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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244
Conducted by Riccardo Chailly

V-1

J.S. Bach: Matthäus-Passion BWV 244

 

Matthäus-Passion BWV 244

Riccardo Chailly

Goot Omroepkoor Omroep; Jongenskoor Roden; Jongenskoor Koninklijk / Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam

Tenor [Evangelist]: Christoph Prégardien; Bass [Jesus]: Detlef Roth; Soprano: Lynne Dawson; Contralto: Petra Lang; Tenor [Arias]: Kenneth Tarver; Bass [Arias]: Peter Mattei; Bass [Small parts]: Geert Smits

Luna LU-1030

Mar 28, 1999

3-CD / TT: 174:44

Recorded live at Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
1st recording of Matthäus-Passion by R. Chailly.
See: Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 - conducted by Riccardo Chailly
Buy this album at:
3-CD: Opera Club

V-2

Bach: Matthäus-Passion

Matthäus-Passion BWV 244

Riccardo Chailly

Thomanerchor Leipzig, Tölzer Knabenchor / Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Tenor [Evangelist]: Johannes Chum; Bass [Christrus]: Hanno Müller-Brachmann; Soprano: Christina Landshamer; Mezzo-soprano: Marie-Claude Chappuis; Tenor: Maximilian Schmitt; Baritone: Thomas Quasthoff; Bass [Pilate, Peter, Judas]: Klaus Häger

Decca 4782194

Apr 2-3, 2009

2-CD / TT: 160:01

Recorded live at Großer Saal, Gewandhaus, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany.
2nd recording of Matthäus-Passion by R. Chailly.
See: Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 - conducted by Riccardo Chailly
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About The Latest Matthaus-Passion on Decca

Anandgyan wrote (April 9, 2010):
I would to share my first impressions after coming across the SMP from Riccardo Chailly and the Gewandhausorchester that was already on the record store shelf in my hometown.

The only big name I knew, besides Thomas Quasthoff, was the choir director Georg Christoph Billier, for I have his recording of the XO while I own none of Chailly.

I have had just one quick listen and here's the first thing that came up:

"This is a Matthaus-Passion for figure skating."

It works. I tried to pinpoint why I wasn't displeased and surprised to be so with all those modern instruments. hehehe. Though I could characterise it by being old-fashioned, I'd rather put it, in my naive way, just not-in-the-new fashion, albeit it does a bit without the solemnity and whizzes by it's like from the "old mold"...

Only with Harnoncourt III and McCreesh did an introduction to this oeuvre had such verve and those are stamped correctly HIP and OVPP respectively while this is not.

This is splendid music, kinda springily coming at you, without the usual gravitas that slow speeds entice, hence my remark about the figure skating. It is grand and it can lift you up. Hehehe

If it seems to be unfolding quickly to my amateur ears, it's because it fits on two CDs only. hehehe again.

I must concede the absence of idiosyncrasies, that sometimes have marred recordings too much in search of a personal stamp, makes of this recent release not so much a bland recording, as a middle-of-the-road one, kind of,
where hardly no big risks are taken if not looking hurried and fit for the 21st century.

I do remain a Bach beginner, just slightly older, which may explain that fast pacing impression on me, and I would not be surprised if this recent release gets good reviews all around.

I'd venture to add that it is a recording akin to the SMP from Müller-Brühl albeit with more weight, and strangely to the Koussevitzky that I was lucky enough to find for a mere $6 CDN though with all the benefit of modern technology and tremendously talented performers.

That's it. In the end, we come full circle again.

Paul wrote (April 9, 2010):
[To Anandgyan] I liked this too. and was surprised!
I will try figure skating (around my living room) to it.

Mike Mannix wrote (April 12, 2010):
[To Anandgyan] Your unorthodox style of description is most welcome. Please continue in a similar vein! Much appreciated!

 

Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: Details
Recordings: 1900-1949 | 1950-1959 | 1960-1969 | 1970-1979 | 1980-1989 | 1990-1999 | 2000-2009 | 2010-2019 | Individual Movements
General Discussions:
Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 | Part 7 | Part 8 | Part 9 | Part 10 | Part 11 | Part 12 | Part 13 | Part 14 | Part 15 | Part 16 | BWV 244a | BWV 244b
Systemetic Discussions:
Part 1: Mvts. 1-8 | Part 2: Mvts. 9-20 | Part 3: Mvts. 21-29 | Part 4: Mvts. 30-40 | Part 5: Mvts. 41-50 | Part 6: Mvts. 51-57 | Part 7: Mvts. 58-63b | Part 8: Mvts. 63c-68 | Part 9: Role of the Evangelist
Individual Recordings:
BWV 244 - L. Bernstein | BWV 244 - F. Brüggen | BWV 244 - J. Butt | BWV 244 - R. Chailly | BWV 244 - S. Cleobury | BWV 244 - J. Daus | BWV 244 - D. Fasolis | BWV 244 - W. Furtwängler | BWV 244 - J.E. Gardiner | BWV 244 - W. Gönnenwein | BWV 244 - P. Goodwin | BWV 244 - E.z. Guttenberg | BWV 244 - N. Harnoncourt | BWV 244 - P. Herreweghe | BWV 244 - R. Jacques | BWV 244 - H.v. Karajan | BWV 244 - O. Klemperer | BWV 244 - T. Koopman | BWV 244 - S. Koussevitzky | BWV 244 - S. Kuijken | BWV 244 - F. Lehmann | BWV 244 - G. Leonhardt | BWV 244 - P.J. Leusink | BWV 244 - E.&R. Mauersberger | BWV 244 - H. Max | BWV 244 - P. McCreesh | BWV 244 - W. Mengelberg | BWV 244 - K. Münchinger | BWV 244 - R. Norrington | BWV 244 - G. Oberfrank | BWV 244 - S. Ozawa | BWV 244 - A. Parrott | BWV 244 - G. Ramin | BWV 244 - S. Rattlr | BWV 244 - K. Richter | BWV 244 - H. Rilling | BWV 244 - H.J. Rotzsch | BWV 244 - H. Scherchen | BWV 244 - G. Solti | BWV 244 - C. Spering | BWV 244 - M. Suzuki | BWV 244 - J.v. Veldhoven | BWV 244 - B. Walter | BWV 244 - F. Werner | BWV 244 - M. Wöldike
Articles:
Saint Matthew Passion, BWV 244 [T.N. Towe] | Two Easter St. Matthew Passions (Plus One) [U. Golomb] | St. Matthew Passion from Harnoncourt [D. Satz] | The Passion according to Saint Matthew BWV 244 [J. Rifkin] | The Relationship between BWV 244a (Trauermusik) and BWV 244b (SMP Frühfassung) [T. Braatz] | Matthäus-Passion BWV 244 - Early History (A Selective, Annotated Bibliography) [W. Hoffman] | Spiritual Sources of Bach's St. Matthew Passion [W. Hoffman] | Bach and the "Great Passion" [D.G. Lebut Jr.] | The Genesis of Bach's `Great Passion': 1724-29 [W. Hoffman] | Early Performances of Bach's SMP [T. Braatz]

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