"Whilst snug in their Club-Room, they jovially twine / The Myrtle of Venus with Bacchus’s Vine.” Those are some of the original words to our national anthem.
This week on Harmonia, we’re celebrating the feast day of St. Cecilia, the patron saint of – you guessed it – music.
We’re investigating the moniker Monica! We’ll trace a tune dubbed “Monica” that was popular throughout Europe for two centuries, and so much more...
“We’re game” this week as we explore music by gamblers, for gamblers, and about gamblers. (Dare you to join us!)
We're exploring music inspired by birdsong and the art of the fantasia.
For many composers grappling with the death of a colleague or patron, the best memorial proved to be...music. We’ll hear a selection of musical memorials.
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.
We’re marking the birth of John Dowland and the death of Gesualdo, and we’re saying goodbye to a friend, oboist Washington McClain.
Sonatas by François Couperin and music by his student, François Chauvon.