Bach: St. Matthew Passion
For this year's Passiontide, Accentus Music release a brand-new recording of Bach's masterpiece with the Gaechinger Cantorey and Hans-Christoph Rademann.
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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.
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244
Isabel Schicketanz, soprano
Marie Henriette Reinhold, alto
Patrick Grahl, tenor (Evangelist)
Benedikt Kristjánsson, tenor
Peter Harvey, bass (Vox Christi)
Krešimir Stražanac, bass
Production Company Accentus Music GmbH
Composer Johann Sebastian Bach
Orchestra / Band Gaechinger Cantorey
Choir Gaechinger Cantorey
Conductor Hans-Christoph Rademann
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