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Wonderful classical, jazz and contemporary Christmas tunes

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If Christmas pop tunes have a negative impact on your goodwill to all, then we have good news. RNZ Concert's resident music fans share favourite classical, contemporary and jazz pieces to restore your Christmas spirit. Video


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Monday 04 December

3:00 PM. Three to Seven

with Bryan Crump

Handel, George Frideric: Music for the Royal Fireworks, La Réjouissance - Le Concert des Nations/Jordi Savall (Auvidis Fontalis ES 9903)

Chopin, Frédéric: Waltz in Ab Op 34/1 - Jean-Yves Thibaudet (pno) (DAL SEGNO DSPRCD 060)

Ibert, Jacques: Entr'acte - Anthony Ferner (fl), Helen Webby (harp) (Manu CD MANU 2050)

Hahn, Gunnar: The earth is waiting - Sofia Vocal Ensemble (Footprint Records FRCD 060)

Goss, Stephen: The Albéniz Concerto (1) - Xuefei Yang (gtr), Barcelona SO/Eiji Oue (EMI 6 98361)

Caccini, Giulio: La spagnoletta - Latitude 37 (ABC Classics 476 4525)

Boccherini, Luigi: Symphony in C G505 - German Chamber Academy, Neuss/Johannes Goritzki (CPO 999 172)

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Ruhe sanft, mein holdes Leben, from Zaïde - Kiri Te Kanawa (sop), London SO/Colin Davis (Decca 465 145)


Messiaen, Olivier: Quartet for the End of Time (1) Liturgie De Cristal - Erich Gruenberg (vln), Gervase de Peyer (cl), William Pleeth (cello), Michel Béroff (pno) (EMI 212688)

Adams, Peter: Proclamation, canons and dances - Jade String Quartet (Rattle RATD138)

Bizet, Georges: Symphony in C (2) - City of Birmingham SO/Louis Frémaux (EMI CDM 7 69643)

Haydn, Franz Joseph: Keyboard Sonata No 44 in F HobXVI/29 (1) - Marc-André Hamelin (pno) (Hyperion CDA 67882)

Wagner, Richard: Träume, from Wesendonck Lieder - Measha Brueggergosman (sop), Cleveland Orch/Franz Welser-Möst (DG 4778773)

Mozart, Leopold: Sinfonia pastorale in G major: Allegro moderato - Edward Allen (horn), NZSO Chamber Orch/Donald Armstrong (NAXOS 8553347)

Avison, Charles: Concerto Grosso in D Op 3/5 - Pavlo Beznosiuk (vln/dir), Avison Ensemble (Naxos 8.557905-06)


Schumann, Robert: Piano Quintet in Eb Op 44 (3) - Leif Ove Andsnes (pno), Artemis Quartet (Virgin 3 95143)

Bach, Johann Sebastian arr Tarkmann: Concerto for cor anglais, strings & continuo (1) - Albrecht Mayer (cor anglais), English Concert/Julian Podger (dir) (Decca 478 1517)

Debussy, Claude: Piano Trio in G (1) - Te Kōkī Trio (Rattle RAT D069 2017)

Saint-Saëns, Camille arr Hargreaves: French military march, from Algerian Suite - Grimethorpe Colliery Band/Peter Parkes (Chandos CHAN 4542)

Sigurbjörnsson, Thorkell: Heyr himna smiður - Voces8 (Decca 4851626)

Trad: Cherry Ripe - Tommy Reilly (harmonica), Skaila Kanga (harp) (Chandos CHAN 6643)

Marcello, Alessandro: Oboe Concerto in D minor : III. Presto - Dianne Lacelle (oboe), Les Violons du Roy/Bernard Labadie (ATMA ACD22600)

Sullivan, Arthur: Iolanthe, Overture - Scottish CO/Alexander Faris (NIMBUS NI 7067/8)

Fauré, Gabriel: Piano Quartet No 1 in C minor Op 15 (2) - Domus (Hyperion CDA 66166)


Mendelssohn, Felix: Symphony No 1 in C minor Op 11 (4) - Chamber Orch of Europe/Yannick Nézet-Séguin (DG 4797337)

Beethoven, Ludwig van: Piano Sonata No 7 in D Op 10/3 - Tessa Birnie (pno) (WALSINGHAM 3WAL 80432)

Gershwin, George: My Man's Gone Now, from Porgy and Bess - Renée Fleming (sop), New York Voices, Metropolitan Opera Orch (Decca 460567)

Haydn, Franz Joseph: Trumpet Concerto in Eb HobVIIe/1 (1) - Alison Balsom (tpt), Bremen German Chamber Phil (EMI 2 16213)

Walton, William: Sonata for strings (4) - Septura (Naxos 8.573825)

Wehi Whanau: Wairua Tapu - Albert Mataafa (gtr), New Zealand Youth Choir/Karen Grylls (TRUST MMT 2048)

Schumann, Clara: Three Romances Op 22 (3) - Annie Jodry (vln), Hélène Boschi (pno) (Calliope CAL 4211)

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