Let’s take a quick look back in time…to 1759…a year of news and a year to remember.
This week, necessity is the mother of a new vocal genre.
Meet a couple of directors you might not have heard of, read about ones you probably have, and listen to a couple of recorded performances.
New and classic recordings that made a lasting impression in 2009.
Notable recordings of George Frideric Handel's oratorio "Messiah."
Two recordings by the English choir The Sixteen under the direction of Harry Christophers—Handel's Messiah and Bach's Christmas Oratorio.
The music of 18th-century Scotland is explored on Harmonia this week as we look at composers James Oswald, Thomas Erskine, and Robert Mackintosh.