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.
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?