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Christmas Cantatas
  • Label: Accent Records
  • UPC: 4015023243484
  • Item #: 2097451X
  • Release Date: 10/19/2018
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Christmas Cantatas on CD

Sigiswald Kuijken worked for 10 years on his cycle of Johann Sebastian Bach cantatas following the liturgical year, an effort which can be heard on the series of 19 albums published on Accent. Now, Kuijken returns with a new release. This recording includes the work of three great masters dedicated to the theme of Christmas: Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707), Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) and Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767). All three created a large number of cantatas for many occasions, each according to his own perspective and tradition. The Christmas cantatas were always of a special nature; the birth of Christ was celebrated everywhere- both in a solemn and festive setting and in a smaller circle- and if one listens carefully and considers the different approaches, one can virtually peer into the composer's heart. Bach takes center stage in this new production, Buxtehude is it's be-all and end-all and Telemann bridges in between two very different opuses.

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