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Archive for 2015

January 1, 2015

show

the fall of man

English Songs Of Sinners And Saints

This hour, we'll hear some bawdy songs and tragic ballads, as well as more uplifting, devotional songs and hymns. Plus, a featured CD of Tudor church music.

January 6, 2015

podcast

 Jordi Savall.

Jordi And Arianna Savall

Two new recordings from father and daughter, Jordi and Arianna Savall.

January 8, 2015

show

Christopher Hogwood

Remembering Christopher Hogwood

We’re devoting the hour to the life and accomplishments of a true early music luminary.

January 9, 2015

podcast

Oxford Magdalen College Chapel.

John Ward Fantasies And Verse Anthems

Phantasm plays John Ward's four part viol fantasies. Plus, Ward's verse anthems with the Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford.

January 20, 2015

podcast

Title page from the first edition (1720) of the Eccles op. 1 violin sonatas.

May I Borrow That?

From a man who reused music of fellow composers, to one who kept reusing his own...The Callipygian Players and London Handel Players perform.

January 22, 2015

show

nightingale

Flights Of Fancy

We're exploring music inspired by birdsong and the art of the fantasia.

January 23, 2015

podcast

The Spirit of Gambo.

The Spirit Of Gambo

The Netherlands-based viol consort play music of Christopher Tye and John Jenkins.

February 13, 2015

podcast

Countertenor, Lawrence Zazzo.

A Royal Trio

Music from a ‘renowned triumvirate’ of composers--Handel, Ariosti, and Bononcini--who worked together at the Royal Academy of Music in 18th century London.

February 20, 2015

podcast

La Ninfea.

The Iron Mask

Ensemble La Ninfea finds in their recording a structure for both creative musical expression and a platform for a real world cause.

February 23, 2015

show

chicken

Down On The Farm

We’re throwing open the barn doors with music inspired by sheep, cats, chickens—even the frogs down by the creek.

February 27, 2015

podcast

Gniezno Cathedral, Gniezno, Poland.

Say Who? Mikolaj Zielenski

Mikolaj Zielenski was a minor composer but nonetheless a good one, and his music deserves to be heard more often.

March 6, 2015

podcast

The cupola of Madonna dei Miracoli in Saronno from 1535--an early depiction of the violin family in art.

Hidden Treasures Of Italy

A tour of the violin in Italy with music by composers both famous and forgotten.

March 20, 2015

podcast

Der musikalische Garten.

à 2 Violin Verstimbt

A very satisfying program of all scordatura music from the baroque ensemble, Der Musikalische Garten.

March 26, 2015

show

last supper

Music For Christian Holy Week

We’re exploring music for the Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services leading up to Easter.

March 27, 2015

podcast

Swidnica main square

Friday Music

Janitsch hosted weekly parties on Fridays for professionals and amateurs to play music together. The gathering came to be known as the “Friday Academy.”

March 30, 2015

show

equality

IU Reaffirms Committment To Equality

In response to listener concerns regarding the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Harmonia shares the following statement.

March 30, 2015

show

check mate

Czech Mate

Check mate! We're exploring music of chess players, Czechs, and even a mate or two. Our “endgame?" A featured release by the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra.

April 3, 2015

podcast

Susie Napper and Margaret Little, violas da gamba.

August Kühnel

Susie Napper, Margaret Little, and Consort Les Voix Humaine play viol pieces by Kühnel.

April 10, 2015

podcast

Bernard Foccroulle.

New Music for Ancient Instruments

Bernard Foccroulle plays his own compositions for historical organs.

April 13, 2015

show

small things

Missa Brevis

We're showcasing early religious music in some of its shortest forms.

April 25, 2015

podcast

Sances Cantatas and Arias, Book 4.

One Man Show

Bud Roach performs music of Giovanni Felice Sances.

May 1, 2015

podcast

Recorder.

12×12

Twelve pieces, twelve different recorders, one performer.

May 4, 2015

show

pied piper of hamelin

Hamelin 1284: An Interview With Norbert Rodenkirchen

Medieval flute, improvisation, and the true story behind the medieval tale of the Pied Piper, in a conversation with Norbert Rodenkirchen.

May 8, 2015

podcast

Ensemble Dragma.

Ensemble Dragma And The Music Of Heinrich Laufenberg

Ensemble Dragma's first CD is a recording devoted to the 15th-century poet-musician Heinrich Laufenberg.

May 11, 2015

show

Dosso Dossi's Allegory of Music

Eye Music, Ear Candy

Don't you hate it when you're not “in” on an in-joke? This hour, early examples of “eye music,” where the punchlines are hidden for the performers to enjoy.

May 15, 2015

podcast

Agave Baroque.

Queen Of Heaven

Agave Baroque and countertenor Reginald Mobley perform music by the Italian nun Isabella Leonarda.

