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John Nelson & Orchestra of St. Luke’s
Bach Cantatas & Other Vocal Works

Contents

Recordings of Cantatas
Recordings of Other Vocal Works
General Discussions

John Nelson - Short Biography
Orchestra of St. Luke's - Short History
Ensemble Orchestral de Paris - Short History
Chicago Bach Project

Discography

Recordings of Cantatas

C-5

Archive recordings: Season of 1969

 

Cantata Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, BWV 51 [17:08]

John Nelson

Aspen Chamber Symphony

Soprano: Benita Valente; Robert Nagel (Trumpet)

Aspen Music Festival

Aug 8, 1969

CD / TT: 63:45

Recorded live at the Aspen Amphitheater, Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado, USA.
1st recording of Cantata BWV 51 by J. Nelson.
Source: WorldCat Libraries (OCLC Number: 70862397)

C-1

J.S. Bach: Arias / The Bach Album

 
 

Aria for Soprano (Mvt. 7) from Cantata BWV 36 [6:46]
Aria for Soprano (Mvt. 3) from Cantata BWV 58 [3:46]
Aria for Soprano (Mvt. 3) from Cantata BWV 84 [4:59]
Aria for Tenor (!) (Mvt. 4) from Cantata BWV 97 [5:21]
Aria for Tenor (!) (Mvt. 5) from Cantata BWV 105 [5:30]
Aria for Soprano (Mvt. 4) from Cantata BWV 115 [7:07]
Aria for Soprano (Mvt. 4) from Cantata BWV 171 [4:12]
Aria for Soprano (Mvt. 5) from Cantata BWV 187 [3:24]
Aria for Soprano (Mvt. 8) from Cantata BWV 197 [3:16]
Aria for Soprano (Mvt. 5) from Cantata BWV 202 [2:38]
Aria for Soprano (Mvt. 4) from Cantata BWV 204 [4:06]
Benedictus (Mvt. 24) from Mass in B minor BWV 232 [4:15]
Laudamus te (Mvt. 6) from Mass in B minor BWV 232 [4:42]

John Nelson

Orchestra of St. Luke's

Soprano: Kathleen Battle; Violin: Itzhak Perlman

Deutsche Grammophon 429737

Aug, Dec 1989; Aug 1990

CD / TT: 60:02

Recorded in RCA Studio A, New York, USA.
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C-2

Baroque Duet

Aria for Soprano (Mvt. 3) from Cantata BWV 21 [4:16]
Aria for Soprano (Mvt. 1) & Chorale (Mvt. 4) from Cantata BWV 51

John Nelson

Orchestra of St. Luke's

Soprano: Kathleen Battle; Trumpet: Wynton Marsalis

Sony Classical

Sep-Oct 1990; Jul 1991

CD / TT: 65:22

Recorded at the Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City, NY, USA.
2nd recording of Cantata BWV 51 by J. Nelson..
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C-4

Kathleen Battle sings Bach's "Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen", BWV 51 - Live at Lincoln Center

 

Cantata Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen, BWV 51 [19:36]

John Nelson

Orchestra of St. Luke's

Soprano: Kathleen Battle; Unknown player (Trumpet)

YouTube

1995

Audio / TT: 19:36

Recorded live at Lincoln Center, New York City, New York, USA.
3rd recording of Cantata BWV 51 by J. Nelson.
Listen on YouTube: Cantata BWV 51: Complete Cantata [19:36]

C-3

Handel / Bach: Arias

Agnus Dei (Mvt. 26) from Mass in B minor BWV 232 [5:19]
Aria for Alto Erbarme dich, mein Gott (Mvt. 39) from Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 [6:20]
Aria for Alto Können Tränen meiner Wangen (Mvt. 52) from Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 [7:04]
Aria for Alto Von den Stricken meiner Sünden (Mvt. 7) from Johannes-Passion BWV 245 [5:09]
Aria for Alto Es ist vollbracht (Mvt. 30) from Johannes-Passion BWV 245 [5:49]

John Nelson

Ensemble Orchestral de Paris

Soprano: Stephanie Blythe

Virgin Classics

Dec 2000

CD / TT: 71:45

Recorded at Vicariart Patriarcal Maronite (Église Notre-Dame du Livan, Paris).
Other works by G.F. Händel.
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Recordings of Other Vocal Works

