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Bach: Music for Christmas


Release Date: 11/09/2018 
Label:  Brilliant Classics   Catalog #: 95853  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter SchreierAnnelies BurmeisterArleen AugérTheo Adam,   ... 
Conductor:  Martin FlämigPieter-Jan Leusink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Kreuz ChoirDresden Philharmonic OrchestraHolland Boys' Choir,   ... 
Number of Discs: 11 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Brilliant Classics have updated their popular Christmas-time collection of music by J.S. Bach for a new decade, adding a timeless recording of the Christmas Oratorio from Dresden, with such star-calibre soloists as Arleen Augér, Peter Schreier and Theo Adam. The cantatas are selected for their Christmas theme from the monumental cycle of Bach’s complete sacred cantatas recorded for Brilliant Classics by the Holland Boys’ Choir and Netherlands Bach Collegium under Pieter Jan Leusink. This updated set also features a new programme of organ music chosen for the Christmas season from the masterful survey of Bach’s complete organ music on Brilliant Classics, performed by Baroque performance practice expert Stefano Molardi. Brilliant Classics have updated their popular Christmas-time collection of music by J.S. Bach for a new decade, adding a timeless recording of the Christmas Oratorio from Dresden, with such star-calibre soloists as Arleen Augér, Peter Schreier and Theo Adam. The cantatas are selected for their Christmas theme from the monumental cycle of Bach’s complete sacred cantatas recorded for Brilliant Classics by the Holland Boys’ Choir and Netherlands Bach Collegium under Pieter Jan Leusink. This updated set also features a new programme of organ music chosen for the Christmas season from the masterful survey of Bach’s complete organ music on Brilliant Classics, performed by Baroque performance practice expert Stefano Molardi. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Peter Schreier (Tenor), Annelies Burmeister (Mezzo Soprano), Arleen Augér (Soprano),
Theo Adam (Bass)
Conductor:  Martin Flämig
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Kreuz Choir,  Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
2.
Schwingt freudig euch empor, BWV 36 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Sytse Buwalda (Alto), Ruth Holton (Soprano), Marcel Beekman (Tenor),
Bas Ramselaar (Bass)
Conductor:  Pieter-Jan Leusink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Holland Boys' Choir,  Netherlands Bach Collegium
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1731; Leipzig, Germany 
3.
Darzu ist erschienen der Sohn Gottes, BWV 40 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Bas Ramselaar (Bass), Marcel Beekman (Tenor), Sytse Buwalda (Alto)
Conductor:  Pieter-Jan Leusink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Holland Boys' Choir,  Netherlands Bach Collegium
4.
Selig ist der Mann, der die Anfechtung erdulet, BWV 57 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Bas Ramselaar (Bass), Ruth Holton (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pieter-Jan Leusink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Holland Boys' Choir,  Netherlands Bach Collegium
Written: 1725 
5.
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 61 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Bas Ramselaar (Bass), Knut Schoch (Tenor), Ruth Holton (Soprano)
Conductor:  Pieter-Jan Leusink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Holland Boys' Choir,  Netherlands Bach Collegium
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1714; Cöthen, Germany 
6.
Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 62 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ruth Holton (Soprano), Nico Van der Meel (Tenor), Bas Ramselaar (Bass),
Sytse Buwalda (Alto)
Conductor:  Pieter-Jan Leusink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Holland Boys' Choir,  Netherlands Bach Collegium
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
7.
Christen, ätzet diesen Tag, BWV 63 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Sytse Buwalda (Alto), Marjon Strijk (Soprano), Bas Ramselaar (Bass),
Nico Van der Meel (Tenor)
Conductor:  Pieter-Jan Leusink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Holland Boys' Choir,  Netherlands Bach Collegium
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1713-1715; Cöthen, Germany 

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