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Bach perfectly performed in Catholic outfit,
This review is from: Bach: Christmas Oratorio (Harnoncourt) [DVD]  (DVD)
This production of the Christmas Oratorio is well situated in a Roman-Catholic baroque church. I like the "near crazy" looking Nikolaus Harnoncourt because he feels this wonderful music deep inside and brings all his fire and spiritual power to the singers, especially the choirboys who are singing like hypnotized by the conductor.
The coir- and solosinging is great and of a beauty that comes from the heart.
The orchestra playing with period instruments is virtuose and fits perfectly with the whole "Klangrede", that Harnoncourt is to realize for us all together with his so deeply engaged partners.
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Initial post: 25 Aug 2015 20:05:10 BDT
Y SPENCER says:
Love and agree with your comments about the conductor - very charismatic - lucky choir all round!
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