Today’s broadcast in the series From The Library, focusing on highlights from our presenters’ music libraries, features a selection of music from the Renaissance period, and especially on the work of David Munrow, who was largely responsible for the resurgence of interest in Mediæval and Renaissance music in Britain in the 1970s until his sad death in 1976.
David Munrow’s virtuoso performances, notably with The Early Music Consort of London, and his personal enthusiasm are still remembered vividly today by those who knew him, and he is still sorely missed.
The programme features a number of recordings by Munrow including the seminal Instruments of the Renaissance and his performance of dances from Michael Praetorius’s immense Terpsichore collection. In addition, we present the work of other contemporary artistes.
• Today’s programme features music from the library of Elrik Merlin and will be available throughout the day. Tune in now at http://music.radioriel.org/