Playlist for December 21-27, 2013

Hour One

Traditional: La Virgin Lava Pañales
Plácido Domingo, Tenor
Sony   53725   Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti: Christmas Favorites from Around the World"

Adolph Adam: Cantique de Noël
Plácido Domingo, Tenor
Sony   53725   Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti: Christmas Favorites from Around the World"

Katherine Davis: Carol of the Drum
Conductor: Steven Mercurio
Plácido Domingo and José Carreras, Tenors; Vienna Symphony; Gumpold Church Choir
Sony   89131    The Three Tenors Christmas: Carreras, Domingo, Pavarotti"

Ariel Ramirez: Navidad Nuestra Folk Drama of the Nativity, based on the Rhythms and Traditions of Hispanic America
Conductor: Joseph Holt
Manuel Melendez, Tenor; José Sacin, Tenor; Pablo Talamante, Tenor; Choral Arts Society of Washington
Naxos   8557542   Ramirez: Missa Criolla, Navidad Nuestra, Missa Luba

Joaquín Nin: Four Spanish Carols
Anne Sofie von Otter, Mezzo-soprano; Bengt Forsberg, Piano
Deutsche Grammophon    507302    Nöel: Anne Sofie von Otter, Bengt Forsberg

Esteben Salas: Clear Lights
Conductor: María Felicia Pérez
Exaudi Choir of Cuba
Jade   36088    A Latin American Baroque Christmas

Esteben Salas: The Merchant Ship Bringing Bread from Heaven
Conductor: María Felicia Pérez
Exaudi Choir of Cuba
Jade   36088    A Latin American Baroque Christmas

Manny Kurtz/Frances Military: Christmas Auld Lang Syne
Gloria Estefan, Vocal; Joshua Bell, Violin; Tiempo Libre
Sony   374318    Musical Gifts: Joshua Bell and Friends

Hour Two

Gaspar Fernandes: In a Lowly Stable
Conductor: Jordan Sramek
The Rose Ensemble; Piffaro
"Vamos a Belen: Christmas with the Rose Ensemble 2013"

Gaspar Fernandes: Tururu farara con son
Conductor: Jordan Sramek
The Rose Ensemble; Piffaro
"Vamos a Belen: Christmas with the Rose Ensemble 2013"

Giacomo Puccini: Excerpts from Act I of "La Bohème"
Conductor: Sir Thomas Beecham
Victoria de los Ángeles, Soprano; Jussi Björling, Robert Merrill, John Reardon, Giorgio Tozzi, Vocals
RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
EMI   67753    La Bohème: Beecham, de los Angeles, Björling

Traditional: Improvisation on Give Us Peace
Sergio and Odair Assad, Guitars
Sony   724414   Songs of Joy and Peace: Yo-Yo Ma and Friends

Traditional: Improvisation on Give Us Peace
Paquito D'Rivera, Clarinet; Alon Yavnai, Piano
Sony   724414   Songs of Joy and Peace: Yo-Yo Ma and Friends

Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Suite Arranged for Two Pianos
Martha Argerich, Nicolas Economu, Pianos
Deutsche Grammophon    449816    Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto 1, etc: Argerich, Abado