This hour on Harmonia, we’re listening to the sounds of frogs, snakes, and serpents, both real and mythological.
This week on Harmonia, we begin our 3-part celebration of the British-based viol consort Fretwork.
We’re sighing, in love, loss, or some combination of the two, as we hear recordings featuring the Consort of Musicke, and more!
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.