Sunday Baroque

Sunday Baroque allows you an opportunity each week to explore Baroque and early music (written before 1750). Composers such as Bach, Vivaldi, and Handel were the cornerstones of this era, with masterpieces including the Water Music, Royal Fireworks Music, and the Brandenburg Concertos.

Sunday Baroque celebrates the current wealth of recorded repertoire available, with great performances by yesterday's and today's best performers.


Broadcast Schedule

Sunday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM


This week on Sunday Baroque

Sunday Baroque Listings: November 2, 2014,
Sunday Baroque Listings: November 2, 2014
Sunday Baroque Listings: November 2, 2014

Hour 1:
This is the weekend that the clocks “fall back” and standard time begins, so what will YOU do with your extra hour on Sunday? We turn back the clock every week on Sunday Baroque to feature music from a less complicated time –it’s the perfect antidote to our stressful, modern lives! I hope you’ll spend your extra hour this weekend with Sunday Baroque.

Hour 2:
Music is often called a universal language, and here’s an example. Kobe, Japan native Masaaki Suzuki idolizes Johann Sebastian Bach, and he emulated his hero, becoming a church organist. Suzuki traveled to Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands to continue his music studies, and eventually returned home to form the Bach Collegium of Japan. You’ll hear his latest recording of Bach’s music this week on Sunday Baroque.

Hour 3:

Sometimes an idea is just SO good you have to squeeze every last drop of creativity out of it! Composers like Johann Sebastian Bach frequently revisited some of their best work, and this weekend you’ll hear a melody Bach repurposed in both an introduction to one of his cantatas AND the opening movement of one of his harpsichord Concertos. It’s on Sunday Baroque this weekend.

Hour 4:
John Adson, Thomas Weelkes, Thomas Simpson and William Brade were English musicians who were all born in the late 1500s. The music they composed was right on the threshold of the baroque era, which began around the year 1600. This week on Sunday Baroque you’ll hear how they helped bridge the transition between the renaissance and baroque styles.

November 2, 2014 On Classical WSMR 89.1

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