Arkiv Music Holiday Shop
WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

My Playlist for the Christmas Season


Release Date: 11/09/2018 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8578349  
Composer:  TraditionalPeter Ilyich TchaikovskyRobert ChilcottFelix Bernard,   ... 
Performer:  Ilya RashkovskyTanya HoughtonJoseph LinBenjamin Loeb,   ... 
Conductor:  Peter BreinerMatthew BerryRichard HaymanGavin Sutherland,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nicolaus Esterházy SinfoniaCommotioPhilharmonic Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  
On sale! $9.99
CD:  $6.99
In Stock



Notes and Editorial Reviews

The nights are drawing in, there’s a nip in the air, and everywhere you go there are twinkling lights- it’s time to prepare for Christmas! Let this album of festive classical works help you to get ready for the holidays as you light the Advent candle with Chilcott, build a snowman with Korngold, untangle the fairy lights with Liszt and get the box of baubles down from the loft with Tchaikovsky. Classical evergreens are here alongside some modern tunes like “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer,” and Irving Berlin’s perennial classic “White Christmas.” Then, once the halls have been decked and the presents are placed underneath the tree, have yourself a merry, musical Christmas! The nights are drawing in, there’s a nip in the air, and everywhere you go there are twinkling lights- it’s time to prepare for Christmas! Let this album of festive classical works help you to get ready for the holidays as you light the Advent candle with Chilcott, build a snowman with Korngold, untangle the fairy lights with Liszt and get the box of baubles down from the loft with Tchaikovsky. Classical evergreens are here alongside some modern tunes like “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer,” and Irving Berlin’s perennial classic “White Christmas.” Then, once the halls have been decked and the presents are placed underneath the tree, have yourself a merry, musical Christmas! Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Deck the Halls by Traditional
Conductor:  Peter Breiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
Written: Wales, UK 
2.
Les saisons, Op. 37b: no 12, Décembre "Noël" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  Ilya Rashkovsky (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Russia 
3.
The Advent Candle, for chorus by Robert Chilcott
Performer:  Tanya Houghton (Harp)
Conductor:  Matthew Berry
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Commotio
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2011 
4.
Winter Wonderland by Felix Bernard
Conductor:  Richard Hayman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USA 
5.
Carol of the Bells by Mykola Leontovych
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eaken Piano Trio
Period: Modern 
Written: 1910; Ukraine 
6.
We three kings by John Henry Hopkins Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eaken Piano Trio
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
7.
Der Schneemann: Serenade by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Performer:  Joseph Lin (Violin), Benjamin Loeb (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1908; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Weihnachtsbaum for Piano, S 186: no 5, Scherzoso by Franz Liszt
Conductor:  Gavin Sutherland
Orchestra/Ensemble:  RTÉ Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic  
Written: 1874-1876; Rome, Italy 
9.
Fętes de Noël, Op. 41: no 3, Chanteurs de noëls by Sergei Lyapunov
Performer:  Eteri Andjaparidze (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1910; Russia 
10.
Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 1b, Act 1 - Decorating the Christmas Tree by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor:  Ondrej Lenárd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
11.
Gloucestershire Wassail, 'Wassail, wassail all over the town!' by Traditional
Conductor:  Peter Breiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra,  Bournemouth Symphony Chorus
12.
Weihnachtsbaum for Piano, S 186: no 3, Die Hirten an der Krippe by Franz Liszt
Performer:  Eteri Andjaparidze (Piano)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874-1876; Rome, Italy 
13.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Johnny Marks
Conductor:  Richard Hayman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1949; USA 
14.
The Present Song by Sasha Johnson Manning
Conductor:  Richard Tanner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Chamber Orchestra,  Manchester Carollers
15.
Holiday Inn: White Christmas by Irving Berlin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eaken Piano Trio
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
16.
Dream of a Merry Christmas for Piano, FS 34 by Carl Nielsen
Performer:  Peter Seivewright (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905; Denmark 
17.
Sikken voldsom trćngsel - Nu er det jul igen by Anonymous
Conductor:  Bo Holten
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Musica Ficta
18.
Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson
Conductor:  Richard Hayman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Richard Hayman Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1948; USA 
19.
Saviours Day by Jimmy Eaton
Performer:  Peter Breiner (Piano)
Conductor:  Peter Breiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Peter Breiner Symphonic Pop Orchestra
20.
Piano Puzzlers: Deck the Hall by Bruce Adolphe
Performer:  Carlo Grante (Piano)
21.
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (for the film Meet Me in St. Louis) by Ralph Blane
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Eaken Piano Trio
Period: Modern 
Written: circa 1944; United States of Ame 

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title