We’ll also hear villancicos, motets and so much more—all marking some part of the story of Christmas.
Bach sonatas, concertos, and even an orchestral suite arranged for two harpsichords. Emer Buckley, Jochewed Schwarz, and Masaki and Masato Suzuki perform.
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.
Petrus Alamire, in addition to his musical endeavors, may have acted as a political spy for Henry the VIII.
Five ensembles performed in Early Music America's Baroque Performance Competition. We’ll hear from the finalists, including the winner, Infusion Baroque!
A world premiere recording of Tarquinio Merula’s complete op. 11, collected in one recording.
Cantica Symphonia performs two of Dufay’s arguably most influential polyphonic works: 'Missa Se la face ay pale and Missa L’homme arme.
L’accademia Giocosa perform works by Telemann that represent the composers' versatility and the three-dimensionality of his imagination.
Works by father and son composers Hieronymus and Jacob Praetorius performed on the historical Scherer Organ.
Francezo Manfredini and his son Vincenzo Manfredini: sinfonie da chiesa to string quartet.
Lixsania Fernandez and Johannes Schenck, Christophe Coin and Martin Berteau, Shirley Hunt and J.S. Bach.
Sephardic Music performed by Yaniv d'Or, Ensemble Naya, and the Apollo Ensemble.
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.
"Ah, let me die! I shall shed blood from neck, but not tears from my eyes."
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.
Kraus’s writing is incredibly lyrical and singable….earworms are guaranteed!
We're listening to music about music on this edition of Harmonia!
Father and son together on one recording from the Norwegian Baroque Orchestra: music by Johan Daniel and Johan Heinrich Berlin.
The Cosmopolitan: Ensemble Leones performs music of minnesinger, Oswald von Wolkenstein.
Munich Baroque Soloists play familiar and not-so-familiar music: revisit Vivaldi favorites, and get to know Johann Zach.
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?
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.
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.
A 2014 Ricercar release from Ensemble Céladon, led by Paulin Bündgen, presents music of the Troubadours.
Las Idas Y Las Vueltas: Spanish Baroque Meets Flamenco!
Looking back at the giants and geniuses of music history.
Music by a composer whose music you may have heard, but whose name you might not know.
We're exploring paeans to solitude, songs of unrequited love—even a sumptuous soundscape sprung from a single note.
Latin conductus and rondelli from 12th-14th century Swiss Monasteries and libraries.
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.
Arcangelo Corelli’s complete published chamber music performed by the Avison Ensemble.
Roberta Invernizzi and Filippo Mineccia sing music from the Baroque era in Italy.
Love’s gone bad this hour on Harmonia, as we explore music by—and for—the brokenhearted.
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.
We’re headed into the 19th century with Hummel piano concertos, recorded for the first time on period instruments by Solamente Naturali.
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.
Kudos to Jean Lamon for over three decades with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra!
We’re heading into battle this hour, for a sampling of music by, for, or about soldiers.
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.
We’re celebrating gardens and harvesting musical blooms from across the centuries—flowers and fruit and everything green.
The ACRONYM ensemble plays the Alphabet Sonatas by Johann Christoph Pezel.
Music for violin alone-Luigi de Filippi and Thibault Noally perform.
Bach's English and the French suites performed by Colin Tilney on clavichord and Richard Egarr on harpsichord.
Tinker, Tailor, / Soldier, Sailor, / Rich Man, Poor Man, / Beggar Man, Thief.
Two recordings paint a picture through music of the life and Passion of Christ.
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.
Early World Music in Latin America and the convergence of cultures.
Two recordings of music from the Lutheran tradition composed by Bach and Telemann.
We’re exploring cases of mistaken identity and musical misattribution. Plus, we’ll hear medieval music performed by the ensemble Trefoil.
The music of Henry Purcell—three different interpretations from three different recordings.
This week we revisit our "Say Who" series with music by the little known composer, David Funck.
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.
Music from an important source of English music from the era of Henry VIII.
Two fantastic ensembles, playing some fantastic music in the fantastic style.
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.
A continuation of a three-part series featuring music that Bach wrote for the violin. Ton Koopman and Catherine Manson perform.
The first of a three part series of music Bach wrote for the violin.
Trefoil performs music centering on the symbolism of flowers in the music and poetry of the middle ages.
Harpsichords with personality! Arthur Haas and Webb Wiggins perform on 17th and 18th century original instruments.
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.
Mozart’s Requiem exists only as fragments—its completion attended to posthumously by many others.