Classical Music Highlight: Sunday Baroque

Jul 3, 2015

The age-old advice given to writers is to “write what you know,” but maybe composers don’t get the same instructions. By all rights, Johann Sebastian Bach knew nothing about England, and Sylvius Leopold Weiss knew little about Italy. But the curious composers knew about the music of those countries, and they aspired to copy it. You’ll hear one of Bach’s English Suites and Weiss’s “Italian Spirit” on Sunday Baroque this week.