Sunday Baroque Listings: May 20, 2018
For 12 years, violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann had exclusive use of a 1711 Stradivarias violin nicknamed the *“Lady Inchiquin” that had been played by Fritz Kreisler. It was owned by a bank whose assets were seized, and the heartbroken Zimmermann had to return the instrument to its new owner. The story has a happy ending, though, because the German government purchased the instrument and returned it to Zimmermann to use indefinitely. You can hear him play it this weekend on Sunday Baroque.
When the exotic and spellbinding Queen of Sheba arrives at Solomon’s palace, she makes a grand entrance, and George Frideric Handel wrote grand music for her arrival in his oratorio SOLOMON. It has become the most famous excerpt from the oratorio, and it’s one of the highlights you’ll enjoy on Sunday Baroque this weekend. [Photo: israeltruths.org/history/solomontemple]
It’s a big holiday weekend in Canada – Monday the 21st is VICTORIA DAY. Like many community celebrations, it’s a time for fireworks, parties, special foods, and a day off for many people! As we all know, MUSIC is an essential part of a good celebration, too – and you can listen to some of Canada’s excellent musicians play Baroque music. This week on Sunday Baroque
Do you recall how you got interested in classical music? Violinist James *Ehnes, does! He remembers becoming interesting in the violin when he saw Itzhak Perlman on Sesame Street! James Ehnes will give YOU a reason to fall in love with classical music this weekend – he plays a Sonata by Johann Sebas-tian Bach on Sunday Baroque.