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The Classic Christmas Album / Carreras, Norman, Domingo, Etc


Release Date: 10/14/1997 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 449965   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Jean Joseph MouretAdolphe AdamPeter Ilyich TchaikovskyTraditional,   ... 
Performer:  Hannes LäubinBernhard LäubinSimon PrestonNorbert Schmitt,   ... 
Conductor:  Kurt Herbert AdlerHerbert von KarajanUwe Christian HarrerClaudio Abbado,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic OrchestraBerlin Philharmonic OrchestraVienna Boys' Choir,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Suite de Symphonies no 1: 1st movement, Rondeau by Jean Joseph Mouret
Performer:  Hannes Läubin (Trumpet), Bernhard Läubin (Trumpet), Simon Preston (Organ),
Norbert Schmitt (Timpani), Wolfgang Läubin (Trumpet)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1729; France 
2.
Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night" by Adolphe Adam
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Kurt Herbert Adler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording.
Arranged: Douglas Camley 
3.
Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: no 2, March by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
4.
O Tannenbaum by Traditional
Conductor:  Uwe Christian Harrer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Boys' Choir
Written: Westphalia, Germany 
Notes: Arranged: Uwe Christian Harrer 
5.
German Dances (3), K 605: no 3 in C major "Sleigh ride" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Holiday Inn: White Christmas by Irving Berlin
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Paul Daniel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
Notes: Orchestrated: Robert Russell Bennett 
7.
Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
Language: German 
Notes: Arranged: Guillermo Figueroa 
8.
Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Cheryl Studer (Soprano)
Conductor:  Ion Marin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
Language: Latin 
Notes: This work is based on J.S. Bach's Prelude no 1 in C from 'The Well-Tempered Clavier.' 
9.
Thaïs: Meditation by Jules Massenet
Performer:  Anne-Sophie Mutter (Violin)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1894; France 
10.
Navidad nuestra: El Nacimiento by Ariel Ramirez
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Damian Sanchez
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bilbao Choral Society,  Laredo Choral Salvé
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1964; Argentina 
Language: Spanish 
11.
Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63: See the conqu'ring hero comes by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Norbert Schmitt (Timpani), Simon Preston (Organ), Wolfgang Läubin (Trumpet),
Hannes Läubin (Trumpet), Bernhard Läubin (Trumpet)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747; London, England 
12.
Requiem, Op. 48: Pie Jesu by Gabriel Fauré
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Conductor:  Carlo Maria Giulini
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1888 rev 1893; France 
Language: Latin 
13.
Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Conductor:  Matthias Jung
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Kreuz Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Language: German 
Notes: Arranged: Helge Jung 
14.
Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano), Thelma Owen (Harp)
Conductor:  Barry Rose
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Chamber Orchestra,  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Arranged: Thelma Owen 
15.
Nutcracker Suite, Op. 71a: no 7, Dance of the Reeds by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Martha Argerich (Piano), Nicolas Economou (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1892; Russia 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording.
Transcribed: Nicolas Economou 
16.
Muñequita Linda by María Grever
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Karl-Heinz Loges
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Mexico 
Language: Spanish 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 
17.
Songs (2) for Alto, Viola and Piano, Op. 91: no 2, Geistliches Wiegenlied by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Jessye Norman (Soprano), Daniel Barenboim (Piano), Wolfram Christ (Viola)
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1864-84; Austria 
Language: German 
18.
Messiah, HWV 56: Hallelujah! by George Frideric Handel
Conductor:  Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Concert,  English Concert Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1742; London, England 
Language: English 
19.
Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6: no 8 in G minor "Christmas" - 7th movement, Largo "Pastorale" by Arcangelo Corelli
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Rome, Italy 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording.
Composition written: Rome, Italy (1708 - 1712). 
20.
Weihnachtslieder (6), Op. 8: no 3, Die Könige by Peter Cornelius
Performer:  Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1856/1870; Weimar, Germany 

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