J S Bach - St Matthew Passion | Decca 4782194

J S Bach - St Matthew Passion

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Label: Decca

Cat No: 4782194

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 15th March 2010

Contents

Artists

Thomas Quasthoff (bass-baritone)
Thomanerchor Leipzig
Tolzer Knabenchor
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

Conductor

Riccardo Chailly

Works

Bach, Johann Sebastian

St Matthew Passion, BWV244

Artists

Thomas Quasthoff (bass-baritone)
Thomanerchor Leipzig
Tolzer Knabenchor
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra

Conductor

Riccardo Chailly

About

The great orchestra of Bach's own city of Leipzig in a glorious new recording of his choral masterpiece.

Played on modern instruments, Chailly’s Bach beautifully demonstrates that vivid, stylistically aware performance is not the exclusive preserve of period instrument ensembles. Distinguished German vocal soloists, including acclaimed bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff, rise gloriously to the challenges of Bach’s exalted score.

The choir parts are thrillingly sung by two of Germany's most celebrated boys' choirs - the and the Thomanerchor LeipzigTölzer Knabenchor.

On 2 CDs (most recordings are on 3 CDs).

Press Quotes - following the performance of the St. Matthew Passion at the Barbican, London:
Cultural life in Bach's city has been transformed by the arrival of Riccardo Chailly...In three years he has taken a sleeping giant and galvanised it into one of the world's most responsive and passionate major orchestras” - The Times

A crystalline transparency that clarified tiny details while giving full weight to mighty climaxes” - London Evening Standard

...brought the sellout audience to its feet and had the critics grasping for superlatives” - Times Online

The seriousness of the preparation, the rightness of the style, and a palpable sense of awe in the service of this great and challenging work illuminated every page” - The Independent

Riccardo Chailly seemed to have inhaled long, deep breaths of the Leipzig tradition, for every moment of pacing, every tempo sounded so right, so inevitable, that one could hardly imagine it any other way” - The Times

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