Sunday Baroque Listings: June 5, 2016
If you’re familiar with Johann Sebasatian Bach’s orchestral suites, you may be accustomed to hearing #2 with the flute in a featured role. Well, after extensive research, some musicians propose their theory that Bach more likely featured the oboe in his original version of the 2nd orchestral suite. You’ll hear them demonstrate their findings this weekend on Sunday Baroque.
The “baroque era” spanned 150 years, from roughly 1600 until 1750, and the music was evolving along the way, with musicians trying out new things and influencing one another. This week on Sunday Baroque, you’ll hear music from right in the middle of the baroque era – the 1670s – by composers in France, Italy, Spain and Germany. It’s a highlight of Sunday Baroque this weekend.
Recently the guitarist of the band U2 performed at the Sistine Chapel as part of a conference on regenerative medicine. Long ago, Andreas da Silva’s music filled up the Sistine Chapel and bounced off Michelangelo’s magnificent artwork. The Renaissance musician was one of many revered by 16th century popes. One of Da Silva’s sacred songs of peace is among the offerings this weekend on Sunday Baroque.
As the saying goes, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do …” Some people even adopt a new NAME to fit in with the locals! English composer Henry Butler and Italian born musician Giovanni Battista Lulli are just two who changed their names to match their adopted homes. You’ll hear some of their music this weekend on Sunday Baroque.