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Bach: St. Mark Passion
  • Label: Alia Vox
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • UPC: 8435408099318
  • Item #: 2152703X
  • Genre: Classical Artists
  • Release Date: 4/19/2019
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Price: $20.28
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Bach: St. Mark Passion on SACD

Bach's St. Mark Passion was based on a text by Christian Friedrich Henrici and created using existing works. It was first performed in Leipzig in March 1731 and then revised for the Holy Week of 1744. The autograph score is lost, but recent musicological research shows that some pieces like the Funeral Ode BWV198 or an aria from the Cantata BWV 54 had been recycled. Every performance is thus a reconstruction by the performing artist. Jordi Savall offers his own vision, made of subtle chiaroscuro, suffused with serenity and meditation.