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Posts tagged John Blow

May 19, 2014

 

16th-century funeral procession

Elegies

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.

January 11, 2013

 

A vew of Westminster Abbey.

English Drive-By

We’re visiting that very special genre of English choral music with three new CD's

September 9, 2012

 

big ben

A Musical Tour Of London

We’re exploring some of the oldest musical centers of London.

September 6, 2010

 

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

New Music/Early Music: The New Brandenburgs, pt. 1

The beginning of an exploration of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra’s commissions inspired by the Brandenburg Concertos of J.S. Bach.

February 8, 2010

 

statue of cupid

Cupid, Love, and the Baroque

Depictions of Cupid in baroque music from France, Italy, England, and Latin America.

October 26, 2009

 

statue of deceased woman

Saints and Martyrs: Louis, Michel, and Cecilia

A look at the lives of Christian saints with celebrations from 17th-century France and England... plus a recent release of choral works by Jean Mouton.

July 27, 2009

 

semi-nude woman embracing man

Venus & Adonis

A look at three settings of the Venus and Adonis story by composers Henry Desmarest, John Blow, and Tomás de Torrejón y Velasco.

July 6, 2009

 

man in tux and man uniterested

Baroque Duets

A look at a couple classic recordings of music for two tenors ("A Doi Tenori") and two countertenors ("Countertenor Duets by Purcell and Blow").

July 16, 2007

 

naked woman and man

The Good, the Bad, and the Wronged

This week on Harmonia, we look at the stories of deserted women. We’ll also review the debut release of the young British vocal ensemble Stile Antico.

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