Letter V Classical Radio Dec. 19

A special four-hour program of baroque music for Christmas, framed by Bach and centering on a memorably expressive performance of Handel’s “Messiah” by Emmanuelle Haïm’s Concert d’Astrée.

noon-4 p.m. EST
1600-2000 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM
http://wdce.net

J.S. Bach: Cantata, “Gloria in excelsis Deo,” BWV 191
Claron McFadden, soprano
Christoph Genz, tenor
Monteverdi Choir
English Baroque Soloists/John Eliot Gardiner
(Soli Deo Gloria)

Dieterich Buxtehude: “Das neugebor’ne Kindelein,” BuxWV 13
La Petite Bande/Sigiswald Kuijken
(Accent)

Marc-Antoine Charpentier: “Messe de miniut”
Annick Massis, soprano
Magdalena Kožená, mezzo-soprano
Eric Huchet & Patrick Henckens, tenors
Russell Smythe, baritone
Jean-Louis Bindi, bass
Choir of Les Musiciens du Louvre
Les Musiciens du Louvre, Grenoble/Marc Minkowski
(DG Archiv)

Corelli: Concerto grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8 (“Christmas Concerto”)
Il Giardino Armonico/Giovanni Antonini
(Warner Classics)

Handel: “Messiah”
Lucy Crowe, soprano
Tim Mead, countertenor
Andrew Staples, tenor
Christopher Purves, bass
Choir & Orchestra of Concert d’Astrée/Emmanuelle Haïm
(Erato)

Giuseppe Valentini: “Sinfonia per Il Santissimo Natale,” Op. 1, No. 12
Andrés Gabetta, violin & director
Cappella Gabetta
(Deutsche Harmonia Mundi)

J.S. Bach: Cantata, “Schwingt freudig euch empor,” BWV 36
Sibylla Rubens, soprano
Sarah Connolly, alto
Christoph Prégardien, tenor
Peter Kooy, bass
Collegium Vocale
La Chapelle Royale/Philippe Herreweghe
(Harmonia Mundi)

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