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January 5, 2018

podcast

Vienna Vocal Consort

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.

January 25, 2018

podcast

Sounds So Nice, Feels So Good

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.

February 3, 2018

show

A Tour of the Tudors

The Tudor period was marked by the flourishing of sacred music in the chapels and cathedrals of England.

February 25, 2018

show

When in Rome

“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.

February 28, 2018

podcast

Biber and Biber

A new release from Concerto Stella Matutina explores music by Biber and Biber—father and son Heinrich and Carl.

March 9, 2018

podcast

The Topping Tooters of the Town

"These are the topping tooters of the town, and have gowns, silver chains, and salaries, for playing “Lilliburlero” to my Lord Mayor’s horse through the city."

April 8, 2018

podcast

Father Vandini’s Cello

The 18th century Italian cellist, Antonio Vandini, was like his contemporary, Antonio Vivalidi, also a priest.

April 23, 2018

show

An American in Paris: Thomas Jefferson’s Musical Adventures

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 […]

May 4, 2018

podcast

Pergolesi Rediscovered

Despite his short life, Pergolesi left an impressive body of work behind.

May 5, 2018

show

Form and Function

The music of medieval France was deeply and inextricably tied to the poetry from which it sprang. This hour on Harmonia, we’re exploring the music of early 14th century poet and composer Jehan de Lescurel. Our featured release is harpsichordist Richard Egarr’s 2017 recording of the keyboard partitas of Johann Sebastian Bach. We heard the […]

May 12, 2018

show

All in the Family

As Oscar Wilde once wrote, “After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.”

May 18, 2018

podcast

The Raimondi Manuscript

The Raimondi Manuscript is an important source for 16th and 17th century lute music.

May 19, 2018

show

Dancing with the Viennese

When we think of music in Vienna, names such as Mozart, Beethoven, Strauss, and Schoenberg might come to mind. However, these musical giants are only a few in the long line of influential composers and musicians to come out of Vienna. This hour on Harmonia, we explore the work of Viennese composers from the Middle […]

June 1, 2018

podcast

Say Who? Johann Franz Xaver Sterkel

Fortepianist Els Biesemans and violinist Meret Lüthi play music by the neglected but commendable Classical composer, Johann Franz Xaver Sterkel.

June 2, 2018

show

There’s Something About Mary

There’s something about Mary – the Virgin Mary, that is! She’s been the subject of countless sacred works throughout the history of western art music.

June 9, 2018

show

Three Centuries of Patronage: The Medici Musical Legacy

This week on Harmonia we’ll explore this wide swath of music history through the Medici lens.

June 16, 2018

show

Everybody Hates a Prodigy

Prodigies inspire and amaze us. Often, they accomplish things in their teenage years that most of us cannot hope to achieve in a lifetime.

January 5, 2018

podcast

Vienna Vocal Consort

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.

January 25, 2018

podcast

Sounds So Nice, Feels So Good

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.

February 3, 2018

show

A Tour of the Tudors

The Tudor period was marked by the flourishing of sacred music in the chapels and cathedrals of England.

February 25, 2018

show

When in Rome

“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.

February 28, 2018

podcast

Biber and Biber

A new release from Concerto Stella Matutina explores music by Biber and Biber—father and son Heinrich and Carl.

March 9, 2018

podcast

The Topping Tooters of the Town

"These are the topping tooters of the town, and have gowns, silver chains, and salaries, for playing “Lilliburlero” to my Lord Mayor’s horse through the city."

April 8, 2018

podcast

Father Vandini’s Cello

The 18th century Italian cellist, Antonio Vandini, was like his contemporary, Antonio Vivalidi, also a priest.

April 23, 2018

show

An American in Paris: Thomas Jefferson’s Musical Adventures

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 […]

May 4, 2018

podcast

Pergolesi Rediscovered

Despite his short life, Pergolesi left an impressive body of work behind.

May 5, 2018

show

Form and Function

The music of medieval France was deeply and inextricably tied to the poetry from which it sprang. This hour on Harmonia, we’re exploring the music of early 14th century poet and composer Jehan de Lescurel. Our featured release is harpsichordist Richard Egarr’s 2017 recording of the keyboard partitas of Johann Sebastian Bach. We heard the […]

May 12, 2018

show

All in the Family

As Oscar Wilde once wrote, “After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.”

