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December 6, 2013

 

Portrait of Louis XIV of France by Pierre Mignard (1612-1695).

Music From The Court Of Louis XIV

John Kitchen performs on the 1755 Baillon harpsichord, and Manuel Staropoli plays music by Robert de Visee on flute and various recorders.

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.

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.

January 21, 2013

 

from The Chantilly Manuscript.

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1350

Let’s take a quick look back in time to the year 1350 and the birth of a Dominican friar, the death of two kings, and the Battle of Winchelsea.

January 7, 2013

 

Graduale Aboense

Harmonia Time Capsule: 1156

Let’s take a quick look back in time. . . to the year 1156, the death of Finland's Saint Henry and France's Peter the Venerable, and the birth a french count.

December 31, 2012

 

abelard at pere lachaise

Harmonia Time Capsule: Père Lachaise Cemetery

Let’s take a quick look back in time . . . to a renowned Parisian cemetery.

December 30, 2012

 

plan de paris

A Musical Tour Of Paris

We're recalling the history of some of Paris' most musical attractions! Plus, a featured release by Rogers Covey-Crump, Christopher O'Gorman, and John Potter.

November 23, 2012

 

View of the Palace of Versailles from the garden.

Musiques Sacrées à Versailles

Sacred music from Versailles: Music written by French composers, performed by French musicians on a recording sponsored by a French institution.

November 2, 2012

 

NASA MODIS satellite imagery of the Strait of Dover, the narrowest part of the English Channel.

Medieval Music From England And France

Two recordings explore a pastiche of musical styles in England and France across several centuries.

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