Before recorded sound, one of the primary ways we enjoyed music was by making it ourselves. After you’ve enjoyed your supper and a glass of port, pick up a lute and sing some tunes. This week on Harmonia, we’ll explore soft sounds for small spaces. Our featured release is Regina Angelorum with Ensemble Vox Archangeli. Read More »
We'll hear music of Francois Devienne, CPE Bach, and Frédéric Duvernoy performed in 1988 by Colin St. Martin and Richard Seraphinoff, who were students at the IU Early Music Institute at that time.
We'll hear music from the viol consort Phantasm during their 1999 U.S. tour.
Join us for arrangements of well-known Elizabethan tunes mixed with serious secular polyphony in this 2019 concert by the ensemble Antic Faces entitled "Joyne Hands - Elizabethan entertainments for mixed consort."
In Renaissance Europe, loud instruments were heard in large cathedrals, at dance parties, and outdoors… and this week things are getting loud on Harmonia! We’ll hear celebratory, brash, awesome sounds of slide trumpets, shawms, sackbuts, dulcians, and more.
This hour, we’re exploring opposites. First up, Jean Mouton, a court composer who writes music “smoothly flowing with melody.” In contrast, our featured release is Carlo Gesualdo: La Légende Noire, music by a complex count, composer...and murderer.
The gardens at Herrenhausen Palace, commissioned in 1683 by Sophia of Hanover, rivaled those at Versailles. This week on Harmonia, we’ll hear favorite music of Sophia of Hanover and her daughter Sophia Charlotte. . . Plus, our featured release is The Lion of Nobility with The Orlando Consort.