Bach’s Passion According to Saint John - Laurence Equilbey, conductor
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Bach’s Passion According to Saint John


Johann Sebastian Bach
Johannes Passion

Though Bach never wrote an opera, his Passion According to Saint John, with its dramatic approach to the evangelical narrative, was a step in that direction. The oratorio, composed in 1724 for the Church of Saint Thomas in Leipzig, was, in keeping with Lutheran doctrine, designed to arouse a sense of piety among the faithful. Laurence Equilbey brings an original interpretation to Bach’s masterpiece by dissociating the two choirs (one singing and the other commenting the action): a striking contrast that intensifies the power of the Passion.

1h50 without interval


Fabio Trümpy, Thomas Dolié, Victor Sicard, Nuria Rial, Kristina Hammarström, Jonathan Abernethy, André Morsch, soloists

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Insula orchestra
Laurence Equilbey, conductor
Christophe Grapperon, accentus choirmaster
Marc Korovitch, jeune chœur de paris choirmaster
Cécile Trelluyer, lights creation


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