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. Read More »
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.
We'll hear a performance from a 1980 cassette tape of the Hilliard Ensemble's first concert in NYC.
This week on Harmonia, we’ll explore secular song and quirky instrumental music of the fifteenth-century Flemish composer Alexander Agricola. Plus, music from our featured release, “Johannes Ockeghem: Complete Songs, Volume 1,” performed by Blue Heron.
In the eighteenth century, Dublin was the second biggest city in the British Empire. Irish, English, and Italian musicians flocked to Dublin’s rich cultural scene—and Dublin even saw the premiere of Handel’s Messiah. Plus, medieval music from Florence performed by La Rota, this week on Harmonia.
This hour on Harmonia, we explore music about loss and longing.