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46

J.S. Weihnachtsoratorium, Kantaten 4-6 [V-16]

 

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/4-6

Martin Flämig

Dresdner Kreuzchor / Staatskapelle Dresden

Soprano: Ute Selbig; Alto: Brigitte Pfretzschner; Tenor: Albrecht Lepetit; Baritone: Frank Schiller
Wolfram Just (Violin); Heinz Dieter Richter (Violin); Wolfgang Holzhäuser (Oboe); Andreas Lorenz (Oboe d'amore); Manfred Krause (Oboe d'amore); Peter Lohse (Trumpet); Istvan Vincze (Horn); Dieter Pansa (Horn); Friedwart-Christian Dittmann (Violoncello); Werner Zeibig (Double bass); Michael-Christfried Winkler (Organ); Ulrich Schicha (Harpsichord).

Dresden

Jan 6, 1990

MC / TT: 81 min

Recorded live at Kreuzkirche, Dresden, Saxony, Germany.
2nd recording of Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/4-6 by M. Flämig.

47

J.S. Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium, Kant. I-VI

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

Beat Raaflaub

Knabenkantorei Basel / Radio-Sinfonieorchester Basel (1-3), Serenata Basel (4-6)

Cantatas 1-3: Soprano: Martina Bovet; Alto: Yvonne Naef; Tenor: Gerd Türk; Bass: Michel Brodard
Cantatas 4-6: Soprano: Martina Bovet; Alto: Lucretia Lendi; Tenor: Gerd Türk; Basses: Niklaus Tüller, Michel Brodard

Knabenkantorei Basel

1990 (1-3); Dec 1990 - Jan 1991 (4-6)

3-CD / TT:

Recorded at Musiksaal Stadtcasino Basel (1990) & Dom zu Arlesheim BL (1991).
1st recording of Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 by B. Raaflaub.
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48

J.S. Bach: Oratorio De Navidad, Partes V-VI

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/5-6

Mario Videla (Conductor, Harpsichord & Commentary)

Academia Bach de Buenos Aires
GCC-Grupo de Canto Coral (Director: Néstor Andrenacci) / Ensamble Academia Bach

Soprano: Mónica Capra; Mezzo-soprano: Virginia Correa Dupuy; Contralto: Cecilia Aguirre Paz; Tenor: Osvaldo Peroni; Tenor: Pablo Santana; Baritone: Luciano Garay

Ed. Institutional DVD-3

1990-1991

2-DVD / TT: 100:00

Recorded at Iglesia Santa Felicitas, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

49

Bach festival 59th annual Baldwin-Wallace College: Third & Fourth concert

 

C: Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248: Parts I, II, and III
D: Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248: Parts IV, V, and VI

Dwight Oltman; Stuart Raleigh

Baldwin-Wallace College Choir / Festival Chamber Orchestra

Soprano: Henreitte Schellenberg; Mezzo-soprano: Marietta Simpson; Tenor: Frederick Urrey; Baritone: Richard Zeller

Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music

Apr (?) 1991

2-MC / TT:

Recorded live at Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio, USA.
4th recording of Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 by D. Oltman.
Source: WorldCat Libraries

50

J.S. Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium - Christmas Oratorio - Oratorio de Noël

 

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

Karl-Friedrich Beringer

Windsbacher Knabenchor / Münchner Bachsolisten

Tenor [Evangelist]: Markus Schäfer; Soprano: Juliane Banse; Alto: Cornelia Kallisch; Tenor: Robert Swensen; Bass: Thomas Quasthoff; Boy Soprano [Echo]: Martin Dürr

Teldec 91604

Jul 1991

2-CD / TT: 152:09

Recorded in Münster Heilsbronn, Germany..
2nd recording of Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 by K.F. Beringer.
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51

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 99016

1991

2-CD / TT: 140:42

See: Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 - conducted by Ralf Otto
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52

J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio - Weihnachtsoratorium - Oratorio de Noël [V-2]
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio (Highlights)
[V-2]

 

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6 [24:37, 29:23, 23:52, 22:44, 23:28, 23:52]

