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Sounds like Christmas

Angelika Kirchschlager soprano | Tomasz Stańko, trumpet and his Quartet: Michał Miśkiewicz, piano | Sławomir Kurkiewicz bass | Marcin Wasilewski drums | Ensemble Amarcord
Freiburg Baroque Orchestra
Gottfried von der Goltz



This unusual Christmas DVD presents the musical encounter between soprano Angelika Kirchschlager and jazz trumpeter Tomasz Stańko. Recorded live in the picturesque gothic Cistercian monastery Schulpforte in Saxony-Anhalt, the concert footage is combined with charming motifs of snowy mountain landscapes and cities decorated for Christmas. Favourite Christmas compositions from the classical repertoire are combined with popular carols and jazzy improvisations – and it all sounds like christmas! Angelika Kirchschlager currently ranks among the most sought-after sopranos worldwide for both opera and concert-hall performance and Tomasz Stańko enjoys a reputation as one of the most creative jazz trumpeters alive. The soloists are accompanied by the outstanding Freiburg Baroque Orchestra. The Leipzig a-cappella ensemble Amarcord, former members of St. Thomas’s Boys Choir, sing popular Christmas tunes.

Selected tracks available on Apple Music:

"Maria durch ein Dornwald ging" 
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"Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht​​​​​​​" 
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J.S. Bach: Bereite dich, Zion; Schlummert ein, ihr matten Augen; O Jesulein süß, BWV 493; Vivaldi: Violin Concerto in E major; Corelli: Concerto grosso in G minor; and various Christmas carols & improvisations

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NTSC 16:9
Sound format
PCM Stereo
Dolby Digital 5.1
dts 5.1
Total running time
82 mins
English, French, German
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English, French, German
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