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 […]
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 […]
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
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.
Dulcian is one of many names used to describe the one-piece ancestor of the modern bassoon.
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.
This hour on Harmonia, we’ll explore the diverse musical influences in medieval and baroque Spain through the lens of some innovative performers.
We’re sighing, in love, loss, or some combination of the two, as we hear recordings featuring the Consort of Musicke, and more!
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.