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Afterglow

The Songs of 1922

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Episode 623

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Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s “Children’s Games,” 1560.

This week on Harmonia, we’re continuing our Listening to Art mini-series with the sounds of 16th and 17th century public spaces: patrolling the city walls, heading to market with its melodious fishmongers and greengrocers, and dancing in the streets.

Tick biting human skin

Daniel Lassell reads "Lyme," "On the Fellowship of Rabies," and "Blood Lungs."

Songs of 1921 Sheet Music

We’re continuing our exploration of songs from the Roaring 20s with a look at 1921, a year that spawned songs like “Ain’t We Got Fun,” “My Man,” “I’m Just Wild About Harry,” and many more.

Maryland Casualty Building

Time is the most precious resource. We will never have enough. We always waste too much.

Artist Honey Hodges

First, a conversation with artist Honey Hodges about immigrating to the U.S., and the opportunity to care for someone who has always taken care of you, and making collages. Then, naturalist Jim Eagleman reminds us why we should go outside in the winter, and at night.

The singing icon was also a master pianist whose rhythms and harmonic language made him an influential jazz modernist.

Sandro Botticelli's "La Primavera," 1482.

Now is the month of Maying, and English madrigalists weren’t the only ones singing about it! This week on Harmonia, we’ve got music for that marvelous time when winter is long gone but the hottest days have yet to chase us back indoors. Join us for a wide range of May songs, tunes on spring flowers and gentle breezes, and a seasonal feature from Fretwork and The Sixteen.

Dandelion seeds releasing against the blue sky

Antonia Matthew reads “Taraxacum officinale,” “Evening coming on,” “Unfurled,” and “Matisse’s Studio.”

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Sandro Botticelli's "La Primavera," 1482.

Now is the month of Maying, and English madrigalists weren’t the only ones singing about it! This week on Harmonia, we’ve got music for that marvelous time when winter is long gone but the hottest days have yet to chase us back indoors. Join us for a wide range of May songs, tunes on spring flowers and gentle breezes, and a seasonal feature from Fretwork and The Sixteen.

Dandelion seeds releasing against the blue sky

Antonia Matthew reads “Taraxacum officinale,” “Evening coming on,” “Unfurled,” and “Matisse’s Studio.”

Songs of 1920 Sheet Music

We’re spending this month turning back the clock to the Roaring Twenties. We’ll go year-by-year starting with 1920, to explore the songs that resonated beyond the decade, including songs like “Avalon,” “Swanee,” and more.

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A return to Orange County to recapture the magic of its bygone jazz festivals.

Indiana Dunes looking east to Michigan City

Scholar and writer Ava Tomasula y Garcia tells the story of the Calumet Region, how the gas boom started with a bang, brought major industry and new racial dynamics, and why “the Rust Belt” is a bit of a misnomer.

Daviess County Historical Society Museum, Levi Coffin House , Milan Miracle, Bob Ross.

Conductor Stephen Pratt leads a rehearsal of the Southern Indiana Wind Ensemble

The Southern Indiana Wind Ensemble presents a diverse program for its spring concert.

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The antiquary Joseph Ritson. Engraving by James Sayers, 1803.

This week on Harmonia, we’ll explore medieval and Renaissance songs and dances collected by 18th century “early music” aficionados in Britain. Plus, our featured recording by The Curious Bards explores Irish and Scottish identities through traditional music.

Teacher marking paper

Lori Hoevener reads "The List," "Eclipsed," and "Kasey."

Blossom Dearie 1975

We continue our 100th birthday celebration of Blossom Dearie, listening to her recordings in the 1960s and 70s for the Fontana and Daffodil Record labels.

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A turn early in the journey determines direction rather than destination.

Grier Carson

Intellectual freedom, the future of narrative, and what libraries are for in the 21st century, with Monroe County Public Library director Grier Carson

student activists holding signs and marching

As the 1960s neared to a close, the jazz world continued to absorb the cultural upheavals of a volatile decade.

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