Label.: Decca Records
Grabber.: Exact Audio Copy (Secure Mode)
Encoding Scheme.: Lame 3.98.4 V0 VBR Joint-Stereo / MP3
Total Playing Time.: 56:12
American soprano Renee Fleming’s first-ever holiday album celebrates the beloved and iconic Christmas season in New York City. From the holiday windows lining 5th Avenue to the red and green-lit spire of the Empire State Building, the essence of the city at the most wonderful time of year is captured on Christmas in New York. Pop, Broadway and jazz greats Chris Botti, Kurt Elling, Wynton Marsalis, Brad Mehldau, Kelli O Hara, Gregory Porter and Rufus Wainwright join Renée as she lends her sublime voice to hits like “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “Silver Bells” and other gems, including “Central Park Serenade” a brand new duet by songwriting legend Diane Warren. In total, Renee Fleming and her guests have won 16 Grammy awards across multiple categories.
Renee Fleming’s lush vocals, elegant persona, and intimate delivery of holiday classics make this album the perfect soundtrack for holiday parties, and a gift that will delight anyone who loves music.
An exclusive recording artist with Decca since 1995, Renee Fleming is known around the globe as a classical singer with a voice as warm and rich as a fine single malt, (The Times, London), and a career that has ranged from the stages of world’s greatest opera houses to concerts and recordings of jazz, the American songbook, movie soundtracks and indie rock. In February 2014, Renee Fleming became the first classical singer in history to perform the National Anthem at the Super Bowl, which was enjoyed by more than 111.5 million viewers in the US.
01. Winter Wonderland (duet with Wynton Marsalis) 3:50
02. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (duet with Gregory Porter) 3:35
03. Silver Bells (duet with Kelli O’Hara) 3:06
04. Merry Christmas Darling (duet with Chris Botti) 5:35
05. The Christmas Waltz 3:19
06. Who Knows Where The Time Goes (duet with Brad Mehldau) 4:25
07. Sleigh Ride (duet with Wynton Marsalis) 5:17
08. Snowbound (duet with Kurt Elling) 6:27
09. In The Bleak Midwinter (duet with Rufus Wainwright) 3:46
10. Central Park Serenade (duet with Gregory Porter) 4:12
11. The Man With The Bag 2:39
12. Love And Hard Times (duet with Brad Mehldau) 4:45
13. Still, Still, Still (duet with Kurt Elling) 5:16