PLEASE NOTE: this concert starts at 19:30.
Bach - Johannes-Passion, BWV 245
Bach's John Passion
No passion time without Bach. In the weeks before Easter you hear more and more Bach's St John's Passion in addition to the Matthew Passion. Although Jesus' suffering is the same, Bach takes a different tone in the 'John'. In Bach's John Passion we meet Jesus as a powerful personality who has a message to tell. As the savior of mankind, he resolutely goes his way. You can hear that right away in the overwhelming opening chorus. The mobile strings, the complaining oboes and the soft pulsating basses give the music something unstoppable. As a listener, Bach takes you directly into the drama that unfolds after the opening choir.
Bach as the crowning glory of the Brockes triptych
For the third time the Apollo Ensemble brings a passion to the Edesche Concert Hall. This time Bach's John Passion. It was Bach's first passion that he composed (he wrote the piece in 1724 before the Matthew Passion) and for which he consulted the passions of illustrious contemporaries. Händel and Telemann, for example, had already made a name for themselves years before with their so-called 'Brockes-Passionen', passions on a text by the Hamburg poet Brockes. Bach took over several of their discoveries in an adapted form in his John Passion. Anyone who attended one of the 'Brockes-Passiones' by the Apollo Ensemble will undoubtedly listen to Bach's Johannes-Passion with different ears. If you are listening to Bach's passion for the first time, then let yourself be taken into the story with an open mind.
Thomas Oltheten about the three passions:
"The passions are musically very different from each other. At the same time there are also connections between the pieces, because even though Bach himself did not compose a 'Brockes-Passion', his Johannes-Passion is based on it"
(Read the interview with Thomas Oltheten.)
The Apollo Ensemble is an international company whose musicians come from all over the world. Artistic leader is the originally Ukrainian violinist David Rabinovich, who has amply earned his international spurs and has been a prominent member of Ton Koopmans Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra for almost decades. The Apollo Ensemble is gripped by the miracle that ancient music can sound like new again and again. What is more beautiful and rewarding than sharing this fascination with the public? Come listen to the Apollo Ensemble!
Youtube tipListen to Bach's 'Johaness-Passion' by the Dutch Bach Association.
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