Sounds of the season, part 2

CDc 4522
Karel Paukert plays the Hradetzky organ at St. Christopher’s by-the-River
Cleveland-based organist plays Advent and Christmas works

CDc 4582
A Roman Christmas: Italian concertos and cantatas.
Music of Stradella, Marcello, Scarlatti, Albinoni, and Corelli
Maya Boog, soprano; Jürgen Schuster, trumpet; Stefan Schilli, oboe; Cologne Chamber Orchestra; Helmut Müller-Brühl, conductor

CDc 5365
Gian-Carlo Menotti, Amahl and the night visitors.
A Christmas opera, written for NBC Television
Lorna Haywood (Mother); John Dobson (Kaspar); Donald Maxwell (Melchior); Curtis Watson (Balthazar); Christopher Painter (Page); James Rainbird (Amahl); Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; David Syrus, conductor

CDc 1393
Benjamin Britten, The choral works, vol. III.
Includes A Ceremony of Carols
The Sixteen; Harry Christophers, conductor; Margaret Phillips, organ; Sioned Williams, harp; Stephen Westrop, piano

CDc 1901
Daniel Pinkham, Christmas cantata, Advent cantata, and other works.
Boston Cecilia, Donald Teeters, conductor; James David Christie, organ; William Buonocore, mandolin; John Curtis, guitar; Carol Baum, harp; Barbara Bruns, piano; Lenox Brass; Ariel Wind Quintet; Boston Composers String Quartet

CDc 528
Francis Poulenc, Mass in G major; Quatre motets pour le temps de Noël, Quatre motets pour un temps de pénitence, & Quatre petites prières de Saint François d’Assise.
Donna Carter, soprano; Christopher Cock, tenor; Robert Shaw Festival Singers, Robert Shaw, conductor

CDc 1440
George Crumb, A little suite for Christmas, A.D. 1979
Lambert Orkis, piano


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