Posts tagged as "christmas-favourites"

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker; Aurora’s Wedding

April 18, 2016

A favourite ballet all round the year, but a perennial at Christmas-time, Tchaikovsky’s evergreen Nutcracker has never perhaps received as luxurious a recorded performance as that of Charles Dutoit and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. The coupling – Aurora’s Dream – is a suite of dances, mostly from the last act of The Sleeping Beauty, […]

Christmas Carols

April 18, 2016

A collection of hymns, carols and motets offers a broad perspective on the unaccompanied choral music of Christmas: its traditional liturgical texts, as reflected in reverent settings by Renaissance and modern masters; and the well- and lesser- known hymns and carols of the world in arrangements which preserve their ethnic and geographic origins. A much-sought […]

Once, As I Remember…

April 18, 2016

‘Once, As I Remember…’ is John Eliot Gardiner’s recreation of the story of Christmas based on the Springhead Christmas Play. A nativity play made up of music, speech, dance and mime took place almost every Christmas in the Millroom at Springhead, home of the Gardiner family in Fontmell Magna, Dorset. The actors were school-children, farmers, […]