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Feb 272015
 

The wonderful French soprano is 45-years-old today. Patricia Petibon is one of the finest singers in world today, especially in French and Baroque repertoire. William Christie loves her and often features her in performances with Les Arts Florissants. Here’s hoping that some day she makes it to Kansas City.

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Feb 232015
 

“I did think I did see all heaven before me, and the great God himself.” (Handel describing his composition of the Hallelujah Chorus.)

“His hallelujahs open the heavens. He utters the word ‘Wonderful,’ as if all their trumpets spoke together. And then, when he comes to earth, to make love amidst nymphs and shepherds (for the beauties of all religions found room within his breast), his strains drop milk and honey, and his love is the youthfulness of the Golden Age.” – Leigh Hunt

“Handel is the greatest composer that ever lived. I would uncover my head and kneel on his grave.” – Beethoven

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