Hannah French presents a profile of the influential Flemish composer Cipriano de Rore.
Cipriano de Rore
Hannah French explores the tradition of Tafelmusik: music performed around tables.
Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
Hannah French talks to members of Canadian ensemble Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra.
Sound Frontiers: In support of early music
Lucie Skeaping and guests discuss how Radio 3 helped to support the early music movement.
Debate: The Future of the Early Music Scene
Lucie Skeaping is joined by studio guests to discuss the future of the early music scene.
Chevalier de Saint-Georges
Fiona Talkington explores the life and music of Joseph de Bologne Chevalier de St-Georges.
The Gesualdo Legacy
Fiona Talkington on the continuing fascination with the life and works of Carlo Gesualdo.
Early Music and New Music
Lucie Skeaping hears from contemporary composers about the influence of early music.
Lucie Skeaping introduces a programme of early music associated with the city of Vienna.
Lucie Skeaping marks the 350th anniversary of Italian composer Antonio Lotti's birth.
Bach's Orchestral Suites
Hannah French explores in depth Bach's Four Orchestral Suites.
Lucie Skeaping marks the 450th anniversary of the birth of English composer Thomas Campion
William Lyons on David Munrow
William Lyons celebrates the life and work of early music specialist David Munrow.
I Fagiolini Profile
Lucie Skeaping profiles I Fagiolini in conversation with director Robert Hollingworth.
European Union Baroque Orchestra
Lucie Skeaping presents a profile of the European Union Baroque Orchestra.
Lucie Skeaping presents music associated with Mary Magdalen.
Hannah French explores the life and music of Swedish composer Johan Helmich Roman.
Breaking Free - Martin Luther's Revolution: The Lead-Up...
Lucie Skeaping with pre-Reformation music, by Issac, Senfl, Josquin and Hans Sachs.
Breaking Free - Martin Luther's Revolution: Developments in Catholic Music
Lucie Skeaping explores music written by Catholic composers after the Reformation.
Monteverdi 450: Selva Morale e Spirituale
Lucie Skeaping explores Monteverdi's sacred music collection Selva Morale e Spirituale.
Canaletto at the Queen's Gallery
Canaletto paintings in the context of Venetian music of the period.
Canada 150: early music in Quebec
Hannah French explores the vibrant early music scene in Montreal.
Handel's Water Music
Hannah French delves into the history and musical detail of Handel's Water Music.
York Early Music Festival - Young Artists' Competition 2017
Lucie Skeaping presents highlights of the York Early Music Festival Young Artists' Contest
Seductive, Voluptuous and Profane - Portuguese Love Songs
Lucie Skeaping talks to Zak Ozmo about his project based on old Portuguese love songs.
Bach's arrival in Cothen
Hannah French looks at the music composed by Bach around his arrival in Cothen in 1717.
Lucie Skeaping, Bojan Cicic and Michael Talbot discuss the Italian composer Carbonelli.
Queen Mary's Big Belly
Lucie Skeaping with music surrounding Queen Mary I's 'phantom pregnancy' of 1555.
The English Virginals
Harpsichordist Sophie Yates visits Westwood Manor in Wiltshire.
Telemann's Paris Quartets
Hannah French on Telemann's Paris Quartets, marking the 250th anniversary of his death.
Performer Profile - The Dufay Collective
Lucie Skeaping talks to William Lyons about 30 years of the Dufay Collective.
Music at the court of Catherine the Great
Lucie Skeaping introduces music from the court of Catherine the Great in Russia.
Telemann at the Opera
Lucie Skeaping looks at the operatic output of Georg Phillip Telemann.
The Spirit of Bach - Dame Emma Kirkby
Dame Emma Kirkby shares some memories of singing Bach alongside her favourite recordings.
24 Violons du Roi
Hannah French with music for Les 24 violons du Roi - famed throughout 17th Century Europe.
The music of ancient Greece
Lucie Skeaping talks to Prof Armand D'Angour about the music and poetry of ancient Greece.
Couperin's Concerts Royaux
Lucie Skeaping looks at Couperin's four suites of chamber music - Les Concerts Royaux.
Opera of the Nobility - 18th Century Disruptors
The war of two 18C London opera companies - the Royal Academy & the Opera of the Nobility.
