J. S. Bach's Christmas Oratorio in Six Parts on WRTI
Hear the complete Christmas Oratorio of Johann Sebastian Bach between December 25th and January 12th. The first part describes the birth of Jesus, the second the annunciation to the shepherds, the third the adoration of the shepherds, the fourth the naming of Jesus, the fifth (for the first Sunday after New Year) the journey of the Magi, and the sixth (for Epiphany) the adoration of the Magi.
Listen to the work's six parts on December 25th, 26th, 27th and January 1st at 3 pm, and on Saturday, January 5th, and Saturday, January 12th at 10 am.
The recording is by the Bach Collegium, Japan conducted by Masaaki Suzuki, with soloists Monika Frimmer, Yoshikazu Mera, Peter Kooij, and Gerd Türk.