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Archive for 2011

January 7, 2011

podcast

curly haired violinist with shiny clothing

Aura Musicale and European Union Baroque Orchestra

Baroque flutist Benedek Csalog appears with Aura Musicale (Hungaroton) and Monica Huggett directs the European Union Baroque Orchestra (Channel Classics).

January 10, 2011

show

musicians and brick wall

Retrospective: Early Music America Competition Winners, pt. 1

Marking the 25th anniversary of Early Music America with a look at its past competition winners: Ensemble La Rota, Asteria, and the Catacoustic Consort.

January 14, 2011

podcast

woman singing

Music of the Americas with the Boston Camerata

Patriotic and devotional music from early America as well as music from New Spain.

January 21, 2011

podcast

Poul Udbye Pock-Steen

Early Spanish Organ Music

Renaissance and Baroque music from Spain with organists Jan Willem Jansen and Poul Pock-Steen.

January 24, 2011

show

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

New Music/Early Music: The New Brandenburgs, pt. 3

A continuation of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra’s New Brandenburgs series, The Cardinall’s Musick, and Jordi Savall.

January 28, 2011

podcast

violinist performing in color

German Baroque Violin Sonatas with Anton Steck & Christian Rieger

Two recordings of music by Johann Georg Pisendel and Heinrich Biber (CPO).

February 4, 2011

podcast

Pauliina Fred

18th-Century German Quartets and Sonatas for Flute

Performances by Musica Antiqua Cologne (Archiv) and flutist Pauliina Fred with harpsichordist Aapo Häkkinen (Naxos).

February 7, 2011

show

Acis and Galatea

You Gotta Have (Renaissance) Love

Love songs from the Renaissance by composers Luzzaschi, Crecquillon, Henry VIII, and Senfl.

February 7, 2011

show

Zipoli Sonata

What’s Your Favorite Piece?

Help us put together a program of listener favorites.

February 10, 2011

podcast

L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra

L’Orfeo Baroque Orchestra and La Symphonie du Marais

Baroque orchestral dance music by J.C.F. Fischer (CPO) and Michel-Richard Delalande (Harmonia Mundi).

February 17, 2011

podcast

ensemble in black

Music of the Renaissance with Trulla de Bozes and Doulce Mémoire

Spanish consort songs (Passacaille) and Italian dances (Dorian).

February 21, 2011

show

Plaine & Easie

Retrospective: Early Music America Competition Winners, pt. 2

Harmonia marks the 25th anniversary of Early Music America with a look at its past competition winners--Concord Ensemble, Masques, and Plaine & Easie.

February 24, 2011

podcast

musicians performing

German, French, and Chinese Music from the 17th Century

Performances by Musica Fiorita (Ars Musici) and Musique des Lumières (Naïve).

March 4, 2011

podcast

smiling man with large lute

Sonate Al Pizzico and Alfabeto

17th-century instrumental music with Stephen Stubbs and Maxine Eilander (ATMA), and Rolf Lislevand with Ensemble Kapsberger (Astree).

March 7, 2011

show

Queen Christina

Queen Christina of Sweden

One of the 17th Century’s most famous women—her life, arts patronage, and historic accomplishments are explored as well as music associated with her court.

March 12, 2011

podcast

Raquel Andueza

La Ritirata, La Galanía, Nigel North, and Ars Nova Copenhagen

Late-baroque sonatas (Arsis), 17th-century Spanish song (Anima e Corpo), lute music of Sylvius Leopold Weiss (BGS), and "histories" of Heinrich Schütz (Dacapo).

March 19, 2011

podcast

chatham baroque press

Alla Luce By Chatham Baroque

We’re featuring the music of an early baroque composer whose compositions were considered unusual--if not downright quirky.

March 29, 2011

show

708-Alegory of spring-edit

A Springtime Celebration With Early Music Song And Dance

Harmonia celebrates springtime with songs and dance music from the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and early Baroque.

March 31, 2011

podcast

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Elizabeth Jacquet de la Guerre By Karen Flint

This week, the keyboard music of a child prodigy takes center stage but this time, in the form of a French girl born in 1665.

April 4, 2011

show

110404-renaissance poetry

Renaissance Poetry: Madrigals, Chansons, and Villancicos

A look at the poetry behind some of the most popular Renaissance vocal music. Plus, Nigel North performs in a featured release of music by Robert Johnson.

April 7, 2011

podcast

Orlando_di_Lasso

Madrigals Of Orlande De Lassus

One of the most versatile Renaissance composers revisits a versatile format near the end of his life.

April 14, 2011

show

Caravaggio

Film, Harp, And Dance In Cincinnati

I recently attended an art film in Cincinnati and wanted to share my thoughts.

April 18, 2011

podcast

madrid

Musica Ficta And Spanish Baroque Music

A composer makes a bad political move and almost makes off with some musical gems!

April 22, 2011

podcast

aulos_player

Music From Ancient Greece

This week, a look back at a land before time: the music of Ancient Greece.

April 29, 2011

podcast

winchester_college

Oratorios, London, And Winchester College

This week, necessity is the mother of a new vocal genre.

May 2, 2011

show

flora_Sandro_Botticelli_040-edit

Flowers For Mother’s Day

A look at flower themes in music, with a special focus on the rose. Plus, we’ll hear a featured release of Christopher Simpson’s “The Monthes.”

May 5, 2011

podcast

Vivaldi

Vivaldi’s Complete Cello Sonatas

This week, a turbulent relationship with an Italian institution.

May 12, 2011

podcast

lily

Ensemble Musica Nova Records Music To The Virgin Mary

On our podcast this week, praise to a different kind of mother.

May 20, 2011

podcast

detail_fortepiano

Johann Christian Bach’s Keyboard Music

This week, music from one of the many Bach children.

May 27, 2011

podcast

Constantinople

Ensemble Constantinople

This week, a recording where east meets west and the old and new blend together.

May 30, 2011

show

711-Pergolesi-edit

Listener Favorites: Gesualdo, Tavener, Dalza, Pergolesi, And More

We asked our listening audience to tell us their favorite pieces of early music.

June 3, 2011

podcast

venice

String Quartets In The Eighteenth Century

A Renaissance woman during the late seventeenth century.

June 12, 2011

show

712-falcon

Birds, Beasts, and Battles

The noble falcon, a crazed cyclops, and music imitating the sounds of battle -- an exploration of birds, beasts, and battles in Renaissance and Baroque music.

June 13, 2011

podcast

lute

Ronn McFarlane And His Indigo Road

An ancient instrument serves as the muse for new music.

June 15, 2011

show

TC-vienna zoo - giraffe

Harmonia Time Capsule: Vienna Zoo

Let’s take a quick look back in time…to a special look at the world’s oldest zoo.

June 16, 2011

show

early_music_phixr

2011 Summer Early Music Festivals

Looking for an early music festival in your area? Check out our schedule!

June 20, 2011

podcast

vertumnusjpeg_phixr

The Mysterious Philipp Schoendorff

An obscure composer from the end of the sixteenth century

June 22, 2011

show

TC-1607-jamestown

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1607

The first British colony in the US, the oldest church in the Philippines, and a cutting-edge opera – 1607… a year of news and a year to remember.

