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Explore the fascinating world of early music through artist spotlight interviews, venue guides, films, playlists, and insightful essays.

Highlights

Nardus Williams Introduces...
Feature

Nardus Williams Introduces...

British soprano Nardus Williams shares her lifelong passion for Early Music and her latest collaborations with Dame Mary Beard and Elizabeth Kenny.

Echoes of Vauxhall: A Musical Renaissance
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Echoes of Vauxhall: A Musical Renaissance

London’s history of lost opportunities, from Wren’s unfulfilled plans to Vauxhall’s decline, sees a ray of light with the emergence of The Vauxhall Band.

Articles

Angell’s Musick in Mortall’s Dresse
Essay

Angell’s Musick in Mortall’s Dresse

John Wilson, a prominent baroque composer, rose from humble beginnings to significant fame. Matthew Spring of ensemble Galliarda explores his enduring legacy.

Albion's Delight
Feature

Albion's Delight

Lutenist Christopher Hirst, violinist Emma-Marie Kabonova and bassoonist Matthew Dodd have formed Phantasia to explore 18th-century folk music traditions

Spotlight

In conversation: Edmund Taylor
Spotlight

In conversation: Edmund Taylor

Continuo Connect meets founder and musical director of Bellot Ensemble, baroque violinist Edmund Taylor.

In conversation: Elitsa Bogdanova
Spotlight

In conversation: Elitsa Bogdanova

Continuo Connect meets Elitsa Bogdanova, member of the Consone Quartet with a busy career as a freelance viola player.

In conversation: Nathaniel Mander
Spotlight

In conversation: Nathaniel Mander

Nathaniel Mander, a harpsichordist and fortepianist, is known for his highly expressive and personal performances.

Watch & Listen

Ebb and Flow
Playlist

Ebb and Flow

Water has long been a vital and rich source of inspiration. It can symbolise purity, cleansing and transformation, as well as wealth and power.

Beethoven Piano Trios
Recording

Beethoven Piano Trios

The Rautio Piano Trio returns with this second volume of Beethoven’s Piano Trios, recorded on period instruments.

Bach’s Goldberg Variations Reimagined
Recording

Bach’s Goldberg Variations Reimagined

Bach’s Goldberg Variations Reimagined - a recording by Rachel Podger and Brecon Baroque of a new arrangement by Chad Kelly.

The Madrigal Reimagined
Recording

The Madrigal Reimagined

We sat down with Oliver Webber, violinist and director of The Monteverdi String Band to discuss the making of their recording The Madrigal Reimagined.

Barnstorming!
Film

Barnstorming!

Barnstorming! was born out of the desire to reconnect with colleagues and audiences during the COVID pandemic. Three concert films were created.

Celestial Music did the Gods Inspire
Film

Celestial Music did the Gods Inspire

Ensemble Hesperi, Hesperi Voices, and Thomas Allery bring to life the extraordinary musical story of the Battle of the Organs in London’s Temple Church.