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Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Lawrence Wallington; Jessica Cale; Alex Ashworth; Hugo Hymas; Rupert Reid; James Gilchrist; Alison Hill

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244
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Notes & Reviews:

This stunning new live recording of Bach's St. Matthew Passion (Matthauspassion BWV 244) was recorded in Pisa Cathedral during the Anima Mundi Festival as part of the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra's 2016 tour. Conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the brilliant cast includes James Gilchrist as the Evangelist and Stephan Loges as Jesus. The Trinity Boys Choir adds an exciting color to this recording as well. The Monteverdi Choir was founded by Sir John Eliot Gardner in 1964. The ensemble's first performance was the Monteverdi Vespers in King's College Chapel, Cambridge. The group has become known worldwide for their stylistic conviction and their ability to perform an extensive repertoire, from Renaissance motets to Classical music of the Twentieth Century.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Pisa Cathedral (09/22/2016).


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Works Details

>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244
  • Conductor: John Gardiner
  • Ensemble: Monteverdi Choir
  • Running Time: 137 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Written: 1736
  • Studio/Live: Live