Ton Koopman / Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir

Matthäus Passion

Format: CD
Label: Challenge Classics
UPC: 0608917230123
Catnr: CC 72301
Release date: 01 February 2008
1 CD
 
Label
Challenge Classics
UPC
0608917230123
Catalogue number
CC 72301
Release date
01 February 2008
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Artist(s)
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About the album

Koopman's Second Passion of St. Matthew: 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 - after the first recording at ERATO more than 10 years ago - to record this masterpiece once again and consequently to put his experience with intensive involvement with the complete cantata by Bach into it. The result could not be more convincing in picture and sound, not the least thanks to the excellent soloists, who are much more well-balanced than the first time.
Prachtige uitvoering van Bach’s meesterwerk
Ton Koopman’s tweede opname van de Matthäus-Passie met zijn Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra and Choir, waarin hij met zijn licht gewijzigde opvattingen over het stuk, een uitvoering van het allerhoogste niveau heeft gerealiseerd.
Het is een expressieve, doorleefde uitvoering van heel hoog niveau geworden met intens gezongen koorpartijen, een erg betrokken en overtuigende Evangelist (Jörg Dürmüller) en vaak ontroerende solisten. Ook technisch gezien is de opname zeer geslaagd: een open orkest- en koorklank met een mooi stereobeeld in een natuurlijke kerkakoestiek.

Opname St. Joriskerk, Amersfoort, 22 en 23 maart 2005

Artist(s)

Ton Koopman
Ton Koopman was born in Zwolle in 1944. After a classical education he studied organ, harpsichord and musicology in Amsterdam and was awarded the Prix d'Excellence for both instruments. From the beginning of his musical studies he was fascinated by authentic instruments and a performance style based on sound scholarship and in 1969, at the age of 25, he created his first Baroque orchestra. In 1979 he founded the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra followed by the Amsterdam Baroque Choir in 1992.

Koopman's extensive and impressive activities as a soloist, accompanist and conductor have been recorded on a large number of LPs and CDs for labels like Erato, Teldec, Sony, Philips and DG, besides his own record label “Antoine Marchand”, distributed by Challenge Records.

Over the course of a forty-five-year career Ton Koopman has appeared in the most important concert halls and festivals of the five continents. As an organist he has performed on the most prestigious historical instruments of Europe, and as a harpsichord player and conductor of the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir he has been a regular guest at venues which include the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, the Théatre des Champs-Elysées in Paris, the Philharmonie in Munich, the Alte Oper in Frankfurt, the Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall in New York and leading concert halls in Vienna, London, Berlin, Brussels, Madrid, Rome, Salzburg, Tokyo and Osaka.

Between 1994 and 2004 Ton Koopman has been engaged in a unique project, conducting and recording all the existing Cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach, a massive undertaking for which he has been awarded the Deutsche Schallplattenpreis "Echo Klassik", the BBC Award 2008, the Prix Hector Berlioz, has been nominated for the Grammy Award (USA) and the Gramophone Award (UK). In 2000 Ton Koopman has received an Honorary Degree from the Utrecht University for his academic work on the Bach Cantatas and Passions and has been awarded both the prestigious Silver Phonograph Prize and the VSCD Classical Music Award. In 2006 he has received the « Bach-Medaille » from the City of Leipzig.

Recently Ton Koopman has embarked on another main project: the recording of the whole works by Dietrich Buxtehude, one of the great inspirer of the young J.S. Bach. The recording will be accomplished in 2010 with the release of 30 CDs. Ton Koopman is President of the “International Dieterich Buxtehude Society”.

Ton Koopman is very active as a guest conductor and he has collaborated with many prominent orchestras in Europe, USA and Japan. He has been Principal Conductor of the Netherland Radio Chamber Orchestra and has collaborated with the Royal Concertgebouw Amsterdam, DSO Berlin, Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich, Orchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks in Munich, Boston Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Cleveland Orchestra, Santa Cecilia in Rome, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie and Wiener Symphoniker. In the following season he will work on new programmes with the New York Philharmonic, DSO Berlin, Orchestra RAI in Turin, Stockholm Philharmonic, Tonhalle in Zurich. After the great success of his tour at the beginning of 2008, Ton Koopman has been nominated Artist in Residence at the Cleveland Orchestra for three consecutive years starting in 2011.

Ton Koopman publishes regularly and for a number of years he has been engaged in editing the complete Händel Organ Concertos for Breitkopf & Härtel. Recently he has published Händel’s Messiah and Buxtehude‘s Das Jüngeste Gericht for Carus. Ton Koopman leads the class of harpsichord at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, is Professor at the University of Leiden and is a Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music in London.

Ton Koopman is artistic director of the French Festival “Itinéraire Baroque”.

Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir
Ton Koopman founded the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra in 1979. The group consists of internationally renowned baroque specialists who meet up several times a year and work together to prepare and perform new exciting programmes. For the musicians each concert is a new experience and Koopman's boundless energy and enthusiasm are a sure guarantee of the highest quality.

