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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.
Oct 20 2017
Singing was Johann Pisendel’s introduction to music when he was still just a child. When the boy soprano’s voice changed, he switched to playing violin and discovered his true musical gift. Johann Pisendel also composed music, and you can hear one of his Violin Sonatas from a recently released CD on Sunday Baroque.
Oct 13 2017
Two heads are better than one, as the saying goes … Antonio Vivaldi, Georg Philipp Telemann and Johann Sebastian Bach all wrote exciting music for pairs of soloists. Bach’s expressive Double Violin Concerto is even considered one of his instrumental masterpieces, and it’s part of Sunday Baroque’s “Noah’s Ark” of music.
Oct 6 2017
Canada celebrates its annual Thanksgiving Day on the second Monday in October. Music lovers can be thankful for all the outstanding Canadian musicians and ensembles. On the eve of Canada’s National holiday Sunday Baroque will feature performances by a few of them.
Sep 29 2017
Rodgers and Hammerstein … Lennon and McCartney – they’re just a few successful musical collaborations. In the baroque era, there was George Frideric Handel and his fan and patron Charles Jennens, who partnered with him on MESSIAH, SAUL and other oratorios. And some of Jean Baptiste Lully’s most memorable works were his partnerships with the writer Moliere. We'll feature some of these early musical collaborators.
Sep 22 2017
In the early 18th century, one of the richest men in Italy was Cardinal Pietro Ottoboni. He loved music, and was an important patron of the arts, and Sunday Baroque will share music by some of the composers whose careers benefited from his support.