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Bach: Matthaeus Passion - Bruckner: Te Deum / Jochum, Bavarian Radio Symphony


Release Date: 01/27/2017 
Label:  Urania Records   Catalog #: 320  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachAnton Bruckner
Performer:  Walter BerryErnst HaefligerMarga HöffgenAgnes Giebel,   ... 
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Radio ChorusRoyal Concertgebouw Orchestra AmsterdamBoys' Choir Of St. Willibrordskerk Amsterdam,   ... 
Number of Discs: 3 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Among the many recordings of The Matthew Passion, two have always stood out for their historical importance and for their diffusion - one conducted by Otto Klemperer for EMI and the other one, conducted by Eugen Jochum for Phillips. Urania is now proposing that the second, recorded in Amsterdam in 1965 with an extraordinary voice cast. This release is complete in all parts and has a fabulous sound for all listeners. The Bach by Jochum is vast, but not romantic - on the contrary - he puts the Passion under a light of sweetness and sorrow, without the harshness and coldness, typical of the recent interpretations. Urania has also added Bruckner's Te Deum, recorded in Monaco of Bravaria in 1954 by the same Jochum. Among the many recordings of The Matthew Passion, two have always stood out for their historical importance and for their diffusion - one conducted by Otto Klemperer for EMI and the other one, conducted by Eugen Jochum for Phillips. Urania is now proposing that the second, recorded in Amsterdam in 1965 with an extraordinary voice cast. This release is complete in all parts and has a fabulous sound for all listeners. The Bach by Jochum is vast, but not romantic - on the contrary - he puts the Passion under a light of sweetness and sorrow, without the harshness and coldness, typical of the recent interpretations. Urania has also added Bruckner's Te Deum, recorded in Monaco of Bravaria in 1954 by the same Jochum. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Walter Berry (Bass), Ernst Haefliger (Tenor), Marga Höffgen (Alto),
Agnes Giebel (Soprano), John van Kesteren (Tenor), Franz Crass (Bass),
Leo Ketelaars (Bass)
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Netherlands Radio Chorus,  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam,  Boys' Choir Of St. Willibrordskerk Amsterdam
Period: Baroque 
Written: Circa 1727; Leipzig, Germany 
2.
Te Deum in C major, WAB 45 by Anton Bruckner
Performer:  Annelies Kupper (Soprano), Lucretia West (Contralto), Lorenz Fehenberger (Tenor),
Kim Borg (Bass)
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra,  Bavarian Radio Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881-1884; Vienna, Austria 

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