November 14, 2008

Robert Wagner Chorale - Laud to the Nativity

Long out-of-print, and eagerly sought by collectors, Roger Wagner’s recording of Respighi’s intimate tableau, Laud to the Nativity retuns to the catalogue. This recording comes from a series made by the Roger Wagner Chorale in the 1960’s. Coupled with the Respighi on the original LP recording is Monteverdi’s glorious setting of the Magnificat from the Vespers of 1610. The solos, sung here by Marie Gibson, Marilyn Horne, and Charles Bressler, featured in the Respighi Laud, are fresh and clear, and the choir sings in typical Roger Wagner warmth and strength. 8920 CD 15.95

Posted by acapnews at November 14, 2008 12:09 AM