EMSPaolo Pandolfo20100620

Lucie 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.

EMS01Rinaldo Alessandrini2007082520070902

Catherine Bott presents a profile of Alessandrini's work as a virtuoso harpsichordist, and his role as founder and director of his group Concerto Italiano.

Music includes works by Vivaldi, Marenzio, Bach and Striggio.

EMS02Jordi Savall2007090120070909

Lucie Skeaping presents a profile of viola player and musical director, Jordi Savall, who, with his wife Monserrat Figueras, has founded three ensembles: Hesperion XXI, La Capella Reial de Catalunya and Le Concert des Nations.

Lucie plays music from his numerous recordings, including works by Juan del Encina, Francisco Guerrero and Biber.