Harmonia takes a trip this week through Renaissance England, Italy, and Spain with the London-based ensemble Circa 1500 and its director Nancy Hadden.
A look at Henry Purcell's small-scale compositions for keyboard, music for string ensembles, and songs.
An introduction to Obsidian Records, Britain's new early music label, featuring world-class performances of music from the Renaissance.
Barthold Kuijken, artistic director of the Indianapolis Baroque Orchestra, joins Harmonia this week to explore music from a recent performance by the orchestra.
Harmonia goes medieval on you in a tour of a few of the typical instruments from the Middle Ages---the vielle, recorder, organetto, and the pipe and tabor.
A look at three recordings by French ensemble La Simphonie du Marais, including music by Lully and Delalande.
A look at the debut recording of Les Délices, an American chamber ensemble directed by Debra Nagy.
An introduction to Per Far Lieto, a European duo that specializes in medieval music (Catalina Vicens, organetto, and David Kuckhermann, percussion).
A look at Música Temprana, a dynamic group specializing in music of Spanish Colonial America.
A peek at four American early music concert series for the 2009-2010 season --- Berkeley, Seattle, Milwaukee, and Boston.
Early Music icon Emma Kirby will tour the US with lutenist Jakob Lindberg during the October and November of 2009.
A look at the many Youtube video performances of Purcell's duet "Sound the trumpet."
A summary of the baroque flute events at the 2009 National Flute Association Convention in New York City.
A look at a special recording in the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress.
A handful of early music links for the end of the week.