May 22, 2015

podcast

Ring Around Quartet & Consort - Palazzo Bianco, Genova.

Renaissance Pop

Ring Around Quartet and Consort sing Frottole: Popular songs of Renaissance Italy.

June 5, 2015

podcast

Portrait of Johann Gottfried Müthel (1728-1788).

Bach’s Last Student

Bach mentored over 80 students, not the least of them his own sons. Bach’s very last student though was one he taught on his deathbed: Johann Gottfried Müthel.

June 8, 2015

show

gambling

You Bet!

“We’re game” this week as we explore music by gamblers, for gamblers, and about gamblers. (Dare you to join us!)

June 12, 2015

podcast

Trio Settecento.

Trio Settecento Plays Veracini

A new ambitious project from Trio Settecento: the complete Op. 2 Sonate Accademiche by Francesco Maria Veracini.

June 15, 2015

show

music recital

Family Ties

This hour, we’re looking at families wired for song! Plus, music from Jordi Savall and his two musical offspring.

June 19, 2015

podcast

 1658 map of the Americas by Nicholas Janzoon Visscher.

Música Celestial: From The Convent Of The Encarnación

Music of the Convento de la Encarnación in Mexico City from manuscripts now held at the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois.

June 22, 2015

show

bass singers

Does Your Voice Hang Low?

We've got the lowdown on music written for guys with supremely subterranean vocal ranges...

June 26, 2015

podcast

Elisabeth Wright.

Duo Geminiani Goes Solo

Violinist Stanley Ritchie and harpsichordist Elisabeth Wright have each released their own solo recordings of the music of J.S. Bach.

June 29, 2015

show

rose

Smell The Roses!

We bring you a program of early music with texts inspired by both romantic and symbolic associations with flowers.

July 3, 2015

podcast

Quire Cleveland.

The Land Of Harmony

Quire Cleveland presents a program of music by American composers that extends from the first book printed in North America to 20th century composer Amy Beach.

July 6, 2015

show

Margriet with Sequentia

A Tribute To Margriet

We’re paying tribute to “Margriet” Tindemans, an early music pioneer and “ferociously talented” medieval fiddle player who passed away December 31, 2014.

July 10, 2015

podcast

Armonia Celeste.

Lovers, Beware!

Udite, Amanti: Lovers, Beware! - Music from the seventeenth-century Barberini courts.

July 13, 2015

show

Pythagorean tuning

Name-Dropping

It's the art of musical name-dropping—paying respect to the masters that came before. This week, we bring you music that gives credit where credit is due!

July 17, 2015

podcast

Preface to Tobias Hume's The First Part of Ayres.

Cap’n Hume

Les Basses Réunies and music of the soldier-musician Tobias Hume.

July 20, 2015

show

pat o'brien right hand

Plectrums, Pizzicato, And Plucks

Plucked instruments—lutes, guitars, harps and harpsichords will pick and pizz us through the hour. Plus, a special tribute to lute player Pat O’Brien.

July 24, 2015

podcast

Luca Marenzio.

Marenzio’s Madrigals

Jealousy, murder, crimes of passion, hired assassins, and Marenzio's music for a pacifatory marriage.

July 27, 2015

show

Shira Kammen

My Tunes: Shira Kammen On “Shuffle”

Occasionally we like to ask people in the field of early music: "What are you listening to?" This hour, we’re focusing on multi-instrumentalist Shira Kammen!

July 31, 2015

podcast

Sirena Recorder Quartet.

Now And Then

Music from an ensemble who hopes to pass “seamlessly between different eras and musical styles, between now and then."

August 7, 2015

podcast

Juliane Laake.

Réserve 1111: Gambabüchlein

Good things come in small packages, like a manuscript of viol music held at the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris.

August 14, 2015

podcast

Danse des Nymphes.

My Favorite Instrument: Handel And The Oboe

"I wrote like the devil in those days, and chiefly for the oboe, which was my favorite instrument."

August 17, 2015

show

Monica Huggett

Monica Monikers

We’re investigating the moniker Monica! We’ll trace a tune dubbed “Monica” that was popular throughout Europe for two centuries, and so much more...

August 21, 2015

podcast

Johann Kuhnau.

The Kuhnau Project

Opella Musica and the Camerata Lipsiensis release the first installment of an ongoing series devoted to Johann Kuhnau’s complete sacred works.

August 24, 2015

show

Frescobaldi

Radicals And Firestarters In Early Music

We're bringing you some of the most radical musical diversions from the norm, courtesy of bold, maverick, or legitimately insane composers.

August 28, 2015

podcast

Camerata Köln.

They Called Him “Le Romain”

A french flute player with an Italian nickname, Jacques Martin Hotteterre, "Le Romain."

