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

James Oswald composed AIRS FOR THE SEASONS
Sunday Baroque Listings: April 5, 2015

Hour 1:
This weekend you can experience uplifting voices in an English church, take a quirky walk along the city of Hamburg’s waterfront, and be energized by an Italian Double Trumpet Concerto. Those are just a few highlights of Sunday Baroque’s weekly tour of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, and you can jump on board to join us this weekend.

Hour 2:

18th century Scottish folk fiddler James Oswald composed AIRS FOR THE SEASONS. They are also known as his floral suites, because each one is nicknamed for a flower. On Sunday Baroque this week, you’ll hear Oswald’s musical impressions of the Poppy, and another flower known as the Resurrection Plant.[Photo:John Beniston]

Hour 3:
An Italian musician, born in the late 1600s, composed four concertos on the theme of the seasons. Bet I know what you’re thinking! BUT … I’m not talking about Antonio Vivaldi. Another musician born around the same time as Vivaldi ALSO wrote Four Seasons Concertos, and some think he may have inspired his more famous contemporary. Find out who he was and hear one of his Seasons for yourself on Sunday Baroque.

Hour 4:
Charles Kuralt once called spring, “the one season we all look forward to…” It’s a time when nature renews herself with vibrant colors, and a time of the holiest of holidays – for reflection, renewal and reconciliation. An entry from one composer’s Spring Journal is just one of the highlights this week on Sunday Baroque.

April 5, 2015 On Classical WSMR 89.1

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