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Weihnachts-Oratorium
Johann Sebastian Bach

Combattimento Consort Amsterdam

Weihnachts-Oratorium

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Format: CD+Book
Label: Drukplaten
UPC: 9789087490058
Catnr: DRPL 76603
Release date: 06 November 2006
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Label
Drukplaten
UPC
9789087490058
Catalogue number
DRPL 76603
Release date
06 November 2006
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About the album

This is a Dutch/Belgian version of the Weihnachts-Oratorium

This luxurious edition of the Weichnachts-Oratorio with 2 free CD's is in stores now! It is only available for the Dutch and Belgian markets at the moment. An international release will follow october/november 2007. Also a german version will be released end of 2007 wich additional info from Boris Kehrmann.
The Weihnachts-Oratorio of J.S. Bach performed by Combattimento Consort Amsterdam and Cappella Amsterdam conducted by Jan Willem de Vriend. The music of Bach, the inspiration of Jan Willem de Vriend, his musicians and singers, the interesting texts and the magnificent photographs, make this a very special production and an inspiring gift for the holiday season. Authors:
Frits de Haen
Robin A. Leaver

Photography:
Eddy Posthuma de Boer Combattimento Consort Amsterdam, Cappella Amsterdam
Malin Hartelius - soprano
Kristina Hammarström - alto
Jörg Dürmüller - tenor
Detlef Roth - bas baritone
Combattimento Consort Amsterdam and Cappella Amsterdam conducted by Jan Willem de Vriend have made 2 brand new CD-recordings of the famous Weihnachts-Oratorio of J.S. Bach. These are accompanied by a luxuriously produced book containing extensive information about the Oratorio. This has been written by the Dutch musicologist Frits de Haen and the internationally renowned musicologist, theologian and Bach expert Robin A. Leaver. De Haen interviewed conductor Jan Willem de Vriend and writes about the spiritual and worldly aspects of these six cantatas. Leaver goes into the liturgical background of the Oratorio. All this is combined with unique 'Mother & Child' photographs, which have been made by Eddy Posthuma de Boer from all over the world. The focus is, of course, on the magnificent recordings of the Weihnachts-Oratorio. The soloists are singers of international reputation, such as tenor Jörg Dürmüller, soprano Malin Hartelius, alto Kristina Hammarström and bass-baritone Detlef Roth. The emotions Jan Willem de Vriend experienced during his study of the score and later while playing the cantatas seem to correspond with the conclusions that Robin A. Leaver arrived at during his research. There are many musical and textual connections between Bach's Matthäus- and Johannes-Passions and his Weihnachts-Oratorio in which he expresses his belief that the birth of Christ was meaningful and that Christ's suffering led to the redemption of man.
To give birth and rejoice, still knowing that your child will have to endure the ups and downs of human existence, hope and fear - all these varied emotions are present in that first moment: when a mother holds her newborn baby in her arms and all of this finds expression in Bach's splendid and moving composition, which celebrates the birth of Our Lord, Jesus Christ on Christmas Day. The superb photographs of Mothers and their children by Eddy Posthuma de Boer give further expression to this joyful message by Jan Willem de Vriend, his musicians and singers. To crown it all, we have the sensitive and insightful text by Frits Haen and Robin A. Leaver to help to elevate this whole production to the realms of a very special Christmas gift to give or to receive.

Artist(s)

