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Sunday Baroque: Part-time Composers

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For some musicians in the baroque era, making music was only a part-time profession … some strategically worked day jobs until they could support themselves in music, some had family wealth that allowed them to be dilettantes, and quite a few women composers in the baroque era were nuns who composed sacred music for their religious communities. You’ll hear compositions by some of these part- time musicians on Sunday Baroque this Labor Day weekend, starting at 7 a.m. on 91.1, 107.5 and our classical stream... and at 10 a.m. on 89.9.