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Collectors Edition - Bach: Christmas Oratorio, Etc


Release Date: 11/09/2004 
Label:  Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog #: 000345102   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ruth HoltonAnthony Rolfe JohnsonHans-Peter BlochwitzAnne Sofie von Otter,   ... 
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque SoloistsMonteverdi ChoirLondon Oratory Junior Choir
Number of Discs: 9 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 8 Hours 31 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ruth Holton (Soprano), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor), Hans-Peter Blochwitz (Tenor),
Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano), Nancy Argenta (Soprano), Olaf Bär (Bass),
Katie Pringle (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 01/1987 
Venue:  EMI Abbey Road Studios, London 
Length: 140 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Language: German 
Notes: Composition written: Leipzig, Germany (1734 - 1735). 
2.
Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Olaf Bär (Baritone), Howard Crook (Tenor), Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano),
Michael Chance (Countertenor), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor), Ann Monoyios (Soprano),
Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Andreas Schmidt (Baritone), Cornelius Hauptmann (Bass)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir,  London Oratory Junior Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: Circa 1727; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 04/1988 
Venue:  The Maltings, Snape, Aldeburgh 
Length: 157 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: German 
3.
Mass in B minor, BWV 232 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Sophia McKenna (Oboe), Patrick Collin (Countertenor), Paul Nicholson (Harpsichord),
Valerie Darke (Oboe), Alastair Ross (Organ), Elizabeth Wilcock (Violin),
Howard Milner (Tenor), Andrew Murgatroyd (Tenor), Lisa Beznosiuk (Flute),
Stephen Varcoe (Bass), Richard Lloyd Morgan (Bass), Wynford Evans (Tenor),
Nancy Argenta (Soprano), Ashley Stafford (Countertenor), Lynne Dawson (Soprano),
Jane Fairfield (Soprano), Valerie Botwright (Double Bass), Timothy Mason (Cello),
Michael Thompson (French Horn), Patrizia Kwella (Soprano), Carol Hall (Soprano),
Mary Nichols (Mezzo Soprano), Michael Chance (Countertenor), Jean Knibbs (Soprano)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1747-49; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 02/1985 
Venue:  All Saints' Church, Tooting, London 
Length: 106 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
4.
Saint John Passion, BWV 245 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Neill Archer (Tenor), Gillian Ross (Soprano), Michael Chance (Countertenor),
Ruth Holton (Soprano), Nancy Argenta (Soprano), Rufus Müller (Tenor),
Andrew Murgatroyd (Tenor), Simon Birchall (Bass), Nicholas Robertson (Tenor),
Cornelius Hauptmann (Bass), Stephen Varcoe (Bass), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/1986 
Venue:  All Saints' Church, Tooting, London 
Length: 107 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Language: German 

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 Musician's Musicians April 15, 2012 By Jerry K. P. (Pine Level, AL) See All My Reviews "John Eliot Gardiner and his group are superb. I have seen DVDs of them, and they have great joy in performing music. That makes all the difference in the world. Some groups seem to just play notes in a matter of fact way, and it falls flat on my heart-centered soul. One has to experience music in the soul the tones while playing and caress the tones in order to ignite listeners. Gardiner and his group do this. I adore them." Report Abuse
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