J.S. Bach

Recommended (or not) Recordings

St. Matthew Passion

Main Performer
or Conductor:
David Willcocks
Accompaniment/Orchestra:The Bach Choir & Thames Chamber Orchestra
Soloists:Robert Tear
John Shirley-Quirk
Felicity Lott
Neil Jenkins
Alfreda Hodgson
Stephen Roberts
Instrumentation:Choir
Individual Works:St. Matthew Passion
Format:Compact Disc
Record Label:ASV Quicksilva
Catalog Number:QSS 324
Year Released/Recorded:1979
Comments:A fine performance, full of energy. Nicely re-mastered from the original analog recording. This performance in English adds a new dimension to the work, perhaps returning it to Bach's original intent for non-german speaking people.
Acknowledgements:Thank you to the following for submitting this recording and for your comments:
  • Richard B. Wood
Date First Submitted:07/23/1995