Lucie Skeaping examines the life and works of composer and teacher Nicola Porpora.
BBC Radio 3
5/8 Lucie Skeaping visits the Bate Collection of historical instruments in Oxford. (R)
Lucie Skeaping talks to Laurence Dreyfus, founder/director of viol consort Phantasm.
Catherine Bott looks at some of the poets and texts set by Purcell.
Lucie Skeaping joins a meeting of the Merrie Fellowes Catch Club in Southwark. (R)
Mahan Esfahani performs keyboard suites by Purcell.
8/8 Lucie Skeaping visits the Baroque theatre at Cesky Krumlov castle in the Czech Republic.
4/8 Lucie Skeaping explores traditional dress and customs in late 16th-century Venice. (R)
Catherine Bott explores some of Thomas Gainsborough's portraits of musicians.
6/8 Catherine Bott explores the gardens of Cardinal Ippolito II's Villa d'Este.
3/8 Catherine Bott explores the influence of artist Albrecht Durer on early music. (R)
5/8 Lucie Skeaping visits the Bate Collection of historical instruments in Oxford.
4/8 Lucie Skeaping explores traditional dress and customs in late 16th-century Venice.
2/8 Lucie Skeaping looks at the stained glass in King's College Chapel, Cambridge.