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Christmas in New York / Renee Fleming


Release Date: 10/14/2014 
Label:  Decca   Catalog #: 002110402   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Felix BernardHugh MartinJay LivingstonRichard Carpenter,   ... 
Performer:  Wynton MarsalisRenée FlemingDaniel NimmerGregory Porter,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 56 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

American soprano Renee Fleming releases her first-ever holiday album. While known mostly as an opera singer, Fleming's career has encompassed numerous genres and styles of singing. For Christmas in New York, Fleming sings in a more intimate style. In addition to enjoying Fleming’s voice in a new setting, the album features guest artists Wynton Marsalis, Chris Botti, Brad Mehldau, Kelli O Hara, and more. In total, Fleming and her guests have won 16 Grammy awards across numerous categories.
American soprano Renee Fleming releases her first-ever holiday album. While known mostly as an opera singer, Fleming's career has encompassed numerous genres and styles of singing. For Christmas in New York, Fleming sings in a more intimate style. In addition to enjoying Fleming’s voice in a new setting, the album features guest artists Wynton Marsalis, Chris Botti, Brad Mehldau, Kelli O Hara, and more. In total, Fleming and her guests have won 16 Grammy awards across numerous categories.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Winter Wonderland by Felix Bernard
Performer:  Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet), Renée Fleming (Soprano), Daniel Nimmer (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USA 
2.
Meet Me in St. Louis: Have yourself a merry little Christmas by Hugh Martin
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano), Gregory Porter (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
3.
Silver Bells by Jay Livingston
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano), Kelli O'Hara (Voice), Rob Moose (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1951; USA 
4.
Merry Christmas Darling by Richard Carpenter
Performer:  Chris Botti (Flugelhorn), Renée Fleming (Soprano), Lee Musiker (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
5.
Christmas Waltz by Jule Styne
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano), Shelly Berg (Piano), Peter Donovan (Double Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1954; USA 
6.
Who Knows Where The Time Goes by Alexandra Denny
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano), Brad Mehldau (Piano)
7.
Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson
Performer:  Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet), Renée Fleming (Soprano), Daniel Nimmer (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; USA 
8.
Snowbound by Russell Faith
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano), Kurt Elling (Voice), Renee Rosnes (Piano)
9.
In the bleak mid-winter by Gustav Holst
Performer:  Rufus Wainwright (Voice), Joyce Hammann (Violin), Renée Fleming (Soprano),
David Blinn (Viola)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1906; England 
10.
Central Park Serenade by Diane Warren
Performer:  Gregory Porter (Voice), Renée Fleming (Soprano), Shelly Berg (Piano),
Saul Rubin (Guitar)
11.
The Man With the Bag by Irving Taylor
Performer:  Lee Musiker (Synthesizer), Renée Fleming (Soprano), David Finck (Double Bass)
12.
Love and Hard Times by Paul Simon
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano), Brad Mehldau (Piano)
13.
Still, still, still by Traditional
Performer:  Renée Fleming (Soprano), Kurt Elling (Voice), Renee Rosnes (Piano)
Written: Austria 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  8 Customer Reviews )
 The Greatest December 14, 2014 By alan gudknecht (bensalem, PA) See All My Reviews "Surround the greatest singer in the world with other great talent and you get a great cd." Report Abuse
 Too little Christmas December 7, 2014 By G. Kopia (Hillsborough, NJ) See All My Reviews "I think the title of this album is somewhat misleading; seems to be a lot of ballads with a few Christmas oriented pieces thrown in to justify the album title. Songs are generally pleasant to listen to but not really what I expected from a Christmas album." Report Abuse
 not her style December 4, 2014 By Lois S. (Kennesaw, GA) See All My Reviews "The glorious voice of Renee Fleming was not demonstrated in this CD. She sings in the pop style when her beautiful tones are best experienced in the classics. Maybe it is me, as I prefer the classics." Report Abuse
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