September 4, 2015

podcast

Concerto Caledonia.

Purcell’s Revenge

Concerto Caledonia’s recording colors outside the lines of what we’ve come to expect from performances of Purcell's music.

September 14, 2015

show

different birds

EMA’s Young Performers Festival, Part One

We’re showcasing a new generation of early music performers in part one of a 3-part series of episodes of music from Early Music America's 2015 YPF!

September 18, 2015

podcast

Il Giardino Armonico.

Haydn 2032

Il Giardino Armonico's Haydn 2032 project looks forward to the 300th anniversary of the composer's birth.

September 28, 2015

show

forgotten clefs

EMA’s Young Performers Festival, Part Two

We’ll hear from Oberlin Baroque and a renaissance wind band from Indiana University, plus, a recording of world premieres from gambist Julianne Laake!

October 5, 2015

show

Seattle Historical Arts for Kids

EMA’s Young Performers Festival, Part Three

We have concert performances from Seattle Historical Arts for Kids and McGill University, plus a featured recording devoted to the music of Heinrich Laufenberg.

October 9, 2015

podcast

Arcangelo Corelli. Portrait by Jan Frans van Douven before 1713.

Corelli’s Influence

A trailblazer, an innovator, a pioneer…all titles that describe the iconic 18th century composer Arcangelo Corelli.

October 12, 2015

show

kiss

Kiss Me!

This hour, we bring you kisses in all times and tempos. Plus, we bid farewell to multi-instrumentalist Tom Zajac, who passed away on August 31, 2015.

October 16, 2015

podcast

Fortepiano attributed to Johann Fritz, Vienna, c. 1815.

Say Who? Franciszek Lessel

When asked to name a famous Polish pianist-composer before Chopin but after Haydn, how many would come up with the name Franciszek Lessel?

October 26, 2015

show

Scott Reiss

A Tribute To Scott Reiss

We’re remembering Scott Reiss, an early music pioneer and phenomenal recorder player who passed away ten years ago this year on December 15th, 2005.

October 30, 2015

podcast

LeStrange Viols

LeStrange Viols

LeStrange Viols dedicates an entire disc to William Cranford’s consort music for 4, 5, and 6 viols.

November 16, 2015

show

binkley

In Memoriam Thomas Binkley

We're marking the 20th anniversary of the passing of Thomas Binkley, a pioneer in the field of medieval music and founder of IU’s Early Music Institute.

December 4, 2015

podcast

Thomas Kingo. From: J. P. Trap,

Kingo’s Song Books

A new recording from the Phemius Consort situates Thomas Kingo and Danish hymnody in the wider context of the baroque sound world.

December 14, 2015

show

nativity

In Italia: A Renaissance Christmas

Celebrate the holiday season with Nativity music from the late Renaissance in Europe, performed by the musicians of the Historical Performance Institute.

December 18, 2015

podcast

Amanda Forsythe

The Power Of Love

Love is one theme that never grows old. Soprano Amanda Forsythe and Apollo’s Fire delve into Handel’s take on the subject with arias from several of his operas.

December 28, 2015

show

whisper

Secrets

We’re donning our detective hats as we winkle out musical secrets large and small—from secret codes to secret scandals, plus a featured release by Sabrina Frey.

January 1, 2015

show

the fall of man

English Songs Of Sinners And Saints

This hour, we'll hear some bawdy songs and tragic ballads, as well as more uplifting, devotional songs and hymns. Plus, a featured CD of Tudor church music.

January 6, 2015

podcast

 Jordi Savall.

Jordi And Arianna Savall

Two new recordings from father and daughter, Jordi and Arianna Savall.

January 8, 2015

show

Christopher Hogwood

Remembering Christopher Hogwood

We’re devoting the hour to the life and accomplishments of a true early music luminary.

January 9, 2015

podcast

Oxford Magdalen College Chapel.

John Ward Fantasies And Verse Anthems

Phantasm plays John Ward's four part viol fantasies. Plus, Ward's verse anthems with the Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford.

January 20, 2015

podcast

Title page from the first edition (1720) of the Eccles op. 1 violin sonatas.

May I Borrow That?

From a man who reused music of fellow composers, to one who kept reusing his own...The Callipygian Players and London Handel Players perform.

January 22, 2015

show

nightingale

Flights Of Fancy

We're exploring music inspired by birdsong and the art of the fantasia.

January 23, 2015

podcast

The Spirit of Gambo.

The Spirit Of Gambo

The Netherlands-based viol consort play music of Christopher Tye and John Jenkins.

February 13, 2015

podcast

Countertenor, Lawrence Zazzo.

A Royal Trio

Music from a ‘renowned triumvirate’ of composers--Handel, Ariosti, and Bononcini--who worked together at the Royal Academy of Music in 18th century London.

February 20, 2015

podcast

La Ninfea.

