A Classical Christmas
|Main Performer |
|Accompaniment/Orchestra:||Members of the Pittsburgh Symphony|
|Individual Works:||Bach/Gounod: Ave Maria|
Trad: We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Bach: Prelude & Toccata on "In dulci jubilo" (751 & 729)
Grueber: Stille Nacht
Doktorski: Jazz Fantasia on "Carol of the Bells"
Palmer/Doktorski: Variations on "Coventry Carol"
Doktorski: Suite on Four Polish Carols
Mueller: Away In A Manger
Palmer: Sonatina on Three Carols
Doktorski: Chorale and Dance on "Jingle Bells"
|Record Label:||Alanna Records|
|Comments:||"One of the more unusual Christmas compilations on the market. A CLASSICAL CHRISTMAS features the amazing talents of American Henry Doktorski, one of the few concert accordionists performing today. No, really. This is serious, virtuoso stuff and about as far from oom-pah-pah kitsch as you can get. Doktorski is a classically-trained organist and, indeed, the sounds he squeezes from his state-of-the-art instrument, nicknamed "the Stradivarius of accordions," are of pipe-organ quality, with rich, deep bass notes worthy of any pedalboard. His performance of a difficult Bach Prelude and Toccata is nothing short of unbelievable. -- The Hour, Montreal's News and Entertainment Weekly|
|Acknowledgements:||Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:|
|Date First Submitted:||05/23/1999|