The Amsterdam Baroque Choir was founded in 1992 and it made its debut during the Holland Festival of Early Music in Utrecht performing the world première of the Requiem (for 15 voices) and Vespers (for 32 voices) by H.I.F. Biber. The recording of both of these works won the Cannes Classical Award for the best performance of 17th/18th century choral music. For its rare combination of textural clarity and interpretative flexibility, the Amsterdam Baroque Choir is considered among today’s most outstanding choirs.

In 1994 Ton Koopman and the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir embarked upon the most ambitious recording project of the last decades: the integral recording of Bach’s secular and sacred cantatas. For this extraordinary project Koopman and his ensemble received the Deutsche Schallplatten-Preis Echo Klassik. Next to the CD recordings three books have been edited and published by Ton Koopman and the musicologist Christoph Wolff and a series of six documentaries was produced and broadcasted by various TV stations.

Alongside Bach’s music the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra & Choir has recorded all major baroque and classical works. Major recognitions include the Gramophone Award, Diapason d'Or, 10-Repertoire, Stern des Monats-Fono Forum, the Prix Hector Berlioz and two Edison Awards. In 2008 the ensemble and Ton Koopman have been honoured with the prestigious BBC Award.

Since March 2003 “Antoine Marchand”, a new sub-label of Challenge Classics, took over the release of Koopman’s new recordings and among many others has published 22 CD boxes of the Bach Cantatas, a new recording of the St. Matthew Passion (on CD and DVD) and St. Markus Passion of J.S. Bach (DVD), live recorded in Milan, as well as the first seven volumes of the Buxtehude Opera-Omnia Edition.

Ton Koopman and the ABO & ABC are regular guests at the major concert halls of Europe, the USA and Japan. In the 2008/09 season they will tour extensively in Europe (Amsterdam, Paris, Madrid, Vienna, Milan, Cologne, Dresden, Düsseldorf etc) and in Far East with concerts in Hong Kong, Seoul and Tokyo.

