Ancient Voices


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This one-hour program showcases music from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and early Baroque, from sonorous medieval chant and polyphony to delightful renaissance madrigals and consort music to magnificent baroque cantatas and keyboard music.

Host - Sara Schneider

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After studying musicology at the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Michigan native and KMFA morning host Sara Schneider put her love of music to work here at Classical 89.5 FM in Austin, Texas; first as an announcer, and subsequently as Music Director until 2014. Sara lived for a time in Lübeck, Germany, where she continued to produce KMFA’s early music program Ancient Voices. As producer and host of Ancient Voices, she has interviewed numerous early music superstars, including Ton Koopman, Anonymous 4, Jordi Savall, and the late Gustav Leonhardt. Ancient Voices was named a Critics Pick in the Austin Chronicle’s ‘Best of Austin’ issue in 2010. In 2011, she received a Gracie Award® from the Alliance for Women in Media for her program Michael Nyman: Motion and Emotion.


Sunday 10:00 a.m.


06-17 A survey of Medieval chant and song 06-10 Three Men From Mantua View show archive