The Music Plays On — Bach Christmas Oratorio

Johann Sebastian Bach composed his Weihnachts-Oratorium, or Christmas Oratorio in 1734 and is considered to be part of a group of three oratorios that were composed in Leipzig during this same time, the other two being the Ascension Oratorio and the Easter Oratorio.

The Chistmas Oratorio is a much larger piece than the other two, though, and is performed much more frequently, as well…



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Donato Cabrera

Music Director of the California Symphony and Las Vegas Philharmonic