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May 19, 2018

 

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 […]

May 5, 2018

 

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 […]

November 4, 2017

 

Something Borrowed, Something New

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

October 14, 2017

 

A Mighty Fortress

Martin Luther was a great fan of music, and on Harmonia this week, in honor of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we’re exploring Lutheran composers.

September 16, 2017

 

The Docile Dulcian

Dulcian is one of many names used to describe the one-piece ancestor of the modern bassoon.

February 25, 2017

 

The Other Guy

What if your name was famous, but your work wasn’t?

February 11, 2017

 

That’s D’Amore!

Ah, Valentine’s Day – a time to cherish a new romance or rekindle an old flame! This week on Harmonia, we explore the sounds of a trio of instruments d'amore.

November 5, 2016

 

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.

July 4, 2016

 

Sighs

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

May 11, 2015

 

Eye Music, Ear Candy

Don't you hate it when you're not “in” on an in-joke? This hour, early examples of “eye music,” where the punchlines are hidden for the performers to enjoy.

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