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Classical Notes: April 14, 2009 Archive

Happy Birthday Dale Warland

Posted at 9:18 AM on April 14, 2009 by Ward Jacobson (1 Comments)

One of the legendary names in choral music celebrates #77 today. Happy birthday to Minnesota's own Dale Warland.

Read more about Dale here , here and here.

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Why Handel Matters

Posted at 6:46 PM on April 14, 2009 by Gillian Martin

We're commemorating today's 250th anniversary of the death of George Frideric Handel with a concert recording of his complete Messiah. (The concert was given this evening, London time, in Westminster Abbey; you can hear it on Classical MPR at 8 this evening, our time.)

NPR also noted the anniversary with a feature on this morning's Morning Edition. Read it or listen to it here. It includes some quotes from good friend of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Nicolas McGegan.