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August 15, 2014

 

Portrait of Oswald von Wolkenstein in the Innsbruck manuscript of 1432.

The Cosmopolitan: Oswald Von Wolkenstein

In the arts, an appreciation of a creation is fed by a knowledge of its creator. Get to know Oswald von Wolkenstein with a new recording from Ensemble Leones.

March 3, 2014

 

Musica Antiqua Köln LP

Reinhard Goebel and Musica Antiqua Köln

We’re celebrating the achievements of Reinhard Goebel, founder of Musica Antiqua Köln. Plus, more about 17th-c. theorist A. Kircher and a CD by Quire Cleveland.

January 3, 2014

 

Brothel by Joachim Beuckelaer (1562)

Wandering Down Grope Lane

Music of brothels and bawdy houses of Purcell's England, performed by The City Waites.

November 17, 2013

 

saint cecilia

Thanks And Praise

Gratitude is a theme often explored in early music, and we’ll hear expressions of thanks from a variety of sources on this edition of Harmonia.

November 4, 2013

 

bass viol

Music For Bass Instruments

We’re spending time with composers who played and wrote for bass instruments, and we’ll explore music for three violins and hear chant from the Thomas Gradual.

September 16, 2013

 

field of cloth of gold

Field Of Cloth Of Gold

In 1520, kings Henry and Francis met for 17 days of celebration and pomp. We’ll explore the musical side of this meeting. Plus a release by the Boston Camerata.

September 13, 2013

 

Title page of a 1604 publication of Dowland's Lachrimae.

John Dowland: 450 Years And Counting

Two new releases of music by John Dowland, a composer whose works are still being performed, admired and enjoyed.

September 10, 2013

 

echo

Echo!

On this episode of Harmonia, we’re listening for echoes! Plus, we’ll explore some curious inventions from composer Biagio Marini in our featured recording.

July 19, 2013

 

East of the River

England And East Of The River

Music by the ensemble East of the River in a CD entitled Levantara, and 17th-century English music in a release called Strike the Viol.

April 8, 2013

 

captain kidd

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1645

Let’s take a quick look back in time to the year 1645: pirate William Kidd was born, composer Tobias Hume died, and the first hospital was founded in Montreal.

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