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Wendy Gillespie

Wendy Gillespie, Director of the Bloomington Bach Cantata Project, is Professor Emerita of Music at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University and Past President of the Viola da Gamba Society of America. In 2011 she was awarded Early Music America’s Thomas Binkley Award, and in 2012 a Wellesley College Alumnae Achievement Award. She continues to enjoy her career as a performing musician, having made more than 100 recordings and performed on five continents. Wendy began working with Harmonia in January 2012.

Recent Posts by Wendy Gillespie

June 2, 2019

 

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.

May 19, 2019

 

London 31390

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

May 5, 2019

 

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.

March 31, 2019

 

The Amazing Cypriot Manuscript

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

March 10, 2019

 

Round Three

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

November 24, 2018

 

Febus avant!

Once upon a time, in 14th century France, there was a nobleman who was able to bring people from opposite sides of, oh, say, a papal schism, together for a meal and some entertainment. His name was Gaston.

November 3, 2018

 

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.

September 29, 2018

 

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.

September 1, 2018

 

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.

April 15, 2017

 

“Comme femme”: A Fifteenth Century Song Goes Viral

How did tunes “go viral,” so to speak, centuries before there was any such thing as social media?

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