Paul O'Dette

"Un Perfaict Sonneur de Leut" with Paul O'Dette

Dec 2, 2019
Paul O'Dette

For his newest recording, lutenist Paul O’Dette delves into the music of 16th-century France to unveil the miniature masterpieces of Albert de Rippe, and WCRB has chosen it as our CD of the Week!

BEMF's Production of "Orlando"
Kathy Wittman

On WCRB In Concert with the Boston Early Music Festival, hear the North American premiere of Agostino Steffani's passionate opera Orlando, featuring soprano Amanday Forsythe and tenor Aaron Sheehan, on demand.

As the Boston Early Music Festival rolls into town, CNE's Alan McLellan explores the music the BEMF Orchestra has played since the Festival's inception in the 1980s.

Learn more about the Boston Early Music Festival.

On the program:

George Frideric Handel: Sinfornia: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
  BEMF Orchestra; Trevor Pinnock, cond.

WCRB is proud to present the world broadcast premiere of what you could call a “screwball tragedy:” Agostino Steffani’s 1688 Opera Niobe: Regina di Tebe (“Niobe, Queen of Thebes”), a work that lay forgotten until its revival in 2008, and subsequent North American premiere at the 2011 Boston Early Music Festival.