Géza Oberfrank

Hungarian Radio Chorus / Failoni Chamber Orchestra

Soprano: Ingrid Kertesi; Alto: Judit Németh; Tenor: Jozsef Mukk; Bass: Janos Tóth

Naxos 8.550428-30
Naxos 8.554508

Jun 15-30, 1992

3-CD / TT: 148:06
CD / TT: 71:18

Recorded at the Festetich Castle, Budapest, Hungary.
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53

J.S. Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium BWV 248 - Christmas Oratorio BWV 248

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

Emil Tabakov

Chamber Ensemble Madriga (Chorus Master: Stoian Kralev) / Soloists of the Chamber Orchestra Sofia

Soprano: Ludmila Hadjieva; Alto: Roumiana Tzatcheva; Tenor: Lubomir Diacovski; Bass: Plamen Hidjov

Pentagon 100.302

1992

3-CD / TT: 167:12

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54

J.S. Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio) (Complete recording)

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

Harry Christophers

The Sixteen Choir and Orchestra

Soprano: Lynda Russell; Contralto: Catherine Wyn-Rogers; Tenor: Mark Padmore; Bass: Michael George; Soprano [Angel, Echo]: Libby Crabtree

Collins Classics 70282
Brilliant Classics 93102/128-129
Coro 16017

Jan 1993

2-CD / TT: 147:38

Recorded at Rosslyn Hill Chapel, London, England.
See: BWV 248 Weihnachts-Oratorium - conducted by Harry Christophers
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55

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

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

Eric Ericson

Eric Ericson Chamber Choir / Drottningholm Baroque Ensemble

Soprano: Christiane Oelze; Alto: Monica Groop; Tenor [Evangelist]: Howard Crook; Bass: Gunnar Lundberg

Vanguard Classics
Proprius 2012/13

Dec 3-5, 1993

2-CD / TT: 144:04

Recorded live at The Berwald Hall, Stockholm, Sweden.

56

J.S. Bach: Oratorio de Noël BWV 248

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

Christophe Gesseney

Union Chorale de Lausanne (currently: Choeur Vivace) / Ensemble instrumental

Soprano: Adriana Fernández; Alto: Elisabeth Graf; Tenor: Laurent Dami; Bass: Rudolf Rosen; Bass: Stephan Imboden
Luca Antoniotti (Organ)

Paudèze Records

Dec 4, 1993

2-CD / TT:

Recorded live at the Cathédrale de Lausanne, Switzerland.

57

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

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

Peter Neumann

Kölner Kammerchor / Collegium Cartusianum

Soprano: Barbara Schlick; Alto: Ursula Eittinger; Tenor: Nico van der Meel; Bass: Peter Kooy

Deutsche Welle

Dec 1993

3-CD / TT: 150:45

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58

J.S. Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium [V-2]

 

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

Ludwig Güttler

Concentus Vocalis Wien (Chorus Master: Herbert Böck) / Virtuosi Saxoniae

Soprano: Christiane Oelze; Alto: Annette Markert; Tenor: Hans Peter Blochwitz; Bass: Oliver Widmer

Dresden Classics

Jan 1995

3-CD / TT: 153:33

Recorded at Lukaskirche, Dresden, Germany.
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59

Bach Festival 63rd annual: Baldwin-Wallace College

 

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6 []

Dwight Oltman

Baldwin-Wallace College Choir / Baldwin-Wallace Festival Chamber Orchestra

Soprano: Juliane Banse; Alto: Ingeborg Danz; Tenor: Gregory Cross; Bass: Daniel Lichti
Walter Winzenburger; Laura Shaw; Gary Kosloski (Violin); Jessica Wakefield; Samantha Ricker; Danna Sundet; Jennifer Day; Charles Berginc; Gregory Daniels; Monica Ellis; Margaret Scharf

Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music

Apr (?) 1995

3-MC / TT:
VHS / TT:

Recorded live at Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio, USA.
5th recording of Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 by D. Oltman.
Source: WorldCat Libraries

60

J.S. Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium - Kantaten I-III

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-3

Beat Raaflaub

Kantorei St. Arbogast, Muttenz / Basel Sinfonietta

Soprano: Tabitha Schuler; Alto: Bärbel Müller; Tenor: Hans-Jörg Rickenbacher; Bass: Hanno Müller-Brachmann

