" by musical items chosen by the great French Early Music specialist, William Christie. With this in mind, this programme examines the "musical" world of the 18th-century's artistic master of evocative sensuality and the fete galante.
    EMS Music From Stockholm20130505 Lucie Skeaping presents highlights from a concert given as part of Stockholm's prestigious Early Music Festival. Rinaldo Alessandrini directs his ensemble Concerto Italiano in a programme that includes chamber music by Corelli, Vivaldi, Alessandro Scarlatti, Giovanni Platti and Alessandro Besozzi. It was recorded at the German Church in Stockholm's Gamla Stan - "Old Town".
    EMS Artist Profile: David Wulstan20130511 On today's Early Music Show Catherine Bott talks to David Wulstan, a pioneering figure in the understanding and interpretation of early music in general, and of music of the Tudor period in particular.
    In the 1960s and 1970s David Wulstan created The Clerkes of Oxenford. With this group of singers he worked tirelessly to produce revelatory recordings of the music of Tallis, Sheppard, Gibbons, Tye, White, and others, which revolutionized the way it was interpreted, and the way we now hear it today.
    The debt owed to David Wulstan by many of today's performers and practitioners of early music is immense, and many important figures, such as Harry Christophers, began their careers studying or performing with him. One of those people joins in today's conversation: Sally Dunkley, the singer and scholar who first encountered David Wulstan at a University of Oxford entrance interview, studied with him, and has continued to work with him and share his friendship until today.
    David Wulstan is a fascinating, erudite and colourful contributor to the appreciation of early music. When the word musicologist is mentioned, he threatens to make use of his martial arts skills. How will Catherine Bott fare...?
    (photography of David Wulstan by Lyndon Jones)
    EMS Tonus Peregrinus20130512 The vocal group Tonus Peregrinus was founded 23 years ago by the composer Antony Pitts and has since managed to fill a niche market in the recording industry with recordings of contemporary, newly composed music and early music going back to the Medieval era. Catherine Bott chooses some tracks from the group's back catalogue of recordings and talks to director, founder and composer Antony Pitts.
    (photography of Tonus Peregrinus by Ian Dingle)
    EMS Wagner 200: Mastersingers Of Nuremberg20130519 Immortalised by Wagner in his famous opera, Lucie Skeaping looks back on the life and music of the real Hans Sachs and his fellow Mastersingers in 17th Century Germany.
    First broadcast in March 2007.
    EMS The Private Musick20130601 Celebrating British music, Lucie Skeaping samples the sounds that would have been heard in the inner circles of the English royal courts from Henry VIII to George III. Includes works by Henry VIII himself, plus Lawes, Purcell and JC Bach.
    EMS Richard Iii20130622 Much in the news this year, Lucie Skeaping considers the music that might have adorned the court of Richard III.
    EMS Radio 3/national Centre For Early Music Composers' Award Result20130623 Lucie Skeaping presents a concert recorded at the Bath International Music Festival, featuring the two winning entries of the Radio 3/National Centre for Early Music Composers' Award performed by the group Florilegium.
    The theme of this year's competition was "dance music" and young composers aged 25 and under were invited to compose a short dance inspired piece especially for period instruments, and especially for the members of Florilegium. The instruments they could choice from were baroque flute and recorders; baroque violin or viola d'amore; baroque cello or piccolo cello; harsichord or organ.
    The competition prompted a large response and in today's programme listeners are offered a chance to hear the two winning entries from two different age categories, as performed by Florilegium as part of the Bath Festival.
    The programme also features dance music by Leclair and Rebel, performed at the festival by Florilegium.
    EMS Radio 3/national Centre For Early Music Composers' Competition Result20130623 Lucie Skeaping presents a concert recorded at the Bath Festival featuring the two winning entries of the Radio 3/National Centre for Early Music Composers' Competition performed by the group Florilegium.
    The theme of this year's competition was "dance music" and young composers aged 25 and under were invited to compose a short dance inspired piece especially for period instruments, and especially for the members of Florilegium. The instruments they could choice from were baroque flute and recorders; baroque violin or viola d'amore; baroque cello or piccolo cello; harsichord or organ.
    The competition prompted a large response and in today's programme listeners are offered a chance to hear the two winning entries from two different age categories, as performed by Florilegium as part of the Bath Festival.
    EMS Gregynog Festival - Parthenia20130629 As we celebrate British Music throughout the month of June, Lucie Skeaping presents a recital by Mahan Esfahani recorded at the Gregynog Festival in mid-Wales, of music by Byrd, Gibbons and Bull from the Parthenia: the first musicke that ever was printed for the Virginalls (1613). Lucie talks to Mahan about this ground-breaking publication and the music therein.
    Mahan Esfahani performs music by Byrd, Gibbons and Bull at the 2013 Gregynog Festival.
    EMS Vermeer And Music20130630 The National Gallery's exhibition of paintings by Vermeer and his Dutch 17th-century contemporaries - every one of which depicts musicmaking of one kind or another - opened earlier this week. Lucie Skeaping takes a tour of the exhibition with curator Marjorie E. Wieseman, and chooses music to go with it, including works by Sweelinck, Van Eyck and Johann Schop.
    EMS Live At The 2013 York Early Music Festival20130707 Catherine Bott presents a live programme from the 2013 York Early Music Festival outlining some of this year's festival highlights. Performances include music from harpsichordist Fabio Bonizzoni, countertenor Iestyn Davies with lutenist Thomas Dunford, the Rose Consort of Viols and soprano Bethany Seymour.
    EMS Jacques-martin Hotteterre20130720 Lucie Skeaping enlists the expertise of Baroque flautist and recorder player Peter Holtslag to celebrate the life and music of Jacques-Martin Hotteterre "Le Romain"; performer, writer and pedagogue who died 250 years ago this week and did more than any other to enhance the popularity of the "new" transverse flute. Hotteterre's music reflects his career, achievements and enthusiasms and we'll hear performances of complete works alongside demonstrations of the instrumental techniques and ornamentation he pioneered.
