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Songs of Joy & Peace

Songs of Joy & Peace Lowest new price: $8.12
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2008 release, Yo-Yo Ma's first-ever holiday album. Features once-in-a-lifetime performances with incredible guest artists including James Taylor, Diana Krall, Alison Krauss, Chris Botti, Ren‚e Fleming, Dave Brubeck and more. Imagine a party, a musical party inspired by the holiday spirit. A party that celebrates the universal hopes, dreams and joy animating festivals the world over: Christmas, Hanukkah, Eid al-Adha, Kwanzaa, Yule and New Year's Day. That is what brought Yo-Yo Ma together with a remarkable group of friends to create SONGS OF JOY & PEACE. It is Yo-Yo's hope that everyone who listens to this album will hear a song familiar and beloved to them as well as discover and fall in love with music that is brand new.

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Score

Score Lowest new price: $9.14
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2CELLOS, music's most electric and dynamic instrumental duo, go to the movies for their new album Score. Bringing 2CELLOS' game-changing sound and style to the most popular melodies ever written for classic and contemporary movies and television, Score finds Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser exploring a more traditional sound-world. Joining them here to provide the ideal aural backdrop to their virtuosity is the London Symphony Orchestra, with conductor/arranger Robin Smith at the helm. Sulic and Hauser also co-produced Score with Nick Patrick (Jackie Evancho, Il Divo, Placido Domingo).

On Score, themes that drove some of the biggest block-busters in film and television history are featured in fresh new treatments including an arrangement of Ramin Djawadi's melodies that score Game of Thrones, Oscar-winning themes from James Horner's Titanic ("My Heart Will Go On"), John Williams' Schindler's List and Vangelis's Chariots of Fire, as well as "For the Love of a Princess" from Braveheart (also by Horner); "May It Be" from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (introduced in the film by Enya); and the inspiring "Now We Are Free" from Gladiator, by the film's composer Hans Zimmer, Lisa Gerrard and Klaus Badelt.

The vocal beauty of the cello's sound is also a perfect match for a brace of romantic themes, which include the Henry Mancini/Johnny Mercer song "Moon River" from Breakfast at Tiffany's; Ennio Morricone's beautiful themes for Cinema Paradiso and Malena; Nino Rota's love theme for The Godfather; Francis Lai's Oscar-winning theme from Love Story; Hans Zimmer's theme from Rain Man; and Stanley Myers' haunting "Cantilena" heard in The Deer Hunter.

2CELLOS have forged a signature style that breaks down the boundaries between genres of music, from classical and film music to pop and rock. As impressive when playing Bach and Vivaldi as they are when rocking out, Sulic and Hauser know no limits when it comes to performing live. They have sold out shows around the globe and also performed with Sir Elton John as part of his band, as well as opening his shows to rapturous acclaim. 2CELLOS are the first instrumentalists to be featured on Glee. They have also appeared multiple times on The Today Show and The Ellen DeGeneres Show in addition to The Tonight Show, The Bachelor Live Wedding Special among others.

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A Christmas Festival with Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops

A Christmas Festival with Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops Lowest new price: $6.24
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Brand: FIEDLER,ARTHUR

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Media Type: CD
Artist: FIEDLER,ARTHUR
Title: CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL
Street Release Date: 10/01/1999
Domestic
Genre: XMAS CLASSICAL INSTRUMENTAL

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Best of Christmas

Best of Christmas Lowest new price: $6.30
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2014 holiday release from the world-famous violinist and conductor who is often referred to as 'The Waltz King'. This release contains some of the most widely loved Christmas songs of all time performed by the legendary Andre Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra.

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Songs of Angels - Christmas Hymns and Carols

Songs of Angels - Christmas Hymns and Carols Lowest new price: $4.12
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Brand: SHAW,ROBERT

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Media Type: CD
Artist: SHAW,ROBERT
Title: SONGS OF ANGELS-CHRISTMAS HYMN
Street Release Date: 08/29/2006
Domestic
Genre: XMAS CLASSICAL VOCAL

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Shall We Dance [CD/DVD]

Shall We Dance [CD/DVD] Lowest new price: $11.49
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Violinist and conductor André Rieu brings classical music and waltzes to the masses this fall. After selling over 40 million albums and DVDs worldwide, and with over 400 million YouTube views, Rieu and his orchestra are set to tour the US this October and release an album full of audience favorites and classics.

