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Bach: St Matthew Passion / Gardiner, Rolfe Johnson, Et Al

Release Date: 10/20/1989 
Label:  Archiv Produktion (Dg)   Catalog #: 427648   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Barbara BonneyAnn MonoyiosAnne Sofie von OtterHoward Crook,   ... 
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque SoloistsMonteverdi ChoirLondon Oratory Junior Choir
Number of Discs: 3 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 37 Mins. 

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Johnson, Schmidt, Bonney, Monoyios, Von Otter, Chance, Crook, Hauptmann; Monteverdi Choir, London Oratory Junior Choir, English Baroque Soloists/John Eliot Gardiner. Archiv 427648 [3 CDs]

Gardiner’s reading of the St. Matthew Passion is conceived and executed on the highest level, an example of period practice that is unlikely to be bettered any time soon. The performance as a whole vibrates with life: soloists are first-rate, and wonderfully well chosen for their respective parts, and the work of chorus and orchestra is exemplary. The recording, made in 1988 in the spacious ambience of The Maltings, Snape, near Aldeburgh, is well balanced and exceptionally vivid. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a
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Works on This Recording

Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Barbara Bonney (Soprano), Ann Monoyios (Soprano), Anne Sofie von Otter (Mezzo Soprano),
Howard Crook (Tenor), Michael Chance (Countertenor), Olaf Bär (Baritone),
Cornelius Hauptmann (Bass), Andreas Schmidt (Baritone), Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Tenor)
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  English Baroque Soloists,  Monteverdi Choir,  London Oratory Junior Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: Circa 1727; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 04/1988 
Venue:  The Maltings, Snape, Aldeburgh 
Length: 157 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Language: German 

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