Sunday Baroque Listings: June 26, 2016
Baroque era composer Georg Philipp Telemann wrote a huge quantity and variety of music – church music, overtures, concertos, sonatas, and more. Telemann’s output was so impressive that several years ago he earned the Guinness Book of World Records title of Most Prolific Composer! You’ll hear one of the Overtures that contributed to his world record this weekend on Sunday Baroque.
Hundreds of musicians over the centuries have written variations on a hypnotic tune called FOLLY or MADNESS. One of them was the baroque composer, renowned virtuoso keyboard player and music teacher Bernardo Pasquini. You can hear Pasquini’s captivating variations on FOLLIA this week on Sunday Baroque.
King Frederick the Great had a sister, Princess Wilhemine, who played the lute, and had some of the 18th century’s most accomplished lutenists as teachers and performers. You can hear a Sonata that one of them dedicated to the Princess. It’s one of this week’s highlights on Sunday Baroque.
The reigns of various monarchs throughout history have affected serious matters such as wars, political boundaries, and religious expression, but also fashion, art, and literature. Kings and Queens have also influenced music and musicians. King Frederick of Prussia was a huge music lover, and surrounded himself with some of the top musicians of his day. This weekend on Sunday Baroque, you’ll hear music by several of them.