11am - 12pm
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.
March 10, 2014
Music for Celtic Saints
We’re exploring music written for saints associated with Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. Plus, we’ll focus on the harp in our Listener’s Guide to the Renaissance Consort, and we’ll hear music from a recent recording by the ensemble Atalante.
March 17, 2014
Regret is a powerful emotion, just as it was in 1400s when the Franco-Flemish composer Josquin des Prez set a text about a thousand regrets to music. Josquin’s anguished tune Mille Regretz swept through Europe like a fever, and we’ll hear a multitude of settings, from plain to wild. Plus, we’ll hear music from a featured release by lutenist Hopkinson Smith.
March 24, 2014
A Case of Mistaken Identity
It’s a case of mistaken identity, this week on Harmonia. Join us for an investigation of misnomers and misattributions as we hear some of the best music that Bach, Pergolesi and Josquin never wrote. Plus, we’ll hear music from the ensemble Trefoil in our featured recording.
March 31, 2014
Music for Bass Instruments
We’ll spend time with composers who played-and loved to write for-the bass instruments that you can’t fit in the overhead compartment of an airplane. We’ll also explore music written for violin threesomes and hear chant from a 14th-century manuscript called the Thomas Gradual.
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.