Composer Profile - John Wilbye
Lucie Skeaping looks at the life and music of 16th Century composer John Wilbye.
Sara Levy's Salon
Lucie Skeaping looks at the life and legacy of 18th Century Jewish salon hostess Sara Levy
Debussy and Rameau
Hannah French looks at Rameau's influence on Debussy, as shown by his 'Hommage a Rameau'.
Composer Profile: Zelenka
Lucie Skeaping profiles the neglected 18th-century Czech composer Jan Dismas Zelenka.
Lucie Skeaping talks to harpsichordist Carole Cerasi about the keyboard music of Couperin.
Lucie Skeaping presents a musical exploration of the Greek myth of Ariadne in early music.
The Bachs' Ascension
Hannah French looks at JS and CPE Bach's works celebrating the Feast of the Ascension.
Music in a cold climate
Lucie Skeaping and guests discuss the musical tradition of the Hanseatic League.
Robert Hollingworth looks at Orazio Vecchi's 1594 madrigal comedy L'Amfiparnaso.
A tale of two printers
Hannah French tells the tale of two printers: Roger in Amsterdam and Walsh in London.
Acis and Galatea
Hannah French on the 300th anniversary of the premiere of Handel's Acis and Galatea.
The Western Wind
Hannah French explores The Western Wind, a song that inspired many 16th-century masses.
Possessed! Euphoria, Tarantula and Trance.
A journey into the mystery of possession: ecstasy, trances, spider bites and animism
Possessed! Demons, Witches and Sorcery.
A look at the mysterious world of possession: witchcraft, demons, sorcery and madness.
Composer Profile: Philip Rosseter
Countertenor Iestyn Davies marks the 450th anniversary of composer Philip Rosseter.
Couperin's Lecons de Tenebres
An exploration of Couperin's remarkable vocal music for Holy Week - his Lecons de Tenebres
Firework Music for Bonfire Night
Musical fireworks from Handel, Corelli, Bach and Rameau.
Boethius's 'The Consolation of Philosophy' in music
Lucie Skeaping, Sam Barrett and Ben Bagby on Boethius's The Consolation of Philosophy.
The Elizabethan Dance Band
Lucie Skeaping with music for the broken consort, the dance band in Elizabethan times.
Los Hermanos Pla
Hannah French explores the lives and music of three 18th-century Catalonian brothers.
The Sixteen at 40
Harry Christophers, founder of The Sixteen, celebrates the choir's 40th birthday.
Alessandro Scarlatti in Rome
Lucie Skeaping explores Alessandro Scarlatti’s relationship with Rome.
The Fitzwilliam Collection
Sophie Yates visits the Fitzwilliam Musem to explore a priceless collection of manuscripts
Johann Christoph Pepusch
The extraordinary life and music of Johann Christoph Pepusch.
An Evening in the Palace of Reason
Florilegium's Ashley Solomon looks at the life and music of Frederick the Great.
Barbara Strozzi 400th anniversary
A profile of the astonishing 17th-century singer and composer, Barbara Strozzi.
The Gibbons Clan
An exploration of the lives and music of a musical C17th dynasty - the Gibbons family.
Herbert of Cherbury
The life and legacy of the 16th-century musician and polymath, Edward Herbert
A profile of the 18th-century French violinist and composer Louis-Gabriel Guillemain.
Endless Pleasure, Endless Love: Handel's Semele
Lucie Skeaping presents highlights from Handel's racy music drama Semele.
Lucie Skeaping talks to Jacob Heringman about C16th lutenist and composer Valentin Bakfark
Dublin's Matthew Dubourg
The life and music of Irish violinist, composer and friend of Handel's, Matthew Dubourg.
Schutz's Psalmen Davids
An exploration of Schutz's 26 psalm settings, published 400 years ago.
Treasures from the Royal Swedish Court
The Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble performs music from the C18th Swedish Royal Court
The Sonnambula Ensemble plays DeLalande, Charpentier and Jacquet de la Guerre.
Concerto Copenhagen at Melk International Baroque Days
Suites and concertos from around 17th century Europe performed by Concerto Copenhagen.
Ars Nova Copenhagen at the Naestved Early Music Festival
Ars Nova Copenhagen's concert of love & death-obsessed music from late Renaissance Italy.