Bach, Matthaus-Passion. A Ballet by John Neumeier / Hamburg Ballett DVD

 

A Ballet by John Neumeier. DVD

John Sebastian Bach‘s Matthew Passion has deeply moved me. Bach‘s musical incarnation of the Passion in both its general and personal aspects created the need in me to find a choreographic equivalent. I am both Christian and a dancer. My whole life, all my thought and feeling are the dance, and choreography is my real language.

Hamburg Ballet – John Neumeier, choreography, staging, scenery and costumes.

Bach: Matthaus-Passion – A Ballet by John Neumeier / Hamburg Ballett

  • Peter Schreier, tenor (Evangelist and Arias)
  • Bernd Weikl, bass (Jesus)
  • Mitsuko Shirai, soprano
  • Marga Schiml, alto
  • Franz Grundheber, bass
  • Knabenchor Hannover
  • Knabenchor St. Michaelis
  • St. Michaelis Hamburg Choir and Orchestra
  • Günter Jena, conductor

Hamburg Ballet – John Neumeier, choreography, staging, scenery and costumes
Recorded live from the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden, 2005.

John Sebastian Bach‘s Matthew Passion has deeply moved me. Bach‘s musical incarnation of the Passion in both its general and personal aspects created the need in me to find a choreographic equivalent. I am both Christian and a dancer. My whole life, all my thought and feeling are the dance, and choreography is my real language. That is why I have attempted to express my own religious convictions and experiences in choreographic terms and to organize them in artistic form. In my entire career as a choreographer, I have never known a period in which I enjoyed such complete harmony with the dancers, as I have enjoyed throughout the creation of the St. Matthew Passion. It was a period of learning from one another, of experiencing instinctively together the emotion of text and music, of positive cooperation and concentration. Even if this ballet had never got beyond rehearsals and had never been performed, the process of its creation will remain the most profound experience of my working life. — John Neumeier


Release Date: 09/28/2010
Label: Arthaus Musik Catalog #: 101511
Encoding: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada)
Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer: Mitsuko Shirai, Bernd Weikl, Franz Grundheber, Peter Schreier, Marga Schiml.

Number of Discs: 3
Recorded in: Stereo
Length: 3 Hours 31 Mins.

Conductor: Günther Jena
Orchestra/Ensemble: Hanover Boys' Choir, St. Michaelis Boys' Choir, St. Michaelis Choir, St. Michaelis Orchestra.

 

Bach: Matthaus-Passion – A Ballet by John Neumeier / Hamburg Ballett
A Ballet by John Neumeier

 

 

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