J.S. Bach

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St. John Passion

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Philippe Herreweghe
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Orchestre de la Chapelle Royale
Soloists:Barbara Schlick - Soprano
Catherine Patriasz - Alto
William Kendall - Tenor
Peter Kooy - Basse
Howard Crook - Tenor
Individual Works:St.John Passion, BWV 245
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Harmonia Mundi France
Catalog Number:HMC 901264.65
Year Released/Recorded:1988
Total Playing Time:55'27/59'16
Comments:Vassili Isakov said:

Fantastic performance with fifteen persons chorus and authentic instruments. This recording is the one of masterpieces from Ph.Herreweghe made in the same time with St.Matthew Passion (HMC 1155.57). It clearly reflects Herreweghe's approach to keep "vocality" of Baroque music. Highly recommended.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Vassili Isakov
Date First Submitted:01/01/1998