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Oct 12 2018
The International Space Station …the discovery of water on Mars … space shuttles… there have been so many amazing technological feats and discoveries about our universe. Back in 1977, NASA launched the Voyager space probe to study Jupiter and Saturn. On board was a 12-inch disc containing a variety of sounds from Earth, including music. In honor of the October 20th celebration of ASTRONOMY DAY, Sunday Baroque will feature some of the baroque music included on that historic, celestial soundtrack.
Oct 5 2018
“In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue” And what did he and his fellow adventurers sail on -- besides the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria? They sailed on the WATER! Sunday Baroque will offer some stormy concertos, some of George Frideric Handel’s Water Music, and other musical discoveries for Columbus Day weekend.
Sep 28 2018
Annual Oktoberfests are popular in the fall, not only in Germany but in communities across the globe. Sunday Baroque will roll out a barrel of German baroque music to get you into the spirit, even if you can’t get to Munich.
Sep 20 2018
Life in the 18th century was not necessarily a picnic. People lacked modern comforts we enjoy, like anesthesia, antiseptic, indoor plumbing and sewers. 18th century life may have been nasty and brutish, but it wasn’t necessarily short. Sunday Baroque will feature baroque musicians who long outlived the average lifespan of their peers, reaching age 80 and beyond.
Sep 14 2018
Mexico celebrates Independence Day on September 16 every year, and in 1988 President Ronald Reagan established an annual 30 day celebration of Hispanic Heritage in the United States from September 15-October 15. Sunday Baroque will highlight some musicians who have contributed to that rich cultural heritage.
Sep 7 2018
In addition to playing an instrument and composing, some musicians also wrote essays or books to communicate their ideas and philosophies to other composers and performers. Johann Quantz wrote a book about playing the flute, and Johann Fux authored a composition book. On Sunday Baroque you’ll hear how those musical authors practiced what they preached.
Aug 31 2018
As you’re relaxing Sunday, maybe enjoying extra time off, you can listen to some very hard-working musicians. Some of the world’s most-recorded classical musicians will play music by some of the hardest-working 18th century musicians. It’s the highlight of Sunday Baroque this Labor Day holiday weekend.
Aug 24 2018
Spanish organist and singer Tomas Luis de Victoria balanced his duties as a composer with his duties as a royal chaplain. Composer Isabella Leonarda was 16 years old when she entered the Ursuline convent. And violinist Antonio Vivaldi was ordained as a priest, made music his career. In addition to their religious vocations, all three were also called to lives in music, and we'll highlight some of their work.
Aug 18 2018
A Chaconne is a musical form used by many Baroque composers. One of the most familiar ones was by Johann Sebastian Bach. It’s a mesmerizing movement from one of Bach’s Solo Violin Partitas. Sunday Baroque will feature Bach’s captivating Chaconne.
Aug 10 2018
London’s Westminster Abbey is the final resting place of more than 3,000 people, including kings and queens, scientists and soldiers, politicians and poets, actors and architects. It’s also where some of history’s great musicians are laid to rest, including George Frideric Handel and Henry Purcell. Sunday Baroque will take a tour of Westminster Abbey’s famous inhabitants from the world of baroque music.
Aug 3 2018
The world's largest annual gathering of twins takes place in Twinsburg, Ohio on the first full weekend in August. This year it’s August 3-5. Sunday Baroque will get into the spirit showcasing double the talent of some noteworthy twins in music.
Jul 27 2018
Summer music festival season is here, and baroque music is popular on many festival programs. You can hear about a few terrific music festivals, and sample some of the artistry celebrated at them, this weekend on Sunday Baroque.