    EMS York Early Music Festival: Ensemble Medusa20130721 Catherine Bott presents music performed at the 2013 York Early Music Festival featuring the group "Ensemble Medusa" in a revealing programme of works reflecting the life and times of Lucrezia Borgia. The figure of Lucrezia has gained notoriety due to the Borgias' reputation for ruthlessness and excess. Yet Lucrezia was a a strong woman who maintained a passion for all of the arts.
    Including music by Juan del Encina, Guillaume Dufay, Niccolo Patavino, Rossino Mantovano and others.
    ENSEMBLE MEDUSA
    Patrizia Bovi: director,voice, harp
    Crawford Young: lute, viola da mano
    Leah Stuttard: gothic bray harp
    Gabriele Miracle: hammered psaltery, percussion.
    PLAYLIST:
    *Poetic texts (ottave) recounting the life of Lucrezia, written by Valeria Molini, are indicated with an asterisk
    Rome 1480–98
    *Possan le Muse darmi voc’ e core (text read over music by ?Benedetto Gareth c.1450–1514)
    Composer: Hayne van Ghizeghem
    Title: Amours amours
    Performers: Ensemble Medusa
    Composer: Juan del Encina
    Title: Levanta Pasqual
    Marriage to Giovanni Sforza, 1493
    *Fanciulla mai non fu ma infant’ e sposa (text read over music by ?Benedetto Gareth)
    Composer: Guillaume Dufay
    Title: Departes vous male bouche
    Composer: Anonymous
    Title: Bassadanza
    Marriage to Alfonso d’Aragon, 1498
    *Nuovi sponsal’ le recano gran gioia (text read over music by ?Benedetto Gareth)
    Composer: Niccolo Patavino
    Title: Non è tempo di tenere
    Composer: Domenico da Piacenza
    Title: Pizochara
    Assassination of Alfonso d’Aragon, 1500
    Composer: Henricus Isaac
    Title: Morte che fai?
    Title: Le serviteur hault guerdonné
    Performers: Karl-Ernst Schroeder (countertenor), Ensemble Medusa
    Composer: Juan de Urrede
    Title: Nunca fue pena mayor
    Title: Ahimè sospiri - ‘cantasi come’ lauda (contrafactum)
    Performers: Crawford Young (instrumental elaboration), Ensemble Medusa
    Title: Ahimè sospiri (ornamented version)
    Rivalry with Isabella – games and celebrations at court
    *Ella mi guarda ed è‘‘si furiosa (text read over music by ?Benedetto Gareth)
    Composer: Rossino Mantovano
    Title: Perché fai donna el gaton
    Composer: Loyset Compere
    Title: Scaramella
    Composer: Loyset Compere (arr. Young)
    Title: Tientalora
    Final retreat into spirituality and solitude
    *Cavami l’alma fora dai peccati (text read over music by Marchetto Cara)
    Composer: Tromboncino
    Title: Vergine bella
    *Ora che dal viso tu m’hai tolto (text read over music by Marchetto Cara)
    EMS Dowland's Grand Tour20130803 As part of the celebrations of the 450th anniversary of the birth of John Dowland, Catherine Bott talks to American lutenist Paul O'Dette about Dowland's travels around Europe, and the lutenist-composers he met en route, such as Melchior Neusidler, Simone Molinari and Gregorio Huwet. The music comes from O'Dette's late night solo recital at the National Centre for Early Music, as part of the York Early Music Festival.
    EMS Dowland20130804 The Renaissance English composer John Dowland was a prolific writer of songs accompanied by the lute, and the performance of those songs has sustained and informed the careers of many great singers and lute players over the decades. Lucie Skeaping takes a look back at how the interpretation and performance style of Dowland songs has evolved over the last century and plays a selection of recordings from singers and lute players past and present. To help her are studio guests Jacob Heringman, currently one of Britain's foremost lutenists, and the singer Emma Kirkby, whose seminal recordings and performances of Dowland songs have enchanted audiences for many years.
    EMS Cipriano De Rore Parody Mass20130810 Josquin's motet - Praeter rerum seriem - proved to be very popular with younger composers of 16th century and in this programme Lucie Skeaping takes a look at how two of them - Cipriano de Rore and Roland de Lassus - paid a compliment to Josquin by using material from the motet in their own music. Nowadays song writers and composers "sample" music from elsewhere all the time but the idea is not a new one. "Parody" masses were very popular in the 16th century, sometimes being controversial in the choice of material if it was not sacred. De Rore's mass and a Magnificat by Lassus, along with the original Josquin motet, have been specially recorded for the Early Music Show by the BBC Singers conducted by Peter Phillips, who talks to Lucie Skeaping about why this music fascinates him.
    Producer Helen Garrison.
    EMS York Early Music International Young Artists Competition 201320130811 Catherine Bott introduces highlights from this year's York Early Music International Young Artists' Competition which has proved an inspirational launchpad for early music performers across the world.
    Past winners have included Florilegium; Paul Goodwin and Nicholas Parle; The Locke Consort; I Fagiolini; The Palladian Ensemble; Mhairi Lawson and Olga Tverskaya; Savadi; and Le Jardin Secret.
    This year's competition drew on ensembles from America and Europe. Catherine offers a chance to hear from all ten finalists including the announcement of this year's winners.
    EMS Time Will Tell20130817 The singer Donald Greig has established a long career performing with groups such as the Tallis Scholars and the Orlando Consort, of which he is a founder member. Last year he wrote his first novel - Time Will Tell - which recently came out in paperback. It tells parallel stories set in the 1990s world of modern early music performance, and in the 16th century world of Franco-Flemish composers and musicians including Josquin and Ockeghem. Donald Greig talks to Catherine Bott about his novel and selects music featured in the story.
