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Archive for Harmonia Early Music

December 22, 2014

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A Baroque Christmas In The New World

We’ll also hear villancicos, motets and so much more—all marking some part of the story of Christmas.

December 19, 2014

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Bach for Two

Bach sonatas, concertos, and even an orchestral suite arranged for two harpsichords. Emer Buckley, Jochewed Schwarz, and Masaki and Masato Suzuki perform.

December 18, 2014

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Remembering Frans Brüggen

Let's celebrate the life of early-music pioneer Frans Brüggen, who passed away in 2014. We'll also mark the 250th anniversary of Rameau's death.

December 12, 2014

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The Spy's Choirbook

Petrus Alamire, in addition to his musical endeavors, may have acted as a political spy for Henry the VIII.

November 30, 2014

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2014 EMA Baroque Competition Finalists

Five ensembles performed in Early Music America's Baroque Performance Competition. We’ll hear from the finalists, including the winner, Infusion Baroque!

November 28, 2014

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Merula, Opus 11

A world premiere recording of Tarquinio Merula’s complete op. 11, collected in one recording.

November 21, 2014

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Masses For 1453

Cantica Symphonia performs two of Dufay’s arguably most influential polyphonic works: 'Missa Se la face ay pale and Missa L’homme arme.

November 14, 2014

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Giacoso! A Flair For The Playful

L’accademia Giocosa perform works by Telemann that represent the composers' versatility and the three-dimensionality of his imagination.

November 7, 2014

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Father and Son Praetorius

Works by father and son composers Hieronymus and Jacob Praetorius performed on the historical Scherer Organ.

October 31, 2014

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Father And Son Manfredini

Francezo Manfredini and his son Vincenzo Manfredini: sinfonie da chiesa to string quartet.

October 24, 2014

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Cello And Viola Da Gamba: Schenck, Berteau And Bach

Lixsania Fernandez and Johannes Schenck, Christophe Coin and Martin Berteau, Shirley Hunt and J.S. Bach.

October 17, 2014

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Music Of The Sephardim

Sephardic Music performed by Yaniv d'Or, Ensemble Naya, and the Apollo Ensemble.

October 10, 2014

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Smith's Seasons

Toss your flip-flops in the back of the closet and dig out your favorite fuzzy sweater...summer has passed, autumn is here and winter is on the way.

October 3, 2014

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Lamento

"Ah, let me die! I shall shed blood from neck, but not tears from my eyes."

October 2, 2014

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Laughter And Tears

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.

September 26, 2014

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Joseph Martin Kraus

Kraus’s writing is incredibly lyrical and singable….earworms are guaranteed!

September 25, 2014

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Musica

We're listening to music about music on this edition of Harmonia!

September 22, 2014

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Team Berlin

Father and son together on one recording from the Norwegian Baroque Orchestra: music by Johan Daniel and Johan Heinrich Berlin.

September 12, 2014

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Rameau For Two

What’s better than one harpsichord? Two of course!

September 5, 2014

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Angel Instruments

The Cosmopolitan: Ensemble Leones performs music of minnesinger, Oswald von Wolkenstein.

August 29, 2014

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Munich Baroque Soloists

Munich Baroque Soloists play familiar and not-so-familiar music: revisit Vivaldi favorites, and get to know Johann Zach.

August 22, 2014

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The Triumph Of Time And Truth

Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?

August 15, 2014

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The Cosmopolitan: Oswald Von Wolkenstein

In the arts, an appreciation of a creation is fed by a knowledge of its creator. Get to know Oswald von Wolkenstein with a new recording from Ensemble Leones.

August 11, 2014

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Birthday Boys

2014 is the 600th anniversary of the Council of Constance and the 300th birthday of Carl Philipp Emmanuel Bach. Christoph Willibald Gluck and Niccolò Jommelli.

August 8, 2014

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Occitan Nights

A 2014 Ricercar release from Ensemble Céladon, led by Paulin Bündgen, presents music of the Troubadours.

August 1, 2014

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Spanish Baroque Meets Flamenco!

Las Idas Y Las Vueltas: Spanish Baroque Meets Flamenco!

July 18, 2014

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The Ear Of Zurbarán

The connection between visual art and musical sound.

July 14, 2014

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They Might Be Giants

Looking back at the giants and geniuses of music history.

July 4, 2014

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Ferrandini (AKA Handel)

Music by a composer whose music you may have heard, but whose name you might not know.

June 30, 2014

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One Is The Loveliest Number

We're exploring paeans to solitude, songs of unrequited love—even a sumptuous soundscape sprung from a single note.

June 27, 2014

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Ensemble Labyrinthus

Latin conductus and rondelli from 12th-14th century Swiss Monasteries and libraries.

June 23, 2014

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Call Me Cate

This hour, we'll hear music by, for and about various "Catherines," shine a spotlight on Catherine Mackintosh, and feature a CD by the ensemble La Reverdie.

