From the Library: A Baroque Festival

Today Elrik Mer­lin presents a con­cert of Baroque works from a var­ied range of com­posers includ­ing Bach, Han­del, Rameau, Arne and oth­ers, includ­ing per­for­mances of all kinds from solo instru­men­tal­ists to cham­ber groups to full orches­tral ensem­bles, as part of our series From The Library. You’ll hear recorder con­cer­tos from Vival­di, key­board vari­a­tions from Bach and the orig­i­nal set­ting of Han­del’s Music for the Roy­al Fire­works and both Water Music suites.

In addi­tion we will be play­ing some mod­ern pieces inspired by the Baroque, includ­ing a few jazz-influ­enced set­tings of works by Bach and Pur­cell.

From the Library is pro­duced by Radio Riel in con­junc­tion with the Alexan­dri­an Free Library Con­sor­tium of Sec­ond Life. You can lis­ten to the pro­gramme now at http://music.radioriel.org. Today’s pro­gramme is pre­sent­ed by Elrik Mer­lin.

For more infor­ma­tion on the Alexan­dri­an Free Library, cur­rent exhibits and the work of Con­sor­tium mem­bers in gen­er­al, please vis­it the Alexan­dri­an Free Library web­site, or one of their branch­es in-world.

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