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Bach: St. Matthew Passion / Dijkstra, Gauvin, Romberger, Pregardian, Nagy [DVD]

Release Date: 04/29/2014 
Label:  Br Klassik   Catalog #: 900509  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Julian PrégardianGerhild RombergerMichael NagyKarina Gauvin,   ... 
Conductor:  Peter Dijkstra
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto CologneRegensburg Cathedral ChoirBavarian Radio Chorus
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

TTo follow the Christmas Oratorio, the Chor des Bayerischen Rundfunks under its artistic director Peter Dijkstra again present a major work by Johann Sebastian Bach, in a live recording on CD and DVD: the St. Matthew Passion. The choir's instrumental partner is the renowned period instrument group Concerto Köln, who can already be heard together with the choir on several BR-KLASSIK CDs (Händel: Israel in Egypt, Dixit Dominus; Bach: Magnificat). Bach's epoch-making St. Matthew's Passion can be heard in historically informed performance practice with the renowned Bach singer Julian Prégardien, the Regensburger Domspatzen and further well-known soloists. The DVD edition Read more of this live recording from Munich's Herkulessaal features highly atmospheric lighting effects.

Johann Sebastian Bach

Julian Prégardien, tenor (Evangelist)
Karl-Magnus Fredriksson, baritone (Jesus)

Karina Gauvin, soprano
Gerhild Romberger, mezzo-soprano
Maximilian Schmitt, tenor
Michael Nagy, baritone

Bavarian Radio Chorus
Regensburger Domspatzen
Concerto Köln
Peter Dijkstra, conductor

Recorded live from the Herkulessaal der Residenz, Munich, 12–17
February 2013

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo 2.0 / DTS Surround 5.0
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Booklet notes: English, German
Running time: 163 mins
No. of DVDs: 2
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Works on This Recording

Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Julian Prégardian (Tenor), Gerhild Romberger (Alto), Michael Nagy (Baritone),
Karina Gauvin (Soprano), Maximilian Schmitt (Tenor), Karl Magnus Fredriksson (Baritone)
Conductor:  Peter Dijkstra
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Concerto Cologne,  Regensburg Cathedral Choir,  Bavarian Radio Chorus
Period: Baroque 
Written: Circa 1727; Leipzig, Germany 

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