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Archive for Harmonia Early Music

December 28, 2015

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Secrets

We’re donning our detective hats as we winkle out musical secrets large and small—from secret codes to secret scandals, plus a featured release by Sabrina Frey.

December 18, 2015

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The Power Of Love

Love is one theme that never grows old. Soprano Amanda Forsythe and Apollo’s Fire delve into Handel’s take on the subject with arias from several of his operas.

December 4, 2015

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Kingo's Song Books

A new recording from the Phemius Consort situates Thomas Kingo and Danish hymnody in the wider context of the baroque sound world.

November 16, 2015

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In Memoriam Thomas Binkley

We're marking the 20th anniversary of the passing of Thomas Binkley, a pioneer in the field of medieval music and founder of IU’s Early Music Institute.

October 30, 2015

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LeStrange Viols

LeStrange Viols dedicates an entire disc to Cranford’s consort music for 4, 5, and 6 viols.

October 26, 2015

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A Tribute To Scott Reiss

We’re remembering Scott Reiss, an early music pioneer and phenomenal recorder player who passed away ten years ago this year on December 15th, 2005.

October 16, 2015

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Say Who? Franciszek Lessel

When asked to name a famous Polish pianist-composer before Chopin but after Haydn, how many would come up with the name Franciszek Lessel?

October 12, 2015

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Kiss Me!

This hour, we bring you kisses in all times and tempos. Plus a

October 9, 2015

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Corelli's Influence

A trailblazer, an innovator, a pioneer…all titles that describe the iconic 18th century composer Arcangelo Corelli.

October 5, 2015

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EMA's Young Performers Festival, Part Three

We have concert performances from Seattle Historical Arts for Kids and McGill University, plus a featured recording devoted to the music of Heinrich Laufenberg.

September 28, 2015

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EMA's Young Performers Festival, Part Two

We’ll hear from Oberlin Baroque and a renaissance wind band from Indiana University, plus, a recording of world premieres from gambist Julianne Laake!

September 18, 2015

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Haydn 2032

Il Giardino Armonico's Haydn 2032 project looks forward to the 300th anniversary of the composers' birth.

September 14, 2015

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EMA's Young Performers Festival, Part One

We’re showcasing a new generation of early music performers in part one of a 3-part series of episodes of music from Early Music America's 2015 YPF!

September 4, 2015

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Purcell's Revenge

Concerto Caledonia’s recording colors outside the lines of what we’ve come to expect from performances of Purcell's music.

August 28, 2015

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They Called Him "Le Romain"

Marcel Moyse, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Sir James Galway…three famous names in the flute world. But here’s another name to consider: Jacques Martin Hotteterre.

August 24, 2015

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Radicals And Firestarters In Early Music

We're bringing you some of the most radical musical diversions from the norm, courtesy of bold, maverick, or legitimately insane composers.

August 21, 2015

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The Kuhnau Project

Opella Musica and the Camerata Lipsiensis release the first installment of an ongoing series devoted to Johann Kuhnau’s complete sacred works.

August 17, 2015

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Monica Monikers

We’re investigating the moniker Monica! We’ll trace a tune dubbed “Monica” that was popular throughout Europe for two centuries, and so much more...

August 14, 2015

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My Favorite Instrument: Handel And The Oboe

"I wrote like the devil in those days, and chiefly for the oboe, which was my favorite instrument."

August 7, 2015

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Réserve 1111: Gambabüchlein

Good things come in small packages, like a manuscript of viol music held at the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris.

July 31, 2015

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Now And Then

Music from an ensemble who hopes to pass “seamlessly between different eras and musical styles, between now and then."

July 27, 2015

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My Tunes: Shira Kammen On "Shuffle"

Occasionally we like to ask people in the field of early music: "What are you listening to?" This hour, we’re focusing on multi-instrumentalist Shira Kammen!

July 24, 2015

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Marenzio's Madrigals

Jealousy, murder, crimes of passion, hired assassins, and Marenzio's music for a pacifatory marriage.

July 20, 2015

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Plectrums, Pizzicato, And Plucks

Plucked instruments—lutes, guitars, harps and harpsichords will pick and pizz us through the hour. Plus, a special tribute to lute player Pat O’Brien.

July 17, 2015

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Cap'n Hume

Les Basses Réunies and music of the soldier-musician Tobias Hume.

July 13, 2015

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Name-Dropping

It's the art of musical name-dropping—paying respect to the masters that came before. This week, we bring you music that gives credit where credit is due!

July 10, 2015

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Lovers, Beware!

Udite, Amanti: Lovers, Beware! Music from the seventeenth-century Barberini courts.

July 6, 2015

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A Tribute To Margriet

We’re paying tribute to “Margriet” Tindemans, an early music pioneer and “ferociously talented” medieval fiddle player who passed away December 31, 2014.

July 3, 2015

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The Land Of Harmony

Quire Cleveland presents a program of American composers extending as far back as the first book printed in North America, to 20th century composer Amy Beach.

June 29, 2015

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Smell The Roses!

We bring you a program of early music with texts inspired by both romantic and symbolic associations with flowers.

