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Bach: Matthäus-Passion / Bostridge, Selig, Herreweghe, et al

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Johann Sebastian Bach's monumental St. Matthew Passion was first performed on Good Friday in 1727 at the St. Thomas Church in Leipzig. It is the largest single composition Bach ever wrote, both in terms of length and in terms of instrumental and vocal forces. It requires two choruses, two orchestras, four vocal soloists for the arias and vocal soloists for each of the various character parts. Philippe Herreweghe's 1999 recording of Bach's masterpiece features a stellar cast and was a perennial catalog bestseller. This re-issue, sans a now-obsolete CD-ROM that was offered with its previous incarnation, will be welcome to Bach fans everywhere.


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>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244
  • Performers: Dominik Wörner (Bass Baritone); Elisabeth Hermans (Soprano); Frits Vanhulle; Werner Güra (Tenor); Franz-Josef Selig (Bass); Sibylla Rubens (Soprano); Dietrich Henschel (Baritone); Susan Hamilton; Ian Bostridge
  • Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe
  • Ensemble: Cantate Domino Chorus
  • Notes: Grande Salle de l'Arsenal de Metz (08/25/1998-08/29/1998)
  • Running Time: 146 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1736