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Bach: Johannes-Passion / Minkowski, Les Musiciens du Louvre


Release Date: 04/14/2017 
Label:  Rhino Warner Classic   Catalog #: 560470  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Colin BalzerDavid HansenDelphine GalouChristian Immler,   ... 
Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Musiciens du Louvre
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The foundations of Marc Minkowski’s career lie in Baroque music, and he has enjoyed a long relationship with Warner Classics, but this Johannes-Passion (St John Passion) is his first Bach for the label. The work’s terse drama – here presented through just nine singers – is ideally suited to both his scrupulous musicianship and his keen sense of theatre. The French conductor describes Bach’s great masterpieces as “a journey you have to prepare for meticulously, over a long period of time… You come back from it like an explorer comes back from Everest or the Moon – transformed.” The foundations of Marc Minkowski’s career lie in Baroque music, and he has enjoyed a long relationship with Warner Classics, but this Johannes-Passion (St John Passion) is his first Bach for the label. The work’s terse drama – here presented through just nine singers – is ideally suited to both his scrupulous musicianship and his keen sense of theatre. The French conductor describes Bach’s great masterpieces as “a journey you have to prepare for meticulously, over a long period of time… You come back from it like an explorer comes back from Everest or the Moon – transformed.” Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Saint John Passion, BWV 245 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Colin Balzer (Tenor), David Hansen (Countertenor), Delphine Galou (Alto),
Christian Immler (Bass), Lenneke Ruiten (Soprano), Lothar Odinius (Tenor),
Ditte Andersen (Soprano), Valerio Contaldo (Tenor), Yorck Felix Speer (Bass)
Conductor:  Marc Minkowski
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Les Musiciens du Louvre
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1724; Leipzig, Germany 

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