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 24, 2014 - Scarlatti’s Sonatas,
Sunday Baroque Listings: November 24, 2014 - St. Cecilia
Sunday Baroque Listings: November 24, 2014

Hour 1:
We may not think of the mandolin as a Baroque era instrument, but quite a few prominent baroque composers such as Domenico Scarlatti experimented with the relatively new instrument in some of their compositions. You’ll hear a recent recording of one of Scarlatti’s Sonatas played on mandolin this weekend on Sunday Baroque.

Hour 2:
Mythological stories were the original soap operas, featuring a cast of characters including heroes and kings, monsters and sorcerers, and assorted pranksters. They provided juicy material for musicians! This weekend Sunday Baroque will feature mythology set to music by a variety of baroque composers.

Hour 3:

Jacques Aubert was a well known and respected musician in the 18th century – he was one of the French King’s favorite performers, famous for his fantastic violin playing, and a member of several of the king’s prestigious performing ensembles. Aubert also composed, and you’ll hear one of his Suites on Sunday Baroque this weekend.

Hour 4:
St. Cecilia was the patron saint of music and musicians, so it’s no surprise that a number of composers have written about her, including baroque era musicians, who celebrated her November 22nd Feast Day. You’ll hear some musical tributes to St. Cecilia this weekend on Sunday Baroque.

November 24, 2014 On Classical WSMR 89.1

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