This week's program celebrates women in early music: from famous composers (Hildegard of Bingen) to those we should know better (Francesca Caccini); from those who play while directing an ensemble (Katharina Bäuml, shawm and director of Capella de la Torre) to those who have thousands of pipes at their fingertips (organist Elisabeth Ullmann). 

  • Hildegard of Bingen: O virdissima virga. Performed by Gothic Voices. From 'A Feather on the Breath of God'.
  • Sophie-Elisabeth von Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel: Ich, der häßlich bleiche Tod. Performed by Weser Renaissance Bremen. From 'Music for the Peace of Westphalia'.
  • Gebrüder Hess: Passamezzo/Saltarello. Performed by Capella de la Torre, directed by Katharina Bäuml, shawm. From 'Das Treffen in Telgte'. Alessandro Orlogio: Intrada. Fa una canzone (improvisation). Performed by Capella de la Torre, directed by Katharina Bäuml, shawm. From 'Musica Ferdinandea: Ein Fest für Kaiser Ferdinand I'. 
  • Johann Jacob Froberger: Suite XIII. Performed by Alina Rotaru, harpsichord. From 'Froberger: Suites and Toccatas' (Carpe Diem).
  • From 'Il Canto delle Dame', featuring Maria-Cristina Kiehr, soprano; Jean-Marc Aymes, harpsichord, and Concerto Soave: Francesca Caccini: Canone sopra l'Ave Maris Stella. Catarina Assandra: Duo Seraphim, O salutaris hostia. Isabella Leonarda: Sonata VII a tre. Francesca Caccini: Io mi distruggo.
  • Isabella Leonarda: Ave Regina Coelorum. Performed by Cappella Artemisia.
  • Georg Muffat: Toccata duodecima et ultima. Performed by Elisabeth Ullmann, organ.
  • Anon.: Sonata in D Major for viola da gamba and basso continuo. Performed by Simone Eckert, viola da gamba, and Hamburger Ratsmusik. From 'Lübecker Virtuosen'.
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