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Posts tagged John Dowland

September 17, 2016


Fretwork members trying on hats

A Fretwork Retrospective, Part 1

This week on Harmonia, we begin our 3-part celebration of the British-based viol consort Fretwork.

July 4, 2016


Daffodils, sighing


We’re sighing, in love, loss, or some combination of the two, as we hear recordings featuring the Consort of Musicke, and more!

July 20, 2015


pat o'brien right hand

Plectrums, Pizzicato, And Plucks

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.

October 2, 2014


laughing fool

Laughter And Tears

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.

April 13, 2014


The Tailor

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

"Tinker, Tailor, / Soldier, Sailor, / Rich Man, Poor Man, / Beggar Man, Thief..."

January 13, 2014


Alison Melville

My Tunes: Alison Melville

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.

November 24, 2013


day job: blacksmith

Quit Your Day Job!

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...

September 13, 2013


Title page of a 1604 publication of Dowland's Lachrimae.

John Dowland: 450 Years And Counting

Two new releases of music by John Dowland, a composer whose works are still being performed, admired and enjoyed.

May 22, 2013


Baroque oboe.

A Toast To Two Renaissance Masters

We’re marking the birth of John Dowland and the death of Gesualdo, and we’re saying goodbye to a friend, oboist Washington McClain.

January 6, 2013


julianne baird

Spotlight On Julianne Baird

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.

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