Go behind the scenes of the making of a recorded masterpiece: follow John Eliot Gardiner, the Monteverdi Choir, and the English Baroque Soloists in their recording of Bach's Christmas Oratorio!
In Christmas 1999, English conductor John Eliot Gardiner, the Monteverdi Choir, and the English Baroque Soloists began recording sessions for a complete set of Bach's Sacred Cantatas, starting with the six cantatas that make up Bach's Christmas Oratorio. This documentary follows Gardiner and his musicians in their recording sessions at the historic Herder Church in Weimar, and introduces audiences to one of Bach's greatest works. In interviews Gardiner speaks about the music, the project, the place, and much more, giving us an intimate look at both his creative process and the music that drives him.
Berliner Philharmoniker, Herbert von Karajan Memorial Concert
Benoît Dunoyer de Segonzac (bass) - André Arpino (drums)