Sunday Baroque Listings: May 29, 2016
16th century English musician Christopher Tye had a close relationship with his royal patron the queen … occasionally she’d complain that he played out of tune – and he’d tell her that her EARS were out of tune. This Memorial Day weekend, you’ll hear peaceful and reflective music by Christopher Tye and others on Sunday Baroque.
On this Memorial Day weekend, Sunday Baroque will offer music for remembrance and reflection. The selections include a hauntingly beautiful and ancient Requiem Mass featured on a recently released recording. It’s just one of this week’s highlights on Sunday Baroque.
Just as some people go by nicknames, some music is better known by its nickname. Antonio Vivaldi wrote a dozen concertos called THE CONTEST BETWEEN HARMONY AND INVENTION, and the 2nd Concerto from that set is much better known as SUMMER from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. It’s one of the many highlights you’ll enjoy this Memorial Day holiday weekend on Sunday Baroque.
Although King Frederick of Prussia is best known for his military affairs, his favorite pastime was music. He surrounded himself with a group of topnotch musicians, and hosted nightly concerts in a specially designed room. He played the flute himself AND he composed music. You’ll hear one of King Frederick’s Flute Concertos this weekend on Sunday Baroque.