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Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248
Recordings - Part 2

Recordings: 1900-1949 | 1950-1959 | 1960-1969 | 1970-1979 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1999 | 2000-2009 | Individual Movements

Complete Recordings 1950-1959

1

J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

Hans Grischkat

Schwäbischer Singkreis Stuttgart / Schwäbisches Sinfonie-Orchester Orchester (The Suebian Symphony Orchestra)

Soprano: Martha Schilling; Alto: Ruth Michaelis; Tenor: Werner Hohmann; Bass: Bruno Müller

Renaissance / Remington

Jun 1950

4-LP / TT:

1st recording of Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 by H. Grischkat

2

J.S. Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6 [29:39, 28:22, 24:53, 23:32, 24:00, 24:20]

Karl Ristenpart

RIAS-Kammerchor, RIAS-Knabenchor / RIAS-Kammerorchester

Soprano: Agnes Giebel; Alto: Lotte Wolf-Matthäus; Tenor: Helmut Krebs; Baritone: Walter Hauck

RIAS-Berlin Musik-Archiv

Dec 8 & 22, 1950

6 Tapes / TT: 154:56

Recorded at the Jesus-Christus-Kirche Berlin-Dahlem, Germany. Tapes transferred on 38cm/s on Jun 14, 1984.

3

Bach: Oratorio de Noël - 2 Cantate

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/2

Fritz Münch

Chorale St-Guillaume de Strasbourg / Orchestre Municipal de Strasbourg

Soprano: Eugénie Lorentz; Alto: Lucie Rauh; Tenor: Hugues Cuénod; Bass: Dominique Weber

Lumen

Early 1950's ?

LP / TT:

Recording by André Charlin.

4

J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

Kurt Thomas

Detmold Academy Chorus & Orchestra / Collegium Pro Arte

Soprano: Gunthild Weber, Contralto: Lore Fischer, Tenor: Heinz Marten, Bass: Horst Günther

L'Oiseau-Lyre

1951

3-LP / TT:

1st recording of Weihnachts-Oratorium by K. Thomas.
See: Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 - conducted by Kurt Thomas

5

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

 

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6 [23:53, 26:19, 19:25, 25:14, 23:42, 27:05]

Ferdinand Grossmann

Wiener Akademie Kammerchor / Wiener Symphoniker

Tenor: Erich Majkut; Contralto: Dagmar Hermann-Braun; Soprano: Elisabeth Roon; Bass: Walter Berry; Soprano [Echo]: Laurence Dutoit

Vox PL-7713 (1952)
Vox VBX-201 (1959)
Vox SVBX-5201
VOX CDX-5096 (LC-00391)
Membran

1952

3-LP / TT: 143:36
2-CD / TT: 145:46

Recorded in Vienna, Austria.
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6

J.S. Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium

 

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

Fritz Lehmann [1-4], Günther Arndt [5-6]

Berliner Motettenchor & RIAS Kammerchor (Einstudierung: Günther Arndt) / Berliner Philharmoniker

Soprano: Gunthild Weber; Alto: Sieglinde Wagner; Tenor: Helmut Krebs; Bass: Heinz Rehfuss

Archiv Produktion 14101/03
Deutsche Grammophon
Bearac Reissues BRC-584

Aug 3-10, 1955 [1-4]
Jun 21-25, Sep 15, 1956 [5-6]

3-LP / TT: 163:03 / 159:16
CD / TT: 61:57
2-CD / TT:

Recorded at Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin-Dahlem, Germany.
Conductor of No. 59: Günther Arndt. The notes state Lehmann conducted parts 1-4 ( in August 1955); and after his death Günther Arndt recorded parts 5 and 6 in June and September 1956.
Cantatas 1 & 2 from this recording were issued by Deutsche Grammophon on CD (TT: 61:57)
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7

J.S. Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-3 []

August Langenbeck

Stuttgarter Hymnus-Chorknaben / Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra

Tenor [Evangelist, Arias]: Fritz Wunderlich; Soprano: Friederike Sailer; Contralto: Erika Winkler; Bass: Hannes Swedberg

Profil 8028

Dec 18, 1955

2-CD / TT: 103:03

SDR recording. Recorded at at Markuskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
This recording has never been released before.
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8

J.S. Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium [Unreleased]

 

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 - Abridged version

Hans Gebhard

St.-Michaelis-Kantorei Hof / Hofer Symphoniker

Soprano: Hannelore Leibinger; Contralto: Irene Luber; Tenor: Fritz Wunderlich; Bass: Rudolf Schellhammer

?

Dec 29, 1955

? / TT: 83:13

Recorded at St.-Michaeliskirche, Hof (Oberfranken, Bavaria); Not yet released.
Source: Fritz Wunderlich - The Great German Tenor: Discography

9

J.S. Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester (or Bayerisches Staatsorchester)

Tenor [Evangelist]: Gert Lutze, Soprano: Cloë Owen, Alto: Hertha Töpper, Basses: Horst Günther & Kieth Engen

Teldec 97902
Membran

1955

3-CD / TT: 169:26

1st recording of Weihnachts-Oratorium by K. Richter.
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10

J.S. Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium [LP]
J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio, parts I-III [2-CD]

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-3

Günther Ramin

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Hamburg Chamber Orchestra

Soprano: Helga Gabriel; Alto: Ursula Boese; Tenor: Leo Larsen; Bass: Jakob Stämpfli

MMS (Jazztone)
Schola Antiqua GR-4

Dec 1955

LP / TT:
2-CD / TT:

The text says: "G.R., whose untimely death only a few months after this recording was made etc."
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11

Bach Made in Germany Vol. 2 - Weinhanchtsoratorium

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-3

Kurt Thomas

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Agnes Giebel; Alto: Marga Höffgen; Tenor: Josef Traxel; Baritone: Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau

Leipzig Classics / Seraphim

Dec 1958

3-CD / TT: 170:26

Recorded at Thomaskirche, Leipzig, Germany.
2nd recording of Weihnachts-Oratorium by K. Thomas.
See: Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 - conducted by Kurt Thomas
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (November 2000 - May 2011)
Thanks to contributors: Rudolf Bayer (September 2003), Brian C. Francis (December 2003), Guy Glenet (June 2010), John Grayovski (October 2006), H.J. Lam (January 2002), Daniel Michel (September 2004), Christian Moll (October 2009), Jane Newble
, Walther Roth (March 2007), Burke Smith (September 2005, December 2007, January 2008), Eric Spicer, Roland Wörner (October 2002)

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 - 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]

Recordings & Discussions of Other Vocal Works: Main Page | Motets BWV 225-231 | Mass in B minor BWV 232 | Missae Breves & Sanctus BWV 233-242 | Magnificat BWV 243 | Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 | Johannes-Passion BWV 245 | Lukas-Passion BWV 246 | Markus-Passion BWV 247 | Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 | Oster-Oratorium BWV 249 | Chorales BWV 250-438 | Geistliche Lieder BWV 439-507 | AMN BWV 508-523 | Quodlibet BWV 524 | Aria BWV 1127

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