With bold, cinematic strokes, Christmas Fantastique transforms the simple beauty of traditional Christmas melodies into stunning and festive new holiday jewels. Each unique piece from some of Hollywood s most talented composers and arrangers dramatically captures a glimmer of the varied nuances of the Christmas spirit. This distinctive recording will unquestionably add a brilliant new sparkle to your Christmas music collection and a new dimension to your holiday experience. The world-renowned Grammy-nominated Moscow Symphony Orchestra breaths new life into Christmas classics with Christmas Fantastique. Under the imminently capable and passionate baton of Konstantin Krimets, the first-class musicians of this prestigious 80-person ensemble take us on a dramatic journey through the land of Christmas. In addition to acclaimed performances in its home city of Moscow, the MSO has toured extensively throughout the world, including Europe, China and Japan. With over a hundred recordings to its name, the Moscow Symphony Orchestra has recently contributed extensively to soundtracks and video games and in 2006 was nominated for a Grammy for its recording of The Adventures of Mark Twain. Nelidova Records proudly presents this spectacular and inspirational revitalization of some of the best music of the holiday season.