Angels: Christmas with the Great Sopranos

Angels: Christmas with the Great Sopranos

     
 
Celebrate Christmas with some of the most beautiful melodies written for the holidays and sung by the most gorgeous voices. With opera stars both past and present, from Leontyne Price and Joan Sutherland to Renée Fleming and Angela Gheorghiu, this generously filled CD includes everyone’s favorite songs, including “O Holy Night,” “Silent Night,” “Hark! The herald

Overview

Celebrate Christmas with some of the most beautiful melodies written for the holidays and sung by the most gorgeous voices. With opera stars both past and present, from Leontyne Price and Joan Sutherland to Renée Fleming and Angela Gheorghiu, this generously filled CD includes everyone’s favorite songs, including “O Holy Night,” “Silent Night,” “Hark! The herald Angels Sing” and much more. From the Label

Product Details

Release Date:
10/14/2008
Label:
Decca
UPC:
0028947803379
catalogNumber:
001207202

Tracks

  1. Cantique de Noël for voice & orchestra "O Holy Night"  -  Adolphe Adam  - Leontyne Price  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  - Herbert von Karajan  - Dirk Rudolph  -  Dwight
  2. Ellens Gesang III ("Ave Maria"), song for voice & piano, D. 839 (Op. 52/6)  - Franz Schubert  - Andreas Delfs  - Renée Fleming  -  Royal Philharmonic Orchestra  - Walter Scott  - Dirk Rudolph  -  Storck  -  Hazell
  3. Requiem, for 2 solo voices, chorus, organ & orchestra, Op. 48: Pie Jesu  - Gabriel Fauré  - Charles Dutoit  - Kiri Te Kanawa  -  Montreal Symphony Orchestra  - Dirk Rudolph  -  Hazell
  4. Good King Wenceslas (Piae Cantiones, 1582)  - Christmas Traditional  - Joan Sutherland  -  Ambrosian Singers  - Valda Aveling  - Richard Bonynge  - Patricia Clark  - Douglas Gamley  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra  - Dirk Rudolph  - John Mason Neale
  5. Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht (Silent Night)  - Franz Gruber  - George Thalben-Ball  - Douglas Gamley  - Joseph Mohr  - Renata Tebaldi  - Dirk Rudolph
  6. Wiegenlied ("Guten Abend, gut Nacht"), song for voice & piano, Op. 49/4  - Johannes Brahms  - Angela Gheorghiu  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Ion Marin  - Georg Scherer  - Dirk Rudolph  -  Hazell
  7. Otello, opera: Ave Maria, piena di grazia  - Giuseppe Verdi  - Giuseppe Sinopoli  - Arrigo Boito  - Mirella Freni  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra  - Dirk Rudolph
  8. Vesperae solennes de confessore for soloists, chorus & orchestra, K. 339: Laudate Dominum  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  - Barbara Bonney  -  Choir of the English Concert  -  English Concert  - Trevor Pinnock  - Dirk Rudolph
  9. Messiah, oratorio, HWV 56: I know that my Redeemer liveth  - George Frideric Handel  - Neville Marriner  -  Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields  - Sylvia McNair  - Dirk Rudolph
  10. Hark! the Herald Angels Sing (adapted by W. H. Cummings from Mendelssohn's Festgesang for the Gutenberg Festival)  - Felix Mendelssohn  - Charles Wesley  - Leontyne Price  -  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra  - Herbert von Karajan  - Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde  - Dirk Rudolph  - Wiener Großstadtkinderchor
  11. Cantata No. 147, "Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben," BWV 147 (BC A174): Jesus bleibet meine Freude  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Andreas Delfs  - Renée Fleming  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Dirk Rudolph
  12. Samson, oratorio, HWV 57: Let the bright seraphim  - George Frideric Handel  -  St. Paul's Cathedral Choir, London  -  English Chamber Orchestra  - Kiri Te Kanawa  - Barry Rose  - Crispian Steele-Perkins  -  Hamilton  - Dirk Rudolph
  13. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear  - Richard Storrs Willis  - Joan Sutherland  - Richard Bonynge  - Douglas Gamley  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra  - Dirk Rudolph
  14. Ave Maria, for voice & orchestra (adapted from Intermezzo of "Cavalleria Rusticana")  - Pietro Mascagni  - Angela Gheorghiu  -  London Philharmonic Orchestra  - Ion Marin  - Dirk Rudolph  -  Casa Musicale Sonzogno di Piero Ostali, Milano
  15. O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fidelis)  - John Francis Wade  -  Ambrosian Singers  - Anton Guadagno  -  New Philharmonia Orchestra  - Renata Tebaldi  - Dirk Rudolph
  16. Exsultate, jubilate, motet for soprano & orchestra, K. 165 (K. 158a): Alleluia  - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart  -  English Baroque Soloists  - John Eliot Gardiner  - Sylvia McNair  - Dirk Rudolph

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