We’re heading into battle this hour, for a sampling of music by, for, or about soldiers.
Let’s take a quick look back in time...to the year 1535, when explorers "discovered" Montreal, Canada, Lima, Peru, and the Galapegos Islands.
Claudio Monteverdi’s collection of sacred music, "Selva morale e spirituale," will be explored with performances by Cantus Cölln and Concerto Palatino.
On Harmonia this week we listen to some of cornettist Bruce Dickey’s more recent recordings. Plus, we review an upcoming release by Musica Pacifica.
This week on Harmonia we look at the musical contributions of the Gonzagas, who ruled Mantua for nearly four hundred years.
Baroque composers were notorious for ingratiating themselves to people of power, wealth, and influence. We'll look at dedication pages and their results.