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Feb 22 2019
Some of the most beloved and familiar baroque music was composed by George Frideric Handel, who was born on February 23rd in 1685, about a month before Johann Sebastian Bach. Sunday Baroque will throw a little birthday party for Handel, with a cross-section of his toe-tapping and beloved music.
Feb 15 2019
George Washington loved music, attending concerts and dancing, and encouraging his stepdaughter’s musical studies. Much later, composers Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland and Igor Stravinsky all visited the Kennedy White House. In observance of President’s Day weekend, Sunday Baroque will highlight music and musicians who’ve earned the Presidential seal of approval.
Feb 8 2019
“Love is friendship set to music” goes one saying. In anticipation of Valentine’s Day, Sunday Baroque will feature performances by some noteworthy musical friends that blossomed into love. They include flutist Gwyn Roberts and lutenist Richard Stone who met at a gig, and went on to marry and form the period instrument group Tempesta di Mare.
Feb 1 2019
Chinese New Year in 2019 is on Tuesday, February 5th, and Sunday Baroque will help usher in the Year of the Pig with performances by a number of outstanding classical musicians with Chinese heritage, such as cellist Yo-Yo Ma and guitarist Xuefei Yang.
Jan 25 2019
In the early 1800s, people began observing AUSTRALIA DAY on January 26th. It’s a huge national occasion that celebrates the land, people, democracy, and culture of Australia. In honor of the holiday, Sunday Baroque will highlight some Australian soloists and ensembles playing baroque music.
Jan 18 2019
Have you adjusted to writing “2019” yet?? Well, to help you remember – and to celebrate the sounds that were in fashion 300 years ago – Sunday Baroque will share baroque music from the year 1719.
Jan 11 2019
January is National Braille Literacy Month, celebrating inventor Louis Braille, who was born on January 4, 1809. Music was an important part of Braille’s life, and a number of talented musicians in history happened to be vision impaired. Sunday Baroque will feature some of them from the baroque era.
Jan 4 2019
On this first Sunday of the new year, Sunday Baroque will highlight some beloved and familiar favorites from the baroque era by Johann Sebastian Bach, Antonio Vivaldi, and George Frideric Handel.
Dec 28 2018
On this final Sunday of the year, Sunday Baroque will revisit some of the top baroque and early music recordings released during 2018, including one last opportunity to audition selections from the Sunday Baroque Holiday Gift List.
Dec 21 2018
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 14 2018
December 21st is the date of the winter solstice this year -- it’s the shortest day, and longest night of the year. In anticipation of the beginning of winter in the northern hemisphere, Sunday Baroque will share some composers’ seasonal inspirations.
Dec 7 2018
It’s become a Sunday Baroque holiday tradition to compile a list of recommended recordings for holiday gift-giving. Every week throughout December on Sunday Baroque, you can audition a few tracks from some terrific CDs included on this year’s Sunday Baroque Holiday Gift List.