Angela Mariani is exploring the history and music of the all-female viol ensemble Les Filles de Sainte Colombe, with founding member Wendy Gillespie.
A new release on the Brilliant Classics label features some lesser known music by Friedrich Kuhlau.
This week on Harmonia, we’re celebrating the feast day of St. Cecilia, the patron saint of – you guessed it – music.
You already know what it looks like – the soaring towers and imposing façade of Westminster Abbey. But do you know what it sounds like?
This hour on Harmonia, we’ll explore the diverse musical influences in medieval and baroque Spain through the lens of some innovative performers.
Organist Francesco Cera plays an original positive organ built in 1772, now kept at the Franciscan Convent of Lustra Cilento in Italy.
“Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.” This hour on Harmonia, we’ll catch a fright listening to scary sounds for Halloween.
This hour on Harmonia, we’re listening to the sounds of frogs, snakes, and serpents, both real and mythological.
This hour on Harmonia, we’re donning our party hats and pulling out the balloons and streamers, to celebrate our 25th birthday!
The Music Division of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts owes much of its collection to the 19th century financier, Joseph W. Drexel.
This week on Harmonia, we finish up our 3-part celebration of the British-based viol consort Fretwork.
This week on Harmonia, we continue our 3-part celebration of the British-based viol consort Fretwork.
The Basel based chamber orchestra I TEMPI hopes to bridge the separation between baroque and modern orchestras.
This week on Harmonia, we begin our 3-part celebration of the British-based viol consort Fretwork.
Ever since some bright human ancestor got the idea to rub two sticks together, fire has enthralled us.
Two Boston based ensembles, Newton Baroque and Exsultemus, come together in a world-premiere recording of Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer's Vespers.
This week on Harmonia, we’re firing up our time machine and setting the dial back four hundred years to 1616 – what will we hear?
This week on Harmonia, we’re headed into the lion’s den, as we go on safari with ensembles ranging from the New York Pro Musica to the Dufay Collective.
A concerto program from the Irish Baroque Orchestra features instruments less often on exhibit in solo roles, as well as instruments in unusual combinations.
The early music world lost one of its most important figures when Nikolaus Harnoncourt passed away on March 5th, 2016.
Tap your toes, grab your dancing shoes, and find a partner. This week on Harmonia, we’re exploring dances heard in the Spanish Viceroys of Colonial America.
C.P.E. Bach and gala music for the Captains of the Hamburg Citizens Guard.
For all the Joneses of the world, how many know the 18th century contemporary of Handel, John Jones?
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“No description, no imagination can do justice to these compositions...the admiration of the musical world."
We’re sighing, in love, loss, or some combination of the two, as we hear recordings featuring the Consort of Musicke.
The string quartet is the pinnacle of classical chamber music, but the string trio doesn’t get the same respect.
We’re spinning some of early music’s “hit #1 singles,” alongside some listener requests.
Taverner’s Western Wind Mass is considered the first mass of its kind in England to use a secular tune rather than plainchant as its cantus firmus.
"The repetition of a...harmonic motif evoked a sense of time stretching far beyond the limits of our physical world, thus creating an illusion of eternity!"
Some people leave an indelible mark on their profession. This week’s edition of Harmonia is dedicated to just such a person: David Munrow.
In "Mewses," we'll meet those who eat with, sleep with, and perhaps occasionally lick the faces of some of today's busiest early music performers.
Musicke’s Pleasure Garden plays Jaques Paisible’s complete sonatas and suites for baroque treble recorder and continuo.
We’ll sample storms on sea and land, plus a featured release by the stormily named American baroque orchestra Tempesta di Mare.
Thomas Tallis brings us a 40-voice motet, and a new generation of period performers plays music for an unusual combination of instruments, and more.
The Tallis Scholars' most recent release of music by John Taverner.
A recording titled FINGERGULL references the golden ring of a medieval blood relic, and presents the chant cycle for the Holy Blood Office in its entirety.
We’re exploring nearly seven hundred years of Easter, from the 11th century to the 18th century.
The United Continuo Ensemble performs the "little woodland songs" of Johann Hermann Schein.
The Dufay Collective: capturing the essence of medieval poetry in song.
We're ferreting out lies and liars in early music. From fibs to falsification, cover-ups to conspiracies, plus the music of Oswald von Wolkenstein.
A 2015 release from cellist Kristin von der Goltz showcases the music of two little known 18th century composers-Francis Caporale and Johann Galliard.
Music from the 2015 GRAMMY nominees for Best Opera, Best Classical, Classical Producer of the Year, and more. And it's not about who wins or loses...
The Cantigas de Santa Maria are what a 2015 Phi records release calls "a unique medieval monument."