Thielemann conducts Bach’s Christmas Oratorio


By performing Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, Christian Thielemann, the new chief conductor of the Staatskapelle Dresden, fulfilled a long-cherished wish: he always wanted to conduct this work and in Dresden he found the ideal conditions. At the same time he brought it back on the schedule of the Staatskappelle after a pause of over 20 years. The Christmas Oratorio BWV 248 by Johann Sebastian Bach was written for the Christmas season of 1734 in Leipzig. Christian Thielemann leads the Staatskapelle Dresden along with a roster of top soloists: Sibylla Rubens (Soprano), Christa Mayer (Alto), Daniel Behle Tenor) and Florian Boesch (Bass).

Additional Info

  • No: A05018830
  • Composer: J.S. Bach
  • Conductor: Christian Thielemann
  • Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden
  • Artists: Sibylla Rubens, Christa Mayer, Daniel Behle, Florian Boesch, Hanno Müller-Brachmann; Kammerchor der Frauenkirche
  • Production year: 2012
  • Run time: 02:24:00
  • Director: Tilo Krause
  • Producers: A production of UNITEL in cooperation with Semperoper Dresden and CLASSICA
  • Format: HDTV 16:9
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