The Iron Mask

Ensemble La Ninfea finds in their recording a structure for both creative musical expression and a platform for a real world cause.

February 23, 2015

show

chicken

Down On The Farm

We’re throwing open the barn doors with music inspired by sheep, cats, chickens—even the frogs down by the creek.

February 27, 2015

podcast

Gniezno Cathedral, Gniezno, Poland.

Say Who? Mikolaj Zielenski

Mikolaj Zielenski was a minor composer but nonetheless a good one, and his music deserves to be heard more often.

March 6, 2015

podcast

The cupola of Madonna dei Miracoli in Saronno from 1535--an early depiction of the violin family in art.

Hidden Treasures Of Italy

A tour of the violin in Italy with music by composers both famous and forgotten.

March 20, 2015

podcast

Der musikalische Garten.

à 2 Violin Verstimbt

A very satisfying program of all scordatura music from the baroque ensemble, Der Musikalische Garten.

March 26, 2015

show

last supper

Music For Christian Holy Week

We’re exploring music for the Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services leading up to Easter.

March 27, 2015

podcast

Swidnica main square

Friday Music

Janitsch hosted weekly parties on Fridays for professionals and amateurs to play music together. The gathering came to be known as the “Friday Academy.”

March 30, 2015

show

equality

IU Reaffirms Committment To Equality

In response to listener concerns regarding the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Harmonia shares the following statement.

March 30, 2015

show

check mate

Czech Mate

Check mate! We're exploring music of chess players, Czechs, and even a mate or two. Our “endgame?" A featured release by the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra.

April 3, 2015

podcast

Susie Napper and Margaret Little, violas da gamba.

August Kühnel

Susie Napper, Margaret Little, and Consort Les Voix Humaine play viol pieces by Kühnel.

April 10, 2015

podcast

Bernard Foccroulle.

New Music for Ancient Instruments

Bernard Foccroulle plays his own compositions for historical organs.

April 13, 2015

show

small things

Missa Brevis

We're showcasing early religious music in some of its shortest forms.

April 25, 2015

podcast

Sances Cantatas and Arias, Book 4.

One Man Show

Bud Roach performs music of Giovanni Felice Sances.

May 1, 2015

podcast

Recorder.

12×12

Twelve pieces, twelve different recorders, one performer.

May 4, 2015

show

pied piper of hamelin

Hamelin 1284: An Interview With Norbert Rodenkirchen

Medieval flute, improvisation, and the true story behind the medieval tale of the Pied Piper, in a conversation with Norbert Rodenkirchen.

May 8, 2015

podcast

Ensemble Dragma.

Ensemble Dragma And The Music Of Heinrich Laufenberg

Ensemble Dragma's first CD is a recording devoted to the 15th-century poet-musician Heinrich Laufenberg.

May 11, 2015

show

Dosso Dossi's Allegory of Music

Eye Music, Ear Candy

Don't you hate it when you're not “in” on an in-joke? This hour, early examples of “eye music,” where the punchlines are hidden for the performers to enjoy.

May 15, 2015

podcast

Agave Baroque.

Queen Of Heaven

Agave Baroque and countertenor Reginald Mobley perform music by the Italian nun Isabella Leonarda.

May 22, 2015

podcast

Ring Around Quartet & Consort - Palazzo Bianco, Genova.

Renaissance Pop

Ring Around Quartet and Consort sing Frottole: Popular songs of Renaissance Italy.

June 5, 2015

podcast

Portrait of Johann Gottfried Müthel (1728-1788).

Bach’s Last Student

Bach mentored over 80 students, not the least of them his own sons. Bach’s very last student though was one he taught on his deathbed: Johann Gottfried Müthel.

June 8, 2015

show

gambling

You Bet!

“We’re game” this week as we explore music by gamblers, for gamblers, and about gamblers. (Dare you to join us!)

June 12, 2015

podcast

Trio Settecento.

Trio Settecento Plays Veracini

A new ambitious project from Trio Settecento: the complete Op. 2 Sonate Accademiche by Francesco Maria Veracini.

June 15, 2015

show

music recital

Family Ties

This hour, we’re looking at families wired for song! Plus, music from Jordi Savall and his two musical offspring.

June 19, 2015

podcast

 1658 map of the Americas by Nicholas Janzoon Visscher.

Música Celestial: From The Convent Of The Encarnación

Music of the Convento de la Encarnación in Mexico City from manuscripts now held at the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois.

June 22, 2015

show

bass singers

Does Your Voice Hang Low?

We've got the lowdown on music written for guys with supremely subterranean vocal ranges...

June 26, 2015

podcast

Elisabeth Wright.

Duo Geminiani Goes Solo

Violinist Stanley Ritchie and harpsichordist Elisabeth Wright have each released their own solo recordings of the music of J.S. Bach.

