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Rejoice! A String Quartet Christmas
Arturo Delmoni
Rejoice! A String Quartet Christmas
Genres: World Music, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
 
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There are, unfortunately, only a handful of truly great holiday CDs for lovers of instrumental classical music. Here's one of them. Violinists Arturo Delmoni and Alexander Romanul join violist Katherine Murdock and cellist...  more »

      
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All Artists: Arturo Delmoni
Title: Rejoice! A String Quartet Christmas
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Total Copies: 0
Label: John Marks Records
Release Date: 8/24/1995
Album Type: Original recording reissued
Genres: World Music, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
Styles: Europe, British Isles, Holiday & Wedding, Vocal Pop, Opera & Classical Vocal, Chamber Music, Historical Periods, Baroque (c.1600-1750), Sacred & Religious
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 723722144622

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There are, unfortunately, only a handful of truly great holiday CDs for lovers of instrumental classical music. Here's one of them. Violinists Arturo Delmoni and Alexander Romanul join violist Katherine Murdock and cellist Nathaniel Rosen on a blissfully sublime disc of holiday favorites. In addition to the usual suspects ("Joy to the World," "It Came upon a Midnight Clear," "Silent Night"), the string quartet throws some lesser-heard gems into the mix: "The Holly and the Ivy," a hauntingly gorgeous interpretation of "Veni, veni, Emmanuel," and the contemporary chorale piece "Gaudeamus," arranged here for string quartet by composer Antony Hopkins. Throughout, the playing is near perfect, with none of the marketing gloss or sentimental gimmicks found in many holiday CDs. Recorded under audiophile standards, the sound is impeccable and warm. A treat. --Jason Verlinde

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Michael Patrey | Little Neck,New York | 09/04/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Tired of the same old Xmas caroles sung by the same singers I decided to try something a little different. Being a chamber music fan and finding this CD at a book store I purchased it having recognized the name John Marks.This was the best thing I did all year.I listen to this CD all year long. Summer, Spring, Winter and Fall.The artistry of the players is extraordinary as is the sound.5 Stars for each.I did not buy this CD,I invested in it.The dow falls and the music soars."
My favorite Christmas CD
James Scholten | Massachusetts | 12/06/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"These interpretations are wonderfully warm without being sentimental. The sonorities and harmonies of the string quartet add depth to familiar music. The players are sensitive musicians who seem to be good friends having fun making music together."
A Classical Christmas Classic
Timothy Kearney | Hull, MA United States | 12/11/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"When the first String Quartet Christmas CD was released a few years ago, it did not immediately catch my attention, until I was stuck in a major traffic jam a few days before Christmas. WCRB, a classical music station in Boston, often plays what they call "classic clusters" of short relaxing classical pieces and one was a holiday cluster with music from this disk. This particular cluster had selections from this CD. Though horns were honking from impatient drivers behind me, I felt relaxed while listening to this soothing music. I later purchased the recording knowing that it would become a favorite part of my Christmas collection.The concept of this collection is not all that complex. Christmas carols are arranged for string quartet. Most of the arrangements sound like Christmas music of the great classical composers. It makes for wonderful background music for more sophisticated Christmas get together, or a relaxing collection to listen to at the end of a busy day preparing for the holidays. Ideally I imagine a person putting a few logs on the fire, turning down the lights, putting the disc in the player, and simply enjoying the melodious music of the holiday season."