Here We Come A-Wassailing: Music for the Winter Solstice - The longest and darkest of nights, the Winter Solstice has been observed across cultures with rituals and feasts celebrating the warmth of community and the return of the light. Nothing drives the cold winter away quite like a rousing tune, so join us this week for music in honor of the Winter Solstice.
The final Sunday of the year is the perfect time to revisit some of the best baroque recordings of 2023. Sunday Baroque's highlights include the new Concerto recording from mandolinist Avi Avital, along with selections from my Sunday Baroque Holiday Gift list French guitar virtuoso Raphael Feuillatre the latest installment of The Vivaldi Edition and glorious anthems performed by The Harmonious Society of Tickle-Fiddle Gentlemen.
This broadcast celebrate the CSO's sixth music director Fritz Reiner! Starting out the broadcast is Kabalevsky's Colas Breugnon Overture, followed by Haydn's Symphony No. 88. Next on the program are Weinberger's Polka and Fugue from Schwanda the Bagpiper and Liebermann's Concerto for Jazz Band and Orchestra. Concluding the broadcast, Lisa Della Casa joins in Mahler's Symphony No. 4.