"Most music lovers know Handel's Messiah and Vivaldi's Four Seasons, but Well-Tempered Baroque will take the listener to new frontiers, exploring the social and cultural factors at the very beginning of the Baroque, introduce women composers, and visit with Jewish composers, Louis XIV's musicians; and new world composers active from 1600 to 1750," Baratz said. "My goal is to share my passion and knowledge as a musician and music historian in an entertaining and informative approach."
Well-Tempered Baroque will air on Fridays at 11 p.m. beginning Jan. 2, with a repeat Mondays at 2 p.m. After broadcast, the shows can be found at the station’s webcast archive at wwfm.org.
The Classical Network, operating from MCCC’s West Windsor Campus, is a full-time classical music network serving New York City, New Jersey, Philadelphia, eastern Pennsylvania and portions of Delaware and Maryland, as well as reaching listeners in Colorado via satellite and around the world through streaming on wwfm.org. In the fall of 2008, the station launched JazzOn2, a 24-hour jazz station available on its HD channel 2 and JazzOn2.org. The station was the recipient of the 2014 ASCAP Foundation Deems Taylor/Virgil Thomson Radio Broadcast Award. More information is available at (609) 587-8989 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baratz earned his PhD in musicology at Case Western Reserve University and has performance degrees from SUNY Buffalo and Southern Methodist University. In addition to leading the period-instrument group La Fiocco as artistic director, he has performed with Ars Musica, MidAtlantic Opera Company, New Brunswick Chamber Orchestra, Bethlehem Baroque, Biber Baroque, Le Triomphe de l’amour, Vox Ama Deus, PA Sinfonia, Ensemble Impromptu, Virtuosi de seicento, and VOICES as harpsichordist, recorder player and consultant.
He is the author of more than 20 articles on a range of topics, including 15th century dance music and 17th century Roman keyboard music, and he has contributed more than a dozen entries to the New Grove Dictionary of Music. Baratz was a Fulbright Scholar and Fellow of the Belgian American Educational Foundation, and currently serves as a board member of Early Music America.
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