You already know what it looks like – the soaring towers and imposing façade of Westminster Abbey. But do you know what it sounds like?
This week on Harmonia, we’re firing up our time machine and setting the dial back four hundred years to 1616 – what will we hear?
The early music world lost one of its most important figures when Nikolaus Harnoncourt passed away on March 5th, 2016.
We're exploring music inspired by birdsong and the art of the fantasia.
Let's celebrate the life of early-music pioneer Frans Brüggen, who passed away in 2014. We'll also mark the 250th anniversary of Rameau's death.
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.
We’ll hear music of Neidhart, Ockeghem, Pierre de la Rue, Falvetti and Vivaldi. Plus, a “classic” release, the first recording by the ensemble La Petite Bande.
Kuijken talks about his role as artistic director of Indy Baroque and his approach to music making. He also shares memories of Gustav Leonhardt.
I sat down with Jacques earlier this spring to discuss his latest projects and some of his favorite recordings.
Explore music from the city of Ferrara, and hear “new music” from 17th c. Italy performed by the ensemble Quicksilver. Also, we pay tribute to Gustav Leonhardt.