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PV 7861

The Spirit of Christmas Past

The Classical Shop
release date: December 2007

Originally recorded in 2007

Artists:

Basil Rathbone


Celebrity Quartet


Charles Laughton


John Charles Thomas

baritone

Lawrence Tibbett

baritone

Ernestine Schumann-Heink

contralto

Elisabeth Schumann

soprano

Rosa Ponselle

soprano

Claudia Muzio

soprano

Alma Gluck

soprano

Lotte Lehmann

soprano

Emmy Destin

soprano

Sigrid Onegin

soprano

John McCormack

tenor

Beniamino Gigli

tenor

Enrico Caruso

tenor

Giovanni Martinelli

tenor

Karl Erb

tenor

Paul Planel

tenor

Richard Crooks

tenor

Record Label
Prima Voce

Genre:

Christmas


Vocal & Song

Total Time - 74:29
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TRADITIONAL

1 

Adeste fideles

4:05
 John McCormack tenor
     
 

JOHANN NEPOMUK HUMMEL

2 

Hallelujah

3:29
 Emmy Destin soprano
     
 

ADOLPHE ADAM

3 

Cantique de Noël

4:18
 Enrico Caruso tenor
     
 

CHARLES-FRANCOIS GOUNOD

4 

Ave Maria

4:44
 Alma Gluck soprano
     
 

HANNS EISLER

5 

The oldest Christmas story

3:10
 Charles Laughton
     
 

JOHN STAINER

6 

The Coventry Carol

3:13
  Celebrity Quartet
     
 

CESAR FRANCK

7 

Panis Angelicus

4:07
 Richard Crooks tenor
     
 

TRADITIONAL

8 

O du fröliche

3:05
 Lotte Lehmann soprano
     
 

FREDERICK MARTENS

9 

Gesu Bambino

4:02
 Giovanni Martinelli tenor
     
 

HECTOR BERLIOZ

10 

L'Enface du Christ, Le repos de la Sainte Famille

6:55
 Paul Planel tenor
     
 

HUGO WOLF

11 

Schlafendes Jesuskind

3:33
 Elisabeth Schumann soprano
     
 

JOHANN CARL GOTTFRIED LŒWE

12 

Des fremden Kindes heil'ger Christ

3:17
 Karl Erb tenor
     
 

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

13 

Alleluja

3:22
 Sigrid Onegin soprano
     
 

FRANZ SCHUBERT

14 

Ave Maria

5:17
 Rosa Ponselle soprano
     
 

ALOIS MELICHAR

15 

Mille cherubini in coro

2:34
 Beniamino Gigli tenor
     
 

JOHANN BAPTIST JOSEPH MAXIMILIAN REGER

16 

La ninna nanna della Vergine

2:51
 Claudia Muzio soprano
     
 

ELINOR REMICK

17 

Christmas candle

2:35
 John Charles Thomas baritone
     
 

TRADITIONAL

18 

A star was his candle

2:42
 Lawrence Tibbett baritone
     
 

CLEMENT-CLARKE MOORE

19 

The night before Christmas

3:14
 Basil Rathbone
     
 

FRANZ XAVER GRUBER

20 

Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht

3:56
 Ernestine Schumann-Heink contralto
The Spirit of Christmas Past

This is a superb collection of Christmas music made in the golden era of early recordings. Here you will find the names of the legendary Enrico Caruso, sounding magical in Adam’s Cantique de Noël, along with some of the other great names in opera history: Benjamino Gigli, Ernestine Schumann-Heink, Rosa Ponselle and John McCormack. Even such screen icons as Charles Laughton are found on this CD, which wonderfully evokes not only a warm Christmas spirit, but casts a wonderfully nostalgic glow over the listener. Here are singers full of individual personality and character in gorgeous and equally varied repertoire.

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