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Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium / Beringer, Windsbacher Knabenchor, Munchner Bachsolisten

Bach,J.s. / Windsbacher Knabenchor
Release Date: 09/11/2012 
Label:  Winter & Winter   Catalog #: 189   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Martin DurrMarkus SchäferJuliane BanseRobert Swensen,   ... 
Conductor:  Karl-Friedrich Beringer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Windsbacher KnabenchorMünchner Bachsolisten
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Karl-Friedrich Beringer presents J. S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio lively, fresh and filled with vibe. The Christmas Oratorio is certainly one of Bach's most famous works for soloists, choir and orchestra. The Windsbacher Knabenchor and the Muenchner Bachsolisten are presenting with this record an outstanding interpretation. The soloists Juliane Banse, Cornelia Kallisch, Markus Schäfer, Robert Swensen and Thomas Quasthoff impress with their great performance. Under the direction of Karl-Friedrich Beringer, Bach's work is filled with jubilation and joy and sounds in full bloom. At the end of 2011 Beringer announced his retirement as the artistic director of the Windsbacher Knabenchor. For 34 years he was the director of this famous boys Read more choir. Winter & Winter has selected this record as one of the highlights of Beringer's actions and work. The recording is re-mastered in best 24-bit-technology to help bring out the full sound qualities of this performance.

About the Münchner Bachsolisten:
In 1962, Otto Büchner, a well-known violinist and Professor at the Munich Conservatory, founded a highly qualified string chamber orchestra, which gave important concerts in Germany and other countries in close cooperation with Karl Richter. In 1982 interested and experienced Bach musicians got together again and founded the Munich Bach Soloists (= MBS) with Hans Schuster as the conductor. The chamber orchestra gives regular concerts with the Windsbacher Knabenchor. TV productions, guest performances and tours with these ensembles have become regular events, like at the Old Opera House in Frankfurt, The Philharmonic Concert Hall in Munich and the Philharmonic Concert Hall in Cologne.

The famous soloists Juliane Banse, Cornelia Kallisch, Markus Schäfer, Robert Swensen und Thomas Quasthof build together with the Windsbacher Knabenchor and the Muenchner Bachsolisten under the direction of Karl Friedrich Beringer a perfect team to create an exceptional performance of this brilliant composition. - Winter & Winter Read less

Works on This Recording

Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Martin Durr (Boy Soprano), Markus Schäfer (Tenor), Juliane Banse (Soprano),
Robert Swensen (Tenor), Cornelia Kallisch (Alto), Thomas Quasthoff (Baritone)
Conductor:  Karl-Friedrich Beringer
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Windsbacher Knabenchor,  Münchner Bachsolisten
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 

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