Orthodox Christmas and Other Russian Exports01/05/14
For many people, Christmas begins on December 25 and ends 12 days later with the festival of the Three Kings. But on the Russian Orthodox calendar, Christmas is just about to begin on January 7.
Christmas in England
On this week’s episode of the Choral Mix, Kent Tritle presents his most essential Christmas music from England. We hear medleys and settings by Holst and Williams, as well as selections by their predecessors Hubert Parry and Charles Stanford.
Christmas from the Old World
On this week's episode of the Choral Mix, Kent Tritle takes you on a musical tour through the very Old World, with stops in medieval Hungary, Germany, Italy and more.
Messiah: Under the Hood
On this episode of the Choral Mix, Kent Tritle gets "under the hood" of Handel's masterpiece to understand its broad appeal.
French Baroque Choral Opulence
This week's episode presents the choral sounds of the French baroque. We hear some of the best music from the 1600s and early 1700s and the artists who bring it to life for us today.
Voices of Gratitude
With the Thanksgiving weekend upon us, now is the time to reflect on the things we're grateful for: our families, our friends, our communities. Today's program features choral music that expresses gratitude.
Today the Choral Mix offers a musical salute to the American spirit, with composers who have gone to the well of American folk and religious traditions and, in their own way, created something new and enduring.
Guided by Mozartian Voices
On this episode of The Choral Mix, host Kent Tritle presents his essential Mozart choral works, ranging from the delicate Ave Verum Corpus to the ebullience of the Coronation Mass.
The Song of the Bird
We hear bird-loving Bela Bartok’s songs about birds, Eric Whitacre's brilliant evocation of birds in flight and a range of English works dating back to the Renaissance.
In honor of Britten’s centennial, Kent Tritle has assembled a Choral Mix featuring moments from the War Requiem, the Hymn to Saint Cecilia as well as a lesser-known piece, the Cantata Misericordium.
Scary Choral Music for Halloween
This week the Choral Mix goes trick-or-treating for scary Halloween goodies including frightening music by Handel, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff and Ligeti. Listen with the lights on!
Paris Between the Wars
On this week's program, Kent Tritle presents a musical tour of Paris between the wars. We hear music from Arthur Honegger and Francis Poulenc, two of the artists of "Les Six."
Although Verdi’s composing career was firmly rooted in the opera house, it began and ended with sacred music: an early setting of the Latin Mass and four sacred pieces.
Mendelssohn's Choral Legacy
The Choral Mix returns with some of Felix Mendelssohn’s finest choral music. Host Kent Tritle explores the influence of J.S. Bach on Mendelssohn and compares how the two dealt with setting the Magnificat.
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