Lewis Baratz

Program Host

Dr. Lewis Baratz is host of Well-Tempered Baroque, which airs Fridays at 11 pm.

Ph.D in musicology Case Western Reserve University.  Performances on recorder and/or harpsichord with Abendmusik, Ars Musica, Bethlehem Baroque, Biber Baroque, Brandywine Baroque, Ensemble Impromptu, Le Triomphe de l’amour, MidAtlantic Opera Company, Queens Consort, VOICES Chorale, Vox Ama Deus, & VOYCES.  More than 20 publications on a wide range of music history topics, including performance of 15th-century dance music, 17th-century Roman keyboard music, biographical, archival, and manuscript studies, basso continuo, and the choirboys of the Brussels Collegiate Church of SS Michael and Gudula, ca. 1550 to 1793.  Baratz was a Fulbright Scholar, a Fellow of the Belgian American Educational Foundation, and a Board member for Early Music America. Lewis was interim director of the Marquis Consort Early Music Ensemble of Lafayette College, visiting Professor at Seton Hall University, and Adjunct Associate Professor at Mercer County Community College. He currently teaches harpsichord at Lafayette College.

This week on Well-Tempered Baroque, Dr. Lewis Baratz explores Bach's chamber music for a solo instrument and harpsichord.  We'll hear examples of a sonata for flute and harpsichord, violin and harpsichord, and viola da gamba and harpsichord.

This week on Well-Tempered Baroque, Dr. Lewis Baratz explores the German Francophiles of the 17th and early 18th centuries.  Learn about and hear the exquisite music of German composers who wrote in music tradition of Paris and Versailles during the age of Louis XIV.  Music by Muffat, Kusser, Pez, and Richmann.