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