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Winter music: the best pieces inspired by the coldest season
Johann Sebastian Bach’s six-part Christmas Oratorio was written for the festive season in Leipzig in 1734 and features music not only for Christmas Day and the following two days, but also for the Feast of the Circumcision, the Sunday after New Year and the Feast of the Epiphany. In concert it is usually performed without Parts Four and Five.