A Renaissance Christmas from Venice, Naples, Milan and Beyond
Music has played an important role for centuries in the celebration of the Feast of All Saints.
Martin Luther was a great fan of music, and on Harmonia this week, in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we’re exploring Lutheran composers.
An American in Paris: Thomas Jefferson's Musical Adventures
The Tudor period was marked by the flourishing of sacred music in the chapels and cathedrals of England.
Wind bands have been tickling our ears for centuries, in war, on the athletic field, and in the concert hall.
“When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” This proverb, attributed to Saint Ambrose, encourages us to keep with the traditions of the places we visit and inhabit.
This week on Harmonia we’ll explore this wide swath of music history through the Medici lens.
There’s something about Mary – the Virgin Mary, that is! She’s been the subject of countless sacred works throughout the history of western art music.
Fortepianist Els Biesemans and violinist Meret Lüthi play music by the neglected but commendable Classical composer, Johann Franz Xaver Sterkel.
The Raimondi Manuscript is an important source for 16th and 17th century lute music.
As Oscar Wilde once wrote, “After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.”
Despite his short life, Pergolesi left an impressive body of work behind.
The cornetto is a woodwind instrument with a brass-style cup mouth piece which flourished in the mid 1600’s, in the early to middle-baroque period.