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on 19 June 2015
Bought this to hear the St Matthew Passion, prior to performance. Good recording and great value as includes other works. Recommended.
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on 21 August 2015
A superb set - I love EG's Bach
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 3 May 2011
Such work must not go unappreciated.I am not referring strictly to the musical part, but to the excellent services delivering the product as well. The box-set arrived just in time to make a wonderful present,no delay( 5 working days), in good condition (and a wonderful price), offering high quality sound to an excited listener.In short, thank you.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 24 July 2013
This set contains very fine performances of some of the greatest music ever composed. Baroque music being played on period instruments sounds excellent. All the solo and choral singing sounds fabulous. The phrases flow and are well shaped and the counterpoint is quite clear in these digital recordings, and this is marvellous for interpretations of baroque and earlier music. For anyone who loves Bach's choral works, this is a perfect set to purchase.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 30 January 2012
Lovely clean Arkhiv recordings and at this price awesome value for money boxed set! It would set you back more to buy these performances separately!
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 17 March 2015
Not one of the 9cd's plays without stopping at least once - some several times! I am assuming or at least hoping that I need to 'clean' all the cd's
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24 of 53 people found the following review helpful
on 31 July 2006
I know this will be regarded as heresy, not least after reading some of the reviews below, but then so were the words of the child in the story that the Emperor had no clothes.

In Gardiner's performances of the greatest Bach choral works (I haven't dared to listen to his cantata recordings for fear of what I'd find) I hear lashings of technique, every "i" dotted and every "t" crossed - and the soul of a sewing-machine. All the notes are present (boy, are they PRESENT) but there's no beating heart to these tremendously efficient, stainless steel displays. A particular offender is Gardiner's clipped, joyless, marmoreal rendering of the "Christmas Oratorio", a desert island piece for me. If you want a black and white photo, Gardiner's your man all right. If you want living, breathing colour though - and I for one certainly do - steer well clear.

Not recommended.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 5 May 2013
Amazing collection, excellent recording, a wonderful gift for those that love classical music, especially the master (Bach) in such complete list.
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6 of 16 people found the following review helpful
on 15 November 2006
In view of the anazing opinion of another reviewer who gave this one star, I point out that these records of the St Matthew Passion and the Mass in B minor receive the highest "G" (for Gramophone) Award in the 2006 edition of the Gramophone Good CD Guide indicating that they are "Simply the Best. An unrivalled version, a cornerstone of the catalogue. A real star!". Ignorance is not bliss.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 25 May 2015
was not sung in English and the sound was VERY poor
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