Bach: Matthaus Passion (st Matthew Passion) Bwv 244 Bostridge

Johann Sebastian Bach - Matthäus-Passion / St. Matthew Passion BWV 244

J.S. Bach - Matthaeus-Passion / St. Matthew Passion BWV 244
3 CDs | EAC CUE+FLAC | 820 MB | Rapidshare
Genre: Classical | Deutsche Grammophon | Recording 1/1972 | Herbert von Karajan | Cover + pdf-Booklet (ger, eng, fr)

Bach- Netherlands Bach Society / van Veldhoven - St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 (2011) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & HiRes FLAC}

Johann Sebastian Bach - St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244
The Netherlands Bach Society - Jos van Veldhoven
3x SACD ISO: 9,07 GB | 3x FLAC @ 24bit/88.2kHz: 2,85 GB | Full Artwork | 5% Rec. Info
Label/Cat#: Channel Classics # CCS SA 32511 | Country/Year: Netherlands 2011
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque | Hoster: Filepost & Uploaded

…Whatever other recordings you may have in your library, Veldhoven’s inspired reading, with its exceptional blend of committed musicianship and scholarship should definitely be auditioned by all who love this work. This is without doubt a top recommendation and anyone receiving this set, as an Easter gift, will surely be delighted.
 Bach- Netherlands Bach Society / van Veldhoven - St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 (2011) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC}

Johann Sebastian Bach - St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244
The Netherlands Bach Society - Jos van Veldhoven
EAC+LOG+CUE | 3x FLAC: 670 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Channel Classics # CCS SA 32511 | Country/Year: Netherlands 2011
Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque

…Whatever other recordings you may have in your library, Veldhoven’s inspired reading, with its exceptional blend of committed musicianship and scholarship should definitely be auditioned by all who love this work. This is without doubt a top recommendation and anyone receiving this set, as an Easter gift, will surely be delighted.
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Bach: Complete Works - Hänssler Edition Bachakademie - Vol. 21
St. Matthew Passion (BWV 244), A Book of Chorale-Settings for Johann Sebastian (Passion)
Vol. 21: 4 CDs | 2000 | APE + CUE | Booklets: 136 MB | 1.1 GB

A very different set than Teldec's Bach 2000. The Hanssler Bachakademie, supervised by Helmut Rilling, is not HIP (historic instruments performance). The orchestras are warm and lush (but not huge). The soloists are, in general, extraordinary. The tempos are sane. Hanssler has included fragments of some incomplete BWV's that are not included in the Teldec set; a minor plus but appealing. I found I preferred these traditional instruments and the daring using of forte-piano in place of harpsichord on a few of the recordings (flute sonatas). Highlights for me are The Well-Tempered Clavier Books 1 and 2, Musical Offering, Flute Sonatas, The Motets. I also found I prefer these Cantatas recordings to any other, including the new Koopman, Suzuki and the well-known Leonhart-Harnoncourt. While not the newest recordings, the sound is warmer which I prefer to the new state-of-the-art HIP recordings. Although most of the Cantatas are older recordings, much of the Hanssler Bachakademie edition is newly recorded for this project and the sound is consistent and excellent.
Bach - Johannes Passion / St John Passion (Stephen Layton) (2013)

Bach - Johannes Passion / St John Passion (Stephen Layton) (2013)
Classical | Eac, Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 527.48 MB
Label: Hyperion | Catalog N.: CDA67901/2 | TT: 118:10

In the history of Bach’s musical legacy, the St John Passion has always stood in the shadow of the St Matthew Passion. The repercussions of the first revival of the St Matthew after Bach’s death, which took place in Berlin under the direction of the twenty-year-old Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, decisively contributed to gaining it a unique position. But at the same time the great success of the St Matthew aroused a wider interest in Bach’s large-scale vocal works that initially benefited the St John Passion above all.
By Charles Johnston
Bach - La Petite Bande - Matthäus Passion / St. Matthew Passion [Hybrid SACD: PS3 SACD Rip & EAC CD Rip]

Johann Sebastian Bach - Matthäus-Passion / St. Matthew Passion BWV 244 {3x SACD Box}
Le Petite Bande / Sigiswald Kuijken
PS3 SACD ISO (2.0/5.1): 3,62/2,71/2,01 GB | EAC Rip, FLAC LOG & CUE: 716 MB | 24B/88,2kHz FLAC (2.0): 2,45 GB | Full Artwork: 393 MB | Recovery Info + PAR2
Label/Cat#: Challenge Classics CC72357 | Country/Year: Europe 2010 | Genre: Classical | Style: Baroque, Sacred | Hoster: Filepost/Filefactory

…I greet this stunning performance as the way to hear this masterpiece. ~ J.F. Weber, Fanfare
David Lang: The Little Match Girl Passion (Theatre of Voices & Ars Nova Copenhagen with Paul Hillier) (2009)

David Lang: The Little Match Girl Passion (2009)
Theatre of Voices & Ars Nova Copenhagen with Paul Hillier

Classical | EAC (APE - CUE - LOG) | Cover | 229 MB

David Lang's "the little match girl passion," for vocal quartet doubling on percussion instruments, won the Pulitzer Prize in 2008. It's a strong, striking piece with a surprisingly potent emotional punch. Part of its effectiveness derives from the story itself, which is so achingly poignant that it can hardly fail to raise a lump in the throat. The text is primarily compiled from the story by Hans Christian Andersen and from familiar sections from Bach's "St. Matthew Passion," which sound fresh and new in English translation.
Johann Sebastian Bach - Johannes Passion / St John Passion

Johann Sebastian Bach - Johannes Passion / St John Passion
Genre: Classical | EMI | Recording 1962, digital remastering 1992 | Karl Forster | 2 CDs 60'21'' 61'42''
EAC CUE+FLAC | Cover + pdf-Booklet (ger, eng, [fr]) | 637 MB | Rapidshare
Reinoud van Mechelen & A nocte Temporis - Bach: Erbarme Dich (2016)

Reinoud van Mechelen & A nocte Temporis - Bach: Erbarme Dich (2016)
Classical | MP3 320 kbps | 69:43 | ~162 Mb
Label: Alpha Classics | Tracks: 17 | Rls.date: 2016

The young tenor Reinoud Van Mechelen, whose career is currently in full flower, appears as a guest soloist with todays leading conductors of Baroque music. He has decided to devote his first solo album to a composer whom he interprets with elegance and contagious joy: Johann Sebastian Bach. The title Erbarme dich naturally evokes for music lovers the celebrated alto aria from the St Matthew Passion; but it is also the incipit of a sorrowful, sensuous aria for tenor and flute from the Cantata BWV 55. This album marks the birth of the ensemble founded by Reinoud Van Mechelen, A Nocte Temporis, and the start of his collaboration with Alpha, which will extend over several years.
Academy Of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr - Bach: St. Matthew Passion (2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Academy Of Ancient Music, Richard Egarr - Bach: St. Matthew Passion BWV 244 (2015)
FLAC tracks 24bit/96kHz | Digital Booklet | 2.73GB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, AAM Records

Since 1727, JS Bach's "Great Passion" has gripped the hearts and uplifted the minds of audiences all over the globe. Nearly three centuries after its premiere, the work has lost none of its power to evoke feelings of compassion for all those who suffer. Its mix of urgent story-telling, meditative arias and mighty choruses sets St Matthew's account of Christ's betrayal, trial and execution eloquently and emotionally.