Weekend Baroque

I have been listening to an awful lot of Baroque music lately, as my Facebook friends know well :) These pieces will be old news to them, having already been edified by my musical selections over the last few weeks. But now I share them with you, as representatives of the greatest musical tradition in history. Let the musical fascism commence!

1. Antonio Vivaldi: Viola D’Amore Concerto in D Minor (RV 540). I love the sound of the viola d’amore. Few composers wrote music for it at all, and fewer still with the skill of Vivaldi. [A big thank you to Youtube subscriber Harmonico 101 for all of his fantastic uploads as well]

2. J.S. Bach: Fugue in G Minor “The Great” (BWV 542). This is my favorite version of this fugue on YouTube; I found it to be the most clean recording and crisp performance.

3. G.F. Handel: Concerto Grosso no.8 op.6 (HWV 326). I love all of Handel’s Concerto Grosso, so choosing one piece to post is difficult. But this one has captured my ear as of late, so here it is.

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