May 18, 2018

podcast

The Raimondi Manuscript

The Raimondi Manuscript is an important source for 16th and 17th century lute music.

May 19, 2018

show

Dancing with the Viennese

When we think of music in Vienna, names such as Mozart, Beethoven, Strauss, and Schoenberg might come to mind. However, these musical giants are only a few in the long line of influential composers and musicians to come out of Vienna. This hour on Harmonia, we explore the work of Viennese composers from the Middle […]

June 1, 2018

podcast

Say Who? Johann Franz Xaver Sterkel

Fortepianist Els Biesemans and violinist Meret Lüthi play music by the neglected but commendable Classical composer, Johann Franz Xaver Sterkel.

June 2, 2018

show

There’s Something About Mary

There’s something about Mary – the Virgin Mary, that is! She’s been the subject of countless sacred works throughout the history of western art music.

June 9, 2018

show

Three Centuries of Patronage: The Medici Musical Legacy

This week on Harmonia we’ll explore this wide swath of music history through the Medici lens.

June 16, 2018

show

Everybody Hates a Prodigy

Prodigies inspire and amaze us. Often, they accomplish things in their teenage years that most of us cannot hope to achieve in a lifetime.

January 5, 2018

podcast

Vienna Vocal Consort

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.

January 25, 2018

podcast

Sounds So Nice, Feels So Good

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.

February 3, 2018

show

A Tour of the Tudors

The Tudor period was marked by the flourishing of sacred music in the chapels and cathedrals of England.

February 25, 2018

show

When in Rome

“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.

February 28, 2018

podcast

Biber and Biber

A new release from Concerto Stella Matutina explores music by Biber and Biber—father and son Heinrich and Carl.

March 9, 2018

podcast

The Topping Tooters of the Town

"These are the topping tooters of the town, and have gowns, silver chains, and salaries, for playing “Lilliburlero” to my Lord Mayor’s horse through the city."

April 8, 2018

podcast

Father Vandini’s Cello

The 18th century Italian cellist, Antonio Vandini, was like his contemporary, Antonio Vivalidi, also a priest.

April 23, 2018

show

An American in Paris: Thomas Jefferson’s Musical Adventures

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 […]

May 4, 2018

podcast

Pergolesi Rediscovered

Despite his short life, Pergolesi left an impressive body of work behind.

May 5, 2018

show

Form and Function

The music of medieval France was deeply and inextricably tied to the poetry from which it sprang. This hour on Harmonia, we’re exploring the music of early 14th century poet and composer Jehan de Lescurel. Our featured release is harpsichordist Richard Egarr’s 2017 recording of the keyboard partitas of Johann Sebastian Bach. We heard the […]

May 12, 2018

show

All in the Family

As Oscar Wilde once wrote, “After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.”

May 18, 2018

podcast

The Raimondi Manuscript

The Raimondi Manuscript is an important source for 16th and 17th century lute music.

May 19, 2018

show

Dancing with the Viennese

When we think of music in Vienna, names such as Mozart, Beethoven, Strauss, and Schoenberg might come to mind. However, these musical giants are only a few in the long line of influential composers and musicians to come out of Vienna. This hour on Harmonia, we explore the work of Viennese composers from the Middle […]

June 1, 2018

podcast

Say Who? Johann Franz Xaver Sterkel

Fortepianist Els Biesemans and violinist Meret Lüthi play music by the neglected but commendable Classical composer, Johann Franz Xaver Sterkel.

June 2, 2018

show

There’s Something About Mary

There’s something about Mary – the Virgin Mary, that is! She’s been the subject of countless sacred works throughout the history of western art music.

June 9, 2018

show

Three Centuries of Patronage: The Medici Musical Legacy

This week on Harmonia we’ll explore this wide swath of music history through the Medici lens.

June 16, 2018

show

Everybody Hates a Prodigy

Prodigies inspire and amaze us. Often, they accomplish things in their teenage years that most of us cannot hope to achieve in a lifetime.

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