|Leontien A.M. Tiddens said:|
Finest choir and orchestra around
James Shaerf said:
A most interesting recording. The choir sings very well and form a corporate, tangible sound. I found the counter-tenor, James Bowman, to have a glorious voice. I also enjoyed the percussive, ringing voice of Nico van der Meel, the evangelist.
Br³ggen's recording sheds new light on the recitatives. Instead of using a harpsichord, he uss a charming chamber organ which, when combined with a cello, produces an enchanting sound. The choruses are sensitive and the tempos are fresh and springy.
Most of all, I found the chorales to be very suitably played by Br³ggen who obviously has a natural feel for the music. This is a most competent recording. I recommend it to all.