Wednesday, October 26, 2016

radio dial

WCRB has posted last May's Saul from Boston's Handel & Haydn Society, with Iestyn Davies, Jonathan Best, Joelle Harvey, et al. We recognize that not everybody is a fan of this oratorio, but we think it shows Handel at the peak of his metal phase (C'mon! Witch of Endor! \m/).  Moreover, as with many Jennens librettos when combined with less than pristine choral diction, it's a great Mondegreen generator.

Meanwhile, WQXR has Ian Bostridge's Winterreise from Carnegie Hall, with luxury accompanist Thomas Adés, from last Sunday afternoon, to celebrate the cold, wet, raw, dreary end of our bright sunny days.

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