J S Bach - St Matthew Passion | AAM Records AAM004

J S Bach - St Matthew Passion

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Label: AAM Records

Cat No: AAM004

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 3

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 30th March 2015

Contents

Artists

James Gilchrist (tenor)
Matthew Rose (bass)
Ashley Riches (baritone)
Elizabeth Watts (soprano)
Sarah Connolly (alto)
Thomas Hobbs (tenor)
Christopher Maltman (bass)
Richard Egarr (harpsichord)
Choir of the Academy of Ancient Music
Academy of Ancient Music

Conductor

Richard Egarr

Works

Bach, Johann Sebastian

St Matthew Passion, BWV244

Artists

James Gilchrist (tenor)
Matthew Rose (bass)
Ashley Riches (baritone)
Elizabeth Watts (soprano)
Sarah Connolly (alto)
Thomas Hobbs (tenor)
Christopher Maltman (bass)
Richard Egarr (harpsichord)
Choir of the Academy of Ancient Music
Academy of Ancient Music

Conductor

Richard Egarr

About

The Academy of Ancient Music – described as “the finest period-instrument orchestra in the world” by Classic FM – releases a significant new recording of J S Bach's St Matthew Passion BWV244, directed from the harpsichord by Richard Egarr.

Performed in the original 1727 version, and with a superlative roster of soloists, this recording is striking in its immediacy, clarity and directness, with numerous insightful and compelling details lost in subsequent versions.

This release – the fourth on AAM Records – follows 'Birth of the symphony: Handel to Haydn', named BBC Radio 3 'Disc of the Week' and awarded five stars in Classical Music; J S Bach’s St John Passion, which was nominated for a 2014 Gramophone Award for best baroque vocal recording; and J S Bach’s Orchestral Suites, awarded five stars by Fine Music Magazine, and called “exceptional ... a feast of meaningfully understated musicianship” in an Editor’s Choice review in Gramophone magazine.

Cast:
- James Gilchrist: Evangelista
- Matthew Rose: Jesus
- Ashley Riches: Pilatus

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