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bravo998 2010-12-19 04:55 AM

J S BACH: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 (John Eliot Gardiner)

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[b]J S BACH [/b]
[size=3]Weihnachtsoratorium (Christmas Oratorio), BWV 248 [/size]
English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir
[b]John Eliot Gardiner[/b]

Soloists:
Tenor [Evangelist]: Anthony Rolfe-Johnson
Soprano [Angel]: Ruth Holton
oprano [Echo]: Katie Pringle
Bass [Herodes]: Olaf Bär
Soprano: Nancy Argenta
Mezzo-soprano: Anne Sophie von Otter
Tenor: Hans Peter Blochwitz
Harpsichord: Paul Nicholson


Track Listing:
CD 1:
[b]Part One - For the first Day of Christmas[/b]
1. No.1 Chorus: "Jauchzet, frohlocket" [7:44]
2. No.2 Evangelist: "Es begab sich aber zu der Zeit" [1:11]
3. No.3 Rezitativ (Alt): "Nun wird mein liebster Bräutigam" [0:51]
4. No.4 Aria (Alto): " Bereite dich, Zion" [5:02]
5. No.5 Choral: "Wie soll ich dich empfangen" [1:04]
6. No.6 Evangelist: "Und sie gebar ihren ersten Sohn" [0:21]
7. No.7 Chorale: "Er ist auf Erden kommen arm", Recitativ (Bass): Wer will die Liebe recht erhöhn" [2:56]
8. No.8 Aria (Baß): "Großer Herr, o starker König" [4:22]
9. No.9 Choral: "Ach mein herzliebes Jesulein" [1:13]
[b]Part Two - For the second Day of Christmas[/b]
10. No.10 Sinfonia [5:25]
11. No.11 Evangelist: "Und es waren Hirten in derselben Gegend" [0:35]
12. No.12 Chorale: "Brich an, o schönes Morgenlicht" [1:01]
13. No.13 Evangelist, Engel: "Und der Engel sprach zu Ihnen" [0:38]
14. No.14 Rezitativ (Baß): "Was Gott dem Abraham Verheißen" [0:41]
15. No.15 Aria (Tenor): "Frohe Hirten, eilt, ach eilet" [3:19]
16. No.16 Evangelist: "Und das habt zum Zeichen" [0:23]
17. No.17 Chorale: "Schaut hin, dort liegt im finstern [0:39]
18. No.18 Rezitativ (Baß): "So geht denn hin, ihr Hirten, geht" [0:49]
19. No.19 Aria (Alto): "Schlafe, mein Liebster, geniesse der Ruh" [9:21]
20. No.20 Evangelist: "Und alsbald war da bei dem Engel" [0:15]
21. No.21 Chor: "Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe" [2:27]
22. No.22 Rezitativ (Baß): "So recht, ihr Engel, jauchzt und singet" [0:23]
23. No.23 Chorale: "Wir singen dir in deinem Heer" [1:09]
[b]Part Three - For the third Day of Christmas[/b]
24. No.24 Chor: "Herrscher des Himmels, erhöre das Lallen" [1:58]
25. No.25 Evangelist: "Und da die Engel von ihnen gen Himmel fuhren" [0:09]
26. No.26 Chor: "Lasset uns nun gehen gen Bethlehem" [0:39]
27. No.27 Rezitativ (Baß): "Er hat sein Volk getröst" [0:36]
28. No.28 Choral: "Dies hat er alles uns getan" [0:42]
29. No.29 Duett (Sopran, Baß): "Herr, dein Mitleid, dein Erbarmen" [6:50]
30. No.30 Evangelist: "Und sie kamen eilend" [1:09]
31. No.31 Aria (Alt): "Schließe, mein Herze, dies selige Wunder" [5:00]
32. No.32 Recitativ (Alt): "Ja, ja, mein Herz soll es bewahren" [0:21]
33. No.33 Choral: "Ich will dich mit Fleiß bewahren" [0:50]
34. No.34 Evangelist: "Und die Hirten kehrten wieder um" [0:23]
35. No.35 Choral: "Seid froh dieweil" [0:43]
36. No.24 Chor: "Herrscher des Himmels, erhöre das Lallen" [1:56]

