J.S. Bach

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Mattheus Passion

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Stephen Cleobury
Accompaniment/Orchestra:The Choir of King's College, Cambridge; The Choir of Jesus College, Cambridge; The Brandeburg Consort
Soloists:Emma Kirkby, Rogers Covey-Crump, Michael Change, Martin Hill,
David Thomas, Michael George
Instrumentation:Choir
Orchestra
Viola
Vocal
Individual Works:Matteus Passion 3CD, BWV244
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:Decca
Year Released/Recorded:March 18th &19th 1994
Total Playing Time:2h 41min
Comments:Lauri Antti Henrikki Pajunen said:

The Best recording that has been made from Mattheus Passion. The soprano, Emma Kirkby is fabulous, she really can see what Bach and mainly her arias are about. David Thomas on the other hand has done better work before. I dont understand why he has left the more natural voice and stared unsing a more Shubert kind of voice. The recording in general is more than satisfying.

Nico Mandersloot said:

A great recording not like the one of John elliot Gardiner, but good soloists good orchestra and also the choir is ok. You should buy because the price is very low ($20)

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Lauri Antti Henrikki Pajunen
  • Nico Mandersloot
Date First Submitted:12/12/1997