Salamone Rossi was an Italian string player and composer working at the turn of the 17th century, a contemporary of Monteverdi and Caccini.
Wind bands have been tickling our ears for centuries, in war, on the athletic field, and in the concert hall.
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
This week on Harmonia, we’re celebrating the feast day of St. Cecilia, the patron saint of – you guessed it – music.
This hour on Harmonia, we’re listening to the sounds of frogs, snakes, and serpents, both real and mythological.
Ever since some bright human ancestor got the idea to rub two sticks together, fire has enthralled us.
Music from a ‘renowned triumvirate’ of composers--Handel, Ariosti, and Bononcini--who worked together at the Royal Academy of Music in 18th century London.
Music by cabinet makers, poets, world leaders, who ducked, or bucked, their non-musical lives to make music of lasting power. Plus, the flute in consort...
Allison Mackay speaks about The Galileo Project. Plus, we explore the vihuela, and our featured release takes us down the path of the Pied Piper.
This week, necessity is the mother of a new vocal genre.