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Sounds Like Christmas / Angelika Kirchschlager, Et Al

Kirchschlager / Stanko / Ensemble Amarcord / Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Release Date: 10/19/2004 
Label:  Euroarts   Catalog #: 2052128  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachGeorge Frideric HandelVarious
Performer:  Angelika KirchschlagerTomasz Stanko
Conductor:  Gottfried Von der Goltz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque OrchestraAmarcord
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Arias by Bach, Handel and Praetorius; Christmas carols; jazz improvisations; concertos by Corelli and Vivaldi, etc.

Angelika Kirchschlager, soprano
Tomasz Stanko, trumpet and his Quartet
Ensemble Amarcord
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, Gottfried von der Goltz

Picture Format: NTSC · 16:9 anamorphic; Sound Formats: PCM Stereo · Dolby Digital 5.1 · DTS 5.1; Region Code: 0; Subtitles: English, German, French; Booklet Notes: English, German, French; Running Time: 82 mins.

Presents the musical encounter between soprano Angelika Kirchschlager and jazz trumpeter Tomasz Stanko. Kirchschlager currently ranks among the most sought-after sopranos worldwide for both
Read more opera and concert-hall performance. Stanko enjoys a reputation as one of the most creative jazz trumpeters alive.

The soloists are accompanied by the outstanding Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. The Leipzig a-cappella ensemble Amarcord, consisting of former members of St. Thomas's Boys Choir, interpret popular Christmas tunes. Set in the attractive Cistercian monastery Schulpforte.

The concert footage is combined with charming motifs of snowy mountain landscapes and cities decorated for Christmas.

"Visually and vocally splendid." -- Gramophone Magazine on Angelika Kirchschlager

"Miles Davis is dead, long live Tomasz Stanko!" -- Rondo Magazine

"This is an orchestra that listens to itself; there's something organic about their performances, you almost feel them breathing together as they open their ears to one another…Ego-less entertainment, highly recommended." -- BBC Radio3 on the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
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Works on This Recording

1.
Work(s) by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Angelika Kirchschlager (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Gottfried Von der Goltz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
2.
Work(s) by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Angelika Kirchschlager (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor:  Gottfried Von der Goltz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
3.
Work(s) by Various
Performer:  Angelika Kirchschlager (Mezzo Soprano), Tomasz Stanko (Trumpet)
Conductor:  Gottfried Von der Goltz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Freiburg Baroque Orchestra,  Amarcord

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