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Album: Bach Christmas Music (10CD)
Composer / Performer: Various
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Just as much a part of Christmas as Handelís Messiah, Bachís Christmas Oratorio is a reworking of a collection of his secular festive cantatas to form a single larger work. It was first heard in Leipzig on Christmas Day 1734, and performed in six sections between Christmas Day and Epiphany 1735. Bach wrote similar oratorios for Easter and Ascension, and all re-use existing cantatas. For the oratorio versions however, it wasnít just a case of cobbling the works together. Bach wrote much new music, especially the choruses, but the core of the work is taken from cantatas nos 213, 214 and 215.

Dit artikel is op woensdag, 21 november 2012 toegevoegd.


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