JS Bach - St Matthew Passion (DVD) | Accentus ACC20408

JS Bach - St Matthew Passion (DVD)

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Label: Accentus

Cat No: ACC20408

Format: DVD

Number of Discs: 2

Release Date: 1st September 2017

Contents

Artists

Gerlinde Samann (soprano)
Isabel Jantschek (soprano)
Benno Schachtner (alto)
Benedikt Kristjansson (tenor)
Paul Schweinester (tenor)
Kresimir Strazanac (bass)
Peter Harvey (bass)
Ensemble VivaTanz
Gaechinger Cantorey

Conductor

Hans-Christoph Rademann

Works

Bach, Johann Sebastian

St Matthew Passion, BWV244

Artists

Gerlinde Samann (soprano)
Isabel Jantschek (soprano)
Benno Schachtner (alto)
Benedikt Kristjansson (tenor)
Paul Schweinester (tenor)
Kresimir Strazanac (bass)
Peter Harvey (bass)
Ensemble VivaTanz
Gaechinger Cantorey

Conductor

Hans-Christoph Rademann

About

In its choreographed version of the St Matthew Passion, the Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart offers new dimensions to Bach’s musical drama. And, for the one hundred schoolchildren who delved into Bach’s monumental work and learned to dance as an artistic form of self-expression, it was an opportunity to experience the power of his music first hand. The interplay of professional musicians and young amateurs turned into a creative bridge for all involved.

Recorded at the Forum am Schlosspark Ludwigsburg, March 2017

Idea, choreography and artistic direction: Friederike Rademann

Picture Format: NTSC 16:9
Sound Format: PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS 5.1
Region Code: 0
Running Time: 173:16 (CD1 - 70:18; CD2 - 102:58)
Disc Format: DVD 9 (double DVD)
Subtitles: German, English, French, Japanese, Korean

Reviews

Powerful musical values underpin the enterprise. Somewhat ironically given that the stage is filled with young people, the chorale melody in the opening chorus is sung by adults from the excellent Gächinger Cantorey, but their contribution is fitted to this vigorously pointed account... Ancient, pan-cultural gestures of keening and mourning are deployed in tune with Picander’s frequent recourse to the imagery of weeping, not least in the Passion’s great outer pillars; and tears would be an entirely understandable response from the other side of the screen.  Peter Quantrill
Gramophone January 2018
Gramophone Editor's Choice

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