We’re on a musical tour of Madrid, where Roman, Visigothic, Jewish, Moorish and countless other traditions converged. Plus, a featured CD of Armenian music.
A look at the poetry behind some of the most popular Renaissance vocal music. Plus, Nigel North performs in a featured release of music by Robert Johnson.
Some of the best early music heard in the past year.
Anonymous 4 explores medieval English carol and early American Christmas song, Stile Antico serves up Tudor music, and Monserrat Figueras with Hesperion XXI.
Concerts from the 2009 Bloomington Early Music Festival, including performances by Hesperus, fortepianist Shuann Chai, ensemble L'AURA, and Chatham Baroque.
Recordings of Spanish colonial music released by the Fundacion de Musica, an organization devoted to the research and study of Colombia’s music history.
Music by The Rose Ensemble from early Spain, Baroque Mexico, and 19th-century Hawaii, plus a debut release of the trio Rubato Appassionato.
On Harmonia this week we explore the Spanish popular song known as the villancico. We’ll also review a new release of Mozart’s works for keyboard and violin.