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: April 13 , 2014 - Heinrich Biber’s Mystery Sonatas
Sunday Baroque Listings: April 13 , 2014: Handel - ISRAEL IN EGYPT
Sunday Baroque Listings: April 13 , 2014

Hour 1:

Weekends are a time for resting after all the chaos of the previous week, and recharging for the week ahead. So what better to listen to than Heinrich Biber’s Mystery Sonatas, which were intended to provide just the right mood for quiet contemplation? You can recharge with one of Biber’s reflective Sonatas and other music for “inner peace” this week on Sunday Baroque. {Photo:}

Hour 2:

In a period of about a month at the end of 1738, George Frideric Handel whipped up his biblical oratorio ISRAEL IN EGYPT. One thing that made it easier was his re-use of musical material – both his own and borrowed from other composers. ISRAEL IN EGYPT is considered one of Handel’s masterpieces, and you’ll hear some of it – including a few of those recycled sections – this week on Sunday Baroque. {Photo:}

Hour 3:

In 2013 a scientific study was conducted about music and its affect on the brain. Part of the testing included listening to symphonies by baroque composer William Boyce, because the researchers assumed his music would likely be unfamiliar to participants. I guess they assumed they didn’t listen to Sunday Baroque! This weekend, you’ll hear one of William Boyce’s on Sunday Baroque.

Hour 4:

Finding just the right musical partner can be a daunting challenge – you have to match skills and musical approach, but also be compatible personalities. Well, all that came quite naturally to a pair of identical twin brothers who perform as a guitar duo. One of their perfectly in-sync performances is coming up on Sunday Baroque this weekend.

April 13, 2014 On Classical WSMR 89.1

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