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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244
Conducted by Georg Christoph Biller

V-5

J.S. Bach: Matthaüs Passion

 

Matthäus-Passion BWV 244

Georg Christoph Biller

Thomanerchor Leipzig & Gewandhaus Kinderchor / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Monika Frimmer; Alto: Bogna Bartosz; Tenor: Martin Petzold; Bass: Andreas Schmidt; Baritone: Olaf Bär

Unitel

1998

Video / TT: 200:00

1st recording of Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 by G.F. Biller.

V-7

J.S. Bach: Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 (b)

Matthäus-Passion BWV 244b

Georg Christoph Biller

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Soprano: Ute Selbig; Alto: Britta Schwarz; Tenor: Martin Petzold; Bass: Matthias Weichert; Bass: Thomas Laske

Rondeau Production 4020-22

Apr 12-15, 2006

3-CD / TT: 164:05

Recorded during concerts at St Thomas Church in Leipzig (Gründonnerstag and Karfreitag = Green Thursday and good Friday).
Premiere recording of the early version.
2nd recording of Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 by G.F. Biller.
Buy this album at: Rondeau Production | Amazon.de

V-13

Passion selon St Matthieu de J.S. Bach

 

Matthäus-Passion BWV 244

Georg Christoph Biller

Thomanerchor Leipzig / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Tenor [Evangelist]: Wolfram Lattke; Bass [Jesus]: Klaus Mertens; Soprano: Christina Landshamer; Alto: Stefan Kahle; Tenor [Arias]: Martin Lattke; Bass [Arias, Pilatus]: Gotthold Schwarz:

Arte

Apr 6, 2012

Video / TT: 172:17

Filmed live at St Thomas Church, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany.
3rd recording of Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 by G.F. Biller.
Watch this video at: Arte Live Web

St Matthew Passion from St Thomas Leipzig Live on TV

Aquaria85 wrote (April 9, 2012):
Friday Night the St Matthew Passion of Bach was recorded for TV from Leipzig with its famous St Thomas Choir, who celebrate its 800th birthday this year. For some month the Passion will be available at the internet page of the French-German TV Channel ARTE, even if I'm not sure if it will work everywhere: Arte Channel

I can higly recomend this outstanding performance with an excelent choir and great solist. Four of five male Soloists are former choir boys from Leipzig including talentent 19yo Alto Stefan Kahle who finished school last year and is studiing singing in Basel (Switzerland) now, the Lattke brothers (both tenor and members of the A-capella-Group Amacord) and bass Gotthold Schwarz, who is voice teacher of the boys.

Douglas Cowling wrote (April 10, 2012):
Aquaria85 wrote:
< Friday Night the St Matthew Passion of Bach was recorded for TV from Leipzig with its famous St Thomas Choir, who celebrate its 800th birthday this year. Arte Channel >
Thank you for this link! This is a marvellous performance which shows a rare glimpse of what Bach's performances might have sounded like.

The entire Passion is performed in the choir loft with the singers and orchestra invisible to the audience. The recording is miked closely but we do get a sense of the feeling of intimate ensemble which such a limited space gives to Renaissance and Baroque music. It would have been fascinating to hear the performance recorded from the floor of the nave.

Although it is not an OVPP performance, the orchestra is smaller than many modern ensembles. The choir is quite large but it is fascinating to hear boys in the soprano and alto parts and very young student tenors and basses. They sing this music with tremendous agility and a very mature commitment. Even the half-dozen boys of the ripieno choir soar across the double-choir and double orchestra.

I found this immensely exciting and moving.

David McKay wrote (April 10, 2012):
[To Aquaria85] Thanks for this. A rare instance where the result is not "Hah ha! Go away You're Australian!

It is a great recording of a great performance of terrific music.

Beil Mason wrote (April 16, 2012):
[To David McKay] Yes, I echo David's sentiments. I will have to look at arte.tv more often to see what they have to offer over time.

