A great work of festive music. The Christmas Oratorio is the sublime outcome of a vast project that Bach completed between December1734 and January 1735. This monumental fresco inspired by the history of the Nativity for narrators, soloists, choirs and orchestra comprises no fewer than six sections, each one a huge cantata. The general tone, reconciling the most daring polyphony with the spirit of Christmas and a moving naiveté, endows this masterpiece with an extraordinary freshness.

  • HMC971630 Katalognummer
  • 3149020163009 EAN
  • 2CD Format
  • 2014 Utgivelsesår

A great work of festive music. The Christmas Oratorio is the sublime outcome of a vast project that Bach completed between December1734 and January 1735. This monumental fresco inspired by the history of the Nativity for narrators, soloists, choirs and orchestra comprises no fewer than six sections, each one a huge cantata. The general tone, reconciling the most daring polyphony with the spirit of Christmas and a moving naiveté, endows this masterpiece with an extraordinary freshness.
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Artist
RIAS-Kammerchor & Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin | Jacobs, René (conductor)

Dirigent
Jacobs, René

Medvirkende
Röschmann, Dorothea (soprano) | Scholl, Andreas (alto) | Güra, Werner (tenor) | Häger, Klaus (bass)

Komponist
Bach, Johann Sebastian

Ensemble
RIAS Kammerchor | Akademie für alte Musik Berlin

Plateselskap
Harmonia Mundi

Verk

Bach, Johann Sebastian: Christmas Oratorio BWV 248:

1. Chor “Jauchzet, frohlocket”
12. Choral "Brich an, o schönes Morgenlicht"
21. Chor "Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe"

Part I, 2. Rezitativ "Es begab sich aber zu der Zeit"
Part I, 3. Rezitativ "Nun wird mein liebster Bräutigam"
Part I, 4. Arie "Bereite dich, Zion, mit zärtlichen Trieben"
Part I, 5. Choral "Wie soll ich dich empfangen"
Part I, 6. Rezitativ "Und sie gebar ihren ersten Sohn"
Part I, 7. Choral "Er ist auf Erden kommen arm" - Rezitativ "Wer will die Liebe recht erhöhn"
Part I, 8. Arie "Großer Herr und starker König"
Part I, 9. Choral "Ach mein herzliebes Jesulein"

Part II, 10. Sinfonia
Part II, 11. Rezitativ "Und es waren Hirten in derselben Gegend"
Part II, 13. Rezitativ "Und der Engel sprach zu ihnen" - "Fürchtet euch nicht"
Part II, 14. Rezitativ "Was Gott dem Abraham verheißen"
Part II, 15. Arie "Frohe Hirten, eilt, ach eilet"
Part II, 16. Rezitativ "Und das habt zum Zeichen"
Part II, 17. Choral "Schaut hin, dort liegt im finstern Stall"
Part II, 18. Rezitativ "So geht denn hin, ihr Hirten, geht"
Part II, 19. Arie "Schlafe, mein Liebster, genieße der Ruh"
Part II, 20. Rezitativ "Und alsobald war da bei dem Engel"
Part II, 22. Rezitativ "So recht, ihr Engel, jauchzet und singet"
Part II, 23. Choral "Wir singen dir in deinem Heer"

Part III, 24. Chor "Herrscher des Himmels, erhöre das Lallen"
Part III, 25. Rezitativ "Und da die Engel von ihnen gen Himmel fuhren"
Part III, 26. Chor "Lasset uns nun gehen gen Bethlehem"
Part III, 27. Rezitativ "Er hat sein Volk getröst"
Part III, 28. Choral "Dies hat er alles uns getan"
Part III, 29. Duett "Herr, dein Mitleid, dein Erbarmen"
Part III, 30. Rezitativ "Und sie kamen eilend und fanden beide"
Part III, 31. Arie "Schließe, mein Herze, dies selige Wunder"
Part III, 32. Rezitativ "Ja, ja, mein Herz soll es bewahren"
Part III, 33. "Choral "Ich will dich mit Fleiß bewahren"
Part III, 34. Rezitativ "Und die Hirten kehrten wieder um"
Part III, 35. Choral "Seid froh"
Part III, 35. Chor (Da capo Nr.24) "Herrscher des Himmels, erhöre das Lallen"