Combattimento Consort Amsterdam

Over the past 30 years, Combattimento Consort Amsterdam has established a strong national and international reputation. The ensemble is famous for the high quality and energy of its performances. That, together with its varied and often surprising and unfamiliar repertoire, for formations ranging from chamber ensemble to chamber orchestra, and from oratorios to operas, has made it one of the most successful Baroque ensembles in the world. The Combattimento Consort’s roughly 60 performances a year are distinguished by the originality of the ensemble’s presentation, led by one of the trend-setting conductors in Dutch musical life, Jan Willem de Vriend, who in November 2012 received the Radio 4 Prize.   The Combattimento Consort has gone on a number of tours in recent years...
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Over the past 30 years, Combattimento Consort Amsterdam has established a strong national and international reputation. The ensemble is famous for the high quality and energy of its performances. That, together with its varied and often surprising and unfamiliar repertoire, for formations ranging from chamber ensemble to chamber orchestra, and from oratorios to operas, has made it one of the most successful Baroque ensembles in the world. The Combattimento Consort’s roughly 60 performances a year are distinguished by the originality of the ensemble’s presentation, led by one of the trend-setting conductors in Dutch musical life, Jan Willem de Vriend, who in November 2012 received the Radio 4 Prize.
The Combattimento Consort has gone on a number of tours in recent years to Germany, Spain, Central Europe, South America, Japan, Russia and the United States. It has recorded more than 35 CDs and DVDs – this year, its CD of Handel’s Concerto Grossi op. 6 will be released. The ensemble has worked with prominent soloists such as Barbara Bonney, Andreas Scholl and Sol Gabeta, Thomas Zehetmair and Sabine Meyer, as well as with the Netherlands Chamber Choir, the Nationale Reisopera and Cappella Amsterdam. The spearhead of its artistic direction is the performance of unfamiliar and as yet unpublished repertoire. Innumerable searches through libraries, churches and cloisters over the past 30 years have resulted in a notable collection of remarkable performances. In 2007, for example, Combattimento Consort Amsterdam presented Arminio, the only surviving opera of Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber. Over the years, it has developed a distinctive style of playing, which has even come to be known as the “Combattimento School” of performance. Recognizable and energetic, inventive, style-conscious and inspiring. The ensemble presents itself as a “consort”, but with the visibility of the “individual”. Jan Willem de Vriend leads the Combattimento Consort from the “first chair”, appearing as a conductor only in the larger productions (operas and oratorios). The instrumental soloists are in most cases members of the ensemble.

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Composer(s)

Johann Sebastian Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He enriched established German styles through his skill in counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms, and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France. Bach's compositions include the Brandenburg Concertos, the Goldberg Variations, the Mass in B minor, two Passions, and hundreds of cantatas. His music is revered for its technical command, artistic beauty, and intellectual depth.  Bach's abilities as an organist were highly respected during his lifetime, although he was not widely recognised as a great composer until a revival of interest in and performances of his music in the first half of the 19th century. He is now generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time.  
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Johann Sebastian Bach was a German composer and musician of the Baroque period. He enriched established German styles through his skill in counterpoint, harmonic and motivic organisation, and the adaptation of rhythms, forms, and textures from abroad, particularly from Italy and France. Bach's compositions include the Brandenburg Concertos, the Goldberg Variations, the Mass in B minor, two Passions, and hundreds of cantatas. His music is revered for its technical command, artistic beauty, and intellectual depth.

Bach's abilities as an organist were highly respected during his lifetime, although he was not widely recognised as a great composer until a revival of interest in and performances of his music in the first half of the 19th century. He is now generally regarded as one of the greatest composers of all time.


