Robert Hollingworth explores Monteverdi's powerful fourth book of madrigals.
BBC Radio 3
Lucie Skeaping explores the mysteries of renaissance polyphony with Peter Phillips. (R)
Catherine Bott introduces a concert of English music given by the Rose Consort of viols.
Catherine Bott on the life, poetry and music of Elizabethan physician Thomas Campion. (R)
Catherine Bott explores the city of Venice before the birth of Antonio Vivaldi in 1678. (R)
Lucie Skeaping explores 17th-century German music known as Das Partiturbuch Ludwig. (R)
The BBC Singers perform music by Palestrina and his forebears from 16th-century Italy.
Catherine Bott talks to Edward Wickham about the L'homme arme melody. (R)
Lucie Skeaping on the work of the Schola Cantorum early music school in Basel.
Lucie Skeaping profiles prize-winning group Le Jardin Secret. Music by Rossi, Campra, Fux.
Lucie Skeaping presents a concert by Joglaresa at the 2009 Brighton Early Music Festival.
Lucie Skeaping considers the background to a significant 'musical war' in the 1750s.
Lucie Skeaping explores the 'balet comique de la royne'. (R)
Catherine Bott delves into the music of Pergolesi, whose 300th anniversary falls in 2010.