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Discussion: Bach: Christmas Oratorio - Harnoncourt

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Post by Domimag November 28, 2007 (1 of 2)

I receive these SACDs this morning.

What I can say is : it is a nice package (gold) with an old "2 CD" jewel box. The booklet is all in gold pages (german and english) + 5 christmas postcards.

The two SACD are hybrid multichannel (5.0 perhaps 5.1 because I have no subwoofer).

Have listened about 15 mn. Sound seems me very good with a good level between front speakers and surround. Voices are very well recorded (at leat for my first impression).


Post by tream December 25, 2012 (2 of 2)
This received the top ranking in the Gramophone survey of the Christmas Oratorio. The first Harnoncourt version from the early 70's has long been my preferred edition, although I have also enjoyed the Channel Classics release very much. The earlier Harnoncourt used boys for the soprano and alto parts, something that stays in the ear when you are used to it.