9pm - 10pm
Angela Mariani and Bernard Gordillo host this weekly program exploring the world of Early Music, from the transcendent sounds of Anonymous 4, to the sublime realm of Chant, to the passion of an Italian Baroque violin sonata. Harmonia is produced in conjunction with Indiana University's world-renowned Early Music Institute.
May 21, 2013
A Toast to Two Renaissance Masters
We’re marking the birth of John Dowland, the death of Gesualdo, and saying goodbye to a friend, oboist Washington McClain.
May 28, 2013
A Musical Tour of Paris
Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor, is believed to have said: “Paris is not a city, but a universe.” This week on Harmonia, we’ll visit Paris and recall the history of some of its most musical attractions. We’ll remain near the Notre Dame Cathedral for a featured release by Rogers Covey-Crump, Christopher O’Gorman, and John Potter.
June 4, 2013
New Music, Early Music
Harmonia invites you to open your ears as we listen to music from the distant past alongside related music by living composers from several recently released recordings: the Brisk Recorder Quartet plays music by Sweelinck and contemporary music inspired by Sweelinck; New York Polyphony sings a 2009 paraphrase a 14th-century Machaut rondeau; Accordone performs a piece from a 21st-century chamber opera on Baroque period instruments, and much more. Tune in!
June 11, 2013
Gifts for Father’s Day
We’re celebrating Dads this week on Harmonia. We’ll feature traditional music from Scotland, and medieval music from the region of the Rhine River. Plus a featured release of Tudor and Jacobean music by the ensembles Stile Antico and Fretwork. What does all of this have to do with fathers? You’ll see.
June 18, 2013
Spotlight on Reinhard Goebel
We’re shining a light on the German conductor and violinist Reinhard Goebel, founder and director of the early music ensemble Musica Antiqua Köln from 1973 to 2007. We’ll also hear music from a recently released CD by lutenist Hopkinson Smith. Join us!
June 25, 2013
We’ll hear music from Occitan courts, Italian stages, and the cloisters of Mexico. With the Newberry Consort, we’ll unearth rarely heard devotional music written for women. We’ll also hear music inspired by the muse Euterpe and look back to the age of the Odyssey on a featured release by the ensemble Les Délices.
July 2, 2013
Catchy Tunes: Gloria tibi Trinitas
We’re solving an antiphon mystery this week on Harmonia. It seems that every composer worth his salt in England from the mid-16th to the end of the 17th century composed at least one, and sometimes many pieces titled “In nomine.” We’ll find out why, as well as explore the sackbut as part of our “Listener’s Guide to the Renaissance Consort.”
About the host:
Angela Mariani has hosted Harmonia for WFIU since 1991, drawing on commercial, private and rare archival recordings as well as interviews with performers and scholars. A performer and scholar in the field of early music, she left the University of Massachusetts with a degree in music theory before earning a graduate degree at Indiana University’s renowned Early Music Institute. Since 2000, Angela and her husband have lived in Lubbock, Texas, where they are both members of the music faculty at Texas Tech University.