Complete Christmas Celebration

Album cover art for upc 028947790884
Label: DG
Catalog: 4779088
Format: CD

Monteverdi Choir, John Eliot Gardiner, English Baroque Soloists, Emma Kirkby, David Thomas, Academy of Ancient Music, Christopher Hogwood, Kirov Orchestra, Valeri Gergiev, Regensburger Domspatzen, Georg ratzinger, King's Colleg Choir, Stephen Cleobury

Disc 1 & 2: Bach: Christmas Oratorio / Gardiner
Disc 3 & 4: Handel: Messiah / Hogwood
Disc 5: Tchaikovsky: Nutcracker / Gergiev
Disc 6: German Christmas Songs / Ratzinger
Disc 7: English Christmas Carols / Cleobury

A new release for this Christmas, and what a release it is! This 7 CD set has been priced to sell, and for what is inside, it is one of the best bargains of the season. John Eliot Gardiner's interpretation of Bach's Christmas Oratorio has long been regarded as one of the best, as has Christopher Hogwood's Messiah. The Nutcracker with the Kirov Ochestra and Valery Gergiev is also a definitive recording by one of the great Russian conductors of our time. Two added gems are the discs by the Regensburger Domspatzen, a great German choir, and the disc of English Carols by King's College, which is synonymous with Christmas. Seeing that this set sells for the same price as the Bach or Handel recordings used to be on their own, the set is a real deal. A must have item for Christmas!

Price: $45.98