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Johannes-Passion BWV 245
Conducted by Eugen Jochum

V-6

J.S. Bach: Johannes-Passion

 

Johannes-Passion BWV 245

Eugen Jochum

Bayerischer Rundfunk Symphonieorchester & Chor (Chorus Master: Kurt Prestel)

Soprano: Elisabeth Grümmer; Tenor: Peter Pears; Contralto: Marga Höffgen; Tenor: John van Kesteren; Bass: Kieth Engen; Baritone: Hans Hotter

Golden Melodram 40076
Andromede 490807

Apr 1, 1960

2-CD / TT: 130:01

Recorded at Münchener Residenz, Munich, Germany.
1st recording of Johannes-Passion BWV 245 by E. Jochum.
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V-7

Bach: St. John Passion · Wachet Auf, Ruft Uns Die Stimme

Johannes-Passion BWV 245

Eugen Jochum

Nederlands Radio Koor (Chorus Master: Anton Krelage) / Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam

Tenor [Evangelist]: Ernst Haefliger; Bass [Jesus]: Walter Berry; Soprano [Arias, Ancilla]: Agnes Giebel; Contralto [Arias]: Marga Höffgen; Tenor [Arias, Servus]: Alexander Young; Bass [Arias, Petrus, Pilatus]: Franz Crass

Philips

Jun 1967

2-CD / TT: 128:19

Recorded at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, Holland.
2nd recording of Johannes-Passion BWV 245 by E. Jochum.
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SJP on “eloquence”

Ehud Shiloni wrote (November 22, 2001):

Here is a delicacy I recently picked-up:

There is an apparently new budget series going by the name "eloquence" which re-issues older recordings by DG+Decca+Philips Classics including several by JSB.

I bought a single CD with highlights of the SJP from a Philips recording originally issued in 1967, conducted by Eugen Jochum.

It features the Netherland Radio Choir and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - probably as non-HIP as you can get, but what a performance! Luckily not only Arias and Choruses are featured but also two trial scenes [nos. 21 and 23] which give you the chance to hear the phenomenally powerful evangelist Ernst Haefliger - stunning! The other soloists are very good to excellent - Walter Berry [Jesus], Agnes Giebel [s], Marga Hoffgen [a] and Franz Crass [b]. Only the tenor Alexander Young was sub-par [to my own taste].

The tempos are measured, and especially the chorals are very slow, but even to my HIP-trained ears the overall effect is very convincing. An important feature is the great sound of the recording – surprisingly clear for its "age", and with the full and rich sound of large scale forces, supported by what I believe is a "full size" organ in the continuo, it all combines to a very "lush" and strong projection. There are hardly any liner notes, so I cannot say for sure, but my guess is that the recording took place at the Concertgebouw Hall with its incredibly good accoustics – the recording certainly does sound that good.

Highly recommended!

Aryeh Oron wrote (November 28, 2001):
< Ehud Shiloni wrote: Here is a delicacy I recently picked-up: There is an apparently new budget series going by the name "eloquence" which re-issues older recordings by DG+Decca+Philips Classics including several by JSB.
I bought a single CD with highlights of the SJP from a Philips recording originally issued in 1967, conducted by Eugen Jochum. >
There is a cheap complete recording of this SJP on Philips Duo series
467173-2 (2-CD, coupled with Cantata BWV 140 conducted by Raymond Leppard).

< It features the Netherland Radio Choir and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - probably as non-HIP as you can get, but what a performance! Luckily not only Arias and Choruses are featured but also two trial scenes [nos. 21 and 23] which give you the chance to hear the phenomenally powerful evangelist Ernst Haefliger - stunning! The other soloists are very good to excellent - Walter Berry [Jesus], Agnes Giebel [s], Marga Hoffgen [a] and Franz Crass [b]. Only the tenor Alexander Young was sub-par [to my own taste]. >
IMHO, Haefliger is even better in his recording of SJP with Karl Richter (1964), more peneterating, more heart-rending

< The tempos are measured, and especially the chorals are very slow, but even to my HIP-trained ears the overall effect is very convincing. An important feature is the great sound of the recording – surprisingly clear for its "age", and with the full and rich sound of large scale forces, supported by what I believe is a "full size" organ in the continuo, it all combines to a very "lush" and strong projection. There are hardly any liner notes, so I cannot say for sure, but my guess is that the recording took place at the Concertgebouw Hall with its incredibly good accoustics – the recording certainly does sound that good. >
Indeed. It was recorded in Concergebouw Amsterdam.

< Highly recommended! >
Agree.

 

Johannes-Passion BWV 245: Details
Recordings:
1900-1949 | 1950-1959 | 1960-1969 | 1970-1979 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1999 | 2000-2009 | 2010-2019 | Sung in English | Individual Movements
General Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6
Systematic Discussions:
Part 1: Mvts. 1-7 | Part 2: Mvts. 6-14 | Part 3: Mvts. 15-20 | Part 4: Mvts. 21-26 | Part 5: Mvts. 27-32 | Part 6: Mvts. 36-40 | Part 7: Summary
Individual Recordings:
BWV 245 - F. Brüggen | BWV 245 - S. Cleobury | BWV 245 - P. Dombrecht | BWV 245 - D, Fasolis | BWV 245 - J.E. Gardiner | BWV 245 - E.z. Guttenberg | BWV 245 - N. Harnoncourt-H. Gillesberger | BWV 245 - P. Herreweghe | BWV 245 - E. Higginbottom | BWV 245 - E. Jochum | BWV 245 - E. Kleiber | BWV 245 - P.J. Leusink | BWV 245 - H. Max | BWV 245 - P. McCreesh | BWV 245 - H. Münch | BWV 245 - P. Neumann | BWV 245 - A. Parrott | BWV 245 - P. Pickett | BWV 245 - K. Richter | BWV 245 - H. Rilling | BWV 245 - P. Schreier | BWV 245 - R. Shaw | BWV 245 - K. Slowik | BWV 245 - M. Suzuki | BWV 245 - J.v. Veldhoven
Articles:
Saint John Passion, BWV 245 [T.N. Towe] | The Passion of Saint John, BWV 245 [M. Steinberg] | St. John Passion [A. Wong & N. Proctor] | The St. John Passion on stage [U. Golomb] | Literary Origins of Bach’s St. John Passion: 1704-1717 [W. Hoffman] | Bach’s Passion Pursuit [W. Hoffman]

Eugen Jochum: Short Biogrophy | Bayerischer Rundfunk Symphonieorchester | Recordings of Vocal Works
Individual Recordings:
BWV 232 - E. Jochum | BWV 245 - E. Jochum

Recordings & Discussions of Other Vocal Works: Main Page | Motets BWV 225-231 | Mass in B minor BWV 232 | Missae Breves & Sanctus BWV 233-242 | Magnificat BWV 243 | Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 | Johannes-Passion BWV 245 | Lukas-Passion BWV 246 | Markus-Passion BWV 247 | Weihnachts-Oratorium BWV 248 | Oster-Oratorium BWV 249 | Chorales BWV 250-438 | Geistliche Lieder BWV 439-507 | AMN BWV 508-523 | Quodlibet BWV 524 | Aria BWV 1127

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