Renaissance Fare

The Classical Station brings you a music of the Renaissance every month. Join host George Douglas for the fun and elegant sounds of lutes, recorders, harpsichords, percussion, a variety of ancient horns, romantic chansons, madrigals and more!

Fall 2019

Recorder & Tabret

Renaissance Fare in September will feature the music and the rich history of the recorder, a wooden instrument in the flute family that dates back to medieval times. It was most popular during the Renaissance era. The program airs on Monday, September 9, at 7:00 p.m., and repeats on Sunday, September 15, at 5:00 p.m.

In October we'll turn back the clock even further and listen to music from the beginning stages of the Renaissance in the late 1300s and early 1400s. Much of the music from this period comes from Italy, the birthplace of the European Renaissance. But there is early music from France and England as well. Listen on Monday, October 14, at 7:00 p.m. or to the repeat broadcast on Sunday, October 20, at 5:00 p.m.

The Royal courts throughout Europe were the source of much of the great music of the Renaissance period. On the November program, we will focus on the courtly music from Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, and more. Listen on Monday, November 11, at 7:00 p.m., with a repeat broadcast on Sunday, November 17, at 5:00 p.m.

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