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January 15, 2016

podcast

Praetorius, Praetorius, Praetorius.

Pablo Heras-Casado and the Balthasar Neumann Choir and Ensemble present a new recording of music by Praetorius, Praetorius, and Praetorius!

January 29, 2016

podcast

Cantigas de Santa Maria

The Cantigas de Santa Maria are what a 2015 Phi records release calls "a unique medieval monument."

January 31, 2016

show

It’s An Honor To Be Nominated

Music from the 2015 GRAMMY nominees for Best Opera, Best Classical, Classical Producer of the Year, and more. And it's not about who wins or loses...

February 12, 2016

podcast

A Tribute To Handel

A 2015 release from cellist Kristin von der Goltz showcases the music of two little known 18th century composers--Francis Caporale and Johann Galliard.

February 14, 2016

show

Liar, Liar

From fibs to falsification, cover-ups to conspiracies, we're ferreting out lies and liars in early music, (plus some music of Oswald von Wolkenstein).

February 26, 2016

podcast

I Have Set My Hert So Hy

The Dufay Collective: capturing medieval poetry in song.

March 11, 2016

podcast

Musica Boscareccia

The United Continuo Ensemble performs the "little woodland songs" of Johann Hermann Schein.

March 21, 2016

show

Easter Through The Ages

We’re exploring nearly seven hundred years of Easter, from the 11th century to the 18th century.

March 25, 2016

podcast

Fingergull

A recording titled FINGERGULL references the golden ring of a medieval blood relic, and presents the chant cycle for the Holy Blood Office in its entirety.

April 8, 2016

podcast

Missa Corona Spinea

The Tallis Scholars most recent release of music by John Taverner takes the choir to new heights.

April 10, 2016

show

A Next Generation

Thomas Tallis brings us a 40-voice motet, and a new generation of period performers plays music for an unusual combination of instruments, and more.

April 18, 2016

show

Stormy Weather

We’ll sample storms on sea and land, plus a featured release by the stormily named American baroque orchestra Tempesta di Mare.

April 22, 2016

podcast

Romanus Weichlein

May 6, 2016

podcast

One Without Alike

Musicke’s Pleasure Garden plays Jaques Paisible’s complete sonatas and suites for baroque treble recorder and continuo.

May 30, 2016

show

Cries of London: A David Munrow Retrospective

Some people leave an indelible mark on their profession. This week’s edition of Harmonia is dedicated to just such a person: David Munrow.

June 3, 2016

podcast

Voices of Eternity

"The repetition of a...harmonic motif evoked a sense of time stretching far beyond the limits of our physical world, thus creating an illusion of eternity!"

June 17, 2016

podcast

Western Wind

Taverner’s Western Wind Mass is considered the first mass of its kind in England to use a secular tune rather than plainchant as its cantus firmus.

June 20, 2016

show

Harmonia Top 40

We’re spinning some of early music’s “hit #1 singles,” alongside some listener requests.

July 3, 2016

podcast

Discovering The Classical Trio

The string quartet is the pinnacle of Classical chamber music, but the string trio doesn’t get the same respect!

July 4, 2016

show

Sighs

We’re sighing, in love, loss, or some combination of the two, as we hear recordings featuring the Consort of Musicke, and more!

July 15, 2016

podcast

Reicha And The Wind Quintet

“No description, no imagination can do justice to these compositions...the admiration of the musical world."

July 18, 2016

show

Tempesting Through Time

The Tempest is one of Shakespeare’s most inherently musical plays. From pipe and tabor to Classical orchestra, the spirit Ariel soars with sweet melodies.

July 29, 2016

podcast

Keeping up with the Joneses

Jones is one of the most common surnames in England, as is John for a given name. But do you know the 18th century contemporary of Handel, John Jones?

August 12, 2016

podcast

Bürgercapitainsmusik

C.P.E. Bach and gala music for the Captains of the Hamburg Citizens Guard.

August 13, 2016

show

Dancing in the New World

Tap your toes, grab your dancing shoes, and find a partner. This week on Harmonia, we’re exploring dances heard in the Spanish Viceroys of Colonial America.

August 20, 2016

show

Remembering Nikolaus Harnoncourt

The early music world lost one of its most important figures when Nikolaus Harnoncourt passed away on March 5th, 2016.

August 26, 2016

podcast

Concerti Bizarri

A concerto program from the Irish Baroque Orchestra features instruments less often on exhibit in solo roles, as well as instruments in unusual combinations.