June 29, 2015

show

rose

Smell The Roses!

We bring you a program of early music with texts inspired by both romantic and symbolic associations with flowers.

July 3, 2015

podcast

Quire Cleveland.

The Land Of Harmony

Quire Cleveland presents a program of music by American composers that extends from the first book printed in North America to 20th century composer Amy Beach.

July 6, 2015

show

Margriet with Sequentia

A Tribute To Margriet

We’re paying tribute to “Margriet” Tindemans, an early music pioneer and “ferociously talented” medieval fiddle player who passed away December 31, 2014.

July 10, 2015

podcast

Armonia Celeste.

Lovers, Beware!

Udite, Amanti: Lovers, Beware! - Music from the seventeenth-century Barberini courts.

July 13, 2015

show

Pythagorean tuning

Name-Dropping

It's the art of musical name-dropping—paying respect to the masters that came before. This week, we bring you music that gives credit where credit is due!

July 17, 2015

podcast

Preface to Tobias Hume's The First Part of Ayres.

Cap’n Hume

Les Basses Réunies and music of the soldier-musician Tobias Hume.

July 20, 2015

show

pat o'brien right hand

Plectrums, Pizzicato, And Plucks

Plucked instruments—lutes, guitars, harps and harpsichords will pick and pizz us through the hour. Plus, a special tribute to lute player Pat O’Brien.

July 24, 2015

podcast

Luca Marenzio.

Marenzio’s Madrigals

Jealousy, murder, crimes of passion, hired assassins, and Marenzio's music for a pacifatory marriage.

July 27, 2015

show

Shira Kammen

My Tunes: Shira Kammen On “Shuffle”

Occasionally we like to ask people in the field of early music: "What are you listening to?" This hour, we’re focusing on multi-instrumentalist Shira Kammen!

July 31, 2015

podcast

Sirena Recorder Quartet.

Now And Then

Music from an ensemble who hopes to pass “seamlessly between different eras and musical styles, between now and then."

August 7, 2015

podcast

Juliane Laake.

Réserve 1111: Gambabüchlein

Good things come in small packages, like a manuscript of viol music held at the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris.

August 14, 2015

podcast

Danse des Nymphes.

My Favorite Instrument: Handel And The Oboe

"I wrote like the devil in those days, and chiefly for the oboe, which was my favorite instrument."

August 17, 2015

show

Monica Huggett

Monica Monikers

We’re investigating the moniker Monica! We’ll trace a tune dubbed “Monica” that was popular throughout Europe for two centuries, and so much more...

August 21, 2015

podcast

Johann Kuhnau.

The Kuhnau Project

Opella Musica and the Camerata Lipsiensis release the first installment of an ongoing series devoted to Johann Kuhnau’s complete sacred works.

August 24, 2015

show

Frescobaldi

Radicals And Firestarters In Early Music

We're bringing you some of the most radical musical diversions from the norm, courtesy of bold, maverick, or legitimately insane composers.

August 28, 2015

podcast

Camerata Köln.

They Called Him “Le Romain”

A french flute player with an Italian nickname, Jacques Martin Hotteterre, "Le Romain."

September 4, 2015

podcast

Concerto Caledonia.

Purcell’s Revenge

Concerto Caledonia’s recording colors outside the lines of what we’ve come to expect from performances of Purcell's music.

September 14, 2015

show

different birds

EMA’s Young Performers Festival, Part One

We’re showcasing a new generation of early music performers in part one of a 3-part series of episodes of music from Early Music America's 2015 YPF!

September 18, 2015

podcast

Il Giardino Armonico.

Haydn 2032

Il Giardino Armonico's Haydn 2032 project looks forward to the 300th anniversary of the composer's birth.

September 28, 2015

show

forgotten clefs

EMA’s Young Performers Festival, Part Two

We’ll hear from Oberlin Baroque and a renaissance wind band from Indiana University, plus, a recording of world premieres from gambist Julianne Laake!

October 5, 2015

show

Seattle Historical Arts for Kids

EMA’s Young Performers Festival, Part Three

We have concert performances from Seattle Historical Arts for Kids and McGill University, plus a featured recording devoted to the music of Heinrich Laufenberg.

October 9, 2015

podcast

Arcangelo Corelli. Portrait by Jan Frans van Douven before 1713.

Corelli’s Influence

A trailblazer, an innovator, a pioneer…all titles that describe the iconic 18th century composer Arcangelo Corelli.

October 12, 2015

show

kiss

Kiss Me!

This hour, we bring you kisses in all times and tempos. Plus, we bid farewell to multi-instrumentalist Tom Zajac, who passed away on August 31, 2015.

October 16, 2015

podcast

Fortepiano attributed to Johann Fritz, Vienna, c. 1815.

