A Program for the Holidays

December 23, 2017, 4:30 pm

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Larry offers four settings of the Ave Maria sung by Leontyne Price, Jeanette MacDonald, and Carol Vaness. Paul Robeson will sing two carols recalling the Nativity.


Schubert: “Ave Maria”
Leontyne Price with the Choir of Men and Boys of St. Thomas Episcopal Church with George Decker, organ RCA 09026‐63260‐2

Traditional/arr. Hall Johnson, “Mary Had a Baby”
Paul Robeson with Ruthland Clapham, piano
Recorded in London in 1931
EMI 2 15590 2

Verdi: Otello, “Ave Maria”
Carol Vaness with the Munich Radio Orchestra
Conducted by Roberto Abbado
RCA 09026‐63260‐2

Verdi: Quattro Pezzi Sacri, “Ave Maria”
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus
Conducted by Zubin Mehta
Recorded in Los Angeles in 1970
DECCA 289 467 121‐2

Gruber: “Silent Night”
Paul Robeson with Orchestra
Conducted by Ronnie Munro
Recorded in London in 1937
EMI 2 15598 2

Bach‐Gounod: “Ave Maria”
Jeanette MacDonald with Orchestra
Conducted by Giuseppe Bamboschek
Recorded in Hollywood in 1939
RCA 09026‐63260‐2