J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

St. Matthew Passion

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Maasaki Suzuki
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Bach Collegium Japan
Soloists:Gerd Türk- tenor
Peter Kooij - bass
Nancy Argenta - soprano
Robin Blaze - counter-tenor
Makoto Sakurada - tenor
Chiyuki Urano - bass
Instrumentation:Bassoon
Cello
Choir
Flute
Horn
Oboe
Orchestra
Recorder
Viola
Viola da Gamba
Violin
Voice
Individual Works:St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:BIS
Catalog Number:CD-1000/1002
Year Released/Recorded:1999
Total Playing Time:166:43
Comments:Stevan Vasiljevic said:

Orchestra, choir, vocal soloists and solo instruments sound exactly what they should when performing vocal-instrumental piece by Bach (most adequate sound I've ever herd out of dozens). Every movement, every note is worked to perfection, not just technicaly, but artisticly too. One can truely expirience the drama and a message Bach is trying to convey through the Passion. This recording should be regarded as a milestone and a model of how Bach should be performed.

Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Stevan Vasiljevic, Yugoslavia
Date First Submitted:08/13/2001