Giovanni Boccaccio’s masterpiece Decameron was a fantasy about escape from the Black Death. How did early composers like Arcadelt, Ferrabosco and Sweelinck set his cheerful poetry? Join us this week on Harmonia as we soothe ourselves and our souls with beautiful music. Read More »
What the heck is fourteenth century chamber music? Excerpts from a concert called “Fourteenth century chamber music” - performed by faculty of the Early Music Institute in Bloomington, Indiana, in 1989.
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.
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 week, we’re exploring one of “greatest hits” of the Renaissance: a love song called “Je suis desheritée,” and we’ll hear settings by composers as famous as Lassus and Gombert. Plus, we’ll feature Ensemble Dragma’s recording Song of Beasts: Fantastic Creatures in Medieval Songs.
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” We’ll explore settings of the words of King David – psalms, laments, and music for his instrument—the harp. Our featured release is Sansara: Cloths of Heaven…on Harmonia.
This week on Harmonia, we’re celebrating four hundred years of music by Michael Praetorius. His music for dance delights us—and today’s performers never fail to amuse us with new combinations of instruments including viols, recorders, and crumhorns. Plus, our featured release is “Mercy au Mort” performed by Ferrara Ensemble.