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December 28, 2008

Fernando Sor: Souvenir de Russie, Op. 63 (12:14)
David Starobin & Oren Fader, g's
Bridge 9272 "Favorite Tracks, Volume 1"

Chris Walden: Symphony #1, The Four Elements (40:45)
Hollywood Studio Sym Orch/Chris Walden
Origin Classical OC-33002

Prokofiev: Piano Sonata #2 in d, Op. 14
Sviatoslav Richter, p
BBC Legends BBCL-4245-2

Salzedo: Variations sur un thème dans le style ancien, Op. 30 (15:30)
Lavinia Meijer, h
Channel Classics CCS SA 28908

Excerpts from Robert Dowland's A Musical Banquet (1610)
Monika Mauch, s; Nigel North, l
ECM New Series 476 6397 "A Musical Banquet"

December 21, 2008

Trad: O come, all ye faithful (4:09)
Anon: Gaudete (1:49)
Chilcott: The Shepherd's Carol (2:44)
Trad: Nos galan (New Year's Eve) (1:57)
Delius: Sleigh Ride (5:44)
Cambridge Singers, Farnham Youth Choir, Royal Phil Orch/John Rutter
Collegium COLCD-133 "A Christmas Festival"

Anderson: Suite of Carols for String Orchestra (12:20)
BBC Concert Orch/Leonard Slatkin
Naxos 8.559621 "Leroy Anderson: Sleigh Ride & Other Holiday Favorites"

Elgar: Violin Concerto in b, Op. 61 (48:28)
Gil Shaham, v; Chicago Sym Orch/David Zinman
Canary Classics CC-06

Trad: Angels We Have Heard on High (2:15)
Thompson: Glory to God in the Highest (1:41)
Nelson: He Came Here for Me (3:10)
Lynch: Every Stone Shall Cry (4:20)
Rutter: Love Came Down at Christmas (2:50)
Trad: Hark, the Herald-Angels Sing (2:20)
Chicago Master Singers, Ars Viva String Orch/Alan Heatherington
Chicago Master Singers CD "What Sweeter Music"

Humperdinck, arr. Berntsen: Prelude to Hänsel und Gretel (4:48)
Brahms: Geistliches Wiegenlied (2:39)
Trad: Gloucestershire Wassail (1:52)
Pittsburgh Symphony Brass
Four Winds FW-3029 "A Song of Christmas"

December 14, 2008

Leroy Anderson: Suite of Carols for Woodwinds (10:44); Sleigh Ride (2:47)
BBC Concert Orch/Leonard Slatkin
Naxos 8.559621 "Anderson: Sleigh Ride & Other Holiday Favorites"

Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors (49:05)
Soloists, Members of the Nashville Sym Cho, Members of the Chicago Sym Cho, Nashville Sym Orch/Alastair Willis
Naxos 8.669019

Beethoven: Symphony #8 in F, Op 93 (24:42)
Tafelmusik Orch/Bruno Weil
Analekta AN2-9947

William Walker: The Babe of Bethlehem (4:32)
William Billings: Shiloh (1:59)
Anon: Morning Dawn (2:53)
Anon: Star in the East (4:16)
Trad: Jesus the Light of the World (3:18)
The Rose Ensemble
Rose 00009 "And Glory Shone Around"

December 7, 2008

Schubert: Du bist die Ruh (5:38); An die Musik (2:25); An eine Quelle (1:35); Der Sänger am Felsen (2:04); Abschied von der Harfe (2:04)
Matthias Goerne, br; Helmut Deutsch, p
Harmonia Mundi HMC-902004.05 (2 CDs) "An mein Herz"

Sibelius: Symphony #1 in e, Op. 39 (39:35)
London Sym Orch/Sir Colin Davis
LSO Live 0601

Trad: The Holly and the Ivy (2:45); O Little One Sweet (2:41); Song of the Nuns of Chester (2:29); Winter-Rose (2:26); In dulci jubilo (3:30)
Deller Consort
Vanguard Classics MC-192 (4 CDs) "Christmas Carols & Motets"

Ravel: Sonate posthume (16:00)
Jonathan Crow, v; Paul Stewart, p
Atma ACD2-2534

Messiaen: IV-VII from La transfiguration de notre seigneur Jésus-Christ (18:23)
Instrumental Soloists, Belgian Radio Cho, Hilversum Sym Orch/Reinbert de Leeuw
Naïve MO-782179 (6 CDs) "Olivier Messiaen"

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