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Christmas Album: Original Masters
Hermann Prey, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Johann Sebastian Bach
Christmas Album: Original Masters
Genres: Special Interest, Classical
  •  Track Listings (37) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (33) - Disc #2


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Great music and an astonishing amount of it!
Doug - Haydn Fan | California | 02/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The business folks at DG must have a soft spot for Christmas music, probably leftover goodwill from growing up with caroling in the snow. Certainly the German language nations seem to have excelled in producing a wealth of Christmas tunes, jingles, chorales, hymns, and rounds. This compliation is a two CD set of very good to great singers and performers who are quite to the manor born, or maybe I should say manger.
The easy way to decide if two hours of German Xmas gemutlichkeit is for you is simply to listen to the enormous selections on Amazon's sound sampler."
Classic Christmas / holiday performances
Evan M. Malin | 08/22/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This set is a truly amazing find! Vintage 1950's and 1960's German performances of Christmas and traditional holiday music. This contains an awesome range of artists, from Maria Stader, Fritz Wunderlich and Herman Prey, Gundula Janowitz, Irmgard Seefried, to Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, with music ranging from excerpts from Handel's Messiah to traditional christmas carols. Instrumental and choral performances balance out the collection. Documentation is well-written, and the sound is excellent high-fidelity mono and stereo. Very recommendable!"
Great music for all nations
Gina K | PA, USA | 12/31/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Don't be put off by the idea that this is German Christmas music. The range of songs, vocals and instrumentals is so wide you will find something for everyone's classical taste in this compilation. Many of these songs you have likely heard, not knowing they were originally in another language. Beautiful female vocals and choirs bring music make this a very relaxing listening experience in the holiday season."