Notes & Reviews:
Peter Seymour and the Yorkshire Baroque Soloists present a new edition of Bach's first version of the Matthäus-Passion, probably first performed on Good Friday 1727 and one of the greatest works of JS Bach's prodigious output. Recorded at the National Centre for Early Music in York, the Yorkshire Baroque Soloists are joined by renowned soloists Charles Daniels and Peter Harvey. Praise for Peter Seymour and the Yorkshire Baroque Soloist's previous recording of St John's Passion: "... as dramatically coherent and satisfying as I've heard for a while ... this is a St John which carries open-hearted conviction and character before it." Gramophone "This disc is testimony to the achievements of the Yorkshire Bach Choir and should extend its reputation to those who have never yet been able to hear it in concert." Early Music Review
American Record Guide, July/August 2015
There is much to admire in this recording. For that one must absolutely have 'O Mensch Bewein' as the conclusion of Part I. The 1736 score will always be the standard and 1727 something of a musicological curiosity.
Recording information: National Centre for Early Music, York (09/07/2013-09/10/2013).
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Works DetailsBach, Johann Sebastian : St. Matthew Passion (Matthäuspassion; early version), BWV 244b (BC D3a)
- Conductor: Peter Seymour
- Notes: National Centre for Early Music, York (09/07/2013-09/10/2013)
- Running Time: 7 min. sec.
- Period Time: Baroque
- Written: 1727