As for this particular performance, I had reservations about a couple of the soloists, but found it greatly enjoyable overall.

If there are other places on the net that offer such performances would people please post about them? This was a revelation.

Gerd Wund wrote (April 16, 2012):
My favorite: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUNdQ_GW9Tw

Collegium Vocale and Philippe Herreweghe from Cologne 2010.

 

Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: Details
Recordings: 1900-1949 | 1950-1959 | 1960-1969 | 1970-1979 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1999 | 2000-2009 | 2010-2019 | Individual Movements
General Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 | Part 12 | Part 13 | Part 14 | Part 15 | Part 16 | Part 17 | BWV 244a | BWV 244b
Systemetic Discussions:
Part 1: Mvts. 1-8 | Part 2: Mvts. 9-20 | Part 3: Mvts. 21-29 | Part 4: Mvts. 30-40 | Part 5: Mvts. 41-50 | Part 6: Mvts. 51-57 | Part 7: Mvts. 58-63b | Part 8: Mvts. 63c-68 | Part 9: Role of the Evangelist
Individual Recordings:
BWV 244 - L. Bernstein | BWV 244 - G.C. Biller | BWV 244 - F. Brüggen | BWV 244 - J. Butt | BWV 244 - R. Chailly | BWV 244 - S. Cleobury | BWV 244 - J. Daus | BWV 244 - D. Fasolis | BWV 244 - W. Furtwängler | BWV 244 - J.E. Gardiner | BWV 244 - W. Gönnenwein | BWV 244 - P. Goodwin | BWV 244 - E.z. Guttenberg | BWV 244 - N. Harnoncourt | BWV 244 - P. Herreweghe | BWV 244 - R. Jacques | BWV 244 - H.v. Karajan | BWV 244 - O. Klemperer | BWV 244 - T. Koopman | BWV 244 - S. Koussevitzky | BWV 244 - S. Kuijken | BWV 244 - F. Lehmann | BWV 244 - G. Leonhardt | BWV 244 - P.J. Leusink | BWV 244 - E.&R. Mauersberger | BWV 244 - H. Max | BWV 244 - P. McCreesh | BWV 244 - W. Mengelberg | BWV 244 - K. Münchinger | BWV 244 - R. Norrington | BWV 244 - G. Oberfrank | BWV 244 - S. Ozawa | BWV 244 - A. Parrott | BWV 244 - G. Ramin | BWV 244 - S. Rattlr | BWV 244 - K. Richter | BWV 244 - H. Rilling | BWV 244 - H.J. Rotzsch | BWV 244 - H. Scherchen | BWV 244 - G. Solti | BWV 244 - C. Spering | BWV 244 - M. Suzuki | BWV 244 - J.v. Veldhoven | BWV 244 - B. Walter | BWV 244 - F. Werner | BWV 244 - M. Wöldike
Articles:
Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244 [T.N. Towe] | Two Easter St. Matthew Passions (Plus One) [U. Golomb] | St. Matthew Passion from Harnoncourt [D. Satz] | The Passion according to Saint Matthew BWV 244 [J. Rifkin] | The Relationship between BWV 244a (Trauermusik) and BWV 244b (SMP Frühfassung) [T. Braatz] | Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 - Early History (A Selective, Annotated Bibliography) [W. Hoffman] | Spiritual Sources of Bach's St. Matthew Passion [W. Hoffman] | Bach and the "Great Passion" [D.G. Lebut Jr.] | The Genesis of Bach's `Great Passion': 1724-29 [W. Hoffman] | Early Performances of Bach's SMP [T. Braatz]

Georg Christoph Biller: Short Biography | Recordings of Vocal Works | Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4
Individual Recordings:
BWV 232 - G.C. Biller | BWV 244 - G.C. Biller
Thomaskantors: Thomanerchor Leipzig | Gewandhausorchester Leipzig | General Discussions: Part 1 | Part 2
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