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KDFC presents A String Quartet Christmas


Release Date: 11/17/2009 
Label:  Kdfc   Catalog #: 1109  
Composer:  Charles GounodTraditionalHector BerliozGustav Holst,   ... 
Performer:  Emily MitchellNathaniel RosenNatasha LipkinaNina Bodnar,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Fans of the string quartet are in luck here, with 22 beautifully played classics and curiosities in first-rate arrangements. The performers are Arturo Delmoni and Nina Bodnar, violins; Natasha Lipkina, viola; and Nathaniel Rosen, cello, with harpist Emily Mitchell joining the ensemble for two different Ave Marias. Delmoni's sweet-voiced fiddle takes the melodies and lifts them aloft." -- Melinda Bargreen, The Seattle Times

"Fans of the string quartet are in luck here, with 22 beautifully played classics and curiosities in first-rate arrangements. The performers are Arturo Delmoni and Nina Bodnar, violins; Natasha Lipkina, viola; and Nathaniel Rosen, cello, with harpist Emily Mitchell joining the ensemble for two different Ave Marias. Delmoni's sweet-voiced fiddle takes the melodies and lifts them aloft." -- Melinda Bargreen, The Seattle Times

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Works on This Recording

1. Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Performer:  Emily Mitchell (Harp), Nathaniel Rosen (Cello), Natasha Lipkina (Viola),
Nina Bodnar (Violin), Arturo Delmoni (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1859; France 
2. Adam lay ybounden by Traditional
Performer:  Nina Bodnar (Violin), Emily Mitchell (Harp), Arturo Delmoni (Violin),
Natasha Lipkina (Viola), Nathaniel Rosen (Cello)
3. L'enfance du Christ, Op. 25: L'adieu des bergers by Hector Berlioz
Performer:  Nathaniel Rosen (Cello), Natasha Lipkina (Viola), Nina Bodnar (Violin),
Arturo Delmoni (Violin), Emily Mitchell (Harp)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850-1854; France 
4. Il est né, le divin enfant by Traditional
Performer:  Arturo Delmoni (Violin), Emily Mitchell (Harp), Natasha Lipkina (Viola),
Nathaniel Rosen (Cello), Nina Bodnar (Violin)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; France 
5. In the bleak mid-winter by Gustav Holst
Performer:  Arturo Delmoni (Violin), Nina Bodnar (Violin), Natasha Lipkina (Viola),
Emily Mitchell (Harp), Nathaniel Rosen (Cello)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1906; England 
6. Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV 208 "Hunt Cantata": Schafe können sicher weiden by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Natasha Lipkina (Viola), Arturo Delmoni (Violin), Nina Bodnar (Violin),
Nathaniel Rosen (Cello), Emily Mitchell (Harp)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1713; Cöthen, Germany 
7. All through the night by Traditional
Performer:  Natasha Lipkina (Viola), Nathaniel Rosen (Cello), Nina Bodnar (Violin),
Arturo Delmoni (Violin)
Written: Wales, UK 
8. El noy de la mare by Traditional
Performer:  Natasha Lipkina (Viola), Nathaniel Rosen (Cello), Nina Bodnar (Violin),
Arturo Delmoni (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: Spain 
9. Once in Royal David's City by Henry John Gauntlett
Performer:  Nina Bodnar (Violin), Natasha Lipkina (Viola), Arturo Delmoni (Violin),
Emily Mitchell (Harp), Nathaniel Rosen (Cello)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 19th Century; England 
10. Ding Dong! Merrily on high by Traditional
Performer:  Natasha Lipkina (Viola), Nathaniel Rosen (Cello), Nina Bodnar (Violin),
Arturo Delmoni (Violin)
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
11. Fairest Lord Jesus "Crusader's Hymn" by Traditional
Performer:  Natasha Lipkina (Viola), Nathaniel Rosen (Cello), Nina Bodnar (Violin),
Arturo Delmoni (Violin)
12. Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Nina Bodnar (Violin), Emily Mitchell (Harp), Nathaniel Rosen (Cello),
Natasha Lipkina (Viola), Arturo Delmoni (Violin)
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1825; Vienna, Austria 
13. Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Natasha Lipkina (Viola), Nathaniel Rosen (Cello), Nina Bodnar (Violin),
Arturo Delmoni (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1723; Leipzig, Germany 
14. The Eastern Star So Bright And Clear by Traditional
Performer:  Natasha Lipkina (Viola), Nathaniel Rosen (Cello), Nina Bodnar (Violin),
Arturo Delmoni (Violin)
15. I saw three ships by Traditional
Performer:  Natasha Lipkina (Viola), Nathaniel Rosen (Cello), Nina Bodnar (Violin),
Arturo Delmoni (Violin)
Written: England 
16. Insprugk, ich muss dich lassen by Heinrich Isaac
Performer:  Natasha Lipkina (Viola), Nathaniel Rosen (Cello), Nina Bodnar (Violin),
Arturo Delmoni (Violin)
Period: Renaissance 
17. He Shall Feed His Flock by John Ness Beck
Performer:  Natasha Lipkina (Viola), Nathaniel Rosen (Cello), Nina Bodnar (Violin),
Arturo Delmoni (Violin)
18. Cherry Tree Carol by Traditional
Performer:  Natasha Lipkina (Viola), Nathaniel Rosen (Cello), Nina Bodnar (Violin),
Arturo Delmoni (Violin)
Written: England 
19. O Jesulein süss, o Jesulein mild by Samuel Scheidt
Performer:  Natasha Lipkina (Viola), Nathaniel Rosen (Cello), Nina Bodnar (Violin),
Arturo Delmoni (Violin)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1650; Halle, Germany 
20. Lute-book lullaby by Traditional
Performer:  Natasha Lipkina (Viola), Nathaniel Rosen (Cello), Nina Bodnar (Violin),
Arturo Delmoni (Violin)
21. Wexford Carol by Traditional
Performer:  Natasha Lipkina (Viola), Nathaniel Rosen (Cello), Nina Bodnar (Violin),
Arturo Delmoni (Violin)
Written: Ireland 
22. How brightly shone the morning star by Traditional
Performer:  Emily Mitchell (Harp), Arturo Delmoni (Violin), Nina Bodnar (Violin),
Natasha Lipkina (Viola), Nathaniel Rosen (Cello)

Featured Sound Samples

Ave Maria (Gounod)
In the Bleak Mid-Winter (Holst)
Was mir behagt, ist nur die muntre Jagd!, BWV 208 "Hunt Cantata" (Bach): Schafe können sicher weiden (Sheep May Safely Graze)
Once in Royal David's City (Gauntlett)
Ding Dong! Merrily On High (Traditional)

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