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Bach: Johannespassion - Jacobs

Bach: Johannespassion - Jacobs

Harmonia Mundi  HMC 802236/7 (2 discs)

Stereo/Multichannel Hybrid

Classical - Vocal


Bach: St John's Passion

Werner Güra, Benno Schachtner, Sunhae Im, Sebastian Kohlhepp, Johannes Weisser
RIAS Kammerchor
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin
René Jacobs (conductor)


Bach revised his 'Johannes-Passion' regularly: he returned to it over a period of 26 years, from 1724 until his death. It is the version hallowed by tradition, established by the Kantor a year before his death, that is presented on these CDs.

However, the 1725 version, equally outstanding musically, has also been recorded complete and can be downloaded as a bonus in high-resolution sound. Comparison of the two versions reveals the underlying meaning of this matchless 'Passion'.

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