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Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248
Recordings - Part 4

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J.S. Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

Hans Grischkat

Schwäbischer Singkreis Stuttgart / Südwestdeutsches Kammerorchester Pforzheim

Soprano: Maria Friesenhausen; Alto: Hildegard Laurich; Tenor: Peter Wetzler; Bass: Bruce Abel

Corona
Sun Five 40803

Sep 1972

3-CD / TT:

2nd recording of Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 by H. Grischkat.
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Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Wiener Sängerknaben & Chorus Viennensis (Chorus Master: Hans Gillesberger) / Concentus Musicus Wien

Soprano: Soloist of the Wiener Sängerknaben; Alto: Paul Esswood; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Siegmund Nimsgern

Teldec

1972

2-CD / TT: 154:22

1st recording of Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 by N. Harnoncourt.
See: Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 - conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt
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22

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

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

Eugen Jochum

Tölzer Knabenchor (Chorus Master: Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden) (Chorus Master: Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden) / Bayerischer Rundfunk Symphonieorchester & Chor (Chorus Master: Josef Schmidhuber)

Soprano: Elly Ameling; Mezzo-soprano: Brigitte Fassbaender; Tenor: Horst Laubenthal; Baritone: Hermann Prey

Philips 416402

Feb 1973

3-CD / TT: 164:59

Recorded in Munich, Germany.
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23

J.S. Bach: Das Weihnachtsoratorium Kantaten 1 - 6

 

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

Udo R. Follert

Chor und Orchester der Leichlinger Kantorei

Soprano: Edith Schepelmann; Alto: Gundel Stader; Tenor: Karl Markus; Bass: Dirk Schortemeier

Leichlinger Kantorei

Mar 18 & 23, Apr 15 & 30, Aug 18 & 19, Sep 2, 9, 15 & 16, 1973

?-LP / TT:

Recorded live at Evangelischen Kirche, Leichlingen, Germany.
Source: Leichlinger Kantorei | HfK Heidelberg

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J.S. Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium

 

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden / Franzjosef Maier

Tölzer Knabenchor / Collegium Aureum

Tenor [Evangelist & Arias]: Theo Altmeyer; Treble: Hans Buchhierl (Soloist from Tölzer Knabenchor); Boy Alto: Andreas Stein (Soloist from Tölzer Knabenchor); Baritone: Barry McDaniel

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi

1973

3-CD / TT: ~ 163:00

See: Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 - performed by Collegium Aureum
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25

J.S. Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium [V-14]
Bach: Complete Collection Chorale Works
[V-14]
Bach Edition Vol. 17 - Vocal Works Vol. 2
[V-14]

 
 
 

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

Martin Flämig

Dresdner Kreuzchor / Bachorchester der Dresdner Philharmonie

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Alto: Annelies Burmeister; Tenor: Peter Schreier; Bass: Theo Adam; Boy Soprano: Michael Wittig (Soloist of : Dresdner Kreuzchor)
Karl Suske (1st Solo Violin); Klaus Peters (2nd Solo Violin); Eckart Haupt (1st Solo Flute); Wolfgang Peschke (2nd Solo Flute); Manfred Bellmann (Solo Oboe); Gerd Schneider (2nd Oboe); Gerhard Hauptmann (1st Oboe d'amore); Wolfgang Bemmann (2nd Oboe d'amore); Gerd Schneider (1st Oboe da caccia); Helmut Nittel (2nd Oboe da caccia); Ludwig Güttler (1st Trumpet); Heinz Stiefel (2nd Trumpet); Michael Schwarz (3rd Trumpet); Karl-Heinz Brückner (1st Corno da caccia); Lothar Böhm (2nd Corno da caccia)
Basso continuo: Herbert Collum (Organ); Manfred Reichelt (Violoncello); Heinz Schmidt (Double Bass); Günter Klier (Bassoon)

Eterna
Ariola-Eurodisc
Berlin Classics BC-2065-2
RCA
Brilliant Classics 99376

Feb 1974

3-LP / TT:
3-CD / TT: 160:24
3-CD / TT: 160:24
10-CD / TT:
8-CD / TT: 411:46

Recorded at Lukaskirche, Dresden, Saxony, Germany.
1st recording of Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6 by M. Flämig.
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Bowling Green State University School of Music presents selections from the Christmas Oratorio [V-6]

 

Selections from Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248

Fiora Contino

Bowling Green State University Choral Union / Bowling Green State University Symphony orchestra

Soprano: Sophie Ginn; Alto: Martha Lipton; Tenor: Millard Cates; Bass: Allen Warren; Vocalists and instrumentalists of the Bowling Green State University Choral Union and Orchestra

Findlay Recording

Early 1970’s (?)

