J S Bach - St Matthew Passion | Channel Classics CCSSA32511

J S Bach - St Matthew Passion

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Label: Channel Classics

Cat No: CCSSA32511

Format: SACD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Vocal/Choral

Release Date: 18th April 2011

Contents

Artists

Amaryllis Dieltiens (soprano)
Siri Karoline Thornhill (soprano)
Tim Mead (alto)
Matthew White (alto)
Gerd Turk (tenor - Evangelist)
Julian Podger (tenor)
Charles Daniels (tenor)
Peter Harvey (bass)
Sebastian Noack (bass)
Kampen Boys Choir
Netherlands Bach Society

Conductor

Jos van Veldhoven

Works

Bach, Johann Sebastian

St Matthew Passion, BWV244

Artists

Amaryllis Dieltiens (soprano)
Siri Karoline Thornhill (soprano)
Tim Mead (alto)
Matthew White (alto)
Gerd Turk (tenor - Evangelist)
Julian Podger (tenor)
Charles Daniels (tenor)
Peter Harvey (bass)
Sebastian Noack (bass)
Kampen Boys Choir
Netherlands Bach Society

Conductor

Jos van Veldhoven

About

A new and very special recording of J S Bach’s St Matthew Passion. The recording has been made in collaboration with the Catharijne convent Museum of Utrecht, so this edition of the St Matthew Passion is accompanied by a richly illustrated text book. This enables the listener to experience the Passion both in music and images. The illustrations are drawn from the unique collection of the Catharijneconvent Museum, which possesses the largest collection of liturgical art in the Netherlands.

According to conductor Jos van Veldhoventhere are reasons enough to look at the score in another way than the traditional symmetrical structure. (...) It could very well be a single choir passion based on hierarchy, rather than equality or symmetry (...) I decided to create a spatial arrangement by having a separate stage for each group of musicians, placed some ten metres apart. Some members of the audience even sat between the two choirs, experiencing the dialogue in a very special manner.'

The recording was produced during live concerts in April 2010.
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