CPE Bach's St John Passion
Live from Cadogan Hall in London
Kirill Karabits conducts the BBC Singers and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in the UK premiere of CPE Bach's St John Passion.
The BSO's principal conductor, Kirill Karabits, came across the manuscript for CPE Bach's St John Passion in the National State Archive of the Ukraine in Kiev. Using Karabits's own new edition of this work, and as part of the 300th anniversary celebrations of the birth of CPE Bach, The BBC Singers and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra collaborate to create a UK premiere performance, in London's Cadogan Hall, of the St John Passion, which probably has not been heard since 1784 when it was last performed in Hamburg.
"One of the most fascinating feelings for a conductor or a musician of our time is to rediscover great music which was considered lost or has simply been forgotten. ... CPE Bach was one of the most important composers in the history of German music and I feel highly privileged to be part of the rediscovery of his vocal legacy, especially during his 300th anniversary year." (Kirill Karabits)
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CPE Bach: St John Passion (1784)
Robin Tritschler (tenor)
Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
Kirill Karabits (condctor).