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March 2005

March 2005 - New Releases

N03-1

J.S. Bach: Matthäus-Passion [V-6]

 

Matthäus-Passion BWV 244
Cantata BWV 4 [25:34]

Günther Ramin

BWV 244: Chor und Sinfonieorchester des Hessischen Rundfunks
BWV 4: Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

BWV 244: Tenor: Ernst Haefliger; Bass: Gerhard Gröschel; Soprano: Elfriede Trötschel; Contralto: Gertrude Pitzinger; Bass: Helmut Fehn
BWV 4: No soloists; all parts are sung by the choir; Organ: Ekkehart Tietze

Archipel 278

Mar 17, 1952 [BWV 244]; Feb 24, 1950 [BWV 4]

3-CD / TT:

Recorded by Frankfurt Radio. 1st release in any format in March 2005.
2nd recording of Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 by G. Ramin.
See: Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 - conducted by Günther Ramin
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N03-2

J.S. Bach: Markus Passion (1731) [V-9]

Markus-Passion BWV 247 - in a reconstruction by Ton Koopman

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Choir / Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra

Soprano: Deborah York; Alto: Bernhard Landauer, Tenors: Christoph Prégardien, Paul Agnew, Basses: Peter Kooy, Klaus Mertens

Antoine Marchand

Mar 30, 2000

DVD / TT:

Recorded live at the Chiesa di San Simpliciano in Milano, Italy.
2nd recording of Markus-Passion BWV 247 by T. Koopman.
See: Markus Passion BWV 247 – conducted by Ton Koopman
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N03-3

Bach: Mass in B minor [V-1]

 

Mass in B minor BWV 232

Helmut Müller-Brühl

Dresdner Kammerchor (Chorus Master: Hans-Christoph Rademann) / Kölner Kammerorchester

Soprano: Sunhae Im; Mezzo-soprano: Marianne Beate Kielland; Alto: Ann Hallenberg; Tenor: Markus Schäfer; Bass-Baritone: Hanno Müller-Brachmann

Naxos

Nov 2003

2-CD, SACD, DVD / TT: 108:02

Recorded at Deutchlandfunk Sendesaal, Köln, Germany.
See: Mass in B minor BWV 232 - conducted by Helmut Müller-Bruhl
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N03-4

J.S. Bach: Geistliche Solokantaten [C-2]

Cantatas BWV 56 [18:25], BWV 82 [21:42], BWV 158

Helmut Müller-Brühl

Collegium Vocale Siegen (Chorus Master: Ulrich Stölzel) / Kölner Kammerorchester

Bass-Baritone: Hanno Müller-Brachmann

Naxos 8.557616

May 30-Jun 1, 2004

CD / TT: 50:33

Recorded at Deutchlandfunk Sendesaal, Köln, Germany.
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March 2005 - Re-issues

R03-1

BACH Passions, St. Matthew Passion, St. John Passion

 

Matthäus-Passion BWV 244

Gustav Leonhardt

Mens Choir of La Petite Bande & Tölzer Knabenchor / Orchestra La Petite Bande

Tenor [Evangelist]: Christoph Prégardien; Bass [Jesus]: Max van Egmond, Sopranos [Trebles - Soloists of Tölzer Knabenchor]: Christian Fliegner & Maximilian Kiener; Altos: René Jacobs, David Cordier; Tenors: Markus Schäfer, John Elwes; Basses: Klaus Mertens, Peter Lika

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi

Mar 1989

3-CD / TT: 172:22

See: Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 – conducted by Gustav Leonhardt

Johannes-Passion BWV 245 - 1724 Version

 

Sigiswald Kuijken

Choir & Orchestra of La Petite Bande

Tenor [Evangelist]: Christoph Prégardien; Bass [Jesus]: Harry van der Kamp; Soprano: Barbara Schlick; Alto: René Jacobs, Tenor [Arias]: Nico van der Meel; Bass [Arias]: Max van Egmond

Deutsche Harmonia Mundi

Feb-Apr 1987

2-CD / TT: 122:19

R03-2

J.S. Bach: Easter Cantatas [B-1]

 

Cantatas BWV 4 [18:50], BWV 6 [16:59], BWV 31 [20:56], BWV 66 [26:26], BWV 134 [25:16], BWV 145 [8:20], BWV 158 [9:45], BWV 182 [24:28]

Ton Koopman

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

For list of vocal soloists, see original recordings.

Antoine Marchand CC-72231

1994-2005

2-CD / TT: 151:00

Recorded at Waalse Kerk, Amsterdam, Holland.
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R03-3

J.S. Bach: Matthaüs Passion (St. Matthew Passion), BWV 244 [V-4]

 

Matthäus-Passion BWV 244

Masaaki Suzuki

Bach Collegium Japan

Tenor [Evangelist]: Gerd Türk; Bass [Jesus]: Peter Kooy; Soprano: Nancy Argenta; Counter-tenor: Robin Blaze; Tenor [Testis 2]: Makoto Sakurada; Bass [Judas, Petrus, Pilatus, Pontifex]: Chiyuki Urano; Soprano [Ancilla 1, Uxor Pilati]: Midori Suzuki; Soprano [Ancilla 2]: Yoshie Hida; Alto [Testis 1]: Kirsten Sollek-Avella; Bass [Pontifex 1]: Jun Hagiwara; Bass [Pontifex 2]: Tetsuya Odagawa

BIS

Mar 1999

3-CD / TT: 163:52

Recorded at the Kobe Shoin Women's University Chapel, Japan.
See: Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 - conducted by Masaaki Suzuki
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R03-4

Bach: Saint John Passion [V-2]

Johannes-Passion BWV 245

Eugene Ormandy

Singing City Chorale / Philadelphia Orchestra

Tenor [Evangelist]: Richard Lewis; Bass-Baritone [Jesus]: Norman Treigle; Soprano [Arias, Maid]: Judith Raskin; Contralto: Maureen Forrester; Tenor [Arias, Servant]: George Shirley; Bass [Peter, Pilate, Arias]: Thomas Paul

Columbia / Locked in the Vault Reissues

1968

2-CD / TT: 136:50

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The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (February 2005 - May 2005)
Thanks to contributors: YoëL. Arbeitman (April 2005)

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