JS Bach - St John Passion | Phi LPH031

JS Bach - St John Passion

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Label: Phi

Cat No: LPH031

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 14th February 2020

Contents

Artists

Maximilian Schmitt (tenor)
Kresimir Strazanac (bass)
Dorothees Mields (soprano)
Damien Guillon (countertenor)
Robin Tritschler (tenor)
Peter Kooij (bass)
Collegium Vocale Gent

Conductor

Philippe Herreweghe

Works

Bach, Johann Sebastian

St John Passion, BWV245

Artists

Maximilian Schmitt (tenor)
Kresimir Strazanac (bass)
Dorothees Mields (soprano)
Damien Guillon (countertenor)
Robin Tritschler (tenor)
Peter Kooij (bass)
Collegium Vocale Gent

Conductor

Philippe Herreweghe

About

Bach’s St John Passion, with its famous opening chorus traversed by shadows and light, is a powerful musical and spiritual reflection. Dramatic, grandiose, complex, resolutely theatrical: there has been no lack of superlatives to describe this supreme masterpiece of western music. Philippe Herreweghe and Collegium Vocale Gent present an accomplished reading that reflects their knowledge of the composer, based on extensive research and deepened by countless concerts. Soloists Krešimir Stražanac and Maximilian Schmitt demonstrate the breadth of their talents in the roles of Jesus and the Evangelist.

Reviews

From the pounding, grinding opening chorus onwards, this is a completely gripping picture of the Passion story. ... One shock to a purist early-music approach will be the use of the eloquent tenor Maximilian Schmitt as a thoroughly operatic Evangelist, but he matches well the dramatic approach of the whole. Soprano Dorothee Mields is unsurpassed in Zerfliesse, mein Herze, while Herreweghe’s choir Collegium Vocale Gent, replenished over the years, is ever fresh and precise.  Nicholas Kenyon
The Observer 23 February 2020
This is indeed one of the most thoughtful, affecting and powerful St John Passions in recent years. It reveals the mature mastery of Herreweghe at his most perspicacious and consistent, with Collegium Vocale Gent paving the way with gold.  Jonathan Freeman-Attwood
Gramophone March 2020
Gramophone Editor's Choice

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