Wind bands have been tickling our ears for centuries, in war, on the athletic field, and in the concert hall.
Knights, peasants, crusades, chants, and saints—this week on Harmonia, we’ll explore aspects of medieval European history.
You already know what it looks like – the soaring towers and imposing façade of Westminster Abbey. But do you know what it sounds like?
This hour on Harmonia, we’ll explore the diverse musical influences in medieval and baroque Spain through the lens of some innovative performers.
Ever since some bright human ancestor got the idea to rub two sticks together, fire has enthralled us.
Tap your toes, grab your dancing shoes, and find a partner. This week on Harmonia, we’re exploring dances heard in the Spanish Viceroys of Colonial America.
We’ll sample storms on sea and land, plus a featured release by the stormily named American baroque orchestra Tempesta di Mare.
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.
This hour, we’re looking at families wired for song! Plus, music from Jordi Savall and his two musical offspring.
“We’re game” this week as we explore music by gamblers, for gamblers, and about gamblers. (Dare you to join us!)