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Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248
Recordings - Part 5

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Bach Festival 49th Annual Baldwin-Wallace College: Third and Fourth concerts

 

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

Dwight Oltman

Baldwin-Wallace College Choir./ Festival Chamber Orchestra.

Soprano: Phyllis Bryn-Julson; Mezzo-soprano: Jan DeGaetani; Tenor: John Aler; Bass: Douglas Lawrence

Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Musi

Apr (?) 1981

MC / TT:

Recorded live at Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, Ohio, USA.
2nd recording of Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 by D. Oltman.
Source: WorldCat Libraries

34

J.S. Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium, Kantaten 4-6 / [BWV 248] [V-6]

 

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/4-6

Karl Frotscher

Dresdner Bachchor / Philharmonisches Kammerorchester Dresden

Soprano: Helga Termer; Alto: Käthe Röschke; Tenor: Reinhart Ginzel; Bass: Rolf Wollrad

Musik an der Martin-Luther-Kirche Dresden

Jan 10, 1982

Tape / TT: 80 min

Recorded live at Martin-Luther-Kirche, Dresden, Saxony, Germany.
Copy: Zentralbibliothek-Mediathek Archiv Fon-TBA-C 58.
Source: SLUB Dresden

35

J.S. Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

Gerhard Wilhelm

Stuttgarter Hymnus-Chorknaben / Ensemble '76 Stuttgart

Soprano: Krisztina Láki; Alto: Gisela Pohl; Tenor: Karl Markus, Bass: Berthold Possemeyer

Hänssler 94031

Dec 27-30, 1982

2-CD / TT: 154:02

Kirche der Karlshöhe Ludwigsburg, Germany.
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36

Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Tölzer Knabenchor / Concentus Musicus Wien

Soloists of the Tölzer Knabenchor: Christian Schnellert (Soprano); Alan Bergius (Soprano); Gregor Lütje (Soprano); Stefan Rampf (Alto)
Tenor: Peter Schreier; Bass: Robert Holl;

Unitel
Deutsche Grammophone

Jul, Nov 1981

Video / TT: 169:00
DVD / TT: 153:00

Recorded at Stitslirche, Waldhausen, Austria.
2nd recording of Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 by N. Harnoncourt.
See: Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 - conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt
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37

J.S. Bach: The Christmas Oratorio [V-15]

 

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-3

Martin Flämig

Dresdner Kreuzchor / Dresdner Philharmonie

Soprano: Katharina Beidler; Alto: Heidi Rieß; Tenor: Armin Ude; Bass: Andreas Scheibner

Films for the Humanities BVL-994

Copyright date: ©1983

VHS, DVD / TT: 91 min

Recorded live at Kreuzkirche, Dresden, Saxony, Germany. Originally produced by Fernsehen der DDR, c1983.
2nd recording of Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-3 by M. Flämig.
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38

J.S. Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6 [26:55, 30:26, 24:36, 24:05, 25:05, 22:55]

Helmuth Rilling

Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart / Bach-Collegium Stuttgart

Soprano: Arleen Augér; Alto: Julia Hamari; Tenor: Peter Schreier; Bass: Wolfgang Schöne; Echo-soprano: Christa Muckenheim

Hänssler

Apr-Jul 1984

3-CD / TT: 154:02

Recorded at Gedächtniskirche Stuttgart, Germany.
1st recording of Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 by H. Rilling.
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39

J.S. Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

Michel Corboz

Ensemble Vocal de Lausanne / Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne

Soprano: Barbara Schlick; Contralto: Carolyn Watkinson; Tenor: Kurt Equiluz; Bass: Michel Brodard

Erato 45212

1984

3-CD / TT: ~ 150:00

Recorded at Vevey, Casino, Switzerland.
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40

J.S. Bach: Das Weihnachtsoratorium, S. 248 (1986-1987, No. 347) [IU-18]

 

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

Jan Harrington

Indiana University Singers / Indiana University Chamber Orchestra

Tenor [Evangelist]: Sang-Hyuk Lee; Soprano [Angel]: Noriko Bando; Bass [Herod]: Arnold Johnson; supporting soloists

Indiana University School of Music

Dec 3, 1986

6 sound tape reels / TT: 141 min

Recorded live at Indiana University: School of Music, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.
Source: WorldCat Libraries

41

J.S. Bach: Christmas Oratorio · Weihnachsoratorium · Oratorio de Noël

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6 [24:43, 26:56, 21:07, 21:43, 21:35, 23:25]

John Eliot Gardiner

Monteverdi Choir / English Baroque Soloists

Tenor [Evangelist]: Anthony Rolfe-Johnson; Soprano [Angel]: Ruth Holton; Soprano [Echo]: Katie Pringle; Bass [Herodes, arias]: Olaf Bär; Soprano: Nancy Argenta; Mezzo-soprano: Anne Sophie von Otter; Tenor: Hans Peter Blochwitz
Harpsichord: Paul Nicholson

Archiv Produktion

Jan 1987

2-CD / TT: 140:04

Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, London, England.
1st recording of Weihnachts-Oratorium by J.E. Gardiner.
See: BWV 248 Weihnachts-Oratorium - conducted by John Eliot Gardiner
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42

Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

Peter Schreier

Rundfunkchor Leipzig (Chorus Master: Jörg-Peter Weigle) / Staatskapelle Dresden

Soprano [Arias, Angel]: Helen Donath, Soprano [Echo]: Andrea Ihle, Contralto: Marjana Lipovšek, Tenor [Evangelist]: Peter Schreier, Tenor [Arias]: Eberhard Büchner, Bass [Arias, Herodes]: Robert Holl

Eterna / Philips

Jan 1987

3-CD / TT: 150:27

Recorded at Lujaskirche, Dresden, Germany.
See: Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 - conducted by Peter Schreier
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43

J.S. Bach: Oratorio De Navidad, Partes I-II

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-2

Mario Videla (Conductor, Harpsichord & Commentary)

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

Soprano: Samara Pascual; Mezzo-soprano: Virginia Correa Dupuy; Tenor: Carlos Bengolea; Tenor: Osvaldo Ledesma; Baritone: Marcos Fink

Ed. Institutional

1987-1988

2-DVD / TT: 90:00

Recorded at Iglesia Santa Felicitas, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

44

J.S. Bach: Oratorio De Navidad, Partes III-IV

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/3-4

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; Mezzo-soprano: Bernarda Fink; Tenor: Osvaldo Ledesma; Tenor: Eduardo Ayas; Baritone: Marcos Fink

Ed. Institutional

1988-1989

2-DVD / TT: 90:00

Recorded at Iglesia Santa Felicitas, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

45

J.S. Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium - Christmas Oratorio - Oratorio de Noël [V-13]

Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248/1-6

Philippe Herreweghe

Chorus and Orchestra of Collegium Vocale Gent

Soprano: Barbara Schlick; Alto: Michael Chance; Tenor: Howard Crook; Bass: Peter Kooy

Virgin Classics / MHS

Jan 1989

2-CD / TT: 149:38

Recorded at Mindersbroederskerk, Gent, Belgium.
See: Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 - conducted by Philippe Herreweghe
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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (November 2000 - December 2012)
Thanks to contributors: Matthias Hansen (June 2006), 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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