J.S. Bach
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Christmas Oratorio

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Masaaki Suzuki
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Bach Collegium Japan
Soloists:Vocal solists
Monika Frimmer, soprano
Yoshikazu Mera, counter-tenor
Gerd Turk, tenor
Peter Kooij, bass
Instrumentation:Cello
Choir
Flute
Horn
Oboe
Orchestra
Organ
Trumpet
Viola
Violin
Voice
Individual Works:Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:BIS
Catalog Number:941/942
Year Released/Recorded:1998
Total Playing Time:144,50
Comments:Mr Eriksson said:

Definitely one of the great Christmas Oratorium on record. This excellent disc is, surprisingly NOT listed at this site. It is in my opinion together with Gardiner's and Jacob's indeed a very good version and to me it has it all. Conducting, tempi is extraordinary well judged, music is well played, choir and solists fantastic and this is, needless to say, because of what already is told, a disc I put on not only for Christmas. Sound is fine and this is one of the top Bach discs out there and is for me in the same (nearly) league as Harnoncourt's St Matthew from 2001.

A must have for any music and Bach lover.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Mr Eriksson
Date First Submitted:08/03/2002
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