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J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio / Rachel Harnisch, Anke Vondung, Maximilian Schmitt, Christian Immler. Bavarian Radio Chorus, Peter Dijkstra

Album Summary

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

Notes & Reviews:

Telling the story of Christmas from the Nativity to the visit of the Three Wise Men, J.S. Bach's "Christmas Oratorio" and comprised of six cantatas, this piece remains for many, ubiquitous to the holiday season. What elevates this December 2010 live recording from the Herkulessaal in the Munich Residenz is the spirited collaboration between the young and excellent vocalists including Rachel Harnisch, Anke Vondung and more, along with the fine Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks under the direction of Peter Dijkstra with the transcendental period instrument ensemble, the Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin all of whom provide a stunningly fresh take on this baroque masterpiece.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Herkulessaal der Residenz München, Germany (12/11/2010/12/12/2010).


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Works Details

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
  • Conductor: Peter Dijkstra
  • Ensemble: Bayerischen Rundfunks Chor
  • Notes: Herkulessaal der Residenz München, Germany (12/11/2010/12/12/2010)
  • Running Time: 128 min. 26 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Christmas
  • Written: 1734