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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

1.
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 

Sound Samples

Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part I: Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage (Chorus)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part I: Recitative: Es begab sich aber zu der Zeit (Evangelist)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part I: Recitative: Nun wird mein liebster Brautigam (Alto)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part I: Aria: Bereite dich, Zion, mit zartlichen Trieben (Alto)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part I: Chorale: Wie soll ich dich empfangen (Chorus)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part I: Recitative: Und sie gebar ihren ersten Sohn (Evangelist)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part I: Chorale and Recitative: Er ist auf Erden kommen arm, Wer will die Liebe recht erhohn (Bass)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part I: Aria: Grosser Herr, o starker Konig (Bass)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part I: Chorale: Ach, mein herzliebes Jesulein (Chorus)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part II: Sinfonia
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part II: Und es waren Hirten in derselben Gegend (Evangelist)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part II: Chorale: Brich an, o schones Morgenlicht (Chorus)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part II: Und der Engel sprach zu ihnen, Furchtet euch nicht (Evangelist, Soprano)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part II: Recitative: Was Gott dem Abraham verheissen (Bass)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part II: Aria: Frohe Hirten, eilt, ach eilet (Tenor)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part II: Und das habt zum Zeichen (Evangelist)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part II: Chorale: Schaut hin, dort liegt im finstern Stall (Chorus)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part II: Recitative: So geht denn hin, ihr Hirten, geht (Bass)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part II: Aria: Schlafe, mein Liebster, geniesse der Ruh (Alto)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part II: Und alsobald war da bei dem Engel (Evangelist)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part II: Ehre sei Gott in der Hohe (Chorus)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part II: Recitative: So recht, ihr Engel, jauchzt und singet (Bass)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part II: Chorale: Wir singen dir in deinem Heer (Chorus)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part III: Herrscher des Himmels, erhore das Lallen (Chorus)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part III: Und da die Engel von ihnen gen Himmel fuhren (Evangelist)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part III: Lasset uns nun gehen gen Bethlehem (Chorus)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part III: Recitative: Er hat sein Volk getrost (Bass)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part III: Chorale: Dies hat er alles uns getan (Chorus)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part III: Aria (Duet): Herr, dein Mitleid, dein Erbarmen (Soprano, Bass)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part III: Und sie kamen eilend (Evangelist)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part III: Aria: Schliesse, mein Herze, dies selige Wunder (Alto)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part III: Recitative: Ja, ja, mein Herz soll es bewahren (Alto)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part III: Choral: Ich will dich mit Fleiss bewahren (Chorus)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part III: Und die Hirten kehrten wieder um (Evangelist)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part III: Choral: Seid froh dieweil, dass euer Heil (Chorus)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part III: Chorus: Herrscher des Himmels, erhore das Lallen (Chorus)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part IV: Fallt mit Danken, fallt mit Loben (Chorus)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part IV: Und da acht Tage um waren (Evangelist)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part IV: Recitative with Chorale: Immanuel, o susses Wort (Soprano, Bass)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part IV: Aria: Flosst, mein Heiland, flosst dein Namen (Soprano, Boy Soprano)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part IV: Recitative with Chorale: Wohlan, dein Name soll allein (Soprano, Bass)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part IV: Aria: Ich will nur dir zu Ehren leben (Tenor)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part IV: Chorale: Jesus richte mein Beginnen (Chorus)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part V: Ehre sei dir, Gott gesungen (Chorus)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part V: Recitative: Da Jesus geboren war zu Bethlehem (Evangelist)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part V: Chorus and Recitative: Wo ist der neugeborne Konig der Juden? (Chorus, Alto)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part V: Chorale: Dein Glanz all Finsternis verzehrt (Chorus)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part V: Aria: Erleucht auch meine finstre Sinnen (Bass)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part V: Recitative: Da das der Konig Herodes horte (Evangelist)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part V: Recitative: Warum wollt ihr erschrecken? (Alto)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part V: Recitative: Und liess versammlen alle Hohepriester (Evangelist)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part V: Aria (Trio): Ach, wenn wird die Zeit erscheinen (Soprano, Alto, Tenor)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part V: Recitative: Mein Liebster herrschet schon (Alto)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part V: Choral: Zwar ist solche Herzensstube (Chorus)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part VI: Chorus: Herr, wenn die stolzen Feinde schnauben (Chorus)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part VI: Recitative: Da berief Herodes die Weisen heimlich (Evangelist, Herod)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part VI: Recitative: Du Falscher, suche nur den Herrn zu fallen (Soprano)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part VI: Aria: Nur ein Wink von seinen Handen (Soprano)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part VI: Recitative: Als sie nun den Konig gehoret hatten (Evangelist)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part VI: Choral: Ich steh an deiner Krippen hier (Chorus)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part VI: Recitative: Und Gott befahl ihnen im Traum (Evangelist)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part VI: Recitative: So geht! Genug, mein Schatz geht nicht von hier (Tenor)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part VI: Aria: Nun mogt ihr stolzen Feinde schrecken (Tenor)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part VI: Recitative (Quartet): Was will der Holle Schrekken nun (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Pt. 1: Part VI: Choral: Nun seid ihr wohl gerochen (Chorus)

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