    EMS Matthias Weckmann20130818 Catherine Bott presents a profile of the German composer and organist Matthias Weckmann, who flourished in Dresden and Hamburg during the 17th century. Weckmann was a pupil of Henirich Schütz, and the organist and composer Praetorius, and who made a major contribution to the musical life in Protestant Germany. Although few compositions survive, Weckmann wrote some exceptional music, including several beautiful sacred vocal concertos, settings of devotional texts for voices and instruments: Catherine Bott plays a recording by the Ricercar Consort of a couple of these concertos, in addition to a selection of other organ and ensemble works.
    EMS Profile: Wieland Kuijken20130824 Catherine Bott talks to the legendary Dutch viola da gamba player Wieland Kuijken about his life in music, interspersed with highlights of his recent concert at the 2013 York Early Music Festival. Featuring music by Couperin, Forqueray and Marin Marais.
    EMS Jacques Arcadelt20130825 At the Hermitage in St Petersburg hangs one of Caravaggio's most famous paintings: the Lute Player. An androgynous young man looks out at us as he plucks the strings of this most iconic of Renaissance instruments, and a music book lies in front of him. Close inspection reveals that not only has Caravaggio carefully painted a real piece of lute music, but we can even identify its composer - Jacques Arcadelt.
    Today Lucie Skeaping explores the life of Jacques Arcadelt, one of the most mysterious, fascinating, and significant figures in 16th century music. Many biographical details of his life are sketchy; but from being born in what we now know as Belgium, in the first decade of the 16th century, Arcadelt found his way to Italy where he became a driving force in the rise and popularity of the madrigal.
    Arcadelt's several books of madrigals were among the most prolifically-published books of the entire Renaissance - the soundtrack to a film about the period's many great artists would unquestionably need to feature a great deal of music by him. Michelangelo's paintings were barely dry when Arcadelt began singing in the Sistine Chapel, and there's every suggestion that being at the heart of the Renaissance must have been a vital source of his creative inspiration.
    All of Arcadelt's music is vocal, and covers a vast range of styles, from light songs to entire Masses, and also a setting of the epic Lamentations of Jeremiah. In this programme Lucie focuses on madrigals performed by the Hilliard Ensemble, the Orlando Consort, the Fires of Love; and religious music performed by the Josquin Capella from a disc released just last year. Lucie also reflects on an intriguing aspect of Arcadelt's work, namely that although he wrote no instrumental music, other composers of the period were all too ready to adapt it for instrumental performance.
    The picture of Arcadelt that emerges is of a musician whose senses of enterprise and adventure led to a stellar career as composer and performer, reflected both in his service of distinguished patrons including the Medici family and the Vatican, and also in the huge popular esteem in which he was so obviously held.
    EMS Christophe Rousset At The Edinburgh Festival20130831 Lucie Skeaping presents highlights from a concert recorded at the Edinburgh International Festival. World-renowned harpsichord virtuoso Christophe Rousset showcases the magnificent instruments preserved in Edinburgh's St Cecilia's Hall Museum with a programme of music by Purcell, Couperin, Rameau, and Froberger. The instruments, some more than 400 years old, are often as spectacular to look at as they are to listen to. Rousset performs music that historically may have been played on them, revealing how developments in instrument design and in musical style are often interlinked.
    EMS Mazovia Goes Baroque!20130901 Lucie Skeaping introduces highlights from the Polish early music festival - Mazovia goes Baroque! The programme includes performances recorded in November of music by Vivaldi, Castaldi, Matteis and Machaut.
    EMS The Other Water Music20130907 Virtually unknown a few decades ago, Georg Philipp Telemann's orchestral suite 'Hamburger Ebb' und Fluth' (Hamburg Ebb and Flow) is fast becoming a rival to Handel's 'Water Music'. Written in 1723 to celebrate the centenary of the Hamburg Admiralty it tackles watery subjects such as the sea deities Thetis, Neptune and Triton, sporting Naiads and even the city's drainage channels! Lucie Skeaping explores the work and its musical context.
    Contains a complete performance of the suite by Ensemble Zefiro, directed by Alberto Bernardini.
     
    EMS Gesualdo20130908 The infamous life of the Renaissance composer Carlo Gesualdo is full of drama, intrigue and death. Among accusations of a double murder, witchcraft and masochism stands an extraordinary body of music with its own tortured chromatic sound world. To mark the 400th anniversary of the composer's death, Catherine Bott talks with renowned Gesualdo expert Professor Glenn Watkins to explore whether an understanding of the time in which the isolated Prince lived can cast any further light on his seemingly bizarre life.
    EMS Sound Of Cinema: A-z Of Baroque At The Box Office20130914 Catherine Bott gives us a whistle-stop A-Z tour of how early music has been featured in mainstream films to both poignant and ironic effect; from Allegri and Albinoni to Zadok and Zoolander.
    #BBCSoundofCinema.
    EMS Sound Of Cinema: The Harpsichord And Film20130915 As part of the BBC's Sound of Cinema season, Lucie Skeaping presents a profile of the harpsichord in film scores. #BBCSoundofCinema
    Lucie looks back on the pioneering work of Wanda Landowska in stimulating a renewed interest in the instrument in the first third of the 20th Century, and how the distinctive sound of the instrument quickly found a use in the cinema. She considers how the harpsichord has been used in film to suggest a sense of the past; a sense of the present; and how its created a particularly effective colour in the world of horror films.
    Featured film scores include: "Wuthering Heights"; "Papillon"; "Restoration"; "Henry V"; "Love Story"; "Rosemary's Baby"; "The Vampire Lovers"; "Pirates of Caribbean"; "The Corpse Bride" and "Amelie".
