Thomas Binkley founded the Early Music Institute at IU School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana in 1980. We'll hear excerpts from the very first faculty performance.
This week on Harmonia, we’ll explore secular song and quirky instrumental music of the fifteenth-century Flemish composer Alexander Agricola. Plus, music from our featured release, “Johannes Ockeghem: Complete Songs, Volume 1,” performed by Blue Heron.
In the eighteenth century, Dublin was the second biggest city in the British Empire. Irish, English, and Italian musicians flocked to Dublin’s rich cultural scene—and Dublin even saw the premiere of Handel’s Messiah. Plus, medieval music from Florence performed by La Rota, this week on Harmonia.
A performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Christ unser Herr zum Jordan kam,” BWV 7, on February 26, 2017, in Bloomington, Indiana. It was the fifth of six cantatas in the seventh season of the Bloomington Bach Cantata Project.
This hour on Harmonia, we explore music about loss and longing.
This hour, we’re going to hear half a dozen pieces from the thirteenth to seventeenth centuries, each of which begins with the same two words, “Quis dabit” - Latin for “who will give.” We’ll find that for hundreds of years those two words have signaled a call to mourning and have been the inspiration for unforgettable music.
Known as the Jewel of Saxony, Dresden has long been a cultural center of Germany. This week on Harmonia, we’ll explore music performed by the city’s Renaissance wind bands, and two generations of Dresden Kapellmeisters—Hassler, Praetorius, and Schütz. Our featured release is Mare Balticum, volume two: Medieval Finland and Sweden, by Ensemble Peregrina.
Hell, the underworld, and areas of evil are home to many of music’s darkest scenes. This week on Harmonia, baroque music featuring portrayals of evil spirits, Lucifer, and Hell. Then, darkness turns to light in our featured release, Epiphany: Biber, Buxtehude, Kapsberber, & Bach, by Three Notch’d Road.
We'll hear a performance from a 1980 cassette tape of the Hilliard Ensemble's first concert in NYC.
Throughout the ages, music has been a feature of royal occasions such as coronations, weddings, and so on. But we also have examples of music that was composed by the rulers themselves, as we’ll hear this week on Harmonia.
The UNT Collegium Singers and Baroque Orchestra present several different ways of performing the music, just as Giovanni Legrenzi suggests. Check it out!
Stylus fantasticus - the very words bring wild, swirling, colorful images leaping into the imagination! This week on Harmonia, we’ll explore this expressive, experimental, new music of the seventeenth century. Plus, we’ll feature work of seventeenth century composer-violinist David Petersen. Join us!
This week on Harmonia, we travel back in time to the happier days of abundant live music, for performances from Early Music America’s 2019 Emerging Artist Showcase, which took place in May 2019 in Bloomington, Indiana.
On Harmonia this week, we’ll try to provide some solace for the postponement of this year’s Early Music America Young Performers Festival by playing some highlights of 2019’s festival, which took place May 22-24 in Bloomington, Indiana.
Listen as Hebrew, Islam, and Christian traditions overlap and diverge as they spread around Europe and Asia, in a performance by ensemble Schola Antiqua.
For hundreds of years, the goddess Fortune and her wheel have offered us a way to comprehend the unpredictability of life. This week on Harmonia, we’ll look back to the fourteenth century and explore the appearances of Fortune in music as people try to make sense of famine, plague, political and religious strife. Join us!
The ensemble Sonnambula plays music from seventeenth-century France by Lully, Lalande, and more at the Baruch Performing Arts Center in NYC of September 2017. Join us!
“Why don’t you study something more practical?” This week on Harmonia, we’ll explore music by lawyers, philosophers, and even a king! Plus, music of Johann C. F. Fischer . . .
In the three centuries of colonial rule, Mexico City artists gained fame for their musicianship in and beyond the walls of the city’s cathedral. This week on Harmonia, we’ll hear music from some of these famed musicians.
Let's hear some of Quire Cleveland's 2017 performance of the St. Matthew Passion by Renaissance composer Richard Davy.