Oratorio `Matthäus-Passion` (1736), BWV  244 (Bach)

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)


Oratorio `Matthäus-Passion` (1736), BWV 244

    Sheet Music
I. Salbung in Bethanien
II. Abendmahl
III. Am Ölberg
IV. Falsches Zeugnis
V. Verhör von Kaiphas und Pilatus
VI. Überantwortung und Geißelung
VII. Kreuzigung
VIII. Grablegung

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Tenor (Evangelist, Arias) - Fritz Wunderlich; bass (Jesus) - Otto Wiener; soprano (Arias) - Wilma Lipp; contralto (Arias) - Christa Ludwig; bass (Petrus, Arias) - Walter Berry; (High Priest) - Wolfgang Schellenberg; bass (Pilatus) - Peter Wimberger; bass (Judas, 2nd Priest) - Robert Springer; bass (1st Priest) - Otto Binder; soprano (1st Maid) - Mia Pavlik; soprano (2nd Maid) - Elfriede Rosner. Wiener Singverein & Wiener Sängerknaben (Chorus Master - Reinhold Schmid). Recorded: April 18, 19
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Sung in English. Omits some movements. The Collegiate Chorale & Boys Choir of The Church of the Transfiguration. Tenor [Evangelist]: David Lloyd; Bass [Jesus]: William Wildermann; Tenor: Charles Bressler; Soprano [Arias]: Adele Addison; Mezzo-soprano [Arias]: Betty Allen; Bass-Baritone [Arias, Judas, Peter, Pilate]: Donald Bell; Soprano [1st Maid]: Barbara Washington; Alto [2nd Maid]: Estelle Skouras. Recorded in New York, Apr 23-24, 1962.
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Evangelist - Wolfram Lattke, Jesus - Klaus Mertens, Pilatus & Arias - Gotthold Schwarz. Soprano - Christina Landshamer, countertenor - Stefan Kahle, tenor - Martin Lattke. Recorded: April 6, 2012, Leipzig (live).
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Nicholas Mulroy (Evangelist), Matthew Brook (Jesus) / Susan Hamilton & Cecilia Osmond (sopranos), Clare Winkilson & Anni Gill (altos), Malcolm Bennet (tenor), Brian Bannatyne-Scott (bass) / Dunedin Consort & Players / John Butt (direction & harpsichord) / 2007, Edinburg, Greyfriars Kirk
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Johannes Chum (tenor - Evangelist), Hanno Müller-Brachmann (bass - Jesus), Klaus Häger (bass - Judas/Petrus/Pilatus), Christina Landshamer (soprano), Marie-Claude Chappuis (alto), Maximilian Schmitt (tenor), Thomas Quasthoff (bass) / Thomanerchor Leipzig / Tölzer Knabenchor / Gewandhausorchester / con. Riccardo Chailly / Recorded live 2 & 3 April 2009 at Großer Saal, Gewandhaus, Leipzig
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Rogers Covey-Crump (tenor, Evangelist), Michael George (bass, Jesu), Emma Kirkby (soprano), Michael Chance (alto), Martyn Hill (tenor), David Thomas (bass), The Choir of King`s College Cambridge, The Choir of Jesus College Cambridge, The Brandenburg Consort, Stephen Cleobury, Recording: King`s College Chapel, Cambridge, UK, 1994.
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Britta Stallmeister, soprano; Hedwig Fassbender, alto
Andreas Wagner, tenor; Friedemann Kunder, bass; Aurelius Sängerknaben Calw; Bach Ensemble and Wind Soloists of the EuropaChorAkademie; Polish Chamber Philharmonic Sopot, conductor Joshard Daus. Label: Sony Classical.
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Evangelist - Julian Prégardien, Jesus - Karl-Magnus Frediksson. Soloists in Arias & Recitatives: mezzo-soprano - Gerhild Romberger, tenor - Maximilian Schmitt, baritone - Michael Nagy. Regensburger Domspatzen (Chorus master - Roland Büchner). Recorded: February 12-17, 2013, Munich (live).
