Notes & Reviews:
Compiled from secular cantatas and first published in 1734, Bach's Christmas Oratorio is remarkable in that it was conceived to be performed in two churches over six feast days, across a two-week period. Gathering together suitable cantatas to form a larger work was not an unusual practice, and Bach's Easter and Ascension Oratorios (BWV 249 and 11) are both compiled from secular cantatas. It is indeed possible that Bach had in mind recycling the cantatas into a larger work when he originally composed them. This performance here is based on Historic Music Practice, on authentic Instruments, with this recording from 2003 of Diego Fasolis was awarded numerous international record prizes, among which the prestigious Diapason'd Or.Notes & Reviews:
Personnel: Lynne Dawson (soprano); Charles Daniels (tenor); Klaus Mertens (bass voice).
Recording information: 12/30/2002-01/05/2003.
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Works DetailsBach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
- Conductor: Diego Fasolis
- Ensemble: I Barocchisti
- Notes: 12/30/2002-01/05/2003
- Running Time: 120 min. 26 sec.
- Period Time: Baroque
- Form: Christmas
- Written: 1734