August 27, 2016

show

Into the Lion’s Den

This week on Harmonia, we’re headed into the lion’s den, as we go on safari with ensembles ranging from the New York Pro Musica to The Dufay Collective.

September 3, 2016

show

1616

This week on Harmonia, we’re firing up our time machine and setting the dial back four hundred years to 1616 – what will we hear?

September 9, 2016

podcast

Fischer Vespers

Two Boston based ensembles, Newton Baroque and Exsultemus, come together in a world-premiere recording of Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer's Vespers.

September 10, 2016

show

Fyer, Fyer!

Ever since some bright human ancestor got the idea to rub two sticks together, fire has enthralled us.

September 17, 2016

show

A Fretwork Retrospective, Part 1

This week on Harmonia, we begin our 3-part celebration of the British-based viol consort Fretwork.

September 23, 2016

podcast

Authentic

The Basel based chamber orchestra I TEMPI hopes to bridge the separation between baroque and modern orchestras.

September 24, 2016

show

A Fretwork Retrospective, Part 2

This week on Harmonia, we continue our 3-part celebration of the British-based viol consort Fretwork.

October 1, 2016

show

A Fretwork Retrospective, Part 3

This week on Harmonia, we finish up our 3-part celebration of the British-based viol consort Fretwork.

October 7, 2016

podcast

The Drexel Manuscript

The Music Division of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts owes much of its collection to the 19th century financier, Joseph W. Drexel.

October 15, 2016

show

Happy Birthday to You

This hour on Harmonia, we’re donning our party hats and pulling out the balloons and streamers, to celebrate our 25th birthday!

October 22, 2016

show

Slippery, Slimy, and Slithering Things

This hour on Harmonia, we’re listening to the sounds of frogs, snakes, and serpents, both real and mythological.

October 29, 2016

show

Something Wicked This Way Comes

“Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.” This hour on Harmonia, we’ll catch a fright listening to scary sounds for Halloween.

November 2, 2016

podcast

The Organ at European Courts

Organist Francesco Cera plays an original positive organ built in 1772, now kept at the Franciscan Convent of Lustra Cilento in Italy.

November 5, 2016

show

Joyful and Content: Dances from Spain

This hour on Harmonia, we’ll explore the diverse musical influences in medieval and baroque Spain through the lens of some innovative performers.

November 12, 2016

show

The Devil’s Acre

You already know what it looks like – the soaring towers and imposing façade of Westminster Abbey. But do you know what it sounds like?

November 19, 2016

show

With Lute and Harp

This week on Harmonia, we’re celebrating the feast day of St. Cecilia, the patron saint of – you guessed it – music.

November 22, 2016

podcast

Zero Emission Baroque Plays Kuhlau

Music by Friedrich Kuhlau played by an ensemble with a dual musical and environmental mission.

December 3, 2016

show

Les Filles de Sainte Colombe

Angela Mariani is exploring the history and music of the all-female viol ensemble Les Filles de Sainte Colombe, with founding member Wendy Gillespie.

December 24, 2016

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.

January 15, 2016

podcast

Praetorius, Praetorius, Praetorius.

Pablo Heras-Casado and the Balthasar Neumann Choir and Ensemble present a new recording of music by Praetorius, Praetorius, and Praetorius!

January 29, 2016

podcast

Cantigas de Santa Maria

The Cantigas de Santa Maria are what a 2015 Phi records release calls "a unique medieval monument."

January 31, 2016

show

It’s An Honor To Be Nominated

Music from the 2015 GRAMMY nominees for Best Opera, Best Classical, Classical Producer of the Year, and more. And it's not about who wins or loses...

February 12, 2016

podcast

A Tribute To Handel

A 2015 release from cellist Kristin von der Goltz showcases the music of two little known 18th century composers--Francis Caporale and Johann Galliard.

February 14, 2016

show

Liar, Liar

From fibs to falsification, cover-ups to conspiracies, we're ferreting out lies and liars in early music, (plus some music of Oswald von Wolkenstein).

February 26, 2016

podcast

I Have Set My Hert So Hy

The Dufay Collective: capturing medieval poetry in song.

March 11, 2016

podcast

Musica Boscareccia

The United Continuo Ensemble performs the "little woodland songs" of Johann Hermann Schein.

March 21, 2016

show

Easter Through The Ages

We’re exploring nearly seven hundred years of Easter, from the 11th century to the 18th century.

March 25, 2016

podcast

Fingergull

A recording titled FINGERGULL references the golden ring of a medieval blood relic, and presents the chant cycle for the Holy Blood Office in its entirety.