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With Eric GREENE, Elsie SUDDABY, Henry CUMMINGS and THE BACH CHOIR. Recorded at Kingsway Hall, London (England), June 30, July 4, 1947 and May 3-8, June 9-11, 1948.
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Anthony Rolfe Johnson (Evangelist), Andreas Schmidt (Jesus), Barbara Bonney, Ann Monoyios (sopranos), Annie Sofie von Otter (alto), Michael Chance (countertenor), Howard Crook (tenor), Olaf Bar (baritone), Cornelius Hauptmann (bass).
The Monteverdi Choir. The English Baroque Soloists. Conductor John Eliot Gardiner. Archive Production. 1988.
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James Gichrist - Evangelista, Stephan Loges - Jesus. Hannah Morrison, Zoe Broolshaw, Charlotte Ashley - soprano. Reginald Mobley, Eleanor Minney - contralto. Hugo Hymas - tenor. Ashley Riches, Alex Ashworth, Jonathan Sells - bass. Trinity Boys Choir. Recorded live in Pisa Cathedral on 22 September 2016 during the Anima Mundi Festival.
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Theo Altmeyer, Franz Crass, Teresa Zylis-Cara, Julia Hamari, Nicolai Gedda, Hermann Prey, Hans Sotin, Siegfried Haertel, Noor Leertouwer, Liselotte Renner, Susanne Durr, Vera Scherr. Suddeutscher Madrigalchor. Recorded in 1969.
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1990, From the Klosterkirche Alpirsbach, Margaret Marshall: soprano, Jard van Nes: alto, Claes Hakon Ahnsjö: tenor, (Evangelist), Aldo Baldin: tenor, Anton Scharinger: bass, Hermann Prey: baritone (Jesus). Neubeuern Choral Society, Tölzer Knabenchor, Munich Bach Collegium.
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CONCENTUS MUSICUS WIEN with: Paul ESSWOOD (countertenor 1); Tom SUTCLIFFE (countertenor); James BOWMAN (countertenor 2, Testis); Kurtz EQUILUZ (tenor 1, Evangelist); Nigel ROGERS (tenor 2, Testis); Karl RIDDERBUSCH (bass, Jesus); Max van EGMOND (bass 1, Judas, Petrus, Pontifex, Pilatus); MIchael SCHOPPER (bass 2); Regensburger Domchores; King `s College Choir, Cambridge (David Willcocks, conductor). Recorded in 1971.
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CONCENTUS MUSICUS WIEN with: Christoph PRÉGARDIEN (tenor, Evangelist); Matthias GOEME (bass, Jesus); Christine SCHÄFER (soprano 1); Dorothea RÖSCHMANN (soprano 2); Bernarda FINK (contralto 1); Elisabeth von MAGNUS (contralto 2); Michael SCHADE (tenor 1); Markus SCHÄFER (tenor 2); Dietrich HENSCHEL (bass 1); Oliver WIDMER (bass 2); Wiener Sängerknaben; Arnold Schoenberg Chor. Recorded in 2001.
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1998
Chœr et Orchestre de Collegium Vocale Gent / Schola Cantorum Cantate Domino (Director: Michäel Ghljs)
Tenor [Evangelist]: Ian Bostridge; Bass [Jesus]: Franz-Josef Selig; Soprano [arias, Pilatus` wife]: Sibylla Rubens; Alto: Andreas Scholl; Tenor: Werner Güra; Bass: Dietrich Henschel; Bass [Pilatus]: Dietrich Henschel; Baritone [Judas & Priest 1]: Frits Vanhulle; Bass [Petrus & Priest 2]: Dominik Wörner; Alto [Witness]: Andreas Scholl; Tenor [Witness]: Werner Güra;
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Evangelist - Ernst Haefliger, Jesus - Walter Berry, Agnes Giebel, Marga Höffgen, John van Kesteren, Franz Crass, Peter, Pilate, High Priest, Judas - Leo Ketelaars. Nederlands Radio Koor & Boys` Choir of St. Willibrordskerk, Amsterdam. Recorded: November 1965, Amsterdam.