TSZ 96 1751995

May 17 (?), 1995

CD / TT:

Recorded at Tonspur-Studio D. Scheidegger, Zelingen/Basel, Switzerland.
2nd recording of Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 by B. Raaflaub.
Source: Kantorei St. Arbogast, Muttenz

61

J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio (Fall Semester December 5, 1995) [SB-6]

 

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248

John H. Dickson

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary: Oratorio Chorus./ Seminary Orchestra (Musical Director: Lloyd Lee Mims)

Sopranos: Janie Benjamin, Leslie Hancock, Cindy McClure, Alison Turner, Celeste Young; Mezzo-sopranos: Faith Aeilts, Virginia Lile Boaz, Karla Schell; Tenors: Gregory Church, Scott Mattern, Stanley Warren; Baritones: Marc Brown, James Rittenhouse; Bass: Doug Crawley

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Dec 5, 1995

MC / TT:

Recorded live at Alumni Memorial Chapel, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
Source: WorldCat Libraries.& Southern Baptist Theological Seminary: Past Repertoire

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1996 Annual Choir Tour Home Concert

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Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248: Herrscher des Himmels, erhöre das Lallen
Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248: Ehre sei dir, Gott, gesungen
Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248: Zwar ist solche Herzensstube

John H. Dickson

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary: Seminary Choir

-

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Mar 5, 1996

2 videocassettes, MC / TT:

Recorded live at Alumni Memorial Chapel, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
Source: WorldCat Libraries

63

J.S. Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

Rolf Beck

Bläser der Bamberger Symphoniker, Bläser der Berliner Philharmoniker, Bläser des Sinfonie-Orchesters des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Trompetenensemble Reinhold Friedrich, Südwestdeutsches Vokalensemble, Solistes Europeens Luxembourg

Soprano: Veronica Cangemi; Alto: Alison Browner; Tenor: Markus Schäfer; Tenor: Rodrigo Orrego; Bass: Rodney Gilfry

Berlin Classics/ Eterna

Dec 1995

2-CD / TT:

 

64

J.S. Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium I - III

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-3

Rupert Gottfried Frieberger

Cantoria Plagensis / Ars Antiqua Austria (on original instruments)

Soprano: Gabriele Daniel; Alto: Lydia Vierlinger; Tenor: Norbert Prasser, Bass: Andreas Lebeda

Fabian-Records

Jan 5, 1996

CD / TT:

Recorded live at Stiftskirche Schlägl, Austria.
1st recording of Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 by R.G. Frieberger.
Source: Schlägl Musik: Discographie - Übersicht

65

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

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir (Chorus Master: Simon Schouten)

Soprano: Lisa Larsson; Alto: Elisabeth von Magnus; Tenor: Christoph Prégardien; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Erato 14635

Apr 12-20, 1996

2-CD / TT: 143:25

Recorded at Waalsekerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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66

Bach: Magnificat & Christmas Oratorio Part 1 [V-1]

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1 [25:41]

Edward Higginbottom

Choir of New College, Oxford / Orchestra of the King's Consort

?

BBC Music Magazine Dec 1996

Jul 1996

CD / TT: 61:15

Recorded at the BBC's Maida Vale Studios, England.

67

J. S. Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium - Teile I-III

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-3

Christoph Anselm Noll

Andernacher Kammerchor / Metamorphosis (on Baroque instruments) (Concert-master: Paula Kibildis)

Soprano: Andrea Stenzel; Alto: Elisabeth Popien; Tenor: Martin Koch; Bass: Matthias Horn

Cantabile

Dec 7, 1996

2-CD / TT:

Recorded live at Kath. Pfarrkirche St. Simon und Judas, Hennef (Sieg).
Source: Peter Scheerer Website

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J.S. Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium
J.S. Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium (Teile I – VI)

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-3 [East West]
Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 /1-6 [Teldec]

Günter Jena

Sankt-Michaelis-Chor, Hamburg / St.-Michaelis-Orchester, Hamburg

Soprano: Lynne Dawson; Alto: Marjana Lipovšek; Tenor: Peter Schreier; Bass: Andreas Schmidt; Soprano: Sabine Ritterbusch

East West Records
Teldec (Warner Classics)

1996

2-CD / TT:
3-CD / TT:

Recorded live.
Source: Carl-Philipp-Emanuel-Bach-Chor, Hamburg e.V

69

J.S. Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium : Kantate I - III

 

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-3

Gerhard Möller (?)

