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Harmonia 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.

Harmonia 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.
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Bloomington, IN

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Harmonia 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.

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1229 E. 7th St. Bloomington, IN 47405 (812) 855-1357


Episodes

Three Centuries of Patronage: The Medici Musical Legacy

6/9/2018
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This week on Harmonia we’ll explore this wide swath of music history through the Medici lens.

Duration:00:58:52

There’s Something About Mary

6/2/2018
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There’s something about Mary – the Virgin Mary, that is! She’s been the subject of countless sacred works throughout the history of western art music.

Duration:00:58:52

Say Who? Johann Franz Xaver Sterkel

6/1/2018
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Fortepianist Els Biesemans and violinist Meret Lüthi play music by the neglected but commendable Classical composer, Johann Franz Xaver Sterkel.

Duration:00:07:37

The Raimondi Manuscript

5/18/2018
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The Raimondi Manuscript is an important source for 16th and 17th century lute music.

Duration:00:06:03

Pergolesi Rediscovered

5/4/2018
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Despite his short life, Pergolesi left an impressive body of work behind.

Duration:00:06:29

Father Vandini’s Cello

4/8/2018
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The 18th century Italian cellist, Antonio Vandini, was like his contemporary, Antonio Vivalidi, also a priest.

Duration:00:06:31

The Topping Tooters of the Town

3/9/2018
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These are the topping tooters of the town, and have gowns, silver chains, and salaries, for playing “Lilliburlero” to my Lord Mayor’s horse through the city.

Duration:00:07:41

Biber and Biber

2/28/2018
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Music by Biber and Biber--father and son, Heinrich and Carl.

Duration:00:07:53

When in Rome

2/25/2018
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“When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” This proverb, attributed to Saint Ambrose, encourages us to keep with the traditions of the places we visit and inhabit.

Duration:00:58:52

A Tour of the Tudors

2/3/2018
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The Tudor period was marked by the flourishing of sacred music in the chapels and cathedrals of England.

Duration:00:58:52

Sounds So Nice, Feels So Good

1/25/2018
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The cornetto is a woodwind instrument with a brass-style cup mouth piece which flourished in the mid 1600’s, in the early to middle-baroque period.

Duration:00:07:10

Vienna Vocal Consort

1/5/2018
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Machaut's 'Messe de Nostre Dame' is inordinately famous, and is often cited as the first complete polyphonic setting of a Mass ordinary by a single composer.

Duration:00:07:55

Musica Fiorita plays Molter

12/22/2017
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The young Johann Melchior Molter likely learned the basics of music before attending Gymnasium in Eisenach where J.S. Bach had been a pupil a few years earlier.

Duration:00:07:51

A Medieval Christmas

12/9/2017
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Tired of jingle bells yet? This week on Harmonia, join us for something a little different.

Duration:00:58:52

Un Jardin à l’Italienne

12/8/2017
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With the thunderous applause at the end of this CD, you can almost imagine yourself on tour with the Académie in Australia at the Melbourne Recital Centre.

Duration:00:06:57

All in the Family

12/2/2017
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As Oscar Wilde once wrote, “After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.”

Duration:00:58:52

Philidor Paris Quartets

11/29/2017
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Ars Antiqua transports listeners back in time to the gilded 18th century Rococo music rooms of Paris.

Duration:00:06:45

Something Borrowed, Something New

11/4/2017
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They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Duration:00:58:52

Ein Feste Burg

10/30/2017
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This October 31st marks half a millennium since the young priest, Martin Luther posted his Ninety-Five Theses that ushered in the Protestant Reformation.

Duration:00:16:23

Living and Dead

10/28/2017
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Music has played an important role for centuries in the celebration of the Feast of All Saints.

Duration:00:58:52