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

Release Date: 4/14/2017
Label: Erato
Catalog Number: 560470
Conductor: Marc Minkowski
Orchestra/Ensemble: Les Musiciens du Louvre
Number of Discs: 2

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