Lucie Skeaping and guests discuss the musical tradition of the Hanseatic League. Read more
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.
Schutz's Psalmen Davids
An exploration of Schutz's 26 psalm settings, published 400 years ago.
Puppetry in opera
The history of puppets in opera, with musician and director Thomas Guthrie.
The sacred works of Claude Le Jeune
The life and works of 16th-century French composer Claude Le Jeune.
History of the Chapel Royal
Lucie Skeaping talks to the director of the Chapel Royal, Joseph McHardy.
Thoinot Arbeau's Orchesographie
An exploration of Thoinot Arbeau's 16th-century dancing manual Orchesographie.
Abel and Gainsborough
The friendship between painter Thomas Gainsborough and viol player Carl Friedrich Abel.
Early Music Show Special: Al-Andalus!
Hannah French and guests explore the music and culture of Al-Andalus.
The life and works of Jean Mouton
A remarkable early 16th-Century French composer, compared solely to Josquin des Prez.
Lucie Skeaping explores early music that evokes stormy weather and extreme climates.
Hannah French explores five centuries of Spanish and Portuguese music for choir and organ.
Al-Andalus: Sollazzo Ensemble in Granada
The Sollazzo Ensemble perform sacred music at the Festival de Granada in Spain.
Herne Early Music Days Festival
Music by Cavalli and Marini from Herne Early Music Days Festival.
Spectacular Baroque music for multiple choirs
Penny Gore introduces early music from around Europe, including Schutz and Gabrieli.
From Schwetzingen Festival'19
Music by Jommelli, Lebrun and Gretry with the Camerata Villa Musica under Werner Ehrhardt.