April 8, 2016

podcast

Missa Corona Spinea

The Tallis Scholars most recent release of music by John Taverner takes the choir to new heights.

April 10, 2016

show

A Next Generation

Thomas Tallis brings us a 40-voice motet, and a new generation of period performers plays music for an unusual combination of instruments, and more.

April 18, 2016

show

Stormy Weather

We’ll sample storms on sea and land, plus a featured release by the stormily named American baroque orchestra Tempesta di Mare.

April 22, 2016

podcast

Romanus Weichlein

May 6, 2016

podcast

One Without Alike

Musicke’s Pleasure Garden plays Jaques Paisible’s complete sonatas and suites for baroque treble recorder and continuo.

May 30, 2016

show

Cries of London: A David Munrow Retrospective

Some people leave an indelible mark on their profession. This week’s edition of Harmonia is dedicated to just such a person: David Munrow.

June 3, 2016

podcast

Voices of Eternity

"The repetition of a...harmonic motif evoked a sense of time stretching far beyond the limits of our physical world, thus creating an illusion of eternity!"

June 17, 2016

podcast

Western Wind

Taverner’s Western Wind Mass is considered the first mass of its kind in England to use a secular tune rather than plainchant as its cantus firmus.

June 20, 2016

show

Harmonia Top 40

We’re spinning some of early music’s “hit #1 singles,” alongside some listener requests.

July 3, 2016

podcast

Discovering The Classical Trio

The string quartet is the pinnacle of Classical chamber music, but the string trio doesn’t get the same respect!

July 4, 2016

show

Sighs

We’re sighing, in love, loss, or some combination of the two, as we hear recordings featuring the Consort of Musicke, and more!

July 15, 2016

podcast

Reicha And The Wind Quintet

“No description, no imagination can do justice to these compositions...the admiration of the musical world."

July 18, 2016

show

Tempesting Through Time

The Tempest is one of Shakespeare’s most inherently musical plays. From pipe and tabor to Classical orchestra, the spirit Ariel soars with sweet melodies.

July 29, 2016

podcast

Keeping up with the Joneses

Jones is one of the most common surnames in England, as is John for a given name. But do you know the 18th century contemporary of Handel, John Jones?

August 12, 2016

podcast

Bürgercapitainsmusik

C.P.E. Bach and gala music for the Captains of the Hamburg Citizens Guard.

August 13, 2016

show

Dancing in the New World

Tap your toes, grab your dancing shoes, and find a partner. This week on Harmonia, we’re exploring dances heard in the Spanish Viceroys of Colonial America.

August 20, 2016

show

Remembering Nikolaus Harnoncourt

The early music world lost one of its most important figures when Nikolaus Harnoncourt passed away on March 5th, 2016.

August 26, 2016

podcast

Concerti Bizarri

A concerto program from the Irish Baroque Orchestra features instruments less often on exhibit in solo roles, as well as instruments in unusual combinations.

August 27, 2016

show

Into the Lion’s Den

This week on Harmonia, we’re headed into the lion’s den, as we go on safari with ensembles ranging from the New York Pro Musica to The Dufay Collective.

September 3, 2016

show

1616

This week on Harmonia, we’re firing up our time machine and setting the dial back four hundred years to 1616 – what will we hear?

September 9, 2016

podcast

Fischer Vespers

Two Boston based ensembles, Newton Baroque and Exsultemus, come together in a world-premiere recording of Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer's Vespers.

September 10, 2016

show

Fyer, Fyer!

Ever since some bright human ancestor got the idea to rub two sticks together, fire has enthralled us.

September 17, 2016

show

A Fretwork Retrospective, Part 1

This week on Harmonia, we begin our 3-part celebration of the British-based viol consort Fretwork.

September 23, 2016

podcast

Authentic

The Basel based chamber orchestra I TEMPI hopes to bridge the separation between baroque and modern orchestras.

September 24, 2016

show

A Fretwork Retrospective, Part 2

This week on Harmonia, we continue our 3-part celebration of the British-based viol consort Fretwork.

October 1, 2016

show

A Fretwork Retrospective, Part 3

This week on Harmonia, we finish up our 3-part celebration of the British-based viol consort Fretwork.

October 7, 2016

podcast

The Drexel Manuscript

The Music Division of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts owes much of its collection to the 19th century financier, Joseph W. Drexel.

October 15, 2016

show

Happy Birthday to You

This hour on Harmonia, we’re donning our party hats and pulling out the balloons and streamers, to celebrate our 25th birthday!

