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Cecilia Brauer, Armonica/Harmonium


Raymond Gniewek, violinist and concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra since 1957, is the brother of Cecilia. He has played more than 100 operas with the leading conductors of the world, and has been heard in chamber music concerts with James Levine and colleagues from the orchestra.

Judith Blegen Gniewek, leading soprano of the Metropolitan Opera and wife of Raymond, has performed in the great opera houses of Vienna, Paris, Hamburg, and London, as well as summer festivals of Salzburg, Edinburgh, Spoleto, and Tanglewood. She was a frequent guest on the "Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson.

"...otherworldly, beautiful and an amazing disc ...
**** stars

--Dan Aquilante, The New York Post.

"This collection of holiday classics showcases
the Armonica's glorious, chiming tone

-- NightBeat, Newsday

"This CD is not some obscure curiosity; it presents first class musicians in a remarkable and memorable Christmas collection unlike any thing you have heard before"

-- James Reel, Musical Heritage Society

Compact disc $19.95

To purchase, please send check or money order payable to:

Cecilia Brauer
2267 Hewlett Avenue
Merrick, N.Y. 11566-3930

Sound samples from
"The Angelic Sounds of Christmas"

"Silent Night"
"We three Kings"

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