Elfen-Chor Markgröningen; Helene-Lange-Gymnasium Markgröningen Schulchor / Helene-Lange-Gymnasium Markgröningen Kammerorchester

Vocal soloists: unknown

Bauer-Studios: Sacral SACD 9078-3

1996

CD / TT:

Recorded live. Production of Helene-Lange-Gymnasiums Markgröningen.
Source: Deutsches Musikarchiv

70

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

 

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

René Jacobs

RIAS-Kammerchor / Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

Soprano: Dorothea Röschmann; Alto: Andreas Scholl; Tenor: Werner Güra; Bass: Klaus Häger

Harmonia Mundi France

Jan 1997

2-CD / TT: 152:23

See: Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 - conducted by René Jacobs
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71

Bach: Christmas Oratorio · Weihnachtsoratorium · Oratorio de Noël

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

Philip Pickett

(Small Choir - 3VPP, which includes the vocal soloists) / New London Consort

Soprano [arias]: Catherine Bott; Soprano [Angel, Echo]: Julia Gooding; Counter-tenor: Michael Chance, Tenor [Evangelist]: Paul Agnew; Tenor [Arias]: Andrew King; Bass [Arias]: Michael George; Bass [Herod]: Simon Grant

Decca 458838

Apr 8-10 & May 12-15, 1997

2-CD / TT: 146:42

Recorded at Walthamstow Assembley Hall, London, England.
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82

J.S. Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

Enoch zu Guttenberg

Chorgemeinschaft Neubeuern / Orchester de KlangVerwaltung München

Soprano: Malin Hartelius; Alto: Melinda Paulsen; Tenor: Tom Allen; Bass: Dietrich Henschel

Farao Classics 108015

May 1997

2-CD / TT:

Recorded at Farao Studios,Munich, Germany.
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73

J.S. Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium bwv 248, 1-3

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-3 [25:40, 30:22, 22:32]

Stefan Fraas

Poznaner Nachtigallen (Stefan Stuligrosz, rehearsal) / Vogtland Philharmonie Greiz/Reichenbach

Soprano: Cornelia Wosnitza; Alto: Annette Schneider; Tenor: Sebastian Reim; Bass: Frank Schiller

Ars Produktion

Nov 28, 1997

2-CD / TT:

Recorded live at Stadtkirche Mylau, Vogtland, Saxony, Germany.
Buy this album at: Ars Produktion | Vogtland Philharmonie

74

J.S. Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium (Teile 1-3)

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-3

Ulrich Höhs

Grazer Keplerspatzen / Grazer Instrumentalisten

Soprano: Ingrid Kaiserfeld; Alto: Elisabeth Lang; Tenor: Johannes Chum; Bass: Ernst Jankowitsch

Grazer Keplerspatzen

Dec 7, 1997

CD / TT:

Recorded live at St. Leonhard Kirche, Graz, Austria.

75

Bach- Weihnachtsoratorium Kantaten I-III

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-3

Carsten Gerlitz

The Happy Disharmonists - Chor einmal anders, Chor des Jungen Ensemble Berlin / Preußischen Kammerorchester Berlin

Soprano: Sabine Born (Born-Warmuth); Alto: Renate Putzar; Tenor: Christian Bergh; Bass: Olaf Cordes

Greenland Music

Dec 12, 1997

2-CD / TT:

Recorded live at Apostel-Paulus-Kirche, Berlin, Germany.
Source: The Happy Disharmonists - Chor einmal anders
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76

J.S. Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium, Kantaten 4-6

 

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/4-6

Hans-Hermann Buyken

Collegium vocale der SELK

Vocal soloists: unknown

Collegium Vocale Selk 1

Dec 20, 1997

CD / TT:

Recorded live (Andreas Böckler) at Dorfkirche, Neukirchen.
1st recording of Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 by H.H. Buyken.
Buy this album at: Collegium Vocale Selk

77

J.S. Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium - Großer Querschnitt aus Teil 1 und Teil 2

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-2

Joachim Diedrichs

Chor St. Bonifatius, Lingen

?

