J.S. Bach

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Christmas Oratorio

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Philippe Herreweghe
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Chorus and Orchestra of Collegium Vocale, Ghent
Soloists:Barbara Schlick - soprano
Michael Chance - alto
Howard Crook - tenor
Peter Kooij - bass
Individual Works:The entire Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Virgin Classics
Catalog Number:0777 7595302 2
Year Released/Recorded:1989
Total Playing Time:78:07, 71:31
This splendid recording beautifully conveys the tender lyricism and joyful exuberance of this great work. It's hard to imagine a better reading.
A wonderful, expressionistic recording with superb vocals and wind instruments. On authentic instruments. To enlight your Christmas days.
Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • John St James
  • Andre Wakker
Date First Submitted:03/18/1997