This week on 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.
Let’s take a quick look back to the year 1500. Pinzon discovered an estuary of the Amazon, future Holy Roman Emperor Charles V was born, and more.
We’re solving an antiphon mystery: Why are there so many pieces titled “In nomine”? We’ll find out why, as well as explore the origins of the sackbut.
We'll explore traditional music from Scotland and medieval music from the region of the Rhine River. Plus, a featured release of from Stile Antico and Fretwork.
This week, Bach's influence continues to spread to the string instruments.
An introduction to Obsidian Records, Britain's new early music label, featuring world-class performances of music from the Renaissance.
Renaissance music by Jewish composers with the viola da gamba consort Fretwork.
This week on Harmonia: the music of a small fraternity of Renaissance and baroque composers who were blind from childhood, plus a new release by La Serenissima.
On Harmonia this week, the Great Musicians Series continues with an in-depth look at Barthold Kuijken, one of the pioneers in baroque flute performance.
A mix of music and food, as well as compositions about food and drink.