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Stabat Mater

Stabat Mater Dolorosa, (Stabat Mater), is a Catholic Hymn to Mary from the 13th century. The medieval poem mediates on the suffering of Mary, Jesus Christ's mother, during his Crucifixion.

Two of the latest releases on Challenge have very special features compared to earlier releases. Goeyvaerts Trio persforms Stabat Mater of Arvo Pärt in 'just intonation', which gives a moving and intimate experience of sublime beauty. Watch the the video of the recordings in which the trio explains this technique! (See video)

Arvo Pärt / Ivan Moody
Goeyvaerts String Trio
Stabat Mater
€ 19,95
now € 17,95
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Other easter music:

This CD-box gives a full reproduction -with exception of the Passion - of the musical program Bach offered in 1724, starting from March 24 (Annunciation) until April 11 (Third Easterday). This was Bach's first year as Thomaskantor in Leipzig.

Johann Sebastian Bach
Ton Koopman & The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Easter Cantatas
€ 19,95
now € 16,95
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“The Seven last words of Christ”, in a new “Haydn style” version of by Spanish Royal Court composer José Peris for string quartet and voice.

When the Henschel Quartet received the honourable invitation by the Vatican to perform for Pope Benedikt XVI on his name day the Quartet decided that this should be the opportunity to introduce the new compelling Peris-arrangement of Haydn`s Seven Last Words. The Vatican invited the German mezzo soprano Susanne Kelling to take the voice part at this occasion.

Henschel Quartett / Susanne Kelling
The seven last words of Christ - version for string quartet and voice
€ 18,95
now € 15,95
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Passions

Passion plays became the musical high points of the church year in Leipzig under Bach. That fact that the Passion of St. Matthew can still overwhelm audiences today is without a doubt.

Ton Koopman decided to record this masterpiece once again and consequently put his experience with intensive involvement with the complete cantatas by Bach into it. The result could not be more convincing in picture and sound, not the least thanks to the excellent soloists.

Johann Sebastian Bach
Ton Koopman / The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Matthäus Passion
€ 22,95
now € 18,95
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Johann Sebastian Bach
Ton Koopman / The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Matthäus Passion DVD
€ 26,95
now € 22,95
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Johann Sebastian Bach
Ton Koopman & The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Matthäus-Passion - Highlights
€ 12,95
now € 9,95
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Because he wasn't satisfied with the solutions others had found for reconstructing the St. Mark Passion, Koopman used this creative assingment for his own recontruction. With his intense knowledge of Bach he found much in Bach's works he could use.
It were mainly recitatives he had to compose himself in Bach's style. The outcome of this project is delightful and is released on DVD!

Johann Sebastian Bach
Ton Koopman / The Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Markus Passion (1731)

Live concert recording, 30-03-2000, Chiesa di San Simpliciano, Milano

€ 22,95
now € 19,95
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Sigiswald Kuijken and La Petite Bande have - after profound research of the material- made their own version of the Johannes Passion and in the end it is always the music that speaks for itself, whatever of the original versions you use. Transparancy is an important factor in this version, and in that way the essence of this music becomes so much clearer!

"Kuijken reveals a far more gratifying perspective of where less is more - physically and emotionally" Gramophone

Johann Sebastian Bach
La Petite Bande - Sigiswald Kuijken
Johannes-Passion
€ 22,95
now € 18,95
Discountcode: easter7392 add to cart
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