Monday, December 19, 2016

Letter V Classical Radio this week

For Christmas, one of the greatest recordings of Handel’s “Messiah,” made in the 1990s by the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge, and Brandenburg Consort, Stephen Cleobury conducting, followed by a sublime modern Christmas work, “Lauda per la Natività del Signore” (“Laud for the Nativity”) by Ottorino Respighi, performed by the Berlin Radio Choir and Polyphonia Ensemble Berlin.

Dec. 21
10 a.m.-1 p.m. EST
1500-1800 UTC/GMT
WDCE, University of Richmond
90.1 FM

Handel: “Messiah”
Lynne Dawson, soprano
Hilary Summers, contralto
John Mark Ainsley, tenor
Alastair Miles, bass
Choir of King’s College, Cambridge
Brandenburg Consort/
Stephen Cleobury

Respighi: “Lauda per
la Natività del Signore”
Yeree Suh, soprano
Kristine Larissa Funkhauser, mezzo-soprano
Krystian Adam, baritone
Berlin Radio Choir
Polyphonia Ensemble Berlin/Maris Sirmais