Bach: Matthaus-Passion, Arias & Choruses, Solti (CD)

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Discs: 1
Record Label: London
Release Year: 1990

“The Chicago Symphony Chorus are an impressive body, with excellent enunciation and a good command of German . . . their contribution to this performance is one of its most commanding features.” — Gramophone

Sir Georg Solti conducted Bach’s monumental Saint Matthew Passion on four different occasions at Orchestra Hall, spanning 1971 to 1987. Hear selections from his fourth and final run of this masterpiece here, in an abridged version containing selections of its arias and choruses.

Contents:

Bach The Passion of Our Lord According to Saint Matthew, BWV 224
Sir Georg Solti conductor
Kiri Te Kanawa soprano
Anne Sofie von Otter alto
Anthony Rolfe Johnson tenor
Tom Krause bass
Chicago Symphony Chorus
Margaret Hillis director
March 1987, Orchestra Hall, Chicago

Track Listing:

  1. 1: "Komm, ihr Töchter, helft mir klagen" (chorus)
  2. 18: "Wiewohl mein Herz in Tränen schwimmt" (soprano recitative)
  3. 19: "Ich will dir mein Herze schenken" (sopano aria)
  4. 25: "O Schmerz! Hier zittert das gequälte Herz!" (tenor recitative and chorus)
  5. 26: "Ich will bei meinem Jesu wachen" (tenor aria and chorus)
  6. 33: "So ist mein Jesus nun gefangen" (soprano/alto duet and chorus)
  7. 35: "O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde groß" (chorus)
  8. 47: "Erbarme dich, mein Gott" (contralto aria)
  9. 48: "Bin ich gleich von dir gewichen" (chorale)
  10. 57: "Er hat uns allen wohlgetan" (soprano recitative)
  11. 58: "Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben" (soprano aria)
  12. 63: "O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden" (chorale)
  13. 69: "Ach, Golgatha, unsel'ges Golgatha!" (contralo recitative)
  14. 70: "Sehet, Jesus hat die Hand" (contralo aria and chorus)
  15. 74: "Am Abend, da es kühle war" (bass recitative)
  16. 75: "Mache dich, mein Herze, rein" (bass aria)
  17. 77: "Nun ist der Herr zur Ruh' gebracht" (recitative and chorus)
  18. 78: "Wir setzen uns mit Tränen nieder" (chorus)