On this week’s program we’re going to hear medieval English, French, German and Italian equivalents of 'Row row row your boat.' And you’ll be amazed at just how complicated the 'chace' can actually be!
Our guest this hour is harpist Cheryl Ann Fulton, one of the foremost practitioners of historical harp, who joins me for a program featuring the soundtrack to her short documentary film The Harps in the Trees, which tells the story of a musical pilgrimage to Scotland by her ensemble Angelorum.
We’re going outside, not into the snow, but to the pastoral, and probably warm, scene of the nativity. Plus, beautiful polyphonic choral music from Renaissance Spain. Join us!
Tired of jingle bells yet? This week on Harmonia, join us for something a little different.
Music for early birds! As the year winds down, it’s time to wake up! We’re celebrating mornings, with bright – and early! – music from across the centuries. We’ll also sample a brand new recording for the holiday season, Christmas on Sugarloaf Mountain, by the Cleveland-based baroque orchestra Apollo’s Fire.
The 8th century hymn Ave maris stella--Hail! Star of the Sea--is one of the best-known examples of Marian chant, and we’ll hear some captivating settings of it this hour.
Gratitude is a theme often explored in early music, and we’ll hear expressions of thanks from a variety of sources on this edition of Harmonia.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
Music of Central and Eastern Europe spanning two centuries.
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.
Enlightenment philosopher Gotthold Ephraim Lessing said, “I'm coming to Leipzig, to the place where one can see the whole world in miniature.”
Robert Parsons, Gentleman of the Chapel Royal
Feeling landlocked? This week on Harmonia, we’re headed to the shore, exploring ocean-themed music from across the centuries.
Join us as we explore the musical legacy of Notre Dame Cathedral — plus, a tribute to the late Michael Jaffee.
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.
The Musical World of Johannes Ciconia
The 18th century Italian cellist, Antonio Vandini, was like his contemporary, Antonio Vivalidi, also a priest.
These are the topping tooters of the town, and have gowns, silver chains, and salaries, for playing “Lilliburlero” to my Lord Mayor’s horse through the city.
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!
Music by Biber and Biber--father and son, Heinrich and Carl.