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Gundula Janowitz - soprano, Horst R. Laubenthal - tenor, Walter Berry - bass, Anton Diakov - bass. Wiener Singverein, chorus master - Helmuth Froschauer. Chor der Deutschen Oper - chorus master Walter Hagen-Groll. Knabenstimmen des Staats- und Domchores (Berlin) - chorus master Karl Heinz Kaiser. Recorded - Berlin, January, 1972.
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Irmgard Seefried - Sopran/soprano, Kathleen Ferrier - Alt/alto, Walther Ludwig - Tenor, Evangelist, Otto Edelmann - Bass, Paul Schoffler - Jesus, Erich Kaufmann - Petrus, Hardal Proglhof - Judas, Otto Wiener - Pilatus, Walter Berry - Pontitex, Anny Felbermayer - ilati Weib. Choir: Vienna Singverein. Recorded: June 9, 1950, Vienna (International Bach Festival).
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1942.
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Evangelist - Peter Pears, Jesus - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Arias - Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Christa Ludwig, Nicolai Gedda, Walter Berry, Judas - John Carol Case, Arias, Petrus - Walter Berry, High Priest, 1st Priest, Pilate - Otakar Kraus, 1st Maid, Pilates Wife - Heather Harper, 2nd Maid, 1st Witness - Helen Watts, 2nd Priest - Geraint Evans. 2nd Witness - Wilfred Brown. Philharmonia Choir and Orchestra. Hampstead Parish Church boys choir. Recorded: January 1961, London.
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Yetzabel Arias Fernández - soprano, Maarten Engeltjes - alto, Tilman Lichdi - tenor, Jasper Schweppe - barítone, Mike Fentross - laúd, Fahmi Alqhai - viola da gamba, Tini Mathot - órgan. Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia. Coro de la OSG. Niños Cantores de la OSG. Palacio de la Ópera de A Coruña el 8 de mayo de 2015.
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Guy de Mey - Evangelist, Peter Kooy - Jesus, Barbara Schlick, Kai Wessel, Christoph Prégardien, Klaus Mertens. De Nederlandse Bachvereniging. Chorus master: Jos van Veldhoven. Sacramentskoor Breda. Chorus master: Walther Cantryn. June 4, 1992, Holland.
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On Engl. Jeannette Freeland, Kathryn Meisle, John Priebe, Keith Faulkner, Frederick Lechner. The Harvard Glee Club & The Radcliffe Choral Society. Recorded: March 26, 1937, Boston.
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Soprano I - Gerlinde Samann, Soprano II - Marie Kuijken, Contralto I - Petra Noskaiova, Contralto II - Patrizia Hardt, Tenor I, Evangelist - Christoph Genz, Tenor II - Bernhard Hunziker, Bass I, Jesus - Jan Van der Crabben, Bass II - Marcus Niedermeyr, Pilates wife - Emilie De Voght, Peter, Pilate, Priest II - Olivier Berten, Judas, Caiaphas, Priest I - Nicolas Achten. Orchestra La Petite Bande. 2008.
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Tenor [Evangelist, Arias] - Helmut Krebs; Baritone [Jesus] - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau; Soprano - Elfriede Trotschel; Alto - Diana Eustrati; Bass [Arias] - Friedrich Hartel. Großer Chor des Berliner Rundfunks & the Boys Chor der St. Hedwigs-Kathedrale Berlin. Recorded: April 9-10, 1949, Berlin.
