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Four Centuries Of Christmas Music / Goodwin, Mcfadden, Bär

Swr Vokalensemble
Release Date: 08/01/2004 
Label:  Hänssler Classic   Catalog #: 93114  
Composer:  Michael PraetoriusJohann Sebastian BachMax RegerOtto Nicolai,   ... 
Performer:  Olaf BärClaron McFadden
Conductor:  Paul Goodwin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Orchestra KaiserlauternStuttgart Southwest German Radio Vocal Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Here is a highly intelligent collection of reflective and joyous music for the Christmas season! Drawing upon musical inspirations from Praetorius to Britten, the SWR Rundfunkorchester Kaiserslautern is joined by World Class soloists (Claron McFadden, Olaf Bär) and magnificent choirs (SWR Vokalensemblem, Mainzer Domchor) in a true Holiday feast. Of special importance to collectors is a recording of the rare, and utterly charming Weihnachtsouvertüre by Otto Nicolai. Here is a highly intelligent collection of reflective and joyous music for the Christmas season! Drawing upon musical inspirations from Praetorius to Britten, the SWR Rundfunkorchester Kaiserslautern is joined by World Class soloists (Claron McFadden, Olaf Bär) and magnificent choirs (SWR Vokalensemblem, Mainzer Domchor) in a true Holiday feast. Of special importance to collectors is a recording of the rare, and utterly charming Weihnachtsouvertüre by Otto Nicolai. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
In dulci jubilo by Michael Praetorius
Conductor:  Paul Goodwin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Orchestra Kaiserlautern,  Stuttgart Southwest German Radio Vocal Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1619; Germany 
2.
Puer natus in Bethlehem by Michael Praetorius
Conductor:  Paul Goodwin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Orchestra Kaiserlautern,  Stuttgart Southwest German Radio Vocal Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1619; Germany 
3.
Wachet auf by Michael Praetorius
Conductor:  Paul Goodwin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Orchestra Kaiserlautern,  Stuttgart Southwest German Radio Vocal Ensemble
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1619; Germany 
4.
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: Hirtenmusik by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Paul Goodwin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Orchestra Kaiserlautern
Period: Baroque 
5.
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 8, Grosser Herr, und starker König by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Olaf Bär (Baritone)
Conductor:  Paul Goodwin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Orchestra Kaiserlautern,  Stuttgart Southwest German Radio Vocal Ensemble
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
6.
O Jesulein süss by Max Reger
Conductor:  Paul Goodwin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Orchestra Kaiserlautern,  Stuttgart Southwest German Radio Vocal Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1899; Germany 
7.
Weihnachts-Ouvertüre über Vom Himmel hoch by Otto Nicolai
Conductor:  Paul Goodwin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Orchestra Kaiserlautern
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Germany 
8.
Chorale Variations on "Von Himmel hoch da komm' ich her" by Igor Stravinsky
Conductor:  Paul Goodwin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Orchestra Kaiserlautern,  Stuttgart Southwest German Radio Vocal Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955-1956; USA 
9.
Variations on a Christmas Carol "Men of Goodwill" by Benjamin Britten
Conductor:  Paul Goodwin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Orchestra Kaiserlautern
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1947; England 
10.
Ein’ Magd, ein’ Dienerin, H 23d no 1 by Franz Joseph Haydn
Performer:  Claron McFadden (Soprano)
Conductor:  Paul Goodwin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Southwest German Radio Orchestra Kaiserlautern
Period: Classical 
Written: c1750-1775 

Sound Samples

Polyhymnia Caduceatrix and Panegyrica: In dulci jubilo
Polyhymnia Caduceatrix and Panegyrica: Puer natus
Polyhymnia Caduceatrix and Panegyrica: Wachet auf
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 (Excerpts): Hirtenmusik (sinfonia)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 (Excerpts): Aria: Grosser Herr, o starker Konig (Baritone)
Herst Nachba, Hob. XXIIId:3, "Cantilena pro adventu": Cantilena pro Adventu: Ein' Magd, ein' Dienerin
2 Geistliche Gesange, Op. 19: 12 deutsche geistliche Gesange Nr. 6, WoO: O Jesulein suss
Weihnachts-Ouverture uber Vom Himmel hoch: Weihnachtsouverture
Vom Himmel hoch
Men of Goodwill

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