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Jonas Kaufmann
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It's Christmas! (Gold Edition)


"It's Christmas!" is the Christmas bestseller album by the German classical world star Jonas Kaufmann. The exceptional tenor has chosen his favorite Christmas songs from Germany and around the world and recorded them with excellent musicians. The result is a music album that fulfills all musical desires for a festive, contemplative, or swinging Christmas season. Now, this bestseller is available in a limited gold edition as an extended 3CD set. For this album, Jonas Kaufmann himself has recorded his favorite Christmas poems and stories, including well-known ones like "Christmas Eve" (Hermann Hesse), "Song in Advent" (Matthias Claudius), "The Holy Night" (Ludwig Thoma), as well as true rarities like "On December 24th" (Theodor Fontane), "The Star" (Wilhelm Busch), or "A Bavarian Advent Story". The high-quality booklet contains numerous personal photos and favorite recipes of Jonas Kaufmann.

The many Christmas songs that Jonas Kaufmann selected for "It's Christmas!" are closely tied to his memories of joyful Christmases spent with his family. That's why CD 1 features many of the most beautiful German Christmas songs like "Softly Falls the Snow," "O Holy Night," "Still, still...," "Every Year Again...," "From Heaven on High...," or "Daughter Zion." Jonas Kaufmann is accompanied by the excellent Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg under Jochen Rieder, the Bach Choir Salzburg, and the St. Florian Boys' Choir, who provide a wonderfully warm, radiant sound to the elegant, mostly new arrangements. One of the highlights on the album is certainly the touching "Silent Night," where Jonas Kaufmann is accompanied only by a harp.

Spreading good cheer on CD 2 are American Christmas evergreens like "White Christmas," "O Holy Night," "Let it Snow," or "Winter Wonderland," which are among Kaufmann's favorites because his father often played the legendary Christmas records of Bing Crosby, Sinatra, and Ella Fitzgerald after the gift exchange on Christmas. CD 2 also features particularly beautiful French, English, Italian, Swedish, and Bavarian Christmas songs in new arrangements. For "Let it Snow" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," the German jazz star Till Brönner is a fantastic, inspiring soloist.

With the extremely varied and high-quality "It's Christmas!" Jonas Kaufmann once again demonstrates his outstanding versatility and quality. With its stylistic variety and quality, the album is the perfect Christmas album for those who want to celebrate a contemplative, joyful, and festive Christmas season. It's also an ideal gift, as the three CDs of "It's Christmas!" come in a lovingly designed, high-quality, gold-colored deluxe digipack. The 100-page booklet contains personally selected Christmas poems by Jonas Kaufmann, photos from his childhood Christmases, recipes for his favorite Christmas treats, lots of personal content, and all song lyrics.


  1. Engel haben Himmelslieder / Gloria in excelsis Deo
  2. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  3. Süßer die Glocken nie klingen
  4. Adeste fideles
  5. Cantique de Noël (Minuit, Chrétiens) / O Holy Night
  6. Trois anges sont venus ce soir
  7. In dulci jubilo
  8. Kommet, ihr Hirten
  9. Tochter Zion
  10. Ihr Kinderlein, kommet
  11. What Child Is This?
  12. Silent Night
  13. Es wird scho glei dumpa
  14. Still, still, still
  15. Maria durch ein Dornwald ging
  16. Im Woid is so staad
  17. Alle Jahre wieder
  18. White Christmas
  19. Jingle Bells
  20. Was soll das bedeuten?
  21. Vom Himmel hoch, ihr Englein, kommt!
  22. Gesù bambino
  23. Lasst uns froh und munter sein
  24. Leise rieselt der Schnee
  25. Morgen, Kinder, wird's was geben
  26. Entre le boeuf et l'âne gris
  27. Der englische Gruß
  28. Auf, ihr Hirtensleut
  29. Als Maria übers Gebirge ging
  30. In the Bleak Midwinter
  31. Es ist ein Ros entsprungen
  32. Macht hoch die Tür
  33. Ich steh an deiner Krippen hier, BWV 469
  34. Zu Bethlehem geboren
  35. Jetzt fangen wir zum Singen an
  36. Mariä Wiegenlied
  37. O du fröhliche
  38. O Heiland, reiß die Himmel auf
  39. Kling, Glöckchen, klingelingeling
  40. Vom Himmel hoch, da komm ich her
  41. O Tannenbaum
  42. Nu tändas tusen juleljus
  43. Stille Nacht
  44. Still, still, still
  45. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  46. Winter Wonderland
  47. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
  48. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
  49. All I Want For Christmas Is You
  50. Die Weihnachtsgeschichte aus dem Lukas-Evangelium (2, 1-20)
  51. Ein Weihnachtsgast
  52. Die Gabe der Weisen
  53. Der Traum
  54. Lied im Advent
  55. Weihnachten
  56. Weihnachten
  57. Die heilige Nacht
  58. Die Weihe der Nacht
  59. Weihnachtsabend
  60. Weihnachtslied
  61. Knecht Ruprecht
  62. Christkind im Walde
  63. Der Stern
  64. Advent
  65. Es gibt so wunderweiße Nächte
  66. Weihnachten
  67. Weihnachtsabend
  68. Denkt euch, ich habe das Christkind gesehen!
  69. Der Weihnachtsbaum
  70. Einsiedlers Heiliger Abend
  71. Zum 24. Dezember
  72. Der Dezember
  73. Weihnachtslied, chemisch gereinigt
  74. Die Weihnachtsgans
  75. Die Weihnachtsmaus
  76. Die heilige Nacht
  77. Eine bayerische Adventsgeschichte
  78. Travniceks Weihnachtseinkäufe

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