Sir John Eliot Gardiner returns to record J S Bach’s St John Passion, BWV 245, for Deutsche Grammophon, more than thirty years after he first recorded this work for Archiv Produktion.
Leading his ensemble, the Monteverdi Choir and English Baroque Soloists, he adds a new reading of the Passion, a work he describes as ‘almost flawless’ to his remarkable legacy of recordings for Deutsche Grammophon. Boasting a team of exceptional young soloists and choral singing hallmarked by intense drama, expressive nuance and spellbinding musicianship, the album was recorded in the ornate surroundings of Oxford’s Sheldonian Theatre on Good Friday 2021.
The performance is now available as a deluxe edition consisting of 2 CDs and a Blu-ray disc which offers the audio recording and the film of the performance in various sound formats, including the immersive Dolby Atmos®. The audio recording will also be released digitally.