Sunday, September 8, 2013

Sunday Brunch – Pavol Breslik Sings Franck

Christmas concerts are strange beasts. Sometimes musicians program the darnedest things—probably because, "Hey! It's religious, right?" So we get Ave Maria (pray for us now and at the time of our death) and Panis Angelicus (the sacred body, broken for us) mixed in with O Holy-a Night-a*; O, du fröliche; and the Twelve Days of Christmas. But I guess, when else is a tenor going to get to sing this chestnut in a concert setting? 

So I will skip the "Christmas Purist" rhetoric for now and get to the music: (a) Panis Angelicus is a lovely piece, and (b) I never complain about another chance to hear the lovely and talented Pavol Breslik!

*Seriously! Go listen to Pavarotti's recording!

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