The Spirit of Christmas Past

COMPOSERS: Berlioz,Franck,Gounod,Schubert
LABELS: Nimbus
WORKS: 20th-century arrangements of Franck, Gounod, Berlioz, Schubert,
PERFORMER: Emmy Destinn, Rosa Ponselle (soprano), Giovanni Martinelli, Beniamino Gigli (tenor), etc
CATALOGUE NO: NI 7861 ADD (1908-44)

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The fact is that nostalgia, not novelty, is the key to Christmas and no one has tapped that sentimental vein better than Nimbus with its Spirit of Christmas Past, over 70 minutes of the great vocal stars of the 78 era – from Destinn and Lehmann to Martinelli and Ponselle — singing the spots off their modern-day equivalents.