Posted at 9:18 AM on April 14, 2009
by Ward Jacobson
One of the legendary names in choral music celebrates #77 today. Happy birthday to Minnesota's own Dale Warland.
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.