Handel and Haydn Society

Credit Kyle T. Hemingway

They're the oldest continually-operating performing arts organization in America, and they're located right in our backyard. Boston's Handel and Haydn Society is internationally recognized for excellence in historically-informed performance, and you can hear on-demand concert recordings here.

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Stu Rosner

April 30

Experience the "hit makers of Italy, circa 1700" in an exuberant performance by the Handel and Haydn Society led by violinist Aisslinn Nosky.

Harry Christophers
Handel and Haydn Society

Handel and Haydn Society Artist Director Harry Christophers talks with host Brian McCreath about Part Two of Bach's St. Matthew Passion.

On the program:
St. Matthew Passion:  highlights of Part Two (translation) - Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Evangelist (tenor);  Andreas Schmidt, Jesus (baritone);  Ann Monoyios and Barbara Bonney, soprano;  Anne Sofie von Otter, contralto;  Michael Chance, countertenor;  Howard Crook, tenor;  Monteverdi Choir, London Oratory Junior Choir, and English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

Vivaldi: Seven Cello Concertos
New Focus Recordings

Cellist Guy Fishman joins fellow Handel and Haydn Society members in a collection of the composer’s most challenging cello concertos.

The Handel and Haydn Society: Haydn: Symphonies 8 & 84
Coro

In a spirited live recording, the Handel and Haydn Society performs early and late works by Haydn, showing his maturation as an orchestral composer.

We play a lot of Mozart on WCRB, and for good reason. Though he's getting a little up there in years - his 261st birthday would be this Friday, January 27 - there are still so many wonderful performances and recordings of Mozart's music that prove it is just as relevant, timeless, and powerful as ever. In fact, 2016 was an all-around great year for the Austrian maestro (his CD sales are evidence enough of that).

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