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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. 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."
Troubadours have been romanticized and reimagined in popular culture for centuries now, but rarely does that evocative re-imagination include the many women among these elite poet-musicians of medieval Southern France. This week on Harmonia, the music of the women troubadours, known as “trobairitz.”
This hour, we’ll explore the enduring popularity of Hildegard von Bingen, and a variety of approaches to her music.
Before they were tragic characters in nineteenth-century opera, courtesans were the original Renaissance women: highly educated, socially refined, independent figures with significant literary, artistic, and musical training. This hour on Harmonia, we’ll explore the sound world of courtesans / from sixteenth-century Venice to Qing dynasty China and beyond.