June 27, 2011

podcast

madrid

Eighteenth-Century Madrid

A Spanish town with a French king and Portuguese daughter.

June 29, 2011

show

TC-1759-wedgewood

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1759

Let’s take a quick look back in time…to 1759…a year of news and a year to remember.

July 3, 2011

show

713-early american kitchen

Music From Colonial America

Music you might have heard in the homes, churches, taverns, and theaters of the North American colonies, around the time of the American Revolution.

July 4, 2011

show

TC-1789-banjos

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1789

Let’s take a quick look back in time…to the year 1789…a year of news and a year to remember.

July 6, 2011

show

110706-emilia-bassano

Who Is Shakespeare’s Dark Lady?

Angela Mariani speaks with Lawrence Rosenwald about the Shakespeare's Dark Lady concert premiering at the Amherst Early Music Festival on July 18.

July 6, 2011

podcast

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Early American Music

We're revisiting a CD of American music with its roots in the old country.

July 13, 2011

podcast

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A Recent Recorder Recording

Recorder music with an eastern twist by artist Nina Stern.

July 13, 2011

show

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Harmonia Time Capsule: 1493

Let’s take a quick look back in time. Cupid shot his arrow, and it landed on 1493…a year of news and a year to remember.

July 14, 2011

show

baltimore_consort-edit

Dancing, Whistling, and Vivaldi’s Lute: Hightlights from IEMF

Weekend Two of the Indianapolis Early Music Festival.

July 20, 2011

show

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Harmonia Time Capsule: 1776

Let’s take a quick look back in time. We shot an arrow, and it hit the target: 1776 ...a year of news and a year to remember.

July 29, 2011

show

Beihai Park, Beijing

From France, To Italy, To China: Highlights From The IEMF

Highlights from the 2011 Indianapolis Early Music Festival.

July 29, 2011

podcast

chant

St. John Chrysostom Liturgy Recorded By Capella Romana

Revisions to an old tradition make for some great early music in the 20th century.

July 29, 2011

show

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Harmonia Time Capsule: 1599

Let’s take a quick look back in time to the year 1599…a year of news and a year to remember.

July 31, 2011

show

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Power To The People!

A look at some musical manifestations of people taking their lives into their own hands.

August 1, 2011

show

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Harmonia Time Capsule: 1455

Let’s take a quick look back in time…to the year 1455…a year of news and a year to remember.

August 7, 2011

show

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Beasts And Bestiaries

Harmonia goes where the wild things are as we delve into music inspired by the beasts within.

August 8, 2011

show

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Harmonia Time Capsule: Physiologus

Let’s take a quick look back in time . . . in a special Harmonia Time Capsule featuring a famous bestiary.

August 10, 2011

podcast

salzburg

Biber’s Violin Sonatas

A Bohemian violinist walks away from one employer for the hope of greener grass on the other side.

August 15, 2011

show

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Harmonia Time Capsule: Arts Patronage In 17th-Century Rome

Let’s take a quick look back in time…to the most significant arts patrons in Rome during the second half of the 17th Century.

August 19, 2011

podcast

San Rocco Church in Rome

A Spaniard In The Papal Court

A family dynasty that makes the Sopranos look like the Cleavers.

August 22, 2011

show

Man in the Iron Mask

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1669

Let’s take a quick look back in time... Diaries, conspiracy theories, and the death of an artistic genius: 1669…a year of news and a year to remember.

August 28, 2011

show

The chalumeau was often used to imitate bird calls, such as the turtle dove's.

What Do You Know, Chalumeau?

Music for the chalumeau. Plus, chant from the early Maronite Christian tradition, and a featured release from the Gregorian Ensemble of Notre Dame de Paris.

August 29, 2011

show

Beggars Receiving Alms at the Door of a House

Support Harmonia Early Music: More Lute? More Loot!

We don't mean to beg, but we need your support to continue this online service. Help us reach a goal of $1000 by Labor Day.

August 29, 2011

show

Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris

Harmonia Time Capsule: Notre Dame Cathedral

Let’s take a quick look back in time…in a special Harmonia Time Capsule tracing the history of one of the world’s most well-known cathedrals.

August 30, 2011

podcast

Saint Jerome and Pope Gregory I

Gregorian Chant’s Greatest Hits!

This week, getting back to the basics of church music.

September 1, 2011

show

Spare Change

Could You Spare A Dime For Early Music?

We're getting closer to our goal of raising $1000 by Labor Day. If you appreciate what we do, please let us know by giving now. Any amount is helpful!

September 4, 2011

podcast

Stabat Mater

Choral Works During Early Opera

Choral music during a time when opera was the new kid in town…

September 4, 2011

show

Detail from the title page of Plaine and Easie

Renaissance Music In Theory

Some theorists heralded the arrival of new musical eras; others chose to reflect on the musical achievements of past generations and peers.

September 5, 2011

show

Thank you!

Thank You For Supporting Harmonia Online!

Many thanks to everyone who pitched in to support Harmonia's online services!

September 6, 2011

show

From Abaelard and His Pupil, Heloisa

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1163

Let’s take a quick look back in time . . . to the year 1163. The news is of death and rebirth.

September 12, 2011

show

Saint Peter

When In Rome…

It's a mini-early-music tour of Rome. We'll visit Vatican City, sample some Roman Carnival music, and more. Plus a featured release by The Cardinall’s Musick.

September 12, 2011

podcast

Valencia Cathedral

Elisabeth Wright Highlights A Valencian Organist

Spanish harpsichord music written by an organist...

September 15, 2011

show

Ecstasy of Saint Theresa

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1652 Rome

Let’s take a quick look back in time, to the city of Rome in the year 1652.

September 19, 2011

show

Frederick the Great as Perseus

Bloomington Early Music Festival Summary

An all-too-short summary of what happened at the 2011 Bloomington Early Music Festival.

September 20, 2011

show

Daniel Bacheler on horseback.

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1619

Let’s take a quick look back in time…to the year 1619. In music news, the year 1619 saw several publications from renowned composers.

September 22, 2011

podcast

Stained Glass window

Henry V And The Old Hall Manuscript

This week, music from one of the many English Henrys.

September 26, 2011

show

Ensemble REBEL

REBEL At The Indianapolis Early Music Festival

A live performance by Ensemble REBEL from the 2011 Indianapolis Early Music Festival…plus, recorder music from a featured release by Nina Stern.

September 26, 2011

show

The Departure Of Odoric Of Pordenone

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1331

Let’s take a quick look back in time . . . Crusades, explorers, sultans and composers...1331, a year of news, a year to remember.

October 4, 2011

show

Ferdinand II

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1578

Let’s take a quick look back in time… We spun the wheel, and it landed on 1578…a year of news and a year to remember.

October 5, 2011

podcast

Three ballerinas perform a grand jete

Music And Dance Together In Seventeenth-Century France

A composer who could coordinate more than just his fingers.

