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Merry Christmas from Vienna

Album Summary

>Kolonovits, Christian : Fanfare (medley of tradtional tunes)
>Niles, John Jacob : I Wonder As I Wander
>Schubert, Franz : Ave Maria
>Reger, Max [Composer] : Maria Wiegenlied (Mary's Lullaby
>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
>Humperdinck, Engelbert : Weihnachten ("Leise weht's durch alle Lande"), for voice & piano
>Domingo, Placido : Children of Christmas
>Yon, Pietro : Gesù bambino
>Holst, Gustav : In the bleak mid-winter
>Veray, Amaury : Villancico Yaucano
>Berlin, Irving : Holiday Inn
>Irigaray, Carlos Alberto : Aleluya
>Traditional, Christmas : Fum, Fum, Fum (Catalan)
>Anonymous : Nu är det jul igen (Sweden)
>Traditional, Christmas : Corramos, corramos, carol (Venezuelan)
>Anonymous : Pujdem spolo Betléma (Czechoslovakia)
>Traditional, Christmas : Dormi, dormi, o bel bambino (Italy)
>Traditional, Christmas : The First Nowell (English)
>Widemann, B. : Kling, Glöchen, klingelingeling, for chorus
>Pierpont, James : The One Horse Open Sleigh
>Handel, George Frideric : Joy to the World (theme by Handel)
Performers Conductor Ensembles Composers
Notes & Reviews:

Personnel: Mariah Carey (vocals).

Recording information: Austria Center, Vienna, Austria (12/16/1996).

Merry Christmas from Vienna is a thoroughly entertaining holiday album from Placido Domingo that finds the tenor tackling both classic carols and popular favorites. ~ Rodney Batdorf



