Let’s take a quick look back in time…to 1759…a year of news and a year to remember.
The noble falcon, a crazed cyclops, and music imitating the sounds of battle -- an exploration of birds, beasts, and battles in Renaissance and Baroque music.
Two recordings by the English choir The Sixteen under the direction of Harry Christophers—Handel's Messiah and Bach's Christmas Oratorio.
A recording of Handel's cantatas on Marian themes with mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter and Reinhard Goebel directing Musica Antiqua Cologne.
Handel's op. 3 concertos for orchestra on the Harmonia Mundi label.
The Chandos label features The Early Opera Company in the first complete period instrument recording of Handel's opera Semele.
Ensemble La Risonanza's recording series of the complete Italian Cantatas of George Frideric Handel.
A search for sins after the Inquisition in the vocal music of George Frideric Handel, plus a new release of forgotten arias by Baldassare Galuppi.
This week on Harmonia we’ll look at the rose as a symbol for a person, place, and thing.
On Harmonia this week we’ll look at the men who applied to succeed Buxtehude at the Marienkirche in Lübeck. Plus, a new release by the ensemble Gothic Voices.