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.

This week on Sunday Baroque

Sunday Baroque Listings: February 19, 2017
Hour 1: 1685 was an important year for music – George Frideric Handel was born on February 23rd, about a month before Johann Sebastian Bach. Sunday Baroque will celebrate Handel’s birthday anniversary this weekend, with a selection of his music including a selection from his oratorio ESTHER. Hour 2: From intimate gatherings to formal State Dinners for VIPs, the White House has been the setting...
February 19, 2017 on Classical Music

Sunday, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM and repeating 8pm-12am on Classical WSMR 89.1 and 103.9

Suzanne Bona

Creator and Host of Sunday Baroque
Classical music broadcaster since 1987
Professional, classically trained flutist
Radio aficionado enjoying life sans TV
Avid reader, jogger, culinary explorer, and cat lover

This Week on Sunday Baroque

Sunday Baroque Listings: February 12, 2017
Hour 1: Francois Couperin imitated what he imagined to be the cooing and trilling of a “Nightingale in Love” in one of his keyboard solos. It’s become a favorite piece by the compo...
Sunday Baroque Listings: February 5, 2017
Hour 1: Pianist Andre Watts had one of those magical launches to his career – he was still a teenager when Leonard Bernstein chose him to play with the New York Philharmonic in the...
Sunday Baroque Listings: January 15, 2017
Hour 1: “Bergamasca” was a type of rustic 16th century dance that allegedly originated in the Northern Italian town of Bergamo, although the composers who wrote them were not neces...

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