Let’s take a quick look back in time . . . to a renowned Parisian cemetery.
We're recalling the history of some of Paris' most musical attractions! Plus, a featured release by Rogers Covey-Crump, Christopher O'Gorman, and John Potter.
A re-issue of Alfred Deller's 1978 recording of Dowland lute songs, and Italian chitarrone music performed by Jakob Lindberg.
Peter Phillips and the Tallis Scholars bring us music by Jean Mouton, a composer who was compared in his own day to Josquin des Pres.
Let’s take a quick look back in time. . . to the year 1400. . .
We’re celebrating Christmas with music from a variety of traditions, including two well-known carols, medieval music about St Nick, Byzantine chant, and more.
Mundus et Musica - music from the mysterious late fifteenth century Segovia manuscript
Georgians and the Californians: neighbors in a very different way!
Erin Headley directs the ensemble Atalante in a recording of "passionate, sensual, macabre and erotic narratives from 17th-century Rome"
Let’s take a quick look back in time. . . . We spun the wheel, and it landed on 1700. . .
We'll hear performances from the six finalists of Early Music America’s 2012 Baroque Performance Competition, plus a featured release from Blue Heron.
Sacred music from Versailles: Music written by French composers, performed by French musicians on a recording sponsored by a French institution.
Let’s take a quick look back in time. . . to the year 1250 and the birth of Giovanni Pisano and Guido Cavalcanti, the death of Leonardo Fibonacci, and more.
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.
Two Scarlatti recordings from the Houston based ensemble, Ars Lyrica.
Let’s take a quick look back in time…to the year 1715, the pinnacle of Stradivari's "golden period," the Sun King's death, and more.
Music from the Medici Codex, a continuation of our conversation with the Boston Camerata’s Anne Azéma, and the first solo concerto ever composed for the viola.
2 musicians + 4 viols + 2 lutes = 18 tracks of a rich palette of colors
Two recordings explore a pastiche of musical styles in England in France across several centuries.
Three French cantatas, a trio sonata and a harpsichord suite from the musicians of Aston Magna.
Join Wendy and Janelle as they listen to two new recordings of French harpsichord music.
Keith Collins interview Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra's Allison MacKay about past and future multimedia concert projects.
Let’s take a quick look back in time…to 1600, the year of publication for Jacopo Peri's Euridice and the adoption of the Gregorian calendar, and more.
Allison Mackay speaks about The Galileo Project. Plus, we explore the vihuela, and our featured release takes us down the path of the Pied Piper.
Earlier this year, Angela Mariani spoke with Boston Camerata's artistic director Anne Azéma. Here's the extended interview.
Let’s take a quick look back…to music-related publications in the year 1715.
Part one of a conversation with Boston Camerata director Anne Azema. Plus, we’ll explore the shawm as an instrument of the renaissance consort, and more.
Two new recordings from Aapo Häkkinen and the Helsinki Baroque Orchestra.
Music from a 500 year old manuscript of Latin liturgical music from pre-Reformation England.
Music for two: two lutes, two vihuelas and two new releases...
Let’s take a quick look back in time…to the musical heritage of the Cathedral in Bogotá, Columbia.
We’ll hear from two composers at Bogotá Cathedral, explore the origins of the saraband, and discover the ensemble Musica Temprana. Plus, a recent CD by Piffaro.
Wildcat Viols team up with Catherine Webster for music of seventeenth-century England.
Let’s take a quick look back to the year 1500. Pinzon discovered an estuary of the Amazon, future Holy Roman Emperor Charles V was born, and more.
We’re exploring some of the oldest musical centers of London.
Jordi Savall leads the Concert des Nations and seven soloists in this Vivaldi opera set in China.
The music of Bach performed by Violaine Cochard and Frédérick Haas on orginial harpsichords built in 1740 and 1751.
Josquin is famous, but have you ever heard of Jean Mouton, or Jean Richafort?
Let’s take a quick look back in time...to the year 1535, when explorers "discovered" Montreal, Canada, Lima, Peru, and the Galapegos Islands.
We’ll hear music of Neidhart, Ockeghem, Pierre de la Rue, Falvetti and Vivaldi. Plus, a “classic” release, the first recording by the ensemble La Petite Bande.
Anthems, motets, fantasias and voluntaries are recorded for the very first time.
Both recordings are beautifully done, but there are different choices in their interpretations which set each apart.
We’re saying happy birthday to Baroque Band, Bourbon Baroque, Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado, Tempesta di Mare and Ensemble Voltaire!
Thank you for your support of Harmonia, especially online.
Stuck like glue...like gum on a shoe? No, we prefer duct tape!
Let’s take a quick look back in time. . . . We spun the wheel, and it landed on 1333, a year of wars, murders and flood and so much more.
We’re solving an antiphon mystery: Why are there so many pieces titled “In nomine”? We’ll find out why, as well as explore the origins of the sackbut.
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Ensemble Gaudior, led by Alexandra MacCracken, perform music of Bach, Rameau, Biber and more.
If you like what we do at Harmonia, we might be sporting the same tail feather!
