Playlist 2018-08-12
Fri, 10 Aug 2018
This Week’s Links Westminster Abbey Henry Purcell’s burial site George Frideric Handel’s monument in Westminster Abbey First Hour Tarquinio Merula (1584/5-1665), Ballo detto Pollicio & Ballo detto Eccardo, Quicksilver, Acis Productions APL72546, Sylvius Leopold Weiss (1687-1750), Suite #14: allemande, sarabande, & passagaille, David Russell – guitar, Telarc TEL-33223-02, Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767), Overture in g... Read more »

Upcoming Show
Mon, 06 Aug 2018
August 19th  – 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.  

Playlist 2018-08-05
Fri, 03 Aug 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.

Summer Music
Sun, 29 Jul 2018
Today’s Sunday Baroque show (7/29/18) includes some highlights about summer music festivals. No matter what genre of music you fancy, there is a music festival suited to your tastes. You may be solely a spectator/listener, or an active participant — summer presents so many rich and rewarding opportunities, so many hands-on possibilities. I have a wealth... Read more »

Playlist 2018-07-29
Fri, 27 Jul 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.

The Music of Silence
Sun, 22 Jul 2018
As much as I love music, I also appreciate silence. Or perhaps I should say I appreciate the absence of what we traditionally define as “music.” It offers a chance to focus on a different, more nuanced layer of sound. Birds singing, leaves rustling, chipmunks fussing in the yard, rain gently tapping on the house... Read more »

Playlist 2018-07-22
Fri, 20 Jul 2018
Patrons have always played a huge and important role in supporting the arts – and baroque era musicians often relied on royal patrons or the church for their livelihoods. Those composers understood how important it was to butter up their supporters, and they sometimes even dedicated music to those VIPs. Sunday Baroque will feature some of their work.

Playlist 2018-07-15
Fri, 13 Jul 2018
Bastille Day is celebrated every July 14th – it’s France’s commemoration of the start of the Revolution. Sunday Baroque celebrates Bastille Day with music by French baroque musicians, such as master viola da gamba player Marin Marais who worked in the French royal court in the late 1600s, as well as music composed by his teacher – Monsieur de Ste-Colombe.

Playlist 2018-07-08
Fri, 06 Jul 2018
New recordings of baroque and early music are being released all the time, and they range from familiar favorites to fresh, newly discovered music. This week Sunday Baroque will showcase a few of the most interesting and entertaining new releases, to give you some ideas for music to add to your OWN playlist.

The Music of Language
Tue, 03 Jul 2018
Did you see the fascinating recent article in Time about the connection between early piano lessons and language ability? The findings resonate because I have long had strong feelings about the connection between musical ability and facility for languages. While it’s only anecdotal, I notice that many people around me with good musical ears... Read more »