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: March 1, 2015

Hour 1:
Although Johann Friedrich Fasch’s father was NOT a professional musician, his uncle helped connect him with musicians who brought out his talents. When Fasch’s son, Carl Friedrich Christian, came along, he passed along his love and talent for music. Coming up on Sunday Baroque you’ll hear music by both generations of the Fasch family, and a few of their musical friends.

Hour 2:
Music was in Iona Brown’s DNA. She and her three siblings all became professional musicians, thanks, in part, to having two musicians for parents. Violin was her first musical activity, but eventually she phased out her playing and focused entirely on conducting. Iona Brown is one of the gifted musicians you’ll hear on Sunday Baroque this week.

Hour 3:

Boston Early Music Festival is well known for its interesting and innovative programming. In the 2011 season, artistic directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs featured the French opera THE DESCENT OF ORPHEUS INTO THE INFERNO, and released a recording of it in 2014. Their imaginative work paid off because the CD just won a Grammy award for Best Opera Recording, and you’ll have a chance to hear some of it this weekend on Sunday Baroque.

Hour 4:
As the saying goes, “If you want something done right, do it yourself.” In 1991, recorder player Francis Colpron founded his own early music ensemble, of which he is the artistic director. The wind player even named his group after some mythological wind gods. Their performance of a double concerto by Telemann is one of this week’s highlights on Sunday Baroque.

March 1, 2015 On Classical WSMR 89.1

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