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Archive for 2019

January 6, 2019

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The Sprightly Companion

This week on Harmonia, we explore what Playford describes as an honorable and courageous instrument: the oboe.

January 13, 2019

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Dancing with the Viennese

When we think of music in Vienna, names such as Mozart, Beethoven, Strauss, and Schoenberg might come to mind.

February 10, 2019

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Everything’s Coming Up Roses

A rose by any other name might smell as sweet, but would it sound as lovely?

March 3, 2019

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Masquerade

What do the Mardi Gras parades of New Orleans, the famous Carnival of Venice, and the Jewish holiday Purim all have in common? Why, costumes, of course!

March 10, 2019

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Round Three

The third in a series of four programs exploring canons and fugues, from the earliest written music to J. S. Bach.

March 17, 2019

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Purim Party

A commemoration of the Book of Esther, Purim celebrations are best known today for their gift-giving and wild costume parties.

March 24, 2019

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The Harps in the Trees

This week, we explore the documentary film, "The Harps in the Trees," which tells the story of a musical pilgrimage to Scotland.

March 31, 2019

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The Amazing Cypriot Manuscript

On this week’s program we journey to the 15th century for a program of music from Cyprus.

May 5, 2019

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The Wacky World of Weelkes

This week, we’re going to meet Thomas Weelkes, one of the most gifted of the early 17th-century English madrigalists and a major composer of church music.

May 19, 2019

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London 31390

This week we set our time-travelling flux capacitor back to the year 1578...

May 26, 2019

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Mount Olympus

The philosophical, scholarly, and creative thinkers of the 17th and 18th-century period we call the Enlightenment looked back to the Ancients to inspire their forward-looking science and art.

June 2, 2019

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Laurence of Florence

This week, a journey back to the 14th century, for an hour of music from the beautiful Italian city of Florence at the dawn of the Renaissance.

June 9, 2019

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The Cathedral of Seville

With its newfound position of wealth, Seville became a cultural and financial powerhouse, especially the Seville cathedral.

June 16, 2019

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The Floating City

Lined with gondola-filled canals, stunning architecture, and mystical glass, Venice has enchanted visitors for centuries with its multi-layered history and culture.

June 23, 2019

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Bird Watching

Birds are nature’s original songsters, and it’s a rare musician who has managed to turn a deaf ear to their music.

June 30, 2019

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Costanzo Festa

Imagine being a singer in your late 20’s in the Sistine Chapel choir, with Josquin des Pres as a colleague. That was the fate of Costanzo Festa.

July 7, 2019

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The Songs of Salamone Rossi

Salamone Rossi was an Italian string player and composer working at the turn of the 17th century, a contemporary of Monteverdi and Caccini.

July 14, 2019

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The Musical World of Johannes Ciconia

This hour we’re exploring the work of a composer for whom more music survives than any other composer working around 1400 in Europe.

July 21, 2019

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The Warbling Chalumeau

Join us for music composed for the ancestor of the clarinet, called the “chalumeau” — plus, torch songs on historical instruments.

July 28, 2019

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Paul Wranitzky (Who?)

Join us for music by a Czech violinist and composer who was sought after by Haydn and Beethoven, in the same freemasons’ lodge as Mozart, and very much a star of the Vienna musical scene.

August 4, 2019

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Gargoyle Melodies: Music from the Notre Dame Cathedral

Join us as we explore the musical legacy of Notre Dame Cathedral — plus, a tribute to the late Michael Jaffee.

August 11, 2019

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Beach Vacation

Feeling landlocked? This week on Harmonia, we’re headed to the shore, exploring ocean-themed music from across the centuries.

August 25, 2019

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Robert Parsons, Gentleman of the Chapel Royal

This week our travels take us to Elizabethan England via the music of Robert Parsons, William Byrd’s immediate predecessor at the Chapel Royal.

January 6, 2019

show

The Sprightly Companion

This week on Harmonia, we explore what Playford describes as an honorable and courageous instrument: the oboe.

January 13, 2019

show

Dancing with the Viennese

When we think of music in Vienna, names such as Mozart, Beethoven, Strauss, and Schoenberg might come to mind.

February 10, 2019

show

Everything’s Coming Up Roses

A rose by any other name might smell as sweet, but would it sound as lovely?

March 3, 2019

show

Masquerade

What do the Mardi Gras parades of New Orleans, the famous Carnival of Venice, and the Jewish holiday Purim all have in common? Why, costumes, of course!

March 10, 2019

show

Round Three

The third in a series of four programs exploring canons and fugues, from the earliest written music to J. S. Bach.

March 17, 2019

show

Purim Party

A commemoration of the Book of Esther, Purim celebrations are best known today for their gift-giving and wild costume parties.

March 24, 2019

show

The Harps in the Trees

This week, we explore the documentary film, "The Harps in the Trees," which tells the story of a musical pilgrimage to Scotland.

March 31, 2019

show

The Amazing Cypriot Manuscript

On this week’s program we journey to the 15th century for a program of music from Cyprus.

May 5, 2019

show

The Wacky World of Weelkes

This week, we’re going to meet Thomas Weelkes, one of the most gifted of the early 17th-century English madrigalists and a major composer of church music.

May 19, 2019

show

London 31390

This week we set our time-travelling flux capacitor back to the year 1578...

May 26, 2019

show

Mount Olympus

The philosophical, scholarly, and creative thinkers of the 17th and 18th-century period we call the Enlightenment looked back to the Ancients to inspire their forward-looking science and art.

June 2, 2019

show

Laurence of Florence

This week, a journey back to the 14th century, for an hour of music from the beautiful Italian city of Florence at the dawn of the Renaissance.

June 9, 2019

show

The Cathedral of Seville

With its newfound position of wealth, Seville became a cultural and financial powerhouse, especially the Seville cathedral.