October 10, 2011

show

Harry Christophers

A Spotlight On Harry Christophers

We’re honoring the work of Harry Christophers – conductor, singer, and founder of The Sixteen. Plus, highlights from EMA’s Young Performer’s Festival and more.

October 10, 2011

show

Harmonia

Harmonia Turns 20…Today!

The first radio broadcast of the show was October 10, 1991.

October 11, 2011

show

Mardi Gras mask.

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1711

Let’s take a quick look back in time. . . . We spun the wheel, and it landed on the year 1711.

October 11, 2011

podcast

Anonymous 4

Secret Voices Revealed By Anonymous 4

A sampling of music from Anonymous 4's newest album.

October 19, 2011

podcast

Bach

Bach’s Goldberg Variations Reinterpreted

This week, a fresh look at Bach’s Goldberg Variations.

October 23, 2011

show

misty graveyard

The Far Side Of The Veil

We’re exploring the veil between this life and beyond through music.

October 24, 2011

show

pendle witches

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1612

Let’s take a quick look back in time. . . . to the year 1612.

October 26, 2011

podcast

St. Mary's church

Buxtehude Organ Music

This week, organ work by one of the original masters.

October 30, 2011

show

Anonymous 4

An Anonymous 4 Retrospective

We’re taking a look at the career of Anonymous 4, and hearing music from a treasury of English polyphony. Plus a featured recording by the ensemble La Fenice.

October 31, 2011

show

Johannes Tinctoris

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1511

Let’s take a quick look back in time. . . .to the year 1511.

November 6, 2011

show

old bad boy

Renaissance Bad Boys

We're investigating a line-up of musical bad boys from the Renaissance. Plus, music by Scottish composer Tobias Hume on our featured release, Alas Poore Men.

November 7, 2011

show

oude kerk

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1562

Let’s take a quick look back in time. . . to the year 1562.

November 16, 2011

podcast

Robin Hood Memorial

Robin and Marion: The First Celebrity Couple?

Robin and Marian before Nottingham and the Merry Men.

November 20, 2011

show

Some fall harvests in table decoration

Harvest Season

We'll hear merchant cries from London, witness the marriage of music and ritual, and dine at a Musical Banquet. For dessert: a featured release from A Chantar.

November 21, 2011

show

An illustration from the Roman de Fauvel

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1361

Let's take a quick look back in time...to the year 1361.

November 23, 2011

podcast

Stirling Castle: Byrd's workplace in 1594

Phantasm’s Recording Of Byrd’s Complete Consort Music

Byrd's complete music for viol consort recorded recently by the ensemble Phantasm.

November 25, 2011

show

Some holiday gift ideas for the early music lover in your life!

Harmonia Holiday CD List

A further list of holiday CDs for your perusing pleasure!

November 30, 2011

podcast

Members include John Mark Rozendaal, Rachel Barton Pine, and David Schrader

A French Soiree

An ensemble stops off in France after their exploration of other European centers.

December 4, 2011

show

Some gift ideas for the Early Music lover in your life!

Holiday CD Sampler

We’ll hear from Theatre of Voices, Gloriae dei Cantores Schola, The Choir of Westminster Cathedral and more. Maybe you’ll discover something for your wish list!

December 5, 2011

show

Madonna and child with Saint Nicholas on the left and Catherine of Alexandria on the right

Harmonia Time Capsule: Saint Nicholas

Let’s take a quick look at the history of an icon of the Christmas season: jolly old Saint Nicholas.

December 7, 2011

podcast

Members of Fretwork

Fretwork’s Reinterpretation Of The Goldbergs

This week, Bach's influence continues to spread to the string instruments.

December 18, 2011

show

Sun King

Dancing In The Court Of The Sun King

We’ll dance at the court of Louis XIV to works by Jean-Baptiste Lully, and sound the bagpipe across time and space! Plus, a featured release by Anonymous 4.

December 19, 2011

show

Gothic painting by Simone Martini

Seasonal Settings And Angelic Appearances

We'll hear renaissance composers’ settings of Christmas chants, and behold angelic visitations. Featured release by Theatre of Voices and Ars Nova Copenhagen.

December 19, 2011

show

From the 1517 print: The Triumphal Procession

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1512

Let’s take a quick look back in time. . . . to the year of the birth of James V, the publishing of an early collection of organ works, and more.

December 22, 2011

podcast

Painting of the Adoration of the Magi by an anonymous Renaissance master

A Charpentier Christmas

Here's a little holiday cheer a la Charpentier.

December 26, 2011

show

Taverner gravestone

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1545

Let’s take a quick look back in time...to the year John Taverner died.

January 7, 2011

podcast

curly haired violinist with shiny clothing

Aura Musicale and European Union Baroque Orchestra

Baroque flutist Benedek Csalog appears with Aura Musicale (Hungaroton) and Monica Huggett directs the European Union Baroque Orchestra (Channel Classics).

January 10, 2011

show

musicians and brick wall

Retrospective: Early Music America Competition Winners, pt. 1

Marking the 25th anniversary of Early Music America with a look at its past competition winners: Ensemble La Rota, Asteria, and the Catacoustic Consort.

January 14, 2011

podcast

woman singing

Music of the Americas with the Boston Camerata

Patriotic and devotional music from early America as well as music from New Spain.

January 21, 2011

podcast

Poul Udbye Pock-Steen

Early Spanish Organ Music

Renaissance and Baroque music from Spain with organists Jan Willem Jansen and Poul Pock-Steen.

January 24, 2011

show

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

New Music/Early Music: The New Brandenburgs, pt. 3

A continuation of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra’s New Brandenburgs series, The Cardinall’s Musick, and Jordi Savall.

January 28, 2011

podcast

violinist performing in color

German Baroque Violin Sonatas with Anton Steck & Christian Rieger

Two recordings of music by Johann Georg Pisendel and Heinrich Biber (CPO).

February 4, 2011

podcast

Pauliina Fred

18th-Century German Quartets and Sonatas for Flute

Performances by Musica Antiqua Cologne (Archiv) and flutist Pauliina Fred with harpsichordist Aapo Häkkinen (Naxos).

February 7, 2011

show

Acis and Galatea

You Gotta Have (Renaissance) Love

Love songs from the Renaissance by composers Luzzaschi, Crecquillon, Henry VIII, and Senfl.

February 7, 2011

show

Zipoli Sonata

What’s Your Favorite Piece?

Help us put together a program of listener favorites.

February 10, 2011

podcast

L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra

L’Orfeo Baroque Orchestra and La Symphonie du Marais

Baroque orchestral dance music by J.C.F. Fischer (CPO) and Michel-Richard Delalande (Harmonia Mundi).

February 17, 2011

podcast

ensemble in black

Music of the Renaissance with Trulla de Bozes and Doulce Mémoire

Spanish consort songs (Passacaille) and Italian dances (Dorian).

February 21, 2011

show

Plaine & Easie

Retrospective: Early Music America Competition Winners, pt. 2

Harmonia marks the 25th anniversary of Early Music America with a look at its past competition winners--Concord Ensemble, Masques, and Plaine & Easie.

