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Bach: St. Matthew Passion Box set, Import


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  • Orchestra: Collegium Vocale
  • Conductor: Herreweghe
  • Composer: Bach
  • Audio CD (July 14, 2009)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set, Import
  • Note on Boxed Sets: During shipping, discs in boxed sets occasionally become dislodged without damage. Please examine and play these discs. If you are not completely satisfied, we'll refund or replace your purchase.
  • Label: Harmonia Mundi
  • Run Time: 157 minutes
  • ASIN: B000035QCS
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #131,276 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Passio D.N.J.C. secundum Matthaeum, BWV244: 1. Kommt, ihr Tochter, helft mir klagen
2. Passio D.N.J.C. secundum Matthaeum, BWV244: 2. Da Jesus diese Rede vollendet hatte
3. Passio D.N.J.C. secundum Matthaeum, BWV244: 3. Herzliebster Jesu, was hast du verbrochen
4. Passio D.N.J.C. secundum Matthaeum, BWV244: 4. a. Da versammleten sich die Hohenpriester - b. Ja nicht auf das Fest - c. Da nun Jesus war zu Bethanien - d. Wozu dienet dieser Unrat - e. da das Jesus merkete
5. Passio D.N.J.C. secundum Matthaeum, BWV244: 5. Du lieber Heiland du
6. Passio D.N.J.C. secundum Matthaeum, BWV244: 6. Bass und Reu
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Disc: 2
1. Passio D.N.J.C. secundum Matthaeum, BWV244: 30. Ach! nun ist mein Jesus hin
2. Passio D.N.J.C. secundum Matthaeum, BWV244: 31. Die aber Jesum gegriffen hatten
3. Passio D.N.J.C. secundum Matthaeum, BWV244: 32. Mir hat die Welt truglich gericht't
4. Passio D.N.J.C. secundum Matthaeum, BWV244: 33. Und wiewohl viel falsche Zeugen herzutraten
5. Passio D.N.J.C. secundum Matthaeum, BWV244: 34. Mein Jesus schweigt zu falschen Lugen stille
6. Passio D.N.J.C. secundum Matthaeum, BWV244: 35. Geduld, Geduld!
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Disc: 3
1. Passio D.N.J.C. secundum Matthaeum, BWV244: 53. Da nahmen die Kriegsknechte - b. Gegrusset seist du, Judenkonig - c. Und speieten ihn an
2. Passio D.N.J.C. secundum Matthaeum, BWV244: 54. O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden
3. Passio D.N.J.C. secundum Matthaeum, BWV244: 55. Und da sie ihn verspottet hatten
4. Passio D.N.J.C. secundum Matthaeum, BWV244: 56. Ja! freilich will in uns das Fleisch und Blut
5. Passio D.N.J.C. secundum Matthaeum, BWV244: 57. Komm, susses Kreuz
6. Passio D.N.J.C. secundum Matthaeum, BWV244: 58. a. Und da sie an die Statte kamen - b. Der du den Tempel Gottes zerbrichst - c. Desgleichen auch die Hohenpriester - d. Andern hat er geholfen - e. Desgleichen schmaheten ihn
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Editorial Reviews

Johann Sebastian Bach's monumental St. Matthew Passion was first performed on Good Friday in 1727 at the St. Thomas Church in Leipzig. It is the largest single composition Bach ever wrote, both in terms of length and in terms of instrumental and vocal forces. It requires two choruses, two orchestras, four vocal soloists for the arias and vocal soloists for each of the various character parts. Philippe Herreweghe's 1999 recording of Bach's masterpiece features a stellar cast and was a perennial catalog bestseller. This re-issue, without the now-obsolete CD-ROM that was offered with its previous incarnation, will be welcome to Bach fans everywhere.

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Sublime, stylistically accurate performance of one of Bach's greatest masterpieces.
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The performance, itself, is excellent and beyond reproach.
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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful By George Peabody VINE VOICE on July 19, 2009
Format: Audio CD
SUPERSTAR PERFORMERS ON THIS 1998 HERREWEGHE RECORDING!

There is no doubt in my mind that the forces Herreweghe has employed here are some of the best in the 'Passion' business. Aside from this, however, one cannot eliminate the fact that there are two other (and no doubt more) major recordings of this work that stand on their own merit,which, for the most part is as 'good' or as 'bad' as this one. The three that I own including this this one (I reviewed on customer reviews) and refer to are: Gardiner's 1988 recording with the outstanding Monteverdi Choir that sparkles and shines as only they can; the 1994 Cleobury King's College Choir, whose soloists are superb etc, etc. etc. So it all amounts to YOU, and what turns YOU on!

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), a Lutheran, was specifically asked by St. Thomas Church, Leipzig, to supply a non-theatrical Passion. In this context 'passion' stands for the act of passive suffering, of watching and occasionally empathizing in the suffering of Christ, a development which began in the Middle Ages when the church took steps to popularize the Bible. When sung, the role of the Evangelist would be a tenor(Bostridge on this recording) and that of Jesus by a Bass (Selig on this recording). As various instruments were added they began to be associated with certain roles and as in opera any dramatic action in the text occurred during the recitative. The chorus has two functions: to participate in the action and then to reflect upon it, such reflection provided by the chorales which were familiar Lutheran hymns.

The St. Matthew Passion was composed for the Good Friday service at St.Thomas Church in Leipzig in 1727.
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful By R. Gerard on August 9, 2009
Format: Audio CD
In 1989 Gardiner interpreted Bach's St. Matthew Passion for the label, DG Archiv. To my ears it was dominated by a rather bland and impersonal aura. It was worthy of praise in many respects, but it was missing something of an "X factor."

Harnoncourt's release, while a pioneering effort nonetheless, was too rough around the edges, unrefined, and sounded as though layers of academic dust were caked onto it.

Now Gardiner's recording can join Harnoncourt's in the period instrument platitude dominated by stiffness, uneffected orchestras and soloists, and overbearing use of staccato. Herreweghe transcended this Historically-Informed stereotype in the 1980s when he released his rendition of Bach's St. Matthew Passion for Harmonia Mundi the first time, creating a more suave shape to the work as a whole. No longer was it "rough around the edges." His second release of the Passion, recorded here, has even more. It is delicate, clean, somber, yet dramatic. This is the St. Matthew Passion to judge the rest by. I have yet to hear anything better (although the more recent release by the Dunedin Consort on Linn Records is a very close second).

The original release included a CD-Rom complete with interviews with Herreweghe and a history of the St. Matthew Passion. Herreweghe discussed key points such as a more legato approach and the use of female choir members as opposed to boy trebles. While this re-release does not include this now-obsolete CD-rom, the package is still an attractive one with complete liner notes and libretto.

In contrast to Gardiner's impersonality in his St.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By F. D. Bousquet on February 6, 2010
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Hello!

What can I say that the other reviewers hasn't, not much quite frankly. I'm a neophyte in the classical music world... I was overwhelmed, to tears sometimes, by the beauty of the music which must be, in part, because of the quality of the interpretation. You can't go wrong with this one!

Have a great day!

Fred
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I love everything about this performance; clarity of textures, tempi, interpretation of the unfolding drama by all the performing elements, pure beauty of sound etc etc. I bought it because I have their performance of Mass in B min, and my high expectations of this recording have been fulfilled. I think there is a new recording, 2013, by them, of this Passion, and will buy it also - interesting to hear what differences there will be.
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Sublime, stylistically accurate performance of one of Bach's greatest masterpieces. The opening chorus is moving and beautiful and the subsequent choral and solo performances maintain the qualities of beauty, reverence and seemingly effortless attention to musical detail. A performance not to be missed
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