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J.S. Bach: St. John Passion / Harnoncourt/Concentus Musicus Wien [DVD]

Album Summary

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

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Nikolaus Harnoncourt performs the first of Bach's two Passion settings with a stellar ensemble. The dramatic and dynamic St. John Passion is probably Bach's most vivid work particularly due to the dramatic nature of its text. A musician's musician, Nikolaus Harnoncourt is one of the most profound and intriguing conductors of our time and is considered one of the world's leading specialists of Baroque music Beginning in the 1970s, Harnoncourt joined forces with Jean- Pierre Ponnelle to stage a series Bach concerts for Unitel. These films have subsequently set a new standard for Baroque performance practice.

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Picture Format: NTSC, Letterbox, Color
Country of Origin: USA


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>Bach, Johann Sebastian : Saint John Passion, BWV 245
  • Conductor: Nikolaus Harnoncourt
  • Ensemble: Concentus Musicus Wien
  • Period Time: Baroque
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1724