February 24, 2011

podcast

musicians performing

German, French, and Chinese Music from the 17th Century

Performances by Musica Fiorita (Ars Musici) and Musique des Lumières (Naïve).

March 4, 2011

podcast

smiling man with large lute

Sonate Al Pizzico and Alfabeto

17th-century instrumental music with Stephen Stubbs and Maxine Eilander (ATMA), and Rolf Lislevand with Ensemble Kapsberger (Astree).

March 7, 2011

show

Queen Christina

Queen Christina of Sweden

One of the 17th Century’s most famous women—her life, arts patronage, and historic accomplishments are explored as well as music associated with her court.

March 12, 2011

podcast

Raquel Andueza

La Ritirata, La Galanía, Nigel North, and Ars Nova Copenhagen

Late-baroque sonatas (Arsis), 17th-century Spanish song (Anima e Corpo), lute music of Sylvius Leopold Weiss (BGS), and "histories" of Heinrich Schütz (Dacapo).

March 19, 2011

podcast

chatham baroque press

Alla Luce By Chatham Baroque

We’re featuring the music of an early baroque composer whose compositions were considered unusual--if not downright quirky.

March 29, 2011

show

708-Alegory of spring-edit

A Springtime Celebration With Early Music Song And Dance

Harmonia celebrates springtime with songs and dance music from the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and early Baroque.

March 31, 2011

podcast

110328-jacquet_guerre

Elizabeth Jacquet de la Guerre By Karen Flint

This week, the keyboard music of a child prodigy takes center stage but this time, in the form of a French girl born in 1665.

April 4, 2011

show

110404-renaissance poetry

Renaissance Poetry: Madrigals, Chansons, and Villancicos

A look at the poetry behind some of the most popular Renaissance vocal music. Plus, Nigel North performs in a featured release of music by Robert Johnson.

April 7, 2011

podcast

Orlando_di_Lasso

Madrigals Of Orlande De Lassus

One of the most versatile Renaissance composers revisits a versatile format near the end of his life.

April 14, 2011

show

Caravaggio

Film, Harp, And Dance In Cincinnati

I recently attended an art film in Cincinnati and wanted to share my thoughts.

April 18, 2011

podcast

madrid

Musica Ficta And Spanish Baroque Music

A composer makes a bad political move and almost makes off with some musical gems!

April 22, 2011

podcast

aulos_player

Music From Ancient Greece

This week, a look back at a land before time: the music of Ancient Greece.

April 29, 2011

podcast

winchester_college

Oratorios, London, And Winchester College

This week, necessity is the mother of a new vocal genre.

May 2, 2011

show

flora_Sandro_Botticelli_040-edit

Flowers For Mother’s Day

A look at flower themes in music, with a special focus on the rose. Plus, we’ll hear a featured release of Christopher Simpson’s “The Monthes.”

May 5, 2011

podcast

Vivaldi

Vivaldi’s Complete Cello Sonatas

This week, a turbulent relationship with an Italian institution.

May 12, 2011

podcast

lily

Ensemble Musica Nova Records Music To The Virgin Mary

On our podcast this week, praise to a different kind of mother.

May 20, 2011

podcast

detail_fortepiano

Johann Christian Bach’s Keyboard Music

This week, music from one of the many Bach children.

May 27, 2011

podcast

Constantinople

Ensemble Constantinople

This week, a recording where east meets west and the old and new blend together.

May 30, 2011

show

711-Pergolesi-edit

Listener Favorites: Gesualdo, Tavener, Dalza, Pergolesi, And More

We asked our listening audience to tell us their favorite pieces of early music.

June 3, 2011

podcast

venice

String Quartets In The Eighteenth Century

A Renaissance woman during the late seventeenth century.

June 12, 2011

show

712-falcon

Birds, Beasts, and Battles

The noble falcon, a crazed cyclops, and music imitating the sounds of battle -- an exploration of birds, beasts, and battles in Renaissance and Baroque music.

June 13, 2011

podcast

lute

Ronn McFarlane And His Indigo Road

An ancient instrument serves as the muse for new music.

June 15, 2011

show

TC-vienna zoo - giraffe

Harmonia Time Capsule: Vienna Zoo

Let’s take a quick look back in time…to a special look at the world’s oldest zoo.

June 16, 2011

show

early_music_phixr

2011 Summer Early Music Festivals

Looking for an early music festival in your area? Check out our schedule!

June 20, 2011

podcast

vertumnusjpeg_phixr

The Mysterious Philipp Schoendorff

An obscure composer from the end of the sixteenth century

June 22, 2011

show

TC-1607-jamestown

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1607

The first British colony in the US, the oldest church in the Philippines, and a cutting-edge opera – 1607… a year of news and a year to remember.

June 27, 2011

podcast

madrid

Eighteenth-Century Madrid

A Spanish town with a French king and Portuguese daughter.

June 29, 2011

show

TC-1759-wedgewood

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1759

Let’s take a quick look back in time…to 1759…a year of news and a year to remember.

July 3, 2011

show

713-early american kitchen

Music From Colonial America

Music you might have heard in the homes, churches, taverns, and theaters of the North American colonies, around the time of the American Revolution.

July 4, 2011

show

TC-1789-banjos

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1789

Let’s take a quick look back in time…to the year 1789…a year of news and a year to remember.

July 6, 2011

show

110706-emilia-bassano

Who Is Shakespeare’s Dark Lady?

Angela Mariani speaks with Lawrence Rosenwald about the Shakespeare's Dark Lady concert premiering at the Amherst Early Music Festival on July 18.

July 6, 2011

podcast

colonial_williamsburg_phixr

Early American Music

We're revisiting a CD of American music with its roots in the old country.

July 13, 2011

podcast

nina_stern-edit

A Recent Recorder Recording

Recorder music with an eastern twist by artist Nina Stern.

July 13, 2011

show

TC-1493-nuremberg-chronicle-worldmap

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1493

Let’s take a quick look back in time. Cupid shot his arrow, and it landed on 1493…a year of news and a year to remember.

July 14, 2011

show

baltimore_consort-edit

Dancing, Whistling, and Vivaldi’s Lute: Hightlights from IEMF

Weekend Two of the Indianapolis Early Music Festival.

July 20, 2011

show

TC-1776-declaration

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1776

Let’s take a quick look back in time. We shot an arrow, and it hit the target: 1776 ...a year of news and a year to remember.

July 29, 2011

show

Beihai Park, Beijing

From France, To Italy, To China: Highlights From The IEMF

Highlights from the 2011 Indianapolis Early Music Festival.

July 29, 2011

podcast

chant

St. John Chrysostom Liturgy Recorded By Capella Romana

Revisions to an old tradition make for some great early music in the 20th century.

July 29, 2011

show

TC-1599-velasquez-maids

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1599

Let’s take a quick look back in time to the year 1599…a year of news and a year to remember.

July 31, 2011

show

714-savonarola

Power To The People!

A look at some musical manifestations of people taking their lives into their own hands.

