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The Classic Christmas Album

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* Composer: Adolphe Adam, Johann Sebastian Bach, Irving Berlin, Johannes Brahms, Arcangelo Corelli, et al.
* Conductor: Barry Rose, Ion Marin
* Audio CD (October 14, 1997)
* Number of Discs: 1
* Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Tracklist:

1.) Rondeau, for brass, strings & timpani (from Suite of Symphonies No. 1; "Masterpiece Theater" Theme)
Composed by Jean-Joseph Mouret
with Arthur Hannes, Simon Preston, Wolfgang Laubin, Norbert Schmitt


2.) Cantique de Noel for voice & orchestra, "O Holy Night"
Composed by Adolphe Adam
Performed by National Philharmonic Orchestra
with Luciano Pavarotti


3.) Nutcracker, suite from the ballet, Op. 71a March
Composed by Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
with Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra


4.) O Tannenbaum (O Christmas Tree) (German)
Composed by Christmas Traditional
with Vienna Boys' Choir


5.) German dance for orchestra in C major ("Die Schlittenfahrt"), K. 605/3
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
with Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra


6.) White Christmas, song (from "Holiday Inn")
Composed by Irving Berlin
Performed by Robert Russell Bennett, London Philharmonia Orchestra
with Bryn Terfel


7.) Cantata No. 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben," BWV 147 (BC A174) Jesus bleibet meine Freude
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
with Edward Brewer


8.) Ave Maria, for voice & piano (or other vocal arrangements; after Bach's Prelude No. 1 from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1)
Composed by Charles Gounod
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra
with Cheryl Studer
Conducted by Ion Marin


9.) Méditation, violin & orchestra version and various arrangements (from opera "Thäis")
Composed by Jules Massenet
with Anne-Sophie Mutter, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra


10.) Navedad Nuestra, cantata, for tenor, chorus & orchestra El Nacimiento, vidala catamarque±a
Composed by Ariel Ramirez
with Jose Carreras


11.) Judas Maccabaeus, oratorio, HWV 63 See, the Conquering Hero Comes
Composed by George Frideric Handel
with Arthur Hannes, Simon Preston, Wolfgang Laubin, Norbert Schmitt


12.) Cantata No. 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben," BWV 147 (BC A174) Jesus bleibet meine Freude
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
with English Baroque Soloists


13.) Requiem, for 2 solo voices, chorus, organ & orchestra, Op. 48 Pie Jesu
Composed by Gabriel Faure
Performed by London Philharmonia Orchestra
with Kathleen Battle


14.) Concerto Grosso in G minor ("Christmas Concerto"), Op. 6/8 Adagio
Composed by Arcangelo Corelli
with Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra


15.) Drei Kön'ge Wandern Aus Morgenland
Composed by Peter Cornelius
with Malcolm Martineau, Bryn Terfel


16.) Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (Silent Night)
Composed by Franz Xaver Gruber


17.) Ellens Gesang III ("Ave Maria"), song for voice & piano, D. 839 (Op. 52/6)
Composed by Franz Schubert
Performed by English Chamber Orchestra
with Kiri Te Kanawa, Thelma Owen
Conducted by Barry Rose


18.) Nutcracker, ballet, Op. 71 Dance of the Reed Pipes
Composed by Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
with Martha Argerich, Nicolas Economou


19.) Munequita Linda for voice & orchestra
Composed by Maria Grever
Performed by London Symphony Orchestra
with Placido Domingo
Conducted by Karl-Heinz Loges


20.) Songs (2) for alto, viola & piano, Op. 91 No 2, Geistliches Wiegenlied
Composed by Johannes Brahms
with Jessye Norman, Wolfram Christ, Daniel Barenboim


21.) Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56 Hallelujah
Composed by George Frideric Handel
with English Concert