Sunday Baroque Listings: August 7, 2016
Every year, over the first full weekend in August, the town of Twinsburg, Ohio hosts a Twins Day Festival. Twins and triplets and other “multiples” will descend on the town this weekend. Sunday Baroque will feature a pair of guitar-playing identical twin brothers, and two pianist sisters who are also identical twins. It’s double the artistry his weekend on Sunday Baroque.
Vying for the same jobs and courting the same patrons, Johann Sebastian Bach and Georg Philipp Telemann COULD have been rivals, but instead they were friends. In honor of National Friendship Day on Sunday, you’ll hear music by both men as a highlight of Sunday Baroque.
One of the big reasons we can enjoy music today that was composed more than 500 years ago is an invention that made its debut in about the year 1500. It wasn’t a new instrument, either. It was Ottaviano Petrucci’s invention of a method to print music using movable type. Thanks to Petrucci, you’ll hear some of that ancient music this week on Sunday Baroque.
“Paul's Steeple” was the towering spire of old St. Paul's church in London – an icon that earned a place in a song, even though the tower burned down. When English bookseller, publisher and musician John Playford was compiling his English Dancing Master collection, he included the tune PAUL’S STEEPLE. You’ll hear it this weekend on Sunday Baroque.