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Jessye Norman - Christmastide
George Frideric Handel, Christmas Traditional, Felix Mendelssohn
Jessye Norman - Christmastide
Genres: Folk, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
 
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If you're going to buy just one Christmas CD...
Ali Kashani | Toronto, ON Canada | 11/27/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"From the first bars of the CD's first track "O come Emanuel", it is obvious that this is not just another "enjoyable" Christmas CD. Not that this CD isn't enjoyable -- it certainly is. But, it is refreshing to have arrangements that are so sophisticated and well-crafted. And Jessye Norman gives these arrangements the full attention of her vocal gifts and considerable musicality. Her rich, sumptous voice caresses the soul and sends the spirit soaring."
Superlative
Ray Barnes | Surrey, British Columbia Canada | 12/22/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"You would be very hard pressed to find a better classical Christmas CD than this one. Jessye Norman's voice, which covers at least 2 octaves, has never sounded better. In O Holy Night, my favourite carol, she sustains a superb piano at "fall on your knees" while hitting the notes cleanly and accurately, and the inevitable later high C at full voice is that much more convincing and effective. Incidentally she sings both verses of this carol in English. The orchestral accompaniment is luminous, particularly in the woodwind solo playing, as is the choral contribution. The Philips digital recording is superbly balanced and wide ranging. A truly heartwarming record in every respect. Strongest recommendation."
Bravo!
David B. Pitts MD | New Mexico | 02/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a very moving recording with Jessye Norman . I especially love "This Christmastide". The arrangement with Jessye and the American Boychoir is simply beautiful. This a wonderful CD to have or give to someone else next Christmas."