100 Christmas Masterworks

Release Date: 11/9/2018
Catalog Number: 4836001
Number of Discs: 5

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Note: A complete tracklist for this release is currently under development. - ArkivMusic

This imaginatively-curated, generously-filled Christmas package is sure to find favor during this and future holiday seasons. Why? Because it packs in every conceivable carol, tune, choral work or song in timeless performances from the greatest artists in the world: singers of immense communicative gifts including Cecilia Bartoli, Bryn Terfel, Renée Fleming and Luciano Pavarotti to name but four. It truly offers something of every Christmas mind, spirit, and looks fantastic.
Works on This Recording
1. In dulci jubilo by Michael Praetorius
Period: Renaissance
Written: by 1619 ; Germany
2. Messiah, HWV 56: Rejoice greatly, o daughter of Zion by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Arleen Augér (Soprano)
Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Concert
Period: Baroque
Written: 1742 ; London, England
3. Vesperae solennes de confessore, K 339: Laudate Dominum by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Kay Johannsen (Organ), Rachel Harnisch (Soprano)
Conductor: Claudio Abbado
Period: Classical
Written: 1780 ; Salzburg, Austria
4. Weihnachtslieder (6), Op. 8 by Peter Cornelius
Performer: Bryn Terfel (Bass Baritone), Malcolm Martineau (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1856/1870 ; Weimar, Germany
5. Messe solennelle, Op. 12, M. 61: Panis angelicus by César Franck
Performer: Placido Domingo (Tenor)
Conductor: Marcello Viotti
6. Samson, HWV 57: Let the bright Seraphim by George Frideric Handel
Performer: Sheila Armstrong (Soprano)
Conductor: Karl Richter
Orchestra/Ensemble: Munich Bach Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1743 ; London, England
7. Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: Jesu bleibet meine Freude "Jesu, joy of man's desiring" by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Renée Fleming (Soprano)
Conductor: Andreas Delfs
Orchestra/Ensemble: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque
Written: 1723 ; Leipzig, Germany
8. Beata viscera by Pérotin
Performer: Cecilia Bartoli (Mezzo Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Sistine Chapel Choir
Period: Medieval
Written: circa 1200 ; France
9. Songs (2) for Alto, Viola and Piano, Op. 91: no 2, Geistliches Wiegenlied by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Daniel Barenboim (Piano), Jessye Norman (Soprano), Wolfram Christ (Viola)
Period: Romantic
Written: ?1864-84 ; Austria
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