Christmas Adagios / Karajan, Pavarotti, Gheorghiu, Et Al

Release Date: 10/9/2001
Label: Decca
Catalog Number: 2894685032
Number of Discs: 2

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Works on This Recording
1. Ellens Gesang III, D 839/Op. 52 no 6 "Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert
Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1825 ; Vienna, Austria
2. In the bleak mid-winter by Harold Edwin Darke
Performer: Ian Bostridge (Tenor), Rosemary Joshua (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1911 ; England
3. Lully, lulla, thow littel tyne child "Coventry Carol" by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ; England
4. Away in a manger by William James Kirkpatrick
Performer: Mark Tinkler (Boy Soprano)
Conductor: George Guest
Period: 20th Century
5. Gabriel's message by Traditional
Conductor: John Rutter
6. Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 10, Sinfonia in G major by Johann Sebastian Bach
Period: Baroque
Written: 1734-1735 ; Leipzig, Germany
7. L'enfance du Christ, Op. 25: L'adieu des bergers by Hector Berlioz
Period: Romantic
Written: 1850-1854 ; France
8. Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: no 19, Schlafe, mein Liebster by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Marilyn Horne (Mezzo Soprano)
Conductor: Henry Lewis
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Cantata Orchestra
Period: Baroque
9. Songs (5), Op. 49: no 4, Wiegenlied by Johannes Brahms
Performer: Renata Tebaldi (Soprano)
Conductor: Anton Guadagno
Orchestra/Ensemble: New Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1868 ; Austria
10. While shepherds watched their flocks by night by Traditional
Performer: Stephen Cleobury (Organ)
Conductor: George Guest
Period: Renaissance
Written: by 1592 ; England
11. Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93: 2nd movement, Largo by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Eduardo Fernandez (Guitar)
Conductor: George Malcolm
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Baroque
12. Alma Redemptoris mater by Giovanni Palestrina
Performer: Julian Podger (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Monteverdi Choir
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ; Italy
13. O magnum mysterium by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer: John Angelo Messana (Countertenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Monteverdi Choir
Period: Renaissance
Written: by 1587 ; Italy
14. Once in Royal David's City by Henry John Gauntlett
Performer: David [Organ] Briggs (Organ), Robin Barter (Boy Soprano)
Conductor: Stephen Cleobury
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Romantic
Written: 19th Century ; England
15. O Tannenbaum by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble: Vienna Boys' Choir
16. English Hymnal: O little town of Bethlehem by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1906 ; England
17. Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Bach Choir
Period: Classical
Written: 1818 ; Austria
18. Gloria in excelsis by Robert Cowper
Performer: Julian Podger (Tenor), Katherine Fuge (Soprano), Nicola Jenkin (Soprano), Elinor Carter (Alto)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Monteverdi Choir
Period: Renaissance
19. Concerto for Violin in F minor, Op. 8 no 4/RV 297 "L'inverno": 2nd movement, Largo by Antonio Vivaldi
Performer: Alan Loveday (Violin)
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Venice, Italy
20. The first nowell by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge King's College Choir
21. In dulci jubilo by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bach Choir
Period: Medieval
Written: 12th Century ; Germany
23. Crown of Roses by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: John Rutter
Orchestra/Ensemble: Clare College Choir
Period: Romantic
24. A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28: Balulalow by Benjamin Britten
Performer: Anthony Way (Boy Soprano), Lucy Wakeford (Harp )
Conductor: John Scott
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Paul's Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1942 ; England
25. Ave Maria by Charles Gounod
Performer: Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1859 ; France
26. Vesperae solennes de confessore, K 339: Laudate Dominum by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor: Sir Colin Davis
Period: Classical
Written: 1780 ; Salzburg, Austria
27. The infant king by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge King's College Choir
28. Lullaby my Jesus by Peter Warlock
Conductor: David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble: Winchester Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century
29. What child is this? by Traditional
Performer: Anthony Way (Boy Soprano), Tom Finucane (Lute)
Period: Renaissance
Written: 16th Century ; England
30. Les contes d'Hoffmann: Barcarolle by Jacques Offenbach
Conductor: Richard Bonynge
Orchestra/Ensemble: Suisse Romande Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1881 ; Paris, France
31. It came upon the midnight clear by Richard Storrs Willis
Performer: Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
32. Holiday Inn: White Christmas by Irving Berlin
Performer: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor: Carl Davis
Orchestra/Ensemble: London Voices, Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1942 ; USA
33. Lubi-Te-voi, Doamme by Evghenie Humulescu
Performer: Angela Gheorghiu (Soprano)
Conductor: Ion Marin
34. See amid the winter's snow by Traditional
Conductor: David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge King's College Choir
35. Minuit, Chrétiens "O holy night" by Adolphe Adam
Performer: Leontyne Price (Soprano)
Period: Romantic
36. Panis angelicus by César Franck
Performer: Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Soprano)
Conductor: Barry Rose
Orchestra/Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1872 ; France
37. O Jesulein süss, O Jesulein mild, BWV 493 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Simon Preston (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Cambridge King's College Choir
Period: Baroque
Written: by 1736 ; Leipzig, Germany
38. Süsser Trost, mein Jesus kömmt, BWV 151: Excerpt(s) by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Agnes Giebel (Soprano)
Orchestra/Ensemble: German Bach Soloists
Period: Baroque
Written: 1725 ; Leipzig, Germany
39. Zastupnice userdnaja by Pavel Chesnokov
Conductor: Nikolai Korniev
Orchestra/Ensemble: St. Petersburg Chamber Choir
40. The blessed Son of God by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Conductor: David Hill
Orchestra/Ensemble: Winchester Cathedral Choir
Period: 20th Century
41. The Lamb "Little Lamb, who made thee?" by John Tavener
Orchestra/Ensemble: Monteverdi Choir
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1982 ; England
42. Mille cherubini in coro by Alois Melichar
Performer: Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor)
Orchestra/Ensemble: National Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
43. Weihnachtslieder (6), Op. 8: no 3, Die Könige by Peter Cornelius
Performer: Gerald Finley (Baritone)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1856/1870 ; Weimar, Germany
44. Musae Sioniae: Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen by Michael Praetorius
Orchestra/Ensemble: Monteverdi Choir
Period: Renaissance
Written: by 1609 ; Germany
45. Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6: no 8 in G minor "Christmas" - 7th movement, Largo "Pastorale" by Arcangelo Corelli
Period: Baroque
46. Musae Sioniae: Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen by Michael Praetorius
Orchestra/Ensemble: Monteverdi Choir
Period: Renaissance
Written: by 1609 ; Germany
47. Concerti grossi (12), Op. 6: no 8 in G minor "Christmas" - 7th movement, Largo "Pastorale" by Arcangelo Corelli
Period: Baroque
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