For the Children

December 8, 2018, 4:30 pm

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The holiday season is always about children and the child that lives within us. We will hear lullabies by Kathleen Battle, Boris Christoff, Marilyn Horne, and Ian Bostridge. The prayer from Hänsel und Gretel is sung by Elisabeth Schwarzkopf and Elisabeth Grümmer. The Vienna Boys Choir sing a chorus from Bizet’s Carmen as well.


“March of the Toys” from Babes in Toyland by Victor Herbert
Boston “Pops” Orchestra; Arthur Fiedler, conductor
(Boston 1958. RCA VICTOR 09026‐61249‐2)

“Children’s Chorus” from Carmen by Georges Bizet
Vienna Boys Choir; Vienna Philharmonic; Herbert von Karajan, conductor
(Vienna 1963. RCA 74321‐39495‐2)

“Frère Jacques,” Traditional
Rita Streich, soprano; Chorus and Orchestra; Carl Michalski, conductor
(Berlin 1963 DGG 289 457 763‐2)

“A little child’s song” and “Berceuse” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Boris Christoff, bass; Alexandre Labinsky, piano
(Paris 1960 EMI 7 67500 2)

“Wiegenlied einer Mutter” by W.F.E. Bach and “Wiegenlied” by Johannes Brahms
Marilyn Horne, mezzo-soprano; Martin Katz, piano
(New York 1991. RCA VICTOR 09026‐61278‐2)

“Cradle song” by Peter Warlock
Ian Bostridge, tenor; Julius Drake, piano
(London 1999. EMI 7243 5 56830 2)

“The Little Horses,” Traditional
Kathleen Battle, soprano, with Ensemble
(New York 1994. SONY 88985381362‐05)

“Abends, will ich schlafen gehn” (When at night I go to sleep) from Hänsel und Gretel by Engelbert Humperdinck
Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, soprano; Elisabeth Grümmer, soprano; Philharmonia Orchestra; Herbert von Karajan, conductor
(London 1953. EMI CDM 7 69294 2)