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.
Through brilliant performances by today’s early music artists and insightful commentary, listeners experience the richness of early music history and culture. From the sublime realm of Chant to the passion of an Italian Baroque violin sonata, Harmonia casts new light on the music of the distant past.
Join hosts Hans Haffmans and Cynthia Wilson as they present Radio Netherlands' classical music concert series Live! at the Concertgebouw.
Housed in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and built in 1888, the Concertgebouw is considered one of the finest concert venues in the world. In fact, Bernard Haitink who once described the Concertgebouw as the "best instrument in the orchestra it houses." Today, some nine hundred concerts per year take place in the Concertgebouw, for a public of over 800,000, making it the second most-visited concert hall in the world.
Sunday Baroque is a celebration of beloved and appealing music from the baroque era (1600-1750) and the years leading up to it. Some of the greatest hits of the baroque include Antonio Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Concertos, George Frideric Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks and Water Music Suites, and Johann Sebastian Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos. You’ll hear their tuneful and lively music – and music by their talented contemporaries and predecessors – as part of the mix of familiar favorites and new surprises on this weekly radio program.
Jazz legend Marian McPartland continues to showcase the world's top musicians on NPR's longest-running jazz program.