Music Review: The Three Tenors Christmas DVD

Saturday, January 09, 2010 Posted by Dina N


Recently, I was introduced to the Yule Log Editions DVDs, courtesy of Sony Music and Legacy Recordings. These DVDs feature a variety of talented musicians performing Christmas music. They also provide the perfect holiday ambience - in addition to listening to some wonderful music, you can choose from three festive scenes (snowy mountain cabin, burning yule log, or Christmas tree) to display on your TV or computer screen while the music plays.

I received Christmas Classics: The Yule Log edition, featuring The Three Tenors. I am a long-time fan of Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras and Luciano Pavarotti - the world-famous opera singers who comprise this trio. This collection includes 21 tracks, some performed by all three, others by one or two of the tenors. The three holiday scenes on the DVD are beautiful - my favorite is the Classic Yule Log that creates the illusion of a real fireplace in the room, even though it's just on your screen. The Snowy Cabin takes you to a romantic, warm cabin with hospitable lights, nesting in the snow among the pine trees of some faraway woods. And The Cozy Cottage brings you inside that cabin, letting you observe the Christmas tree lights, the burning fire, and the snow and winter wonderland through the window.

The songs performed by The Three Tenors include lyrics in Italian, German, English, and Spanish, and the languages alternate effortlessly. The language does not really matter, though - the timeless music can be enjoyed whether you know the words or not, whether you celebrate Christmas or not. It does not have to be December to take pleasure in this collection, it can truly be enjoyed all year.

Here is a complete list of the tracks:
1. Cantique De Noel (O Holy Night)
2. Adeste Fideles
3. Ave Maria, Dolce Maria
4. Wiegenlied (Brahms)
5. Oh Tannenbaum
6. Tu Scendi Dalle Stelle
7. Amazing Grace
8. White Christmas
9. Dormi, O Bambino
10. Silent Night
11. Pregaria
12. Susani
13. Happy Christmas / War Is Over
14. Wiegenlied (Strauss, Dehmel)
15. Carol of the Drum
16. La Virgen Lava Panales
17. I'll Be Home for Christmas
18. Sleigh Ride
19. Winter Wonderland
20. Un Nuevo Siglo
21. Feliz Navidad

From the somber O Holy Night through Amazing Grace, Ave Maria, Oh Tannenbaum, to the joyful Feliz Navidad, every song in this album helps preserve the festive mood of the Christmas holidays and recreate the magic of the season with every replay.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this DVD, courtesy of Sony Music. This review reflects my personal opinion and is unaffected by the free nature of the product.

6 comments:

  1. Virginia C said...

    I love Christmas music all year round. I also love opera. Classical, Classic Rock, Easy Listening, Folk, Pop and a little Country all round out my music choices.

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  6. Sue A. said...

    My mom would love this CD! Maybe for next Xmas.

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