Choral Music hits a high point come Easter time: For more than a thousand years, this point in the Christian calendar has inspired composers to write music that is both joyous and contemplative.
Albums of the Week
Join us throughout the day on Sunday for beautiful music for the holiday, including a performance of Bach's Easter Oratorio at 10 am.
Renaissance painter Paolo Veronese is the subject of a current exhibition at London’s National Gallery. Fred Plotkin considers why he would be a model for scenic designers in opera.
A new book argues that Handel's Hallelujah chorus from Messiah was designed not to honor the birth or resurrection of Jesus but to celebrate the destruction of Jerusalem.
In celebration of Easter, Pipedreams presents music from the earliest surviving organ book to contemporary compositions and of-the-moment improvisations.
For her most recent album, "Compadrazgo," California-born composer-pianist Gabriela Lena Frank focuses on her Latin side, with references to her travels in South America. Stream the album all this week.
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