    EMS Sound Of Cinema: Farinelli - The Movie20130921 As part of the Sound of Cinema season, Catherine Bott looks at the story and the soundtrack of the 1994 film "Farinelli" - a biopic of the great 18th century castrato and his colourful relationships with women, with his older brother and with the composers Handel and Porpora.
    It's been a long time since we had a real life castrato singer in our midst, and the only recording we have of one is Alessandro Moreschi, who died in 1922 and was already at the end of his performing career when the rather primitive recordings were made. No-one today really possesses the vocal range of a castrato ? which could be as much as three and a half octaves, so, when Belgian film director Gerard Corbiau decided to turn Farinelli's colourful life into a full-length biopic, he charged music director Christophe Rousset with coming up with a way to create as near to the castrato sound as he could.
    The solution was to combine the voices of Polish soprano Ewa Mallas-Godlewska and American countertenor Derek Lee Ragin, so that Derek would sing the lower passages and Ewa the highest. During the precision editing, the voices of the two singers were relayed, from the notes to the highest, in order to cover the tessitura and also demonstrate the castrato's virtuosity. The resulting tape included nearly 3000 editing points. It was then necessary to "homogenise" the two singers' timbres in order to give Farinelli his own voice, both new and, at the same time, respectful of the original voices.
    The film soundtrack includes performances by the "combined" voices with Christophe Rousset's own ensemble Les Talens Lyriques, in glorious music by Handel, Porpora, Hasse, Pergolesi and Farinelli's own older brother (and protagonist of the film), Riccardo Broschi.
    EMS Sound Of Cinema: Tous Les Matins Du Monde20130922 The revered French actor Gérard Depardieu is frequently in the news these days and not always for his acting. In the early 1990s Depardieu gave a brilliantly nuanced performance as the 17th/18th-century composer and viol player Marin Marais. The acclaimed film "Tous les matins du monde" was one of the few movies to celebrate and popularise early music. Lucie Skeaping remembers the film and considers some of the music.
    EMS Scarlatti's Vocal Music20130929 Catherine Bott looks at the vocal and choral music of Domenico Scarlatti, best known today for his 555 keyboard sonatas. Having grown up in Italy with a rather domineering opera composer as a father, it was inevitable that Scarlatti should have picked up some of his musical influences from the stage, and from the church. By the time Scarlatti settled in Lisbon in the 1720s to work for the Portuguese royal family, he was already one of the best-known opera composers in Europe and had a reputation for his sacred works, approved by the Vatican.
    Now, most of his vocal and choral music is lost (a good deal of it in the disastrous earthquake which hit Lisbon in 1755), and his reputation rests on the more than five hundred keyboard sonatas he wrote for his famous pupil, Princess Maria Barbara of Portugal.
    This programme includes excerpts from Scarlatti's operas "La Dirindina" and "La Constesa delle Stagione", and from his Stabat Mater, Salve Regina and Te Deum.
    EMS Erik Bosgraaf Profile20131020 Lucie Skeaping presents a profile of the extraordinary young Dutch recorder player, equally at home in early and contemporary repertoire. With music by Bach, Blow, Handel and Wassenaer, recorded at this year's Ryedale Festival and featuring the harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani.
    Lucie Skeaping presents a profile of young Dutch recorder player Erik Bosgraaf.
    EMS The John Marsh Journals20131027 Lucie Skeaping explores the extensive journals of the English gentleman composer John Marsh, which represent one of the most important musical and social documents of the Eighteenth Century. With the journals' editor Brian Robins.
    EMS Brighton Early Music Festival 2013: Later From Brighton20131103 Lucie Skeaping introduces music from the Brighton Early Music Festival "Club Night": "Later From Brighton".
    A host of young musicians give an informal evening of music from the Renaissance to the 19th Century.
    The pick of BrEMF's "New Generation Artists" come together for an informal evening of music from the Renaissance to the 19th Century in the spectacular setting of Brighton's St Bartholomew's Church. In an innovative format which aims to bring in new audiences to the early music scene, this evening involves three separate stages and freedom to move between sets, which adds a very relaxed ambience to the performances.
    Performers include the Little Baroque Company (baroque chamber group), Il Nuovo Chiaroscuro (sackbut quartet), I Flautisti (recorder quartet), plus Alison Kinder (bass viol), and singers Esther Brazil and Greg Skidmore, and the evening is compered by recorder player Piers Adams.
    Lucie Skeaping introduces music from the 2013 Brighton Early Music Festival's Club Night.
    Performers include the Little Baroque Company (baroque chamber group), Il Nuovo Chiaroscuro (sackbut quartet), the Borromini String Quartet, I Flautisti (recorder quartet), Flauguissimo (flute and guitar), plus Alison Kinder (viols and renaissance winds), and singers Esther Brazil and Greg Skidmore.
    EMS Philomel At The 2013 Brighton Early Music Festival20131110 Lucie Skeaping makes another visit to the Brighton Early Music Festival with a concert of sixteenth-century songs and popular tunes by performed by Philomel directed by Emma Murphy.
    Philip Thorby, David Hatcher, Alison Kinder, Sharon Lindo and Emma Murphy ? collectively known as Philomel ? perform a programme of secular and sacred Renaissance music from Josquin, Palestrina, Victoria, Rore, Lassus and Certon in this lunchtime concert recorded at Brighton University's Sallis Benney Theatre.
    EMS The Tallis Scholars At 4020131117 Peter Phillips talks to Lucie Skeaping about directing the Tallis Scholars for 40 years.
    Lucie Skeaping's guest is Peter Phillips, director of the Renaissance choral group the Tallis Scholars, which maintains its world wide popularity 40 years after it was founded. Over the years, many of their 60 or so CD recordings have reached iconic status and Peter will be choosing some of the highlights as he talks about the group's history, the important part it played in the early music revival during the 70s and 80s, and how they are now broadening their horizons by commissioning and performing works by contemporary composers. This programme will also launch the 2014 National Centre for Early Music's Composers' Competition in partnership with The Tallis Scholars and BBC Radio 3.
