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Archive for Harmonia Early Music

December 22, 2014


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


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


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


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


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


Merula, Opus 11

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

November 21, 2014


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


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


Father and Son Praetorius

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

October 31, 2014


Father And Son Manfredini

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

October 24, 2014


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


Music Of The Sephardim

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

October 10, 2014


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



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

October 2, 2014


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


Joseph Martin Kraus

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

September 25, 2014



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

September 22, 2014


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


Rameau For Two

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

September 5, 2014


Angel Instruments

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

August 29, 2014


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


The Triumph Of Time And Truth

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

August 15, 2014


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


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


Occitan Nights

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

August 1, 2014


Spanish Baroque Meets Flamenco!

Las Idas Y Las Vueltas: Spanish Baroque Meets Flamenco!

July 18, 2014


The Ear Of Zurbarán

The connection between visual art and musical sound.

July 14, 2014


They Might Be Giants

Looking back at the giants and geniuses of music history.

July 4, 2014


Ferrandini (AKA Handel)

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

June 30, 2014


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


Ensemble Labyrinthus

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

June 23, 2014


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


A Claviorga-whaa??

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

June 13, 2014


All In A Life's Work: Arcangelo Corelli

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

June 6, 2014



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

June 2, 2014


Tainted Love

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

May 30, 2014


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


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



For many composers grappling with the death of a colleague or patron, the best memorial proved to We’ll hear a selection of musical memorials.

May 16, 2014


Onward And Upward

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

May 12, 2014


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


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


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


ACRONYM Knows Their ABC's

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

April 25, 2014



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

April 18, 2014


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


Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

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

April 11, 2014


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


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



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

March 28, 2014


Telemann, Bach, And Luther

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

March 23, 2014


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


Love And Loss

Two new recordings from the ensemble Arcangelo.

March 14, 2014


Musick For A While

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

March 7, 2014


Say Who? David Funck

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

March 3, 2014


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


Blue Heron and the Peterhouse Partbooks

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

February 21, 2014


This Is Fantastic!

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

February 14, 2014


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


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


Bach And The Violin, Part 1

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

January 24, 2014


A Medieval Bouquet

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

January 17, 2014


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


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


Mozart's Requiem A La Levin

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

January 3, 2014


Wandering Down Grope Lane

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

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