Most of us are at least passingly familiar with the story of the city of Pompeii. When Mt. Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD, Pompeii was burned and buried in ash, while nearby Herculaneum was destroyed by the pyroclastic flow. Mostly we know the images of the last moments for the citizens of Pompeii, plaster of [...]
David Munrow was equal parts antiquarian and visionary, an academic who unearthed buried musical treasure in dusty libraries and formed the equivalent of an early music garage band to bring it before the public.
The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, known for its velvety period-instrument performances, is taking music of the Baroque – including drinking songs by Henry Purcell – on what it’s calling its “Purcell and Pork Scratchings” tour of London-area pubs.
Canadian arts patroness to lend Bernard Greenhouse’s cello to budding Montreal musician; The therapeutic powers of music; Julliard School recently announced a $20 million dollar endowment for Early Music
Watch a performance by the award-winning Asteria voice and lute duo in the Classical 101 studios.
Listen to Stile Antico sing a motet by Thomas Tallis and forget the world and its problems for five minutes.
Listen to Classical 101 Friday, Sept. 30 at 1 p.m., for a special live performance by Asteria voice and lute duo.
Vivaldi’s “nightmare” concerto never looked so spooky.
Composer John Adams tells new music school graduates that their degree and $2.00 might get them a cup of coffee, Herb Alpert: beyond the whipped cream, and the more Bach, the merrier.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Early Music America (EMA), and to celebrate, American Public Media’s Performance Today will be broadcasting a number of performances from selected EMA member concerts this week (June 13-17).