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    Johann Sebastian Bach

    One of the greats of Bach’s choral œuvre conducted by Masaaki Suzuki, a master of the repertoire of the Cantor of Leipzig.

    Masaaki Suzuki
    Masaaki Suzuki © Marco Borggreve

    Jessica Cale | soprano
    Hugh Cutting | countertenor
    Guy Cutting | tenor
    Florian Störtz | bass

    Masaaki Suzuki | direction
    Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
    Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

    Cantatas 1, 2 and 3 composed in 1734-35 BWV 248
    Between cantatas 2 and 3
    Bach  Singet dem Herrn, motet BWV 225

    Alongside Bach’s Passions, his Weihnachtsoratorium is one of the most frequently performed great choral works in the entire history of scared music. The Weihnachtsoratorium, which is divided into cantatas, opens with the birth of Jesus and concludes with the adoration of the Magi, and was originally intended to be performed over six consecutive days. The work draws heavily on the Gospels of St Luke and St Matthew and offers one of the most masterful examples of Bach’s craft.

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