JS Bach - St John Passion
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Label: Harmonia Mundi
Cat No: HMC80223637
Format: SACD + DVD
Number of Discs: 3
Release Date: 25th March 2016
Staats- und Domchor Berlin
Akademie fur alte Musik Berlin
Bach revised his Johannes-Passion regularly: he returned to it over a period of 26 years, from 1724 until his death. It is the version hallowed by tradition, established by the Kantor a year before his death, that is presented on these CDs.
However, the 1725 version, equally outstanding musically, has also been recorded complete and can be downloaded as a bonus in high-resolution sound. Comparison of the two versions reveals the underlying meaning of this matchless 'Passion'.
DVD bonus: 'Making of' (56 minutes)
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