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Harmonia is a weekly program of early music produced at WFIU Public Media. In the podcast edition, our staff brings you featured new releases from the exciting world of early music.

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Harmonia is a weekly program of early music produced at WFIU Public Media. In the podcast edition, our staff brings you featured new releases from the exciting world of early music.

    Robert Parsons, Gentleman of the Chapel Royal

    Robert Parsons, Gentleman of the Chapel Royal

    This week our travels take us to Elizabethan England via the music of Robert Parsons, William Byrd’s immediate predecessor at the Chapel Royal. Sadly, Parsons drowned in the prime of life, but he left us a wonderful legacy of stunning polyphony for both the Anglican and Catholic rites as well as some striking instrumental music. […]

    • 58 min
    Beach Vacation

    Beach Vacation

    Are you feeling landlocked?  Ready to catch a few waves, splash in the surf and dig your toes in the sand?  This hour on Harmonia, we’re headed to the beach, exploring ocean-themed music from across the centuries.  From the winds and waves of a storm at sea to divine guidance, from mythological sea creatures to […]

    • 58 min
    Gargoyle Melodies: Music from the Notre Dame Cathedral

    Gargoyle Melodies: Music from the Notre Dame Cathedral

    The Cathedral of Notre Dame was heavily damaged in April 2019 by a disastrous fire, and although its largest historical organ managed to survive, there was much devastation. Strangely, we already had a Harmonia program in the pipeline exploring the musical legacy of this great Cathedral. As a result, this hour’s Harmonia program has in […]

    • 58 min
    Paul Wranitzky (Who?)

    Paul Wranitzky (Who?)

    Imagine being a violinist and conductor whom both Haydn and Beethoven want to hire to conduct premieres of their work . . . you’re in the same freemasons’ lodge as Mozart . . . and you’re a prominent person in the musical life of Vienna, composing ballet, stage and orchestral works, and chamber music; conducting […]

    • 58 min
    The Warbling Chalumeau

    The Warbling Chalumeau

    From time to time on Harmonia, we like to feature music written for a particular historical instrument. This week, we’re getting to know the chalumeau, whose brief popularity left a lasting impression. It’s a single-reed instrument we might describe as the ancestor of the clarinet. We’ll also hear music featuring another woodwind — the oboe […]

    • 58 min
    The Musical World of Johannes Ciconia

    The Musical World of Johannes Ciconia

    This hour we’re exploring the work of a composer for whom more music survives than any other composer working around 1400 in Europe.  Join us for a sampling of the eclectic works of Johannes Ciconia.  Our featured release is a 2018 recording from Montréal Baroque, Bach: Cantatas for Luther. We heard the first movement of […]

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

Jacko-1 ,

Agreement

I fully agree with Bobby in his statment far to short for such great playing and singing.
HJ

bobbyminou ,

Super music but much too short

A bit like 5 mins of "Hooked on Early Music". Micro samples of the latest EM releases. Frustrating.

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