The Worcester Telegram and Gazette
December 08. 2014 10:50AM
The Musicians of the Old Post Road returned to the Worcester Historical Museum on Sunday afternoon with "Stille Nacht: A Classical German Christmas," the group's latest holiday-themed program. Taking the familiar carol "Silent Night" as its starting point, Sunday's concert was, typical of the group, a rich survey of 18th-century music inspired by the sights and sounds of the season, and one that included detours to some welcome, unfamiliar nooks.Perhaps the most intriguing revelation from Sunday's performance came via the opportunity to hear the work of a pair of high-profile musical relatives in close proximity to one another: fully half the program was devoted to music by Franz Joseph and Michael Haydn (brothers) and Leopold and Wolfgang Mozart (father and son).