Sunday Baroque Listings: September 4, 2016

Sunday Baroque Listings: September 4, 2016

Hour 1:
It’s Labor Day weekend – maybe you have time off for the holiday, and a chance to relax and catch your breath. To make it a little more enjoyable, Sunday Baroque will be featuring a few of the hardest working composers, including 1 of Antonio Vivaldi’s 500 concertos, and 1 of Domenico Scarlatti’s 500 Sonatas. Those are some of the highlights of Sunday Baroque this weekend.

Hour 2:
Several years ago Georg Philipp Telemann earned the Guinness Book of World Records’ title of “most prolific composer.” Among his many compositions were a couple hundred Concertos, for a wide variety of instruments. Sunday Baroque features one for four violins, in addition to a variety of Telemann’s other music, as we spotlight the hard working composer this Labor Day weekend.

Hour 3:
Antonio Vivaldi has such an overwhelming reputation as a Concerto composer, that it’s easy to overlook his other music. When a Bohemian Count wanted some intimate chamber music featuring solo lute, he turned to Vivaldi, who provided a lovely Trio Sonata. You’ll hear it, along with music by other hard-working composers, this Labor Day weekend on Sunday Baroque.

Hour 4:
Antonio Albinoni was a successful 17th c. businessman – a paper merchant and playing card manufacturer, and his 3 sons grew up in a wealthy household. His eldest son Tomaso wasn’t interested in the family business – music was his passion. You’ll hear music by the self-described “Venetian Dilettante” and other part-time composers this Labor Day weekend on Sunday Baroque

 

Air Date: 
Sunday, September 4, 2016 - 10:00am