Anna’s Baroque Bon Bons delves into the tales of the musicians, patrons, composers and instruments of the Baroque period. From the esteemed Handel having his life saved by his jacket button while duelling to the latest discoveries of Baroque scores in dusty attics. Each weekly Bon Bon is accompanied by a piece of Baroque music which ties in with the story.
Anna is a music teacher and freelance lecturer. She plays the harpsichord and has a fascination for all that is Baroque.
Title: Marie Antoinette’s Harp Tracks: Jean-Baptiste Krumpholz: Concerto for Harp and Orchestra No. 5 in B-Flat Major, Op. 7: II. O ma tendre musette. Andante con variazioni Artist: Xavier de Maistre with Les Arts Florissants and William Christie Publisher: ℗ 2016 harmonia mundi
Title: An operatic Love Story (on the eve of Valentine’s Day) Tracks: Luigi Rossi: L'Orfeo, Act 2: "A l'imperio d'Amore" Artist: Christina Pluhar, L'Arpeggiata & Véronique Gens Publisher: ℗ 2019 Christina Pluhar under exclusive licence to Parlophone Records Limited, a Warner Music Group Company
Title: Madame Quantz’s Lapdog Tracks: Quantz - Flute Sonata No. 273 in G Major: I. Presto ma fiero Artist: Rachel Brown on baroque flute, with James Johnstone on Harpsichord and Mark Caudle on Cello. Publisher: ℗ 1997 Chandos Records