SEBASTIANI, JOHANN St. Matthew Passion. Colin Balzer, Christian Immler, Ina Siedlaczek, Nathan Medley, Jason McStoots, Jonathan Woody Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble / Paul O’Dette, Stephen Stubbs. CPO
Matthäus-Passion (St. Matthew Passion)
Colin Balzer, Christian Immler, Ina Siedlaczek, Nathan Medley, Jason McStoots, Jonathan Woody Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Ensemble Paul O’Dette, Stephen Stubbs
Johann Sebastiani’s name no doubt will be familiar only to a few certified music experts. Born in Weimar in 1622, Sebastiani spent a good many years of his life in Königsberg, where he arrived around 1650 and later was appointed court chapel master. He composed countless occasional works as well as a St. Matthew Passion (1672) – a welcome addition to CPO’s picture of Lutheran church music and a work closing a gap in the history of Passion settings between Heinrich Schütz and Johann Sebastian Bach. Stephen Stubbs, Paul O’Dette, and their Boston Early Music Festival Chamber & Vocal Ensemble have fond memories of Bremen, where they have recorded in the radio broadcast hall on various occasions and produced Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Baroque opera La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers, for which they won a Grammy Award in 2015. Their current release featuring Johann Sebastiani’s St. Matthew Passion pays tribute to Königsberg’s music culture and to the composer who was one of its central representatives.
|Release Period||May 2018|