Giaches de Wert is famous for his madrigals and his influence on Claudio Monteverdi is often stated. But Wert also composed a significant body of church music.
"The repetition of a...harmonic motif evoked a sense of time stretching far beyond the limits of our physical world, thus creating an illusion of eternity!"
From fibs to falsification, cover-ups to conspiracies, we're ferreting out lies and liars in early music, (plus some music of Oswald von Wolkenstein).
Music from the 2015 GRAMMY nominees for Best Opera, Best Classical, Classical Producer of the Year, and more. And it's not about who wins or loses...
Les Basses Réunies and music of the soldier-musician Tobias Hume.
Mikolaj Zielenski was a minor composer but nonetheless a good one, and his music deserves to be heard more often.
A world premiere of Tarquinio Merula’s complete op. 11, collected in one recording.
Love’s gone bad this hour on Harmonia, as we explore music by—and for—the brokenhearted.
Love and loss are "yin and yang…" the heads and tails of a coin...the inevitability of one fed by the other.
On this episode of Harmonia, we’re listening for echoes! Plus, we’ll explore some curious inventions from composer Biagio Marini in our featured recording.