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Christmas In Berlin (CD)

Celebrate a classical festive season in Berlin with Deutsche Grammophon, with this beautiful 1-CD compilation presenting a colourful selection of Christmas music from Scheidt to Respighi. Christmas in Berlin features all-time favourites such as ‘Ave Maria’, ‘Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht’, ‘In dulci jubilo’, and many more, performed by Berlin’s famous orchestras and choirs––the Berliner Philharmoniker, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Berliner Barock Solisten, Berliner Händel-Chor––and acclaimed soloists, including Albrecht Mayer, and Rita Streich. Conductors herein include: Herbert von Karajan, Fritz Lehmann, and Kurt Gaebel.

TRACK LIST

GRUBER Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht
Blechbläserensemble der Berliner Philharmoniker

HANDEL Concerto grosso in E minor op. 6 no. 3 (HWV 321)
Leon Spierer · Emil Maas violin / Ottomar Borwitzky cello / Horst Goebel Edith Picht-Axenfeld harpsichord
Berliner Philharmoniker Herbert von Karajan

J.S. BACH / GOUNOD Ave Maria
Lisa Otto soprano
Berliner Händel-Chor Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin Günther Arndt

RINCK Alle Jahre wieder (Arr.: Kurt Gaebel)
Rita Streich soprano
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin Kurt Gaebel

GABRIELI Canzona a 8
Blechbläserensemble der Berliner Philharmoniker

J.S. BACH Concerto for Oboe, Violin, Strings and Basso Continuo in C minor BWV 1060R
Reconstructed after the Concerto for 2 Harpsichords, BWV 1060
Albrecht Mayer oboe Rainer Kussmaul violin
Berliner Barock Solisten

TRADITIONAL Süßer die Glocken nie klingen (Arr.: Kurt Gaebel)
Rita Streich soprano
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin Kurt Gaebel

J.S. BACH Ach, mein herzliebes Jesulein
No. 9 Chorale from the Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio) BWV 248
RIAS Kammerchor Berlin Berliner Motettenchor
Berliner Philharmoniker Fritz Lehmann

SCHUBERT Ave Maria D 839 (Arr.: Herbert Baumann)
Lisa Otto soprano
Berliner Händel-Chor Günther Arndt

SCHEIDT In dulci jubilo
No. 15 from Cantiones Sacrae, 1620 (Arr.: Hans-Dieter Schwarz)
Blechbläserensemble der Berliner Philharmoniker

J.S. BACH Sinfonia
No. 1 from the Cantata Tritt auf die Glaubensbahn BWV 152
Berliner Barock Solisten Rainer Kussmaul

ANONYMOUS Maria durch ein Dornwald ging (Arr.: Kurt Gaebel)
Rita Streich soprano
Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin Kurt Gaebel

J.S. BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major BWV 1047
Karlheinz Zöller flute · Lothar Koch oboe · Adolf Scherbaum trumpet · Michel Schwalbé violin
Berliner Philharmoniker Herbert von Karajan

MOZART Gloria from the Mass in C major “Coronation”, K 317
Sylvia McNair soprano · Delores Ziegler alto · Hans Peter Blochwitz tenor · Andreas Schmidt bass · Sigurd Brauns organ
RIAS Kammerchor Berlin Chorus Master: Marcus Creed
Berliner Philharmoniker James Levine

RESPIGHI Siciliana. Andantino from Antiche danze ed arie per liuto, Suite No. 3
Berliner Philharmoniker Herbert von Karajan

J.S. BACH Jauchzet, frohlocket
No. 1 Chorus from the Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio) BWV 248
RIAS Kammerchor Berlin Berliner Motettenchor
Berliner Philharmoniker Fritz Lehmann