As Oscar Wilde once wrote, “After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.”
Music has played an important role for centuries in the celebration of the Feast of All Saints.
Martin Luther was a great fan of music, and on Harmonia this week, in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we’re exploring Lutheran composers.
“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’ll hit the road, exploring medieval and renaissance songs of travel, mostly from Spain and Portugal.
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.