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Tenor (Evangelist) - Christoph Prégardien; bass (Jesus) - Max van Egmond; boy sopranos (Trebles - Soloists of Tölzer Knabenchor) - Christian Fliegner & Maximilian Kiener; countertenors - René Jacobs, David Cordier; tenors - Markus Schäfer, John Elwes; basses - Klaus Mertens, Peter Lika. Tölzer Knabenchor. Harpsichord - Siebe Henstra. Recorded: March 1-8, 1989, Haarlem.
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Evangelist- Peter Pears; Jesus- Hermann Prey; Arias, 1st Maid, Pilatus` wife - Elly Ameling; Arias, 2nd Maid - Marga Höffgen; Arias - Fritz Wunderlich; Arias - Tom Krause; Petrus, High Priest, Pilatus - Heinz Blankenburg; Judas - August Messthaler. Stuttgarter Hymnus-Chorknaben (Chorus Master: Gerhard Wilhelm). 1964.
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Damien Guillon - countertenor, Donat Havar - tenor, Marc Boucher - baritone, Alain Buet - baritone (Judas), Alan Ewing - bass (Jesus). Choeur de Chambre de Namur. Recorded: April 6, 2009, Paris.
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Evangelist - Peter Schreier; Jesus - Theo Adam; Petrus - Siegfried Vogel; Judas - Johannes Kunzel; Pilatus - Hermann Christian Polster;High Priest, 2nd Priest - Hans-Martin Nau; Arias, 1st Priest, 2nd Witness - Hans-Joachim Rotzsch; 1st Witness, 2nd Maid - Gerda Schriever; 1st Maidl - Erika Wustmann; Pilates Wife - Eva Hassbecker; Arias - Adele Stolte; Arias - Annelies Burmeister; Arias - Gunther Leib. Thomanerchor. Recorded: January/February 1970, Dresden.
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Christoph Prégardien - Evangelist, Klaus Mertens - Jesus, Monika Frimmer, Veronika Winter, Lena Susanne Norin, Wilfried Jochens, Hans-Georg Wimmer. Rheinische Kantorei. Recorded: February 20-26, 1995, Co;ogne.
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Karl Erb - Evangelist, Willem Ravelli - Jesus, Jo Vincent, Ilona Durigo, Louis van Tulber, Herman Schey. Amsterdam Toonkunst Choir. `Zanglust` Boys` Choir. Recorded: April 2, 1939, Amsterdam.
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Elfride Trochel, Gertrude Pitzinger, Ernst Haefliger, Gerhard Groshel, Helmut Fehn. Knabenchor fer German Youth Association, Verstarkter Choe des Hessischen Rundfunks, Sinfonieorchester des Hessischen Rundfunks. Frankfurt, 17.03.1952.
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Evangelist, Arias - Karl Erb; Jesus - Gerhard Hüsch; Tiana Lemnitz - soprano; Friedel Beckmann - contralto; Pilatus, Petrus, Hohepriester, Judas, Arias - Siegfried Schulze; Maids - Two Thomaners. Max Fest - organ; Hans Heintze - harpsichord; Willy Rebhan - continuo-cello. Recorded: March 1941.
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Camilla Tilling - soprano. Magdalena Kozena - mezzo-soprano. Topi Lehtipuu - tenor. Mark Padmore - tenor. Thomas Quasthoff - baritone. Christian Gerhaher - baritone. Rundfunkchor Berlin, Knaben des Staats-und Domchors Berlin.
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, Sir Simon Rattle - conductor. Philharmonie, Berlin
11 April 2010.
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Ernst Hafliger - Tenor, Kieth Engen - Bass, Irmgard Seefried - Sopran, Antonia Fahberg - Sopran, Herta Toepper - Alt (Contralto), Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau - Bass, Max Proebstl - Bass. Recorded: June-August 1958, Munich.
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Evangelist - Peter Schreier; Jesus - Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau; First Maid, Pilate`s Wife - Edith Mathis; Second Maid - Janet Baker; Judas, Peter, Pilate, High Priest - Matti Salmine. Munchener Bach-Chor & Regensburger Domspatzen (Chorus Master: Georg Ratzinger). Recorded in 1979, Munich.
