From the Library: A Baroque Festival

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by Elrik Merlin on Tuesday, 23 September, 2008

Today’s From The Library programme features a wide selection of works from the Baroque period.

The term Baroque is used to designate the style of music composed during a period that extends from about 1600 to the middle of the 18th Century. J.S. Bach and G.F. Händel are often considered its outstanding composers, and both will be heard today, along with Vivaldi, Thomas Arne, Jean-Phillipe Rameau (pictured) and many more. Among the works to be performed today, we’ll be hearing a few more modern arrangements of works by Purcell, Bach and others.

Many musical forms were developed in this era, such as the concerto and sinfonia. Forms such as the sonata, cantata and oratorio flourished and opera was born.

• From the Library is produced by Radio Riel in conjunction with the Caledon Library in Second Life. Today’s programme was produced by Elrik Merlin.

For more information on the Caledon Library, current exhibits and the work of Second Life reference libraries in general, please visit the Caledon Library Web site, or one of their locations in-world.

You can listen now at http://music.radioriel.org — the ideal URL for you to use in your home parcel media address in-world — or simply visit any Caledon Library branch in-world and press Play on your embedded music player. 

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