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>Kolonovits, Christian : Fanfare (medley of tradtional tunes)
  • Performer: Wiener Symphoniker
  • Conductor: Steven Mercurio
  • Ensemble: Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
  • Notes: Arranged: Christian Kolonovits
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1997
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Niles, John Jacob : I Wonder As I Wander
  • Performers: Placido Domingo; Wiener Symphoniker
  • Conductor: Steven Mercurio
  • Ensemble: Gumpoldskirchner Spatzen
  • Notes: Arranged: Christian Kolonovits
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: circa 1925
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Schubert, Franz : Ave Maria
  • Performers: Michael Bolton (Tenor); Placido Domingo; Wiener Symphoniker
  • Conductor: Steven Mercurio
  • Ensemble: Gumpoldskirch Boys Choir
  • Notes: Arranged: Dan Shea
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1825
  • Language: Latin
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Reger, Max [Composer] : Maria Wiegenlied (Mary's Lullaby :: "Maria sitzt am Rosenhag"), song for voice & piano (or orchestra),
  • Performers: Placido Domingo; Ying Huang (Soprano); Wiener Symphoniker; Huang Ying
  • Conductor: Steven Mercurio
  • Ensemble: Gumpoldskirchner Spatzen
  • Notes: Arranged: Christian Kolonovits
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1912
  • Language: German
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Performers: Michael Bolton (Tenor); Wiener Symphoniker
  • Conductor: Steven Mercurio
  • Ensemble: Vienna Symphony Orchestra
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1818
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Humperdinck, Engelbert : Weihnachten ("Leise weht's durch alle Lande"), for voice & piano
  • Performers: Placido Domingo; Wiener Symphoniker
  • Conductor: Steven Mercurio
  • Ensemble: Gumpoldskirchner Spatzen
  • Notes: Arranged: Christian Kolonovits
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1898
  • Language: German
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Domingo, Placido : Children of Christmas
  • Performers: Michael Bolton (Tenor); Placido Domingo; Wiener Symphoniker
  • Conductor: Steven Mercurio
  • Ensemble: Gumpoldskirchner Spatzen
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Christmas
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Yon, Pietro : Gesù bambino
  • Performers: Ying Huang (Soprano); Wiener Symphoniker
  • Conductor: Steven Mercurio
  • Ensemble: Vienna Symphony Orchestra
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1917
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Holst, Gustav : In the bleak mid-winter
  • Performers: Placido Domingo; Ying Huang (Soprano); Wiener Symphoniker
  • Conductor: Steven Mercurio
  • Ensemble: Gumpoldskirchner Spatzen
  • Notes: Arranged: Christian Kolonovits
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1904-1905
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Veray, Amaury : Villancico Yaucano
  • Performers: Placido Domingo; Wiener Symphoniker
  • Conductor: Steven Mercurio
  • Ensemble: Vienna Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Arranged: Christian Kolonovits
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Language: Spanish
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Berlin, Irving : Holiday Inn
  • Performers: Michael Bolton (Tenor); Placido Domingo; Wiener Symphoniker
  • Conductor: Steven Mercurio
  • Ensemble: Vienna Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Arranged: Johnny Mandel
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1942
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Irigaray, Carlos Alberto : Aleluya
  • Performers: Michael Bolton (Tenor); Placido Domingo; Ying Huang (Soprano); Wiener Symphoniker
  • Conductor: Steven Mercurio
  • Ensemble: Gumpoldskirchner Spatzen
  • Notes: Arranged: Christian Kolonovits
  • Form: Christmas
  • Language: Spanish
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Traditional, Christmas : Fum, Fum, Fum (Catalan)
  • Performers: Michael Bolton (Tenor); Placido Domingo; Ying Huang (Soprano); Wiener Symphoniker
  • Conductor: Steven Mercurio
  • Ensemble: Gumpoldskirchner Spatzen
  • Notes: Arranged: Christian Kolonovits
  • Period Time: Renaissance
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1840
  • Language: Spanish
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Anonymous : Nu är det jul igen (Sweden)
  • Performers: Michael Bolton (Tenor); Placido Domingo; Ying Huang (Soprano); Wiener Symphoniker
  • Conductor: Steven Mercurio
  • Ensemble: Gumpoldskirchner Spatzen
  • Notes: Arranged: Christian Kolonovits
  • Form: Christmas
  • Language: Swedish
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Traditional, Christmas : Corramos, corramos, carol (Venezuelan)
  • Performers: Michael Bolton (Tenor); Placido Domingo; Ying Huang (Soprano); Wiener Symphoniker
  • Conductor: Steven Mercurio
  • Ensemble: Gumpoldskirchner Spatzen
  • Notes: Arranged: Christian Kolonovits
  • Form: Christmas
  • Language: Spanish
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Anonymous : Pujdem spolo Betléma (Czechoslovakia)
  • Performers: Michael Bolton (Tenor); Placido Domingo; Ying Huang (Soprano); Wiener Symphoniker
  • Conductor: Steven Mercurio
  • Ensemble: Gumpoldskirchner Spatzen
  • Notes: Arranged: Christian Kolonovits
  • Form: Christmas
  • Language: Czech
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Traditional, Christmas : Dormi, dormi, o bel bambino (Italy)
  • Performers: Michael Bolton (Tenor); Placido Domingo; Ying Huang (Soprano); Wiener Symphoniker
  • Conductor: Steven Mercurio
  • Ensemble: Gumpoldskirchner Spatzen
  • Notes: Arranged: Christian Kolonovits
  • Form: Christmas
  • Language: Italian
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Traditional, Christmas : The First Nowell (English)
  • Performers: Michael Bolton (Tenor); Placido Domingo; Ying Huang (Soprano); Wiener Symphoniker
  • Conductor: Steven Mercurio
  • Ensemble: Gumpoldskirchner Spatzen
  • Notes: Arranged: Christian Kolonovits
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: by 1823
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Widemann, B. : Kling, Glöchen, klingelingeling, for chorus
  • Performers: Michael Bolton (Tenor); Placido Domingo; Ying Huang (Soprano); Wiener Symphoniker
  • Conductor: Steven Mercurio
  • Ensemble: Gumpoldskirchner Spatzen
  • Notes: This selection is part of a "Christmas Medley" which also incorporates
  • Form: Christmas
  • Language: German
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Pierpont, James : The One Horse Open Sleigh :: Chorale and Dance on Jingle Bells
  • Performers: Michael Bolton (Tenor); Placido Domingo; Ying Huang (Soprano); Wiener Symphoniker
  • Conductor: Steven Mercurio
  • Ensemble: Gumpoldskirchner Spatzen
  • Notes: Arranged: Christian Kolonovits
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1857
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Handel, George Frideric : Joy to the World (theme by Handel)
  • Performers: Michael Bolton (Tenor); Placido Domingo; Ying Huang (Soprano); Wiener Symphoniker
  • Conductor: Steven Mercurio
  • Ensemble: Gumpoldskirchner Spatzen
  • Notes: Arranged: Walter Afanasieff, Mariah Carey and Michael Bolton
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1742
  • Language: English
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Gruber, Franz : Silent Night
  • Performers: Michael Bolton (Tenor); Placido Domingo; Ying Huang (Soprano); Wiener Symphoniker
  • Conductor: Steven Mercurio
  • Ensemble: Gumpoldskirchner Spatzen
  • Notes: This selection is sung in English, German and Spanish.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1818
  • Studio/Live: Live