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.
December 9, 2013
Christmas Carols, Chant and Legend
We’re celebrating Christmas on Harmonia with music from a variety of traditions. We’ll explore the original tunes of two well-known carols, hear music based on legends of Saint Nicholas, and sample Byzantine chant sung during the Christmas season. Plus, baroque orchestra Apollo’s Fire offers a gift of Celtic holiday music in our featured release.
December 16, 2013
Shall We Dance?
Can you dance a Polonaise? Would you do the Fandango? Bust a move to a medieval estampie? Music and dance have long been like-minded partners. Join us at the intersection of movement and sound, as we dance the hour away.
December 23, 2013
When Santa and his reindeer make the rounds this Christmas, what tunes do you suppose the big guy will have playing over his sleigh stereo system? We’re taking our best guess on this edition of Harmonia. Tune in for a playlist of holiday samplings from an array of early music recordings – new and old.
December 30, 2013
Musical Tour of Vienna
We’re off on a musical tour of Vienna, one of the western world’s foremost musical centers. We’ll follow in the footsteps of Haydn and Beethoven, enjoying performances of their works on period instruments. We’ll also explore instrumental sonatas by Johann Heinrich Schmelzer and a groundbreaking opera by Christoph Willibald Gluck.
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.