    EMS Academy Of Ancient Music - 40th Anniversary20131208 Lucie Skeaping celebrates the 40th anniversary of the UK's pioneering period orchestra, the Academy of Ancient Music, in the company of Music Director Richard Egarr. Together they look back over the orchestra's history and listen to some of its most important recordings.
    EMS Seasonal Music With Emma Kirkby20131229 Early music stalwart, the soprano Dame Emma Kirkby is today's guest presenter of The Early Music Show, and chooses some of her favourite seasonal music from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque.
    (photo: Bibi Basch).
    EMS The Incomparable Lubicer20140105 Lucie Skeaping explores the story of the virtuoso German violinist Thomas Baltzar, nicknamed "The Incomparable Lubicer". He caused a storm in early 17th Century England and was acclaimed as the greatest violinist in the world.
    EMS European Union Baroque Orchestra20140119 Lucie Skeaping presents a concert of music by Bach, Rameau and Leclair given by the European Union Baroque Orchestra and director Lars Ulrik Mortensen at MediaCityUK in Salford.
    JS Bach: Suite No 2 in B minor, BWV.1067 (flute soloist Anne Freitag)
    Leclair: Concerto for Flute in C major, Op.7 No.3 (flute soloist Anne Freitag)
    Rameau: Suite from Acanthe et Céphise.
    EMS Composer Profile: Perotin20140126 Lucie Skeaping presents recordings of music by the 13th-century European composer Perotin, including performances by the Hilliard Ensemble, The Orlando Consort and Ensemble Organum. Probably French in origin, Perotin's music embodies the Notre Dame school of polyphony and the ars antiqua style.
    EMS Ensemble Turicum At The 2013 Zurich Early Music Festival20140202 Lucie Skeaping is joined in the studio by Portuguese music expert António Jorge Marques to introduce sacred music by the 18th-century composer Marcos António Portugal, including his Missa a quatro in F and movements from his Vésperas de Nossa Senhora. The performers are Ensemble Turicum, recorded at the 2013 Festival Alte Musik Zurich.
    Portugal: Dixit Dominus (Vésperas de Nossa Senhora)
    Portugal: Magnificat (Vésperas de Nossa Senhora)
    Portugal: Missa a quatro in F
    Ensemble Turicum
    Mathias Weibel and Luiz Alves da Silva (directors)
    Recorded in September at St Peter's Church, Zurich, as part of the 2013 Festival Alte Musik Zurich.
    EMS Bach's The Art Of Fugue20140216 Lucie Skeaping takes expert advice from Simon Heighes to explore the background, purpose and music of JS Bach's last great masterpiece - The Art of Fugue.
    At the end of his life Johann Sebastian Bach set out to create a great summary of his thoughts and ideas about an intellectual musical form he'd made very much his own - the fugue. The result is the "Art of Fugue"which he left unfinished at his death. But how should we regard this work? Was it intended for performance and if so, how? Who was it written for?
    Lucie pulls together various recordings of the work and, in conversation with Bach expert Simon Heighes, unpicks some of the thinking behind this extraordinary work.
    EMS The Cardinall's Musick At 2520140223 Lucie Skeaping plays recordings of the Cardinall's Musick and talks to its director Andrew Carwood as the group celebrates its 25th anniversary. Music played includes works by Byrd, Fayrfax, Ludford and Sheppard.
    (photo: Dmitri Gutjahr).
    EMS The Return Of The Nyckelharpa20140302 The multi-instrumentalist Clare Salaman presents a programme all about a once popular early instrument with Swedish origins that has all but dropped off the musical landscape in this country. However, the nyckelharpa (or 'keyed fiddle') makes a sound that delights audiences. Clare has delved into the best and most rare recordings of the instrument to cast some light on the nyckelharpa's beautiful and mysterious sound-world.
    EMS Cpe Bach 300th Anniversary20140309 Piers Adams celebrates the 300th anniversary of the birth of CPE Bach with tracks from new CDs released to mark the occasion. There are also interviews with musicians in Leipzig, Hamburg and other cities around Bach's native Germany who reveal how they will be celebrating the year.
    In his time, CPE Bach was one of Europe's most famous and popular composers: a friend of English music scholar Charles Burney wrote to him in 1774, "I find the Carlophilipemanuelbachomania grow upon me so, that almost every thing else is insipid to me". He is now all but overshadowed by his more celebrated father, and so this anniversary year (he was born on 8th March 1714) is an opportunity to hear his music afresh.
    This is the first of three Early Music Show tributes to CPE Bach during this anniversary year.
    EMS Live At Southbank Centre: Composer Profile - Locatelli20140323 Live at Southbank Centre.
    Lucie Skeaping explores the life and works of Pietro Antonio Locatelli, who died 250 years ago.
    One of the violin giants of the eighteenth century, Locatelli was born in Bergamo in 1695, but by the age of sixteen had moved to Rome, perhaps to study with the famous but ailing Arcangelo Corelli, but more likely with another prominent virtuoso, Giuseppe Valentini. His growing reputation as a violinist soon began to take him further afield, however, and we know of concert appearances during the 1720s in Mantua and Venice (both places in which he might have met Vivaldi), as well Munich, Kassel, Dresden, Frankfurt and Berlin. His playing was noted particularly for its power and brilliance; 'He plays with so much Fury upon his Fiddle, that in my humble opinion, he must wear out some Dozens of them in a year', wrote one English observer, and indeed his most famous concertos, the Op. 3 set entitled L'Arte del Violino, show a fearsome difficulty that has led to latter-day comparisons with Paganini. In 1729 Locatelli moved to Amsterdam, where he stayed for the rest of his life, making a living as an 'Italiaansch musiekmeester', publishing his own music, giving private concerts, teaching, and selling imported Italian violin strings.
