Bach: B minor Mass (Concert Review - Music OMH, 2016)

Bach referred to the ‘Kyrie’ and ‘Gloria’ of his Mass in B minor as “an insignificant example of my musical skill” but the work as a whole might be better described as one of the most significant creations of civilization. It is a work which demands the most virtuosic of players and singers, and the most inspired direction, and to hear the Choir of Trinity College Cambridge and the Orchestra of th

Bach: St John Passion (Concert Review - publikart.net, 2016)

La Passion selon Saint Jean au Théâtre des Champs Elysées La Passion selon Saint Jean de Jean-Sébastien Bach a fait étape au Théâtre des Champs Elysées avec Stephen Layton à la baguette. Le maestro britannique dirigeait l’Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment le mercredi 23 mars pour une version puissante et émouvante de l’oeuvre monumentale du compositeur germanique. Le public de l’institution mu

Bach: St John Passion (Concert Review - Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 2016) Tr

Witnesses of a trial An English guest performance: St John Passion in the Alte Oper Johann Sebastian Bach’s St Matthew Passion is a pre-Easter must everywhere. His St John Passion BWV 245, however, which is preserved in various settings, none of which can be called the authentic version or ‘definitive edition’, still stands in the shadow of the more opulent and vaster sister piece. Whereas it is p

Bach: St John Passion (Concert Review - Frankfurter Rundschau, 2016) Translation

Jesus as the ruler of his own fate Stephen Layton with a bravura performance of Bach's St John Passion at the Alte Oper in Frankfurt. With Ian Bostridge as the evangelist. The vocal sound is characterized by a ‘slim wealth’, hence not by monumental force. Twenty-six singers are grouped on the choir stage: Thus, the British conductor Stephen Layton is not persuaded by the now ever more popular one-

Bach: St John Passion (Concert Review - Op-Online.de, 2016) Translation

St John Passion in the Alte Oper in Frankfurt - A British-style passion Frankfurt – They have long since nationally appropriated the Baroque Saxon Georg Friedrich Händel, who worked in England for long stretches. And even concerning historical performance research, the British have established themselves as front-runners. This is not only confirmed by Sir Eliot Gardiner and his Monteverdi Choir. T

Bach: St John Passion (Concert Review - Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 2016)

Zeugen einer Gerichtsverhandlung Gastspiel aus England: Johannes-Passion in der Alten Oper Johann Sebastian Bachs Matthäus-Passion ist vor Ostern allerorten ein Muss.  Seine Johannes-Passion BWV 245 hingegen, die in verschiedenen Fassungen vorliegt, doch kaum in einer authentischen Version von quasi "letzer Hand" zu edieren möglich scheint, steht noch heute ein wenig im Schatten des weitaus opulen