Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium - Carolyn Sampson (bass); Carolyn Sampson (soprano); Konstantin Wolff (bass); Maria Stosiek (soprano); Martin Lattke (tenor); Wiebke Lehmkuhl (alto); Wiebke Lehmkuhl (contralto); Wolfram Lattke (tenor); Dresdner Kammerchor (choir, chorus)
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  1. Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), in six parts, BWV 248 (BC D7)
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Decca's 2010 recording of Bach's Christmas Oratorio is notable for the extraordinarily lively and supple leadership of Riccardo Chailly. The opening is breathtaking in it evocation of a bustling celebration, with both orchestra and chorus practically bursting with irrepressible excitement. He is equally effective in the moments of serene grandeur and in the gravity of the suffering foreshadowed in the passion chorales. It's an altogether fully realized and dramatically propulsive rendering of the oratorio. The Gewandhaus ...

Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium 2010, Decca

UPC: 028947822714

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