J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

Christmas Oratorio

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Philip Ledger
Accompaniment/Orchestra:King's College Choir, Cambridge; Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Soloists:Elly Ameling - Soprano
Janet Baker - Alto
Robert Tear - Tenor
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau - Bass
Individual Works:Cantata No.1 - For the first Day of Christmas
Cantata No.2 - For the second Day of Christmas
Cantata No.3 - For the third Day of Christmas
Cantata No.4 - For the feast of Circumcision (New Year's Day)
Cantata No.5 - For the Sunday after New Year
Cantata No.6 - For the Feast of Epiphany
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Emi Classics
Catalog Number:7243 5 69503 2 ( rel. 1996)
Year Released/Recorded:1976
Total Playing Time:77.46 + 76.38
Comments:Vinicio Zanetti said:

Even if I'm not a fine expert on Bach's works (I'm just a listener and the time I can usually spend on listening to this marvellous music is always too tight) I think this release needs a mention on this site. At least for beginners as I am. The importance of the personnel involved is a guarantee; the recording quality is high enough for an average stereo equipment and the price for this double cd, part of the Emi Classics "Double fforte" catalogue, at least in Italy, all these are good reasons to include it in a "must have" discography. Sorry if I'm unable to review this release in deeper technical words; I hope someone more introduced than me will do it.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Vinicio Zanetti
Date First Submitted:05/06/2001