Johann Sebastian Bach - St John Passion, BWV 245 (2011) 2CD
Cappella Amsterdam; Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century; Frans Brüggen, conductor
Markus Schäfer, evangelist; Thomas Oliemans, Jesus; Carolyn Sampson, soprano
Michael Chance, alto; Marcel Beekman, tenor; Peter Kooij, bass
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 510 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 270 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Glossa | # GCD 921113 | Time: 01:51:04
One of the many delights coming from Frans Brüggen’s distinguished career has been the understanding which he brings to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach – such as here with the St. John Passion – whether on the concert platform or on record. Brüggen’s cultured feeling for Bach’s musical structures as much as for its style and expressive content permits a textural clarity enjoyed by few of his directing colleagues. A special wealth of experience in the music of Bach has also been gained by the members of the Orchestra of the Eighteenth Century across the three decades of its existence and as part of its regular concert series (there have now been over a hundred of these tours!) and with a concentrated opportunity to focus on one work, Bach’s masterpiece was performed and recorded in Spring 2010.