The Early Music Show

Today we’re pre­sent­ing a pro­gramme of Ear­ly Music, fea­tur­ing a live­ly new record­ing of Vival­di on orig­i­nal instru­ments. The music comes pri­mar­i­ly from the Renais­sance peri­od, and fea­tur­ing music from many parts of West­ern Europe. How­ev­er, there are some live­ly ren­di­tions of a few Mediæ­val pieces too. Many of the per­for­mances use orig­i­nal instru­ments and attempt to recre­ate the authen­tic sound of the pieces at the time they were writ­ten.

Vivaldi-ChandlerIndeed, today we are fea­tur­ing the new record­ing of Vivaldi’s The Four Sea­sons and oth­er pieces by La Serenis­si­ma, direct­ed by Adri­an Chan­dler. You would think there were enough record­ings of this piece by now — The Four Sea­sons is the most-record­ed piece of music in the clas­si­cal reper­toire — but we think you’ll find this live­ly ren­di­tion par­tic­u­lar­ly enjoy­able, and the album includes some pieces that are less-well-known but equal­ly wor­thy of atten­tion.


Today’s pro­gramme is pre­sent­ed by Elrik Mer­lin. If you are in the Unit­ed States or Cana­da, please click here to launch the Stream Licens­ing play­er. To lis­ten from out­side North Amer­i­ca, click here to start your play­er .

This pro­gramme is also avail­able in enhanced-qual­i­ty AAC. Tune in here: http://64.237.34.50:9000/stream.m3u

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