    Radio 3 is broadcasting live from a pop-up studio at London's Southbank Centre all day every day for the last two weeks of March. If you're in the area, visit the Radio 3 studio and performance space in the Royal Festival Hall Riverside Café to listen to Radio 3, ask questions and enjoy the special events.
    EMS Live At Southbank Centre: 2013 Utrecht Early Music Festival20140330 Live at Southbank Centre: Lucie Skeaping introduces highlights from the 2013 Utrecht Early Music Festival.
    Radio 3 is broadcasting live from a pop-up studio at London's Southbank Centre all day every day for the last two weeks of March. If you're in the area, visit the Radio 3 studio and performance space in the Royal Festival Hall Riverside Café to listen to Radio 3, ask questions and enjoy the special events.
    EMS Gluck's Iphigenie En Tauride20140406 Lucie Skeaping looks at the music from Gluck's fifth operatic masterpiece, Iphigénie en Tauride - based on Euripides' play, and first performed in Paris in 1779.
    With Iphigénie, Gluck took his operatic reform to its logical conclusion. The recitatives are shorter and accompanied by strings and other instruments (not just traditional continuo). The normal dance movements found in earlier French tragédie en musique are almost entirely absent. The drama is ultimately based on the play Iphigenia in Tauris by the ancient Greek dramatist Euripides which deals with stories concerning the family of Agamemnon in the aftermath of the Trojan War.
    EMS 18th Century Season: From The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace20140413 As part of the BBC 18th Century season, Majesty, Music and Mischief, Carole Cerasi gives a recital of Handel, Scarlatti and Croft on the Royal Collection's Burkat Shudi harpsichord in the Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace. Built in 1740, the harpsichord is thought to have been purchased by Frederick, Prince of Wales, son of George II.
    This concert has been created in partnership with Royal Collection Trust, to coincide with the exhibition The First Georgians: Art & Monarchy 1714-1760 at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
    William Croft: Trumpet Overture in D major
    Handel: Suite No. 1 in A major, HWV426
    Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in A minor, Kk7; Sonata in D minor, Kk9; Sonata in D minor, Kk18
    Handel arr. William Babell: Aria "Vo' far guerra" from Rinaldo
    Carole Cerasi (harpsichord)
    Introduced by Lucie Skeaping.
    EMS 18th Century Season: Hogarth20140420 As part of Radio 3's 18th Century season, Lucie Skeaping takes three celebrated pictures of 18th-century life by Hogarth, and considers their musical references.
    Lucie is joined by Jeremy Barlow, an authoiry on music in the 18th Century, who has made several recordings with the Broadside Band and has written about music and Hogarth.
    The three featured pictures by Hogarth are:
    "The Enraged Musician"
    The 2nd picture from the series of "The Rakes Progress"
    "The Beggar's Opera"
    #BBC18C.
    18th-century life by Hogarth, and considers their musical references.
    Lucie is joined by Jeremy Barlow, an authority on music in the 18th Century, who has made several recordings with the Broadside Band and has written about music and Hogarth.
    EMS 18th Century Season Composer Profile: Carl Friedrich Abel20140427 As part of the BBC's 18th Century Season, Lucie Skeaping looks at the life and music of the German composer Carl Friedrich Abel, who spent most of his career in London.
    Abel arrived in London in 1754 as a virtuoso viola-da-gamba player, and soon became one of the biggest names on the London music scene. Along with his fellow German musician JC Bach, Abel set up England's first subscription concerts, which allowed them to promote not only their own pieces, but also those of other composers - including Joseph Haydn.
    He composed many pieces for his own instrument, the viola da gamba, as well as trio sonatas, concertos for the new-fangled square piano and early forays into the classical-style symphony which were a huge influence on the young Mozart.
    EMS Hesperion Xxi - The Soul Of Armenia20140504 Folk tunes, popular epics and early Christian church music from Armenia, performed by Hespèrion XXI, directed by Jordi Savall, at a concert given in February at the Marquès de Comilles Hall, Royal Shipyards, Barcelona.
    Introduced by Lucie Skeaping.
    EMS Hilliard Ensemble - 40th Anniversary20140511 Lucie Skeaping talks to members of the Hilliard Ensemble as they celebrate their 40th anniversary, and plays a selection of their many recordings.
    The Hilliard Ensemble established a reputation as an early music ensemble with a series of successful recordings in the 1980s, but it was when they began also to focus on new music that the world began to sit up and take notice. The 1988 recording of Arvo Pärt's "Passio" began a fruitful relationship with the Estonian composer, and the group has recently commissioned other composers from the Baltic States, including Veljo Tormis and Erkki-Sven Tüür, adding to a rich repertoire of new music from Gavin Bryars, Heinz Holliger, John Casken, James MacMillan, Elena Firsova and many others. The Hilliard Ensemble's popularity crossed musical boundaries when their collaboration with the Norwegian Saxophonist Jan Garbareck sent their ECM recording "Officium" soaring up both classical and pop charts in several countries. Equally at home with Perotin, Palestrina and Pärt, the four members of the Hilliard Ensemble describe some of the many musical experiences they have had in concert halls and recording studios around the world, and select some of their favourite tracks from their extensive CD catalogue.
    EMS Vox Luminis20140601 Lucie Skeaping introduces highlights from a concert recorded last month at this years Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music. The award-winning Belgian-based vocal ensemble, Vox Luminis, along with QuintEssential Sackbut and Cornett Ensemble recreate two funerals from 17th century Germany and England.
    Schütz's Musicalische Exequien was written during the searingly violent 30 years war for Heinrich Posthumus Reuss, a minor aristocrat who was so keen to hear the music written for his funeral that it was performed several times during his lifetime.
