Catherine Bott talks to harpist Andrew-Lawrence King about Catalan soprano and early music specialist Montserrat Figueras, who passed away late last year. Featuring some of the best of her many recordings.
Bach in Leipzig
After his time working for Prince Leopold of Anhalt in Cöthen, Johann Sebastian Bach took a substantial drop in salary and public standing to work as Cantor in Leipzig. The role primarily involved teaching at St Thomas School, but also meant that Bach was responsible for the music in the German town's four churches. Lucie Skeaping takes a closer look at Bach's time in the German town, where Bach remained from 1723 until his death in 1750.
CD Review 9.05am
1600 Masterpieces of 17th-century Italian Instrumental Music
Concerto Italiano, Rinaldo Alessandrini
Pisendel – Violin Concertos from Dresden
Johannes Pramsoler (violin), International Baroque Players
Frederick the Great - Music for the Berlin Court
Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin
Sonatas for Viola da gamba and Fortepiano
Rekeba Ruso (viola da gamba), Sebastian Wienand (fortepiano)