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J.S. Bach: St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244 (Matthäus Passion)

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The best St. Matthew Passion recording

Among all 20 or so recordings of this monumental music I have listened, the 1985 production of Herreweghe is the one I come back the most. We hear music of consolation and love instead of a tragedy. I like this version far more than Herreweghe's newer recording. Soloists are at their best, and the chorus produces unbelievably pure harmony.


Genre: Classical

La Chapelle Royale is one of a number of ensembles, vocal and instrumental, founded by the Belgian conductor and keyboard player Philippe Herreweghe. The group specializes in French music of the 17th and 18th centuries. While Herreweghe was still a university student, he founded the Collegium Vocale of Ghent, one of the first groups dedicated to authentic performances of Baroque vocal and choral music. The Collegium became known for its concerts and recordings of German Baroque music, particularly...
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