    It is often assumed that Purcell's Funeral sentences were written for the funeral of Queen Mary in 1695, but although Purcell's music was included, it was Thomas Morley's music that was sung. Both Morley's and Purcell's settings are performed in this concert.
    Vox Luminis
    QuintEssential Sackbut and Cornett Ensemble
    Lionel Meunier (director)
    Music includes:
    Schütz - Musicalische Exequien
    Purcell & Morley - Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary
    Purcell - Funeral Sentences
    Producer Helen Garrison.
    EMS Quintessential Sackbut And Cornett Ensemble20140608 Lucie Skeaping presents a concert of German music performed by the QuintEssential Sackbut and Cornett Ensemble recorded at the Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music 2014.
    Banchetto Musicale
    In the regions of Saxony and Thuringia there are some of the most important musical cities of the German Baroque, including Leipzig, Dresden, Halle and Mühlhausen.
    This programme of 17th-century sacred and secular works demonstrates the strong Italian influence in music of the time as well as the impact upon composers of the Lutheran church.
    Music includes works by Scheidt, Rosenmüller, J. R. Ahle, Schein, J. P. Krieger, Schütz and Vierdanck
    QuintEssential Sackbut and Cornett Ensemble
    Daniel Auchincloss (tenor)
    Richard Thomas (cornett & director)
    Producer Helen Garrison.
    EMS Rameau And The Harpsichord20140615 Sophie Yates visits The Russell Collection of Early Keyboard Instruments in Edinburgh to play extracts from Rameau's Pièces de clavecin on three extraordinary double-manual French harpsichords made in the late 1700s and fully restored to playing condition. She talks to the museum's curator, Darryl Martin, about the history of the instruments, and to harpsichord maker Andrew Garlick about how they each produce their own unique sound.
    EMS Composer Profile: Robert Fayrfax20140629 Lucie Skeaping celebrates the life and music of English composer Robert Fayrfax who flourished in the early 1500s and was born 650 years ago. More of Fayrfax's music survives than of any other English composer of the period, largely due to the existance of two large Tudor choir books in which his works were collected. Lucie Skeaping takes a look at one of these choir books with the help of musicologist David Skinner and plays some of the recordings of music featured in it.
    Producer Helen Garrison.
    EMS Cpe Bach In Berlin20140706 Piers Adams continues to celebrate CPE Bach's 300th anniversary year with a visit to Berlin's Charlottenburg Palace, where Emanuel Bach arrived as an optimistic 26 year old to join the court of Prussia's flute-playing King Frederick the Great.
    In a guided tour though the palace we hear how Emanuel Bach's adventurous musical style was not to the King's conservative tastes, and so he spent much of the next 28 years trying to leave the court - but not before he had established himself as Europe's most famous keyboard player and teacher. Emanuel also found a valuable friend in Frederick's sister Anna Amalia, herself an accomplished musician and also something of a court outcast, having secretly married and become pregnant against the King's wishes. We hear movements from CPE Bach's String Symphonies and from his Prussian Sonatas, from new recordings issued to celebrate the anniversary.
    EMS Live At The 2014 York Early Music Festival20140713 Lucie Skeaping presents a live edition of The Early Music Show from the National Centre for Early Music, as part of this year's York Early Music Festival. There will be live music from Ensemble Amarilli, Duo Domenico and bass-baritone Matthew Brook, and Lucie will also be talking to the conductor Andrew Parrott, about his Lifetime Achievement Award from the York Early Music Festival.
    EMS Maria Cristina Kiehr, Ariel Abramovich: 2014 York Early Music Festival20140720 Lucie Skeaping presents highlights of a recital by soprano Maria Cristina Kiehr and lute player Ariel Abramovich recorded earlier this month at the National Centre for Early Music as part of this year's York Early Music Festival. The programme for this concert is drawn from two Spanish Renaissance songbooks, the Cancionero de Palacio and the Cancionero de Segovia - music from the dawn of the Renaissance.
    EMS Forma Antiqua At The 2014 York Early Music Festival20140803 Lucie Skeaping presents a recital of early dance music performed by the early music group Forma Antiqua - Fandangos, Folias and Passacaglias. The concert was recorded at this year's York Early Music Festival and features the three Zapico brothers - Daniel (theorbo) Pablo (guitar) and Aarón (harpsichord).
    EMS How To Be Hip20140810 Clare Salaman is fascinated by the continuing debate about authenticity - or Historically Informed Practice (H.I.P) - in Early Music. How can we be sure that performances are historically accurate, and how important is it that they are?
    Clare talks to Cat Mackintosh about early developments in performance practice pioneered by David Munrow and his contemporaries, and about Cat's own work with the Academy of Ancient Music and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. The baroque violinist Bjarte Eike tells her about his unique approach with his group Barokksolistene. And Clare talks to David McGuinness about his eclectic and sometimes surprising work with Concerto Caledonia.
    EMS Jean-philippe Rameau And The Dance20140817 In the second of our three programmes marking the 250th anniversary of the death of Jean Philippe Rameau, Sophie Yates visits the Royal Academy of Music in London to explore Rameau's mastery of dance music in his works for the theatre. She's joined by the art historian Clare Hornsby, the dancer and choreographer Christopher Tudor and the composer and harpsichordist David Gordon, to examine an engraving which boasts a fascinating genesis and which has an intriguing link to Rameau's opera Castor and Pollux.
    EMS Rinaldo Alessandrini And Concerto Italiano20140831 Lucie Skeaping profiles keyboardist and director of Concerto Italiano Rinaldo Alessandrini

    Lucie Skeaping profiles Rinaldo Alessandrini - keyboard player and director of Concerto Italiano - with music recorded at their recent Edinburgh International Festival concert.
