Featuring all 65 pieces from its six cantatas, Weihnachtsoratorium is Austrian composer Nikolaus Harnoncourt's interpretation of Johann Sebastian Bach's 1734 Christmas Oratorio. The period instrument performance features the Baroque music ensemble formed by Harnoncourt and his wife Alice, Concentus Musicus Wien, the Vienna Boys Choir, and soloists Paul Esswood, Kurt Equiluz, and Siegmund Nimsgern. ~ Jon O'Brien
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Works DetailsBach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
- Performers: Christine Schäfer (Soprano); Werner Güra (Tenor); Christian Gerhaher (Baritone); Gerald Finley
- Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
- Running Time: 134 min. 27 sec.
- Period Time: Baroque
- Form: Christmas
- Written: 1734