Bach, J S: St John Passion, BWV245

Mirare: MIR136

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Bach, J S: St John Passion, BWV245

Awards:

Gramophone Awards 2011

Shortlisted - Baroque Vocal

Label:

Mirare

Catalogue No:

MIR136

Discs:

2

Release date:

28th March 2011

Barcode:

3760127221364

Medium:

CD
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Bach, J S: St John Passion, BWV245


Hans-Jörg Mammel (Evangelist), Matthias Vieweg (Christus), Maria Keohane, Helena Ek (sopranos), Carlos Mena, Jan Börner (altos), Jan Kobow (tenor) & Stephan MacLeod (bass)

Ricercar Consort, Philippe Pierlot

CD - 2 discs

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A new recording from the Ricercar Consort is always special and this is no exception: here we have from Mirare, a new St John Passion.

Last year’s Bach Magnificat received excellent reviews including Gramophone Editor’s Choice, BBC CD Review disc of the week and a Critics’ Choice in Gramophone.

Gramophone Magazine

July 2011

“The one-to-a-part ensemble is always considered and, in isolation, often moving and theatrically effective.”

International Record Review

July 2011

“The great strength of this latest French release lies in the solo voices themselves. The Evangelist of Hans-Jorg Mammel is splendid in its clarity and brisk, no-nonsense delivery of the Passion story...Full marks must also go the the wind players of the Ricercar Consort...while Pierlot's direction gives the whole work a distinct feeling of purpose and shape, relating the Passion story with a pleasing absence of pretension or emotional weight.”

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