    Alessandrini founded Concerto Italiano in 1984 with a debut performance in Rome with Cavalli's opera "La Callisto". Now considered one of Europe's finest Baroque ensembles, Concerto Italiano is cherished for its vivid, urgent yet subtle performances that display a rare expressive flexibility. The ensemble celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, and over the last three decades it has become renowned for its interpretations of Monteverdi, Vivaldi and Alessandro Scarlatti, amongst others.
    Rinaldo Alessandrini brings a rich programme of exquisite Italian music to Greyfriars Kirk as part of the Edinburgh International Festival, contrasting instrumental pieces by Marini, Uccellini, Merula and Castello with dazzling madrigals by Monteverdi, including the highly moving "Lettera amorosa" and the hugely emotional miniature opera "Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda", in which a Christian knight unknowingly defeats his beloved in battle.
    Concerto Italiano is joined for their Edinburgh concert by the soprano Anna Simboli and tenors Gianluca Ferrarini and Luca Dordolo.
    EMS The Roots Of Klezmer20140907 Lucie Skeaping explores the origins of Klezmer, a musical tradition of the Ashkenazi Jews of Eastern Europe, with musicologist Dr Alexander Knapp. Played by professional musicians called 'klezmorim', the genre originally consisted largely of dance tunes and instrumental display pieces for weddings and other celebrations. Compared with most other European folk music styles, little is known about the history of klezmer music, but research now traces it back to medieval times through synagogue chant and modes.
    EMS Music In 18th-century Birmingham20140914 Lucie Skeaping is joined by harpsichordist Martin Perkins to explore the music 18th-century audiences in Birmingham and the Midlands would have known. The programme includes rarely heard works by Richard Mudge, Barnabas Gunn and John Pixell.
    EMS Jean-philippe Rameau Recital20140921 In the last of Sophie Yates's three programmes marking the 250th anniversary of the death of Jean Philippe Rameau, she visits Hatchlands to perform a recital on the recently-restored Ruckers-Hemsch harpsichord, which is the sort of instrument Rameau himself might have played. If you heard the first of Sophie's Rameau programmes back in June, you might be interested to know that this instrument was made in Antwerp in 1636 by Andreas Ruckers and "ravalled" (the practice of refurbishing instruments to extend their range, improve their marketability, or pass them off as an older or more valuable instrument than they really are) in Paris in 1763 by Henri Hemsch. The programme for the concert includes several works by Rameau himself and opens with "La Rameau", a tribute by his contemporary Antoine Forqueray.
    A. Forqueray: La Rameau
    Rameau: La Livri, L'Agaçante, La Timide (extraites de Pieces de Clavecin en Concerts)
    Rameau: Suite in E minor (Allemande, Courante, Gigues en Rondeau, Le Rappel des Oiseaux, Rigaudons, Double du 2me rigaudon, Musette en Rondeau, Tambourin, La Villageoise (Rondeau))
    Rameau: Les Indes Galantes (Ouverture, Musette en Rondeau, Air Polonais, Air gratieux pour les Amours, Menuets 1 & 2, Airs pour les Bostangis, Gavotte, Air des Fleurs - Air tendre pour la Rose, Gavottes pour les Fleurs, Air pour la Borée et la Rose, Air vif pour Zéphire et la Rose, Air grave pour les Incas du Perou, Air grave pour les Incas du Perou, Gavotte 1, Gavotte 2 en rondeau, Air pour les esclaves Africains, Les Sauvages, Tambourins 1 & 2).
    EMS A Tribute To Christopher Hogwood20140928 Lucie Skeaping and Sir Nicholas Kenyon introduce some of Christopher Hogwood's brilliant recordings of early music and discuss the extraordinary impact he made. They discuss Hogwood's recorded legacy and play some of his iconic and groundbreaking performances.
    EMS Composer Profile: Pierre De Manchicourt20141005 Lucie Skeaping and conductor Stephen Rice explore the music of the Franco-Flemish composer Pierre de Manchicourt, who died 450 years ago today.
    EMS Cpe Bach In Hamburg20141012 Piers Adams celebrates CPE Bach's 300th anniversary year with a visit to the city of Hamburg, where the 54-year-old Emanuel Bach began a new career as music director to the city's churches. Dutch keyboard player Pieter Jan Belder samples the vast collection of fortepianos and clavichords at the Museum of Decorative Arts, and there is a visit to the crypt of the Michaeliskirche where Emanuel Bach is buried.
    CPE Bach's three decades in Hamburg were the happiest and most productive of his career. He arrived there following many frustrating years at the Berlin court of Frederick the Great, who, he felt, never appreciated his talents. Emanuel took over the job previously occupied by his godfather Telemann in 1768, looking after the music of Hamburg's five main churches. He also found time to launch a series of subscription concerts, as well as leading a lively social life, as the English music historian Charles Burney noted when he paid him a visit. According to Burney, the best of CPE Bach's music is to be found in his keyboard works, and Pieter Jan Belder plays pieces written both for the new Hammerklavier, and for Emanuel's favourite instrument, the clavichord. Hamburg loved CPE Bach: one obituary praised his style as being so much superior to the 'kling-klang' of his contemporaries.
    EMS Regensburg Early Music Days Festival 201420141026 Lucie Skeaping presents highlights from the 2014 Regensburg Early Music Days festival in Bavaria, with music from the UK-based Voces 8, the Belgian ensemble Vox Luminis and Bande Montréal Baroque from Canada.
    EMS The Tallis Scholars20141102 Lucie Skeaping presents highlights of a concert given in Oxford by The Tallis Scholars and director Peter Phillips, which features Lamentations by Phinot and Palestrina alongside three brand new settings by the winners of this year's National Centre for Early Music's Young Composers' Award.
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    EMS Imaginarium With Enrico Onofri   
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    EMS Profile Of Hopkinson Smith   
    EMS Rites Of Remembrance   
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    EMS The Siege Of Vienna   
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