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A Carnegie Hall Christmas Concert / Battle, Von Stade, Et Al


Release Date: 10/06/1992 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 48235   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  TraditionalJester HairstonPietro YonWolfgang Amadeus Mozart,   ... 
Performer:  Kathleen BattleFrederica Von StadeNancy AllenWynton Marsalis,   ... 
Conductor:  André PrevinWynton Marsalis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American BoychoirOrchestra of St. Luke'sWynton Marsalis Septet,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1. The Twelve Days of Christmas by Traditional
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), Nancy Allen (Harp),
Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Boychoir,  Orchestra of St. Luke's,  Wynton Marsalis Septet  ... 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 12/08/1991 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 5 Minutes 27 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Arthur Harris 
2. Mary's boy child by Jester Hairston
Performer:  Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet), Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Boychoir,  Orchestra of St. Luke's,  Christmas Concert Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 12/08/1991 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 6 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Orchestrated: Hale Smith 
3. Gesu Bambino by Pietro Yon
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Boychoir,  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/08/1991 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 49 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Arthur Harris 
4. Exsultate jubilate, K 165 (158a): Alleluia by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Period: Classical 
Written: 1773; Milan, Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/08/1991 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
5. The Sound of Music: My favorite things by Richard Rodgers
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1959; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/08/1991 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Arthur Harris 
6. Winter Wonderland by Felix Bernard
Conductor:  Wynton Marsalis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wynton Marsalis Septet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/08/1991 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Wynton Marsalis. 
7. American Songs by Traditional
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), Nancy Allen (Harp), Wynton Marsalis (Trumpet),
Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's,  American Boychoir,  Wynton Marsalis Septet  ... 
Date of Recording: 12/08/1991 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 16 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This medley is comprised of the following American songs and carols: I Wonder as I Wander; Mary Had a Baby; Oh Mary, What You Gonna Name that Pretty Little Baby?; Who was Mary? Mary as Queen of Galilee; Sister Mary Had-a but One Child; Go Tell It on the Mountain.
Arranged, adapted and orchestrated by: Robert Sadin, Sylvia Olden Lee, Wendell Whalum, Roland Hayes, Nancy Allen, Don Marsh and Arthur Harris. 
8. The Christmas Song by Mel Torme
Performer:  James Saporito (Percussion), Kathleen Battle (Soprano), André Previn (Piano),
Tony Falanga (Double Bass)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1946 
Date of Recording: 12/08/1991 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: English 
9. Meet Me in St. Louis: Have yourself a merry little Christmas by Hugh Martin
Performer:  André Previn (Piano), Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/08/1991 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Ralph Blane was the co-author of this song. 
10. Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Conductor:  Wynton Marsalis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wynton Marsalis Septet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/08/1991 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Wynton Marsalis 
11. Joy to the World by Lowell Mason
Conductor:  Wynton Marsalis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wynton Marsalis Septet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/08/1991 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Wynton Marsalis. 
12. Schlichte Weisen (60), Op. 76: no 52, Maria Wiegenlied by Max Reger
Performer:  Kathleen Battle (Soprano), Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1903-1912; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/08/1991 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 2 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: Arranger: Robert Sadin. 
13. We three kings by John Henry Hopkins Jr.
Conductor:  Wynton Marsalis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Wynton Marsalis Septet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
Date of Recording: 12/08/1991 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 5 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Wynton Marsalis 
14. Musae Sioniae: Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen by Michael Praetorius
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  American Boychoir,  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1609; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/08/1991 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranger: Arthur Harris. 
15. Hänsel und Gretel: Abends will ich schlafen gehn "Evening Hymn" by Engelbert Humperdinck
Performer:  Frederica Von Stade (Mezzo Soprano), Kathleen Battle (Soprano)
Conductor:  André Previn
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra of St. Luke's
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1893; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/08/1991 
Venue:  Live  Carnegie Hall, New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 38 Secs. 

Sound Samples

The Twelve Days of Christmas (Voice)
Mary's Little Boy Chile (Voice)
Gesu Bambino (Voice)
Alleluja from Exsultate, jubilate, KV. 158a (Voice)
My Favorite Things from The Sound of Music (Voice)
Winter Wonderland (Instrumental)
We Three Kings of Orient Are (Instrumental)
American Songs (Voice)
Medley: The Christmas Song and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Voice)
Silent Night (Instrumental)
Joy to the World! (Instrumental)
Abendsegen (Evening Prayer) from Hansel und Gretel (Voice)
Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming (Voice)
Maria Wiegenlied, Op. 76, No. 52 (Voice)
Christmas Songs*

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 A True Christmas Treat January 16, 2014 By J. Hill (Toms River, NJ) See All My Reviews "In the past I have heard excerpts of this concert. Just recently I heard more excerpts and decided I wanted the entire concert. It was a fine decision to purchase it - the sublime singing of Frederika Von Stade and the lovely lyrical soprano of the sometimes temperamental Kathleen Battle combine for a memorable evening celebrating the beauty of the Christmas season. The recording is worth every penny spent to purchase it." Report Abuse
 Familiar Songs Beautifully Sung February 13, 2013 By John W. (Laguna Niguel, CA) See All My Reviews "I'm very pleased to have purchased this CD to add to my growing collection of Christmas music. This live concert recording is warm, joyful, and inspiring. The vocals are amazing! Delivery arrived as promised - thanks ArkivMusic." Report Abuse
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