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Schumann’s 1851 version of Bach’s Saint John Passion

Robert Schumann's arrangement of Johann Sebastian Bach's "Saint John Passion."

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A lithograph of Robert Schumann by Joseph Kriehuber (1839).

In 1851 Robert Schumann created a new edition of Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Saint John Passion.” This version was recently recorded by Hermann Max directing Das Kleine Konzert, and the Rhenish Cantorei for the CPO record label.

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J.S. Bach / arr. Robert Schumann: Choral "Durch dein Gefängis," Aria "Ich folge dir gleichfalls," Aria "Est ist vollbracht"
Soloists, Rheinische Kantorei, and Das Kleine Konzert/Hermann Max — Johannes-Passion (CPO, 2007)
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J.S. Bach / arr. Robert Schumann: Choral "Durch dein Gefängis," Aria "Ich folge dir gleichfalls," Aria "Est ist vollbracht"
Soloists, Rheinische Kantorei, and Das Kleine Konzert/Hermann Max — Johannes-Passion (CPO, 2007)
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Bernard Gordillo

Bernard Gordillo was born in Managua, Nicaragua, and raised in New Orleans. He holds degrees from Centenary College of Louisiana, the Early Music Institute at Indiana University, and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (London). Bernard also writes and hosts the Harmonia Early Music Podcast.

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