Sunday Baroque Listings: September 4, 2016
It’s Labor Day weekend – maybe you have time off for the holiday, and a chance to relax and catch your breath. To make it a little more enjoyable, Sunday Baroque will be featuring a few of the hardest working composers, including 1 of Antonio Vivaldi’s 500 concertos, and 1 of Domenico Scarlatti’s 500 Sonatas. Those are some of the highlights of Sunday Baroque this weekend.
Several years ago Georg Philipp Telemann earned the Guinness Book of World Records’ title of “most prolific composer.” Among his many compositions were a couple hundred Concertos, for a wide variety of instruments. Sunday Baroque features one for four violins, in addition to a variety of Telemann’s other music, as we spotlight the hard working composer this Labor Day weekend.
Antonio Vivaldi has such an overwhelming reputation as a Concerto composer, that it’s easy to overlook his other music. When a Bohemian Count wanted some intimate chamber music featuring solo lute, he turned to Vivaldi, who provided a lovely Trio Sonata. You’ll hear it, along with music by other hard-working composers, this Labor Day weekend on Sunday Baroque.
Antonio Albinoni was a successful 17th c. businessman – a paper merchant and playing card manufacturer, and his 3 sons grew up in a wealthy household. His eldest son Tomaso wasn’t interested in the family business – music was his passion. You’ll hear music by the self-described “Venetian Dilettante” and other part-time composers this Labor Day weekend on Sunday Baroque