Christmas Archive

B3 Kings – Laughing All The Way – CellarLive 

B3 Kings – Laughing All The Way – CellarLive 

B3 Kings – Laughing All The Way – CellarLive CL122516 50:40*** A fun-filled excursion into a jazz-infused Christmas song fest.   ( Cory Weeds – tenor saxophone; Bill Coon – guitar; Chris Gestrin – Hammond Organ, tambourine, shaker & bells; Denzal Sinclaire – drums & vocals; Jack Duncan – congas & shaker #1,2,9 ) It’s […]

Eight Christmas CDs for the 2016 Holidays

Eight Christmas CDs for the 2016 Holidays

Eight Christmas CDs of Note, Holidays 2016 “Song of the Nativity” – The Sixteen/ Harry Christophers – Coro COR16146, 73:58 (10/14/16) [Distr. by Naxos] *****: This wonderful Christmas offering comprises some of the best modern carols and choral works of the modern age, sung to absolute perfection by a noted and very reliable ensemble. The […]

TCHAIKOVSKY: The Nutcracker – complete ballet transcribed for piano – Stewart Goodyear – Steinway & Sons

TCHAIKOVSKY: The Nutcracker – complete ballet transcribed for piano – Stewart Goodyear – Steinway & Sons

An outstanding transcription for piano of a most beloved ballet score – it’ll have you dancing! PYOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY: The Nutcracker – complete ballet transcribed for piano – performed by Stewart Goodyear – Steinway & Sons multichannel SACD 30040, 82:21 [10/9/15] *****: Few people are neutral on the subject of Christmas: most either love it […]

Home Page for December 2013

Home Page for December 2013

Our December drawing/giveaway is again an unusual one: It is for three 50-CD boxed sets from the Teldec, Erato and Das Alte Werke classical labels respectively, as pictured. One box will go at random to each of three AUDIOPHILE AUDITION readers who register on our simple form this month; we will not share your email address […]

16 Christmas Discs for the 2011 Holidays

16 Christmas Discs for the 2011 Holidays

It’s that time of year again and the Christmas discs are crossing my desk, whether requested on not. Here’s our annual survey of what we auditioned, and it will start off with two SACDs: Fiona Joy Hawkins – Christmas Joy – Little Hartley Music multichannel SACD FJH013 *****: This excellent disc—more than your usual Christmas […]