It’s episode number one thousand . . . and we’re celebrating by going medieval, or mostly anyway, podcast-style, with my guest David McCormick, the executive director of Early Music America and member of the medieval ensemble Alkemie, who’ve also created the music for the video game Pentiment. Read More »
On Sunday, May 21, the Bloomington Early Music Festival kicks off a whole week of concerts and activities under the theme "Arabia, Iberia, and Latin America," expanding the focus of early music beyond Europe.
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.
While incarcerated at Fleet Prison, English composer William Cornysh wrote a long poem, "A Treatise between Information and Truth," which drew upon many musical metaphors to explain how and why he was falsely imprisoned. This week on Harmonia, we’ll explore the life and music of William Cornysh II, 500 years after his death.
If you’ve spent any time in the early European wing at your local art museum, you might have noticed just how musical religious art can be. This hour on Harmonia, join us for harmonies both heavenly and terrestrial as we imagine the soundscapes of angel concerts in medieval and Renaissance art.
Claudio Monteverdi’s long career spanned a period marked by big changes to the Italian musical landscape: transitions between Renaissance and Baroque aesthetics, the rise of the violin family, and the establishment of public opera, to name a few. Join Harmonia on a sonic journey through some of the musical places and spaces he inhabited.