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Bach: Matthäus-Passion [Includes CD-ROM] - Andreas Scholl (alto); Dietrich Henschel (bass); Dominik Wörner (bass); Elisabeth Hermans (soprano);...
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  1. St. Matthew Passion (Matthäuspassion), for soloists, double chorus & double orchestra, BWV 244 (BC D3b)
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Philippe Herreweghe's Bach performances are like no others: spiritual and deeply felt, but also scholarly, and thoroughly thought-through. They sound collaborative, with the vocal soloists given plenty of liberty, but they also give the impression that there is a singular will shaping the performance into a unified and wholly individualistic reading. Even the tone of the period instruments is subtly different: warm yet pungent, colorful yet blended, sometimes sweet, but more often tart. Listeners familiar with the Bach of ...

Bach: Matthäus-Passion [Includes CD-ROM] 1999, Harmonia Mundi

UPC: 794881478620