August 1, 2011

show

TC-1455-gutenberg bible detail

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1455

Let’s take a quick look back in time…to the year 1455…a year of news and a year to remember.

August 7, 2011

show

715-beasts

Beasts And Bestiaries

Harmonia goes where the wild things are as we delve into music inspired by the beasts within.

August 8, 2011

show

TC-Physiologus bestiary

Harmonia Time Capsule: Physiologus

Let’s take a quick look back in time . . . in a special Harmonia Time Capsule featuring a famous bestiary.

August 10, 2011

podcast

salzburg

Biber’s Violin Sonatas

A Bohemian violinist walks away from one employer for the hope of greener grass on the other side.

August 15, 2011

show

TC-arts patronage-Ottoboni

Harmonia Time Capsule: Arts Patronage In 17th-Century Rome

Let’s take a quick look back in time…to the most significant arts patrons in Rome during the second half of the 17th Century.

August 19, 2011

podcast

San Rocco Church in Rome

A Spaniard In The Papal Court

A family dynasty that makes the Sopranos look like the Cleavers.

August 22, 2011

show

Man in the Iron Mask

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1669

Let’s take a quick look back in time... Diaries, conspiracy theories, and the death of an artistic genius: 1669…a year of news and a year to remember.

August 28, 2011

show

The chalumeau was often used to imitate bird calls, such as the turtle dove's.

What Do You Know, Chalumeau?

Music for the chalumeau. Plus, chant from the early Maronite Christian tradition, and a featured release from the Gregorian Ensemble of Notre Dame de Paris.

August 29, 2011

show

Beggars Receiving Alms at the Door of a House

Support Harmonia Early Music: More Lute? More Loot!

We don't mean to beg, but we need your support to continue this online service. Help us reach a goal of $1000 by Labor Day.

August 29, 2011

show

Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris

Harmonia Time Capsule: Notre Dame Cathedral

Let’s take a quick look back in time…in a special Harmonia Time Capsule tracing the history of one of the world’s most well-known cathedrals.

August 30, 2011

podcast

Saint Jerome and Pope Gregory I

Gregorian Chant’s Greatest Hits!

This week, getting back to the basics of church music.

September 1, 2011

show

Spare Change

Could You Spare A Dime For Early Music?

We're getting closer to our goal of raising $1000 by Labor Day. If you appreciate what we do, please let us know by giving now. Any amount is helpful!

September 4, 2011

podcast

Stabat Mater

Choral Works During Early Opera

Choral music during a time when opera was the new kid in town…

September 4, 2011

show

Detail from the title page of Plaine and Easie

Renaissance Music In Theory

Some theorists heralded the arrival of new musical eras; others chose to reflect on the musical achievements of past generations and peers.

September 5, 2011

show

Thank you!

Thank You For Supporting Harmonia Online!

Many thanks to everyone who pitched in to support Harmonia's online services!

September 6, 2011

show

From Abaelard and His Pupil, Heloisa

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1163

Let’s take a quick look back in time . . . to the year 1163. The news is of death and rebirth.

September 12, 2011

show

Saint Peter

When In Rome…

It's a mini-early-music tour of Rome. We'll visit Vatican City, sample some Roman Carnival music, and more. Plus a featured release by The Cardinall’s Musick.

September 12, 2011

podcast

Valencia Cathedral

Elisabeth Wright Highlights A Valencian Organist

Spanish harpsichord music written by an organist...

September 15, 2011

show

Ecstasy of Saint Theresa

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1652 Rome

Let’s take a quick look back in time, to the city of Rome in the year 1652.

September 19, 2011

show

Frederick the Great as Perseus

Bloomington Early Music Festival Summary

An all-too-short summary of what happened at the 2011 Bloomington Early Music Festival.

September 20, 2011

show

Daniel Bacheler on horseback.

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1619

Let’s take a quick look back in time…to the year 1619. In music news, the year 1619 saw several publications from renowned composers.

September 22, 2011

podcast

Stained Glass window

Henry V And The Old Hall Manuscript

This week, music from one of the many English Henrys.

September 26, 2011

show

Ensemble REBEL

REBEL At The Indianapolis Early Music Festival

A live performance by Ensemble REBEL from the 2011 Indianapolis Early Music Festival…plus, recorder music from a featured release by Nina Stern.

September 26, 2011

show

The Departure Of Odoric Of Pordenone

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1331

Let’s take a quick look back in time . . . Crusades, explorers, sultans and composers...1331, a year of news, a year to remember.

October 4, 2011

show

Ferdinand II

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1578

Let’s take a quick look back in time… We spun the wheel, and it landed on 1578…a year of news and a year to remember.

October 5, 2011

podcast

Three ballerinas perform a grand jete

Music And Dance Together In Seventeenth-Century France

A composer who could coordinate more than just his fingers.

October 10, 2011

show

Harry Christophers

A Spotlight On Harry Christophers

We’re honoring the work of Harry Christophers – conductor, singer, and founder of The Sixteen. Plus, highlights from EMA’s Young Performer’s Festival and more.

October 10, 2011

show

Harmonia

Harmonia Turns 20…Today!

The first radio broadcast of the show was October 10, 1991.

October 11, 2011

show

Mardi Gras mask.

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1711

Let’s take a quick look back in time. . . . We spun the wheel, and it landed on the year 1711.

October 11, 2011

podcast

Anonymous 4

Secret Voices Revealed By Anonymous 4

A sampling of music from Anonymous 4's newest album.

October 19, 2011

podcast

Bach

Bach’s Goldberg Variations Reinterpreted

This week, a fresh look at Bach’s Goldberg Variations.

October 23, 2011

show

misty graveyard

The Far Side Of The Veil

We’re exploring the veil between this life and beyond through music.

October 24, 2011

show

pendle witches

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1612

Let’s take a quick look back in time. . . . to the year 1612.

October 26, 2011

podcast

St. Mary's church

Buxtehude Organ Music

This week, organ work by one of the original masters.

October 30, 2011

show

Anonymous 4

An Anonymous 4 Retrospective

We’re taking a look at the career of Anonymous 4, and hearing music from a treasury of English polyphony. Plus a featured recording by the ensemble La Fenice.

October 31, 2011

show

Johannes Tinctoris

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1511

Let’s take a quick look back in time. . . .to the year 1511.

November 6, 2011

show

old bad boy

Renaissance Bad Boys

We're investigating a line-up of musical bad boys from the Renaissance. Plus, music by Scottish composer Tobias Hume on our featured release, Alas Poore Men.

November 7, 2011

show

oude kerk

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1562

Let’s take a quick look back in time. . . to the year 1562.

November 16, 2011

podcast

Robin Hood Memorial

Robin and Marion: The First Celebrity Couple?

Robin and Marian before Nottingham and the Merry Men.

November 20, 2011

show

Some fall harvests in table decoration

Harvest Season

We'll hear merchant cries from London, witness the marriage of music and ritual, and dine at a Musical Banquet. For dessert: a featured release from A Chantar.

November 21, 2011

show

An illustration from the Roman de Fauvel

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1361

Let's take a quick look back in time...to the year 1361.

