A bit of Baroque Baroque Corelli Handel Zipoli

A Bit of Baroque

When I began my ‘classical quest’ I focused almost entirely on the Romantic period. Apart from Bach I had no interest in Baroque. I thought of Baroque as just wimpy flutes and recorders, or irritatingly tinkly harpsichords. No emotional punch and power like the Romantics. My brother showed me the error of  my ways! A few winners.

Handel concerto grosso op. 3 no. 2 in B flat major / Largo


Domenico Zipoli – Elevazione for oboe and cello. A special name! A special piece.

Elevazione for oboe and cello


Arcangelo Corelli. Concerto grosso in G minor op. 6 no. 8 / Adagio

  • Karen Ready
    August 13, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    Hi Jim–I’m Kendra’s sister and just wanted to say that I’ll browse further through your site whenever I can (between all those pressing Things that have to get done!) and hope to send some comments, Qs, and the like. This is just a vote of yea: I find music, esp. classical and baroque, some earlier, some later, much (yes) opera (and some other categories, e.g., Argentinian tango!), profoundly sustaining.
    More TK, I hope–all the best, Karen

    Watching public TV last night (Lincoln Center had Joshua Bell w/ Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto); during the intermission we were reminded of the time (you’ve seen this on youtube, no doubt) Bell played in the Washington subway and only a handful of (very happy) people stopped.

  • Diti Dickson
    March 22, 2008 at 9:39 am

    Hi Jim,

    Do you know about the Byron Bay Music Society?…

    We put on about 5 concerts of fine music per year in Byron Shire… including one Steinway concert on the grand piano at the Byron Community Centre.

    I am keen to get young music students exposed to more classical music and BMS have set up the Youth Music Project which puts on a Gala concert for music students by music students every year. In July Simon Tedeschi is coming to do a concert also.

    If you would like to join BMS to receive a program of events let me know your address and I can send you an application form to join ($10 per year or $20 per family)