Wind bands have been tickling our ears for centuries, in war, on the athletic field, and in the concert hall.
"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 hour on Harmonia, we’re listening to the sounds of frogs, snakes, and serpents, both real and mythological.
A new recording from the Phemius Consort situates Thomas Kingo and Danish hymnody in the wider context of the baroque sound world.
Love’s gone bad this hour on Harmonia, as we explore music by—and for—the brokenhearted.
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’re celebrating the achievements of Reinhard Goebel, founder of Musica Antiqua Köln. Plus, more about 17th-c. theorist A. Kircher and a CD by Quire Cleveland.
Take a tour of Marin Marias' life's work by way of three new recordings.
We’re exploring the musical bonds between students and teachers. Plus, we'll hear viol music of Marin Marais on our featured recording.