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Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium IV - VI / Kammler, Augsburger Domsingknaben

Bach,J.s. / Augsburger Domsingknaben / Kammler
Release Date: 11/15/2011 
Label:  Ars Musici   Catalog #: 233420   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Daniele JoasFerdinand GeirhosMarkus GoppelJohannes Kammler,   ... 
Conductor:  Reinhard Kammler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Residenz OrchestraAugsburg Chamber Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

If you like your Christmas Oratorio in halves (the first three cantatas are available on a separate disc), this recent release from the Augsburg Cathedral Boys Choir and Munich Residence Chamber Orchestra makes a fine impression, both in the dynamic and well-wrought performances and in the vibrant sound (a live recording from the Frauenkirche Günzburg that benefits from an only occasionally audible audience). Highlights include an especially exciting chorus "Ehre sei dir, Gott, gesungen" (and very solid work from the choir in general) along with a charming and perfectly coordinated "echo" aria ("Flößt mein Heiland...") with two boy soprano soloists; excellent contributions from tenor Gerhard Read more Werlitz and bass Johannes Kammler; and expert solo instrumental playing (that wonderful violin in "Ach, wenn wird die Zeit erscheinen?"; those trumpets in "Herr, wenn die stolzen Feinde schnauben"!).

This performance just has an engaging, uplifting feel about it, one that gives you the sense of musicians fully focused and involved in the specially charged atmosphere of a concert. Conductor Reinhard Kammler knows something about pacing, adopting tempos that fit the music and ensure both textural clarity and rhythmic vitality. While I'm not usually a fan of boy soloists in this music--they rarely have sufficient vocal control and tonal consistency to handle the music's technical demands--the three singers here do an admirable job, good enough to keep me interested. In all, a very respectable and worthy rendition of this oft-recorded set of cantatas; and if you are so inclined, you can witness the whole performance on a separate DVD. Recommended.

--David Vernier, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: Cantata no 4, Fallt mit Danken by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Daniele Joas (Soprano), Ferdinand Geirhos (Alto), Markus Goppel (Soprano),
Johannes Kammler (Bass), Gerhard Werlitz (Tenor)
Conductor:  Reinhard Kammler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Residenz Orchestra,  Augsburg Chamber Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
2.
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: Cantata no 5, Ehre sei dir, Gott, gesungen by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Daniele Joas (Soprano), Ferdinand Geirhos (Alto), Markus Goppel (Soprano),
Johannes Kammler (Bass), Gerhard Werlitz (Tenor)
Conductor:  Reinhard Kammler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Residenz Orchestra,  Augsburg Chamber Choir
3.
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248: Cantata no 6, Herr, wenn die stolzen Feinde by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Daniele Joas (Soprano), Ferdinand Geirhos (Alto), Markus Goppel (Soprano),
Johannes Kammler (Bass), Gerhard Werlitz (Tenor)
Conductor:  Reinhard Kammler
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Residenz Orchestra,  Augsburg Chamber Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 

Sound Samples

Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part IV: Fallt mit Danken, fallt mit Loben ... (Chorus)
Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part IV: Und da acht Tage um waren ... (Evangelist)
Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part IV: Recitative with Chorale: Immanuel, o susses Wort (Bass, Soprano)
Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part IV: Aria: Flosst, mein Heiland, flosst dein Namen ... (Soprano)
Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part IV: Recitative with Chorale: Wohlan, dein Name soll allein (Soprano, Bass)
Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part IV: Aria: Ich will nur dir zu Ehren leben ... (Tenor)
Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part IV: Chorale: Jesus richte mein Beginnen ... (Chorus)
Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part V: Ehre sei dir, Gott gesungen ... (Chorus)
Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part V: Recitative: Da Jesus geboren war zu Bethlehem ... (Evangelist)
Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part V: Chorus and Recitative: Wo ist der neugeborne Konig der Juden? ... (Alto, Chorus)
Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part V: Chorale: Dein Glanz all Finsternis verzehrt ... (Chorus)
Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part V: Aria: Erleucht auch meine finstre Sinnen ... (Bass)
Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part V: Recitative: Da das der Konig Herodes horte ... (Evangelist)
Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part V: Recitative: Warum wollt ihr erschrecken?... (Alto, Tenor)
Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part V: Recitative: Und liess versammlen alle Hohepriester... (Evangelist)
Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part V: Aria (Trio): Ach, wenn wird die Zeit erscheinen ... (Soprano, Alto, Tenor)
Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part V: Recitative: Mein Liebster herrschet schon ... (Alto)
Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part V: Choral: Zwar ist solche Herzensstube ... (Chorus)
Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part VI: Chorus: Herr, wenn die stolzen Feinde schnauben ... (Chorus)
Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part VI: Recitative: Da berief Herodes die Weisen heimlich ... (Evangelist) - Ziehet hin und forschet fleissig nach dem Kindelein (Herodes)
Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part VI: Recitative: Du Falscher, suche nur den Herrn zu fallen ... (Soprano)
Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part VI: Aria: Nur ein Wink von seinen Handen ... (Soprano)
Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part VI: Recitative: Als sie nun den Konig gehoret hatten ... (Evangelist)
Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part VI: Choral: Ich steh an deiner Krippen hier ... (Chorus)
Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part VI: Recitative: Und Gott befahl ihnen im Traum ... (Evangelist)
Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part VI: Recitative: So geht! Genug, mein Schatz geht nicht von hier ... (Tenor)
Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part VI: Aria: Nun mogt ihr stolzen Feinde schrecken ... (Tenor)
Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part VI: Recitative (Quartet): Was will der Holle Schrekken nun ... (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass)
Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part VI: Choral: Nun seid ihr wohl gerochen ... (Chorus)

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