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Christmas Oratorio with the Thomanerchor and Gewandhausorchester Leipzig on Arte Concert

On December 15/16, 2018, we recorded Johann Sebastian Bach’s Christmas Oratorio at St. Thomas Church Leipzig. The complete concert with all six cantatas is now available on Arte Concert – just in time for the Christmas holidays – and accessible on our website!

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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248

Thomanerchor Leipzig
Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
Thomaskantor Gotthold Schwarz

Dorothee Mields, soprano
Elvira Bill, alto
Patrick Grahl, tenor (evangelist)
Markus Schäfer, tenor (arias)
Klaus Häger (bass)

Accentus Music wishes you a wonderful holiday season and all the best for a happy and healthy New Year!

First broadcast: Music, War and Revolution-Trilogy on Arte

When the First World War broke out in 1914, the musical world did not remain unaffected. Artists inevitably became involved, either as soldiers at the front or as composers of patriotic music or of musical memorials to a lost world. The three-part documentary series Music, War and Revolution (Musik in Zeiten von Krieg und Revolution) explores known and unknown as well as obvious and hidden connections between music, revolution and war. Beginning with what led to this great human tragedy, each episode addresses different perspectives of the relationship between war and politics.
Part One:
Music in the Time of the Great War / Musik in Zeiten des Großen Krieges

Sunday, September 9th, 11:20 p.m., Arte

Part Two:
Silenced – Composers in Revolutionary Russia / Verstummte Klänge – Komponisten im revolutionären Russland

Monday, September 10th, 0:15 a.m., Arte

Part Three:
Music and Power / Musik und Macht

Sunday, September 16th, 10:25 p.m., Arte