Chor St. Bonifatius, Lingen

Dec 20-21, 1997

CD / TT:

Recorded live at St. Bonifatius, Lingen, Germany.
1st recording of Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 by J. Diedrichs.
Buy this album at: Chor St. Bonifatius, Lingen

78

J.S. Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248, Kantaten I-III

 

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-3 [27:00, 28:54, 24:50]

Christian Kabitz

Cäcilien-Chor Frankfurt / Münchner Bachsolisten

Soprano: Manuela Uhl; Alto: Yvonne Schiffelers; Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Dietrich Henschel

Cäcilien-Chor

Dec 21, 1997

2-CD / TT: 80:44

Recorded live at the Alte Oper, Frankfurt/Main, Germany.
1st recording of Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 by C. Kabitz.

79

J.S. Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium 1-3 [V-7]

 

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-3 []

Roderich Kreile

Dresdner Kreuzchor / Dresdner Philharmonie

Soprano: Łucja Zarzycka; Alto: Elisabeth Wilke; Tenor: Jens Winkelmann; Bass: Andreas Scheibner; Hans-Dieter Schöne (Organ)

Dresden: Überspiel Kreuzchorarchiv

Dec 21, 1997

MC / TT: 84 min

Recorded live at Kreuzkirche, Dresden, Saxony, Germany.
1st recording of Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-3 by R. Kreile.
Source: SLUB Dres& WorldCat Libraries

80

J.S. Bach: Weihnachts-oratorium

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

Sigiswald Kuijken

Choir & Orchestra of La Petite Bande

Soprano: Elisabeth Scholl; Alto: Caterina Calvi; Tenor: Christoph Prégardien; Bass [Jesus]: Werner Van Mechelen
Harpsichord: Siebe Henstra

Aliare Denon / Columbia Music Entertainment

Dec 1997

2-CD / TT:

Recorded in Brussels, Belgium.

81

J.S. Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium, Kantaten 1-3

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-3

Jörg Bräunig

Ephoralchor Auerbach/Vogtl. / Chursächsische Philharmonie (on historical Baroque instruments)

?

Chursächsische Philharmonie

1997

2-CD / TT:

Recorded at Tonstudio Richter.
Buy this album at: Chursächsische Philharmonie

82

J.S. Bach: Karácsonyi oratórium [Hangfelvétel] = Weihnachts-Oratorium = Christmas oratorio : BWV 248 I-II-III [V-3]

 

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-3

Soma Dinyés

Ars Longa Choir & Orchestra (Ars Longa Ének és Zenekar)

Soprano: Sylvia Hamvasi (as Szilvia Hamvasi); Alto: Mercedes Heim; Tenor: Péter Marosvári; Bass: István Kovács

Allegro Thaler MZA-024

1997

CD / TT: 76:15

Recorded in Budapest. Hungary.
Source: Corvina könyvtári katalógus v3.6.14
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83

J.S. Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium : Kantaten I - III BWV 248

 

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-3

Ansgar Schönecker

Gymnasium Carolinum Osnabrück Chor; Chorensemble Carolinum Cantat Osnabrück / Collegium Instrumentale Gymnasium Carolinum Osnabrück

Soprano: Kerstin-Maria Wüller; Alto: Jutta Meyer-Neuhaus; Tenor: Rainer van Husen; Bass: Christian Meyer-Perkhoff

Chris-Kultur CUE-3001-1

1997

2-CD / TT:

Not available commecially.
Source: Deutsches Musikarchiv.

