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Midday Classical: Blanche Moyse is 100!

09/23/09 10:00AM

VPR's all-day celebration of Blanche Moyse's 100th birthday continues with a complete performance of Bach's Christmas Oratorio from the 1987 New England Bach Festival.



Violin Sonata #3 in E, BWV 1016
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Soloists: Blanche Moyse, violin ; Louis Moyse, piano
CD/Album: J.S. Bach Sonata No. 3 in E Major
Record co./Cat #: Vermont Recordings 1959


Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Ensemble: Blanche Moyse Chorale and Orchestra of St. Luke's
Conductor: Blanche Moyse
Soloists: Benita Valente, soprano ; Catherine Robbin, alto ; Jon Humphrey, tenor ; David Evitts, baritone
CD/Album: J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio
Record co./Cat #: Vermont Recordings 1987


Violin Sonata #2 in A, Op. 100
Composer: Johannes Brahms
Soloists: Rudolf Serkin, piano ; Adolf Busch, violin
CD/Album: Brahms: Sonates pour Violon - Trio pour Cor
Record co./Cat #: EMI 64495
Note: (MONO: recorded at the London Abbey Road studios, Sept. 20th, 1932)


Happy Birthday Variations
Composer: Peter Heidrich
Ensemble: Kremerata Baltica
Conductor: Gidon Kremer
CD/Album: Gidon Kremer / Kremerata Baltica / Happy Birthday
Record co./Cat #: Nonesuch 79657

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