Bach: Christmas Oratorio
Fritz Lehmann
Label
Deutsche Grammophon
Catalogue No.
4827637
Barcode
00028948276370
Format
3-CD
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JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248
Christmas Oratorio

Helmut Krebs, tenor
Gunthild Weber, soprano l
Sieglinde Wagner, contralto
Heinz Rehfuss, bass
Berliner Motettenchor
RIAS Kammerchor
Berliner Philharmoniker
Fritz Lehmann, conductor (Parts I–IV)
Günther Arndt, conductor (Parts V–VI)

Recording information

Recording Producer: Dr Fred Hamel; Klaus Fischer-Dieskau (CD 3: 5, 13, 21)
Balance Engineer: Werner Grimme
Recording Location: Jesus-Christus-Kirche, Berlin, Germany, 3–10 August 1955, 22, 24, 25 June 1956, 15 September 1956
Original Deutsche Grammophon LP Release: APM 14051/54
Remastering Engineer: Chris Bernauer

Reviews

‘This is a very successful issue indeed and one that not only communicates the spiritual joy of the Christmas season, but the joy that all felt in taking part in it.’ Gramophone, December 1957

‘Helmut Krebs is an appealing Evangelist ad Heinz Rehfuss an admirable bass… The chorus and orchestra are excellent, and the late Fritz Lehmann’s direction is very satisfying.’ Gramophone, December 1967