84

J.S. Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium (Christmas Oratorio)

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Soprano: Monika Frimmer; Counter-tenor: Yoshikazu Mera; Tenor: Gerd Türk; Bass: Peter Kooy

BIS 941/942

Jan 1998

2-CD / TT: 144:50

Recorded at the Saitama Arts Theatre Concert Hall, Japan.
See: BWV 248 Weihnachts-Oratorium - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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85

J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio BWV 248

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

Greg Funfgeld

Bach Choir of Bethlehem / Bach Festival Orchestra

Soprano: Tamara Matthews; Mezzo-soprano: Marietta Simpson; Tenor: Benjamin Butterfield; Baritone: Christòpheren Nomura

Dorian Recordings 93183

May 1998

2-CD / TT: 147:15

Recorded at the First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania,, USA.
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86

J.S. Bach: Das Weihnachtsoratorium

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

Wolfgang Rusch

Madrigalchor Recklinghausen / Neue Philharmonie Westfalen

Soprano: Irene Hammann; Alto: Gudrun Pelker; Tenor: Joachim Duske; Bass: Wilhelm Hartmann

Sonarte

May 20-23 & Jun 18-20, 1998

2-CD / TT: 152:45

Recorded at the Christuskirche Recklinghausen, Germany.
Buy this album at: Amazon.de | Sonarte

87

J.S. Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium (Christmas Oratorio) BWV 248

 

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

Julian Wachner (Conductor) & Peter Watchorn (Organ/Artistic Direction)

Marsh Chapel Choir / Boston Bach Ensemble

Tenor [Evangelist]: Robert Pitcher; Soprano: Anne Harley; Contralto: Elizabeth Anker; Tenor: Thomas A. Gregg; Bass: Max van Egmond

Titanic 258
Musica Omnia 258

Nov 1998

2-CD / TT: 147:44

Recorded at Marsh Chapel, Boston University, MA, USA.
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88

J.S. Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium - Kantaten 1, 4, 6

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1, 4, 6

Udo Witt

Chorgemelnschaft und Kammerorchester der Kantorei des Kirchenkreises Friedenskirche Duisburg-Nord an der Kantorei der Friedenskirche Hamborn

Soprano: Debra Hays; Alto: Melanie Koch; Tenor: Stefan Vinke; Bass: Thomas Peter

Kantorei Hamborn

Dec 12, 1998

CD / TT:

Recorded live at Evangelischen Kirche Duisburg-Mittelmeiderich, Germany.
Buy this album at: Kantorei Hamborn

89

J. S. Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium [V-1]

 

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

Günther Theuring

Wiener Jeunesse-Chor / Capella Istropolitana

Vocal soloists: unknown

?

Dec 16, 1998

?

Recorded live in Vienna, Austria.

90

J.S. Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

Georg Christoph Biller

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Barbara Schlick; Alto: Yvonne Naef; Tenor: Christoph Prégardien; Bass: Klaus Mertens

Philips

Dec 12, 1998

2-CD / TT:

Recorded live at Nikolaikirche, Leipzig, Germany.
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91

Bach - Vivaldi - Mozart [C-1]

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-3 []

Peter Krone

Motettenchor und Collegium Musicum der TU Chemnitz

Soprano: Sabine Puhlmann [BWV 248 only]; Alto: Natalia Krone; Tenor: Marcel Lepetit; Bass: Stephan Heinemann

TU Chemnitz

Dec 12, 1998

CD / TT:

Recorded live at Stadtverordnetensaal des Chemnitzer Rathauses [BWV 131] & Johanneskirche in Chemnitz-Reichenbrand [BWV 248], Chemnitz, Saxony, Germany.
Other works by A. Vivaldi & W.A. Mozart.
Source: TU Chemnitz

92

J.S. Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium (BWV 248) Teile 1-6

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

Jochen Woll

Junger Kammerchor Baden-Württemberg / Sinfonietta Tübingen

Soprano: Angelika Reinhard; Alto: Anne Greiling; Tenor: Andreas Weller; Bass: Bernhard Jaeger-Böhm

Junger Kammerchor Baden-Württemberg

Dec 23, 1998

2-CD / TT:

Recorded live.
Source: Andreas Weller Website

93

J.S. Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-3

Melanie Jäger-Waldau

Überlinger Münster- und Kammerchor / Barockorchester L’arpa festante

?

