Bach: St. John Passion

Bach: St. John Passion

by Choir of King's College, Cambridge
     
 

By the time this performance of Bach's "St. John Passion" was recorded in 1996, the strict lines dividing the rigorously historically informed performance practice movement and more contemporary practices had sufficiently blurred to allow both approaches to be blended to excellent effect by the masterly conductor See more details below

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By the time this performance of Bach's "St. John Passion" was recorded in 1996, the strict lines dividing the rigorously historically informed performance practice movement and more contemporary practices had sufficiently blurred to allow both approaches to be blended to excellent effect by the masterly conductor Stephen Cleobury. The sensitive but robust Choir of King's College, Cambridge, the vigorous Brandenburg Ensemble of Roy Goodman, and the soloists -- soprano Catherine Bott, alto Michael Chance, tenors John Mark Ainsley and Paul Agnew, and basses Stephen Varcoe and Stephen Richardson -- offer up skillful and dedicated performances all. Extra value for fans of the composer comes in the form of five alternative movements from an earlier version of the work. Excerpted from Brilliant's complete Bach edition, this "St. John Passion" deserves a hearing from fans of the work who might otherwise avoid budget releases. The sound is deep, round, and reverberant.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/25/2011
Label:
House Of Classics
UPC:
8718011203069
catalogNumber:
220306
Rank:
161430

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  1. St. John Passion (Johannespassion), BWV 245 (BC D2)  - Johann Sebastian Bach  - Paul Agnew  - John Mark Ainsley  - Catherine Bott  -  Brandenburg Consort  - Michael Chance  -  Choir of King's College, Cambridge  - Stephen Cleobury  - Stephen Richardson  - Stephen Varcoe

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