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Archive for Harmonia Early Music

December 28, 2015

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

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

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

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

LeStrange Viols

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

October 26, 2015

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

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

Kiss Me!

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

October 9, 2015

Corelli's Influence

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

October 5, 2015

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

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

Haydn 2032

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

September 14, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Marenzio's Madrigals

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

July 20, 2015

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

Cap'n Hume

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

July 13, 2015

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

Lovers, Beware!

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

July 6, 2015

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

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

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

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

Does Your Voice Hang Low?

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

June 19, 2015

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

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

Trio Settecento Plays Veracini

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

June 8, 2015

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

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

Renaissance Pop

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

May 15, 2015

Queen Of Heaven

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

May 11, 2015

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

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

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

12x12

Twelve pieces, twelve different recorders, one performer.

April 25, 2015

One Man Show

Bud Roach performs music of Giovanni Felice Sances.

April 13, 2015

Missa Brevis

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

April 10, 2015

New Music for Ancient Instruments

Bernard Foccroulle plays his own compositions for historical organs.

April 3, 2015

August Kühnel

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

March 30, 2015

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

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

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

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

à 2 Violin Verstimbt

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

March 6, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

The Spirit Of Gambo

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

January 22, 2015

Flights Of Fancy

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

January 20, 2015

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

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

Remembering Christopher Hogwood

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

January 6, 2015

Jordi And Arianna Savall

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

January 1, 2015

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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