Chinese New Year begins on February 16, so as the year of the Earth Dog begins, Sunday Baroque will highlight some of the outstanding classical musicians of Chinese heritage, including cellist Yo Yo Ma and guitarist Xuefei Yang.
It’s pretty unusual for a radio music program to stand the test of three decades’ worth of time and still attract a sizable, growing audience. As listeners’ tastes change, so do the programs that follow.
“Capriccio” is a musical term for a lighthearted and whimsical instrumental composition with an improvisatory style and a free form. Capriccios are spontaneous and capricious – not constrained by strict rules or musical forms! This weekend on Sunday Baroque, a Capriccio composed by a baroque musician for his royal employer’s hunting outings.
Long before the Beatles motivated countless young people to pick up the guitar, Andres Segovia was inspiring people to take up the instrument with his virtuosic ability and fearless approach to playing transcriptions of music originally for other instruments. This week Sunday Baroque celebrates International Guitar Month with performances by Segovia and other top guitarists.