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Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors

Menotti: Amahl and the Night Visitors Lowest new price: $13.63
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Rosemary Kuhlmann and Bill McIver star in this Menotti opera conducted by Thomas Schippers, broadcast December 25, 2005.

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Bach Trios

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Nonesuch Records releases an album of Bach works recorded by cellist Yo-Yo Ma, mandolinist Chris Thile, and bassist Edgar Meyer, Bach Trios, on April 7, 2017, with the two-LP vinyl edition due April 21. The album comprises works by J.S. Bach originally written for keyboard instruments, plus one sonata for viola da gamba. In 2011, Ma, Thile, and Meyer—along with Stuart Duncan—collaborated on The Goat Rodeo Sessions, which won two Grammy Awards.

Yo-Yo Ma and Edgar Meyer's first recording together was the 1996 album Appalachia Waltz, which also featured fiddler Mark O'Connor; that album was followed by Appalachian Journey, also with O'Connor, in 2000. Meyer and Thile also began playing together nearly two decades ago, and first performed live as a duo in 2003. They have made two duo albums, 2008's Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile and the Grammy–winning 2014 record Bass & Mandolin.

Thile then joined Meyer on Ma's 2008 holiday album, Songs of Joy and Peace, before the trio reunited, along with Stuart Duncan, for The Goat Rodeo Sessions, an album of original tunes drawing from the musicians' backgrounds in bluegrass, classical, and American roots music. The Goat Rodeo Sessions debuted at number twenty-three on the Billboard 200 chart and number one on the classical and classical crossover charts, as well as number one on the bluegrass chart, where it stayed for eleven weeks. The album was also critically praised, with the Los Angeles Times calling it "haunting, invigorating, often breathtaking."

As Ma told Billboard at that time: "How often do you work with people who are master virtuosos and also master improvisers and composers, who know at least two musical traditions unbelievably well?" He continued, "It's just extraordinary when you have people who can actually show on their instruments what they're thinking at any moment, without a delay. As soon as you think it, it gets transferred in your neuromusculature immediately into sound."

The New York Times said of Yo-Yo Ma, who is considered one of today's foremost interpreters of Bach, "Other cellists hear Bach's suites the same as Mr. Ma, but few if any have the technical means to transfer their imaginings so precisely into sound." Ma maintains a balance between his engagements as soloist with orchestras worldwide and his recital and chamber music activities. His discography includes more than one hundred albums, eighteen of which have won Grammy Awards. Ma also serves as the Artistic Director of Silkroad, an organization he founded to promote cross-cultural performance and collaborations. More than eighty works have been commissioned specifically for the Silk Road Ensemble, which tours annually. Ma also serves as the Judson and Joyce Green Creative Consultant to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Negaunee Music Institute and in 2016 was appointed Artistic Advisor to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

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On a Cold Winter's Day - Early Christmas Music and Carols from the British Isles

On a Cold Winter's Day - Early Christmas Music and Carols from the British Isles Lowest new price: $8.96
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On a Cold Winter's Day - Early Christmas Music and Carols from the British Isles by Quadriga Consort

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New Worlds

New Worlds Lowest new price: $11.19
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Actor and comedian Bill Murray met German cellist Jan Vogler on a trans-Atlantic flight. The two struck up a friendship and soon had the idea to work together on a project: New Worlds. On the album and in live performance, Murray as both singer and narrator brings his charm and wit to songs by Foster, Gershwin, and Bernstein as well as readings of classic American poetry and prose by Whitman, Hemingway, Twain and others, in dialogue with Voglers singing Stradivari cello. They are joined by violinist Mira Wang and pianist Vanessa Perez.

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