Christmas in Vienna 2016: the complete concert, produced and broadcast by the ORF. Soloists: Angela Denoke (soprano), Vesselina Kasarova (soprano), Noah Stewart (tenor), Günter Haumer (baritone). Wiener Sängerknaben (Vienna Boys’ Choir), Wiener Singakademie (chorus of Vienna Singing Academy) and ORF Radio Symphonie Orchester Wien (ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna). Conductor: Erwin Ortner.
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Conducted by Jordi Savall, the orchestra with period instruments, Le Concert des Nations and La Capella Reial de Catalunya perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Magnificat, BWV 243, a musical setting of the biblical canticle Magnificat and one of Bach’s most popular choral works. Soloists: Hanna Bayodi-Hirt and Johannette Zomer (soprano), Damien Guillon (countertenor) (alto), David Murderloh (tenor), Stephan MacLeod (baritone).
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Conducted by the contemporary French classical and opera singer and orchestral conductor Nathalie Stutzmann, the Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo (São Paulo State Symphony – OSESP) and Coro Acadêmico e Coro da OSESP perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor (German: Große Messe in c-Moll), K. 427/417a. Soloists: Ekaterina Siurina (soprano), Emöke Barath (soprano), Marcos Thadeu (tenor), Sabah Teixeira (bass-baritone). Recorded at Sala São Paulo, Brazil, 17 September 2016. Published by Nathalie Stutzmann channel.
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Conducted by John Eliot Gardiner, Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Great Mass in C minor, K. 427/417a. Filmed at the Palau de la Música Catalana, Barcelona, in December 1991. Soloists: Barbara Bonney, Soprano; Anne Sofie von Otter, Mezzo-soprano; Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Tenor; Alastair Miles, Bass.
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Conducted by the German conductor Frieder Bernius, Radio Filharmonisch Orkest (Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra) and Netherlands Radio Choir perform Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Litaniae de venerabili altaris sacramento, KV 243. Mozart wrote this work in Salzburg in 1776. Recorded on March 24, 2017 at TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht. Soloists: Sarah Wegener (soprano), Sophie Harmsen (alto), İlker Arcayürek (tenor), Sebastian Noack (bass). Published by the AVROTROS Klassiek.
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Conducted by Philippe Herreweghe, the hr-Sinfonieorchester (Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra) and Collegium Vocale Gent perform Robert Schumann’s Paradise and the Peri, (German Das Paradies und die Peri), Op. 50, an oratorio for soloists, chorus, and orchestra. Recorded at the Alte Oper Frankfurt on 17 February 2017.
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Conducted by the Austrian violinist and conductor Thomas Zehetmair, Radio Kamer Filharmonie (Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic) and Groot Omroepkoor (Netherlands Radio Choir) perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125 (also known as “the Choral”). Completed in 1824, the symphony is one of the best-known works of the repertoire of classical music. Among critics, it is almost universally considered to be among Beethoven’s greatest works, and is considered by some to be the greatest piece of music ever written.
Soloists: Kelly God (soprano), Cécile van de Sant (mezzo-soprano), Gijs van der Linden (tenor) and Geert Smits (bass).
Recorded on April 12th, 2013 at Vredenburg Leidsche Rijn in Utrecht. Published by AVROTROS Klassiek.
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Conducted by Gustav Leonhardt, the Collegium Vocale Gent and the Musica Antiqua Amsterdam perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit (God’s time is the very best time), BWV 106, also known as Actus tragicus. The piece is an early sacred cantata composed in Mühlhausen, intended for a funeral.
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German choir of boys and young men in Windsbach, the Windsbacher Knabenchor Germany sings German Christmas carols. Conductor: Martin Lehmann. Recorded live in HD on December 20, 2015 at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, during the Sunday Morning Concert. Published by AVROTROS Klassiek.
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Conducted by Leonard Bernstein, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (Wiener Philharmoniker), Wiener Jeunesse Choir and the Uruguay-born Swiss pianist Homero Francesch as a soloist perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Fantasy in C minor for Piano, Chorus, and Orchestra, Op. 80; simply known as the “Choral Fantasy”.
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