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Very nice recording of a great Passion,
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This review is from: Bach: St Matthew Passion Bwv 245 (Christina Landshamer/ Stefan Kahle/ Wolfram Lattke/ St. Thomas Boys Choir Leipzig/ Gewandhausorchester Leipzig/ St. Thomas Cantor Georg Christoph Biller) (Accentus: ACC10256) [Blu-ray] [Region Free] (Blu-ray)
I really like this great Passion and I do not abhor barroque music played on modern instruments, so I'm enjoying this blu-ray a lot.
The boys choir (the Thomanerchor Leipzig) is not perfect technically speaking (I think few boys choirs are perfect), but this choir has some kind of magic for me and I can't forget that J.S.Bach was its Kantor when he wrote this great Passion (and probably this Passion was first performed in the church where this recording has been made, the Thomaskirche in Leipzig).
The vocal soloists are really nice, specially the wonderful bass-baritone Klaus Mertens (who did an incredible work recording the complete Bach Cantatas with Ton Koopman), singing here as Jesus. The countertenor (Stefan Kahle) does a great work too. He's very young and I think he has a great potential.
The conductor is Georg Christoph Biller (who is the Thomaskantor at present). I think he does a nice work, though some tempi are too fast for me.
Both audio and video are superb.
Please excuse my English, English is not my mother tongue.
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Initial post: 13 Oct 2013 12:17:46 BDT
Marquis De Sade says:
wrong disc are being reviewed
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