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A Tenors Christmas / Domingo, Pavarotti, Carreras


Release Date: 09/16/1997 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 63304   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  John Francis WadeJean Baptiste CalkinAdolphe AdamLee Holdridge,   ... 
Performer:  Placido DomingoJosé CarrerasE. KiennastRichard Tucker,   ... 
Conductor:  Vjekoslav SutejLee HoldridgeRichard ÖsterreicherThomas Z. Shepard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony OrchestraGumpoldskirch Boys ChoirVienna State Opera Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Vjekoslav Sutej
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1992 
Venue:  Live  Rathaus, Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Arranged: Lalo Schifrin 
2.
I heard the bells on Christmas Day by Jean Baptiste Calkin
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lee Holdridge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872; London, England 
Date of Recording: 4/1981 
Venue:  Baumgartner Casino, Vienna, Austria 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Lee Holdridge 
3.
Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night" by Adolphe Adam
Performer:  E. Kiennast (Keyboard), José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Richard Österreicher
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna State Opera Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 1985-86 
Notes: This selection was recorded at Arco Studio and Rainbow Studio (Munich, Germany), and at Trident Studio (London, England).
Arranged: Kiennast, Österreicher, Opratko 
4.
O Joyful Children by Lee Holdridge
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lee Holdridge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 4/1981 
Venue:  Baumgartner, Casino, Vienna, Austria 
5.
O little town of Bethlehem by Henry Walford Davies
Performer:  Richard Tucker (Tenor)
Conductor:  Thomas Z. Shepard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Columbia Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 7/31/1967 
Venue:  New York City 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Thomas Z. Shepard 
6.
Mary's boy child by Jester Hairston
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lee Holdridge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 2/1981 
Venue:  Baumgartner Casino, Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Arranged: Lee Holdridge 
7.
Holiday Inn: White Christmas by Irving Berlin
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lee Holdridge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
Date of Recording: 4/1981 
Venue:  Baumgartner Casino, Vienna, Austria 
Language: English 
8.
Joy to the World by Lowell Mason
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lee Holdridge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; USA 
Date of Recording: 4/1981 
Venue:  Baumgartner Casino, Vienna, Austria 
Notes: This selection is a part of a medley of Christmas carols. 
9.
God rest ye merry, gentlemen by Traditional
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lee Holdridge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 4/1981 
Venue:  Baumgartner Casino, Vienna, Austria 
Notes: This selection is a part of a medley of Christmas carols. 
10.
Good King Wenceslas by Traditional
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lee Holdridge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 4/1981 
Venue:  Baumgartner Casino, Vienna, Austria 
Notes: This selection is a part of a medley of Christmas carols. 
11.
O little town of Bethlehem by Henry Walford Davies
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lee Holdridge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 4/1981 
Venue:  Baumgartner Casino, Vienna, Austria 
Notes: This selection is a part of a medley of Christmas carols. 
12.
The first nowell by Traditional
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Lee Holdridge
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 4/1981 
Venue:  Baumgartner Casino, Vienna, Austria 
Notes: This selection is a part of a medley of Christmas carols. 
13.
Agnus Dei by Georges Bizet
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Notes: This work was arranged by Ernest Guiraud from the Intermezzo of Bizet's
'L'arlésienne.' 
14.
Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
15.
Mille cherubini in coro by Alois Melichar
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Vjekoslav Sutej
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1992 
Venue:  Live  Rathaus, Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Arranger: Lalo Schifrin. 
16.
Songs (5), Op. 49: no 4, Wiegenlied by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Vjekoslav Sutej
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1992 
Venue:  Live  Rathaus, Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Arranged: Lalo Schifrin 
17.
Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Vjekoslav Sutej
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1992 
Venue:  Live  Rathaus, Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Arranged: Lalo Schifrin 
18.
Cavalleria Rusticana: Intermezzo by Pietro Mascagni
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Vjekoslav Sutej
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1992 
Venue:  Live  Rathaus, Vienna, Austria 
Notes: This intermezzo has been adapted as "Ave Maria", a very popular
arrangement in its day.
Arranged: Lalo Schifrin 
19.
Las Golondrinas by Ricardo Palmerín
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Vjekoslav Sutej
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Mozart Boys' Choir
Date of Recording: 12/22/1994 
Venue:  Live  Alte Winterreitschule, Vienna, Austria 
20.
Canzoni-stornelli (3): no 2, L'ultima canzone by Francesco Paolo Tosti
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Vjekoslav Sutej
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Mozart Boys' Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1905; Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/22/1994 
Venue:  Live  Alte Winterreitschule, Vienna, Austria 
21.
A Very Private Christmas by Charles Aznavour
Performer:  Charles Aznavour (Tenor)
Conductor:  Vjekoslav Sutej
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Vienna Opera Children's Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 12/22/1994 
Venue:  Live  Alte Winterreitschule, Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Arranged: Lorenzo Ferrero 
22.
Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Dionne Warwick (Voice)
Conductor:  Vjekoslav Sutej
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Mozart Boys' Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/21/1993 
Venue:  Live  Festsaal Wiener Hofburg, Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Arranged: Bebu Silvetti 
23.
Hear My Song by Domingo, Placido, Jr.
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Vjekoslav Sutej
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Mozart Boys' Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Mexico 
Date of Recording: 12/22/1994 
Venue:  Live  Alte Winterreitschule, Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Arranged: Juan C. Colomer and Placido Domingo, Jr. 

Sound Samples

Adeste Fideles (O Come All Ye Faithful)
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
Cantique de Noël (O Holy Night)
O Joyful Children
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Mary's Boy Child
White Christmas
A Medley of Christmas Carols
Agnus Dei
Ave Maria
Mille cherubini in coro, based on Wiegenlied, D 498
Wiegenlied, Op. 49, No. 4
Ave Maria, Hymne an die Jungfrau, D 839
Ave Maria (Live)
Hear My Song
Las Golindrinas
L'Ultima Canzone
A Very Private Christmas
Silent Night

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