Dulcian is one of many names used to describe the one-piece ancestor of the modern bassoon.
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?
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.