Bach's Christmas Oratorio: The Nativity
Part 1 of Bach's "Christmas Oratorio" in a 1982 performance taped at the Cloister Church in Waldhausen, Austria. Conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt leads the Concentus Musicus of Vienna in the first three of six cantatas, sung in German with English subtitles.
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- Premiered: November 4, 1972
- Rating: TV-PG
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