November 23, 2011

podcast

Stirling Castle: Byrd's workplace in 1594

Phantasm’s Recording Of Byrd’s Complete Consort Music

Byrd's complete music for viol consort recorded recently by the ensemble Phantasm.

November 25, 2011

show

Some holiday gift ideas for the early music lover in your life!

Harmonia Holiday CD List

A further list of holiday CDs for your perusing pleasure!

November 30, 2011

podcast

Members include John Mark Rozendaal, Rachel Barton Pine, and David Schrader

A French Soiree

An ensemble stops off in France after their exploration of other European centers.

December 4, 2011

show

Some gift ideas for the Early Music lover in your life!

Holiday CD Sampler

We’ll hear from Theatre of Voices, Gloriae dei Cantores Schola, The Choir of Westminster Cathedral and more. Maybe you’ll discover something for your wish list!

December 5, 2011

show

Madonna and child with Saint Nicholas on the left and Catherine of Alexandria on the right

Harmonia Time Capsule: Saint Nicholas

Let’s take a quick look at the history of an icon of the Christmas season: jolly old Saint Nicholas.

December 7, 2011

podcast

Members of Fretwork

Fretwork’s Reinterpretation Of The Goldbergs

This week, Bach's influence continues to spread to the string instruments.

December 18, 2011

show

Sun King

Dancing In The Court Of The Sun King

We’ll dance at the court of Louis XIV to works by Jean-Baptiste Lully, and sound the bagpipe across time and space! Plus, a featured release by Anonymous 4.

December 19, 2011

show

Gothic painting by Simone Martini

Seasonal Settings And Angelic Appearances

We'll hear renaissance composers’ settings of Christmas chants, and behold angelic visitations. Featured release by Theatre of Voices and Ars Nova Copenhagen.

December 19, 2011

show

From the 1517 print: The Triumphal Procession

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1512

Let’s take a quick look back in time. . . . to the year of the birth of James V, the publishing of an early collection of organ works, and more.

December 22, 2011

podcast

Painting of the Adoration of the Magi by an anonymous Renaissance master

A Charpentier Christmas

Here's a little holiday cheer a la Charpentier.

December 26, 2011

show

Taverner gravestone

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1545

Let’s take a quick look back in time...to the year John Taverner died.

January 7, 2011

podcast

curly haired violinist with shiny clothing

Aura Musicale and European Union Baroque Orchestra

Baroque flutist Benedek Csalog appears with Aura Musicale (Hungaroton) and Monica Huggett directs the European Union Baroque Orchestra (Channel Classics).

January 10, 2011

show

musicians and brick wall

Retrospective: Early Music America Competition Winners, pt. 1

Marking the 25th anniversary of Early Music America with a look at its past competition winners: Ensemble La Rota, Asteria, and the Catacoustic Consort.

January 14, 2011

podcast

woman singing

Music of the Americas with the Boston Camerata

Patriotic and devotional music from early America as well as music from New Spain.

January 21, 2011

podcast

Poul Udbye Pock-Steen

Early Spanish Organ Music

Renaissance and Baroque music from Spain with organists Jan Willem Jansen and Poul Pock-Steen.

January 24, 2011

show

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

New Music/Early Music: The New Brandenburgs, pt. 3

A continuation of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra’s New Brandenburgs series, The Cardinall’s Musick, and Jordi Savall.

January 28, 2011

podcast

violinist performing in color

German Baroque Violin Sonatas with Anton Steck & Christian Rieger

Two recordings of music by Johann Georg Pisendel and Heinrich Biber (CPO).

February 4, 2011

podcast

Pauliina Fred

18th-Century German Quartets and Sonatas for Flute

Performances by Musica Antiqua Cologne (Archiv) and flutist Pauliina Fred with harpsichordist Aapo Häkkinen (Naxos).

February 7, 2011

show

Acis and Galatea

You Gotta Have (Renaissance) Love

Love songs from the Renaissance by composers Luzzaschi, Crecquillon, Henry VIII, and Senfl.

February 7, 2011

show

Zipoli Sonata

What’s Your Favorite Piece?

Help us put together a program of listener favorites.

February 10, 2011

podcast

L'Orfeo Baroque Orchestra

L’Orfeo Baroque Orchestra and La Symphonie du Marais

Baroque orchestral dance music by J.C.F. Fischer (CPO) and Michel-Richard Delalande (Harmonia Mundi).

February 17, 2011

podcast

ensemble in black

Music of the Renaissance with Trulla de Bozes and Doulce Mémoire

Spanish consort songs (Passacaille) and Italian dances (Dorian).

February 21, 2011

show

Plaine & Easie

Retrospective: Early Music America Competition Winners, pt. 2

Harmonia marks the 25th anniversary of Early Music America with a look at its past competition winners--Concord Ensemble, Masques, and Plaine & Easie.

February 24, 2011

podcast

musicians performing

German, French, and Chinese Music from the 17th Century

Performances by Musica Fiorita (Ars Musici) and Musique des Lumières (Naïve).

March 4, 2011

podcast

smiling man with large lute

Sonate Al Pizzico and Alfabeto

17th-century instrumental music with Stephen Stubbs and Maxine Eilander (ATMA), and Rolf Lislevand with Ensemble Kapsberger (Astree).

March 7, 2011

show

Queen Christina

Queen Christina of Sweden

One of the 17th Century’s most famous women—her life, arts patronage, and historic accomplishments are explored as well as music associated with her court.

March 12, 2011

podcast

Raquel Andueza

La Ritirata, La Galanía, Nigel North, and Ars Nova Copenhagen

Late-baroque sonatas (Arsis), 17th-century Spanish song (Anima e Corpo), lute music of Sylvius Leopold Weiss (BGS), and "histories" of Heinrich Schütz (Dacapo).

March 19, 2011

podcast

chatham baroque press

Alla Luce By Chatham Baroque

We’re featuring the music of an early baroque composer whose compositions were considered unusual--if not downright quirky.

March 29, 2011

show

708-Alegory of spring-edit

A Springtime Celebration With Early Music Song And Dance

Harmonia celebrates springtime with songs and dance music from the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and early Baroque.

March 31, 2011

podcast

110328-jacquet_guerre

Elizabeth Jacquet de la Guerre By Karen Flint

This week, the keyboard music of a child prodigy takes center stage but this time, in the form of a French girl born in 1665.

April 4, 2011

show

110404-renaissance poetry

Renaissance Poetry: Madrigals, Chansons, and Villancicos

A look at the poetry behind some of the most popular Renaissance vocal music. Plus, Nigel North performs in a featured release of music by Robert Johnson.

April 7, 2011

podcast

Orlando_di_Lasso

Madrigals Of Orlande De Lassus

One of the most versatile Renaissance composers revisits a versatile format near the end of his life.

April 14, 2011

show

Caravaggio

Film, Harp, And Dance In Cincinnati

I recently attended an art film in Cincinnati and wanted to share my thoughts.

April 18, 2011

podcast

madrid

Musica Ficta And Spanish Baroque Music

A composer makes a bad political move and almost makes off with some musical gems!

