The Christmas story is one of dramatic and miraculous events - and it's also a story about people and human nature. The third part of Bach's Christmas Oratorio takes us into the soul of one of the central characters in the story. Hear it this week on the Bach Hour.
On the program:
Piece d'Orgue, BWV 572 - Wolfgang Rübsam, organ (Metzler organ at St. Michael's Church in Eutin, Germany)
Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Part III (translation) - Christine Schäfer, soprano; Bernarda Fink, alto; Werner Güra, tenor (Evangelist); Gerald Finley, bass; Arnold Schoenberg Choir and Concentus Musicus of Vienna, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, conductor
Partita No. 1 in B-flat, BWV 825 - Andras Schiff, piano