Alina Rotaru plays harpsichord music by Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck.
Harpsichord music of Johann Jacob Froberger played by the Romanian harpsichordist Alina Rotaru.
Let’s take a quick look back in time…we rolled the dice and it added up to 1638.
We’ll hear music created and published in Nuremberg, plus music by Schmelzer performed by the Freiburger Barock Consort.
Anonymous 4 celebrate the current millennium by looking back to the previous one.
South America's living baroque music is presented by L'Arpeggiata, led by Christina Pluhar.
Let’s take a quick look back in time...we spun the wheel, and it landed on 1474.
It’s the end of the world as we know it! We'll hear music on apocalyptic themes and explore some of the earliest polyphony ever sung.
La Serenissima play concertos for flute, oboe, violin, bassoon and strings
The Royall Consorts, William Lawes' best known works in his own lifetime, are performed by Les Voix Humaines.
Let's take a look back in time to 1529...a year of theological debates, the reinstatement of the Edict of Worms, and the death of the Bishop of Bordeaux...
We'll explore traditional music from Scotland and medieval music from the region of the Rhine River. Plus, a featured release of from Stile Antico and Fretwork.
Andrew Parrott reconstructs the music to mourn the death of Prince Leopold, the man who brought Bach to Cöthen.
Let’s take a quick look back in time...we spun the wheel, and it landed on 1377.
A look at the work of Marcel Pérès, an introduction to the viola da gamba, and a featured release highlighting some of the earliest music for the cello.
L'Ensemble Portique of Chicago plays Boismortier Trio Sonatas on recorder, violin, viola da gamba, violoncello and harpsichord
Kuijken talks about his role as artistic director of Indy Baroque and his approach to music making. He also shares memories of Gustav Leonhardt.
17th century music with a groove! A new recording of music composed by Schmelzer and performed by Freiburger Barock Consort.
The Canadian ensemble Tafelmusik celebrates the 400th anniversary of Galileo's first use of the telescope.
Brahms? On period instruments? Is that early music?
‘Tis the season for early music festivals and workshops!
The Choir of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, sings music from Taverner to Tavener!
Let’s take a quick look back in time. . . . We spun the wheel, and it landed on 1486.
We'll explore the work of early music pioneer, William Christie, and take a look at the Parisian chanson. Plus, music by German composer Heinrich Isaac.
Chorales of the Reformation and musical tradition across the centuries...blah..blah blahh...
Move over, Thomas Tallis - more music in 40 parts!
Medieval and Renaissance Music for Epiphany by Schola Antiqua of Chicago
I sat down with Jacques earlier this spring to discuss his latest projects and some of his favorite recordings.
Let’s take a quick look back in time…to the painting Allegory of Spring by 17th-century Polish painter and engraver Jerzy Siemiginowski.
Hesperion XXI, Jordi Savall, Montserrat Figueras, peace and a dialogue of souls - what more do you need to know?
Let’s take a look back in time. . . . We spun the wheel, and it landed on 1618.
Explore music from the city of Ferrara, and hear “new music” from 17th c. Italy performed by the ensemble Quicksilver. But first, a tribute to Gustav Leonhardt.
Ensemble Leones performs the music of Neidhart, a German Minnesinger.
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Recording of a little-known opera that was very successful in its own time.
Let’s take a look back in time… to the lives of some famous women from the Middle Ages.
From an Italian nun to lady troubadours in the middle ages to twenty-first century female musicians: we're exploring music written and performed by women.
A lost seventeenth century Italian "dialogue" is found!
An early sixteenth century mass in twelve parts - very unusual!
Harmonia extends congratulations to all this years' Grammy winners.
Let’s take a quick look back in time… to the year 1066 and the death of Edward the Confessor, the Battle of Hastings, and a manuscript of harp music.
A look at some composers that history has forgotten. Plus, we'll celebrate the life of singer Montserrat Figueras, who passed away in November 2011.
The celebrated 17th-century orchestra, the 24 Violons of Versailles, included many different sizes of violon.
Let’s take a quick look back in time. . . . to the year 1170. . .
No, we're not referring to the Beethoven movie... We're celebrating love on this episode with words by Petrarch and iconic lovers like Robin and Marion.
This week, should we call it Istanbul or Constantinople?
We remember the life and career of legendary early music performer, scholar, and teacher Gustav Leonhardt.
Let's take a quick look back in time...to the death of Margaret Stewart and birth of one popular preacher and two prominent composers, in the year 1445.
We’ll visit with ensemble Musica Pacifica and learn the history of the early harp. Plus a featured release of Baroque music by Sphera AntiQua.
Read our interview with Judith Linsenberg and Elizabeth Blumenstock of the ensemble Musica Pacifica.
Let’s take a quick look back in time... to the battle of Margate, the establishment of the oldest university in Germany, and more...in the year 1386.
Music from a mysterious figure from medieval France.
A sampling of music from the 2011 EMA Naxos Recording Competition. We’ll feature the five finalists including the winning ensemble, The Wayward Sisters.
Let’s take a quick look back in time. . . . to the year 1390.