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Bach: St John Passion / Britten, Pears, Howell, Harper et al

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Saint John Passion, BWV 245
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"Britten characteristically refuses to follow any set tradition, whether baroque, Victorian or whatever, and, with greater extremes of tempo than is common (often strikingly fast), the result makes one listen afresh. The soloists are all excellent, Heather Harper radiant, and the Wandsworth School Boys' Choir reinforces the freshness of the interpretation. A superb bargain." -Penguin Guide Rosette


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>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Saint John Passion, BWV 245
  • Performers: Adrian Thompson (Tenor); Jenny Hill (Soprano); Martin Gatt (Bassoon); Timothy Farrell (Organ); Quintin Ballardie (Viola); Cecil Aronowitz (Viola); Adrian Beers (Double Bass); Kenneth Heath (Cello); Russell Burgess (Tenor); Peter Graeme (Oboe); Norman Knight (Flute); Alfreda Hodgson (Alto); Peter Pears (Voice); Adam Skeaping (Bass Rebec); Gwynne Howell (Bass); James Brown (Oboe); Richard Adeney (Flute); Heather Harper (Soprano); Philip Ledger (Harpsichord); John Shirley-Quirk (Baritone); Robert Spencer (Lute); Robert Tear (Tenor); John Tobin (Percussion)
  • Conductor: Benjamin Britten
  • Ensemble: English Chamber Orchestra
  • Running Time: 9 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 04/07/1724