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Archive for Harmonia Early Music

December 30, 2019

Medieval woodcut image of a hunter and dogs chasing a stag.

'Cut to the Chace' - Medieval Rounds

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!

December 23, 2019

Medieval woodcut image of a hunter and dogs chasing a stag.

The Harps in the Trees

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.

December 17, 2019

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December 16, 2019

Shepherds Bow painting c. 1650

There Were Shepherds

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!

December 9, 2019

Shepherds Bow painting c. 1650

A Medieval Christmas

Tired of jingle bells yet? This week on Harmonia, join us for something a little different.

December 2, 2019

Morning has broken, painting, “Pythagoreans celebrate sunrise”

Morning Has Broken

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.

November 25, 2019

Ave maris stella text, from a medieval manuscript.

Ave Maris Stella

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.

November 18, 2019

Detail from a painting of Saint Cecilia by Simon Vouet.

Thanks And Praise

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.

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 23, 2019

Leipzig

Bird Watching

Bird Watching

June 16, 2019

Leipzig

The Floating City

The Floating City

June 2, 2019

Leipzig

Laurence of Florence

Laurence of Florence

May 19, 2019

Leipzig

London 31390

London 31390

May 5, 2019

Leipzig

The Wacky World of Weelkes

The Wacky World of Weelkes

April 8, 2019

Leipzig

Father Vandini's Cello

The 18th century Italian cellist, Antonio Vandini, was like his contemporary, Antonio Vivalidi, also a priest.

March 31, 2019

Leipzig

The Amazing Cypriot Manuscript

The Amazing Cypriot Manuscript

March 9, 2019

Leipzig

The Topping Tooters of the Town

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.

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 28, 2019

Leipzig

Biber and Biber

Music by Biber and Biber--father and son, Heinrich and Carl.

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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