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Bach: Christmas Oratorio / Suzuki

Release Date: 09/15/1999 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 941/2   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yoshikazu MeraMonica FrimmerGerd TürkPeter Kooy
Conductor:  Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bach Collegium Japan
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 25 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yoshikazu Mera (Countertenor), Monica Frimmer (Soprano), Gerd Türk (Tenor),
Peter Kooy (Bass)
Conductor:  Masaaki Suzuki
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bach Collegium Japan
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/1998 
Venue:  Saitama Arts Theater Concert Hall, Japan 
Length: 144 Minutes 50 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: Composition written: Leipzig, Germany (1734 - 1735). 

Customer Reviews

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 Great performance December 30, 2013 By Zoran Rebrovic (Milton, MA) See All My Reviews "I have had a Harnoncourt 1973 recording for ages and for this Christmas I wanted to try a new one. I have several Suzuki cantatas and knowing how good they are I have ordered this Oratorio. I am so glad I did because I never knew there would be such a difference. Suzuki is such a joy to listen to, the recording is lively and inspired. Great singers, great instrumentalists, excellent recording. You almost want to dance listening to it." Report Abuse
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