English harpsichordist Trevor Pinnock, who will turn 70 in December, presents a personal journey through 200 years of harpsichord music. The star(...)

The Vauxhall pleasure gardens, “an idealized rural paradise on the edge of London”, operated from 1661 to 1859. Music was an important part of the (...)

The 20-year-old Mendelssohn’s 1829 resuscitation of Bach’s St Matthew Passion is a celebrated historical landmark. Less well- known is Mendelssohn’(...)

Poor Pachelbel! A man characterised in the New Grove as “one of the leading progressive composers of his time” now has a reputation based on a single(...)

The Western Wind Mass by John Taverner (ca 1490-1545) is one of the early glories of English music. Andrew Parrott takes the secular tune around which(...)

New York’s Tenet ensemble here celebrates “music by, for and about women” in the context of the concerto delle donne, a virtuosic female vocal tri(...)

Alfred Schnittke’s Penitential Psalms were written in 1988 for the 1,000th anniversary of the Christianisation of Russia. But the major referenc(...)

The Brook Street Band takes its name from the London street where Handel lived for more than a quarter of a century. They’ve already recorded the comp(...)

Schubert’s Der Hirt auf dem Felsen (The Shepherd on the Rock) treats soprano, clarinet and piano so magically you might have expected it to spawn a ne(...)

Brahms was a scholar’s nightmare. He burned many letters and destroyed traces of works that didn’t meet his standards. But, late in life, he revisite(...)