June 26, 2015

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Duo Geminiani Goes Solo

Violinist Stanley Ritchie and harpsichordist Elisabeth Wright have each released their own solo recordings of the music of J.S. Bach.

June 22, 2015

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Does Your Voice Hang Low?

We've got the lowdown on music written for guys with supremely subterranean vocal ranges...

June 19, 2015

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Música Celestial: From The Convent Of The Encarnación

Music of manuscripts from the Convento de la Encarnación in Mexico City, now held at the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois.

June 15, 2015

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Family Ties

This hour, we’re looking at families wired for song! Plus, music from Jordi Savall and his two musical offspring.

June 12, 2015

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Trio Settecento Plays Veracini

A new ambitious project from Trio Settecento: the complete Op. 2 Sonate Accademiche by Francesco Maria Veracini.

June 8, 2015

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You Bet!

“We’re game” this week as we explore music by gamblers, for gamblers, and about gamblers. (Dare you to join us!)

June 5, 2015

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Bach's Last Student

Bach mentored over 80 students not the least of them his own sons. Bach’s very last student though was one he taught on his deathbed: Johann Gottfried Müthel.

May 22, 2015

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Renaissance Pop

Ring Around Quartet and Consort sing Frottole: Popular songs of Renaissance Italy.

May 15, 2015

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Queen Of Heaven

Agave Baroque and countertenor Reginald Mobley perform music by the Italian nun, Isabella Leonarda.

May 11, 2015

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Eye Music, Ear Candy

Don't you hate it when you're not “in” on an in-joke? This hour, early examples of “eye music,” where the punchlines are hidden for the performers to enjoy.

May 8, 2015

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Ensemble Dragma And The Music Of Heinrich Laufenberg

Ensemble Dragma's first CD is a recording devoted to the 15th century poet-musician, Heinrich Laufenberg.

May 4, 2015

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Hamelin 1284: An Interview With Norbert Rodenkirchen

Medieval flute, improvisation, and the true story behind the medieval tale of the Pied Piper, in a conversation with Norbert Rodenkirchen.

May 1, 2015

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12x12

Twelve pieces, twelve different recorders, one performer.

April 25, 2015

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One Man Show

Bud Roach performs music of Giovanni Felice Sances.

April 13, 2015

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Missa Brevis

We're showcasing early religious music in some of its shortest forms.

April 10, 2015

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New Music for Ancient Instruments

Bernard Foccroulle plays his own compositions for historical organs.

April 3, 2015

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August Kühnel

Susie Napper, Margaret Little, and Les Voix Humaine play viol pieces by Kühnel.

March 30, 2015

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Czech Mate

Check mate! We're exploring music of chess players, Czechs, and even a mate or two. Our “endgame?" A featured release by the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra.

March 30, 2015

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IU Reaffirms Committment To Equality

In response to listener concerns regarding the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the host, producers and staff of Harmonia share the following.

March 27, 2015

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Friday Music

Janitsch hosted weekly parties on Fridays for professionals and amateurs alike to play music together. The gathering came to be known as the “Friday Academy.”

March 26, 2015

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Music For Christian Holy Week

We’re exploring music for the Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services leading up to Easter.

March 20, 2015

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à 2 Violin Verstimbt

A very satisfying program of all scordatura music from the baroque ensemble, Der Musikalische Garten.

March 6, 2015

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Hidden Treasures Of Italy

The violin in Italy: an exploration through the music of Vivaldi and other lesser known composers from the Italian violin school.

February 27, 2015

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Say Who? Mikolaj Zielenski

Miko?aj Ziele?ski was a minor composer, but nonetheless a good one whose music deserves to be heard more often.

February 23, 2015

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Down On The Farm

We’re throwing open the barn doors with music inspired by sheep, cats, chickens—even the frogs down by the creek.

February 20, 2015

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The Iron Mask

Ensemble La Ninfea finds a structure for both creative musical expression and a platform for a real world cause.

February 13, 2015

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A Royal Trio

Music from a trio of composers-Handel, Ariosti, and Bononcini-who worked together at the Royal Academy in 18th century London.

January 23, 2015

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The Spirit Of Gambo

The Netherlands-based viol consort play music of Christopher Tye and John Jenkins.

January 22, 2015

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Flights Of Fancy

We're exploring music inspired by birdsong and the art of the fantasia.

January 20, 2015

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May I Borrow That?

From a man who reused music of fellow composers, to one who kept reusing his own...The Callipygian Players and London Handel Players perform.

January 9, 2015

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John Ward Fantasies And Verse Anthems

Phantasm plays John Ward's four part viol fantasies. Plus, Ward's verse anthems with the Choir of Magdalen College, Oxford.

January 8, 2015

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Remembering Christopher Hogwood

We’re devoting the hour to the life and accomplishments of a true early music luminary.

January 6, 2015

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Jordi And Arianna Savall

Two new recordings from father and daughter, Jordi and Arianna Savall.

January 1, 2015

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English Songs Of Sinners And Saints

This hour, we'll hear some bawdy songs and tragic ballads, as well as more uplifting, devotional songs and hymns. Plus, a featured CD of Tudor church music.

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