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The Three Tenors Christmas / Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti


Release Date: 10/31/2000 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 89131   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Adolphe AdamJohn Francis WadeLuciano PavarottiTraditional,   ... 
Performer:  Placido DomingoLuciano PavarottiJosé Carreras
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony OrchestraGumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 4 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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It's improbable that anyone even mildly interested in music would be unfamiliar with the phenomenon that is the Three Tenors--the veteran singers Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, and José Carreras assembled a crowd-pleasing program combining classical arias and popular songs to celebrate the 1990 World Cup in Rome and subsequently parlayed the spectacular success of the event into a series of enormously popular CDs and concert appearances.
The Tenors, here in conjunction with Steven Mercurio and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, apply their tried-and-true formula to a holiday format--the selections offered are from a Christmas concert in Vienna in December of 1999 and again feature
Read more a variety of classical favorites and popular and traditional songs and carols along with a few surprises such as "Feliz Navidad," "Amazing Grace," and "Happy Christmas/War is Over" by John Lennon and Yoko Ono. The trio brings its usual energy and enthusiasm to bear on the proceedings, creating an atmosphere of high spirits and conviviality. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night" by Adolphe Adam
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: France 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1999 
Venue:  Live  Concert House, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Language: French 
Notes: Arranged: Luca Logi 
2.
Adeste fideles "O come, all ye faithful" by John Francis Wade
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1782; England 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1999 
Venue:  Live  Concert House, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Arranged: Luca Logi 
3.
Ave Maria, dolce Maria by Luciano Pavarotti
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1999 
Venue:  Live  Concert House, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Benvenuti.
Arranged: Luca Logi 
4.
O Tannenbaum by Traditional
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), José Carreras (Tenor), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Written: Westphalia, Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1999 
Venue:  Live  Concert House, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 56 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is sung in both German and English.
Arranged: Christian Kolonovits 
5.
Tu scendi dalle stelle by Traditional
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Written: Italy 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1999 
Venue:  Live  Concert House, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Arranged: Giancarlo Chiaramello 
6.
Amazing Grace by Traditional
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), Placido Domingo (Tenor), José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra
Date of Recording: 12/23/1999 
Venue:  Live  Concert House, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Christian Kolonovits 
7.
Holiday Inn: White Christmas by Irving Berlin
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), José Carreras (Tenor), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1999 
Venue:  Live  Concert House, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Christian Kolonovits 
8.
Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor), Placido Domingo (Tenor), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1999 
Venue:  Live  Concert House, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 5 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: Arranged: Christian Kolonovits 
9.
Pregária by N. Alvarez Solar-Quintes
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Spain 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1999 
Venue:  Live  Concert House, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
Notes: Arranged: Luca Logi 
10.
Susanni by Traditional
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), José Carreras (Tenor), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1999 
Venue:  Live  Concert House, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 8 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: Arranged: Christian Kolonovits 
11.
Happy Christmas (War Is Over) by John Lennon
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), José Carreras (Tenor), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 1971; England 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1999 
Venue:  Live  Concert House, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This work was written in collaboration with Yoko Ono.
Arranged: Christian Kolonovits 
12.
The Little Drummer Boy "Carol of the Drum" by Katherine K. Davis
Performer:  José Carreras (Tenor), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1958; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1999 
Venue:  Live  Concert House, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Luca Logi 
13.
I'll Be Home for Christmas by Kim Gannon
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), José Carreras (Tenor), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1943; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1999 
Venue:  Live  Concert House, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Luca Logi 
14.
Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), José Carreras (Tenor), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Date of Recording: 12/23/1999 
Venue:  Live  Concert House, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 48 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Christian Kolonovits 
15.
Winter Wonderland by Felix Bernard
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), José Carreras (Tenor), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1934; USA 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1999 
Venue:  Live  Concert House, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 1 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Christian Kolonovits 
16.
Feliz Navidad by José Feliciano
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), José Carreras (Tenor), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1999 
Venue:  Live  Concert House, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is sung in both English and Spanish.
Arranged: Christian Kolonovits 
17.
La Virgen Lava Pañales by Traditional
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), José Carreras (Tenor), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Written: Mexico 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1999 
Venue:  Live  Concert House, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 7 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
Notes: Arranged: Luca Logi 
18.
Dormi, o bambino by Traditional
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), José Carreras (Tenor), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Written: Poland 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1999 
Venue:  Live  Concert House, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
Notes: Arranged: Christian Kolonovits 
19.
Songs (5), Op. 49: no 4, Wiegenlied by Johannes Brahms
Performer:  Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), José Carreras (Tenor), Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1999 
Venue:  Live  Concert House, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: Arranged: Luca Logi 
20.
Wiegenlied, AV 41 by Richard Strauss
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor), Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor), José Carreras (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1878; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1999 
Venue:  Live  Concert House, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 4 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: Arranged: Christian Kolonovits 
21.
Un nuevo siglo by Domingo, Placido, Jr.
Performer:  Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor:  Steven Mercurio
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Symphony Orchestra,  Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 12/23/1999 
Venue:  Live  Concert House, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 3 Minutes 55 Secs. 
Language: Spanish 
Notes: Arranged: Luca Logi 

Sound Samples

Cantique de nöel (O Holy Night) (Voice)
Adeste Fideles (Voice)
Ave Maria, dolce Maria (Voice)
Wiegenlied (Voice)
Oh Tannenbaum (Voice)
Tu scendi dalle stelle (Voice)
Amazing Grace (Voice)
White Christmas (Voice)
Dormi, O bambino (Voice)
Silent Night (Voice)
Pregaría (El cant de l'ánima a la Verge)
Susani (Voice)
Happy Christmas/War is Over (Voice)
Wiegenlied
Carol of the Drum (The Little Drummer Boy) (Voice)
La virgen lava pañales (Voice)
I'll Be Home for Christmas (Voice)
Sleigh Ride (Voice)
Winter Wonderland (Voice)
Un nuevo siglo (Voice)
Feliz Navidad

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