Christmas in Vienna II

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Christmas in Vienna II
Dionne Warwick – Christmas in Vienna II.jpg
Live album by Dionne Warwick and Plácido Domingo
Released 1994
Recorded December 21, 1993
Genre Christmas
Length 52:51 minutes
Label Sony Classical

Christmas in Vienna II is a 1994 album released by Dionne Warwick and Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo for the Sony Classical label. This album was taken from Domingo's second televised Christmas in Vienna concert from 1993.

In the US this album is known as Celebration in Vienna. The first volume in this collection of seasonal works featured Plácido Domingo and José Carreras with megastar Diana Ross. That album topped the U.S. Classical charts, as well as, hit the top of the European and Pan Asian charts. Pavarotti and Friends series was the inspiration for this series.Though the other 5 volumes did well internationally, Christmas in Vienna with Diana Ross, Plácido Domingo and José Carreras remains the crowning achievement.

The album was recorded live on December 21, 1993 at Hofburg Palace, Vienna with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and the Mozart Sängerknaben (Mozart Boys' Choir)[1] under the direction of maestro Vjekoslav Šutej.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Smile" – Plácido Domingo, Dionne Warwick
  2. "Hear My Song" – Plácido Domingo (Orchestration by Juan J. Colomer)
  3. "O Holy Night" – Dionne Warwick
  4. "Golondrinas" – Plácido Domingo
  5. "Over the Rainbow" – Plácido Domingo, Dionne Warwick
  6. "What the World Needs Now Is Love" – Dionne Warwick
  7. "Ultima Canzone" – Plácido Domingo
  8. "As Time Goes By" – Dionne Warwick
  9. "Die Musik" – Plácido Domingo
  10. "Ave Maria" – Plácido Domingo, Dionne Warwick
  11. Medley: "Mary's Boy Child"/"God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen"/"Once Again, I" – Plácido Domingo, Dionne Warwick
  12. "Stille Nacht" (Silent Night) – Plácido Domingo, Dionne Warwick

Chart performance[edit]

Chart[3] Peak
on chart
Austria 7 2
Germany 41 5
Sweden 29 2

See also[edit]