- La Pasión según San Marcos (The Passion according to St. Mark), for chorus & orchestra
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Golijov: La Pasion Segun San Marcos [CD+DVD] based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Osvaldo Golijov's Pasion amazed the audience at its premiere in Stuttgart in 2000. It is an important, thrilling work, and critics hailed it as the first masterpiece of the new millennium. A recording of the live Stuttgart performance was issued by Hanssler the following year, and it was easy to understand why the audience at Stuttgart was thrilled. The new DG recording features most of the same performers, including conductor Maria Guinand and the marvelous voices of the Schola Cantorum de Caracas, but this recording doesn't come close to the magic of the original. The sound quality is considerably better, but the performance is considerably more staid - less musical, not nearly as vital. I also miss the voice of Luciana Souza, the Brazilian jazz singer who, for unknown reasons, did not participate in the new recording. I'll be listening to the original recording more than this new one.