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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 1. Chori: Kommt, ihr Töchter, helft mir klagen
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 2. Recitativo (Evangelista Jesus): Da Jesus diese Rede vollendet hatte
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 3. Choral: Herzliebster Jesu, was dast du verbrochen
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 4a. Recitativo (Evangelista): Da versammleten sich die Hohenpriester
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 4b. Chori: Ja nicht auf das Fest
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 4c. Recitativo (Evangelista): Da nun Jesus war zu Bethanien
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 4d. Chorus I: Wozu dienet dieser Unrat?
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 4e. Recitativo (Evangelista): Da das Jesus merkete
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 5. Recitativo (Alto): Du liever Heiland du
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 6. Aria (Alto): Buss und Rue
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 7. Recitativo (Evangelista, Judas): Da ging hin der Zwölfen einer
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 8. Aria (Soprano): Blute nur, du liebes Herz!
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 9a. Recitativo (Evangelista): Aber am ersten Tage der Süssen Brot
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 9b. Chorus I: Wo willst du, das wir dir bereiten
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 9c. Recitativo (Evangelista, Jesus) Er sprach: Gehet hin in die Stadt
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 9d. Recitativo (evangelista): Und sie wurden
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 9e. Chorus I: Herr, ben ich's?
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 10. Choral: Ich bin's, ich sollte büssen
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 11. Recitativo (Evangelista, Jesus): Er antwortete und sprach
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 12. Recitativo (Soprano): Wiewohl mein Herz in Tränen schwimmt
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 13. Aria (Soprano): Ich will dir mein Herze schenken
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 14. Recitativo (Evangelista, Jesus): Und da sie den Lobgesang
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 15. Choral: Erkenne mich, mein Hüte
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 16. Recitativo (Evangelista, Jesus, Petrus): Petrus aber antwortete
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 17. Choral: Ich will hier bei dir stehen
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 18. Recitativo (Evangelista, Jesus): Da kam Jesus mit ihnen zu einem Hofe
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 19. Recitativo (Tenore): O Schmerz!; Choral (Chorus II): Was ist die Ursach
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 20. Aria (Tenore, Chorus II): Ich will bei meinem Jesu wachen
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 21. Recitativo (Evangelista, Jesus): Und ging hin ein wenig
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 22. Recitativo (Basso): Der heoland fällt vor seinem Vater nieder
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 23. Aria (Basso): Gerne will ich mich bequenem
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 24. Recitativo (Evangelista, Jesus): Und er kam zu seinem Jüngern
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 25. Choral: Was mein Gott will, das g'scheh allzeit
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 26. Recitativo (Evangelista, Jesus, Judas): Und er kam und fand sie aber schlafend
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 27a. Aria (Soprano, Alto - Chorus II): So ist mein Jesus nun gefangen
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 27b. Chori: Sind Blitze, sind Donner in Wolken verschwunden?
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 28. Recitativo (Evangelista, Jesus): Und siehe, einer aus denen4
01:55
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 29. Choral: O Mensch, bewein dein Sünde gross
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 30. Aria (Alto, Chorus II): Ach! nun ist mein Jesus hin!
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 31. Recitativo (Evangelista): Die aber Jesum gegriffen hatten
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 32. Choral: mir hat die Welt trüglich gericht'
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 33. Recitativo (Evangelista, Pontifex): Und wiewohl viel falsche Zeugen
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 34. Recitativo (Tenore): Mein Jesus schweigt
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 35. Aria (Tenore): Geduld!
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Disc #2
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 36a. Recitativo (Evangelista, Pontifex, Jesus): Und der Hohepriester antwortete
01:11
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 36b. Chori: Er ist des Todes schuldig!
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 36c. Recitativo (Evangelista): Da speieten sie aus in sein Angesicht
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 36d. Chori: Weissage uns, Christe
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 37. Choral: Wer hat dich so geschlagen
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 38a. Recitativo (evangelista, Ancilla I, II, Petrus): Petrus aber sass draussen im Palast
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 38b. Chorus II: Wahrlich, du bist auch einer von denen
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 38c. Recitativo (Evangelista, Petrus): Da hub er an, sich zu verfluchen
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 39. Aria (Alto): Erbarme dich
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 40. Choral: Bin ich gleich von der gewichen
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 41a. Recitativo (Evangelista, Judas): Des morgens aber hielten
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 41b. Chori: Was gehet uns das an?
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 41c. Recitativo (Evangelista, Pontifex I, II): Und er warf die Silberlinge
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 42. Aria (Basso): Gebt mir meinen Jesum wieder!
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 43. Recitativo (Evangelista, Pilatus, Jesus): Sie hielten aber einen Rat
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 44. Choral: Befiehl du deine Wege
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 45a. Recitativo (Evangelista, Platus, Uxor Pilati, Chorus): Auf das Fest aber
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 45b. Chori: Lass ihn kreuzigen!
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 46. Choral: Wie wunderbarlich ist doch diese Strafe!
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 47. Recitativo (Evangelista, PIlatus): Der Landphleger sagte
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 48. Recitativo (Soprano): Er hat uns allen wohlgetan
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 49. Aria (Soprano): Aus Liebe
04:58
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 50a. Recitativo (Evangelista): Sie schrieen aber noch mehr
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 50b. Chori: Lass ihn kreuzigen!
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 50c. Recitativo (Evangelista, Pilatus): Da abre Pilatus sahe
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 50d. Chori: Sein Blut komme über uns und unsere Kinder
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 50e. Recitativo (Evangela): Da gab er ihnen Barrabam los
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 51. Recitativo (Alto): Erbarm es Gott!
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 52. Aria (Alto): Können Tränen meiner Wangen
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 53a. Recitativo (Evangelista): Da nahmen die Kriegsknechte
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 53b. Chori: Gegrüsset seist du, Judenkönig!
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 53c. Recitativo (Evangelista): Und speieten ihn an
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 54. Choral: O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 55. Recitativo (Evangelista): Und da sie ihn verspottet hatten
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 56. Recitativo (Basso): Ja freilich will in uns das Fleisch un Blut
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 57. Aria (Basso): Komm, süsses Kreuz
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 58a. Recitativo (Evangelista): Und da sie an die Stätte kamen
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 58b. Chori: Der du den Tempel Gottes zerbrichst
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 58c. Recitativo (Evangelista): Desgleichen auch die Hohenpriester
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 58d. Chori: Andern hat er geholfen
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 58e. Recitativo (Evangela): Und da sie an die Stätte kamen
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 59. Recitativo (Alto): Ach Golgatha!
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 60. Aria (Alto, Chorus II): Sehet, Jesus Hat die Hand
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 61a. Recitativo (Evangelista, Jesus): Und von der sechsten Stunde an
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 61b. Chorus I: Der rufet dem Elias!
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 61c. Recitativo (Evangelista): Und bald lief einer unter ihnen
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 61d. Chorus II: Halt! lass sehen, on Elias komme und ihm helfe?
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 61e. Recitativo (Evangelista): Und bald lief einer unter ihnen
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 62. Choral: Wenn ich einmal soll scheiden
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 63a. Recitativo (Evangelista): Und siehe da, der Vorhang
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 63b. Chori: Wahlich, dieser ist Gottes Sohn gewesen
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 63c. Recitativo (Evangelista): und es waren viel Weiber da
01:00
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 64. Recitativo (Basso): Am Abend, da es kühle was
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 65. Aria (Basso): Mache dich, mein Herze, rein
06:02
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 66a. Recitativo (Evangelista): Und Joseph nahm den Leib
00:49
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 66b. Chori: herr, wir haben gedacht
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 66c. Recitativo (Evangelista, Pilatus): Pilatus sprach zu ihnen
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 67. Recitativo (Basso, Tenore, Alto, Soprano - Chorus II): Nun ist der Herr zur Ruh gebracht
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Matthäus-Passion BWV 244: 68. Chori: Wir setzen uns mit Tränen nieder
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