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Bach: St. Matthew Passion
Thomas Quasthoff
Bach: St. Matthew Passion
Genre: Classical
 
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In 2010, Maestro Riccardo Chailly records Johann Sebastian Bach for Decca for the very first time with 3 releases. Having conducted the illustrious Gewandhaus Orchestra since 1986, this esteemed conductor's association wit...  more »

     
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All Artists: Thomas Quasthoff
Title: Bach: St. Matthew Passion
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Label: Decca
Original Release Date: 1/1/2010
Re-Release Date: 3/9/2010
Genre: Classical
Style: Symphonies
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 028947821946

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In 2010, Maestro Riccardo Chailly records Johann Sebastian Bach for Decca for the very first time with 3 releases. Having conducted the illustrious Gewandhaus Orchestra since 1986, this esteemed conductor's association with Leipzig is but one year less than Bach's. Chailly's profound musicality illuminates three of Bach's large-scale masterpieces: The St. Matthew Passion, the Brandenburg Concertos and the Christmas Oratorio. The 2nd release from this triology, the St. Matthew Passion is both riveting and dynamic. Played on modern instruments, Chailly's Bach beautifully demonstrates that a vivid, stylistically aware performance is not the exclusive preserve of period instrument ensembles. Distinguished German vocal soloists, including acclaimed bass-baritone Thomas Quasthoff, rise gloriously to the challenges of Bach's exalted score.

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Bach in a great modern performance
Russell Etzenhouser | 05/21/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It is refreshing to hear a new recording of this touchstone work that is not afraid to view it through a modern lens. Chailly has taken a completely independent view of the Matthew's Passion. How can you go wrong with Leipzig forces is this work? Snap it up while you can."