The Early Music Show - Schola Cantorum Basiliensis

Lucie Skeaping visits Basel in Switzerland to find out more about one of its music academies - the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis. This seat of early music training was founded in the 1930s by the millionaire musician and benefactor, Paul Sacher, and has been a mecca for early music practitioners ever since. Many great musicians have passed through its doors over the past 75 years or so, either to study, perform or take part in research projects: Jordi Savall, Paolo Pandolfo, Alfred Deller, Andreas Scholl, Paul van Nevel to name but a few. Lucie Skeaping meets the Schola's rector - Regula Rapp, and some of the current staff and students who now come from all over the world to benefit from the school's resources and expert tuition. PLAYLIST: Fasch - Quadro in B flat for 2 oboes, bassoon and continuo (Andante) Katharina Arfken & Ann-Kathrin Brüggemann (oboes) / Donna Agrell (bassoon) / Karl-Ernst Schröder (lute) / David Sinclair (viola) Jörg-Andreas Bötticher (harpsichord) Harmonia Mundi France HMC 905251 Anon - Saltarello Studio der frühen Musik: Alice Robbins & Jay Bernfeld (vielle) / Anne Smith (flute) / Catherine Lidell & Sally Smith (psaltery) / Hopkinson Smith (lute & Moorish guitar) / Jonathan Rubin & Richard Glenn (lute) / Paul O'Dette (Moorish guitar & cittern) Directed by Thomas Binckley VIRGIN CLASSICS 0946 338138-2 Bernardo Farrari "della Tiorba" - Amanti io vi so dire (Musiche e Poesie varie a voce sola - Book 3) Rosa Dominguez (mezzo-soprano) / Monica Pustiulnik (archlute) / Dolores Costoyas (theorbo) GLOSSA - FORTHCOMING RELEASE ON ALBUM "MONODIES OF THE EARLY 17th CENTURY" Brecianello - Chaconne in A major La Cetra Barockorchester Basel Directed by David Plantier & Vaclav Luks HARMONIA MUNDI FRANCE HMC 905262 Robert Parsons - Pandolpho Alfred Deller (counter-tenor) / Viola da gamba quartet of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis Directed by August Wenzinger MUSICAL CONCEPTS MC 195 Jacob Senleches - La harpe de melodie Lena Susanne Norin (soprano) / Crawford Young (gittern) / Marion Fourquier (harp) HARMONIA MUNDI FRANCE HMC 905241 Orazio Bassani della viola - Susanna passagiata per la viola bastarda Paolo Pandolfo (viola bastarda) / Marie Nishiyama (harp) / Johannes Strobl (organ) DIVOX CDX 79907 William Hayes - With eyes upraised (The Passions) Evelyn Tubb (soprano) / Yves Bertin (bassoon) / Vaclav Luks (French horn) La Cetra Barockorchester Basel GLOSSA - FORTHCOMING RELEASE IN SPRING 2010 Anon - Alleluia "Spiritus Domini" (9th Century) Ensemble Gilles Binchois Directed by Dominique Vellard HARMONIA MUNDI FRANCE 905239.