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Johann Ernst Bach: Passion Oratorio / Barbara Schlick, Martina Lins, Silke Weisheit, David Cordier

Audio Samples

>Bach, Johann Ernst : Passionsoratorium
>Bach, Johann Ernst : Das Vertrauen der Christen auf Gott
>Bach, Johann Ernst : Meine Seele erhebt den Herrn

Album Summary

>Bach, Johann Ernst : Passionsoratorium
>Bach, Johann Ernst : Das Vertrauen der Christen auf Gott
>Bach, Johann Ernst : Meine Seele erhebt den Herrn
Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Despite the rich tradition provided by the former genre of the Passion of Christ set to music, only two works have been able to establish themselves permanently - the two monumental Passions by Johann Sebastian Bach. The Passion Oratorio by Johann Ernst Bach, the nephew, godson and pupil of Johann Sebastian, is one of the lesser-known works. With his explicit commitment to sacred music, Johann Ernst Bach occupies an extremely isolated position among the Protestant German composers of the second half of the 18th century. Although the religious works of both Telemann and J. S.Bach were, in his opinion, "admirable masterpieces", he strongly criticized the decay of sacred music during his own generation and demanded that this be counteracted by "artistic and regular styles of composition".

American Record Guide, September / October 2012
It is the choral writing in these three scores that most catches my ear. Johann Ernst chose to avoid the severe contrapuntalism of his uncle and mentor, preferring a more flowing and beautifully shaped polyphony, with dramatic undercurrents, all of which makes me think a bit of CPE Bach's choral writing. But JE's has a beauty of its own. Hermann Max can always draw on fine soloists: the team of Schlick, Cordier, Pregardien, and Varcoe is particularly fine in the Passion. Schlick's singing is lovely, and Pregardien is really fresh and outstanding in both the Passion and the Psalm Ode. Choral and orchestral forces are polished and ever-reliable, under Max's knowing and stylish leadership.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Immanuelskirche, Wuppertal-Barmen (04/15/1989-04/26/1989).



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Works Details

>Bach, Johann Ernst : Passionsoratorium
  • Conductor: Hermann Max
  • Ensemble: Das Kleine Konzert
  • Notes: Immanuelskirche, Wuppertal-Barmen (04/15/1989-04/26/1989)
  • Running Time: 86 min. 20 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Written: 1764

>Bach, Johann Ernst : Das Vertrauen der Christen auf Gott
  • Conductor: Hermann Max
  • Notes: Immanuelskirche, Wuppertal-Barmen (04/15/1989-04/26/1989)
  • Running Time: 16 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Bach, Johann Ernst : Meine Seele erhebt den Herrn
  • Conductor: Hermann Max
  • Notes: Immanuelskirche, Wuppertal-Barmen (04/15/1989-04/26/1989)
  • Running Time: 11 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical