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Jan 12 2018
For every familiar composer like Bach and Handel, there were countless other baroque era musicians whose names are not nearly as well known. That doesn’t mean they weren’t as talented or that their music wasn’t as enjoyable. Sunday Baroque will feature a few of those undeservedly neglected baroque composers.
Jan 5 2018
Every year, the first of January is designated as a day to celebrate those whose last names begin with the letter Z. It’s their chance to go FIRST for a change! So on the first Sunday of the new year, Sunday Baroque will mark the occasion with music by Jan Zelenka, Domenico Zipoli, and Lorenzo Zavateri, to name a few.
Dec 29 2017
On this final Sunday of the year, Sunday Baroque will revisit some of the top baroque and early music recordings released during 2017, including one last opportunity to audition selections from the Sunday Baroque Holiday Gift List.
Dec 22 2017
As you and your family are putting the finishing touches on your holiday festivities, wrapping or opening gifts, enjoying brunch with friends, driving to church, or traveling to your holiday destination, Sunday Baroque will celebrate with warm and meaningful holiday music from a much simpler time, including charming Baroque Christmas Concertos and a selection of serene and cheerful carols with ancient roots.
Dec 15 2017
This year Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights, begins on December 12 and continues through December 20. Sunday Baroque's variety of seasonal selections will include highlights from George Frederic Handel's stirring oratorio JUDAS MACCABAEUS.
Dec 8 2017
They say you can’t judge a book (or a CD) by its cover, although you CAN at least skim a few pages of a book before you shell out your hard-earned money for it! You can also audition a few tracks from some terrific CDs included on this year’s Sunday Baroque Holiday Gift list.
Dec 1 2017
What a difference a few centuries can make, especially where public opinion is concerned! Sunday Baroque will feature music that flopped at first, including a sagging comedy by Thomas Arne that closed after a dismal six-night run, and some duds by George Frideric Handel and Jean-Philippe Rameau!
Nov 24 2017
As you’re washing and putting away the last of the dishes, storing the folding chairs and tables, and seeing off the last of the out-of-town Thanksgiving guests, Sunday Baroque will feature some “Greatest Hits” of the baroque era, to give you a happy soundtrack and an extra little boost of energy to complete your work.
Nov 17 2017
New recordings of baroque music are released all the time. Some feature newly discovered music and composers, while others focus on fresh interpretations of familiar music and musicians. Sunday Baroque will offer a little of each, including a first peek at this year’s Sunday Baroque Holiday Gift List.
Nov 10 2017
Mythology plays a significant role in literature and art. It has also inspired many musicians. Sunday Baroque climbs Mount Olympus to feature a few magical, mythological, musical stories.
Nov 3 2017
Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend, so to help you remember to set your clocks to “Fall Back” an hour, Sunday Baroque will feature musical timekeeping, including a variety of bells and carillons depicted in baroque music.
Oct 27 2017
Halloween is coming up this week, and in ancient times, the occasion was observed as the eve of the new year, a time when the worlds of the living and the dead overlapped. So this spooky edition of Sunday Baroque features composers who died unusual or mysterious deaths.