J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 (2 CD)

Price: $35.00 Members: $31.50

In-Stock

Item:843183072521

Description

J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 (2 CD)
Audio CD (March 10, 2017)
Number of Discs: 2

This stunning new live recording of Bach’s St. Matthew Passion (Matthauspassion BWV 244) was recorded in Pisa Cathedral during the Anima Mundi Festival as part of the Monteverdi Choir and Orchestra’s 2016 tour.

Conducted by Sir John Eliot Gardiner, the brilliant cast includes James Gilchrist as the Evangelist and Stephan Loges as Jesus. The Trinity Boys Choir adds an exciting color to this recording as well. The Monteverdi Choir was founded by Sir John Eliot Gardner in 1964.

The ensemble’s first performance was the Monteverdi Vespers in King’s College Chapel, Cambridge. The group has become known worldwide for their stylistic conviction and their ability to perform an extensive repertoire, from Renaissance motets to Classical music of the Twentieth Century.

History

Music Notes

Most Western music is based on a system of notation that evolved around 1600 out of earlier practices. The starting point for any opera is the full score, which contains all individual voices and instruments arranged in a specific order on the page. The written music—representing the sounds a composer creates in his head—then comes to life performed by singers onstage and played by the orchestra.

 

 

starstarstarstarstar Write the first review

No reviews have been written for this product.
Be the first one!  – Write a Review

overall rating
starstarstarstarstar

(0) CART 212.501.3482
Up to 50% Off Select Gifts & Music Shop Now
Presidents' Day Sale: Up to 50% Off Select CDs, Select DVDs, and Gifts Presidents' Day Sale: Up to 50% Off Select CDs, Select DVDs, and Gifts