Werner Güra (Evangelist),Johannes Weisser (bass arias/Christus), Andrew Redmon (Petrus), Johannes Schendel (Pilatus), Sunhae Im (soprano arias), Benno Schachtner (alto arias), Sebastian Kohlhepp (tenor arias), Fabienne Weiss (Ancilla), Minsub Hong (Servus).
Akademie fur Alte Musik Berlin, RIAS Kammerchor, Staats-& Domchor Berlin.
Bach revised his 'Johannes-Passion' regularly: he returned to it over a period of 26 years, from 1724 until his death. It is the version hallowed by tradition, established by the Kantor a year before his death, that is presented on these CDs. However, the 1725 version, equally outstanding musically, has also been recorded complete and can be downloaded as a bonus in high-resolution sound. Comparison of the two versions reveals the underlying meaning of this matchless 'Passion'