Bach: Christmas Oratorio [Harnoncourt] [Complete]

Conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt, the Austrian baroque music ensemble Concentus Musicus Wien and the Soloists of the Tölzer Knabenchor perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s Weihnachts Oratorium (Christmas Oratorio) BWV 248. This recording dates from 1982 at the Herderkirche in Weimar, Germany.

Pachelbel’s Canon with period instruments [Voices of Music]

San Francisco-based early music ensemble Voices of Music performs Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major with period instruments. The piece remained forgotten for centuries like most other works by Pachelbel and other pre-1700 composers, and was rediscovered only in the 20th century, and became extremely popular.