Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Classical Music, Sunday 10 April 2016, 9pm

Frederick Prince of Wales sisters music

Catherine Bott delves into the greatest music of the Baroque era.

This week Catherine Bott asks: “How do we truly define Baroque music?”

The period, spanning some 150 years from 1600-1750, witnessed the first examples of music written in a particular key, and established such genres as opera, the cantata, oratorio, the solo concerto and sonatas.

Tonight we’ll hear favourites from the giants of the era: Handel, Monteverdi, Purcell, Pergolesi, Vivaldi, and J.S. Bach, as well as stunning works to discover by other pioneers of the age, including Albinoni, Corelli, and Quantz.

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Backstreet Boys in the style of Bach

The Backstreet Boys' 'I Want It That Way' in the style of a Bach Allemande

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