Thursday, December 25, 2008

A Better Christmas Post, I Hope: Handel's "Messiah" in Japan

Not, you understand, that I willingly confess to having an actual conscience or anything like that, but I'm beginning to think that inflicting an obnoxiously pink, cute Hello Kitty on you on Christmas Day, dear unsuspecting gentle reader, is a deed of such surpassing depravity that not even Ebenezer Scrooge or the Grinch himself would condone it!

Let's try again. I give you a glorious bit of East-Meets-West plus Christmas choral music as the Bach Collegium Japan under the direction of Masaaki Suzuki performs "For Unto Us A Child Is Born" from Handel's immortal "Messiah." Consider it too the culmination of my (rather desultory) Advent music countdown.

Merry Christmas!

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