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Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248
Recordings - Part 3

Recordings: 1900-1949 | 1950-1959 | 1960-1969 | 1970-1979 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1999 | 2000-2009 | 2010-2019 | Individual Movements

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J.S. Bach: Oratorio de Noël
Bach Choral Works: Volume 3

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

Fritz Werner

Heinrich Schütz-Chor Heilbronn / Pforzheim Chamber Orchestra

Soprano: Agnes Giebel; Alto: Claudia Hellmann; Tenor: Helmut Krebs; Bass: Barry McDaniel

Erato / MHS

Jun 1963

3-LP / TT: 161:30
10-CD

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Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium

 

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

Karl Richter

Münchener Bach-Chor / Münchener Bach-Orchester

Soprano [Arias, Angel]: Gundula Janowitz; Contralto [Arias]: Christa Ludwig; Tenor [Arias, Evangelist]: Fritz Wunderlich; Bass [Arias, Herodes]: Franz Crass

Archiv Produktion

Feb 6, 15 & 25, 1965; Mar 4, 1965; Jun 8-9 & 14-15, 1965

3-CD / TT: 163:48

Recorded at Herkules-Saal, München, Germany.
2nd recording of Weihnachts-Oratorium by K. Richter.
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J.S. Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

Karl Münchinger

Lübecker Kantorei (Chorus Master: Hans-Jürgens Wille) / Stuttgarter Kammerorchester

Soprano [Arias, Angel]: Elly Ameling; Contralto: Helen Watts; Tenor: Peter Pears; Bass [Arias, Herodes]: Tom Krause

Decca

Sep 1966

2-CD / TT: 158:07

Recorded at Schloss Ludwigsburg, Germany.
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J.S. Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium, für Soli, Chor, Orchester, Cembalo und Orgel [BWV 248, Kantaten 1-3] [V-4]

 

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-3

Karl Frotscher

Kantorei der Martin-Luther-Kirche (Römhild-Chor) / Collegium Musicum.

Soprano: Eleonore Elstermann; Alto: Brigitte Pfretzschner; Tenor: Eberhard Büchner; Bass: Siegfried Baubkus
Willi Finke (Flute); Wolfgang Stephan (Trumpet); Ursula Schnorr von Carolsfeld (Violin); Hans Fromm (Harpsichord); Ernst Salewski (Organ)

Musik an der Martin-Luther-Kirche Dresden

Dec 16, 1967

Tape / TT: 86 min

Recorded live at Martin-Luther-Kirche, Dresden, Saxony, Germany.
1st recording of Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-3 by K. Frotscher.
Copy: Zentralbibliothek-Mediathek Archiv Fon-TBA-B 327.
Source: SLUB Dresden

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J.S. Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium, für Soli, Chor, Orchester, Cembalo und Orgel [BWV 248, Kantaten 1-3] [V-5]

 

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-3

Karl Frotscher

Kantorei der Martin-Luther-Kirche (Römhild-Chor) / Dresdner Philharmonie.

Soprano: Renate Zehme; Alto: Ilse Ludwig; Tenor: Helmut Klotz; Bass: Wolfgang Hellmich
Helmut Rucker (Flute); Gerhard Hauptmann (Oboe); Wolfgang Stephan (Trumpet); Günter Siering (Violin); Hans Fromm (Harpsichord); Ernst Salewski (Organ)

Musik an der Martin-Luther-Kirche Dresden

Dec 21, 1968

2-MC / TT 93 min

Recorded live at Martin-Luther-Kirche, Dresden, Saxony, Germany.
2nd recording of Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-3 by K. Frotscher.
Copy: Zentralbibliothek-Mediathek Archiv Fon-TBA-B 329.
Source: SLUB Dresden

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J.S. Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6 or 1-3

Friedrich Bihn

Knabenchor und Jugendchor St Michaelis / Hamburger Symphoniker

Soprano: Teresa Zylis-Gara; Alto: Eva Bornemann; Tenor: Helmut Kretschmar; Bass: Horst Günther

Somerset 606
Europa-Klassik 214003.9

1968 [released: 1978]

2-LP / TT:

 

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J.S. Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

Hans Swarowsky

Wiener Akademie Kammerchor & Wiener Sängerknaben / Vienna State Symphony Orchestra

Soprano: Heather Harper; Mezzo-soprano: Ruth Hesse; Thomas Page; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Kieth Engen

Festival CFC
ReDisovery

1968

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

 

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Bach Festival 37th Annual Baldwin-Wallace College: Fourth concert
Bach Festival 37th Annual Baldwin-Wallace College: Fifth concert

 

MC-1: Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248: Part 1
MC-2: Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248: Part 2

George Poinar

Festival Chorus; Festival Symphony Orchestra.

Soprano: Karen Altman; Mezzo-soprano: Grace Reginald; Tenor: Henry Nason; Baritone: Dominic Cossa
Jean Clymer (Piano); Warren Berryman (Organ)

Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music

1969

2-MC / TT:

Recorded live at Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio, USA.

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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (November 2000 - July 2012)
Thanks to contributors: John Grayovski (October 2006), Teddy Kaufman (January 2007), Jane Newble
, Eric Spicer (2001), Roland Wörner (July 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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