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The Christmas Album / Berlin Philharmonic


Release Date: 11/04/2016 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 002583302   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Christoph PezelFranz SchmidtTraditionalWolfgang Amadeus Mozart,   ... 
Performer:  Andreas SchmidtHans-Peter BlochwitzDelores ZieglerSylvia McNair,   ... 
Conductor:  Herbert von KarajanJames LevineSemyon BychkovFritz Lehmann,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra BrassBerlin Philharmonic OrchestraRIAS Chamber Choir,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Just in time for the holidays, this release brings together an irresistible mix of Christmas music – both familiar and new – all played by the world-famous Berlin Philharmonic with conductors Herbert von Karajan, Claudio Abbado, James Levine, and the especially festive Brass Ensemble of the Berlin Philharmonic. Just in time for the holidays, this release brings together an irresistible mix of Christmas music – both familiar and new – all played by the world-famous Berlin Philharmonic with conductors Herbert von Karajan, Claudio Abbado, James Levine, and the especially festive Brass Ensemble of the Berlin Philharmonic. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Fünfstimmige Blasmusik: Intrada - Intrada - Sarabande - Intrada - Intrada by Johann Christoph Pezel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Brass
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
2.
Notre Dame: Act 1 Intermezzo by Franz Schmidt
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1902-1904; Austria 
3.
Still, weil's Kindlein Schlafen will by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Brass
4.
Mass in C major, K 317 "Coronation": Agnus Dei by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Andreas Schmidt (Baritone), Hans-Peter Blochwitz (Tenor), Delores Ziegler (Mezzo Soprano),
Sylvia McNair (Soprano), Sigurd Brauns (Organ)
Conductor:  James Levine
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  RIAS Chamber Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1779; Salzburg, Austria 
5.
Vom Himmel hoch, da komm' ich her by Johannes Eccard
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Brass
Period: Renaissance 
6.
Suite No. 3 in D Major, BWV 1068: II. Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1731 
7.
Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 2, Act 1 - March of the Wooden Soldiers by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Semyon Bychkov
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
8.
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 10, Sinfonia in G major by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Fritz Lehmann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
9.
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 8, Grosser Herr, und starker König by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Heinz Rehfuss (Bass Baritone)
Conductor:  Fritz Lehmann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
10.
Vesperae solennes de confessore, K 339: Laudate Dominum by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Kay Johannsen (Organ), Rachel Harnisch (Soprano)
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra,  Swedish Radio Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1780; Salzburg, Austria 
11.
Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047: 1st movement, Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Michel Schwalbé (Violin), Karlheinz Zoeller (Flute), Adolf Scherbaum (Trumpet),
Lothar Koch (Oboe)
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1718; ?Cöthen, Germany 
12.
Florilegium secundum: Suite no 2 in G minor "Laeta poesis" by Georg Muffat
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra members
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1698; Germany 
13.
Hymnus for 12 Cellos, Op. 57 by Julius Klengel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra members
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
14.
Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Brass
15.
Concerto for Flute and Harp in C major, K 299 (297c): 2nd movement, Andantino by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Karlheinz Zoeller (Flute), Nicanor Zabaleta (Harp)
Conductor:  Ernst Marzendorfer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Paris, France 
16.
Sonata a 5 by Vincenzo Albrici
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra members
Period: Baroque 
Written: Italy 

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