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All beautiful, justly famous works by one of the most devout and talented composers in European history.
The choral group that I belong to alternates yearly Good Friday performances of J. S. Bach's St. John and St. Matthew Passions, and this year we're singing the former.
The great opening chorus is full of majesty and solemnity, and the chorus throughout bring out what drama there is to bring out in the turbae.
Who doesn't like Bach? And, this is THE recording to get for St. John Passion. I love the soprano soloist in the Ich Folge...Published 18 days ago by Rebs
It is an important performance that must be left to future generations.Published 6 months ago by Satoshi Takimoto
Personally not my favorite. Tempo feels much too swift for me. Feel that many of the solos lack depth... need more emotion. Read morePublished 15 months ago by M
This is indisputably a deeply moving Passion setting, less famous than the St. Matthew's by the same composer, but still worthy to be part of your life. Read morePublished 16 months ago by monsieurw1
I like to think that this is how this Passion might have sounded at its earliest performance: strings "scrawny" by our standards, a small chorus, singing that doesn't sound... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Stanley Crowe
I purchased this product to replace a well-worn, well-loved LP recording. The crisp quality and depth of interpretation more than met my expectations. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Velda F. Glick
The HIP Ministry of Love: it was the last place I wanted to be. I was under arrest for thoughtcrime. Read morePublished on March 5, 2012 by Bernard Michael O'Hanlon
J.S. Bach / St. John Passion
John Eliot Gardiner
The Monteverdi Choir / The English Baroque Soloists (Archiv 1986 DDD 2 CD set):
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If you are interested in this recording, you might want to know that for about $60 you can get Sacred Masterpieces / Cantatas, which includes this one, as well as many others by... Read morePublished on August 14, 2010 by Wyote