HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Philips) Johann Sebastian Bach – Matthäus-Passion (Jochum)

All thanks for this masterwork go to Jean-Luc
New rip with a better vinyl
Jochum’s performance of this masterwork is, ihmo, one of the best you can get.
Bach’s St Matthew Passion is a sacred drama on an unprecedented scale. He created it as an integral part of the Good Friday Vespers in the strict Lutheran stronghold of Leipzig where it was first performed, perhaps as early as 1727. At their most fundamental, the disparate elements comprising Bach’s St Matthew Passion can be placed under distinct headings: the narrative element in which the Evangelist (tenor) and Christ (baritone) play the central role; a lyrical and contemplative element provided by the arias; a meditative and communal element provided by the chorales, the traditional hymn-tunes of Bach’s time; and the choruses which comment on events taking place emphasizing their significance with immense, at times almost overwhelming, power. The interdependence of these diverse components is only fully realized in a performance which comprehends Bach’s vast tableau in its entirety.

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Niederländischer Rundfunkchor, Knabenchor Der St. Willibrords-Kirche Amsterdam, Marga Höffgen, Walter Berry, Franz Crass, Leo Ketelaars, John Van Kesteren, Agnes Giebel, Ernst Haefliger
Orchestra: Concertgebouw Orchester Amsterdam
Conductor: Eugen Jochum
Vinyl 1965
Number of discs: 4
Format: Flac
Label: Philips
DR 15
Size: 3.99 GB
Scan: yes
Server: FF


Analyzed folder: /96k JSB – Matthaeus Passion – Jochum
DR        Peak        RMS        Filename
DR13        -0.97 dB     -19.63 dB     sideA.aif
DR14        -1.05 dB     -21.01 dB     sideB.aif
DR17        -0.68 dB     -23.71 dB     sideC.aif
DR14        -0.78 dB     -20.90 dB     sideD.aif
DR16        -1.05 dB     -23.05 dB     sideE.aif
DR16        -0.60 dB     -23.05 dB     sideF.aif
DR15        -0.53 dB     -21.74 dB     sideG.aif
DR14        -0.70 dB     -21.44 dB     sideH.aif
Number of files:    8
Official DR value:    DR15



  • Alto Vocals – Marga Höffgen
  • Bass Vocals – Walter Berry
  • Bass Vocals – Franz Crass, Leo Ketelaars
  • Cello – Jean Decroos
  • Choir – Niederländischer Rundfunkchor*, Knabenchor Der St. Willibrords-Kirche, Amsterdam*
  • Chorus Master – Carel Laoût
  • Conductor – Eugen Jochum
  • Contrabass – Henk Guldemond
  • Flute [I] – Hubert Barwahser
  • Flute [II] – Leo Oostdam
  • Harpsichord – Marijke Smit Sibinga
  • Liner Notes – Ekkehart Kroher
  • Lute – Hasso van der Westen
  • Oboe – Cees Van Der Kraan, Han de Vries, Leo Van Der Lek
  • Orchestra – Concertgebouw Orchester Amsterdam*
  • Organ – Bernard Bartelink
  • Other [Choirpractice Of Jongenskoor St. Willibtord, Amsterdam] – Toon Vranken
  • Soprano Vocals [Arien, Ancilla] – Agnes Giebel
  • Tenor Vocals – John Van Kesteren
  • Tenor Vocals [Evangelist] – Ernst Haefliger
  • Viol [Viola Da Gamba] – Carel van Leeuwen Boomkamp
  • Violin – Herman Krebbers, Jo Juda

Ripping Info


  • Software: iZotope RX 4 Advanced, Adobe Audition CS 5.5, Twisted Wave 1.9
  • Super light de-clicking with iZotope, significant clicks manually removing, no de-noising
  • DR-Analisys before converting to Flac
  • Converting Wave -> Flac: Twisted Wave 1.9
  • Artwork: Sony Alpha 350, Epson Perfection V750 Pro, Photoshop CS 5.5

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15 thoughts on “HD-Vinyl 24/96 (Philips) Johann Sebastian Bach – Matthäus-Passion (Jochum)”

  1. Tank you for this post. Jochum was the main representative of the late romantic Bach style, with a big Orchestra and big Choir with a certain pseudo spiritualization.
    The other post with Karl Richter was the epoch of pointing out the rhytmic
    It would be nice to hear Bach in the epoc of using historic instruments and in the historische Aufführungspraxis. Trottar

  2. Many thanks for this recording.
    The extensive notes by Jochum are interesting. Is anyone aware of an English translation somewhere? TIA

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