Telemann, G.p.: St. Matthew Passion
Jochens, Wilfried; Max, Hermann; Stade, Koen van; Schüller, Carmen; Czyborra-Schröder, Uwe; Scheffel, Bernhard; Hübner, Sebastian; Abele, Ekkehard; Burmester-Streffer, Christoph; Mertens, Klaus; Rheinische Kantorei; Das Kleine Konzert
Georg Philipp Telemann wrote a series of Passions between 1716 and 1767. All of these works were written to be performed in German churches in the days leading up to Easter. He wrote over 40 passions for the churches of Hamburg, 22 of which have survived. One of the most popular is his 1746 St. Matthew’s Passion. Here, the work is performed by Hermann Max and the Rheinische Kantorei and Das Kleine Konzert. This release is part of the Capriccio Encore series, which is a series of re-releases of the most famous recordings from Capriccio’s back catalogue, fully re-mastered and competitively priced. The legendary recordings of artists such as Sandor Végh, Ton Koopman, Sir Neville Marriner and the Vienna Boys’ Choir also contain repertoire highlights that have a particularly special appeal, from the baroque to the present day.