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Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248 - Bernarda Fink (alto); Christian Gerhaher (bass); Christine Schäfer (soprano); Gerald Finley (bass); Werner Güra (tenor);...
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  1. Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), in six parts, BWV 248 (BC D7)
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If this 2007 recording of Bach's Christmas Oratorio was the only one you were to hear, you would likely be well satisfied. Nikolaus Harnoncourt knows the work from long experience, his first recording dates from 1973, and he knows not only how to balance the soloists, chorus, and orchestra but how to balance the festive, the reflective, and the demonstrative, as well. The soloists here are generally quite fine -- clarion soprano Christine Schäfer and stentorian bass Christian Gerhaher are especially effective -- the Arnold ...

Bach: Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248 2008, DHM

UPC: 886973332122