Luna: Johann Sebastian Bach ~ Matthäus-Passion ~ Naarden, 1960

 

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 - 1750)

MATTHÄUS-PASSION BWV 244

Evangelist
Sopran-Arien
Alt-Arien
Tenor-arien
Baß-arien
Judas
Petrus
Hohepriester
Pontius Pilate
Mägde`
 
 
Pilati Weib
Priester
 
Zeugen

Wim van Gerven
Erna Spoorenberg
Aafje Heynis
Arjan Blanken
David Hollestelle
Günther Horst
David Hollestelle
Günther Horst
Günther Horst
Erna Spoorenberg
Aafje Heynis
Erna Spoorenberg
Günther Horst
David Hollestelle
Aafje Heynis
Arjan Blanken

Tenor
Sopran
Alt
Tenor
Baß
Baß
Baß
Baß
Baß
Sopran
Alt
Sopraan
Baß
Baß
Alt
Tenor

OBLIGATI

Fluit
Blokfluit
 
Oboe
Oboe d’amore
Oboe da caccia
Violinen
 
Viola da Gamba

Jolle de Wit
Kees Otten
Joannes Colette
Haakon Stotijn
Haakon Stotijn
Gijs Reyns
Herman Krebbers
Theo Olof
Carel van Leeuwen Boonkamp

 

CONTINUO

Fluit
Blokfluit
 
Oboe
Oboe d’amore
Oboe da caccia
Violinen
 
Viola da Gamba

Jolle de Wit
Kees Otten
Joannes Colette
Haakon Stotijn
Haakon Stotijn
Gijs Reyns
Herman Krebbers
Theo Olof
Carel van Leeuwen Boonkamp

 

Het koor van de Nederlandse Bach-Vereniging
Jongenskoor der Vredesscholen te Amsterdam
Het Residentie Orkest
Dirigent: Dr Anthon van der Horst

Naarden, Grote Kerk, April 12, 1960


In the Dutch village Naarden every year around Easter the traditional performance of the Matthäus Passion takes place. Attending this yearly event in the grand church are often member of the Dutch Government, sometimes members of the Royal Family, and, as announced on this recording, the Queen of Belgium at that time. This tradition began in 1922 and is still current. A number of recordings on vinyl or CD have been released, but strangely enough a recording of the international renowned alto Aafje Heynis is lacking. The other singers are all Dutch, with exception of the bass Günther Horst. The soprano Erna Spoorenberg was world famous for her interpretations of the music of Bach, Händel and Mozart, and her Melisande under direction of Ernest Ansermet on Decca still stands as being one of the best recordings ever. The conductor Dr. Anthon van der Horst has conducted for years the Matthäus Passion in Naarden. It’s a performance that purists will dismiss as dated, but one many Dutchmen will surely still have fond memories of, not in the least because of the familiarity with this music on the radio.


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CD Length and Format:

CD 1 73.09 minutes
CD 2 58.18 minutes
CD 3 74.59 minutes

The CDs are in MP3 Format (320 kbps), with Cue Sheets.