Part VI, 36. Chor "Fallt mit Danken, fallt mit Loben"
Part VI, 37. Rezitativ "Und da acht Tage um waren"
Part VI, 38. Rezitativ "Immanuel, o süßes Wort!" - Choral "Jesu, du mein liebstes Leben"
Part VI, 39. Arie "Flößt, mein Heiland, flößt dein Namen"
Part VI, 40. Rezitativ "Wohlan, dein Name soll allein" - Choral "Jesu, meine Freud und Wonne"
Part VI, 41. Arie "Ich will nur dir zu Ehren leben"
Part VI, 42. Choral "Jesus richte mein Beginnen"

Part V, 43. Chor "Ehre sei dir, Gott, gesungen"
Part V, 44. Rezitativ "Da Jesus geboren war zu Bethlehem"
Part V, 45. Chor "Wo ist der neugeborne König der Juden?" - Rezitativ "Sucht ihn in meiner Brust"
Part V, 46. Choral "Dein Glanz all Finsternis verzehrt"
Part V, 47. Arie "Erleucht auch meine finstre Sinnen"
Part V, 48. Rezitativ "Da das der König Herodes hörte"
Part V, 49. Rezitativ "Warum wollt ihr erschrecken?"
Part V, 50. Rezitativ "Und ließ versammlen alle Hohenpriester"
Part V, 51. Terzett "Ach, wenn wird die Zeit erscheinen?"
Part V, 52. Rezitativ "Mein Liebster herrschet schon"
Part V, 53. Choral "Zwar ist solche Herzensstube"

Part VI, 54. Chor "Herr, wenn die stolzen Feinde schnauben"
Part VI, 55. Rezitativ "Da berief Herodes die Weisen heimlich" - "Ziehet hin und forschet fleißig nach dem Kindlein"
Part VI, 56. Rezitativ "Du Falscher, suche nur den Herr zu fällen"
Part VI, 57. Arie "Nur ein Wink von seinen Händen"
Part VI, 58. Rezitativ "Als sie nun den König gehörten hatten"
Part VI, 60. Rezitativ "Und Gott befahl ihnen im Traum"
Part VI, 61. Rezitativ "So geht! Genug, mein Schatz geht nicht von hier"
Part VI, 62. Arie "Nun mögt ihr stolzen Feinde schrecken"
Part VI, 63. Rezitativ "Was will der Höllen Schrecken nun"

59. Choral "Ich steh an deiner Krippen hier"
64. Choral "Nun seid ihr wohl gerochen"

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Produktbeskrivelse

A great work of festive music.
The Christmas Oratorio is the sublime outcome of a vast project that Bach completed between December1734 and January 1735. This monumental fresco inspired by the history of the Nativity for narrators, soloists, choirs and orchestra comprises no fewer than six sections, each one a huge cantata. The general tone, reconciling the most daring polyphony with the spirit of Christmas and a moving naiveté, endows this masterpiece with an extraordinary freshness.

"This is simply one of the great Christmas Oratorio recordings, an ideal combination of soloists, chorus, orchestra, and conductor joining in what could be described as the consummate musical embodiment of the joy and miraculousness of the Christmas story. In any event, this six-part cantata cycle is a major Bach masterpiece (among many masterpieces!), and René Jacobs manages to fuse the score's multifarious elements into a unified whole that transcends any one individual effort.

Yes, the soloists are without peer among recorded Christmas Oratorios--has anyone sung the alto arias "Schlafe, mein Liebster..." or "Schließe, mein Herze..." with more
 tenderness or passion or more lovely tone than Andreas Scholl? And then there's tenor Werner Güra's dazzling "Ich will nur dir zu Ehren leben" and Dorothea Röschmann's (and chorus') compelling "echo" aria "Flößt, mein Heiland..." But then, there's the extraordinary RIAS-Kammerchor, which sings with heartfelt reverence and commits the appropriate energy to each chorus, delivered with crisp articulation and an enthusiasm that ideally conveys the sense of the text and the spirit of the occasion. The orchestra upholds and complements the interpretive work of the singers, adding up to an unbeatable performance of music that tends to inspire great efforts.

For this reissue of its 1997 production, Harmonia Mundi has repackaged the two CDs in a beautifully designed hardbound book, complete with an article on the history of Christmas music accompanied by gorgeous color photographs, texts, translations, musician bios, and pertinent discographical and bibliographical information. The sound is first-rate. Now offered at a special price, this classic Christmas Oratorio is an irresistible bargain, an essential part of any Bach-lover's library. Don't miss it. [10/8/2004]"
--David Vernier, ClassicsToday.com

A handsome package matched by a lively interpretation...Superb, richly detailed performances set in a sumptuous acoustic. BBC Music Magazine ****

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