Anna Maria Kaufmann – Christmas with Love

Title: Christmas with Love

Catalogue No.: SM228

Release: 13.11.2015

Description

Christmas in a completely new, festive orchestral sound-robe: The Album “Love at Christmas” by star soprano Anna Maria Kaufmann. An album with echoes of film music / classical / American-Style, masterfully recorded with a renowned symphony orchestra: The Munich Symphony Orchestra. Anna Maria Kaufmann is accompanied by the enchanting 90-memberChildren’s choir of the Bavarian State Opera in several songs.

The album includes 14 traditional as well as lesser-known Christmas carols from around the world in completely new arrangements by Prof. Andreas Tarkmann (arrangements for Anna Netrebko, Placido Domingo and Jonas Kaufmann) and Nicholas Dodd (one of the leading film music arrangers and conductors in Hollywood, known e.g. for James Bond – Casino Royale / Quantum of Solace, as well as Independence Day and Stargate).

A very special highlight represents at the same time a world premiere. None other than the world-famous violinist Nigel Kennedy contributes with the specially composed song “Christmas?” to this album. Recorded with Kennedy’s own ensemble and the poignant voice of Anna Maria Kaufmann, who also acts as lyricist here, this song is a true Christmas gem.

An extraordinary album by an extraordinary singer, that will not only delight classical music fans!

Tracklist

1 When a child is born Music by ZACAR
Lyrics by Fred Jay
Produced by Patrick Hamilton
Arrangement by Nicholas Dodd
2 Maybe This Christmas Music & Lyrics by Ron Sexsmith Produced by Patrick Hamilton
Arrangement by Nicholas Dodd
3 Süßer die Glocken nie klingen Traditional Produced by Patrick Hamilton
Arrangement by Andreas N. Tarkmann
4 Santa Baby Music & Lyrics by J. Javits, P. Springer,
T. Springer
Produced by Patrick Hamilton
Arrangement by Andreas Kowalewitz
5 Winter Wonderland Music by Felix Bernard
Lyrics by Smith (Protected Share),
Richard B Dick
Produced by Patrick Hamilton
Arrangement by Matthias Bucher
6 Ave Maria Music by Giulio Caccini (1551-1618) Produced by Patrick Hamilton
Arrangement by Andreas N. Tarkmann
7 The Christmas Song Music & Lyrics by Mel Tormé Produced by Patrick Hamilton
Arrangement by Andreas Kowalewitz
8 Huron Carol Traditional Produced by Patrick Hamilton
Arrangement by Andreas N. Tarkmann
9 Jingle Bells Music & Lyrics by John Lord Piermont Produced by Patrick Hamilton
Arrangement by Andreas N. Tarkmann
10 Gesu Bambino Music & Lyrics by Pietro A. Yon Produced by Patrick Hamilton
Arrangement by Andreas N. Tarkmann
11 Oh Du Fröhliche Traditional Produced by Patrick Hamilton
Arrangement by Andreas N. Tarkmann
12 HappyXmas (War is over) Music & Lyrics by John Lennon/Yoko Ono Produced by Patrick Hamilton
Arrangement by Matthias Bucher
Arrangement children’s choir by Stellario Fagone
13 I’ll be home for Christmas Music & Lyrics by Kim Gannon,
Walter Kent, Buck Ram
Produced by Patrick Hamilton
Arrangement by Matthias Bucher
14 Hallelujah Music & Lyrics by Leonard Cohen Produced by Patrick Hamilton
Arrangement by Nicholas Dodd
15 Christmas? Music by Nigel Kennedy
Lyrics by Anna Maria Kaufmann
Produced & Arranged  by Nigel Kennedy
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