Bach: St. John Passion. Oae/layton
Carolyn Sampson (soprano), Iestyn Davies (counter-tenor), Ian Bostridge (tenor), Nicholas Mulroy (tenor), Neil Davies (bass), Roderick Williams (bass), Polyphony, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Stephen Layton
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Stephen Layton leads the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and his own superb choral ensemble Polyphony in a powerful performance of Bach's most dramatic masterpiece, the St. John Passion. Joined by a starry team of soloists, Layton directs a particularly vivid account of the work, the excitement of the narrative drama contrasting with heartbreaking moments of reflection. In Ian Bostridge, we have the most iconic Evangelist of the last twenty years. Bostridge is an incomparable communicator, a singer of technical brilliance and an impassioned, experienced interpreter of Bach's music.