New Releases: Feliz Navidad – Rolando Villazón

17 December 2018, 10:00 | Updated: 17 December 2018, 10:01

Rolano Villazón
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By Sofia Rizzi

Throughout the week Classic FM’s presenters bring you the best new recordings, including world exclusives and premiere broadcasts of latest releases.

John Suchet's Album of the Week
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John Suchet plays a track from his featured Album of the Week at 10.15am every weekday. You can buy your own copy from the Classic FM store here.

Feliz Navidad – Rolando Villazón

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Rolando Villazón – Feliz Navidad
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Rolando Villazón has curated a special selection of Christmas classics and less familiar works for his new album Feliz Navidad. He has decided to release an album to enjoy, in his words, with his children as a Christmas tradition – and this effortlessly translates as a shared experience for those listening.

Villazón sings in five languages on the track (and remarkably speaks all five too) – French, Italian, Spanish, German and English.

Highlights from the album include 'White Christmas', 'Que Canten Los Niños', 'Stille Nacht' and 'Tu scendi dalle stelle'. This is the perfect album to have on repeat as you go about your Christmas to-do list this year.

John Brunning's Drive Discovery
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John Brunning's Drive Discovery

For the final Drive Discovery of 2018, John has decided to give more than one artist the chance to shine.

In a competition with 'Making Music', instrumental and vocal groups were encouraged to send in their own recordings of carols as a way to celebrate all of their hard work over the past year. John has chosen his top five performances from non-professional UK ensembles to play every night this week. John will reveal the winning recordings at around 6:15pm Monday to Friday.