June 16, 2019

show

The Floating City

Lined with gondola-filled canals, stunning architecture, and mystical glass, Venice has enchanted visitors for centuries with its multi-layered history and culture.

June 23, 2019

show

Bird Watching

Birds are nature’s original songsters, and it’s a rare musician who has managed to turn a deaf ear to their music.

June 30, 2019

show

Costanzo Festa

Imagine being a singer in your late 20’s in the Sistine Chapel choir, with Josquin des Pres as a colleague. That was the fate of Costanzo Festa.

July 7, 2019

show

The Songs of Salamone Rossi

Salamone Rossi was an Italian string player and composer working at the turn of the 17th century, a contemporary of Monteverdi and Caccini.

July 14, 2019

show

The Musical World of Johannes Ciconia

This hour we’re exploring the work of a composer for whom more music survives than any other composer working around 1400 in Europe.

July 21, 2019

show

The Warbling Chalumeau

Join us for music composed for the ancestor of the clarinet, called the “chalumeau” — plus, torch songs on historical instruments.

July 28, 2019

show

Paul Wranitzky (Who?)

Join us for music by a Czech violinist and composer who was sought after by Haydn and Beethoven, in the same freemasons’ lodge as Mozart, and very much a star of the Vienna musical scene.

August 4, 2019

show

Gargoyle Melodies: Music from the Notre Dame Cathedral

Join us as we explore the musical legacy of Notre Dame Cathedral — plus, a tribute to the late Michael Jaffee.

August 11, 2019

show

Beach Vacation

Feeling landlocked? This week on Harmonia, we’re headed to the shore, exploring ocean-themed music from across the centuries.

August 25, 2019

show

Robert Parsons, Gentleman of the Chapel Royal

This week our travels take us to Elizabethan England via the music of Robert Parsons, William Byrd’s immediate predecessor at the Chapel Royal.

January 6, 2019

show

The Sprightly Companion

This week on Harmonia, we explore what Playford describes as an honorable and courageous instrument: the oboe.

January 13, 2019

show

Dancing with the Viennese

When we think of music in Vienna, names such as Mozart, Beethoven, Strauss, and Schoenberg might come to mind.

February 10, 2019

show

Everything’s Coming Up Roses

A rose by any other name might smell as sweet, but would it sound as lovely?

March 3, 2019

show

Masquerade

What do the Mardi Gras parades of New Orleans, the famous Carnival of Venice, and the Jewish holiday Purim all have in common? Why, costumes, of course!

March 10, 2019

show

Round Three

The third in a series of four programs exploring canons and fugues, from the earliest written music to J. S. Bach.

March 17, 2019

show

Purim Party

A commemoration of the Book of Esther, Purim celebrations are best known today for their gift-giving and wild costume parties.

March 24, 2019

show

The Harps in the Trees

This week, we explore the documentary film, "The Harps in the Trees," which tells the story of a musical pilgrimage to Scotland.

March 31, 2019

show

The Amazing Cypriot Manuscript

On this week’s program we journey to the 15th century for a program of music from Cyprus.

May 5, 2019

show

The Wacky World of Weelkes

This week, we’re going to meet Thomas Weelkes, one of the most gifted of the early 17th-century English madrigalists and a major composer of church music.

May 19, 2019

show

London 31390

This week we set our time-travelling flux capacitor back to the year 1578...

May 26, 2019

show

Mount Olympus

The philosophical, scholarly, and creative thinkers of the 17th and 18th-century period we call the Enlightenment looked back to the Ancients to inspire their forward-looking science and art.

June 2, 2019

show

Laurence of Florence

This week, a journey back to the 14th century, for an hour of music from the beautiful Italian city of Florence at the dawn of the Renaissance.

June 9, 2019

show

The Cathedral of Seville

With its newfound position of wealth, Seville became a cultural and financial powerhouse, especially the Seville cathedral.

June 16, 2019

show

The Floating City

Lined with gondola-filled canals, stunning architecture, and mystical glass, Venice has enchanted visitors for centuries with its multi-layered history and culture.

June 23, 2019

show

Bird Watching

Birds are nature’s original songsters, and it’s a rare musician who has managed to turn a deaf ear to their music.

June 30, 2019

show

Costanzo Festa

Imagine being a singer in your late 20’s in the Sistine Chapel choir, with Josquin des Pres as a colleague. That was the fate of Costanzo Festa.

July 7, 2019

show

The Songs of Salamone Rossi

Salamone Rossi was an Italian string player and composer working at the turn of the 17th century, a contemporary of Monteverdi and Caccini.

July 14, 2019

show

The Musical World of Johannes Ciconia

This hour we’re exploring the work of a composer for whom more music survives than any other composer working around 1400 in Europe.

July 21, 2019

show

The Warbling Chalumeau

Join us for music composed for the ancestor of the clarinet, called the “chalumeau” — plus, torch songs on historical instruments.

July 28, 2019

show

Paul Wranitzky (Who?)

Join us for music by a Czech violinist and composer who was sought after by Haydn and Beethoven, in the same freemasons’ lodge as Mozart, and very much a star of the Vienna musical scene.

August 4, 2019

show

Gargoyle Melodies: Music from the Notre Dame Cathedral

Join us as we explore the musical legacy of Notre Dame Cathedral — plus, a tribute to the late Michael Jaffee.

August 11, 2019

show

Beach Vacation

Feeling landlocked? This week on Harmonia, we’re headed to the shore, exploring ocean-themed music from across the centuries.

August 25, 2019

show

Robert Parsons, Gentleman of the Chapel Royal

This week our travels take us to Elizabethan England via the music of Robert Parsons, William Byrd’s immediate predecessor at the Chapel Royal.

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