This week on Harmonia we explore one of the most fascinating and complex instruments that was ever misunderstood: the hurdy-gurdy.
We’ll sample storms on sea and land, plus a featured release by the stormily named American baroque orchestra Tempesta di Mare.
Love and the Renaissance frottola, Musicologist Robert Green on the French Baroque hurdy-gurdy, and a Mendelssohn arrangement of Handel’s Acis and Galatea.
Musical instruments from the Middle Ages, Baroque oboist John Abberger, and Private Musicke performs music of Spanish Renaissance composer Alonso Mudarra.
Robert Green, musicologist and performer on the hurdy-gurdy, answers questions about his chosen instrument.
Rustic musical instruments and compositions in imitation of birds.