The Early Music Show
The Friday Morning Early Music Show is dedicated to Western music of the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. Tune in to hear such composers as Hildegard von Bingen, Machaut, Dufay, Josquin Desprez, Palestrina, Ockeghem, Obrecht, Tallis, Byrd, Monteverdi, Purcell, Rameau, and the prolific "anonymous." The Early Music Show provides listeners with a link to the growing Early Music community, with information about live performances around the city and insightful interviews with leading and emerging artists and scholars. Lutanist Paul O'Dette; Frederick Renz, director of New York's Ensemble for Early Music; Marcel Peres, director of Ensemble Organum; and members of the ensembles Anonymous 4, Lionheart, Rebel, and many others have all discussed their work live on Friday mornings on WKCR. The show also has an ongoing affiliation with the concert series Music Before 1800, which provides tickets for monthly on-air giveaways.