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Jul 20 2018
Patrons have always played a huge and important role in supporting the arts – and baroque era musicians often relied on royal patrons or the church for their livelihoods. Those composers understood how important it was to butter up their supporters, and they sometimes even dedicated music to those VIPs. Sunday Baroque will feature some of their work.
Jul 13 2018
Bastille Day is celebrated every July 14th – it’s France’s commemoration of the start of the Revolution. Sunday Baroque celebrates Bastille Day with music by French baroque musicians, such as master viola da gamba player Marin Marais who worked in the French royal court in the late 1600s, as well as music composed by his teacher – Monsieur de Ste-Colombe.
Jul 6 2018
New recordings of baroque and early music are being released all the time, and they range from familiar favorites to fresh, newly discovered music. This week Sunday Baroque will showcase a few of the most interesting and entertaining new releases, to give you some ideas for music to add to your OWN playlist.
Jun 29 2018
In celebration of the Fourth of July holiday, Sunday Baroque will feature some of the greatest hits of the baroque. And since no proper Fourth of July celebration is complete without spectacular Fireworks, they include a performance of one of George Frideric Handel’s greatest hits, too.
Jun 22 2018
We'll celebrate the arrival of Summer with a seasonal mix of baroque music by composers including Scottish fiddler James Oswald, English viola da gamba player Christopher Simpson and Venetian violinist Antonio Vivaldi. Enjoy the music of summer this week on Sunday Baroque.
Jun 15 2018
It’s Father's Day, and Sunday Baroque will introduce you to some musical dads and their talented offspring, including organist Johann Pachelbel and his son Charles, trumpeter Maurice Andre and his son Lionel, and composer Alessandro Scarlatti and his son Domenico.
Jun 8 2018
The Italian city of Padua has a rich cultural history – with the world’s oldest botanical garden, a prestigious University founded in 1222, beautiful architecture and more. This weekend Sunday Baroque will feature music and musicians connected to Padua, including Antonio Vivaldi's Concerto for St. Anthony of Padua’s Feast.
Jun 2 2018
Although the month of June has no major holidays, there are some interesting occasions to celebrate this month. For example, it’s National Rose Month, American Rivers Month and Zoo and Aquarium Month. You’ll hear music for each of those occasions on Sunday Baroque.
May 25 2018
On this Memorial Day weekend, Sunday Baroque will offer selections from a haunting and ancient Requiem Mass, and a tribute to heroes.
May 18 2018
It’s a big holiday weekend in Canada – Monday the 21st is VICTORIA DAY. Like many community celebrations, it’s a time for fireworks, parties, special foods, and a day off for many people! As we all know, MUSIC is an essential part of a good celebration, too – and you can listen to some of Canada’s excellent musicians play Baroque music. This week on Sunday Baroque.
May 11 2018
Mother's Day is the perfect opportunity to celebrate musical mothers, including the super-mom who raised Johann Sebastian Bach's large family. Sunday Baroque will provide cheerful musical accompaniment.
May 4 2018
Sunday Baroque throws a fiesta in celebration of the Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo -- the "5th of May" -- including music from the baroque era written by composers who lived and worked in "New Spain" during the 17th and 18th centuries, as well as some 20th century musicians with personal ties to Mexico.