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Disc #1
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Erster Teil: Am ersten Weihnachtstag: l. Koor - Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage
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Erster Teil: Am ersten Weihnachtstag: ll. Recitatief (Evangelist) - Es begab sich aber zu der Zeit
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Erster Teil: Am ersten Weihnachtstag: lll. Recitatief (Alt) - Nun wird mein liebster Bräutigam
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Erster Teil: Am ersten Weihnachtstag: lV. Aria (Alt) - Bereite dich, Zion
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Erster Teil: Am ersten Weihnachtstag: V. Koraal - Wie soll ich dich empfangen
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Erster Teil: Am ersten Weihnachtstag: Vl. Recitatief (Evangelist) - Und sie gebar ihren ersten Sohn
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Erster Teil: Am ersten Weihnachtstag: Vll. Koraal en recitatief (Sopraan, bas) - Er ist auf Erden kommen arm
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Erster Teil: Am ersten Weihnachtstag: Vlll. Aria (Bas) - Großer Herr, o starker König
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Erster Teil: Am ersten Weihnachtstag: lX. Koraal - Ach mein herzliebes Jesulein
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Zweiter Teil: Am zweiten Weihnachtstag: X. Sinfonia
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Zweiter Teil: Am zweiten Weihnachtstag: Xl. Recitatief (Evangelist) - Und es waren Hirten in derselben Gegend
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Zweiter Teil: Am zweiten Weihnachtstag: Xll. Koraal - Brich an, o schönes Morgenlicht
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Zweiter Teil: Am zweiten Weihnachtstag: Xlll. Recitatief (Evangelist, der Engel) - Und der Engel sprach zu ihnen
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Zweiter Teil: Am zweiten Weihnachtstag: XlV. Recitatief (Bas) - Was Gott dem Abraham verheißen
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Zweiter Teil: Am zweiten Weihnachtstag: XV. Aria (Tenor) - Frohe Hirten, eilt, ach eilet
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Zweiter Teil: Am zweiten Weihnachtstag: XVl. Recitatief (Evangelist) - Und das habt zum Zeichen
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Zweiter Teil: Am zweiten Weihnachtstag: XVl. Koraal - Schaut hin, dort liegt im finstern Stall
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Zweiter Teil: Am zweiten Weihnachtstag: XVlll. Recitatief (Bas) - So geht denn hin, ihr Hirten, geht
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Zweiter Teil: Am zweiten Weihnachtstag: lXX. Aria (Alt) - Schlafe, mein Liebster, genieße der Ruh
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Zweiter Teil: Am zweiten Weihnachtstag: XX. Recitatief (Evangelist) - Und alsobald war da bei dem Engel
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Zweiter Teil: Am zweiten Weihnachtstag: XXl. Koor - Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe
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Zweiter Teil: Am zweiten Weihnachtstag: XXll. Recitatief (Bas) - So recht, ihr Engel, jauchzt und singet
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Zweiter Teil: Am zweiten Weihnachtstag: XXlll. Koraal - Wir singen dir in deinem Heer
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Dritter Teil: Am dritten Weihnachtstag: XXlV. Koor - Herrscher des Himmels, erhöre das Lallen
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Dritter Teil: Am dritten Weihnachtstag: XXV. Recitatief (Evangelist) - Und da die Engel von ihnen gen Himmel fuhren
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Dritter Teil: Am dritten Weihnachtstag: XXVl. Koor - Lasset uns nun gehen gen Bethlehem
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Dritter Teil: Am dritten Weihnachtstag: XXVll. Recitatief (Bas) - Er hat sein Volk getröst´
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Dritter Teil: Am dritten Weihnachtstag: XXVlll. Koraal - Dies hat er alles uns getan
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Dritter Teil: Am dritten Weihnachtstag: XXlX. Duet (Sopraan, bas) - Herr, dein Mitleid, dein Erbarmen
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Dritter Teil: Am dritten Weihnachtstag: XXX. Recitatief (Evangelist) - Und sie kamen eilend
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Dritter Teil: Am dritten Weihnachtstag: XXXl. Aria (Alt) - Schließe, mein Herze, dies selige Wunder
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Dritter Teil: Am dritten Weihnachtstag: XXXll. Recitatief (Alt) - Ja, ja, mein Herz soll es bewahren
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Dritter Teil: Am dritten Weihnachtstag: XXXlll. Koraal - Ich will dich mit Fleiß bewahren
