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About the Show
What is a madrigal? What were you most likely to hear in churches eight to nine hundred years ago? Who wrote the first operas? What is the devil in music? Join your host Aatman Vakil on an epic journey, bouncing around different times and places, all before the year 1750. Ponder behind composers’ motives and intentions.
Listen to some of the most influential, charming, eye-watering, joy-deriving pieces- sacred, secular, vocal, instrumental- and discuss why these pieces or styles are so beautiful. Delve into the wonderful, yet often neglected repertoire of the pre-Bach years and leave refreshed, excited, and hungry for more Early Music!
Episode Recordings- (Newest first)
02/18/2022 Ep.17 Heinrich Schütz, Part III- A Long-Awaited Peace, featuring Dr Barbara Dietlinger
02/11/2022 Ep.16 Heinrich Schütz, Part II- War and Conflict
02/04/2022 Ep.15 Heinrich Schütz, Part I- The Early Days
05/30/2021 Ep.14 SPECIAL- Fingerpluckin’ly Good, featuring Dev Shodhan and Vitor Martignago
05/23/2021 Ep.13 Madrigals, Part VIII- Madrigals of War and Love
05/16/2021 Ep.12 Madrigals, Part VII- Monteverdi from Mantua to Venice
05/9/2021 Ep.11 Madrigals, Part VI- The Concerted Style, featuring Dr Robert L. Kendrick
05/2/2021 Ep.10 Madrigals, Part V- The Monteverdi-Artusi Controversy
04/25/2021 Ep.9 Madrigals, Part IV- Early Monteverdi
04/18/2021 Ep.8 Madrigals, Part III- Advances at the End of the 16th Century
04/11/2021 Ep.7 Madrigals, Part II- Mid-16th-Century Greats
04/04/2021 Ep.6 Madrigals, Part I- The Early Madrigalists
03/19/2021 Ep.5 End of Winter 2021 Special
03/12/21 Ep.4 Sequences and Patterns
03/05/21 Ep.3 To Bass or not to Bass
02/26/21- Ep.2 Adept Adaptations
02/19/21- Ep.1 Introduction