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John Passion

18 Mar 2013 | Format: MP3

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Song Title
Time
Popularity  
1
1:16
2
6:09
3
1:21
4
8:43
5
1:07
6
0:10
7
0:32
8
0:09
9
0:22
10
0:49
11
1:05
12
0:48
13
0:45
14
4:30
15
0:14
16
3:23
17
3:11
18
1:36
19
0:19
20
0:20
21
1:28
22
2:33
23
1:05
24
2:49
25
3:09
26
1:47
27
1:00
28
0:40
29
1:03
30
0:12
31
0:38
32
1:41
33
1:35
34
1:25
35
0:10
36
0:26
37
2:11
38
8:45
Disc 2
1
0:23
2
0:34
3
0:55
4
0:52
5
0:15
6
1:17
7
1:26
8
0:55
9
0:04
10
1:15
11
0:40
12
0:55
13
0:10
14
0:09
15
0:50
16
3:42
17
1:20
18
0:34
19
0:17
20
0:47
21
0:38
22
1:20
23
1:52
24
0:57
25
1:31
26
5:16
27
0:25
28
4:17
29
0:27
30
0:55
31
6:21
32
2:20
33
0:58
34
2:09
35
7:10
36
1:57
37
2:58
38
0:16
39
1:12
40
0:29
41
1:09
42
4:09
43
2:33


Product details

  • Original Release Date: 18 Mar 2013
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Linn Records
  • Copyright: 2013 Linn Records
  • Total Length: 2:18:05
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B00BE1N6PU
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 44,156 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Wyresider on 18 April 2013
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The two previous reviewers have more or less said it.

I would add to Mr Wilson's comment on "authentic vs grand" -- "grand" often means uninspired as well as pretentious, and this performance is more than just authentic. The performers have apparently read and understood what they are playing and singing. I was especially struck by the feeling of involvement given by the soprano and contralto, the feelings of joy and sorrow that emerge from their arias to a remarkable degree.

The clarity and purity of "small forces" can be very great, and it is here. I can only agree with what Mr Wilson said about "clear and beautiful", and what Mr Wake expressed so well about a small expert force, well directed, giving an agile and expressive rendition.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By C. Wake on 30 Mar 2013
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John Butt has previously made records of St. Matthew Passion and the B minor Mass that impressed me by their combination of rigorous scholarship and strong musicianship. Yet my pleasure in listening to them was greatly limited by weaknesses in the performing team. Like any locally-based Music Director, Butt had to make do with what he had available - just like Bach himself. I am delighted to report that the Dunedin Consort in this performance has been substantially refreshed, with excellent results.

Butt follows the modern tradition, begun by Andrew Parrott, of performing St. John Passion with minimal forces, as Bach seems to have done. The highly competent band is one-to-a-part (except for doubled violins), and the four principal singers sing everything, with some doubling from four ripienists. Thus the first tenor sings the Evangelist, the tenor arias, and the tenor part in all the choruses; the first bass Christus, the bass arias, and so on. To those used to choral society performances this must seem a strange idea, but a small expert force makes for an agile and expressive rendition, if well directed, as it is here; and four voices can make a suprisingly large amount of noise.

There is much competition in the Bach passion market, so we have to ask the crass question: what are Butt's USPs? They are twofold. First, it's an emotive performance - passionate, we might say. Much of this is led by the Evangelist, Nicholas Mulroy, who sings with great energy, very heart-on-sleeve. He's a bit much for me, but many will love his approach . Second, the performance is presented in a liturgical context - nothing too heavy, just organ preludes and congregational hymns (plus a sermon available to download!).
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Mr. D. Wilson on 30 Mar 2013
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Not a long review this,simply to say that having listened to many recordings of this Passion over the last 55 years,and preferring 'authentic'performances rather than the "GRAND"performances of this work,this is by far the best so far.So clear,so unpretentious,just beautiful to listen to,it is all over too soon.WELL worth the price
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By David Sims on 6 Jun 2013
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Who could say which is the 'best' version of this work? But this recording offers total involvement from the performers, which invites the listener to do the same.
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