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Gaechinger Cantorey to record St. Matthew Passion

Author: Accentus Music

In November, Accentus Music and the Gaechinger Cantorey will record Bach’s monumental work in Gotha, to be released worldwide in February 2021.

  • Gaechinger Cantorey | Copyright: © Holger Schneider

    Gaechinger Cantorey © Holger Schneider

“The St. Matthew Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the greatest works in the history of music. Whenever I study this epochal composition, I always ask myself the question: How can a work of music, which is performed each year in thousands of performances, has been scientifically and artistically interpreted for decades, and worshiped for centuries, remain a new, contemporary, and at the same time universal and supreme idea? It can be achieved if that which is defined as established and comprehensive, and appears or is accepted as unshakeable, is set in motion without capping the connections to the work itself and its musical-historical, intellectual and theological foundations.” says Hans-Christoph Rademann about one of the monumental sacred works of music history.

In November 2020, Rademann and the Gaechinger Cantorey ensemble and chorus, together with an extraordinary group of soloists, set out to lend a new and fresh perspective to Bach’s timeless masterpiece of raging choirs, intimate chorales, and emotionally charged arias, which, with its drama and pictorial quality, allows the listener to experience the well-known Passion story again and again as something completely new and unheard-of.

J. S. Bach
St. Matthew Passion
BWV 244

Gaechinger Cantorey
Hans-Christoph Rademann

Isabel Schicketanz, sopran
Henriette Reinhold, alto
Patrick Grahl, tenor (Evangelist)
Benedikt Kristjánsson, tenor (arias)
Peter Harvey, bass (Vox Christi)
Krešimir Stražanac, bass (arias)

To be released on CD and across all digital platforms in late February 2021.

Production Company Accentus Music GmbH
Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
English title of music work St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244
Conductor Hans-Christoph Rademann
Orchestra / Band Gaechinger Cantorey
Choir Gaechinger Cantorey

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