The History of Baroque Music

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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Georg Philipp Telemann was a composer during the Baroque period. Georg Philipp Telemann was a composer during the Baroque period. (Engraving by Georg Lichtensteger/Wikipedia Commons)

Classics for Kids continues its series on Georg Philipp Telemann with a look at Baroque music. The term "Baroque" comes from a Portuguese word that describes a misshapen pearl. "It has to do with a lot of gaudy stuff that worked its way into the music," says Suzanne Bona of Sunday Baroque, who joins host Naomi Lewin on this episode. In addition to works by Telemann, we'll hear addition pieces from this period composed by Bach, Vivaldi and Handel.

Program Playlist:

Telemann: Gigue from Suite in D

Bach: Jauchzet Gott

Handel: Royal Fireworks

Vivaldi: Autumn

Telemann: Suite in E "Rejoissance"

Bach: Concerto for Four Harpsichords

Bach: Prelude and Fugue in D for Organ

Vivaldi: Concerto No. 12

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