Friday, December 3, 2010

Celebratory Bach with trumpets, timpani & Christmas Cheer on KPAC

Johann Sebastian Bach composed only a few Oratorios compared to his contemporary George Handel. One such work is the Christmas Oratorium composed while the musician was at the Thomaskirche in Leipzig. To further celebrate the Holidays KPAC will broadcast a new recording of this Christmas favorite on the very Sunday's Bach intended them. To add a home town touch this recording features the Leipzig based Gewandhaus orchestra and the voices of the Dresden Chamber Choir with soloists, Carolyn Sampson, Wiebke Lehmkuhl, Wolfram Lattke and bass, Konstantin Wolff. The music director is Riccardo Chailly.

Hear the first installment of this masterpiece for the first day of Christmas this Sunday afternoon at 2 on KPAC & KTXI.

host, Ron Moore

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