As Oscar Wilde once wrote, “After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.”
“I was never less alone than when by myself,” wrote English historian Edward Gibbon.
Dulcian is one of many names used to describe the one-piece ancestor of the modern bassoon.
Wind bands have been tickling our ears for centuries, in war, on the athletic field, and in the concert hall.
This week on Harmonia we explore one of the most fascinating and complex instruments that was ever misunderstood: the hurdy-gurdy.
"Whilst snug in their Club-Room, they jovially twine / The Myrtle of Venus with Bacchus’s Vine.” Those are some of the original words to our national anthem.
Sit, stay, good dog! This week on Harmonia, our furry and feathered friends are taking center stage.
Did you know that founding father Thomas Jefferson was the first major contributor to the Library of Congress?
What do the Mardi Gras parades of New Orleans, the famous Carnival of Venice, and the Jewish holiday Purim all have in common? Why, costumes, of course!