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Just in time for Christmas. Again from the French Radio Transcription collection. Here is a 1955 radio broadcast performance of A Christmas Cantata by Arthur Honegger, featuring Baritone Pierre Mollet, Maurice Duruflè, Organ. The Chorus of the ORTF, conducted by Yvonne Gouvernè. The Children’s Choir of the ORTF, conducted by Jacques Jouineau and The French National Orchestra, conducted by Jean Martinon.
By all indications, this is the first radio performance of the work, having been completed by Honegger in 1953.
One more celebration of the holiday season.