Sunday Baroque Listings: June 19, 2016
Sonora Smart Dodd introduced the idea of Father’s Day in the early 20th century after hearing a Mother’s Day sermon. She adored her father, and felt there should be a corresponding Father’s Day. Her efforts led to our national observance of the occasion on the third Sunday in June every year. As you celebrate Father’s Day this weekend, Sunday Baroque will feature a few baroque era musical fathers and their offspring.
Sunday is Father’s Day – and to mark the occasion, Sunday Baroque will feature some musical dads and their talented children. Father’s Day also comes on the heels of International Violin Day on June 17th, so in honor of that occasion, too, you’ll hear a harpsichord playing dad and his violinist daughter playing a Sonata by Bach this week on Sunday Baroque.
Every year on the third Sunday in June, we celebrate Father’s Day. Music is and was often a family business, passed along from fathers to their children. You’ll hear the work of some musical fathers, including baroque era father of 20, Johann Sebastian Bach, played by father and son harpsichordists. It’s one highlight of Sunday Baroque this week.
Wilhelm Friedemann Bach was Johann Sebastian’s eldest son, and one of several siblings who were accomplished professional musicians. He was a virtuoso organ player and music scholar, and a talented enough composer that one of his Orchestral Suites was incorrectly attributed to his father for many years. This Father’s Day you can hear music by JS Bach and some of his talented sons on Sunday Baroque.