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Bach: Matthaus Passion / St. Thomas Boys Choir Leipzig

Bach,J.s. / St Thomas Boys Choir Leipzig / Schwarz
Release Date: 09/25/2012 
Label:  Accentus   Catalog #: 20256  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Klaus MertensStefan KahleWolfram LattkeChristina Landshamer,   ... 
Conductor:  Georg Christoph Biller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus OrchestraSt. Thomas Boy's Choir
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Johann Sebastian Bach

Christina Landshamer, soprano
Stefan Kahle, alto
Wolfram Lattke, tenor
Martin Lattke, tenor
Klaus Mertens, bass
Gotthold Schwarz, bass

Leipzig St Thomas Boys Choir
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
Georg Christophe Biller, conductor

Recorded live from the St Thomas Church, Leipzig, 5 and 6 April 2012

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Subtitles: German, English, French, Korean
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Running time: 164 mins
No. of DVDs: 1
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Works on This Recording

Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Klaus Mertens (Bass), Stefan Kahle (Countertenor), Wolfram Lattke (Tenor),
Christina Landshamer (Soprano), Gotthold Schwarz (Bass)
Conductor:  Georg Christoph Biller
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra,  St. Thomas Boy's Choir
Period: Baroque 
Written: Circa 1727; Leipzig, Germany 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 Brings You to Galgatha December 18, 2014 By David H Cooper (Rio Rancho, NM) See All My Reviews "Wondrous and devoted performance of the death and resurrection of Christ as presented by able and dedicated performers. Not all are believers but they make the listener a believer in them and their message. The conductor has a fine sense of occasion and knows what his mission is in this work." Report Abuse
 Definitive Performance September 19, 2014 By Morris Reagan (Madison, MS) See All My Reviews "To describe this as the "definitive" performance would be overreach to the purist, since we really have no way of knowing how Bach envisioned the performance of his Passion. But in any case, The St. Thomas Choir and soloists present the most satisfying performance of the Matthew Passion that I've ever seen and heard, either live or on video. It's not just the splendid musicianship, but also the way in which Herr Biller conveys the spirit of the work to his choir and soloists. The message of the Passion is transmitted not only in the music, but also in the demeanor of Biller, his choir and soloists. They are all deeply involved and plumb Bach's message at its deepest level. As appropriate in any performance of the Passion, no bows are taken and the audience does NOT applaud at the conclusion of the piece. I own 3 different DVDs of the St. Matthew Passion, and this stands out from all the others." Report Abuse
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