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GEN 12253
EAN: 4260036252538
18.90 €

Frank Bridge (18791941)  
"Sir Roger de Coverley" A Christmas Dance
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (17561791)  
Theme and Variations on "Ah, vous dirai-je, maman"
Claude Debussy (18621918)  
The Snow is Dancing
Claude Debussy  
Des Pas sur la Neige (Footprints in the Snow)
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (18401893)  
The Seasons, Op. 37a: December
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky  
The Nutcracker
Jan Brandts Buys (18681933)  
Flute Quintet in D major, Op. 21 (Christmas Quintet)
Johann Sebastian Bach (16851750)  
Chorale Prelude BWV 659 and Chorale "Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland"

Essence of Christmas

Works by Bach, Mozart, Debussy, Tchaikovsky, Bridge and Brandts-Buys

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Do the angels really sit on clouds, playing harps? There may well be reason to doubt this, due to the size and weight of the golden string instruments. But when one listens closely to the airy and yet powerful playing of the Leipzig Flute Ensemble Quintessenz on their new Christmas CD, one can very well imagine that the silvery pipes might be the choice instrument in heavenly realms, and not merely due to their greater practicability. From the fluttering wings of a Frank Bridge and the shepherd's songs of Jan Brandts-Buys to an exalted Bach Chorale, Christmas feelings are stirred up regardless of the season. Sparkling, inspiring, airy the songs of angels from a Saxon heaven...