CD 2:
[b]Part Four - For New Year's Day[/b]
1. No.36 Chor: "Fallt mit Danken, fallt mit Loben" [5:34]
2. No.37 Evangelist: "Und da acht Tage um waren" [0:32]
3. No.38 Rezitativ (Baß): "Immanuel, o süßes Wort" Arioso (Chor-Sopran, Baß): "Jesu, du mein liebstes Leben"-"Komm ich will dich mit Lust umfassen" [2:15]
4. No.39 Aria (Soprano, Echo-soprano): "Flösst, mein Heiland, flösst dein Namen" [5:40]
5. No.40 Rezitativ (Baß): "Wohlan, dein Name soll allein" Arioso (Chor-Sopran): "Jesu mein Freud und Wonne" [1:21]
6. No.41 Aria (Tenor): "Ich will nur dir zu Ehren leben" [4:24]
7. No.42 Choral: "Jesus richte mein Beginnen" [1:58]
[b]Part Five - For the 1st Sunday in the New Year[/b]
8. No.43 Chor: "Ehre sei dir, Gott, gesungen" [6:08]
9. No.44 Evangelist: "Da Jesu geboren war zu Bethlehem" [0:23]
10. No.45 Chor: "Wo ist der neugeborne König der Juden?" - Rezitativ (Alt): "Sucht ihn in meiner Brust" [1:40]
11. No.46 Choral: "Dein Glanz all Finsternis verzehrt" [0:45]
12. No.47 Aria (Bass): "Erleucht auch meine finstre Sinnen" [3:59]
13. No.48 Evangelist: "Da das der König Herodes hörte" [0:12]
14. No.49 Rezitativ (Alt): "Warum wollt ihr erschrecken?" [0:30]
15. No.50 Evangelist: "Und ließ versammeln alle Hohepriester" [1:24]
16. No.51 Terzetto (Soprano, Alto, Tenor): "Ach, wann wird die Zeit erscheinen?" [5:34]
17. No.52 Rezitativ (Alt): "Mein Liebster herrschet schon" [0:25]
18. No.53 Choral: "Zwar ist solche Herzensstube" [0:47]
[b]Part Six - For the Feast of Epiphany[/b]
19. No.54 Chor: "Herr, wenn die stolzen Feinde schnauben" [5:06]
20. No.55 Evangelist: "Da berief Herodes die Weisen heimlich" - Herodes: "Ziehet hin und forschet fleißig" [0:44]
21. No.56 Rezitativ (Sopran): "Du Falscher, suche nur den Herrn zu fällen" [0:56]
22. No.57 Aria (Sopran): "Nur ein Wink von seinen Händen" [4:24]
23. No.58 Evangelist: "Als sie nun den König gehöret hatten" [1:04]
24. No.59 Chorale: "Ich steh an deiner Krippen hier" [1:02]
25. No.60 Evangelist: "Und Gott befahl ihnen im Traum" [0:23]
26. No.61 Rezitativ (Tenor): "So geht! Genug, mein Schatz geht nicht von hier" [1:52]
27. No.62 Aria (Tenor): "Nun mögt ihr stolzen Feinde schrecken" [3:59]
28. No.63 Rezitativ (Sopran, Alt, Tenor, Baß): "Was will der Hölle Schrecken nun?" [0:37]
29. No.64 Choral: "Nun seid ihr wohl gerochen" [3:26]

1987 ARCHIV Produktion
2 Compact Discs
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dicknip 2010-12-19 09:13 PM

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bravo998 2010-12-20 05:17 AM

