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 »
On this episode of Harmonia Uncut, we visit two lone musicians, one in Ohio and one in Berlin, already alone before the pandemic, recording themselves playing all the parts of their pieces. Tricky stuff!
We'll hear excerpts from “The People’s Purcell” by Le Nef with Michael Slattery at the Indianapolis Early Music Festival’s opening concert of 2017.
Ah, time travel! Today’s podcast revisits Music before 1800 in New York City in January of 1979 to bring you excerpts from a concert of fifteenth century Italian music.
We avoid the long lines and go directly into Lincoln’s Inn Fields theatre in London to hear music from some of its most popular shows. Then, we cross the English channel to France, to hear music from the time of Louis XIV from our featured release The Versailles Revolution.
This hour on Harmonia, we explore music about loss and longing.
In 1433, around 3:00 PM in Scotland in high summer, the sun vanished. This total solar eclipse came to be known as “The Black Hour.” Join us this week as we listen to eclipse-themed music from across the centuries. Music of darkness- this week on Harmonia.