Sunday Baroque Listings: February 12, 2017
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 composer. In honor of the upcoming celebration of Valentine’s Day, you’ll hear the Nightingale in Love played by a longtime husband and wife flute and guitar duo. It’s a highlight of Sunday Baroque this weekend.
When the weekend arrives, do you do the “happy dance”? This weekend, Sunday Baroque has the musical soundtrack for your “happy dance” including selections from musical love stories in honor of the upcoming Valentine’s Day celebration. Don’t worry, be happy – and join Suzanne Bona for Sunday Baroque this weekend!
In July 2013, cellist Julian Lloyd Webber and his wife recorded Double Concertos by Antonio Vivaldi arranged for two cellos as the solo instruments. Turns out it was an unexpected last hurrah, because in April 2014, he announced he would no longer be performing in public due to a herniated disc that makes it too painful for him to play. This week on Sunday Baroque you’ll hear one of the Concertos on his final recording.
Music is a powerful force to bring people together – for example, members of the San Francisco group “Voices of Music” include the country’s top instrumentalists who specialize in playing early instruments. The group is even co-directed by a married couple brought together by music! You’ll hear one of their cheerful collaborations this weekend on Sunday Baroque.