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Sublime St Matthew Passion

One of the 'authentic' performances which has been around for a while, it is hard to conceive how Gardiner's interpretation could be bettered. The work is treated with the utmost respect, while, at the same time, being pacy and dramatic. Rolfe-Johnson shines through as the evangelist (listen to No 63 for example). Phillipe Herreweghe has Andreas Scholl; Paul McCreesh uses smaller forces (and is worth listening to as well). However, for me, this is the most sublime interpretation of Bach's greatest religious work. Buy it now!

Biography

Formed: 1978

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Although the English Baroque Soloists was officially established as a chamber ensemble of period instruments in 1978, the group actually gave its first concert at the 1977 Innsbruck Festival of Early Music, in a performance of Handel's Acis and Galatea. Founded by John Eliot Gardiner, the group regularly performs throughout England and Europe. It has given a number of concerts in two London halls, the Barbican and St. John's Smith Square....
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Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244, English Baroque Soloists
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  • £16.99
  • Genres: Classical, Music
  • Released: 01 January 1989

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