Mozart's Attic - Thursday, Nov 5th 10:00 pm
Some of the most elegant music of the Baroque era came not from Bach, nor Handel, nor even Vivaldi. Jean-Phillippe Rameau, working at the Parisian stage and the court of Louis XV, was a pre-eminent practitioner of the 18th-century French style -- a style that wOULD end by the time of the Revolution. Rameau was then pretty much forgotten until the baroque revival of the 20th century.
We'll hear some of Rameau's French elegance -- and then some Victorian and Edwardian elegance from Sir Edward Elgar.
Then we'll hear some virtuosic music from -- not one, but two -- musicians of such bravura technique that they were each reputed to have sold their souls to the devil in exchange for their skill.
Thursday night at 10:00 on 89.5 FM and streaming live at WFIT.org