Harmonia - Early Music Podcast
They Called Him “Le Romain”08/28/15
Marcel Moyse, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Sir James Galway…three famous names in the flute world. But here’s another name to consider: Jacques Martin Hotteterre.
Radicals And Firestarters In Early Music
We're bringing you some of the most radical musical diversions from the norm, courtesy of bold, maverick, or legitimately insane composers.
The Kuhnau Project
We’re investigating the moniker Monica! We’ll trace a tune dubbed “Monica” that was popular throughout Europe for two centuries, and so much more...
My Favorite Instrument: Handel And The Oboe
"I wrote like the devil in those days, and chiefly for the oboe, which was my favorite instrument."
Réserve 1111: Gambabüchlein
Good things come in small packages, like a manuscript of viol music held at the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris.
Now And Then
Music from an ensemble who hopes to pass “seamlessly between different eras and musical styles, between now and then."
My Tunes: Shira Kammen On “Shuffle”
Occasionally we like to ask people in the field of early music: "What are you listening to?" This hour, we’re focusing on multi-instrumentalist Shira Kammen!
Jealousy, murder, crimes of passion, hired assassins, and Marenzio's music for a pacifatory marriage.
Plectrums, Pizzicato, And Plucks
Plucked instruments—lutes, guitars, harps and harpsichords will pick and pizz us through the hour. Plus, a special tribute to lute player Pat O’Brien.
Les Basses Réunies and music of the soldier-musician Tobias Hume.
It's the art of musical name-dropping—paying respect to the masters that came before. This week, we bring you music that gives credit where credit is due!
Udite, Amanti: Lovers, Beware! Music from the seventeenth-century Barberini courts.
A Tribute To Margriet
The Land Of Harmony
Quire Cleveland presents a program of American composers extending as far back as the first book printed in North America, to 20th century composer Amy Beach.
Smell The Roses!
We bring you a program of early music with texts inspired by both romantic and symbolic associations with flowers.
Duo Geminiani Goes Solo
Violinist Stanley Ritchie and harpsichordist Elisabeth Wright have each released their own solo recordings of the music of J.S. Bach.
Does Your Voice Hang Low?
We've got the lowdown on music written for guys with supremely subterranean vocal ranges...
Música Celestial: From The Convent Of The Encarnación
Music of manuscripts from the Convento de la Encarnación in Mexico City, now held at the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois.
This hour, we’re looking at families wired for song! Plus, music from Jordi Savall and his two musical offspring.
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More informationHarmonia is a weekly one-hour radio program, podcast and blog that takes listeners back in history to the cathedrals, fairs, and stages of the past, teaching listeners about history as documented by musicians of the periods. From the sublime realm of Chant to the passion of an Italian Baroque violin sonata - Harmonia brings the music of these earlier periods to life, as performers of today cast new light on the music of the distant past.
Harmonia is a production of WFIU Public Radio in Bloomington, Indiana.