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!
Ah, Valentine’s Day – a time to cherish a new romance or rekindle an old flame! This week on Harmonia, we explore the sounds of a trio of instruments d'amore.
“Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.” This hour on Harmonia, we’ll catch a fright listening to scary sounds for Halloween.
A concerto program from the Irish Baroque Orchestra features instruments less often on exhibit in solo roles, as well as instruments in unusual combinations.
We’re spinning some of early music’s “hit #1 singles,” alongside some listener requests.
We’ll sample storms on sea and land, plus a featured release by the stormily named American baroque orchestra Tempesta di Mare.
A tour of the violin in Italy with music by composers both famous and forgotten.
The Munich Baroque Soloists play familiar and not-so-familiar music. Revisit Vivaldi favorites and get to know Johann Zach.
This hour, we'll hear music by, for and about various "Catherines," shine a spotlight on Catherine Mackintosh, and feature a CD by the ensemble La Reverdie.
"Tinker, Tailor, / Soldier, Sailor, / Rich Man, Poor Man, / Beggar Man, Thief..."