“Bach: Complete Oratorios”
|Johann Sebastian Bach||
Ascension Oratorio 'Lobet Gott in seinen Reichen', BWV11 (Himmelfahrt Cantata),
Christmas Oratorio, BWV248 (Weihnachts-Oratorium),
Easter Oratorio BWV249.
Mechthild Georg (Alto), Andreas Schmidt (Baritone), Philippe Huttenlocher (Bass), Wolfgang Schöne (Bass), Julia Hamari (Mezzo-Soprano), Arleen Augér (Soprano), Costanza Cuccaro (Soprano), Peter Schreier (Tenor), Adalbert Kraus (Tenor).
Bach-Collegium Stuttgart, Gächinger Kantorei.
Württembergisches Kammerorchester Heilbronn – Helmuth Rilling.
One of Germany’s largest and most important independent record labels, Hanssler Classic is renowned for having recorded every single piece of music written by J.S. Bach. Their 172-album set of the complete works of J.S. Bach performed by Helmuth Rilling and the Bach-Collegium Stuttgart was the first complete set of Bach’s works to be released together on album. It won the prestigious 2001 Cannes Classical Award for best special edition and the 2000 Echo Classical award for Editorial Achievement. The present release is an exemplary showcase of each and every one of JS Bach’s Oratorios, recorded over the last four decades.