April 22, 2011

podcast

aulos_player

Music From Ancient Greece

This week, a look back at a land before time: the music of Ancient Greece.

April 29, 2011

podcast

winchester_college

Oratorios, London, And Winchester College

This week, necessity is the mother of a new vocal genre.

May 2, 2011

show

flora_Sandro_Botticelli_040-edit

Flowers For Mother’s Day

A look at flower themes in music, with a special focus on the rose. Plus, we’ll hear a featured release of Christopher Simpson’s “The Monthes.”

May 5, 2011

podcast

Vivaldi

Vivaldi’s Complete Cello Sonatas

This week, a turbulent relationship with an Italian institution.

May 12, 2011

podcast

lily

Ensemble Musica Nova Records Music To The Virgin Mary

On our podcast this week, praise to a different kind of mother.

May 20, 2011

podcast

detail_fortepiano

Johann Christian Bach’s Keyboard Music

This week, music from one of the many Bach children.

May 27, 2011

podcast

Constantinople

Ensemble Constantinople

This week, a recording where east meets west and the old and new blend together.

May 30, 2011

show

711-Pergolesi-edit

Listener Favorites: Gesualdo, Tavener, Dalza, Pergolesi, And More

We asked our listening audience to tell us their favorite pieces of early music.

June 3, 2011

podcast

venice

String Quartets In The Eighteenth Century

A Renaissance woman during the late seventeenth century.

June 12, 2011

show

712-falcon

Birds, Beasts, and Battles

The noble falcon, a crazed cyclops, and music imitating the sounds of battle -- an exploration of birds, beasts, and battles in Renaissance and Baroque music.

June 13, 2011

podcast

lute

Ronn McFarlane And His Indigo Road

An ancient instrument serves as the muse for new music.

June 15, 2011

show

TC-vienna zoo - giraffe

Harmonia Time Capsule: Vienna Zoo

Let’s take a quick look back in time…to a special look at the world’s oldest zoo.

June 16, 2011

show

early_music_phixr

2011 Summer Early Music Festivals

Looking for an early music festival in your area? Check out our schedule!

June 20, 2011

podcast

vertumnusjpeg_phixr

The Mysterious Philipp Schoendorff

An obscure composer from the end of the sixteenth century

June 22, 2011

show

TC-1607-jamestown

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1607

The first British colony in the US, the oldest church in the Philippines, and a cutting-edge opera – 1607… a year of news and a year to remember.

June 27, 2011

podcast

madrid

Eighteenth-Century Madrid

A Spanish town with a French king and Portuguese daughter.

June 29, 2011

show

TC-1759-wedgewood

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1759

Let’s take a quick look back in time…to 1759…a year of news and a year to remember.

July 3, 2011

show

713-early american kitchen

Music From Colonial America

Music you might have heard in the homes, churches, taverns, and theaters of the North American colonies, around the time of the American Revolution.

July 4, 2011

show

TC-1789-banjos

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1789

Let’s take a quick look back in time…to the year 1789…a year of news and a year to remember.

July 6, 2011

show

110706-emilia-bassano

Who Is Shakespeare’s Dark Lady?

Angela Mariani speaks with Lawrence Rosenwald about the Shakespeare's Dark Lady concert premiering at the Amherst Early Music Festival on July 18.

July 6, 2011

podcast

colonial_williamsburg_phixr

Early American Music

We're revisiting a CD of American music with its roots in the old country.

July 13, 2011

podcast

nina_stern-edit

A Recent Recorder Recording

Recorder music with an eastern twist by artist Nina Stern.

July 13, 2011

show

TC-1493-nuremberg-chronicle-worldmap

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1493

Let’s take a quick look back in time. Cupid shot his arrow, and it landed on 1493…a year of news and a year to remember.

July 14, 2011

show

baltimore_consort-edit

Dancing, Whistling, and Vivaldi’s Lute: Hightlights from IEMF

Weekend Two of the Indianapolis Early Music Festival.

July 20, 2011

show

TC-1776-declaration

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1776

Let’s take a quick look back in time. We shot an arrow, and it hit the target: 1776 ...a year of news and a year to remember.

July 29, 2011

show

Beihai Park, Beijing

From France, To Italy, To China: Highlights From The IEMF

Highlights from the 2011 Indianapolis Early Music Festival.

July 29, 2011

podcast

chant

St. John Chrysostom Liturgy Recorded By Capella Romana

Revisions to an old tradition make for some great early music in the 20th century.

July 29, 2011

show

TC-1599-velasquez-maids

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1599

Let’s take a quick look back in time to the year 1599…a year of news and a year to remember.

July 31, 2011

show

714-savonarola

Power To The People!

A look at some musical manifestations of people taking their lives into their own hands.

August 1, 2011

show

TC-1455-gutenberg bible detail

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1455

Let’s take a quick look back in time…to the year 1455…a year of news and a year to remember.

August 7, 2011

show

715-beasts

Beasts And Bestiaries

Harmonia goes where the wild things are as we delve into music inspired by the beasts within.

August 8, 2011

show

TC-Physiologus bestiary

Harmonia Time Capsule: Physiologus

Let’s take a quick look back in time . . . in a special Harmonia Time Capsule featuring a famous bestiary.

August 10, 2011

podcast

salzburg

Biber’s Violin Sonatas

A Bohemian violinist walks away from one employer for the hope of greener grass on the other side.

August 15, 2011

show

TC-arts patronage-Ottoboni

Harmonia Time Capsule: Arts Patronage In 17th-Century Rome

Let’s take a quick look back in time…to the most significant arts patrons in Rome during the second half of the 17th Century.

August 19, 2011

podcast

San Rocco Church in Rome

A Spaniard In The Papal Court

A family dynasty that makes the Sopranos look like the Cleavers.

August 22, 2011

show

Man in the Iron Mask

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1669

Let’s take a quick look back in time... Diaries, conspiracy theories, and the death of an artistic genius: 1669…a year of news and a year to remember.

August 28, 2011

show

The chalumeau was often used to imitate bird calls, such as the turtle dove's.

What Do You Know, Chalumeau?

Music for the chalumeau. Plus, chant from the early Maronite Christian tradition, and a featured release from the Gregorian Ensemble of Notre Dame de Paris.

August 29, 2011

show

Beggars Receiving Alms at the Door of a House

Support Harmonia Early Music: More Lute? More Loot!

We don't mean to beg, but we need your support to continue this online service. Help us reach a goal of $1000 by Labor Day.

August 29, 2011

show

Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris

Harmonia Time Capsule: Notre Dame Cathedral

Let’s take a quick look back in time…in a special Harmonia Time Capsule tracing the history of one of the world’s most well-known cathedrals.

August 30, 2011

podcast

Saint Jerome and Pope Gregory I

Gregorian Chant’s Greatest Hits!

This week, getting back to the basics of church music.

September 1, 2011

show

Spare Change

Could You Spare A Dime For Early Music?

We're getting closer to our goal of raising $1000 by Labor Day. If you appreciate what we do, please let us know by giving now. Any amount is helpful!

