Imagine Christmas

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Album Name Dauer Format Auflösung Preis
Imagine Christmas 0:38:23 20,00 €
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# Track Title Dauer Format Auflösung Preis
1 Frosty the Snowman (Arr. Ensemble Galilei) 02:36 192/24 Album only
2 The Seasons, Op. 37a, TH 135: XII. December Christmas 04:08 192/24 Album only
3 White Christmas (Arr. J. Heifetz & D. Shen) 03:41 192/24 Album only
4 Holly Jolly Christmas (Arr. S. Chonabayashi) 02:15 192/24 Album only
5 Walking in the Air (From The Snowman) (Arr. R. McFarlane) 02:54 192/24 Album only
6 'Twas the Night Before Christmas 03:56 192/24 Album only
7 Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (Arr. K. Bates) 02:32 192/24 Album only
8 Christmas Time Is Here (From A Charlie Brown Christmas) (Arr. C. Nei) 03:06 192/24 Album only
9 Joy to the World (Arr. Cuarteto Latinamericano) 01:45 192/24 Album only
10 Good King Wenceslas (Arr. S. Goodyear) 02:55 192/24 Album only
11 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Arr. P. Mansfield) 02:42 192/24 Album only
12 Silent Night, H. 145 (Arr. American Contemporary Music Ensemble) 05:54 192/24 Album only

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℗ 2017 Sono Luminus
© 2017 Sono Luminus

Note the three striking elements on this album, from the minute you press play. The first is the quality of the performances. These are top-level musicians bringing their same superlative artistry to Christmas favorites that they do to a Schubert quartet or Taverner score. The second is the sterling quality of the recording. If there is a sonic equivalent to sipping a hot toddy while curled up before a roaring fire, it is Sono Luminus’s peerless mixes and captures. Third–and in every way as essential as the previous two–this is a kaleidoscopic collection of styles and interpretations of beloved songs and carols that keeps one eager for the next number. With such a fetching variety of artists and approaches, you will find yourself going top-to-tail on this one. Simplicity is an underrated avenue when it comes to holiday releases, so the entries by Irina Muresanu & Matei Varga, Bruce Levingston, Kathryn Bates, and Skylark Vocal Ensemble are a breath of proverbial fresh air. Muresanu’s seductive playing is a glimpse into the golden age of violin technique–lush vibrato and delicious sentimentality, which infuses “White Christmas” with every bit of nostalgia one could hope for.

Reviews

AnEarful's Best of 2017: Classical

"Christmas comes every year, in any case, and we're always looking for something new to play amidst the Bing Crosby classics. When guests pile into your house for Wassail and you're needing something whimsical that might satisfy everyone, try Imagine Christmas, in which artists from the Sono Luminus family put their own spin in familiar tunes, my favorite being ACME's (yes) imaginative take on Silent Night, a most unexpected delight." - AnEarful

WFMT's Best Classical Christmas Recordings of 2017

"Imagine Christmas is an album featuring twelve holiday classics re-imagined by some of the Sono Luminus label's top artists. Producer Dan Merceruio began asking artists coming to record at the label's renowned studio to consider providing a track for a new Christmas-themed album. He says, 'They could do anything they wanted with a Christmas classic, as long as they put their individual stamp on it.'" - Lisa Flynn