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Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248

Conducted by Ralf Otto

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Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium - Christmas Oratorio - Oratorio de Noël

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

Ralf Otto

Vokalensemble Frankfurt / Concerto Köln

Tenor [Evangelist & arias]: Christoph Prégardien; Soprano: Ruth Ziesak; Contralto: Monica Groop; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Capriccio / Delta / Brilliant Classics

1991

2-CD / TT: 140:42

See: Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 - conducted by Ralf Otto
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q. on buying Bach Christmas Oratorio (Otto/Brilliant Classics)

August wrote (September 28, 2003):
I saw on this newsgroup a recommendation for Bach's Christmas Oratorio with Otto on Brilliant Classics. I've seen zweitausendeins.de offering the Brilliant label at excellent prizes, but unfortunately not this title. Hence, I wonder:
Does anyone know of another internet store in Europe carrying this label and title?
Do you think it is possible to request articles from the Brilliant catalogue from zweitausendeins.de?

Thanks in advance,

Riccardo Nughes wrote (September 28, 2003):
[To August] This title in no more present in the Brilliant Classics catalogue (licence over, possibly). I saw it on internet only on ebay.de auctions, issued on a German label, with a blue cover.

Eltjo Meijer wrote (September 28, 2003):
[To Riccardo Nughes] According to the cover it was licensed from Delta Music, whoever they are. It was a co-production of Capriccio, who released it originally, and Hessian Radio (Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt). Apparently the original release had a nice and informative booklet, the Br.Cl. reissue has no booklet.

The is a review on the Gramophone site and one in German somewhere here: http://www.klassik.com/

Joshua Kaufman wrote (September 28, 2003):
[To Eltjo Meijer] Delta = Capriccio and Laserlight.

Charles Francis wrote (September 28, 2003):
[To August] I got it from Berkshire a long time ago: http://www.berkshirerecordoutlet.com/

Simon Roberts wrote (September 28, 2003):
[To August] [To August] I can't answer any of those questions, but it's evidently still available as it was originally released on Capriccio: http://makeashorterlink.com/?E35632906

Of course, this costs ten times as much (other stores may charge less; when I bought mine it was mid-price, i.e. c. $15), but you may think, as I do, that it's worth it. You may also prefer the packaging, which comes with a proper booklet (unlike the Brilliant Classics). Then again, you may not....

 

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248: Details
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General Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7
Systematic Discussions:
Cantata 1 | Cantata 2 | Cantata 3 | Cantata 4 | Cantata 5 | Cantata 6 | Part 7: Summary
Individual Recordings:
BWV 248 - Collegium Aureum | BWV 248 - H. Christophers | BWV 248 - J.E. Gardiner | BWV 248 - N. Harnoncourt | BWV 248 - R. Jacobs | BWV 248 - N. McGegan | BWV 248 - R. Otto | BWV 248 - K. Richter | BWV 248 - H. Rilling | BWV 248 - P. Schreier | BWV 248 - M. Suzuki | BWV 248 - K. Thomas | BWV 248 - J.v. Veldhoven
Articles:
A Bottomless Bucket of Bach - Christmas Oratorio [D. Satz] | BWV 248/19 “Schlafe, mein Liebster” - A Background Study with Focus on the Colla Parte Flauto Traverso Part [T. Braatz]

Ralf Otto: Short Biography | Recordings | BWV 248 - Otto

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