Harmonia Early Music

Posts tagged 17th century

February 11, 2013

 

Mariana's convent window

Harmonia Time Capsule: Mariana Alcoforado

Let’s take a quick look back to 17th-century Portugal and the legend of the famous love-sick nun, Mariana Alcoforado.

February 6, 2012

 

Gardens at Versailles

La Belle Danse

The celebrated 17th-century orchestra, the 24 Violons of Versailles, included many different sizes of violon.

December 22, 2011

 

Painting of the Adoration of the Magi by an anonymous Renaissance master

A Charpentier Christmas

Here's a little holiday cheer a la Charpentier.

December 7, 2011

 

Members of Fretwork

Fretwork’s Reinterpretation Of The Goldbergs

This week, Bach's influence continues to spread to the string instruments.

November 30, 2011

 

Members include John Mark Rozendaal, Rachel Barton Pine, and David Schrader

A French Soiree

An ensemble stops off in France after their exploration of other European centers.

November 20, 2011

 

Some fall harvests in table decoration

Harvest Season

We'll hear merchant cries from London, witness the marriage of music and ritual, and dine at a Musical Banquet. For dessert: a featured release from A Chantar.

October 5, 2011

 

Three ballerinas perform a grand jete

Music And Dance Together In Seventeenth-Century France

A composer who could coordinate more than just his fingers.

September 4, 2011

 

Stabat Mater

Choral Works During Early Opera

Choral music during a time when opera was the new kid in town…

May 27, 2011

 

Constantinople

Ensemble Constantinople

This week, a recording where east meets west and the old and new blend together.

April 29, 2011

 

winchester_college

Oratorios, London, And Winchester College

This week, necessity is the mother of a new vocal genre.

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