October 22, 2016

show

Slippery, Slimy, and Slithering Things

This hour on Harmonia, we’re listening to the sounds of frogs, snakes, and serpents, both real and mythological.

October 29, 2016

show

Something Wicked This Way Comes

“Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.” This hour on Harmonia, we’ll catch a fright listening to scary sounds for Halloween.

November 2, 2016

podcast

The Organ at European Courts

Organist Francesco Cera plays an original positive organ built in 1772, now kept at the Franciscan Convent of Lustra Cilento in Italy.

November 5, 2016

show

Joyful and Content: Dances from Spain

This hour on Harmonia, we’ll explore the diverse musical influences in medieval and baroque Spain through the lens of some innovative performers.

November 12, 2016

show

The Devil’s Acre

You already know what it looks like – the soaring towers and imposing façade of Westminster Abbey. But do you know what it sounds like?

November 19, 2016

show

With Lute and Harp

This week on Harmonia, we’re celebrating the feast day of St. Cecilia, the patron saint of – you guessed it – music.

November 22, 2016

podcast

Zero Emission Baroque Plays Kuhlau

Music by Friedrich Kuhlau played by an ensemble with a dual musical and environmental mission.

December 3, 2016

show

Les Filles de Sainte Colombe

Angela Mariani is exploring the history and music of the all-female viol ensemble Les Filles de Sainte Colombe, with founding member Wendy Gillespie.

December 24, 2016

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.

January 15, 2016

podcast

Praetorius, Praetorius, Praetorius.

Pablo Heras-Casado and the Balthasar Neumann Choir and Ensemble present a new recording of music by Praetorius, Praetorius, and Praetorius!

January 29, 2016

podcast

Cantigas de Santa Maria

The Cantigas de Santa Maria are what a 2015 Phi records release calls "a unique medieval monument."

January 31, 2016

show

It’s An Honor To Be Nominated

Music from the 2015 GRAMMY nominees for Best Opera, Best Classical, Classical Producer of the Year, and more. And it's not about who wins or loses...

February 12, 2016

podcast

A Tribute To Handel

A 2015 release from cellist Kristin von der Goltz showcases the music of two little known 18th century composers--Francis Caporale and Johann Galliard.

February 14, 2016

show

Liar, Liar

From fibs to falsification, cover-ups to conspiracies, we're ferreting out lies and liars in early music, (plus some music of Oswald von Wolkenstein).

February 26, 2016

podcast

I Have Set My Hert So Hy

The Dufay Collective: capturing medieval poetry in song.

March 11, 2016

podcast

Musica Boscareccia

The United Continuo Ensemble performs the "little woodland songs" of Johann Hermann Schein.

March 21, 2016

show

Easter Through The Ages

We’re exploring nearly seven hundred years of Easter, from the 11th century to the 18th century.

March 25, 2016

podcast

Fingergull

A recording titled FINGERGULL references the golden ring of a medieval blood relic, and presents the chant cycle for the Holy Blood Office in its entirety.

April 8, 2016

podcast

Missa Corona Spinea

The Tallis Scholars most recent release of music by John Taverner takes the choir to new heights.

April 10, 2016

show

A Next Generation

Thomas Tallis brings us a 40-voice motet, and a new generation of period performers plays music for an unusual combination of instruments, and more.

April 18, 2016

show

Stormy Weather

We’ll sample storms on sea and land, plus a featured release by the stormily named American baroque orchestra Tempesta di Mare.

April 22, 2016

podcast

Romanus Weichlein

May 6, 2016

podcast

One Without Alike

Musicke’s Pleasure Garden plays Jaques Paisible’s complete sonatas and suites for baroque treble recorder and continuo.

May 30, 2016

show

Cries of London: A David Munrow Retrospective

Some people leave an indelible mark on their profession. This week’s edition of Harmonia is dedicated to just such a person: David Munrow.

June 3, 2016

podcast

Voices of Eternity

"The repetition of a...harmonic motif evoked a sense of time stretching far beyond the limits of our physical world, thus creating an illusion of eternity!"

June 17, 2016

podcast

Western Wind

Taverner’s Western Wind Mass is considered the first mass of its kind in England to use a secular tune rather than plainchant as its cantus firmus.

June 20, 2016

show

Harmonia Top 40

We’re spinning some of early music’s “hit #1 singles,” alongside some listener requests.

July 3, 2016

podcast

Discovering The Classical Trio

The string quartet is the pinnacle of Classical chamber music, but the string trio doesn’t get the same respect!

