Catherine Bott charts the rise and fall of James Brydges, a former patron of Handel. (R)
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Motet settings of the Song of Songs performed by Stile Antico.
Catherine Bott on the Italian composer, who once drew 30,000 people to an organ recital. (R)
Le Poeme Harmonique perform music from the Iberian Golden Age.
Simon Lole explores the Mulliner Book, a collection of Tudor keyboard music.
Catherine Bott explores 1685, the year in which Handel, Bach and Scarlatti were all born. (R)
Another chance to hear Catherine Bott's interview with the late Christopher Hogwood.
Andreas Scholl and Accademia Bizantina perform arias written for the castrato Senesino.
The myth of Orpheus is the inspiration for operas, ballets and other musical works. (R)
Lucie Skeaping talks to Lynda Sayce about her work with lute ensemble Chordophony.
Catherine Bott ponders the question: What is Renaissance?
Music from Henry VIII's manuscript (R)
Catherine Bott ponders the question, what is Baroque? (R)