In 2017 – the year of Luther – Hans-Christoph Rademann and the Gaechinger Cantorey take on Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. Matthew’s Passion, the key work of the Protestant church. The exceptional concert impressively documented the new sound and superb manner of playing on historical instruments, which Hans-Christoph Rademann was able to hone in masterfully with the Gaechinger Cantorey over the course of just one year.
In 2013, Hans-Christoph Rademann took over as director of the world-renowned International Bach Academy in Stuttgart, the center of research and interpretation for Bach’s music in the heart of Baden-Württemberg. Following the footsteps of its founder Helmut Rilling, Rademann merged the two ensembles: the Gächinger Kantorei and the Bach-Collegium Stuttgart became the Gaechinger Cantorey in summer 2016. It was a procedure in which he carefully reformed the choir and transformed the orchestra into a baroque ensemble. Bach’s St. Matthew’s Passion was performed at the Forum am Schlosspark Ludwigsburg. Thereby, the Gaechinger Cantorey was joined by the newly found educational program “Bach Bewegt!”-Ensemble: 100 students from Stuttgart schools, choreographed by Palucca pupil Friederike Rademann, added a scenic dimension to the music on stage. It is the first audiovisual production by the Gaechinger Cantorey under the musical director of Hans-Christoph Rademann.
Photo credit: Holger Schneider
|Year of production:||2017|
|Duration:||app. 165 minutes|
|Recording Date:||4/5 March 2017|
|Recording location:||Forum am Schlosspark Ludwigsburg|
|Composers:||Johann Sebastian Bach|
|Works:||Matthäuspassion (Johann Sebastian Bach)|
|Soloists:||Gerlinde Sämann, Isabel Jantschek, Benno Schachtner, Benedikt Kristjánsson, Paul Schweinester, Peter Harvey, Krešimir Stražanac|
|Sound Formats:||PCM Stereo, 5.1 Dolby Surround|
|Co-Production Company:||Internationale Bachakademie Stuttgart|