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Archive for Harmonia - Early Music

November 11, 2019

Dutch painter Gerard van Honthorst depiction of King David Playing the Harp.

Tune Your Harps

On this edition of Harmonia, we tune up strings of the violin, cello, viola da gamba, and lute, with music in scordatura, or alternate tunings, of strange and familiar instruments.

November 4, 2019

Woodcut of the Polish city of Kraków from the Nuremberg Chronicle

Cześć from Kraków

On this week’s program, we journey to Kraków to bathe in the rich music of the Polish Golden Age. Then, on our featured release harpsichordist Byron Schenkman takes us to the National Music Museum in Vermillion, South Dakota with the recording The Art of the Harpsichord: From Cabezón to Mozart.

October 28, 2019

From a portrait of Pope Leo X by Raphael, 1518-19.

The Medici Codex of 1518

The music manuscript known as the Medici Codex was thought to have been created as a present for Lorenzo de’ Medici, Duke of Urbino, and his bride . . . but the story is not that simple.

October 21, 2019

The Weird Sisters or The Three Witches, a painting by Henry Fuseli, 1783.

Double, Double Toil and Trouble

“Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.” This week on Harmonia, we’ll catch a fright listening to scary sounds for Halloween…but Halloween was not always reserved for trick-or-treaters.

October 14, 2019

The Bassoon Player, a painting by Belgian painter Gerard Jozef Portielje.

The Bad Boy of the Bassoon

In honor of his birthday on October 19th, we're exploring music for low double reed instruments played by one of their most passionate advocates--Michael McCraw.

October 7, 2019

Grave plate of Rudolf I von Habsburg at Speyer Catheral.

The Habsburg Empire

Music of Central and Eastern Europe spanning two centuries.

September 30, 2019

Drawing of the Lincoln's Inn Fields Theater from London in the 1860s.

Night at the Theater: Lincoln’s Inn Fields

We avoid the long lines and go directly into Lincoln’s Inn Fields theatre in London to hear music from some of its most popular shows. Then, we cross the English channel to France, to hear music from the time of Louis XIV from our featured release The Versailles Revolution.

September 23, 2019

Drawing of the Lincoln's Inn Fields Theater from London in the 1860s.

Febus avant!

Febus avant!

September 1, 2019

Leipzig

Leipzig: "World in Miniature"

Enlightenment philosopher Gotthold Ephraim Lessing said, “I'm coming to Leipzig, to the place where one can see the whole world in miniature.”

August 25, 2019

Leipzig

Robert Parsons, Gentleman of the Chapel Royal

Robert Parsons, Gentleman of the Chapel Royal

August 11, 2019

Leipzig

Beach Vacation

Feeling landlocked? This week on Harmonia, we’re headed to the shore, exploring ocean-themed music from across the centuries.

August 4, 2019

Leipzig

Gargoyle Melodies: Music from the Notre Dame Cathedral

Join us as we explore the musical legacy of Notre Dame Cathedral — plus, a tribute to the late Michael Jaffee.

July 28, 2019

Leipzig

Paul Wranitzky (Who?)

Join us for music by a Czech violinist and composer who was sought after by Haydn and Beethoven, in the same freemasons’ lodge as Mozart, and very much a star of the Vienna musical scene.

July 21, 2019

Leipzig

The Warbling Chalumeau

The Warbling Chalumeau

July 14, 2019

Leipzig

The Musical World of Johannes Ciconia

The Musical World of Johannes Ciconia

July 7, 2019

Leipzig

The Songs of Salamone Rossi

The Songs of Salamone Rossi

June 30, 2019

Leipzig

Costanzo Festa

Costanzo Festa

June 23, 2019

Leipzig

Bird Watching

Bird Watching

June 16, 2019

Leipzig

The Floating City

The Floating City

June 9, 2019

Leipzig

The Cathedral of Seville

The Cathedral of Seville

June 2, 2019

Leipzig

Laurence of Florence

Laurence of Florence

May 26, 2019

Leipzig

Mount Olympus

Mount Olympus

May 19, 2019

Leipzig

London 31390

London 31390

May 5, 2019

Leipzig

The Wacky World of Weelkes

The Wacky World of Weelkes

March 31, 2019

Leipzig

The Amazing Cypriot Manuscript

The Amazing Cypriot Manuscript

March 24, 2019

Leipzig

The Harps in the Trees

The Harps in the Trees

March 17, 2019

Leipzig

Purim Party

Purim Party

March 10, 2019

Leipzig

Round Three

Round Three

March 3, 2019

Leipzig

Masquerade

What do the Mardi Gras parades of New Orleans, the famous Carnival of Venice, and the Jewish holiday Purim all have in common? Why, costumes, of course!

February 10, 2019

Leipzig

Everything's Coming Up Roses

Everything's Coming Up Roses

January 13, 2019

Leipzig

Dancing with the Viennese

Dancing with the Viennese

January 6, 2019

Leipzig

The Sprightly Companion

The Sprightly Companion

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