The 18th century Italian cellist, Antonio Vandini, was like his contemporary, Antonio Vivalidi, also a priest.
These are the topping tooters of the town, and have gowns, silver chains, and salaries, for playing “Lilliburlero” to my Lord Mayor’s horse through the city.
Valentine’s day may be a day of chocolates, flowers, and joy for some. For others, love is fraught with sadness, separation, and death... This week: stories of famous star-crossed lovers.
This hour, we’ll listen to last works-- swan-songs, if you will--from Renaissance and Baroque composers.
This week, baroque composers remember their mentors, colleagues, and heroes through musical tributes known as tombeaux.