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.
For many composers grappling with the death of a colleague or patron, the best memorial proved to be...music. We’ll hear a selection of musical memorials.
We’re heading into battle this hour, for a sampling of music by, for, or about soldiers.
We’re touring Vienna, with works by Haydn and Beethoven performed on period instruments, instrumental sonatas by Schmelzer and a groundbreaking opera by Gluck.
We've handpicked a variety of early music recordings – new and old – to help get you into the spirit of the holiday season: Bach, Schutz, chant and more.
Some of the best early music heard in the past year.
Two excellent Handel recordings with countertenor Bejun Mehta (Harmonia Mundi) and contralto Nathalie Stutzmann (DHM).
Mezzo-soprano Vivica Genaux sings baroque arias composed for castrato Farinelli and Le Concert de Nations performs excerpts from Vivaldi's opera 'Farnace.'
The beginning of an exploration of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra’s commissions inspired by the Brandenburg Concertos of J.S. Bach.
Haydn symphonies with the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra (Harmonia Mundi) and Nocturnes for the King of Naples with Mozzafiato and L’Archibudelli (Sony).