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July 14, 2014

 

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They Might Be Giants

Looking back at the giants and geniuses of music history through the medium of the string quartet: Palestrina, Lasso, Castello, Bach, Mozart, Pleyel and more.

April 11, 2014

 

Pietro Perugino's depiction of Mary at the Cross, 1482.

Scenes From The Gospels And Music For Passiontide

Two recordings paint a picture through music of the life and Passion of Christ.

December 16, 2013

 

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Santa’s Playlist

Here's a sampling from an array of early music recordings – new and old, from performers like the Tallis Scholars, Boston Camerata, The Sixteen, and more.

May 12, 2013

 

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From Japan To Europe, And Back Again

We're exploring early music exchanges between Japan and Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries. Plus we’ll hear music of the cornetto and Bach Collegium Japan.

April 14, 2013

 

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Going Green: Early Music Recycled

We’ll hear how composers have reused their own tunes and ideas, and what ideas they’ve borrowed from others. Plus, we’ll hear several instances of contrafacta.

September 12, 2011

 

Saint Peter

When In Rome…

It's a mini-early-music tour of Rome. We'll visit Vatican City, sample some Roman Carnival music, and more. Plus a featured release by The Cardinall’s Musick.

March 29, 2011

 

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A Springtime Celebration With Early Music Song And Dance

Harmonia celebrates springtime with songs and dance music from the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and early Baroque.

May 26, 2008

 

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Psalm 42

This week we discuss the many settings of Psalm 42, "As pants the hart." Also, a new release by Brandywine Baroque.

November 26, 2007

 

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The Art of Diminution

This week on Harmonia we explore examples of how instrumentalists created diminutions out of music by Palestrina, Crequillon, and others.

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