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John Nelson conducts Bach's St Matthew Passion (Matthäus Passion)

Werner Güra The Evangelist (tenor) | Stephen Morscheck Jesus (bass) | Lucy Crowe (soprano) | Christine Rice (mezzo-soprano) | Nicolas Phan (tenor) | Matthew Brook (bass)
The Ensemble Orchestral de Paris
John Nelson

This work recounts the story of the capture and crucifixion of Christ, using the words of the Holy Scriptures, often interrupted by the poetic interjections of the chorus – dramatic, lyrical and contemplative. The emotional variety and intensity are correspondingly greater. Because of the magnitude of work which contains no fewer than 68 musical numbers and requires almost five hours to perform, JS Bach's St Matthew Passion is a unique depiction of the suffering and death of Christ. This concert filmed twice with 7 HD cameras is directed by Louise Narboni. The documentary (52') includes rehearsal materials from the sessions that preceded the concert.

Repertoire

Johann Sebastian Bach: Matthäus Passion

Facts

Prog. No.
7965
Music genre
Choral Music / Vocal
Length
177 mins
Director
Louise Narboni
Producers
Idéale Audience, in coproduction with Soli Deo Gloria, Ensemble Orchestral de Paris, Museec with the participation of France Télévisions
Production year
2011
Format
HD