Say Who? Franciszek Lessel

When asked to name a famous Polish pianist-composer before Chopin but after Haydn, how many would come up with the name Franciszek Lessel?

October 26, 2015

show

Scott Reiss

A Tribute To Scott Reiss

We’re remembering Scott Reiss, an early music pioneer and phenomenal recorder player who passed away ten years ago this year on December 15th, 2005.

October 30, 2015

podcast

LeStrange Viols

LeStrange Viols

LeStrange Viols dedicates an entire disc to William Cranford’s consort music for 4, 5, and 6 viols.

November 16, 2015

show

binkley

In Memoriam Thomas Binkley

We're marking the 20th anniversary of the passing of Thomas Binkley, a pioneer in the field of medieval music and founder of IU’s Early Music Institute.

December 4, 2015

podcast

Thomas Kingo. From: J. P. Trap,

Kingo’s Song Books

A new recording from the Phemius Consort situates Thomas Kingo and Danish hymnody in the wider context of the baroque sound world.

December 14, 2015

show

nativity

In Italia: A Renaissance Christmas

Celebrate the holiday season with Nativity music from the late Renaissance in Europe, performed by the musicians of the Historical Performance Institute.

December 18, 2015

podcast

Amanda Forsythe

The Power Of Love

Love is one theme that never grows old. Soprano Amanda Forsythe and Apollo’s Fire delve into Handel’s take on the subject with arias from several of his operas.

December 28, 2015

show

whisper

Secrets

We’re donning our detective hats as we winkle out musical secrets large and small—from secret codes to secret scandals, plus a featured release by Sabrina Frey.

January 1, 2015

show

the fall of man

English Songs Of Sinners And Saints

This hour, we'll hear some bawdy songs and tragic ballads, as well as more uplifting, devotional songs and hymns. Plus, a featured CD of Tudor church music.

January 6, 2015

podcast

 Jordi Savall.

Jordi And Arianna Savall

Two new recordings from father and daughter, Jordi and Arianna Savall.

January 8, 2015

show

Christopher Hogwood

Remembering Christopher Hogwood

We’re devoting the hour to the life and accomplishments of a true early music luminary.

January 9, 2015

podcast

Oxford Magdalen College Chapel.

John Ward Fantasies And Verse Anthems

Phantasm plays John Ward's four part viol fantasies. Plus, Ward's verse anthems with the Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford.

January 20, 2015

podcast

Title page from the first edition (1720) of the Eccles op. 1 violin sonatas.

May I Borrow That?

From a man who reused music of fellow composers, to one who kept reusing his own...The Callipygian Players and London Handel Players perform.

January 22, 2015

show

nightingale

Flights Of Fancy

We're exploring music inspired by birdsong and the art of the fantasia.

January 23, 2015

podcast

The Spirit of Gambo.

The Spirit Of Gambo

The Netherlands-based viol consort play music of Christopher Tye and John Jenkins.

February 13, 2015

podcast

Countertenor, Lawrence Zazzo.

A Royal Trio

Music from a ‘renowned triumvirate’ of composers--Handel, Ariosti, and Bononcini--who worked together at the Royal Academy of Music in 18th century London.

February 20, 2015

podcast

La Ninfea.

The Iron Mask

Ensemble La Ninfea finds in their recording a structure for both creative musical expression and a platform for a real world cause.

February 23, 2015

show

chicken

Down On The Farm

We’re throwing open the barn doors with music inspired by sheep, cats, chickens—even the frogs down by the creek.

February 27, 2015

podcast

Gniezno Cathedral, Gniezno, Poland.

Say Who? Mikolaj Zielenski

Mikolaj Zielenski was a minor composer but nonetheless a good one, and his music deserves to be heard more often.

March 6, 2015

podcast

The cupola of Madonna dei Miracoli in Saronno from 1535--an early depiction of the violin family in art.

Hidden Treasures Of Italy

A tour of the violin in Italy with music by composers both famous and forgotten.

March 20, 2015

podcast

Der musikalische Garten.

à 2 Violin Verstimbt

A very satisfying program of all scordatura music from the baroque ensemble, Der Musikalische Garten.

March 26, 2015

show

last supper

Music For Christian Holy Week

We’re exploring music for the Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services leading up to Easter.

March 27, 2015

podcast

Swidnica main square

Friday Music

Janitsch hosted weekly parties on Fridays for professionals and amateurs to play music together. The gathering came to be known as the “Friday Academy.”

March 30, 2015

show

equality

IU Reaffirms Committment To Equality

In response to listener concerns regarding the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Harmonia shares the following statement.

March 30, 2015

show

check mate

Czech Mate

Check mate! We're exploring music of chess players, Czechs, and even a mate or two. Our “endgame?" A featured release by the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra.

