The Christmas Oratorio, Part 1, in Concert

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The Cantata No. 182 for Palm Sunday

The Cantata No. 182 for Palm Sunday

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On the program:

Suite No. 5 in C minor for solo cello, BWV 1011 - Pieter Wispelwey, cello

Cantata BWV 182 Himmelskönig, sei willkommen - Malin Hartelius, soprano; Nathalie Stutzmann, alto; James Gilchrist, tenor; Peter Harvey, bass; Monteverdi Choir & English Baroque Soloists, John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

(The image at left [courtesy Wikimedia Commons] shows column detail from the Nikolaikirche, Leipzig, which is modelled on palms.  The theme of palms is prevalent in the architecture of the Nikolaikirche, which, with the Thomaskirche, is one of the churches served by Bach between 1723 and 1750.  The Nikolaikirche also played a pivotal role in the fall of the Communist regime of East Germany in the 1980's.)

Harry Christophers on the St. Matthew Passion, Part Two

Harry Christophers on the St. Matthew Passion, Part Two

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Harry Christophers on the St. Matthew Passion, Part One

Harry Christophers on the St. Matthew Passion, Part One

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Richard Egarr on the Orchestral Suites

Richard Egarr on the Orchestral Suites

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Balint Karosi and the Clavierübung III

Balint Karosi and the Clavierübung III

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Harry Christophers on Bach's Motets

Harry Christophers on Bach's Motets

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On the program:

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland (attr. Martin Luther) - Julia Gooding, soprano

Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland after BWV 659 - His Majesty's Sagbutts and Cornetts, Timothy Roberts, director

Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Part I (translation) - Christine Schäfer, soprano;  Bernarda Fink, alto;  Werner Güra, tenor (Evangelist);  Gerald Finley, bass;  Arnold Schoenberg Choir and Concentus Musicus of Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor

Concerto for two violins in D minor, BWV 1043 - Julia Fischer and Alexander Sitkovetsky, violins;  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

(photo of ceiling detail of the Musikverein courtesy of the Musikverein, Vienna)

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