John Nelson conducts Johann Sebastian Bach's St Matthew Passion

With Werner Güra (The Evangelist) and Stephen Morscheck (Jesus) – Orchestre de Chambre de Paris

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Werner Güra — The Evangelist
Stephen Morscheck — Jesus
Lucy Crowe — Soprano
Christine Rice — Mezzo-soprano
Nicholas Phan — Tenor
Matthew Brook — Baritone
Bertrand Grunenwald — Bass
Christophe Coin — Gambist
Deborah Nemtanu — Violinist
Stephen Alltop — Continuo
Mathieu Dupouy — Organist
Guillaume Paoletti — Cellist
Eckhard Rudolph — Double bassist
John Nelson — Music director
Schola Cantorum of Oxford, James Burton

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John Nelson conducts St Matthew Passion, BWV 244 in the exceptional setting of the Basilica of St Denis.

Bach's St Matthew Passion is a monumental musical work: two choirs, two orchestras, four soloists and one narrator embodying Matthew the Evangelist. But beyond the extraordinary mass sonority, it is the dramatic tension of the Passion's narrative that holds the spectators spellbound during this three-hour long oratorio.

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Directed by:
Louise Narboni
Venue: Basilique de Saint-Denis (Paris, France)
Production date: 2011
Recording date: July 2011
Duration: 2 h 54 min
Production: © IdéaleAudience / Soli Deo Gloria - 2011