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Fri 23 Dec, 2016:
Bach: Weihnachts-Oratorium, BWV 248 (Christmas Oratorio)

Hot on the heels of John Butt’s pleasingly pared-back (two voices per part) period-instrument offering of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with the...

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Fri 19 Feb, 2016:
Schmidt: Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln

Franz Schmidt and his oratorio Das Buch mit sieben Siegeln, setting a text from the Book of Revelation, have long been overshadowed by associations...

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Fri 27 Nov, 2015:
Schumann: Das Paradies und die Peri

Simon Rattle conducted this performance shortly before the official announcement that he was to become Music Director of the London Symphony...

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Tue 28 Oct, 2014:
Sacrifices – Works by Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Giacomo Carissimi and Sébastien de Brossard

A very clever album indeed, this programme brings together an early sacred oratorio from the Italian master Carissimi and later works directly...

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Fri 03 Oct, 2014:
Handel: The Triumph of Time and Truth, HWV 71

Handel’s last oratorio is the kind of heavy-handed allegorical tale beloved of 18th-century audiences but which tended to leave later generations...

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Mon 25 Aug, 2014:
Keiser: Brockes-Passion

The Passion libretto by Hamburg resident Barthold Heinrich Brockes (1680-1747) is best known in Handel’s setting (performed in the city in 1719),...

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Mon 09 Jun, 2014:
Mendelssohn: Symphony No 2 in B flat major, Op 52 (Lobgesang)

Mendelssohn’s Second Symphony is entitled ‘Lobgesang’ (Hymn of Praise). It’s a hybrid: three orchestral movements followed by a finale that is...

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Thu 05 Jun, 2014:
Adams: The Gospel According to the Other Mary

The Gospel According to the Other Mary is an accomplished modern ‘Passion oratorio’ fashioned by John Adams and co-librettist Peter Sellars. Made...

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Mon 10 Feb, 2014:
Your tuneful voice: Handel Oratorio Arias

Iestyn Davies’s star has been steadily rising of late with effortless traversals of the very different musical worlds of Bach, Britten and Thomas...

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Wed 25 Dec, 2013:
Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248

Although written to be performed on separate days between Christmas and Epiphany, the individual cantatas that make up Bach’s Christmas Oratorio are...

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