Composer Howard Goodall, who has written and presented the show, says he wants to 'show a straight line that runs through to the present day'
When Glyndebourne invited Jonathan Kent and Paul Brown to realise Purcell’s ‘semi-opera’ The Fairy Queen, it was with slight trepidation, as they had no idea how this amalgam of Purcell’s music and filletings from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream would go down.
Stravinsky's morality tale is given a spirited and purposeful reading by singers and orchestra alike
1. Indigo Lace Drum Lampshade
The gamine soprano follows up last year's Diva compilation with this excellent set on which she revisits the Baroque music that first drew her into performance.
Power pop, with a hint of glam, and a fair amount of Last Shadow Puppets-like orchestral baroque – what did you expect from the first Miles Kane solo album?
Richard Neville-Towle delivers a toothsome account of Alexander's Feast with Ludus Baroque.
The Dutch Master created this work for a patron, then it vanished from view for 400 years. As it goes on sale, Rob Sharp tells its story
Try this game: play the Allelujah from the soprano concert aria "Exsultate Jubilate" to a friend, and see if they detect that the top C – and every other note – is being sung by a man.
An enigmatic fusion of baroque and classical styles, the music of Manuel Blasco de Nebra languished in manuscript for 180 years after the composer's death.
Florilegium's third disc of music from the Bolivian missions opens with a carol. "Fuera, Fuera!" is a dialogue between local Indians and Spanish shepherds in which both groups hurry to Bethlehem, laughing at each other.
Sung by Furio Zanasi and played by the viol, harp and lute trio La Chimera, this recital is both a portrait of the poet, composer and singer Francesco Rasi (1574-1621) and a study of the different "amatory conditions" of Baroque song.
Half-fossil, half-innovator, organist and composer Alexandre Pierre François Boëly (1785-1858) was the self-appointed guardian of the classical style.
Reminiscent of Don Pullen's Ode to Life, or a Keith Jarrett ballad without the grunting, "Chorale", the final, astounding track on this second album by pianist John Law's co-op trio, is a work of real grace and beauty.
US scholar identifies rare depiction of the Old Master as a 16-year-old
On the eve of a new V&A exhibition, Annie Deakin finds herself stuck between Baroque and a hard place