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Laura Osterlund

Laura Osterlund is a scriptwriter for Harmonia, recorder player, and student at McGill Univeristy in Montreal, Canada. In 2007, she moved from the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois to Montreal in pursuit of a B.Mus. with major concentrations in Early Music Performance and Music History. Laura is an active musician throughout Montreal and Chicago and an avid memberof the movement to promote Early Music performance, pedagogy, research, and appreciation throughout North America.

Recent Posts by Laura Osterlund

June 3, 2012

 

The Abbey of Saint-Pierre

Marcel Pérès: Musician, Musicologist, Medievalist

A look at the work of Marcel Pérès, an introduction to the viola da gamba, and a featured release highlighting some of the earliest music for the cello.

April 29, 2012

 

William Christie

A Spotlight On William Christie

We'll take a look at the Parisian chanson and explore the work of early music pioneer, William Christie. Plus, music by German composer Heinrich Isaac.

April 2, 2012

 

Sir Walter Raleigh

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1618

Let’s take a look back in time. . . . We spun the wheel, and it landed on 1618.

April 1, 2012

 

Palazzo dei Diamanti

A Musical Tour Of Ferrara

Explore music from the city of Ferrara, and hear “new music” from 17th c. Italy performed by the ensemble Quicksilver. Also, we pay tribute to Gustav Leonhardt.

February 6, 2012

 

Seal of Albert I

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1170

Let’s take a quick look back in time. . . to the year 1170. . .and the birth of Sir Walter of the Bird-Field, and the death of a bear and an archbishop.

February 5, 2012

 

Botticelli's Venus

Immortal Beloved

No, we're not referring to the Beethoven movie... We're celebrating love on this episode with words by Petrarch, iconic lovers like Robin and Marion, and more.

January 22, 2012

 

Musica Pacifica

A Musica Pacifica Retrospective

We’ll visit with ensemble Musica Pacifica and learn the history of the early harp. Plus a featured release of Baroque music by Sphera AntiQua.

January 1, 2012

 

Astronomical Clock

A Musical Tour Of Prague

We’ll unravel the city’s intricate tradition of liturgical music, revel in masterworks by Czech natives and more. Plus, a featured release of music by Knüpfer.

December 19, 2011

 

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 18, 2011

 

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.

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