My Playlist for the Christmas Season

Release Date: 11/9/2018
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8578349
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
The nights are drawing in, there’s a nip in the air, and everywhere you go there are twinkling lights- it’s time to prepare for Christmas! Let this album of festive classical works help you to get ready for the holidays as you light the Advent candle with Chilcott, build a snowman with Korngold, untangle the fairy lights with Liszt and get the box of baubles down from the loft with Tchaikovsky. Classical evergreens are here alongside some modern tunes like “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer,” and Irving Berlin’s perennial classic “White Christmas.” Then, once the halls have been decked and the presents are placed underneath the tree, have yourself a merry, musical Christmas!
Works on This Recording
1. Deck the Halls by Traditional
Conductor: Peter Breiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
1. The Present Song by Sasha Johnson Manning
Conductor: Richard Tanner
2. Les saisons, Op. 37b: no 12, Décembre "Noël" by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Period: Romantic
2. Sikken voldsom trængsel - Nu er det jul igen by Anonymous
Conductor: Bo Holten
Orchestra/Ensemble: Musica Ficta
3. The Advent Candle, for chorus by Robert Chilcott
Performer: Tanya [Harp] Houghton (Harp )
Conductor: Matthew Berry
Orchestra/Ensemble: Commotio
Period: Contemporary
Written: 2011 ;
3. Piano Puzzlers: Deck the Hall by Bruce Adolphe
Performer: Carlo Grante (Piano)
4. Winter Wonderland by Felix Bernard
Conductor: Richard Hayman
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1934 ; USA
5. Carol of the Bells by Mykola Leontovych
Orchestra/Ensemble: Eaken Piano Trio
Period: Modern
Written: 1910 ; Ukraine
6. We three kings by John Henry Hopkins Jr.
Orchestra/Ensemble: Eaken Piano Trio
Period: 20th Century
7. Der Schneemann: Serenade by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
Performer: Benjamin Loeb (Piano), Joseph Lin (Violin)
Period: 20th Century
Written: by 1908 ; Vienna, Austria
8. Weihnachtsbaum for Piano, S 186: no 5, Scherzoso by Franz Liszt
Conductor: Gavin Sutherland
Orchestra/Ensemble: RTÉ Concert Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874-1876 ; Rome, Italy
9. Fêtes de Noël, Op. 41: no 3, Chanteurs de noëls by Sergei Lyapunov
Performer: Eteri Andjaparidze (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1910 ; Russia
10. Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 1b, Act 1 - Decorating the Christmas Tree by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Ondrej Lenárd
Orchestra/Ensemble: Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic
Written: 1891-1892 ; Russia
11. Gloucestershire Wassail, 'Wassail, wassail all over the town!' by Traditional
Conductor: Peter Breiner
12. Weihnachtsbaum for Piano, S 186: no 3, Die Hirten an der Krippe by Franz Liszt
Performer: Eteri Andjaparidze (Piano)
Period: Romantic
Written: 1874-1876 ; Rome, Italy
13. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Johnny Marks
Conductor: Richard Hayman
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1949 ; USA
14. Holiday Inn: White Christmas by Irving Berlin
Orchestra/Ensemble: Eaken Piano Trio
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1942 ; USA
15. Dream of a Merry Christmas for Piano, FS 34 by Carl Nielsen
Performer: Peter Seivewright (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1905 ; Denmark
16. Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson
Conductor: Richard Hayman
Orchestra/Ensemble: Richard Hayman Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1948 ; USA
17. Meet Me in St. Louis: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Ralph Blane
Orchestra/Ensemble: Eaken Piano Trio
Period: Modern
Written: circa 1944 ; United States
18. Deck the Halls by Traditional
Conductor: Peter Breiner
Orchestra/Ensemble: Nicolaus Esterházy Sinfonia
19. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Johnny Marks
Conductor: Richard Hayman
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1949 ; USA
20. The Present Song by Sasha Johnson Manning
Conductor: Richard Tanner
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