Jonas Kaufmann - It's Christmas! (24/96 FLAC)
Jonas Kaufmann – It’s Christmas! (24/96 FLAC)

Performer: Jonas Kaufmann
Number of discs: 2
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Sony
Release: 2020
Size: 2.24 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

01. trad.: Engel haben Himmelslieder / Gloria in excelsis Deo
02. Mendelssohn: Hark! the herald angels sing
03. trad.: Süßer die Glocken nie klingen
04. Wade, J F: O come, all ye faithful
05. Adam: Cantique de Noël (Minuit, Chrétiens) / O Holy Night
06. Praetorius, M: In dulci jubilo
07. trad.: Kommet, ihr Hirten
08. Handel: Tochter Zion
09. Christoph von Schmid: Ihr Kinderlein, kommet
10. Traditional, Ralph Greaves, Ralph Vaughan Williams: What Child Is This?
11. Gruber, F: Silent Night
12. trad.: Es wird schon glei dumpa
13. trad.: Still, still, still
14. trad.: Maria durch ein’ Dornwald ging
15. Franz Xaver Rambold: Im Woid is so staad
16. Silcher: Alle Jahre wieder
17. Berlin, I: White Christmas
18. Pierpont: Jingle Bells
19. trad.: Was soll das bedeuten?
20. trad.: Vom Himmel hoch, ihr Englein, kommt!
21. Yon: Gesu bambino
22. Josef Annegarn: Lasst uns froh und munter sein
23. trad.: Leise rieselt der Schnee
24. Carl Gottlieb Hering: Morgen, Kinder, wird’s was geben
25. trad.: Entre le boeuf et l’ane gris
26. Holst: In the Bleak Mid-winter (Cranham)
27. Praetorius, M: Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen
28. trad.: Macht hoch die Tür
29. Johann Sebastian Bach, Martin Luther: Ich steh an deiner Krippen hier, BWV 469
30. trad.: O du fröhliche
31. trad.: O Heiland, reiss die Himmel auf
32. trad.: Kling, Glöckchen, klingelingeling
33. Luther: Vom Himmel hoch, da komm’ ich her
34. trad.: O Tannenbaum
35. Köhler, Emmy: Nu tandas tusen juleljus
36. Gruber, F: Stille Nacht
37. trad.: Still, still, still
38. Martin, Hugh: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
39. Bernard, F: Winter Wonderland
40. Tormé: Chestnuts roasting on an open fire
41. Styne: Let it snow
42. Mariah Carey, Walter Afanasieff: All I Want For Christmas Is You

With his new album It’s Christmas! Jonas Kaufmann echoes his own holiday memories and joys, celebrating the most festive time of the year with a unique selection of beloved songs and carols. This diverse holiday album features 40 favorites that reflect the many facets of Christmas, from ancient Christian hymns to contemporary pop classics.

The album includes a rich selection of traditional German holiday songs (“O du fröhliche,” “O Tannenbaum,” “Still, still, still”) which were sung around the Christmas tree every Christmas Eve when Jonas was young. Also included are haunting English carols (“What Child is This”, “In the Bleak Midwinter”) and such beloved worldwide favorites as “O Holy Night” and “Silent Night.”

The album’s breadth of variety is also illustrated by the inclusion of rare intimate German-Alpine Christmas songs for voice and harp accompaniment. Then, a highly personal selection of American pop holiday favorites – “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!,” “Winter Wonderland,” “The Christmas Song,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and “White Christmas.”

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