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Today, you will find here a film that is really something. It is an old production from a full 30 years ago of the Bach Christmas Oratorio with Nikolaus Harnoncourt conducting. Absolutely worth hearing and seeing!
J. S. BACH, Christmas Oratorio BWV 248
July/November 1982 (TV Production for Unitel)
2005 DVD Release Deutsche Grammophon
WALDHAUSEN, baroque Abbey Church
Gregor Lütje, Allan Bergius, Christian Schnellert, soprano
Stefan Rampf, contralto
Peter Schreier, tenor
Robert Holl, bass
Tölzer Knabenchor (Conductor: Gerhard Schmidt-Gaden)
NIKOLAUS HARNONCOURT, Conductor
(Source: Tölzer Knabenchor | Archiv)
In this spirit: ‘Exult, rejoice!’
We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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