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Christmas Show

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Theatrical poster for the release of the 1946 film It's a Wonderful Life, starring James Stewart and Donna Reed.

We’re just days after Christmas and, in the spirit of the 12 days of Christmas, we have a sleigh full of great music from Tchaikovsky to Tiomkin to delight and entertain you. We’ll hear a fabulous recording of music from The Nutcracker, as well as music by Bach, Humperdinck, Rimsky-Korsakov and selections from the immortal film score to “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

Compositions and Recordings

'Overture,' 'March,' 'Divertissement,' 'Waltz of the Flowers,' from The Nutcracker, Pyotr Tchaikovsky
Fritz Reiner and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra

'Sinfonia' from The Christmas Oratorio, Johann Sebastian Bach
Guido Cantelli and the NBC Symphony Orchestra

'Dream Pantomime' from Hansel and Gretel, Engelbert Humperdinck
Rudolf Kempe and the Royal Philharmonic

Polonaise from Christmas Eve, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Eugene Ormandy and the Philadelphia Orchestra

Music from the film score 'It's a Wonderful Life,' Dimitri Tiomkin
David Newman and the Royal Philharmonic

Frank Byrne is the host of From the Archives on 91.9 Classical KC.
Leah Sosland is an intern for 91.9 Classical KC.