July 4, 2016

show

Sighs

We’re sighing, in love, loss, or some combination of the two, as we hear recordings featuring the Consort of Musicke, and more!

July 15, 2016

podcast

Reicha And The Wind Quintet

“No description, no imagination can do justice to these compositions...the admiration of the musical world."

July 18, 2016

show

Tempesting Through Time

The Tempest is one of Shakespeare’s most inherently musical plays. From pipe and tabor to Classical orchestra, the spirit Ariel soars with sweet melodies.

July 29, 2016

podcast

Keeping up with the Joneses

Jones is one of the most common surnames in England, as is John for a given name. But do you know the 18th century contemporary of Handel, John Jones?

August 12, 2016

podcast

Bürgercapitainsmusik

C.P.E. Bach and gala music for the Captains of the Hamburg Citizens Guard.

August 13, 2016

show

Dancing in the New World

Tap your toes, grab your dancing shoes, and find a partner. This week on Harmonia, we’re exploring dances heard in the Spanish Viceroys of Colonial America.

August 20, 2016

show

Remembering Nikolaus Harnoncourt

The early music world lost one of its most important figures when Nikolaus Harnoncourt passed away on March 5th, 2016.

August 26, 2016

podcast

Concerti Bizarri

A concerto program from the Irish Baroque Orchestra features instruments less often on exhibit in solo roles, as well as instruments in unusual combinations.

August 27, 2016

show

Into the Lion’s Den

This week on Harmonia, we’re headed into the lion’s den, as we go on safari with ensembles ranging from the New York Pro Musica to The Dufay Collective.

September 3, 2016

show

1616

This week on Harmonia, we’re firing up our time machine and setting the dial back four hundred years to 1616 – what will we hear?

September 9, 2016

podcast

Fischer Vespers

Two Boston based ensembles, Newton Baroque and Exsultemus, come together in a world-premiere recording of Johann Caspar Ferdinand Fischer's Vespers.

September 10, 2016

show

Fyer, Fyer!

Ever since some bright human ancestor got the idea to rub two sticks together, fire has enthralled us.

September 17, 2016

show

A Fretwork Retrospective, Part 1

This week on Harmonia, we begin our 3-part celebration of the British-based viol consort Fretwork.

September 23, 2016

podcast

Authentic

The Basel based chamber orchestra I TEMPI hopes to bridge the separation between baroque and modern orchestras.

September 24, 2016

show

A Fretwork Retrospective, Part 2

This week on Harmonia, we continue our 3-part celebration of the British-based viol consort Fretwork.

October 1, 2016

show

A Fretwork Retrospective, Part 3

This week on Harmonia, we finish up our 3-part celebration of the British-based viol consort Fretwork.

October 7, 2016

podcast

The Drexel Manuscript

The Music Division of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts owes much of its collection to the 19th century financier, Joseph W. Drexel.

October 15, 2016

show

Happy Birthday to You

This hour on Harmonia, we’re donning our party hats and pulling out the balloons and streamers, to celebrate our 25th birthday!

October 22, 2016

show

Slippery, Slimy, and Slithering Things

This hour on Harmonia, we’re listening to the sounds of frogs, snakes, and serpents, both real and mythological.

October 29, 2016

show

Something Wicked This Way Comes

“Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.” This hour on Harmonia, we’ll catch a fright listening to scary sounds for Halloween.

November 2, 2016

podcast

The Organ at European Courts

Organist Francesco Cera plays an original positive organ built in 1772, now kept at the Franciscan Convent of Lustra Cilento in Italy.

November 5, 2016

show

Joyful and Content: Dances from Spain

This hour on Harmonia, we’ll explore the diverse musical influences in medieval and baroque Spain through the lens of some innovative performers.

November 12, 2016

show

The Devil’s Acre

You already know what it looks like – the soaring towers and imposing façade of Westminster Abbey. But do you know what it sounds like?

November 19, 2016

show

With Lute and Harp

This week on Harmonia, we’re celebrating the feast day of St. Cecilia, the patron saint of – you guessed it – music.

November 22, 2016

podcast

Zero Emission Baroque Plays Kuhlau

Music by Friedrich Kuhlau played by an ensemble with a dual musical and environmental mission.

December 3, 2016

show

Les Filles de Sainte Colombe

Angela Mariani is exploring the history and music of the all-female viol ensemble Les Filles de Sainte Colombe, with founding member Wendy Gillespie.

December 24, 2016

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.

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