Prodigies inspire and amaze us. Often, they accomplish things in their teenage years that most of us cannot hope to achieve in a lifetime.
Love’s gone bad this hour on Harmonia, as we explore music by—and for—the brokenhearted.
Josquin des Prez set a text about a thousand regrets to music, and it swept through Europe like a fever! We’ll hear a multitude of settings.
We’ll hear how composers have reused their own tunes and ideas, and what ideas they’ve borrowed from others. Plus, we’ll hear several instances of contrafacta.
We’re celebrating Christmas with music from a variety of traditions, including two well-known carols, medieval music about St Nick, Byzantine chant, and more.