Bach’s St. John Passion from Leipzig
Wednesday, April 14: Deutsche Welle Festival Concerts 2020-2021 (DWF 20-02) (Second in series).
St. John's Passion from Leipzig
Johann Sebastian Bach's "St. John Passion" for only three musicians? Coming from the city where Bach lived and worked, Leipzig, Germany, the audacious experiment in compliance with social distancing gave musical sustenance to hundreds of thousands of people during the live stream on Good Friday 2020.
Isabel Meyer-Kalis, soprano (1,2,3,5); Julia Sophie Wagner, soprano (1,2,3,5)
David Erler, male alto (1,2,3,5); Wolfram Lattke, tenor (1,2,3,5); Gotthold Schwarz, bass (1,2,3,5)
Hartmut Becker, cello (1,2,3,5); Mechthild Winter, organ (1,2,3,5); Philipp Lamprecht, percussion (2,5)
Elina Albach, harpsichord and organ (2,5); Benedikt Kristjánsson, tenor (2,5); Ottowa Bach Choir (2,5)
J.S. Bach Foundation, St. Gallen Switzerland (2,5); Members of the St. Thomas Boy Choir Leipzig (2,5)
Conductor: Gotthold Schwarz (1,2)
(1) ANON: Tristis est anima mea (05:14) (2) BACH: St. John Passion, BWV 245* part one (24:59)
(3) GALLUS: Ecce, quomodo moritur justus (02:42)
(4) BACH: Weichet nur, betrübte Schatten, BWV 202 (13:03) Viola Blache, soprano; Camerata Bachiensis
(5) BACH: St. John Passion, BWV 245* part two (54:55)
* adapted for tenor, harpsichord, organ and percussion by Philipp Lamprecht, Elina Albach and Benedikt Kristjansson