Überlinger Münsterkonzerte

Dec 25, 1998 (Christmas)

2-CD / TT:

Recorded live at the Altar in Münster St. Nikolaus, Überlingen, Germany.
Buy this album at: Überlinger Münsterkonzerte

94

J.S. Bach: Karácsonyi oratórium [Hangfelvétel]: II. rész BWV 248/IV-V-VI = Weihnachts-Oratorium [V-4]

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/4-6 []

Soma Dinyés

Ars Longa Choir & Orchestra (Ars Longa Ének és Zenekar)

Soprano: Gabriella Jani; Alto: Éva Lax; Tenor: Péter Marosvári; Bass: Péter Cser

Taxbal

1998

CD / TT: 69:17

Recorded in Budapest. Hungary.
Source: Corvina könyvtári katalógus v3.6.14

95

J.S. Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium BWV 248

 

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

Leander Eisenwinter

Chor & Orchester St. Bernhard

1-3: Soprano: Beate Gartner; Alto: Andrea Letzing; Tenor: Carsten Müller; Bass: Simon Berg
4-6: Soprano: Ruth Liebscher; Alto: Claudia Schneider; Tenor: Kevin Conners; Bass: Thomas Gropper

Chorgemeinschaft St. Bernhard

1998 [1-3]
1999 [4-6]

2-CD / TT:

Recorded at Pfarrkirche St. Berrnhard, Munich, Germany.
Source: Chorgemeinschaft St. Bernhard

96

Bach Festival 67th Annual Baldwin-Wallace College

 

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248

Dwight Oltman

Baldwin-Wallace Orchestra

Soprano: Christine Brandes; Mezzo-soprano: Catherine Robbin; Tenor: Scot Weir; Bass: Kevin Deas

Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music

Apr (?) 1999

MC / TT:
VHS / TT:

Recorded live at Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio, USA.
6th recording of Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 by D. Oltman.
Source: WorldCat Libraries

97

J.S. Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-3

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-3

Carlos Kalmar

Frankfurter Singakademie / Münchner Bachsolisten

Alto: Barbara Hölzl; ?

Frankfurter Singakademie

Dec 12, 1999

CD / TT:

Recorded live at Dreikönigskirche, Frankfurt, Germany.
Buy this album at: Frankfurter Singakademie

98

J.S. Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium, Kantaten 1,3,5,6

 

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1, 3, 5, 6

Hans-Hermann Buyken

Collegium vocale der SELK

Vocal soloists: unknown

Collegium Vocale Selk 5

Dec 18, 1999

2-CD / TT:

Recorded live (Ulf Hattwig).
2nd recording of Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 by H.H. Buyken.
Buy this album at: Collegium Vocale Selk

99

J.S. Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium Kantaten 1-3

 

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-3

Siegfried Heinrich

Hersfelder Festspielchor (choirs from Marburg and Frankfurt) / Prager Bachorchester

Soprano: Konstanze Maxsein; Alto: Fumiko Hatayama; Tenor & Evangelist: Andreas Karasiak; Bass: Andreas Jäpel

Bad Hersfelder Opernfestpiele

Dec 18-21, 1999

MC / TT:

Recorded live a Stadtkirche, Bad Haersfeld (18), Alte Oper Frankfurt (19), Kirche St. Peter & Paul, Marburg (20), Martinskirche, Kassel (21), Germany.
Buy this album at: Bad Hersfelder Opernfestpiele

100

J.S.Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium BWV 248, Teil I - III

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-3

Elisabeth Linsenmeyer

Kammerchor Dinkelsbühl/Feuchtwangen / Höchberger Kammerorchester

Soprano: Heidrun Blaser; Alto: Stefanie Firnkes; Tenor: Thomas Beikircher; Bass: Markus Hagenbucher

Kammerchor Dinkelsbühl Feuchtwangen

Dec 19, 1999

CD / TT:

Recorded live at St. Paulskirche Dinkelsbühl, Germany.
Buy this album at: Elisabeth Weisenberger

101

J.S. Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

Werner Hümmeke

Universitätschor Bielefeld, Motettenchor/Oratorienchor Universität Münster / Orchester der Kölner Kammermusiker

Soprano: Anke Krabbe; Alto: Elisabeth Graf; Tenor: Markus Brutscher; Bass: Gotthold Schwarz

