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.
Udite, Amanti: Lovers, Beware! - Music from the seventeenth-century Barberini courts.
"Ah, let me die! I shall shed blood from my neck, but not tears from my eyes."
Roberta Invernizzi and Filippo Mineccia sing music from the Baroque era in Italy.
We’re exploring music for saints associated with the Celtic Isles. Plus, we’ll focus on the harp's use in Renaissance consorts and hear music from Atalante.
Erin Headley directs the ensemble Atalante in a recording of "passionate, sensual, macabre and erotic narratives from 17th-century Rome."
A sampling of music from the 2011 EMA Naxos Recording Competition. We’ll feature the five finalists including the winning ensemble, Wayward Sisters.
Depictions of Cupid in baroque music from France, Italy, England, and Latin America.
This week on Harmonia we’ll look at the rose as a symbol for a person, place, and thing.