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Wonderful classical, jazz and contemporary Christmas tunes

4 Dec 2023

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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Friday 08 December

3:00 PM. Three to Seven

with Bryan Crump

Debussy, Claude: Suite bergamasque (4) - Jean-Efflam Bavouzet (pno) (Chandos CHAN 10467)

Stevens, Thomas: Variations in Olden Style (d'après Bach) - Oystein Baadsvik (tuba), Musica Vitae/Bjørn Sagstad (BIS CD 1285)

Caldara, Antonio: Chiacona Op 2/12 - Four Nations Ensemble (GAUDEAMUS CD GAU 347)

Lehar, Franz: You Are My Heart's Delight, from The Land Of Smiles - Jonas Kaufmann (ten), Berlin Radio SO/Jochen Rieder (Sony 88843 08771)

Tárrega, Francisco: Recuerdos de la Alhambra - Norbert Kraft (gtr) (Naxos 8.5544)

Bach, Johann Sebastian: Orchestral Suite No 3 in D BWV1068 - Freiburg Baroque Orch, Petra Müllejans, Gottfried von der Goltz/Gottfried von der Goltz (Harmonia Mundi HMC 90 2113.14)

Raff, Joachim: Symphony No 10 in F minor Op 213, Zur Herbstzeit (2) - Philharmonia Hungarica/Werner Andreas Albert (CPO 999 536)


Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Concerto in C for flute & harp K299 (3) - Sharon Bezaly (fl), Julie Palloc (harp), Ostrobothnian CO/Juha Kangas (BIS SACD 1539)

Fauré, Gabriel: Cello Sonata No 1 in D minor Op 109 (3) - Andreas Brantelid (cello), Bengt Forsberg (piano) (BIS BIS2220)

Raminsh, Imant: In the night we shall go in - Vancouver Chamber Choir, strings of CBC Vancouver Orch/Jon Washburn (CMC CD 4893)

Bossi, Marco Enrico: Giga Op 73 - Gillian Weir (org) (KOSS KC 1013)

Dvořák, Antonín: Symphony No 6 in D Op 60 (1) - Swedish CO/Thomas Dausgaard (BIS SACD 1566)

Traditional: Ding dong! merrily on high - Musica Sacra/Indra Hughes (Atoll ACD 501)


Haydn, Franz Joseph: Symphony No 85 in Bb, La Reine (1) - Lower Austria Tonkünstler Orch/Kristjan Järvi (PREISER PR 90765)

Brahms, Johannes: Serenade No 1 in D Op 11 (2) - Leipzig Gewandhaus Orch/Riccardo Chailly (Decca 478 6775)

Mozart, Leopold: Sinfonia in G major - NZSO CO/Donald Armstrong (NAXOS 8553347)

Smetana, Bedrich: Skocná, from The Bartered Bride - Vienna Phil (DG 419 768)

Hutchens, Frank: The Enchanted Isle - Tamara Anna Cislowska (pno) (ARTWORKS AW005)

Vivaldi, Antonio arr Leppard: Concerto in C for two trumpets RV537 - Wynton Marsalis (tpt), English CO/Raymond Leppard (SONY MLK 64062)

Witt, Friedrich: Symphony in A (2) - Sinfonia Finlandia/Patrick Gallois (Naxos 8.572089)

Chaminade, Cécile Louise Stéphanie: Piano Trio No 1 in G minor Op 11 (1) - Rembrandt Trio (Dorian DOR 90187)


Kim, Yun Joon arr Panufnik: Korean Elegy - Han-Na Chang (cello), Philharmonia/Leonard Slatkin (EMI 5 57052)

Rota, Nino: The Godfather, Suite - La Scala Orch, Milan/Riccardo Muti (SONY SK 63359)

Albinoni, Tomaso: Aure andate e baciate, from Il nascimento dell'Aurora - Cecilia Bartoli (mezzo), Sol Gabetta (cello), Andrés Gabetta (violin/Dir), Cappella Gabetta (Decca 4832473)

Stamitz, Johann: Clarinet Concerto in Bb (1) - Andreas Ottensamer (cl), Potsdam Chamber Academy (DG 481 4711)

Arne, Thomas: Symphony No 4 in C minor (3) - Hanover Band/Graham Lea-Cox (ASV CD GAU 216)

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Piano Concerto No 23 in A K488 (3) - Michael Houstoun (pno), Auckland Phil/Roy Goodman (Atoll ACD 883)

Meyer, Edgar: Look Away - Joshua Bell (vln), Edgar Meyer (dbass), Chris Thile (mandolin) (SONY 88697 55436)

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