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The Christmas Album, Vol. 2 / Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker


Release Date: 11/17/2017 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 4828276  
Composer:  Arcangelo CorelliJohann PachelbelGiuseppe TorelliJohann Sebastian Bach,   ... 
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This sequel of the highly successful Christmas Album, Vol. 1 features legendary classic interpretations of baroque music: for the first time one single CD combines all four Christmas concertos from Corelli, Locatelli, Manfredini and Torelli with Vivaldi's Winter, the Bach Air and Pachelbel's Canon. Nothing is more redolent of a Berlin-style Christmas than the timeless sound of Herbert von Karajan with the Berlin Philharmonic, making this the ideal gift to brighten the winter season. This sequel of the highly successful Christmas Album, Vol. 1 features legendary classic interpretations of baroque music: for the first time one single CD combines all four Christmas concertos from Corelli, Locatelli, Manfredini and Torelli with Vivaldi's Winter, the Bach Air and Pachelbel's Canon. Nothing is more redolent of a Berlin-style Christmas than the timeless sound of Herbert von Karajan with the Berlin Philharmonic, making this the ideal gift to brighten the winter season. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6: no 8 in G minor "Christmas" by Arcangelo Corelli
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1712; Rome, Italy 
2.
Canon and Gigue for 3 Violins and Basso Continuo in D major by Johann Pachelbel
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: Germany 
3.
Concerti Grossi (12), Op. 8: no 6 in G minor "Christmas Concerto" by Giuseppe Torelli
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1709; Italy 
4.
Suite for Orchestra no 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1729-1731; Leipzig, Germany 
5.
Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno" by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1725; Venice, Italy 
6.
Concerti grossi (12), Op. 3: no 12 in C major "Christmas Concerto" by Francesco Manfredini
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1718; Italy 
7.
Concerti grossi (12), Op. 1: no 8 in F minor "Christmas Concerto" by Pietro Antonio Locatelli
Conductor:  Herbert von Karajan
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1721/1729; Italy 

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