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Bach: St John Passion

Presented by Ian Skelly. Conductor and organist Ton Koopman leads a performance by the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus with soloists of Bach's St John Passion.

Presented by Ian Skelly

Bach's setting of the Passion of Christ as told in the Gospel of St. John was written for Good Friday 1724 and is filled with some of Bach's most vivid and dramatic music which tells the Easter story in an almost operatic way. In this performance legendary Dutch conductor and organist Ton Koopman, leads a performance given by the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and Chorus and starry soloists including Andreas Scholl and Mark Padmore as the Evangelist. Recorded in Munich in February.

J.S. Bach - St. John Passion, BWV 245

Johanette Zomer (soprano)
Andreas Scholl (alto)
Mark Padmore (Evangelist and tenor arias)
Klaus Mertens (Jesus and bass arias)
Mathias Hausmann (Pilate - baritone)
Bavarian Radio Chorus
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Ton Koopman (conductor)

Followed by:

John Rutter: Hymn to the Creator of Light
Polyphony
Stephen Layton (conductor)
HYPERION CDA 66947, Tr 8

2 hours, 15 minutes

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