April 3, 2015

podcast

Susie Napper and Margaret Little, violas da gamba.

August Kühnel

Susie Napper, Margaret Little, and Consort Les Voix Humaine play viol pieces by Kühnel.

April 10, 2015

podcast

Bernard Foccroulle.

New Music for Ancient Instruments

Bernard Foccroulle plays his own compositions for historical organs.

April 13, 2015

show

small things

Missa Brevis

We're showcasing early religious music in some of its shortest forms.

April 25, 2015

podcast

Sances Cantatas and Arias, Book 4.

One Man Show

Bud Roach performs music of Giovanni Felice Sances.

May 1, 2015

podcast

Recorder.

12×12

Twelve pieces, twelve different recorders, one performer.

May 4, 2015

show

pied piper of hamelin

Hamelin 1284: An Interview With Norbert Rodenkirchen

Medieval flute, improvisation, and the true story behind the medieval tale of the Pied Piper, in a conversation with Norbert Rodenkirchen.

May 8, 2015

podcast

Ensemble Dragma.

Ensemble Dragma And The Music Of Heinrich Laufenberg

Ensemble Dragma's first CD is a recording devoted to the 15th-century poet-musician Heinrich Laufenberg.

May 11, 2015

show

Dosso Dossi's Allegory of Music

Eye Music, Ear Candy

Don't you hate it when you're not “in” on an in-joke? This hour, early examples of “eye music,” where the punchlines are hidden for the performers to enjoy.

May 15, 2015

podcast

Agave Baroque.

Queen Of Heaven

Agave Baroque and countertenor Reginald Mobley perform music by the Italian nun Isabella Leonarda.

May 22, 2015

podcast

Ring Around Quartet & Consort - Palazzo Bianco, Genova.

Renaissance Pop

Ring Around Quartet and Consort sing Frottole: Popular songs of Renaissance Italy.

June 5, 2015

podcast

Portrait of Johann Gottfried Müthel (1728-1788).

Bach’s Last Student

Bach mentored over 80 students, not the least of them his own sons. Bach’s very last student though was one he taught on his deathbed: Johann Gottfried Müthel.

June 8, 2015

show

gambling

You Bet!

“We’re game” this week as we explore music by gamblers, for gamblers, and about gamblers. (Dare you to join us!)

June 12, 2015

podcast

Trio Settecento.

Trio Settecento Plays Veracini

A new ambitious project from Trio Settecento: the complete Op. 2 Sonate Accademiche by Francesco Maria Veracini.

June 15, 2015

show

music recital

Family Ties

This hour, we’re looking at families wired for song! Plus, music from Jordi Savall and his two musical offspring.

June 19, 2015

podcast

 1658 map of the Americas by Nicholas Janzoon Visscher.

Música Celestial: From The Convent Of The Encarnación

Music of the Convento de la Encarnación in Mexico City from manuscripts now held at the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois.

June 22, 2015

show

bass singers

Does Your Voice Hang Low?

We've got the lowdown on music written for guys with supremely subterranean vocal ranges...

June 26, 2015

podcast

Elisabeth Wright.

Duo Geminiani Goes Solo

Violinist Stanley Ritchie and harpsichordist Elisabeth Wright have each released their own solo recordings of the music of J.S. Bach.

June 29, 2015

show

rose

Smell The Roses!

We bring you a program of early music with texts inspired by both romantic and symbolic associations with flowers.

July 3, 2015

podcast

Quire Cleveland.

The Land Of Harmony

Quire Cleveland presents a program of music by American composers that extends from the first book printed in North America to 20th century composer Amy Beach.

July 6, 2015

show

Margriet with Sequentia

A Tribute To Margriet

We’re paying tribute to “Margriet” Tindemans, an early music pioneer and “ferociously talented” medieval fiddle player who passed away December 31, 2014.

July 10, 2015

podcast

Armonia Celeste.

Lovers, Beware!

Udite, Amanti: Lovers, Beware! - Music from the seventeenth-century Barberini courts.

July 13, 2015

show

Pythagorean tuning

Name-Dropping

It's the art of musical name-dropping—paying respect to the masters that came before. This week, we bring you music that gives credit where credit is due!

July 17, 2015

podcast

Preface to Tobias Hume's The First Part of Ayres.

Cap’n Hume

Les Basses Réunies and music of the soldier-musician Tobias Hume.

July 20, 2015

show

pat o'brien right hand

Plectrums, Pizzicato, And Plucks

Plucked instruments—lutes, guitars, harps and harpsichords will pick and pizz us through the hour. Plus, a special tribute to lute player Pat O’Brien.

July 24, 2015

podcast

Luca Marenzio.

Marenzio’s Madrigals

Jealousy, murder, crimes of passion, hired assassins, and Marenzio's music for a pacifatory marriage.

