The early music world lost one of its most important figures when Nikolaus Harnoncourt passed away on March 5th, 2016.
Tap your toes, grab your dancing shoes, and find a partner. This week on Harmonia, we’re exploring dances heard in the Spanish Viceroys of Colonial America.
The Tempest is one of Shakespeare’s most inherently musical plays. From pipe and tabor to Classical orchestra, the spirit Ariel soars with sweet melodies.
We’re sighing, in love, loss, or some combination of the two, as we hear recordings featuring the Consort of Musicke, and more!
We’re spinning some of early music’s “hit #1 singles,” alongside some listener requests.
Some people leave an indelible mark on their profession. This week’s edition of Harmonia is dedicated to just such a person: David Munrow.
We’ll sample storms on sea and land, plus a featured release by the stormily named American baroque orchestra Tempesta di Mare.
Thomas Tallis brings us a 40-voice motet, and a new generation of period performers plays music for an unusual combination of instruments, and more.
We’re exploring nearly seven hundred years of Easter, from the 11th century to the 18th century.
From fibs to falsification, cover-ups to conspiracies, we're ferreting out lies and liars in early music, (plus some music of Oswald von Wolkenstein).