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St John Passion

Synopsis

After performances in recent years of Bach’s liturgical cantatas and St Matthew Passion, John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi ensembles turn to the composer’s other great meditation on the suffering and crucifixion of Jesus. Martin Luther described the Gospel of John as ‘unique in loveliness and, in truth, the principal Gospel, far superior to the other three and much to be preferred’; Bach responded to the text with music which is by turns evocative, stirring, exultant and profoundly moving – music that holds our attention from beginning to end. The Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists are joined by a dynamic cast of exciting soloists to bring the story of the passion to life.

Additional Info

  • No: 8779
  • Composer: J.S. Bach
  • Conductor: John Eliot Gardiner
  • Orchestra: English Baroque Soloists
  • Artists: Nick Pritchard, William Thomas, Alex Ashworth, Julia Doyle, Alexander Chance, Peter Davoren, Monteverdi Choir
  • Production year: 2021
  • Run time: 01:05:00
  • Producers: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Format: HDTV 16:9
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