Review

Bach's Christmas Oratorio was compiled for the Christmas church festival at Leipzig for the season of 1734-5. The six cantatas which comprise the oratorio were designed for Christmas Day and the two following days, the Feast of the Circumsion, the Sunday after New Year and the Feast of the Epiphany. The text, by an unidentified author, but very possibly Picander, follows the biblical narrative outline of the appointed readings for the relevant days; but, although this is so and although the six works were performed independently of one another, Bach, nevertheless, aimed at and achieved a continuity which allows us to consider the oratorio as a whole. The means by which he does so are both musical and structural, but above all, perhaps, it is the presence of a narrator, the Evangelist, who gives an account of the story, which provides the strongest link between the components. It is this feature, furthermore, which distinguishes the work from Bach's standard church cantata content, giving it oratorio status. As we know, Bach's self-borrowing in the Christmas Oratorio is extensive, and two secular cantatas in particular, Nos. 213 and 214, provided him with many choruses and arias. Whilst economy of effort doubtless played a part in this, the propriety of the 'parodies' and the high quality of the music itself encourage us to wonder if Bach had this greater destiny in mind at the time of original composition. Examination of primary and secondary texts shows Bach as a consummate master of this widely used baroque practice and at no time does he fail either to meet the conditions of acceptable declamation or to satisfy the requirements of opposite musical-textual imagery.

John Eliot Gardiner is no stranger to this particular type of Bach composition. He has been performing the church cantatas for years and feels a special affection for them. Not surprisingly, therefore, there is a fluency throughout his new recording of the Christmas Oratorio which is both reassuring and, for most of the time, satisfying too. He has a splendid team of soloists, with the tenor Anthon y Rolfe Johnson as the Evangelist. His performance is communicative—in other words he sounds not only as if he is telling a story but also that it matters to him that we understand it; sometimes the voice itself sounds a little husky as, for instance, in the recitative, ''Als sie nun den Konig'' (Part 6), but this is a small matter unlikely to bother listeners overmuch. Olaf Bar makes a wily Herod (Part 6), with declamation full of subtle innuendo; and he gives a fine account of the bass arias throughout. Nancy Argenta and Anne Sofie von Otter have a fresh, lively approach to the music and their performances are articulate and well focused. The tenor Hans Peter Blochwitz is also impressive—I have been enjoying his contribution to a Telemann St Matthew Passion, recently recorded in Germany but not so far issued in the UK. Choral singing is almost invariably a strong feature of Gardiner's performances and that is markedly the case here. The opening chorus of Part 1 is crisp, incisive and declamatory yet not over-emphatic. It is Harnoncourt's laboured, over-insistent strong beats which spoil for me the same movement in his recording of the Christmas Oratorio, recently issued on CD by Teldec. The Monteverdi Choir are characteristically alert and warm-blooded and I particularly enjoyed their singing of the chorales. The orchestral and obbligato playing reaches a very high standard with oboes and flute deserving of special mention; the arioso-chorale ''Er ist auf Erden kommen arm'' (Part 1), ''Schlafe, mein Liebster'' (Part 2) and the tenor aria ''Frohe Hirten'' (Part 2) are just three of many such examples. the two-violin partnership in the tenor aria ''Ich will nur dir Ehren leben'' (Part 4) is also notably successful. I enjoyed too the frequent occasions on which Gardiner allows us to hear the continuo line when the figures call for a degree of highlighting.

The overall standard of performance in this new recording, together with Gardiner's own affectionate view of the work, make me place the issue in an uppermost position amongst recordings presently available. Rhythmically, he sounds more relaxed than I have sometimes found in past performances, and there is an effective instance of this in the soprano aria, ''Nur ein Wink von seinen Handen'' (Part 6). If you insist on a version with modern instruments then that directed by Michel Corboz on Erato is probably the one to go for. He has a fine group of soloists, including Barbara Schlick and Kurt Equiluz. If, on the other hand, you are hidebound by 'authenticity', then Harnoncourt's account with a boys' choir and an all-male cast, which is what Bach himself would certainly have had, might suit you better. But if you like the idea of first-rate singing and playing, irrespective of what Bach had at his disposal, and an interpretation which shows a lively awareness of stylistic issues without making a meal of them, then Gardiner's reading is likely to give you a great deal of pleasure. A copious booklet gives full text in four languages and, unlike Harnoncourt's recording, the work is contained within two CDs rather than three. The recorded sound is clear, though I confess I do not greatly care for it. Sometimes there is a slight but unwelcome buzz around certain of the solo voices. Apart from that, a considerable achievement.

-- Nicholas Anderson, Gramophone [12/1987]
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