Connoisseur's Christmas

SalonEra presents an intimate holiday episode featuring soprano Grace Srinivasan and harpsichordist Patrick Merrill. Leaving aside the mainstream Christmas fare, this episode reveals hidden treasures that include rarely-heard solo motets by Philipp Friedrich B├Âddecker (1607-1683) and Giovanni Battista Bassani (1647-1716). Stellar violinist Shelby Yamin performs Heinrich Biber’s The Nativity sonata, offering a purely instrumental interpretation of the Christmas Story. Selections from Les Délices’ Noel, Noel concert film round out this festive episode.

Episode Credits

Debra Nagy, host & executive producer
Shelby Yamin, associate producer

Episode Guests

Patrick Merrill

harpsichord & organ

Shelby Yamin

violin

Resources

Soon to be updated with links to related websites and recordings.

Music

Philipp Friedrich Böddecker (1607-1683)
Natus est Jesus

Giovanni Battista Bassani (1647-1716)
Nascere dive puellule

Heinrich Ignaz Bieber (1644-1704)
Rosary Sonata no. 3 in B minor “The Nativity”

Maria Xaveria Peruchona (c. 1652-1704)
Ad gaudia, ad jubilo

J.S. Bach (1685-1750)
Nun komm der Heiden Heiland from BWV 659
Nun komm der Heiden Heiland from BWV 660

Sponsors

SEASON UNDERWRITERS
Bob & Nancy Klein
Joe Sopko & Elizabeth Macintyre
Deborah Malamud & Neal Plotkin
Tom & Marilyn McLaughlin
David Porter & Margaret Poutasse

EPISODE SPONSORS
Marc Vincent & Alex Nalbach 
Susan McClary

REMOTE ARTIST SPONSORS
Ross Duffin & Bev Simmons
Eric & Sue Kisch
Paula Mindes & George Gilliam
Jean Toombs
Daniel Williams
JoLynn Edwards
Sarah Steiner

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