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Archive for Harmonia Early Music

December 15, 2018

In Italia: A Renaissance Christmas

A Renaissance Christmas from Venice, Naples, Milan and Beyond

October 27, 2018

Living and Dead

Music has played an important role for centuries in the celebration of the Feast of All Saints.

October 20, 2018

A Mighty Fortress

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.

September 22, 2018

An American in Paris: Thomas Jefferson's Musical Adventures

An American in Paris: Thomas Jefferson's Musical Adventures

September 15, 2018

A Tour of the Tudors

The Tudor period was marked by the flourishing of sacred music in the chapels and cathedrals of England.

September 8, 2018

Strike Up the Band

Wind bands have been tickling our ears for centuries, in war, on the athletic field, and in the concert hall.

August 4, 2018

When in Rome

“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.

June 16, 2018

Everybody Hates a Prodigy

Everybody Hates a Prodigy

June 9, 2018

Three Centuries of Patronage: The Medici Musical Legacy

This week on Harmonia we’ll explore this wide swath of music history through the Medici lens.

June 2, 2018

There's Something About Mary

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.

June 1, 2018

Say Who? Johann Franz Xaver Sterkel

Fortepianist Els Biesemans and violinist Meret Lüthi play music by the neglected but commendable Classical composer, Johann Franz Xaver Sterkel.

May 18, 2018

The Raimondi Manuscript

The Raimondi Manuscript is an important source for 16th and 17th century lute music.

May 12, 2018

All in the Family

As Oscar Wilde once wrote, “After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.”

May 5, 2018

Form and Function

Form and Function

May 4, 2018

Pergolesi Rediscovered

Despite his short life, Pergolesi left an impressive body of work behind.

January 25, 2018

Sounds So Nice, Feels So Good

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.

January 5, 2018

Vienna Vocal Consort

Machaut's 'Messe de Nostre Dame' is inordinately famous, and is often cited as the first complete polyphonic setting of a Mass ordinary by a single composer.

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