Giovanni Palestrina became famous through his incredible output of sacred music – his masses alone (or at least most of them) appeared in 13 volumes printed between 1554 and 1601. Stay up late tonight with Classical MPR (12:05am, Thursday) to hear the Swiss Radio Choir in an exclusive performance, recorded live last October in the Pauline Chapel of Quirinale Palace, Rome. They’ll sing Palestrina’s Missa Gabriel Archangelus, tonight’s Euro Classic.
Another Euro Classic awaits Saturday night (8:05pm), when pianist Andras Schiff, violinist Yuuko Shiokawa and cellist Miklos Perenyi perform Haydn’s Piano Trio No. 31.