Wind bands have been tickling our ears for centuries, in war, on the athletic field, and in the concert hall.
Angela Mariani is exploring the history and music of the all-female viol ensemble Les Filles de Sainte Colombe, with founding member Wendy Gillespie.
Plucked instruments—lutes, guitars, harps and harpsichords will pick and pizz us through the hour. Plus, a special tribute to lute player Pat O’Brien.
Music by some “cranky” organists from Restoration England! Plus, we continue our look at theorist Athanasius Kircher and feature a recent CD by Chatham Baroque.
We’re exploring the Black Death and its influence in the lives of composers from the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and beyond.
We’re exploring some of the oldest musical centers of London.
From an Italian nun to lady troubadours in the middle ages to twenty-first century female musicians: we're exploring music written and performed by women.
An exploration of the lighter side of four human vices.
This week Harmonia explores devotional songs written in honor of the “Black” Virgin of Monserrat, an ancient Spanish pilgrimage destination.
This week on Harmonia we’ll get a feel for the saltarello – a lively dance. Plus listen to a new release by Andrew Lawrence-King.