Classics of the Phonograph

The Baroque Revival

piano in recording studio

By Archives of the Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle – CC via Wikimedia Commons

When the Baroque Revival went into high gear in the 1950s, there was an enormous uptick in the recording of Baroque music. From these piles of LPs, certain iconic recordings stand out. One was countertenor Alfred Deller's recording of Purcell's "Come Ye Sons of Art." Another such bestseller was Andres Segovia's recorded arrangement for guitar of the Bach Chaconne.

On this week's Classics of the Phonograph, Saturday at 11 am on WILL-FM, we will hear these recordings.