As the holidays approach, new choral releases are arriving daily at WKAR. One of my favorites (though more associated with the Easter season) is Gregorio Allegri's Miserere from Ensemble Caprice. Also included on the disc entitled Adagio are works by Albinoni, Barber, Part and many others. It's a more serene, meditative take on Christmas than some of the more brassy, tra-la-la stuff. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
The Lansing Symphony is well-represented this week by some of their all-Russian concert from last month at the Wharton Center...and there's a terrific Berlinsky/Bagratuni/Sohn performance from Schubert's E flat trio. And more...
Rimsky-Korsakov/Capriccio Espagnol/Lansing, Muffitt/MSU recording
Borodin/Polovtsian Dances/LSO, Muffitt/MSU Recording
Debussy/Preludes Bk 2/Kazakov
Schubert/Trio in E flat/Berlinsky, Bagratuni, Sohn/MSU recording
Haydn/Symphony 102/Boston Baroque/Linn