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Christmas Around Europe 2021 - Disc 4: Latvia
Handel and his contemporaries, from Riga [no label, 1CD]

Latvijas Radio 3 Klasika (Latvia); BBC Radio 3 broadcast on December 19, 2021.

A day-long festival of Christmas music and singing from across Europe and Canada in the European Broadcasting Union’s annual Christmas music day. Choirs and ensembles come together to celebrate the wonder of Christmas. First we travel to Russia with the Moscow Synodal Choir; then to Tallinn in Estonia, with Vox Clamantis, and then from Leipzig, in Germany, we hear Mendelssohn, and from Riga in Latvia, music by Handel. The broadcast started at 11 am and ended at 11 pm.

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Track 01. Intro 3:57
Track 02. Isabella Leonarda: Sonata Duodecima, op 16/12 10:12
Track 03. George Frideric Handel: Süße Stille, sanfte Quelle, HWV 205 4:46
Track 04. George Frideric Handel: Singe, Seele, Gott zum Preise, HWV 206 7:01
Track 05. Pietro Antonio Locatelli: Trio Sonata in G, op 5/1 12:56
Track 06. George Frideric Handel: Süsser Blumen Ambraflocken, HWV 204 7:04
Track 07. George Frideric Handel: Flammende Rose, Zierde der Erden, HWV 210 5:51
Track 08. Outro 1:26
Track 09. Strange Wonders - Caitriona O’Leary 6:33
Track 10. Outro 1:30
62 mins

Ilze Grēvele-Skaraine, soprano
Maija Kļaviņa, Baroque flute
Agnese Kanniņa, Baroque violin
Māra Botmane, Baroque cello
Ieva Saliete, harpsichord


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  3. Hi there Latvians. You’ll get royally pissed on when the Russian tanks roll over your shitty little country. Get fucked.

    By Leonard on Dec 21, 2022

  4. hey, im the one who always shits his pants. i have a constant brown stain back there

    By HHH on Dec 21, 2022

  5. You are, H. I shit my pants only occasionally, and I don’t wallow in for hours like you do

    Only about an hour or so, or until the stench distracts me from jerking my Lil Un to kiddie porn

    By Useless Lil Erection on Dec 21, 2022

  6. R.I.P. Grace Slick-Lead Singer of the Jefferson Airplane

    By HHH on Dec 21, 2022

  7. WTF are you on about triple H?!

    Heroin Hickeys & Hopeless?

    By Paul Kantner on Dec 21, 2022

  8. I thinks that HHH stands for HAPPY HOMELESS HOMO.

    By Jack Casady on Dec 21, 2022

  9. Rumor has it that U L E and HHH are one and the same troll

    By Jack Casady on Dec 21, 2022

  10. just shoved a cucumber up my brown. walking around all day with this shoved up my arse

    By HHH on Dec 23, 2022

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