Lucie Skeaping presents the first of two programmes this weekend, looking at the "Golden Age" of Polish music. The programme includes sacred works and lute miniatures by composers including Bartłomej Pękiel, Franciszek Lilius, Mikołaj Zieleński & Wojciech Długoraj as well as music by some of the Italian masters brought to Poland in the 17th Century by King Sigismund Augustus II.http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01c6qbj
The "Polish Baroque" - Lucie Skeaping, aided by Polish music expert Adrian Thomas, explore a rich vein of 17th and early 18th Century vocal and instrumental music from Poland, as performed by the group Retrospect directed by Matthew Halls.
In the second of two programmes exploring early music from Poland, Lucie reflects on highlights from a concert given by Retrospect recorded at last year's Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music, which featured music by Mikołaj Zieleński, Adam Jarzębski, Grzegorz Gerwazy Gorczycki, Stanisław Sylwester Szarzyński and Damian Stachowicz.
Lots of new names for me to look forward to.