Playlists archives


Final Dresden

Musical Life at the Dresden Court

April 26th, 2015

Air Dates: Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 10 AM and Monday, April 27 at 9 PM

Hans Leo Hassler: Intrada I, Ad Dominum cum tribularer, Laudem dicite Deo nostro, Canzona. Performed by Currende. EtCetera KTC 1409.

Michael Praetorius: Courantes from ‘Dances from Terpsichore’. Performed by the New London Consort. L’Oiseau-Lyre 414633. Siehe, wie fein und lieblich ist from “Hymns of Peace and Praise”. Performed by Musica Fiata and La Capella Ducale. CBS/Sony 62929.

Siglo de Oro

Glories of the Spanish Renaissance

April 19th, 2015

Air Dates: Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 10 AM and Monday, April 20 at 9 PM

Francisco Guerrero: Antes que comais a Dios, Si tus penas no pruevo, De amores del Señor, ¡O que mesa y que manjar! Performed by La Colombina. Alfonso Mudarra: Divisions on Spagnoletta (improvisation), Luis Milan: Divisions on the Spanish Pavan (improvisation), Diego Ortiz: Tutte le vecchie. Performed by Andrew Lawrence-King.

From: ‘Isabella: Music for a Queen’, performed by Capella de la Torre, with soprano Cecile Kempenaers and tenor Jose Pizarro: Amor con Fortuna (Juan del Encina), Danza alta (Francisco de la Torre),


On the Ground: Fun with ostinatos

April 12th, 2015

Air Dates: Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 10 AM and Monday, April 13 at 9 PM

Juan Aranes: Chacona: A la vida bona. Diego Ortiz: Recercada sobre tenores. Performed by Hesperion XXI.

Henry Purcell: She loves and she confesses. Performed by tenor John Potter. Robert de Visee: Chaconne, performed by Nigel North. Marin Marais: Chaconne, performed by Hille Perl, viola da Gamba. Johann Schieferdecker: Chaconne from Concert in A. Performed by Elbipolis Baroque Orchestra. Antonio Bertali: Ciacona. Performed by Arpeggiata. 

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Ancient Voices airs twice a week on Classically Austin 89.5 KMFA: Sundays at 10 AM and Mondays at 9 PM. It's a one-hour program showcasing music from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and early Baroque. From sonorous medieval chant and polyphony to delightful renaissance madrigals and consort music to magnificent baroque cantatas and keyboard music, you'll hear it all on Ancient Voices! The program is supported in part by Texas Early Music Project.

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Ancient Voices is hosted by Sara Hessel, who first discovered her love of early music while studying at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to her presentation of the music.

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