Plucked instruments—lutes, guitars, harps and harpsichords will pick and pizz us through the hour. Plus, a special tribute to lute player Pat O’Brien.
Laughter and tears: two of the most human forms of expression. This week on Harmonia, you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll sample a recording by John Holloway.
"Tinker, Tailor, / Soldier, Sailor, / Rich Man, Poor Man, / Beggar Man, Thief..."
We asked musician Alison Melville: "What are you listening to right now?" Also, music by Diomedes Cato, and a CD from The Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado.
Music by cabinet makers, poets, world leaders, who ducked, or bucked, their non-musical lives to make music of lasting power. Plus, the flute in consort...
Two new releases of music by John Dowland, a composer whose works are still being performed, admired and enjoyed.
We’re marking the birth of John Dowland and the death of Gesualdo, and we’re saying goodbye to a friend, oboist Washington McClain.
We’re shining a spotlight on soprano Julianne Baird. We’ll also hear a modern approach to English renaissance music on a featured release by Joel Frederiksen.
A re-issue of Alfred Deller's 1978 recording of Dowland lute songs, and Italian chitarrone music performed by Jakob Lindberg.
Music for two... two lutes, two vihuelas, and two new releases.