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Bach: St. John Passion - Amanda Forsythe (soprano); Christian Immler (baritone); Jeannette Sorrell (organ); Jeffrey Strauss (baritone);...
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  1. St. John Passion (Johannespassion), BWV 245 (BC D2)
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This splendid recording of Bach's St. John Passion, BWV 245, by the Cleveland, Ohio, group Apollo's Fire and its director, Jeannette Sorrell, was recorded live at a Cleveland church and was derived from live performances given in New York according to a concept Sorrell devised. Although Apollo's Fire is oriented toward historical performance, there's no evidence that anybody in Bach's time ever performed the work this way. Yet, against the odds, it works well live, according to reports, and certainly on this recording. ...