Vom Himmel hoch... - Christmas Carols Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

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Album-Release:
2016

HRA-Release:
12.10.2016

Label: audite Musikproduktion

Genre: Classical

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  • 1Es blüh'n drei Rosen auf einem Zweig02:57
  • 2Da droben auf dem Berge, da weht der Wind01:56
  • 3Und unser lieben Frauen, der träumete ein Traum02:06
  • 4Maria durch ein'n Dornwald ging02:01
  • 5Maria auf dem Berge02:12
  • 6Schlaf, mein Kindelein01:58
  • 7Schlaf wohl, du Himmelsknabe du02:04
  • 8Stille Nacht: Die Frucht ist längst ins Haus gebracht02:36
  • 9Die Himmelsbotschaft ist erklungen02:47
  • 10Joseph, lieber Joseph mein02:23
  • 11Zu Bethlehem geboren02:41
  • 12Christlied02:16
  • 13Es wird schon gleich dunkel02:11
  • 14Das himmlische Menuett: Es tanzen die Englein im himmlischen Saal03:50
  • 15O Jesulein zart, dein Kripplein ist hart02:33
  • 16Wiegenlied in der Weihnacht01:44
  • 17Kommt all herein, ihr Engelein02:45
  • 18O Jesulein mild, o Jesulein zart03:18
  • 19Lobt Gott, ihr Christen allzugleich02:40
  • 20Ich steh' an deiner Krippen hier, BWV 46903:40
  • 21Gelobet seist du, Jesus Christ03:08
  • 22Vom Himmel hoch, ihr Engel kommt02:58
  • 23Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen02:30
  • 24Ave Maria zart, du edler Rosengart02:09
  • 25Süßer die Glocken nie klingen03:50
  • 26Vom Himmel hoch01:55
  • Total Runtime01:07:08

Info for Vom Himmel hoch... - Christmas Carols

Producing atmospheric Christmas programmes in the 1950s fell into the remit of radio stations: records with festive music were not available during the early post-war years. For RIAS, the Berlin radio station under American control, the early 1950s were the heyday in this respect. Year after year, distinguished singers, including Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Rita Streich, Erna Berger, Elisabeth Grümmer and many others, were engaged to perform for these radio shows. This disc presents the impressive results of these recordings made between 1950 and 1964.

Most carols on this disc are folksongs or folk-like. Their simple, catchy tunes, setting words from Martin Luther's time through to the twentieth century, tell of naïve piety. Renowned composers and church musicians of the 1950s produced, mostly for such Christmas programmes, tasteful arrangements of these carols. The spectrum of arrangements on this disc stretches from sparing but emphatic lute dabs right up to the onomatopoeic expansion of orchestral sonorities which do not shy away from a nod towards Puccini. The fact that all these diverse Christmas offerings were produced without the slightest whiff of sentimentality is largely due to the performers who transformed these miniatures into little gems.

„Post-war austerity hit the record industry hard in Germany, and in the 1950s the Berlin radio station RIAS began making programmes to brighten up the…“ (BBC Music Magazine)

Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, tenor
Rita Streich, soprano
Elisabeth Grümmer, soprano
Berliner Streichquartett
Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin
RIAS-Unterhaltungsorchester Berlin

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