It is well documented that Thomas Jefferson was both a great lover of music and an accomplished performer. He spent hours practicing the violin as a young man, and apparently wooed his wife Martha by playing violin and harpsichord duets with her. The contents of his music library have been much studied and include works […]
“When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” This proverb, attributed to Saint Ambrose, encourages us to keep with the traditions of the places we visit and inhabit.
The Tudor period was marked by the flourishing of sacred music in the chapels and cathedrals of England.
This week on Harmonia we’ll explore this wide swath of music history through the Medici lens.
The cornetto is a woodwind instrument with a brass-style cup mouth piece which flourished in the mid 1600’s, in the early to middle-baroque period.
Machaut's 'Messe de Nostre Dame' is inordinately famous, and is often cited as the first complete polyphonic setting of a Mass ordinary by a single composer.