Bach - Matthäuspassion

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Bach - Matthäuspassion

Post by sazema » Sat 2 Jun 2018 19:59

Masterpiece of its own. Complete ear pleasure in 2:45h.
Also, I must add: stunning and brilliant vocal in this performance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBeXF_lnj_M

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Re: Bach - Matthäuspassion

Post by Headshot » Sat 2 Jun 2018 21:03

The King.


Another "madness" : viewtopic.php?f=35&t=215

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Re: Bach - Matthäuspassion

Post by sazema » Sun 3 Jun 2018 04:45

Headshot wrote:
Sat 2 Jun 2018 21:03
The King.
Indeed

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Re: Bach - Matthäuspassion

Post by Raph » Sun 3 Jun 2018 07:31

Apart VSL, did anyone ever sample an oboe d'amore?

The Matthäuspassion was the work I listened to the most when I was 16-17. My favourite bit has to be "Buß und Reu". Awesome aria for alto.

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Re: Bach - Matthäuspassion

Post by sazema » Sun 3 Jun 2018 09:46

raphael.badawi wrote:
Sun 3 Jun 2018 07:31
Apart VSL, did anyone ever sample an oboe d'amore?

The Matthäuspassion was the work I listened to the most when I was 16-17. My favourite bit has to be "Buß und Reu". Awesome aria for alto.
Nice Oboe D'amore by Chris Hein, http://www.bigfishaudio.com/Chris-Hein- ... ol-3-Oboes

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Re: Bach - Matthäuspassion

Post by sazema » Sun 3 Jun 2018 09:57

To not opening a new thread I will put this here.

What to say after listening to "Komm, Süsser Tod"? This is transcripted/orchestrated version by Stokowski.
In one piece you can feel completely sorrow and happines, just f... unbeliveable. That's genious Bach.
And not to say that this was for sure main inspiration for Samuel Barber etc...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rL_PZmSICXs

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Re: Bach - Matthäuspassion

Post by Raph » Sun 3 Jun 2018 10:11

Thanks for the CH hint, I'll check that :-)

100% agree. Bach is the definitive master of polyphony, to the point nobody approached how deep he can make you feel the pain of the Christ or the hope of resurrection. Playing the Musical Offering on piano was - no doubt about it - the most fruitful exercise I have ever done. Maybe transcribing some bits of Matthäuspassion would be a fantastic idea.

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Re: Bach - Matthäuspassion

Post by sazema » Mon 4 Jun 2018 11:20

Forgot to mention also IMO best 2 perfomances of Matthauspassion are

* Karajan 1972
* Suzuki 2004

So, if you plan to listen this, try to find on YT those records.

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Re: Bach - Matthäuspassion

Post by Raph » Mon 4 Jun 2018 13:08

I like Karl Richter too, not historically accurate, but totally nails the gravity and pious solennity of this Passion.

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Re: Bach - Matthäuspassion

Post by sazema » Mon 4 Jun 2018 14:42

raphael.badawi wrote:
Mon 4 Jun 2018 13:08
I like Karl Richter too, not historically accurate, but totally nails the gravity and pious solennity of this Passion.
Of course.
That's another great thing about classic music - performance and conducting.

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