- Language: English
- Subtitles: English, German, French, Japanese, Korean
- Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: Warner Music Group Germany Holding GmbH / Hamburg
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- ASIN: B00MP0SZLO
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Absolutely Brilliant!!16 December 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
Gardiner's Bach interpretations I find exhilarating and fresh and I imagine Bach himself might find them refreshing. The Christmas Oratorio is no exception as presented here, and I think anyone who might be interested in experiencing Bach's cantatas, and the Christmas Oratorio specificaly, ought to take a first look at this. The joyous flow, speed, and almost festive, dance-like quality of the songs, the fact that these talented musicians played "period" instruments makes this a fascinating tribute to one of the most lauded composers in classical music. My brother bought Gardiner's Christmas Oratorio for Christmas one year and since it was the first time i heard any of Back's Cantata work I think the standard was set; I find most other interpretations dry and slow and have yet to be tempted away. What a challenge it must have been to play those ancient instruments and still sound so great. Absolutely Brilliant!
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It is a delight to both see and hear this marvelous performance9 December 2014 - Published on Amazon.com
It is a delight to both see and hear this marvelous performance. The recording is superb and the subtitles are a great aid to non-German speakers. The Amazon listing tends to give the impression that this performance is being sung in English. This is not the case. This is sung in the original German. It is a glorious performance.
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Gardiner and his chorus on their Bach Pilgrimage best11 May 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
Brilliant performance by a master of Bach with a chorus that cares about what Bach was/is trying to say with his music. Excellent picture and sound quality, to my ears, and brilliantly shot and edited.
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Wonderful! And the video quality is not as bad ...19 January 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
Wonderful! And the video quality is not as bad as some reviews claim. Most importantly, the audio is great, as are the special supplements. Recommended!
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