V-5

Archive Recordings: Season of 1971 (Aspen Chamber Symphony)

 

Mass in B minor BWV 232

John Nelson

Aspen Chamber Symphony

Soprano: Benita Valente; Mezzo-soprano: Mary Burgess; Tenor: John McCollum; Bass: Thomas Paul

Aspen Music Festival

Aug 13, 1971

CD / TT: 111:17

Recorded live at the Aspen Amphitheater, Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado, USA.
1st recording of Mass in B minor BWV 232 by J. Nelson.
Source: WorldCat Libraries (OCLC Number: 71302418)

V-1

Bach in Notre-Dame de Paris: Mass in B minor, BWV 232

Mass in B minor BWV 232 [132:37]

John Nelson

Maîtrise de Notre-Dame (Chorus Master: Nicole Corti) / Ensemble Orchestral de Paris

Soprano: Ruth Ziesak; Mezzo-soprano: Joyce DiDonato; Alto (Counter-tenor): Daniel Taylor: Tenor: Paul Agnew; Baritone: Dietrich Henschel

Virgin Classics / Ideale Audience International

Mar 27-30, 2006

DVD / TT: 153:00

Recorded live at Notre-Dame de Paris, France.
2nd recording of Mass in B minor BWV 232 by J. Nelson.
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V-2

J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion (Chicago Bach Project)

 

Matthäus-Passion BWV 244

John Nelson

Chicago Bach Choir and Orchestra

Tenor [Evangelist]: Stanford Olsen; Bass [Jesus}: Stephen Morscheck; Soprano: Nicole Cabell; Mezzo-soprano: Jennifer Lane; Tenor: Nicholas Phan; Bass: Douglas Williams

Soli Deo Gloria

Apr 20, 2011

3-CD / TT:

Recorded live at St. Vincent de Paul Church, Chicago, Illin, USA.
1st recording of Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 by J. Nelson. Not yet released.

V-3

J.S. Bach: St Matthew Passion (Die Mathhäus Passion)

 

Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 [177 min]

John Nelson

Schola Cantorum of Oxford (Choir Director: James Burton); Maîtrise de Paris (Choir Director: Patrick Marco) / Ensemble Orchestral de Paris

Tenor [Evangelist]: Werner Güra; Bass [Jesus}: Stephen Morscheck; Soprano: Lucy Crowe; Mezzo-soprano: Christine Rice; Tenor: Nicholas Phan; Bass: Matthew Brook; Bass: Bertrand Grunenwald
Christophe Coin (Viola da gamba)

EuroArts 3079658

Jul 2011

DVD / TT: 177 min (229 min)

Filmed live twice at the Basilica Cathedral Saint-Denis, Paris, France. Directed by Louise Narboni. The DVD also includes the Documentary John Nelson's Saint Matthew Passion - The Journey by Louise Narboni as a Bonus - showing intense rehearsals and interviews with John Nelson.
2nd recording of Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 by J. Nelson.
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V-4

Archive Recordings: Season of 1970 (The passion according to Saint John)

Johannes-Passion BWV 245

John Nelson

Aspen Chamber Choir / Aspen Chamber Symphony

Tenor [Evangelist]: John McCollum; Bass [Jesus]: Yi-Kwei Sze; Soprano: Benita Valente; Mezzo-sopranos: Lin Mazwell, Mary Maull; Tenors: Leslie Chabay, John Aler; Baritone: Robert Shiesley; Bass: James Selway
Anthony Elliott (Cello); Judith Norell (Harpsichord)

Aspen Music Festival

Jul 17, 1970

2-CD / TT: 116 min

Recorded live at the Aspen Amphitheater, Aspen Music Festival, Aspen, Colorado, USA.
Source: WorldCat Libraries (OCLC Number: 70928499)

The list of recordings was compiled by Aryeh Oron (January 2002 - April 2014)
Thanks to Contributors: Chandler Branch (August 2006), Riccardo Nughes (November 2001), Rodrigo Maffei Libonati
(December 2001)

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