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Dritter Teil: Am dritten Weihnachtstag: XXXlV. Recitatief (Evangelist) - Und die Hirten kehrten wieder um
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Dritter Teil: Am dritten Weihnachtstag: XXXV. Koraal - Seid froh dieweil
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Dritter Teil: Am dritten Weihnachtstag: XXXVb. Koor - Herrscher des Himmels, erhöre das Lallen
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Disc #2
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Vierter Teil: Am Fest der Beschneidung Christi: XXXVl. Koor - Fallt mit Danken, fallt mit Loben
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Vierter Teil: Am Fest der Beschneidung Christi: XXXVll. Recitatief (Evangelist) - Und da acht Tage um waren
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Vierter Teil: Am Fest der Beschneidung Christi: XXXVlll. Recitatief (Bas) - Duet (Sopraan, bas) - Immanuel, o süßes Wort!
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Vierter Teil: Am Fest der Beschneidung Christi: XXXlX. Aria (Sopraan en echosopraan) - Flößt, mein Heiland, flößt, dein Namen
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Vierter Teil: Am Fest der Beschneidung Christi: XL. Recitatief en koraal (Bas, sopraan) - Wohlan dein Name soll allein
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Vierter Teil: Am Fest der Beschneidung Christi: XLl. Aria (Tenor) - Ich will nur dir zu Ehren leben
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Vierter Teil: Am Fest der Beschneidung Christi: XLll. Koraal - Jesus richte mein Beginnen
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Fünfter Teil: Am Sonntag nach Neujahr: XLlll. Koor - Ehre sei dir, Gott, gesungen
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Fünfter Teil: Am Sonntag nach Neujahr: XLlV. Recitatief (Evangelist) - Da Jesus geboren war zu Bethlehem
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Fünfter Teil: Am Sonntag nach Neujahr: XLV. Koor en recitatief (Alt) - Wo ist der neugeborne König der Jüden?
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Fünfter Teil: Am Sonntag nach Neujahr: XLVl. Koraal - Dein Glanz all Finsternis verzehrt
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Fünfter Teil: Am Sonntag nach Neujahr: XLVII. Aria (Bas) - Erleucht auch meine finstre Sinnen
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Fünfter Teil: Am Sonntag nach Neujahr: XLVIII. Recitatief (Evangelist) - Da das der König Herodes hörte
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Fünfter Teil: Am Sonntag nach Neujahr: XLIX. Recitatief (Alt) - Warum wollt ihr erschrekken?
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Fünfter Teil: Am Sonntag nach Neujahr: L. Recitatief (Evangelist) - Und ließ versammlen alle Hohepriester
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Fünfter Teil: Am Sonntag nach Neujahr: LI. Terzet (Sopraan, alt, tenor) - Ach, wenn wird die Zeit erscheinen?
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Fünfter Teil: Am Sonntag nach Neujahr: LII. Recitatief (Alt) - Mein Liebster herrschet schon
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Fünfter Teil: Am Sonntag nach Neujahr: LIII. Koraal - Zwar ist solche Herzensstube
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Sechster Teil: Am Epiphaniasfest: LIV. Koor - Herr, wenn die stolzen Feinde schnauben
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Sechster Teil: Am Epiphaniasfest: LV. Recitatief (Evangelist, Herodes) - Da berief Herodes die Weisen heimlich
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Sechster Teil: Am Epiphaniasfest: LVI. Recitatief (Sopraan) - Du Falscher, suche nur den Herrn zu fällen
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Sechster Teil: Am Epiphaniasfest: LVII. Aria (Sopraan) - Nur ein Wink von seinen Händen
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Sechster Teil: Am Epiphaniasfest: LVIII. Recitatief (Evangelist) - Als sie nun den König gehöret hatten
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Sechster Teil: Am Epiphaniasfest: LIX. Koraal - Ich steh an deiner Krippen hier
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Sechster Teil: Am Epiphaniasfest: LX. Recitatief (Evangelist) - Und Gott befahl ihnen im Traum
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Sechster Teil: Am Epiphaniasfest: LXI. Recitatief (Tenor) - So geht! Genug, mein Schatz geht nicht von hier
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Sechster Teil: Am Epiphaniasfest: LXII. Aria (Tenor) - Nun mögt ihr stolzen Feinde schrekken
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Sechster Teil: Am Epiphaniasfest: LXIII. Recitatief (Sopraan, alt, tenor, bas) - Was will der Höllen Schrekken nun
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Sechster Teil: Am Epiphaniasfest: LXIV. Koraal - Nun seid ihr wohl gerochen
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