Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, Telemann, Scarlatti…that’s about it for baroque music, right?
Not at all. Much of that old world music boarded Spanish galleons bound for the new world, but it met with musicians from Africa, and native America. The result defies description, though if salsa music makes you want to dance, so does this. Liturgical intent or not, Latin Baroque is party music. Northeastern Illinois University offers an evening of Latin American works played by Ensemble Caprice, a concert being broadcast live on WFMT.
Ensemble Caprice hails from Montreal, and pulls together recorders and baroque flutes, baroque violins, violas da gamba, harpsichord and baroque guitars; together they produce a delightful, if slightly unfamiliar array of sonorities. Ensemble Caprice is touring with music from their latest CD release, Salsa Baroque. Check out their video and tune into WFMT, Friday at 7:30 PM (Exploring Music with Bill McGlaughlin will follow this live broadcast, Friday at 9:30 PM).