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J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio / RIAS Kammerchor, Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin, René Jacobs

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The Christmas Oratorio is the sublime outcome of a vast project that Bach completed between December 1734 and January 1735. This monumental fresco inspired by the history of the Nativity for narrators, soloists, choirs and orchestra comprises no fewer than six sections, each one a huge cantata. René Jacobs's acclaimed 1997 recording of the work is offered here at a special price.


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>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
  • Conductor: René Jacobs
  • Ensemble: Akademie für Alte Musik, Berlin
  • Running Time: 137 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1734