July 27, 2015

show

Shira Kammen

My Tunes: Shira Kammen On “Shuffle”

Occasionally we like to ask people in the field of early music: "What are you listening to?" This hour, we’re focusing on multi-instrumentalist Shira Kammen!

July 31, 2015

podcast

Sirena Recorder Quartet.

Now And Then

Music from an ensemble who hopes to pass “seamlessly between different eras and musical styles, between now and then."

August 7, 2015

podcast

Juliane Laake.

Réserve 1111: Gambabüchlein

Good things come in small packages, like a manuscript of viol music held at the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris.

August 14, 2015

podcast

Danse des Nymphes.

My Favorite Instrument: Handel And The Oboe

"I wrote like the devil in those days, and chiefly for the oboe, which was my favorite instrument."

August 17, 2015

show

Monica Huggett

Monica Monikers

We’re investigating the moniker Monica! We’ll trace a tune dubbed “Monica” that was popular throughout Europe for two centuries, and so much more...

August 21, 2015

podcast

Johann Kuhnau.

The Kuhnau Project

Opella Musica and the Camerata Lipsiensis release the first installment of an ongoing series devoted to Johann Kuhnau’s complete sacred works.

August 24, 2015

show

Frescobaldi

Radicals And Firestarters In Early Music

We're bringing you some of the most radical musical diversions from the norm, courtesy of bold, maverick, or legitimately insane composers.

August 28, 2015

podcast

Camerata Köln.

They Called Him “Le Romain”

A french flute player with an Italian nickname, Jacques Martin Hotteterre, "Le Romain."

September 4, 2015

podcast

Concerto Caledonia.

Purcell’s Revenge

Concerto Caledonia’s recording colors outside the lines of what we’ve come to expect from performances of Purcell's music.

September 14, 2015

show

different birds

EMA’s Young Performers Festival, Part One

We’re showcasing a new generation of early music performers in part one of a 3-part series of episodes of music from Early Music America's 2015 YPF!

September 18, 2015

podcast

Il Giardino Armonico.

Haydn 2032

Il Giardino Armonico's Haydn 2032 project looks forward to the 300th anniversary of the composer's birth.

September 28, 2015

show

forgotten clefs

EMA’s Young Performers Festival, Part Two

We’ll hear from Oberlin Baroque and a renaissance wind band from Indiana University, plus, a recording of world premieres from gambist Julianne Laake!

October 5, 2015

show

Seattle Historical Arts for Kids

EMA’s Young Performers Festival, Part Three

We have concert performances from Seattle Historical Arts for Kids and McGill University, plus a featured recording devoted to the music of Heinrich Laufenberg.

October 9, 2015

podcast

Arcangelo Corelli. Portrait by Jan Frans van Douven before 1713.

Corelli’s Influence

A trailblazer, an innovator, a pioneer…all titles that describe the iconic 18th century composer Arcangelo Corelli.

October 12, 2015

show

kiss

Kiss Me!

This hour, we bring you kisses in all times and tempos. Plus, we bid farewell to multi-instrumentalist Tom Zajac, who passed away on August 31, 2015.

October 16, 2015

podcast

Fortepiano attributed to Johann Fritz, Vienna, c. 1815.

Say Who? Franciszek Lessel

When asked to name a famous Polish pianist-composer before Chopin but after Haydn, how many would come up with the name Franciszek Lessel?

October 26, 2015

show

Scott Reiss

A Tribute To Scott Reiss

We’re remembering Scott Reiss, an early music pioneer and phenomenal recorder player who passed away ten years ago this year on December 15th, 2005.

October 30, 2015

podcast

LeStrange Viols

LeStrange Viols

LeStrange Viols dedicates an entire disc to William Cranford’s consort music for 4, 5, and 6 viols.

November 16, 2015

show

binkley

In Memoriam Thomas Binkley

We're marking the 20th anniversary of the passing of Thomas Binkley, a pioneer in the field of medieval music and founder of IU’s Early Music Institute.

December 4, 2015

podcast

Thomas Kingo. From: J. P. Trap,

Kingo’s Song Books

A new recording from the Phemius Consort situates Thomas Kingo and Danish hymnody in the wider context of the baroque sound world.

December 14, 2015

show

nativity

In Italia: A Renaissance Christmas

Celebrate the holiday season with Nativity music from the late Renaissance in Europe, performed by the musicians of the Historical Performance Institute.

December 18, 2015

podcast

Amanda Forsythe

The Power Of Love

Love is one theme that never grows old. Soprano Amanda Forsythe and Apollo’s Fire delve into Handel’s take on the subject with arias from several of his operas.

December 28, 2015

show

whisper

Secrets

We’re donning our detective hats as we winkle out musical secrets large and small—from secret codes to secret scandals, plus a featured release by Sabrina Frey.

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