Friday, December 4, 2009

Eine wenig Weihnachtsmusik (A Little Christmas Music)

Christmas with Flika (1987) - Color
58 min.
(from NY Public Library) Frederica Von Stade, known by her childhood nickname Flicka, celebrates the holiday season in a festive hour of familiar carols and other Christmas music. Set against the backdrop the Austrian Alpine village of St. Wolfgang and surrounding countryside.

Christmas with Andre Reiu (1998) - Color
60 min.
(from NY Public Library) André Rieu combines performance with nostalgic reflection relating to holiday traditions of his own family.
Visually stunning, Beautiful music. André and his orchestra play some of the most beautiful Christmas music. Songs such as: Ave Maria, O Tannenbaum , Jingle Bells and others. In between songs, André talks about the things he and his family did when he was a child during the Christmas season. Highly entertaining. Hard to Find

An Old Fashioned Christmas (1997) - Color
90 min.
(from NY Public Library) A festive musical celebration of Christmas. Includes performances of thirty-five favorite Christmas carols and songs, set against the backdrop of family scenes, historical Christmas imagery, winter landscapes, holiday church services, singing choirs and carolers, and holiday art. The biblical Christmas story is recited as well.

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square (2006) - Color
78 min. (from NY Public Library) Featuring soloists Renee Fleming and Claire Bloom. The Mormon Tabernacle Choir presents their annual 2005 Christmas concert.

Christmas goes Baroque (2002) - Color
108 min.
(from NY Public Library) Instrumental settings of Christmas carols (1st film) and excerpts from Handel's Messiah (2nd film), coupled with scenes of Switzerland and Bavaria.

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