September 4, 2011

podcast

Stabat Mater

Choral Works During Early Opera

Choral music during a time when opera was the new kid in town…

September 4, 2011

show

Detail from the title page of Plaine and Easie

Renaissance Music In Theory

Some theorists heralded the arrival of new musical eras; others chose to reflect on the musical achievements of past generations and peers.

September 5, 2011

show

Thank you!

Thank You For Supporting Harmonia Online!

Many thanks to everyone who pitched in to support Harmonia's online services!

September 6, 2011

show

From Abaelard and His Pupil, Heloisa

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1163

Let’s take a quick look back in time . . . to the year 1163. The news is of death and rebirth.

September 12, 2011

show

Saint Peter

When In Rome…

It's a mini-early-music tour of Rome. We'll visit Vatican City, sample some Roman Carnival music, and more. Plus a featured release by The Cardinall’s Musick.

September 12, 2011

podcast

Valencia Cathedral

Elisabeth Wright Highlights A Valencian Organist

Spanish harpsichord music written by an organist...

September 15, 2011

show

Ecstasy of Saint Theresa

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1652 Rome

Let’s take a quick look back in time, to the city of Rome in the year 1652.

September 19, 2011

show

Frederick the Great as Perseus

Bloomington Early Music Festival Summary

An all-too-short summary of what happened at the 2011 Bloomington Early Music Festival.

September 20, 2011

show

Daniel Bacheler on horseback.

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1619

Let’s take a quick look back in time…to the year 1619. In music news, the year 1619 saw several publications from renowned composers.

September 22, 2011

podcast

Stained Glass window

Henry V And The Old Hall Manuscript

This week, music from one of the many English Henrys.

September 26, 2011

show

Ensemble REBEL

REBEL At The Indianapolis Early Music Festival

A live performance by Ensemble REBEL from the 2011 Indianapolis Early Music Festival…plus, recorder music from a featured release by Nina Stern.

September 26, 2011

show

The Departure Of Odoric Of Pordenone

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1331

Let’s take a quick look back in time . . . Crusades, explorers, sultans and composers...1331, a year of news, a year to remember.

October 4, 2011

show

Ferdinand II

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1578

Let’s take a quick look back in time… We spun the wheel, and it landed on 1578…a year of news and a year to remember.

October 5, 2011

podcast

Three ballerinas perform a grand jete

Music And Dance Together In Seventeenth-Century France

A composer who could coordinate more than just his fingers.

October 10, 2011

show

Harry Christophers

A Spotlight On Harry Christophers

We’re honoring the work of Harry Christophers – conductor, singer, and founder of The Sixteen. Plus, highlights from EMA’s Young Performer’s Festival and more.

October 10, 2011

show

Harmonia

Harmonia Turns 20…Today!

The first radio broadcast of the show was October 10, 1991.

October 11, 2011

show

Mardi Gras mask.

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1711

Let’s take a quick look back in time. . . . We spun the wheel, and it landed on the year 1711.

October 11, 2011

podcast

Anonymous 4

Secret Voices Revealed By Anonymous 4

A sampling of music from Anonymous 4's newest album.

October 19, 2011

podcast

Bach

Bach’s Goldberg Variations Reinterpreted

This week, a fresh look at Bach’s Goldberg Variations.

October 23, 2011

show

misty graveyard

The Far Side Of The Veil

We’re exploring the veil between this life and beyond through music.

October 24, 2011

show

pendle witches

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1612

Let’s take a quick look back in time. . . . to the year 1612.

October 26, 2011

podcast

St. Mary's church

Buxtehude Organ Music

This week, organ work by one of the original masters.

October 30, 2011

show

Anonymous 4

An Anonymous 4 Retrospective

We’re taking a look at the career of Anonymous 4, and hearing music from a treasury of English polyphony. Plus a featured recording by the ensemble La Fenice.

October 31, 2011

show

Johannes Tinctoris

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1511

Let’s take a quick look back in time. . . .to the year 1511.

November 6, 2011

show

old bad boy

Renaissance Bad Boys

We're investigating a line-up of musical bad boys from the Renaissance. Plus, music by Scottish composer Tobias Hume on our featured release, Alas Poore Men.

November 7, 2011

show

oude kerk

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1562

Let’s take a quick look back in time. . . to the year 1562.

November 16, 2011

podcast

Robin Hood Memorial

Robin and Marion: The First Celebrity Couple?

Robin and Marian before Nottingham and the Merry Men.

November 20, 2011

show

Some fall harvests in table decoration

Harvest Season

We'll hear merchant cries from London, witness the marriage of music and ritual, and dine at a Musical Banquet. For dessert: a featured release from A Chantar.

November 21, 2011

show

An illustration from the Roman de Fauvel

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1361

Let's take a quick look back in time...to the year 1361.

November 23, 2011

podcast

Stirling Castle: Byrd's workplace in 1594

Phantasm’s Recording Of Byrd’s Complete Consort Music

Byrd's complete music for viol consort recorded recently by the ensemble Phantasm.

November 25, 2011

show

Some holiday gift ideas for the early music lover in your life!

Harmonia Holiday CD List

A further list of holiday CDs for your perusing pleasure!

November 30, 2011

podcast

Members include John Mark Rozendaal, Rachel Barton Pine, and David Schrader

A French Soiree

An ensemble stops off in France after their exploration of other European centers.

December 4, 2011

show

Some gift ideas for the Early Music lover in your life!

Holiday CD Sampler

We’ll hear from Theatre of Voices, Gloriae dei Cantores Schola, The Choir of Westminster Cathedral and more. Maybe you’ll discover something for your wish list!

December 5, 2011

show

Madonna and child with Saint Nicholas on the left and Catherine of Alexandria on the right

Harmonia Time Capsule: Saint Nicholas

Let’s take a quick look at the history of an icon of the Christmas season: jolly old Saint Nicholas.

December 7, 2011

podcast

Members of Fretwork

Fretwork’s Reinterpretation Of The Goldbergs

This week, Bach's influence continues to spread to the string instruments.

December 18, 2011

show

Sun King

Dancing In The Court Of The Sun King

We’ll dance at the court of Louis XIV to works by Jean-Baptiste Lully, and sound the bagpipe across time and space! Plus, a featured release by Anonymous 4.

December 19, 2011

show

Gothic painting by Simone Martini

Seasonal Settings And Angelic Appearances

We'll hear renaissance composers’ settings of Christmas chants, and behold angelic visitations. Featured release by Theatre of Voices and Ars Nova Copenhagen.

December 19, 2011

show

From the 1517 print: The Triumphal Procession

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1512

Let’s take a quick look back in time. . . . to the year of the birth of James V, the publishing of an early collection of organ works, and more.

December 22, 2011

podcast

Painting of the Adoration of the Magi by an anonymous Renaissance master

A Charpentier Christmas

Here's a little holiday cheer a la Charpentier.

December 26, 2011

show

Taverner gravestone

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1545

Let’s take a quick look back in time...to the year John Taverner died.

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