This week’s episode presents the choral sounds of the French baroque. We hear some of the best music from the 1600s and early 1700s and the artists who bring it to life for us today.
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Hosted by the conductor The New York Times has hailed as "the brightest star in New York’s choral music world," The Choral Mix with Kent Tritle explores the vibrant and transformative world of choral music. Each week, Maestro Tritle will focus on a different aspect of the choral scene in New York and beyond. Through a smart and lively mix of exclusive live concert recordings and commercial recordings, The Choral Mix will provide a significant locus for choral music and its community.
Sunday, December 01, 2013
With the Thanksgiving weekend upon us, now is the time to reflect on the things we're grateful for: our families, our friends, our communities. Today’s program features choral music that expresses gratitude.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Today the Choral Mix offers a musical salute to the American spirit, with composers who have gone to the well of American folk and religious traditions and, in their own way, created something new and enduring.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
On this episode of The Choral Mix, host Kent Tritle presents his essential Mozart choral works, ranging from the delicate Ave Verum Corpus to the ebullience of the Coronation Mass.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
We hear bird-loving Bela Bartok’s songs about birds, Eric Whitacre’s brilliant evocation of birds in flight and a range of English works dating back to the Renaissance.
Sunday, November 03, 2013
In honor of Britten’s centennial, Kent Tritle has assembled a Choral Mix featuring moments from the War Requiem, the Hymn to Saint Cecilia as well as a lesser-known piece, the Cantata Misericordium.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
This week the Choral Mix goes trick-or-treating for scary Halloween goodies including frightening music by Handel, Mendelssohn, Rachmaninoff and Ligeti. Listen with the lights on!
Sunday, October 20, 2013
On this week’s program, Kent Tritle presents a musical tour of Paris between the wars. We hear music from Arthur Honegger and Francis Poulenc, two of the artists of “Les Six.”
Sunday, October 13, 2013
lthough Verdi’s composing career was firmly rooted in the opera house, it began and ended with sacred music: an early setting of the Latin Mass and four sacred pieces.
Sunday, October 06, 2013
The Choral Mix returns with some of Felix Mendelssohn’s finest choral music. Host Kent Tritle explores the influence of J.S. Bach on Mendelssohn and compares how the two dealt with setting the Magnificat.
Sunday, May 26, 2013
On this season finale of The Choral Mix, we celebrate with a choral hit parade of heavy hitting works from Mahler, Handel, and Bruckner.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Today on the Mix, join us for samplings from Britten's earliest compositions like A Hymn to the Virgin to some of his final works, like Sacred and Profane.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
On today’s Mix, we sample some of America’s leading black college choirs: music from the Tuskegee Institute, Morehouse College, Morgan State University and Winston Salem State University.
Sunday, May 05, 2013
Brahms' Requiem, Franz Liszt's Christus and Rossini's Messe Sollenelle have an intriguing connection: they were composed while America waged its devastating Civil War.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Today we focus on the music of women over the last century. Works by two contemporary ladies, Elena Ruehr and Abbie Bettinis, make an appearance, as do works by Amy Beach and Imogen Holst.
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Today, Kent Tritle takes stock of new releases in the choral arts. Tune in for works of Alma Mahler, Purcell and Rachmaninoff, performed by groups from Australia, Belgium and Germany.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
This week's Choral Mix features a sampler of new recordings from the last year. Out of dozens of worthy new releases, we've plucked out the ones which really demonstrate the vibrancy of the choral music world.
Sunday, April 07, 2013
On this week's show, we celebrate Hallelujahs through the ages, including those from Handel’s oratorios; from the sacred Jewish tradition; and from Tallis and Bach to Taverner and Whitacre.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
In advance of WQXR's Bach 360 festival, The Choral Mix features music from the Bach Family. There’s C.P.E., Johann Nicolaus, Johann Christoph, Johan Ludwig and the master himself, Johann Sebastian.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
On this episode of The Choral Mix, we consider the musical life of Eric Ericson, the legendary Swedish choral conductor who died on Feb. 16 at age 94.
Sunday, March 03, 2013
Today on The Choral Mix, a Ghost Story set to music, works of British suffragette and pioneering composer, Dame Ethel Smyth, and American Grammy award winning composer Libby Larsen.