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Evangelist - Peter Schreier; Jesus - Ernst Gerold Schramm; Judas, Peter, Caiaphas, Pilate - Siegmund Nimsgern; Helen Donath, Julia Hamari, Horst Laubenthal, Walter Berry - arias. Recorded: May 1971, Munich (live).
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Evangelist, arias - Michael Schade; Jesus - Matthias Goerne; Christiane Oelze; Ingeborg Danz; arias - Thomas Quasthoff; Ancilla I - Ursula Fiedler; Ancilla II - Barbara Osterloh; Uxor Pilati - Bettina Arias; Testis I - Daniela Sindram; Testis II - Martin Wanner; Judas - Christoph Wagner; Petrus - Peter Pöppel; Pilatus - Ralf Ernst; Pontifex I - Jörn Sakuth; Pontifex II - Stefan Müller-Ruppert. Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart. Recorded: February-April 1994, Germany.
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HUGUES CUÉNOD, tenor (Evangelist), HEINZ REYFUSS, bass (Jesus),PETRE MUNTEANU, tenor (Arias), MAGDA LASZLO, soprano (Arias), HILDE RÖSSL-MAJDAN, contralto (Arias). VIENNA ACADEMY CHORUS, VIENNA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. Recorded: June 1953, Vienna.
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JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH/Matthaus-Passion, BWV 244.
Evangelist - Peter Schreier,
Jesus - Theo Adam,
Petrus - Andreas Scheibner,
Judas - Ekkehard Wlaschiha,
Pontius Pilatus - Hermann Christian Polster,
Hoherpriester - Olaf Bar,
1.Zeige - Johanna Schneiderheinze,
2.Zeige - Ekkehard Wagner,
1.Magd - Andre Ihle,
2.Magd - Elisabeth Wilke,
Weib des Pilatus - Helga Termer,
Lucia Popp, Marianna Lipovchek, Eberhard Buchner, Robert Holl.
Dresdner Kapellknaben. Rundfunkchor Leipzig.
Staatskapell
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Evangelist - Peter Schreier, Jesus - Theo Adam, Petrus - Andreas Scheibner, Judas - Ekkehard Wlaschiha, Pontius Pilatus - Hermann Christian Polster, Hoherpriester - Olaf Bar, 1.Zeige - Johanna Schneiderheinze, 2.Zeige - Ekkehard Wagner, 1.Magd - Andre Ihle, 2.Magd - Elisabeth Wilke, Weib des Pilatus - Helga Termer, Lucia Popp, Marianna Lipovchek, Eberhard Buchner, Robert Holl. Dresdner Kapellknaben. Rundfunkchor Leipzig. Recorded in 1987.
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Robin Blaze, counter-tenor; Makoto Sakurada, tenor, Testis II; Chiyuki Urano, bass, Judas, Petrus, Pilatus, Pontifex; Midori Suzuki, soprano (Ancilla I, Uxor Pilati); Yoshie Hida, soprano (Ancilla II); Kirsten Sollek-Avella, alto (Testis I); Jun Hagiwara, bass (Pontifex I); Tetsuya Odagawa, bass (Pontifex II). 2004
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Anton Heiller - Organ, Teresa Stich-Randall - Soprano, Hilde Rössl-Majdan - Alto, Uno Ebrelius - Tenor, Waldemar Kmentt - Tenor, Hans Braun - Bass, Friedl Kummer - Bass, Walter Berry - Bass. Vienna Chamber Choir, Shottenstrift Boys Choir. Recorded in 1959.
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Agnes Giebel - soprano; Renate Günther - mezzo-soprano; Helmut Krebs - tenor; Franz Kelch - bass [Jesus]; Hermann Werdermann - bass. Recorded: October 11-19, 1958, Ilsfeld, Germany.
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