Discover music by Enlightenment-era composers who were both musicians and scientists (most with interest in astronomy) as well as works by other 18th-century composers inspired by star-gazing. Video version includes beautiful musical iconography of the period, paintings of various featured personalities, astronomical renderings, and more!
Written by Daniel Ryan and Suzanne Stumpf
Narrated by Suzanne Stumpf
A video version of this episode can be seen here.
Kristen Watson, soprano
Suzanne Stumpf and Rachel Carpentier, traversi
Sarah Darling and Jesse Irons, violins
Marcia Cassidy, viola; Daniel Ryan, cello
Michael Bahmann, harpsichord
Johann Christoph Schmidt: Chaconne from Les Quatre Saisons
Johan Daniel Berlin: Sinfonia in D Major - Largo
Carl Frederich Baumgarten: Quartet in G Major for flute, two violins, and cello, op. 2, no. 6 - Allegretto
William Herschel: Symphonia di Camera in F Minor - Allegro moderato