For readers interested in music history, BBC Radio 3 offers the Early Music show, "[a]n exploration of early music, looking at early developments in musical performance and composition both in Britain and abroad." The show features interviews, profiles of historic musicians, and tales about eighteenth-century opera company rivalries. In one recent episode, host Lucie Skeaping interviews renowned harpsichordist Carole Cerasi about the music of Francois Couperin, which Cerasi recently recorded. In another recent episode, Skeaping explores a variety of works inspired by the Greek mythological figure Ariadne, including works by George Handel and Claudio Monteverdi. Each episode of the Early Music Show is approximately one hour in length and features multiple musical pieces. Interested listeners can hear the most recent episodes of the Early Music Show on this website.
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