Johann Sebastian Bach: St. John Passion, BWV 245

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
Anyone seeking a reliable, historically informed rendition of J.S. Bach's "St. John Passion" would do well to consider this exceptional recording by Cappella Amsterdam and the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, conducted by early music pioneer Frans Brüggen. The high quality of the singing recommends it, especially the performances of Markus Schäfer as the Evangelist and Thomas Oliemans as Jesus, and the other soloists and chorus convey the story of the Passion of Christ with eloquence and gravitas. The original instruments and authentic period style of the playing give the instrumental parts a strikingly plangent quality, which is perhaps most vivid in the oboes, ...
See more details below
CD
$33.24
BN.com price
(Save 5%)$34.99 List Price
Other sellers (CD)
  • All (3) from $23.85   
  • New (3) from $23.85   

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Blair Sanderson
Anyone seeking a reliable, historically informed rendition of J.S. Bach's "St. John Passion" would do well to consider this exceptional recording by Cappella Amsterdam and the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, conducted by early music pioneer Frans Brüggen. The high quality of the singing recommends it, especially the performances of Markus Schäfer as the Evangelist and Thomas Oliemans as Jesus, and the other soloists and chorus convey the story of the Passion of Christ with eloquence and gravitas. The original instruments and authentic period style of the playing give the instrumental parts a strikingly plangent quality, which is perhaps most vivid in the oboes, whose chains of suspensions are among the most affecting characteristics of this work. While the performers are all in top form, the recording process may be the one aspect listeners will question. The "St. John Passion" was recorded live in Rotterdam, Haarlem, and Leiden, so the quality of the sound is variable from one hall to the next, and highly echoic in many tracks. Ostensibly taken from the best takes of these performances, and assembled to give the impression of one event, there are nonetheless significant differences in the placement of the voices and in the closeness of the orchestra that may indicate some changes in microphone placement. Beyond these subtle points, this is still a terrific package that serves the music well and bears comparison with other period versions.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/26/2011
  • Label: Glossa
  • EAN: 8424562211131
  • Catalog Number: 921113
  • Sales rank: 334,907

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1–40 St. John Passion (Johannespassion), BWV 245 (BC D2) - Johann Sebastian Bach & Frans Brüggen (110:41)
    Composed byJohann Sebastian Bach
    Conducted byFrans Brüggen
    Performed byFrans Brüggen, Michael Chance, Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century, Carolyn Sampson, Markus Schafer, Cappella Amsterdam, Marcel Beekman, Peter Kooij, Thomas Oliemans, Valeria Mignaco, Bart Oenema, Guido Groenland, Jon Etxabe-Arzuaga, Pierre-Guy Le Gall White
    1. 1Part 1. No. 1. Coro. Herr, unser Herrscher
    2. 2Part 1. No. 2a. Jesus ging mit seinen Jüngern / No. 2b. Coro. Jesum von Nazareth! / No. 2c. Jesus s
    3. 3Part 1. No. 3. Chorale. O große Lieb, o Lieb ohn' alle Maße
    4. 4Part 1. No. 4. Auf dass das Wort erfüllet würde
    5. 5Part 1. No. 5. Chorale. Dein Will gesheh, Herr Gott, zugleich
    6. 6Part 1. No. 6. Die Schar aber und der Oberhauptmann
    7. 7Part 1. No. 7. Aria. Von den Stricken meiner Sünden
    8. 8Part 1. No. 8. Simon Petrus aber folgete Jesu nach
    9. 9Part 1. No. 9. Aria. Ich folge dir gleichfalls
    10. 10Part 1. No. 10. Derselbige Jünger
    11. 11Part 1. No. 11. Chorale. Wer hat dich so geschlagen
    12. 12Part 1. No. 12a. Und Hannas sandte ihn gebunden / No. 12b. Coro. Bist du nicht seiner Jünger einer?
    13. 13Part 1. No. 13. Aria. Ach, mein Sinn
    14. 14Part 1. No. 14. Chorale. Petrus, der nicht denkt zurück
    15. 15Part 2. No. 15. Chorale. Christus, der uns selig macht
    16. 16Part 2. No. 16a. Da führeten sie Jesum / No. 16b. Coro. Wäre dieser nicht ein Übeltäter / No. 16c.
    17. 17Part 2. No. 17. Chorale. Ach großer König, groß zu allen Zeiten
    18. 18Part 2. No. 18a. Da sprach Pilatus zu ihm / No. 18b. Coro. Nicht diesen, sondern Barrabam! / No. 18
    19. 19Part 2. No. 19. Arioso. Betrachte, meine Seel
    20. 20Part 2. No. 20. Aria. Erwäge, wie sein blutgefärbter Rücken
    21. 21Part 2. No. 21a. Und die Kriegsknechte flochten / No. 21b. Coro. Sei gegrüßet, lieber Jüdenkönig! /
    22. 22Part 2. No. 22. Chorale. Durch dein Gefängnis, Gottes Sohn
    23. 23Part 2. No. 23a. Die Jüden aber schrieen und sprachen / No. 23b. Coro. Lässest du diesen los / No.
    24. 24Part 2. No. 24. Aria-Coro. Eilt, ihr angefochtnen Seelen
    25. 25Part 2. No. 25a. Allda kreuzigten sie ihn / No. 25b. Coro. Schreibe nicht: der Jüden König / No. 25
    26. 26Part 2. No. 26. Chorale. In meines Herzens Grunde
    27. 27Part 2. No. 27a. Die Kriegsknechte aber / No. 27b. Coro. Lasset uns den nicht zerteilen / No. 27c.
    28. 28Part 2. No. 28. Chorale. Er nahm alles wohl in acht
    29. 29Part 2. No. 29. Und von Stund an
    30. 30Part 2. No. 30. Aria. Es ist vollbracht!
    31. 31Part 2. No. 31. Und neiget das Haupt und verschied
    32. 32Part 2. No. 32. Aria. Mein teurer Heiland
    33. 33Part 2. No. 33. Und siehe da
    34. 34Part 2. No. 34. Arioso. Mein Herz, indem die ganze Welt
    35. 35Part 2. No. 35. Aria. Zerfließe, mein Herze
    36. 36Part 2. No. 36. Die Jüden aber
    37. 37Part 2. No. 37. Chorale. O hilf, Christe, Gottes Sohn
    38. 38Part 2. No. 38. Darnach bat Pilatum
    39. 39Part 2. No. 39. Coro. Ruht wohl, ihr beiligen Gebeine
    40. 40Part 2. No. 40. Chorale. Ach Herr, lass dein lieb Engelein
Read More Show Less

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Frans Brüggen Primary Artist
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously