This hour, we'll hear some bawdy songs and tragic ballads, as well as more uplifting, devotional songs and hymns. Plus, a featured CD of Tudor church music.
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...
Harmonia takes a look at early music recordings nominated for the 2011 Grammy Awards
Two recordings of music by Italian baroque composer Nicola Porpora.
This week on Harmonia we explore examples of how instrumentalists created diminutions out of music by Palestrina, Crequillon, and others.