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Re: Bach Johannes-Passion / St. John Passion
« Reply #140 on: March 12, 2018, 11:58:10 AM »
Preferences may be subjective, tastes may be personal when the dust settles Bach is still Bach.

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Re: Bach Johannes-Passion / St. John Passion
« Reply #141 on: April 07, 2019, 08:34:29 PM »
Time to read up on the recommendations!  :)

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Re: Bach Johannes-Passion / St. John Passion
« Reply #142 on: April 08, 2019, 11:24:12 PM »
I remember the shock of listening to a friend's Benjamin Britten recording of St. John Passion in English which I would still recommend to anyone who wanted to listen to the Passion with a very different interpretation.

Britten was a fine conductor and performer of Bach - thanks for reminding me.

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« Reply #143 on: April 09, 2019, 12:48:04 AM »
I just remembered that I have Britten's recording in that big Britten conducts non-Britten box. TBH I am not sure I ever listened to it. The Brandenburgs were quite good if one does not insist on HIP style but the Johannespassion in English and 60s style seemed rather daunting. But I will listen to it this lenten season.
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Re: Bach Johannes-Passion / St. John Passion
« Reply #144 on: April 09, 2019, 08:49:25 AM »
(Off-topic) Britten's harpsichord solo in the 5th Brandenburg Concerto is probably the best I've ever heard.  I also saw him live conducting Purcell's Fairy Queen in a rather small venue (can't remember where, now) - seemed like as many performers as audience - that was a blast!
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Re: Bach Johannes-Passion / St. John Passion
« Reply #145 on: April 09, 2019, 01:33:00 PM »
(Off-topic) Britten's harpsichord solo in the 5th Brandenburg Concerto is probably the best I've ever heard. 

It was played by Philip Ledger.
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Re: Bach Johannes-Passion / St. John Passion
« Reply #146 on: April 10, 2019, 12:08:44 AM »
Really?!  Well I sit corrected, thanks.  It's still my favourite solo.