Karajan: The Christmas Album (CD)

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Karajan: The Christmas Album (CD)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Antonio Vivaldi
Ottorino Respighi
Johann Sebastian Bach
Release Date: November 10, 2014
Conductor: Herbert von Karajan
Leontyne Price
Michel Schwalbé
Mitglieder der Wiener Philharmoniker
Chor der Deutschen Oper Berlin
Wiener Singverein
Blechbläser-Ensemble der Berliner Philharmoniker
Label: Universal Music Classics
Number of discs: 1

Hear excerpts from the Maestro’s famous Baroque Christmas concertos CD, in addition to the celebrated Christmas disc he recorded with the great American soprano, Leontyne Price on Decca in 1961.

Included in this attractive digi-pack are photos from Herbert von Karajan’s snowy home in Anif, near Salzburg, which evoke the Christmas spirit of this album.

Track Listing:

1. Gruber: Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht
2. J.S. Bach: Magnificat In D Major, BWV 243 - Chorus: "Magnificat"
3. Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a - 2. Danses caractéristiques a. Marche (Tempo di marcia viva)
4. Anonymous: God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
5. Locatelli: Concerto Grosso In F Minor, Op.1, No.8 "Christmas Concerto" - 6. Pastorale - Andante
6. Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a - 2f. Danse des mirlitons (Moderato assai)
7. Adam: O Holy Night (Minuit Chrétien)
8. Corelli: Concerto Grosso In G Minor, Op.6, No.8 "fatto per la notte di Natale" - 5. Pastorale (Largo)
9. Mozart: Ave verum corpus, K.618 - Adagio (Live)
10. Manfredini: Concerto In C, Op.3, No.12 -"Christmas Concerto" - 1. Largo (Pastorale per il Santissimo Natale)
11. Mendelssohn: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
12. Respighi: Antiche danze ed arie per liuto, Suite III - 3. Siciliana. Andantino
13. Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a - 2b. Danse de la fée-Dragée (Andante non troppo)
14. Mozart: Mass In C, K.317 - 6. Agnus Dei; 7. Dona nobis pacem
15. Vivaldi: Concerto For Violin And Strings In F Minor, Op.8, No.4, R.297 "L'inverno" - 2. Largo
16. Eccard: Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her
17. Gounod: Ave Maria: Arr. From Bach's Prelude No.1 BWV 846
18. Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker Suite, Op.71a - 3. Valse des fleurs (Tempo di Valse)
19. Mozart: Exsultate, jubilate, K.165 - 4. Alleluia
20. Anonymous: O Tannenbaum


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