June 20, 2014

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A Claviorga-whaa??

Hear an instrument that may be "new to you!"

June 13, 2014

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All In A Life's Work: Arcangelo Corelli

Arcangelo Corelli’s complete published chamber music performed by the Avison Ensemble.

June 6, 2014

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Barqouevolution

Roberta Invernizzi and Filippo Mineccia sing music from the Baroque era in Italy.

June 2, 2014

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Tainted Love

Love’s gone bad this hour on Harmonia, as we explore music by—and for—the brokenhearted.

May 30, 2014

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A Visit To Constance

We're dropping in on the historic Council of Konstanz with a recording from Capella de la Torre, and music that might have been heard there in the 15th c.

May 23, 2014

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Hummel And The Fortepiano

We’re headed into the 19th century with Hummel piano concertos, recorded for the first time on period instruments by Solamente Naturali.

May 19, 2014

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Elegies

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.

May 16, 2014

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Onward And Upward

Kudos to Jean Lamon for over three decades with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra!

May 12, 2014

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And One Was A Soldier

We’re heading into battle this hour, for a sampling of music by, for, or about soldiers.

May 9, 2014

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The Mozart-Bach Connection

Christophe Rousset plays Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier Book II, and the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin plays related works by Mozart and his contemporaries.

May 5, 2014

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All In A Garden Green

We’re celebrating gardens and harvesting musical blooms from across the centuries—flowers and fruit and everything green.

May 2, 2014

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ACRONYM Knows Their ABC's

The ACRONYM ensemble plays the Alphabet Sonatas by Johann Christoph Pezel.

April 25, 2014

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Unaccompanied

Music for violin alone-Luigi de Filippi and Thibault Noally perform.

April 18, 2014

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The French And English Suites

Bach's English and the French suites performed by Colin Tilney on clavichord and Richard Egarr on harpsichord.

April 13, 2014

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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Tinker, Tailor, / Soldier, Sailor, / Rich Man, Poor Man, / Beggar Man, Thief.

April 11, 2014

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Scenes From The Gospels And Music For Passiontide

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

April 6, 2014

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Cranky Organists

Music by some “cranky” organists from Restoration England! Plus, we continue our look at theorist Athanasius Kircher and feature a recent CD by Chatham Baroque.

April 4, 2014

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¡Tambalagumbá!

Early World Music in Latin America and the convergence of cultures.

March 28, 2014

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Telemann, Bach, And Luther

Two recordings of music from the Lutheran tradition composed by Bach and Telemann.

March 23, 2014

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A Case Of Mistaken Identity

We’re exploring cases of mistaken identity and musical misattribution. Plus, we’ll hear medieval music performed by the ensemble Trefoil.

March 21, 2014

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Love And Loss

Two new recordings from the ensemble Arcangelo.

March 14, 2014

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Musick For A While

The music of Henry Purcell—three different interpretations from three different recordings.

March 7, 2014

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Say Who? David Funck

This week we revisit our "Say Who" series with music by the little known composer, David Funck.

March 3, 2014

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Reinhard Goebel and Musica Antiqua Köln

We’re celebrating the achievements of Reinhard Goebel, founder of Musica Antiqua Köln. Plus, more about 17th-c. theorist A. Kircher and a CD by Quire Cleveland.

February 28, 2014

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Blue Heron and the Peterhouse Partbooks

Music from an important source of English music from the era of Henry VIII.

February 21, 2014

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This Is Fantastic!

Two fantastic ensembles, playing some fantastic music in the fantastic style.

February 14, 2014

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Bach And The Violin, Part 3

The last in a series featuring music that Bach wrote for the violin.The Freiburg Baroque Orchestra performs concertos for one, two and three violins.

February 7, 2014

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Bach And The Violin, Part 2

A continuation of a three-part series featuring music that Bach wrote for the violin. Ton Koopman and Catherine Manson perform.

January 31, 2014

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Bach And The Violin, Part 1

The first of a three part series of music Bach wrote for the violin.

January 24, 2014

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A Medieval Bouquet

Trefoil performs music centering on the symbolism of flowers in the music and poetry of the middle ages.

January 17, 2014

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Arthur Haas and Webb Wiggins Keep It Original

Harpsichords with personality! Arthur Haas and Webb Wiggins perform on 17th and 18th century original instruments.

January 13, 2014

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My Tunes: Alison Melville

We asked musician Alison Melville: "What are you listening to right now?" Also, music by Diomedes Cato, and a CD from The Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado.

January 10, 2014

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Mozart's Requiem A La Levin

Mozart’s Requiem exists only as fragments—its completion attended to posthumously by many others.

January 3, 2014

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Wandering Down Grope Lane

Music of Brothels and Bawdy Houses of Purcell's England, performed by The City Waites.

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