JS Bach - St Matthew Passion | Accentus ACC30535

JS Bach - St Matthew Passion

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Label: Accentus

Cat No: ACC30535

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 19th March 2021

Contents

Artists

Patrick Grahl (tenor)
Peter Harvey (bass)
Isabel Schicketanz (soprano)
Marie Henriette Reinhold (alto)
Benedikt Kristjánsson (tenor)
Kresimir Strazanac (bass)
Gaechinger Cantorey

Conductor

Hans-Christoph Rademann

Works

Bach, Johann Sebastian

St Matthew Passion, BWV244

Artists

Patrick Grahl (tenor)
Peter Harvey (bass)
Isabel Schicketanz (soprano)
Marie Henriette Reinhold (alto)
Benedikt Kristjánsson (tenor)
Kresimir Strazanac (bass)
Gaechinger Cantorey

Conductor

Hans-Christoph Rademann

About

"The St Matthew Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the greatest works in the history of music. Whenever I study this epochal composition, I always ask myself the question: How can a work of music, which is performed each year in thousands of performances, has been scientifically and artistically interpreted for decades, and worshiped for centuries, remain a new, contemporary, and at the same time universal and supreme idea? It can be achieved if that which is defined as established and comprehensive, and appears or is accepted as unshakeable, is set in motion without capping the connections to the work itself and its musical- historical, intellectual and theological foundations," says Hans-Christoph Rademann about one of the monumental sacred works of music history.

In November 2020, Rademann and the Gaechinger Cantorey ensemble and chorus, together with an extraordinary group of soloists, set out to lend a new and fresh perspective to Bach's timeless masterpiece of raging choirs, intimate chorales, and emotionally charged arias, which, with its drama and pictorial quality, allows the listener to experience the well-known Passion story again and again as something completely new and unheard-of.

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