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Harmonia Early Music

About Harmonia Early Music

Today’s performers bring to life the music of the past on Harmonia—a weekly, one-hour radio program that explores music of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, and beyond. Join host Angela Mariani each week for an hour of exciting recordings, interviews, live excerpts, and commentary as she invites us to fire up our historical imaginations and spend an hour in the contemporary world of early music.

Harmonia is a production of WFIU Public Radio in Bloomington, Indiana, drawing on resources from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music’s world-renowned Historical Performance Institute (formerly known as the Early Music Institute), and Indiana University’s Thomas Binkley Archive of Early Music Recordings.

Additional technical support comes from KTTZ at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.

Program History

WFIU launched Harmonia in October 1991 and national syndication began in 1995, with over 80 stations signing on in the first week. By 2000, Harmonia could be heard on over 150 public radio stations nationwide.

Hosted by Angela Mariani since 1991, the broadcast show is available all over the country (check your local public radio station listings for times), and globally through the Harmonia website.

Harmonia can be heard on WFIU every Thursday at 9pm and on WFIU2 Saturdays at 12pm.

Theme Music

Our theme music is “La Prime Estampie Royal,” performed by Ensemble Alcatraz on the album Danse Royale. Buy from Amazon »

Support Harmonia

Harmonia is brought to you in part by the generous support of WFIU listeners and our corporate supporters. Please consider making a small contribution to help us keep bringing the program to you each week, or if you’d like to learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact us.

Questions or Comments?

We love to hear from our listeners. If you have a question and/or comment to share or a suggestion for a future program, please don’t hesitate to contact us at harmonia at indiana dot edu and let us know what’s on your mind.

Information For Stations

Harmonia is available to public radio stations worldwide and is distributed by Public Radio International. For more information about carrying Harmonia, please contact LuAnn Johnson at lujohnso at indiana dot edu.

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