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Edition Bachakademie Vol 76 - Christmas Oratorio / Rilling


Release Date: 07/25/2000 
Label:  Hänssler Classic   Catalog #: 92076   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Hanno Müller-BrachmannMarcus UllmannIngeborg DanzSibylla Rubens,   ... 
Conductor:  Helmuth Rilling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Bach CollegiumGächinger Kantorei Stuttgart
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 35 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Gaechinger Kantorei/Helmuth Rilling. Hänssler Classic 92076.

This recording, nominated for a 2001 Grammy, documents as fine a performance of the Christmas Oratorio as can be found in the catalog. Led by Helmuth Rilling, it is a vibrant, stylistically informed modern-instrument account in the noble tradition of Karl Richter, featuring smashingly good orchestral playing and superb singing both from the chorus and a first-rate group of soloists. Recorded “live” in Stuttgart from Christmas Day 1999 to Ephiphany (January 6) 2000 – the precise period in the liturgical calendar for which Bach composed the six cantatas that make up this work – it was issued late in 2000 as Vol. 76 of Hänssler’s Edition Bachakademie, one of
Read more the final installments in that monumental, and utterly complete, tribute to Bach’s genius. James Taylor is a gentle and ingratiating Evangelist, as befits the story being told, and all four soloists – soprano Sibylla Rubens, mezzo Ingeborg Danz, tenor Marcus Ullmann, and bass Hanno Müller-Brachmann – do distinguished work in the arias. The sound is excellent. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Hanno Müller-Brachmann (Bass), Marcus Ullmann (Tenor), Ingeborg Danz (Alto),
Sibylla Rubens (Soprano), James Taylor (Tenor)
Conductor:  Helmuth Rilling
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart Bach Collegium,  Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1734-1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Length: 155 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Notes: Composition written: Leipzig, Germany (1734 - 1735). 

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