From the producers of Harmonia: a collection of timeless baroque music for weddings, ceremonies, and other special occasions.
The recording features music by Bach, Handel, Telemann, and other baroque composers all performed by the virtuoso musicians of Ensemble L'AURA on period instruments.
L'AURA was founded in 2002 by harpsichordist Bernardo Gordillo while studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London). The ensemble, originally a trio that focused on Italian Baroque improvisation, gained initial recognition the following year as a Deutsche Bank Pyramid Award finalist. Bernard has since expanded the ensemble and its scope of interpretation to include a number of unjustly neglected composers of the Baroque era.
The name L'AURA (Italian for “The Wind”), was inspired by the title of Juan Hidalgo's opera Celos aun del aire matan (“Jealousy, even from the air, kills”). It is of ancient belief that the wind was a powerful carrier of emotion.
Christopher Freeze, tenor
Teddie Hwang, traverso
Allison Edberg, violin
Martha Perry, violin
Andrew Fouts, violin and viola
Nathan Whittaker, violoncello
Bernardo Gordillo (director), harpsichord and organ
From the sublime realm of Chant to the passion of an Italian Baroque violin sonata, Harmonia, a weekly 59-minute radio program, brings the music of these earlier periods to life for radio audiences, as performers of today cast new light on the music of the distant past. Harmonia is hosted by early music scholar and performer Angela Mariani.
Harmonia is a production of WFIU Public Radio in Bloomington, Indiana, in conjunction with the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music's world-renowned Early Music Institute (http://www.music.indiana.edu/som/emi), with additional technical support from KOHM (http://www.kohm.org) at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. Additionally, Indiana University's Thomas Binkley Archive of Early Music Recordings enriches Harmonia's musical offerings. Combining this unique collection of resources with commercial, private and archival material, Harmonia brings the best of historically informed performance to today's listeners, adding evocative commentary to illustrate, inform and entertain.
Christina Kuzmych, Executive Producer, Station Manager, WFIU Public Radio
Cary Boyce, Operations Director/Program Production Manager
Scott Witzke, Marketing Director
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