This week on Harmonia we explore one of the most fascinating and complex instruments that was ever misunderstood: the hurdy-gurdy.
The English poet Robert Graves once said, “There’s no money in poetry, but there’s no poetry in money.”
"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.
Knights, peasants, crusades, chants, and saints—this week on Harmonia, we’ll explore aspects of medieval European history.
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?
How did tunes “go viral,” so to speak, centuries before there was any such thing as social media?
Although famous in his day, the music of French baroque composer Jean-Joseph de Mondonville has, nowadays, mostly been forgotten.
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!