LP / TT:

Source: WorldCat Libraries.

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J.S. Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium · Christmas Oratorio

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

Philip Ledger

King's College Choir Cambridge / Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fieldes

Soprano: Elly Ameling; Alto: Janet Baker; Tenor: Robert Tear; Bass: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

EMI Classics 69503

Jul & Dec 1976

2-CD / TT: 154:24

Recorded at King's College Chapel, Cambridge, England.
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28

J.S. Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium, Kantaten I-IV [V-1]

 

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-4 []

E. Wolfram Füril

Chor der Auferstehungskirche Düsseldorf-Oberkassel; Chor der Bethlehemkirche Meerbuch-Böderisch / Collegium Instrumentale Köln

Soprano: Ingeborg Reichelt; Soprano: Ingrid von der Stein; Alto: Yvonne Eckenstein; Tenor: Alfred Vökt; Bass: Ulrich Hielscher
Helmut Schneidwind (Trumpet); Hans-Jürgen Möhring (Flute); Werner Schulz (Oboe); Vesselin Paraschkevov (Violin); Uwe Schmeisser (Cello Continuo); Hans-Jürgen Fiechtner (Double Bass); Ruth Forsbach (Harpsichord)

Life Records - Kantorei Oberkassel St-3827723

Dec 14, 1976

2-LP / TT:

Recorded live at Roberts Schumann-Saal, Düsseldorf, of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.

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Bach Festival 45th Annual : Baldwin-Wallace College; Third concert

 

Tape D: Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/-1-3
Tape E: Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/4-6

Dwight Oltman

Baldwin-Wallace College Choir / Festival Chamber Orchestra

Soprano: Phyllis Bryn-Julson; Mezzo-soprano: Marianna Busching; Tenor: Jon Humphrey; Bass: Ruud van der Meer

Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music

Apr (?) 1977

2-MC / TT:

Recorded live at Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio, USA.
1st recording of Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 by D. Oltman.
Source: WorldCat Libraries

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J.S. Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium
J.S. Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium · Christmas Oratorio

 

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

Hanns-Martin Schneidt

Regensburger Domspatzen / Collegium St. Emmeram

Boy Sopranos: Hubertus Baumann, Frank Sachesch-Pur; Boy Alto: Michael Hoffman; Tenor: Heiner Hopfner; Bass: Nikolaus Hillebrand

Archiv
Archiv Produktion 477628

Jun-Jul 1977

3-LP / TT: 161:23
3-CD / TT: 163:15

Recorded at St. Emmeram Church, Rgensburg, Germany.
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31

J.S. Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium

 

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

Thomas Dunn

Chorus & Orchestra of Handel and Haydn Society (Boston)

Sopranos: Diana Hoagland, Barbara Wallace; Alto: Pamela Gore; Tenor: George Livings; Baritone: David Evitts

Sine Qua Non/Superba

1979 ?

3-LP / TT:

 

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J.S. Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

Karl-Friedrich Beringer

Windsbacher Knabenchor / Amadeus-Orchester

Tenor: Boldizsár Keönch; Soprano: Gerda Hagner; Alto: Ingeborg Ruß; Tenor: Alejandro Ramirez; Bass: Hanspeter Brand; Organ: Helmut Duffe

Bellaphon

1979

3-CD / TT:

1st recording of Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 by K.F. Beringer.
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (November 2000 - January 2013)
Thanks to contributors: Rudolf Bayer (September 2003, October 2003), Cesare Colletta (May 2003), John Grayovski (October 2006), Matthias Hansen (June 2006), Manfred Krugmann (September 2012), Jane Newble, Eric Spicer

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248: Details
Recordings: 1900-1949 | 1950-1959 | 1960-1969 | 1970-1979 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1999 | 2000-2009 | 2010-2019 | Individual Movements
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 - P. Herreweghe | 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]

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