Bach: St John Passion / Egarr, Gilchrist, Rose, Connolly, Watts, Purves

Release Date: 3/25/2014
Label: AAM Records
Catalog Number: AAM002
Conductor: Richard Egarr
Number of Discs: 2

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
J.S. Bach's St John Passion is an intensely personal experience, bringing to life the humanity of the passion story. Combining raw viscerality with moments of exquisite intimacy, it was written soon after Bach’s arrival as Kantor at Leipzig’s Thomasschule. Keen to impress a new congregation, Bach produced a setting of the age-old passion story which overshadowed almost every piece of liturgical music the world had previously known. Our recording aims to capture the authenticity and vivacity of the very first Good Friday performance at Leipzig’s Nikolaikirche. - Aam Records

Academy of Ancient Music
James Gilchrist Evangelista
Matthew Rose Jesus
Ashley Riches Pilatus
Elizabeth Watts soprano
Sarah Connolly alto
Andrew Kennedy tenor
Christopher Purves bass
Choir of the AAM
Richard Egarr director & harpsichord
Works on This Recording
1. Saint John Passion, BWV 245 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Sarah Connolly (Mezzo Soprano), Elizabeth Watts (Soprano), Christopher Purves (Bass), Andrew Kennedy (Tenor), James Gilchrist (Tenor), Matthew Rose (Bass), Ashley Riches (Bass)
Conductor: Richard Egarr
Period: Baroque
Written: 1724 ; Leipzig, Germany
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