Prime Music

Buy Used
Used - Very Good See details
$49.10 + $3.99 shipping
Sold by jukeboxonline.

or
 
   
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 

Christmas Oratorio [Box set, Hybrid SACD - DSD, Import]

J.S. Bach Audio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)


Available from these sellers.



Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 14, 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Box set, Hybrid SACD - DSD, Import
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Channel Classics Nl
  • ASIN: B0000B1A23
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #658,185 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), in six parts, BWV 248 (BC D7): I. Cantata for Christmas Day. 1. Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf,
2. Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), in six parts, BWV 248 (BC D7): I. Cantata for Christmas Day. 2. Es begab sich zber zu der Z
3. Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), in six parts, BWV 248 (BC D7): I. Cantata for Christmas Day. 4. Bereite dich, Zion
4. Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), in six parts, BWV 248 (BC D7): I. Cantata for Christmas Day. 5. Wie soll ich dich empfangen
5. Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), in six parts, BWV 248 (BC D7): I. Cantata for Christmas Day. 6. Und sie gebar ihren ersten
6. Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), in six parts, BWV 248 (BC D7): I. Cantata for Christmas Day. 7. Er ist auf Erden kommen arm
7. Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), in six parts, BWV 248 (BC D7): I. Cantata for Christmas Day. 8. Großer Herr, o starker Köni
8. Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), in six parts, BWV 248 (BC D7): I. Cantata for Christmas Day. 9. Ach, mein herzliebes Jesule
9. Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), in six parts, BWV 248 (BC D7): II. Cantata for the Second Day of Christmas. 10. Sinfonia
10. Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), in six parts, BWV 248 (BC D7): II. Cantata for the Second Day of Christmas. 11. Und es ware
See all 33 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), in six parts, BWV 248 (BC D7): IV. Cantata for New Year's Day. 36. Fallt mit Danken, fallt
2. Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), in six parts, BWV 248 (BC D7): IV. Cantata for New Year's Day. 37. Und da acht Tage um ware
3. Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), in six parts, BWV 248 (BC D7): IV. Cantata for New Year's Day. 40. Wohlan! dein Name soll a
4. Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), in six parts, BWV 248 (BC D7): IV. Cantata for New Year's Day. 41. Ich will nur dir zu Ehre
5. Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), in six parts, BWV 248 (BC D7): IV. Cantata for New Year's Day. 42. Jesus richte mein Beginn
6. Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), in six parts, BWV 248 (BC D7): V. Cantata for the Sunday after New Year's Day. 43. Ehre sei
7. Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), in six parts, BWV 248 (BC D7): V. Cantata for the Sunday after New Year's Day. 44. Da Jesus
8. Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), in six parts, BWV 248 (BC D7): V. Cantata for the Sunday after New Year's Day. 45. Wo ist d
9. Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), in six parts, BWV 248 (BC D7): V. Cantata for the Sunday after New Year's Day. 46. Dein Gla
10. Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), in six parts, BWV 248 (BC D7): V. Cantata for the Sunday after New Year's Day. 47. Erleucht
See all 24 tracks on this disc

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars
(7)
4.9 out of 5 stars
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Joyous oratorio in super-audio surround sound:10 Stars November 8, 2003
Here is a multichannel, super audio recording of JS Bach's Christmas Oratorio, which is actually a collection of six cantatas arranged around various aspects of the German Lutheran Bible's Christmas gospel narratives. The music is among the most joyous that the old master composer ever gave us, and the sequences are varied enough that you don't get fatigued listening, even if you sit through the entire series of six cantatas. The evangelist is a key figure in telling the story, naturally enough; but since he is narrating the birth of the baby Jesus, instead of the betrayal and crucifixion that is commemorated in Easter week services, he is free to be entirely upbeat throughout. The devotional or meditative sequences, whether via solo arias or via chorales, amplify the basic overall sense of heartfelt celebration. Many of the arias are renowned excerpts, such as the famous bass aria in Cantata One, Grosse Herr und Starker Konig. Its music is full of florid shakes and regal salute to the divine presence viewed through the pietistic Lutheran theology of Bach's day. Another famous aria is the so-called echo aria in Cantata Four, sung by the soprano, Flost mein Heiland. The alto solo voice is not neglected (with the famous aria, Bereite dich Zion and others), nor is the solo tenor slighted, despite the fact that the tenor is also evangelist. (He gets arias like Frohe Hirten, as well as his narratives.) Finally, there is the entirely lovely duet sung between the soprano and the bass in Cantata Three, Herr dein Mitleid. If you already love the Luke and Matthew Passions as set by JSB, you probably also already know and love this music. If the grief of the passions has put you off, then you still owe it to yourself to sample JSB in music full of happiness and tender respose. Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Like a good glass of Champagne November 3, 2005
This SACD set from Channel Classics sparkles like a snowflake in the sunshine. It has helped put the SACD format on the map.
Jos Van Veldhoven and the Nethelands Bach Society and the Soloists deliver one very powerful performance of the set of cantatas that make up the Oratorio. The NBS has a long history of performing Bach's music with conviction and in this recording
they certainly deliver the goods. If you are in need of hearing something else besides the usual performances of Handel's Messiah and the usual Christmas carols, you might want to try
this recording of J.S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio. Like Messiah it helps remind one of the "reason for the season" A lot of credit must go to the folks at Channel Classics the recording and the Book (booklet) that the SACD's come with is a wonderful example of how to really release a recording. The book deserves some mention as it has a number of pictures from the Catharijneconvent Museum that depict the events described in the oratorio. and the case this all comes in is no simple paper or plastic thing, no it feels like a fine book should with a cloth cover. I understand they have done the same thing for the St. John Passion too. This recording could easily become a classic.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This recording changed my opinion of the work October 17, 2008
I will say here that I love J.S.Bach. I have been lucky enough to participate as soloist on several of his works and find them to be some of the most enjoyable musical experiences of my life.

I have two other recordings of the Christmas Oratorio and have enjoyed them both, but I never really felt as though the work compared to the Passions, in particular St. Matthew. However after receiving this recording as a gift my opinion has completely changed.

First things first, Channel need to be applauded for their presentation. The book and packaging for this recording are the most remarkable I have encountered. But this is just the tip of the iceberg. What is contained on the disks is pure gold. Channel do have particular sort of sound, very warm and present and this only enhances the experience of this master work. The orchestra and chorus deserve a lot of praise for thier work, it is simply some of the best Bach performing I have heard in some time. The soloists are all remarkable in their parts too. particularly impressive for me are the two male soloists. Bass, Peter Harvey has a beautiful sound, great tone and control and a reverence about what he does that makes you want to listen to him. Gerd Turk is very impressive. He is no Christoph Pregardien but what he does seems effortless and stylistic to a T.

I can not recommend this recording enough. If you have other recordings of this work get this one anyway, you wont turn back. If you don't have a recording of this work this is the perfect first set; not only for the recording itself, but also for the information included in the book.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Verified Purchase
Although I'd never heard of this group, the sound on this album is remarkable and the performance is every bit as good as the sound. On a par with the Gardner and Harnoncourt.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?



Look for Similar Items by Category