Universität Bielefeld

Dec 22, 1999

2-CD / TT:

Recorded live at the Rudolf-Oetker-Halle Bielefeld, Germany.
1st recording of Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 by W. Hümmeke.
Buy this album at: Oratorienchor Münster

102

Christmas Oratorio - Bach at the Herdkirche in Weimar

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Soprano: Claron McFadden; Alto: Bernarda Fink; Tenor: Christoph Genz; Bass: Dietrich Henschel

TDK Collection / ArtHaus

Dec 23 & 27, 1999

2-DVD / TT: ~ 198:00

Recorded at the Herderkirche, Dresden, Germany.
Includes Documentary: ‘Bach revisited - J.E. Gardiner in Saxony and Thuringia’
2nd recording of Weihnachts-Oratorium by J.E. Gardiner..
See: Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 - conducted by John Eliot Gardiner
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103

Edition Bachakademie Vol. 76
Weihnachts-Oratorium - Oratorio de Noël - Christmas Oratorio BWV 248

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Sibylla Rubens; Alto: Ingeborg Danz; Tenor [Evangelist]: James Taylor; Tenor: Marcus Ullmann; Bass: Hanno Müller-Brachmann

Hänssler 92.076

Dec 25, 1999 - Jan 6, 2000

3-CD / TT: 144:26

Recorded live at Liederhalle Stuttgart, Beethovensaal, Germany.
2nd recording of Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 by H. Rilling.
See: Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 - conducted by Helmuth Rilling
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104

Stagione Musicale 1999-2000- J.S. Bach: Oratorio di Natal

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/4-6

Guido Harzen

Junger KonzertChor Düsseldorf / Orchester der United European Cultural Association

Soprano: Cecilia Mutsaerts; Soprano [Echo]: Nina Vaske; Alto: Astrid Schubert; Tenor [Evangelist]: Lothar Blum; Baritone [Herodes]: Ulf Friederichs; Bass: Daniel Böhm

Mobile Livemitschnitt

Dec 29, 1999

CD / TT: 70:53

Recorded live at the Basilica di S. Nicolò, Lecco, Italy.
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105

J.S. Bach: Weihnachts Oratorium

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

Heinz Hennig

Knabenchor Hannover / Barockorchester L'Arco

Soprano: Elisabeth Scholl; Alto: Gerhild Romberger; Tenor: Jan Kobow; Bass: Sebastian Noack

Studio Wedemark STW 99951-3

Dec 1999

3-CD / TT:

Source: Michael Corssen Website

106

J.S. Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium - Kantaten 1, 4-6

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1, 4-6

Beat Raaflaub

Knabenkantorei Basel / Sinfonieorchester Basel

Soprano: Kornelia Eng; Alto: Bärbel Müller; Tenor: Jens Weber; Bass: Stephan Loges

Knabenkantorei Basel

Dec 1999

2-CD / TT:

Recorded live at Stadtcasino Basel, Weihnachtskonzerte, Switzerland.
3rd recording of Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 by B. Raaflaub.
Buy this album at: Knabenchorkantorei Basel

107

J.S. Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium, [BWV 248]: Kantaten I bis IV: Live-Mitschnitt eines Konzertes in der Konzerthalle "Georg Philipp Telemann" Magdeburg [V-3]

 

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-4

Günther Hoff

Magdeburger Universitätschor / Kammerorchester der Telemann-Musikschule Magdeburg; Bläserensemble des Mitteldeutsches Kammerorchesters Leipzig.

Soprano: Juliane Claus; Alto: Mária Petrašovská; Tenor: Uwe Stickert; Baritone: Mario Hoff; Anne Hoff (Harpsichord)

Magdeburg: Classic CD Live 6

c1999

2-CD / TT:

Recorded live at Konzerthalle "Georg Philipp Telemann", Magdeburg, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.
Source: WorldCat Libraries
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (November 2000 - July 2012)
Thanks to contributors: René de Cocq (July 2005), Joachim Duske (November 2002, July 2007), Emiko Hall (April 2005), Bradley Lehman (October 2002), 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
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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]

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