Early Music Now


Early Music Now is a one-hour program showcasing music from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and early Baroque: from sonorous medieval chant and polyphony to delightful renaissance madrigals, dances, and consort music to magnificent baroque cantatas and keyboard music. Host Sara Schneider brings knowledge, charm, and passion to her presentation of seven hundred years of music history. From the latest recordings by today's vibrant young ensembles, to classics from the dawn of the early music revival, Early Music Now makes this repertoire accessible and enjoyable to a wide audience.


Renaissance Discoveries: This week, host Sara Schneider explores two recent releases: music by Spanish composer Francisco Guerrero (1528:1599) performed by The Brabant Ensemble, and works by Josquin des Prez (c.1450- 1521) featuring Gli Angeli Geneve. 



Two Germans in Italy: Heinrich Schutz and Giovanni Girolamo Kapsberger were contemporaries that were both of German parentage, On today's program we will hear music by both composers, performed by Les Arts Florissants and L'Arpeggiata. 



Amor, Fortuna: Francesco Petrarca was a great Italian poet, scholar, and humanist. His poems were popular with composers centuries after his death. On this week's show we'll hear lighlights of his work through the music of Adrian Willaert, Cipriano de Rore, Monteverdi, and Orlando di Lasso.